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Saturday, August 16, 2008 02:03
Arrivng in Sutton next week!
Hi everyone, I must say that it was certainly a pleasure to find this wonderful forum online dedicated to displaying the community spirit of Sutton in Craven. I am currently living in London and very much looking forward to relocating to the area on the 23rd of this month with my wife and 16 yr old boy. My boy will be attending the Urmstydd 6 form college in Skipton. I have no idea what to expect but I can definitely say I will be glad to escape the " emergency state" I am in right now. Sirens ring out all day long as the overstretched police force races from incident to incident, mainly violence related. Is life laid back in Sutton? can anyone tell me? I was also wondering if there will be room for a music producer - multimedia designer - web designer - internet marketing consultant? Is there a good business community? how is the local economy? Does Sutton have its share of local talented singers perhaps? What creative community is there localy? Id love to know! I do sense that Sutton has a great history and a community who share that history in many ways. What events take place to celebrate local heritage? I am looking forward to meeting the friendly folk of Sutton! Oh, one more thing. Does anyone know any DIY fanatics? I need to meet an obsessed individual who loves cutting up bits of wood! ( I want to build a work console for my studio when I arrive! ) I know I asked a lot of questions but any comments would certainly be appreciated! Warmest regards , Basil. aka
Sunday, August 17, 2008 19:49
Where abouts in Sutton are you moving to?
Shall I put the kettle on?
Monday, August 18, 2008 14:01
Hey Anon!
I will be residing at main street, are you familiar with it?
Paul Wilkinson
Monday, August 18, 2008 14:27
Hello Baz and welcome! You'll definitely find the pace a lot more leisurely here. If you google BD20 7JS and click on the map link you can see Main Street, it runs from the Park down to the Cricket field. The satellite overlay shows how it looks, although a few things have changed since the satellite photos were taken.
Monday, August 18, 2008 17:39
What type of singing? Are you a budding chart topper, A group of local lads have a band and are trying to make the big time, or choir related. Quite a few in the are - Airedale singers, Steeton male voice, Keighley Vocal & Nelson Arion to name few.

Lots of small one man bands that can do just about any job to a house as well.
Anon 3
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 10:33
A little bird tells me he is a good singer.
The little bird did a google search on My Space?

Baz- where abouts on Main street are you moving to?
Enjoy village life - you will also learn a lot from our website!?!

Don't touch the North Yorkshire Signs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mr Bilbs
Sutton in Craven
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 12:36
I think you will love Sutton. We have been here year and have loved every minute of it. There is a great community spirit, great events, great pubs and a good Fish & Chip shop and a newly opened Indian thats very good if not a little pricey!

I have younger kids than yourself (3 and 8) but Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas (be sure to visit the lights on Rowan Garth - off Manse Way) are fantastic. Add to that the summer Gala and what a year you all have to look forward to.

One thing I dont think you will hear anymore are sirens - you will prbibly find this has been replaced by the tweeting of birds.

We moved from a 'noisy' location to Sutton and it does take a little bit of time to get used to the quiet! :)

