Four miles south west of Wetherby, at the heart of the so-called golden triangle of Wetherby, Harrogate and Leeds is the idyllic location of the Lower Wharfedale village of East Keswick.
This ancient Domesday Book village lies on a quiet country lane which meanders between Collingham and Shadwell. The community comprises some 1146 people, two pubs, two churches, a twice a week post office, village hall, hairdressers, beauty salon and butchers.
The village is a conservation area surrounded by rich farmland and numerous attractive walks. Its history has been chronicled in a highly acclaimed Millennium Book and probably uniquely, it enjoys its own Wildlife Trust which manages large tracts of local land.
In September 2001, it was awarded Best Village in North of England regional finals of the nationwide competition sponsored by Calor and the Daily Telegraph. Five years later, in the 'best of the best' competition, the village was the Northern Regional Winner.
On July 11th 2002, HM The Queen was driven through the village on her route from Harewood to Leeds and on St Valentine's Day 2003, HRH The Prince of Wales spent more than two hours visiting the village and meeting some of its residents. His Deputy Private Secretary wrote later 'The Prince of Wales has asked me to express to you just how much he enjoyed his visit to East Keswick. It is a remarkable village in every way and it gave him the greatest possible pleasure to visit it and to meet so many residents. The community spirit and sense of identity and belonging impressed him beyond measure'.
- Old Star to show big boxing match
- 140 houses planned for Bardsey green belt
- Brown bin collections recommence
- March Parish Council date change
- Bus service to be curtailed
- Village gets ready for big prize night
This annual curtain raiser to the Art Show includes a glass of wine, nibbles, jazz entertainment and the chance to browse and buy paintings. Tickets are £7 from Jan on 01937 572850 and Paul on 01937 573737
East Keswick’s annual Art Show has free entry all day and a wide selection of craft stalls, card sales and home made refreshments. Ideal for Christmas shopping.
The Annual Village Hall Draw Night Supper moves to a new time in the year. All members of the draw are invited to a supper with entertainment culminating with the draw of large cash prizes. Places must be reserved from Malcolm Brook on 572360 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org before Nov 13