Our Very Own Nonagenarian, John Harrison, Celebrates!

Our very own Nonagenarian parties into the night, John Harrison celebrates his 90th birthday with the village! The family of John Harrison worked very hard to make sure that their father had the best birthday ever. Secretly they invited the…

Rathmell Back Lane bridleway improvements

          The Back Lane in Rathmell is a designated bridleway but over a period of wet Summers and Winters it had become almost impassible. The Layhead Farm Cottages entrance was at one time so deep in…

Rest Awhile on new seat

The Ribble Banks Parish Council has donated £500 for a seat for the residents and visitors of Rathmell village so they could ‘Rest Awhile’ after walking up Hesley Lane or via the Back Lane from Rathmell, which has also been…

Rathmell Rovers Calendar 2014

After the resounding success of its 2012 calendar, Rathmell is to produce another Rathmell Rovers Calendar in 2014, under the auspices of local graphic designer Margaret Swift, who together with Vanessa Stone will oversee the project again. The calendar is…

Saturday 6th July 2013. What a fantastic weekend:  fabulous weather – the first proper heat wave for years,  the British & Irish Lions win their rugby test series ‘down-under’ and Andy Murray becomes the first Wimbledon Men’s  Champion for 77 years…AND……

2013 – The Year of the Buttercup

The popular claim is that there are more buttercups in the fields this year than at any time in living memory. This is despite the fact that the traditional hay meadow , of which the buttercup was an integral part,…

Brocklands wins People’s Award

  In a unique new award based on the experience of bereaved families across the UK, Brocklands Woodland Burial, Rathmell has been named the best Natural Burial Ground in Yorkshire. The Natural Death Centre Charity scrutinised the written accounts of…

Winners and losers

                        Race Night, 15th September 2012 Rathmell Reading Room opened its doors at 7.30 on Saturday evening for a Race Night. It was well supported and everybody had a good…