Thursday, 7 November 2013

Keld Festival makes full page in Northern Echo

Excitement is brewing as the Keld Festival Weekend approaches. The village is celebrating two important events in its history; the centenary of the 1913 dispute and arrival of mains electricity, a mere 60 years ago,
in 1953.
The Northern Echo devoted a full page report under the headline Dancing with the Devil.

Reporter, Mike Amos, did us proud and wrote a superb article about the goings-on in Keld 100 years ago when the village was in uproar because the trustees of the Literary Institute closed the place down when they discovered dances were taking place into the 'wee hours'.  The article includes interviews with Clive Davies, project manager of the Keld Resource Centre and Ernest Whitehead, the only remaining resident of Keld who remembers mains electricity arriving in the village.
Visit to read the full story. Type Dancing with the Devil in the search box.  The article was printed on Tuesday 5th November.

Friday 8th November - Lantern Parade at approx. 4.30 p.m.
Around 70 children from Reeth & Gunnerside School and the 2 Dales Nursery plus a few more will walk in procession with the lanterns they made in school, singing as they go.

Saturday 9th November - Celebration Ceilidh
Keld Public Hall from 7.30 p.m.

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