Hope you have an uneventful move and it all goes to plan for you and your family.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 15:08
Watch out for the ducks ( there are warning signs ) and be prepared to wait as they are not fast at crossing the road!
Only in Sutton will you find chilled out ducks!
Jacky Dickinson
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 15:44
thank you for your kind comments about Rowan Garth's Christmas lights, Mr Bilbs. The collection box made a massive contribution to the total of nearly 5000 that Rowan Garthers have raised this year for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Sutton is a great place to live Baz. You'll find it really easy to get involved in the community,if you want to.
Basil.... baz!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 16:46
I AM SOOOO EXCITED!!!!!! moving is apparently the 2nd biggest trauma you can have after grief and so in the moddle of our wobbly moment you have all lifted our spirits! I love nice people and I think Im moving to Sutton in Niceness!!!! Hey Paul, We have visited twice so far to see the house and so have seen the area however it is the community and way of life I couldnt realy examine! The house is realy cool, the bedroom has a balcony over it , perfect for my studio area! One thing I was worried about was the possibility of hills as I am disabled due to excessive weight and a small heart issue but I think that part is actualy quite flat. My health is ok if I manage it properly. Although I will be trying very hard to lose some stones when I get there. I did notice that there are a lot of older healthy types wandering around so I know the way of life must be good for the body! But its going to be a little unerving as 75 yr old athletes wizz past me on the way to the chippy!! Anon, I did have an album ot in 1998 but never made it sell as much as I had hoped although my record company did move 5000 units before folding due to bad management! Since then I have been producing others and now have been developing quite an innovativew new record label called " the mobile label" I am always up for looking at new acts and helping them get ahead so this is something I will definitely be getting involved in when I arrive! I love anything creative too, I hear there is a good amateur dramatics society up there? COUNT ME IN FOR THAT! I am a true believer in enhancing life for all so any entertainment stuff I can get into will be cool ! Mr Bilbs..... Im very encouraged by your comments, it sounds like you found the idilic location to bring up your offspring indeed! Even as I type now I can hear sirens in the background ...GET ME OUT OF HERE! Yvonne, chilled out ducks? ....hmmmmm it makes me wonder what people are feeding them!!! Just how chilled are they? I wonder if they have been visiting the local duck dealer? Also I love Xmas, I can easily imagine how the lights up there might be truly magical! When I was up there last we found a little place in the dales called " Linton" have you guys ever been there? it totaly blew me away, it was sooooooo beautiful, a little gem of a village with a crooked stream running through the middle and a small hump back brifge connecting one side of the village to the other. The people in the local pub told us that every year they have a Dickensian themed christmas , this must be amazing as the place was like a step back in time anyway! I might have to go as friar tuck ! or henry the 8th maybe! lol! Any way guys before this becomes a novel I lstp writing, but I can tell you myself and my family are so looking forward to meeting every one! Warmest regards
Paul Wilkinson
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 20:48
Hi Basil. There's a handy little gym at South Craven School, just on the edge of the village. It's open weekday evenings and weekend mornings and I pay something like 180 a year for membership - bargain.
Andrew Monkhouse
Tuesday, August 19, 2008 21:03
Mr Bilbs, You mention a newly opened Indian in Sutton? Does that mean Sutton now has 2 Curry Houses and only 1 fish n chip shop?
Mr Bilbs
Sutton in Craven
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 12:32
Hi All
Lots of bits to get through on this message...

Jacky - we love the lights - we live on Meadow Lea, have Rowan Garth thought about extending and annexing to Meadow Lea also? There seem to be enough of us with plenty of lights to possibly warrant another collection box? Maybe a letter from Rowan Garth inviting Meadow Lea to join in?

Baz - Like you I am a big chap and could do with loosing a few pounds...well stone realy... so I would happily be your gym buddy if you need one - obviously the session would need to end in a pint :), likewise Paul I might join the Gym. Does it get too busy is there enough equipment etc?

I am also a marketing manager and love music so if you ever wanted to draw on my experience I dont mind if Paul gives you my private email address.

Andrew - what was the Italian next to the Chippy is now and indian. Its a bit pricy but I think its a lot nicer than the one in Sutton, I even prefer the one in Cross Hills to the Sutton one. Sorry.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 17:26
Hey Mr Bilbs,

Thanks for the tip Paul, my local gym here charges 650 a year!

Does the Gym in Sutton have attractive staff trained in the art of mouth to mouth in case of my collapsing in a pile of deoxygenated blubber? Also do they have defribulators? or should I wire my self up to a plug?

Lets do it !!!! lets wobble on down to the gym together ! we may have to take seperate sides of the road or wel get billed by the council for cracked paving stones! I realy do need to lose a few stone, a car swerved round me on sunday .... AND RAN OUT OF PETROL!

Id welcome your email adress please, I am definitley up for some marketing activities, I plan on starting a new music scene with any luck! we have the label to sell off so all it needs now is a few creative energetic types on the team and a desire to have it large!

I sense a fine time ahead Mr Bilbs, I would like Paul to forward my private email onto you in order to extend this first contact !
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 18:17
When's the house warming party!?!
Paul Wilkinson
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 21:00
Basil/Mr Bilbs - check your email for email addresses.

The gym isn't usually too busy. They have two treadmills, two cycling machines, a cross trainer, three rowing machines, half a dozen resistance machines, a loose weights area with two benches, and a couple of mats and steppers.

