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Yorkshire Dales Brass Bands

The Yorkshire Dales has a great tradition of brass bands and the area around West Burton provides opportunities to see some of the best bands in the country. The first opportunity this summer will be to see the Leyburn Band, Reeth Brass Band and Muker Silver Band at Wensleydale Rugby Club on the 15th May. Tickets are […]

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Second Bedroom Now Finished

Looking Good! After lots of blood, sweat, tears, paint and sawdust we’ve finally finished renovating the back bedroom! We’re really pleased with the results, and we think it looks much better now. We hope you agree! There’s a lot more room now that the twin beds are gone, so there’s much more space for changing […]

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The Best Kept Village in Wensleydale

Richmondshire Rotary Club has once again named West Burton the best kept village in Wensleydale, heading off tough competition from Ravensworth who came in as the runner-up. 15 villages entered the competition this year, with judging by members of the Rotary Club. Richmond Rotary President Mac Bryant said: “This year’s competition proves once again that […]

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West Burton at Night

We had some great clear Autumn nights here this week, and I don’t normally need much of an excuse to get my tripod out. I’ve also been doing some time lapse videos, which I’ll try to add to the site later this week. [AFG_gallery id=’1′]

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Renovations Coming Along Great!

Now that the winter’s closing in we’re spending a lot of time renovating the cottage for the coming season. Almost every wall has been painted and the cottage looks like new while hopefully retaining its character. We’ll add some more photos over the coming weeks as the work comes to a close. Our last big […]

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Lottery-Funded Updates to the Play Area

Due to a new grant for over £9,000 from the ‘Big Lottery Fund’ children and visitors to West Burton can now enjoy some new playground facilities. A see-saw and roundabout has been added to the existing swings and football pitch, providing a more complete offering. Burton-cum-Walden Parish Council had been looking to expand the facilities […]

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The Burning of the Bartle at West Witton

Every year the ancient ritual of the Burning of the Bartle takes place in West Witton, just a few miles from West Burton. On the Saturday night nearest the 29th August (St. Bartholomew’s Day) a larger than life effigy of ‘Bartle’ is paraded down the village main street accompanied by repeated chanting and much drinking! […]

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