The Reading Room in the power cut

The Reading Room in the power cut

It was fantastic to be able to offer (and, to be honest, to use) the Reading Room as a space for the electricty-less to gather after Storm Arwen took down power lines in the area. Now we seem to be…

£560.71, no actually, make that £601, raised for Macmillan Cancer Support at the Rathmell coffee morning

Thanks to Sheila for organising the village’s own 2021 Macmillan Coffee Morning on Saturday 25th September, and thanks to everyone else who helped and to everyone who supported and attended. As Sheila wrote, £560 is “an amazing amount!” UPDATE from…

The future of the Reading Room - Open Meeting at 6.30pm on Tuesday 31 August

The future of the Reading Room – Open Meeting at 6.30pm on Tuesday 31 August

Come to an open meeting to discuss ideas for future activities, and help make them happen.

What would you like for the future of the Reading Room?

Rathmell Reading Room has been dedicated to villagers since 1901, but now finds itself in the unusual position of no longer having a full committee to manage events. At the most recent commitee meeting – the first since Covid –…

"One live pig, two guinea fowl and 100 cigarettes" - High Stakes in Rathmell Raffles of the 1960s

“One live pig, two guinea fowl and 100 cigarettes” – High Stakes in Rathmell Raffles of the 1960s

We’ve been saying for a while that we should add more local history to the village website, and here’s an entertaining article from the Craven Herald 20 YEARS AGO! … more to follow, hopefully!

Meat and potato pie supper - a Great evening at the Reading Room

Meat and potato pie supper – a Great evening at the Reading Room

We live in times of uncertainty and upheaval… but you know where you stand with a meat and potato pie supper. You stand on an unbroken line that extends back to the 12th Century, maybe to Wigan. Of course, it…

Great Christmas Party - Saturday 8th Dec 7pm

Great Christmas Party – Saturday 8th Dec 7pm

Ian and Edith kindly (and traditionally) organised the 2018 Rathmell Christmas Party at the Reading Room on Saturday the 8th December. Tasty meal and fun – enjoyed by all – many thanks Ian, Edith and other committee members who helped…

'Getting Ready for Christmas'. £312.34 raised during the afternoon!

‘Getting Ready for Christmas’. £312.34 raised during the afternoon!

Rathmell’s Christmas Fair took place at the Reading Room on Saturday 17th November, between 2 and 5pm. Below are some photos showing the stalls and goods which were on display to be sold, with a percentage of the takings going…

Reading Room Pound Day raised £420

Reading Room Pound Day raised £420

The 14th April 2018 was another very successful and enjoyable Pound Day, which raised £420 for the Reading Room. Thank you to all who donated items, to those who baked and brewed, to those manned the stalls on the day,…

tonight’s talk by Dan Nelson is postponed

Due to the weather, Dan Nelson’s talk at the Reading Room has been postponed from tonight (Friday 2nd March) to Friday 23rd March (deities and spirits of nature willing). If anyone who bought a ticket can no longer make it,…