Mr Bilbs
Sutton in Craven
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 22:44
Well Paul you may need to keep an eye out for two very hefty blokes!
Thursday, August 21, 2008 00:34
Hey Yvonne, thats a great idea! Once we settle in Il definitely think about doing that! Just out of interest, When is the welcome party? lol! Paul, do they have decent life guards down the gym or what?
One other thing... is there a decent chinese takeaway anywhere near to Sutton? I shouldnt realy be asking this but the voices made me!!! lol!
Thursday, August 21, 2008 07:00
There isn't a pool so there aren't any lifeguards! For a Chinese takeaway you'll need to cross the border into Cross Hills to the excellent Peking Cuisine. Paul
Thursday, August 21, 2008 17:25
So where is the nearest pool then? Thanks for the tip on Chinese! Well, this is the moment where I detach myself from the virtual side of life and pack up my gear! Next time Im online will be from Sutton in craven! Thanks for all your info and help guys! I will see you when I arrive no doubt! I just hope I can modify the oscillation frequencies of the transporter plasma coils so that we can sucessfully engage the quantum stream conduits. Bye for now!
Mr Bilbs
Sutton in Craven
Thursday, August 21, 2008 22:15
Glad all systems are go Baz. I have duly sent you an email.
Mark Blackie
Friday, August 22, 2008 18:57
that's cool, you're miving into my dad's old house!!

Your son will love Ermysted's, i went there myself. if he's at all interested in rugby, tell him to join the team, we have one of the best in the country

All the best!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008 14:21
Hey Baz,
just wondered if your in sutton yet?
You will love it here, near to towns if you need them and then the lovely countryside... we are so lucky!
All the best.
Friday, August 29, 2008 12:49
Hey Babi! Mark, Mr Bilbs, Paul,Yvonee WE ARRIVED!
We moved into Main street last saturday. It was a lot of fun trying to get a three seat couch up the stairs but after failing miserably we finaly got it through the bedroom wondow into my sons room at the front! Yesterday we took a little trip up to the tower on the hill at the back and WOW!!!! WHAT A SPECTACULAR VIEW! This place is amazing. I sat in the park yesterday and was gobsmacked by the fact that I couldnt even see grafitti anywhere! As I gazed at the surrounding houses with all their individual character and the lush greenery and the hills at the back I actualy felt a glimmer of something I can only describe as a a faint hint of happiness! something I have not had before. I love the sense of time in this place. When I look out of the front door it feels like I have gone back a hundred years! The local shop in Mainstreet actualy has an all wooden front door with no glass! this definitely feels like a touch of the past! I have also spotted routine in the local community. The regular dog walkers, the buses that seem to run on time, the young bored ones who stand in the same places smoking ciggarettes and drinkin alcohol (shame) at night! I have also noticed the dire state of my local freeview signal, I struggle to recieve ITV and channel 4 at night time. I do not know if this is due to weather or other factors. Maybe just my position? Any way I have now ordered a Sky package! I also landed on my feet with the neighbour situation, I am a music producer and Nora is profoundly deaf! result! I also love the friendliness of this place, people have always got time to talk and there is a sense of trust between strangers in the street. This does not exist in London. I think Il probably spend the next two weeks getting the new place straight enough to relax before I start reaching out to my surroundings and interacting more with the inhabitants of Sutton. Mark, are you Chris's son? ...Baz
Saturday, August 30, 2008 18:25
Welcome to Sutton!
Friday, September 5, 2008 17:58
Welcome to sutton Baz, hope you settle in well :D
Tuesday, September 9, 2008 15:38
Thanks Babi,
Paul could you possibly forward Mr Bilbs email to me once again, My computer crashed and burned. Now I have a new one but lost info. Thanks.
Paul Wilkinson
Tuesday, September 9, 2008 15:47
Hi Baz - I sent you an email. Hope you're enjoying life in Sutton! Paul
sue morgan
Kings Arms
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 11:42
Welcome Baz....hope you come and visit myself and my husband Steve....we have the Kings Arms in the village.Our beers not fattening so don,t worry about weight gain....Hope you are happy here. Been here all my life and love it. You can get a Chinese delivered if you order from the one at Steeton...H.K it's called. Best Wishes Sue x
Linda Bunney
Tuesday, November 4, 2008 20:11

Don't know how this forum works and if you get an alert to say you have a response but here's trying.

Having left Sutton over 20 years ago for SW Scotland it is interesting to see folks moving in.

Have read a bit about what you have said and thought you might be interested in the event in the village hall on Sat 15 November - hoping advert will be on web soon and I have started a thread on the forum too.

Please spread the word.

Kind regards


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