Geoff '80 Not Out'
Veteran cricketer Geoff' Deighton's remarkable 65-year career has been made into a short documentary by TV production company Sunset+Vine. "80 Not Out" by film-maker Chris Hay looks at Geoff's lifelong love of the game. The 10-minute film can be viewed by clicking on the following link https://vimeo.com/149950591 Octogenerian Geoff, who plays for Bishopthorpe, also spent four seasons with Copmanthorpe but is best known for his days at Askham Bryan. He played his first game for Askham in 1950 when he was 15.
The film includes footage of his proudest moment leading Askham to victory in the 1975 Prendergast Cup Final and a recent reunion of that cup-winning side at the village's Nag's Head pub.
There are also clips of Geoff batting last season when he went on loan to play for Askham Bryan against Wheldrake and includes contributions from former Askham team-mates Will Knight and Shane Hargrave, the current HPH York Vale Cricket League chairman.
In August Geoff was honoured by the ECB with an Outstanding Services to Cricket Award (OSCA), which was presented to him at Headingley by Yorkshire CCC chief executive, Mark Arthur.
Superfast Broadband coming to Askham Bryan soon
Askham Bryan are to join the digital revolution with superfast speeds being available down our phone lines before too long. Funding allocated to City of York Council for improving broadband sppeds in rural villages will be used to install new green cabinets in village to bring next generation broadband speeds to all residents. The work is scheduled to take place in Summer 2017. The work will mean minumum speeds of 20mbps for everyone.
Visit the Broadband page for more.
Mobile Library - Use it or lose it!
Askham Bryan is lucky enough to benefit from the Mobile Library service. The Mobile Library provides a range of books for adults and children, including large print, audio books and language courses.
You can expect many of the same services that you would find in our other libraries, such as community information and children’s activities, for instance the Summer Reading Challenge. You can return books from other York libraries to the Mobile Library, get your York Card updated and request books.
The Mobile Library visits every fortnight on Thursday between 11.10 and 11.40 and parks near the pond, usually outside the church gates. Follow the link for the latest dates:
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News by ABmail
Would you like to be kept better informed about what's going on in Askham Bryan?; receive reminders about events, activities? Well ABmail maybe just the ticket.
The ABmail service will provide information about issues and events affecting Askham Bryan. This will aim provide updates on events taking place in the village, along with any other issues we feel maybe of interest to residents. For example:
- Village events
- Neighbourhood Watch alerts
- News on proposals that may impact our community
- Updates and news from other Village Groups
- New information made available on the village website
To get receive ABmail emails you will need to sign up to the service, which you can do on the News by ABmail page.