The award-winning Upper Wensleydale Newsletter, created in 1995, is distributed monthly throughout the area.
Its purpose is to inform, educate and entertain and it has a wide readership with many people contributing articles and news.
It is entirely voluntary and depends on a considerable number of people; committee, office staff, writers and distributors.
It is printed by Wensleydale Press, Hawes.
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This site includes copies from February 2005 (Issue 100) onwards and a list of the main features before that with dates.
These Online documents are available in Portable Document Format or PDF. The average issue comprises of about 36 pages with a file size between 600kb and 10mb. Download time will depend on your download speed, but is well worth the wait.
Archive copies can be read at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes or at the British Library in Boston Spa, Tadcaster.
• See an alphabetical list of the main feature articles that have appeared in the newsletter...
Boxed adverts: £6 (small), £12 (medium), £18 (large).
There is a big reduction for six issues or more, so for six issues the totals are:
£25 (small), £50 (medium) or £75 (large)
What’s ons (non-commercial) are free
Contacts for adverts:
For Hawes area and westward:
Barry Cruickshanks, Ashfield, Hardraw: 01969 667458
For elsewhere: Sue Duffield, Fellside,
Thornton Rust: 01969 663504
If you would like to receive the Newsletter by post every month the cost is £12 per annum.
Please send a cheque for this amount (made out to the Upper Wensleydale Newsletter) plus your full address details to
Janet Thomson, Stone House, Thornton Rust, DL8 3AW.
Barry Cruickshanks (Hardraw),
Alastair Macintosh (Hawes)
Treasurer Janet W. Thomson (Thornton Rust)
Malcolm Carruthers (Helm)
Kevin Davis (Redmire)
Sue Duffield (Thornton Rust)
Karen Jones (Helm)
Neil Piper (Thoralby)
Karen Prudden (Bainbridge)
Peter C. Wood (Hawes)
Email is our preferred method of contacting the Newsletter for all
general queries, news, articles, reports, letters, what’s on dates,
competition entries, suggestions and comments...
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