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Menston glam evening for Callum; Menston restaurant up for Yorkshire award; Menston gets a column in the local free paper

Book now to be shaken and stirred in your glad rags in November; Menston’s cordon bleu Indian restaurant nominated for an award; Menston gets a column in the local Wharfe Valley TimesClick on any of the titles below to go direct to the story.

Raising money for Callum with James Bond
Menston’s Indian restaurant short-listed for an award
Menston events column in Wharfe Valley Times

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Poster for the James Bond Casino Night in Menston to raise money for Callum HallA glam evening to help Callum Hall

Menston residents will surely remember the terrible experience of former St Mary’s pupil Callum Hall, who stepped on a sea urchin while on holiday and is now paralysed from the waist down as a result.

Kate Sotheby, who lives in Menston, is determined to help and is organising a James Bond Casino Night charity event at the end of November at the High Royds Social Club. Money raised will go to the Callum Hall Trust to help with funding on-going physio and care, as well as equipment which the NHS does not provide.

Put 7.00pm, Saturday 30 November in your diary or, better, buy a ticket at Menston Post Office, High Royds Social Club or email Kate at kate_events@aol.co.uk. It sounds as though it will be great night, with a “fizz reception”, red carpet, pay to play casino, live music, a DJ and bar. Dress is ‘formal’ and there’s a prize for the “most glamorous guest”. Tickets are just £10.

Kate is looking for sponsors for the event, and people to donate prizes for the raffle and casino to ensure Callum receives as much money as possible; everything raised on the evening will go directly to him.

The evening will stay in the Events listing until it happens, so brief contact details will be there until the event if you need them.

According to the listing on this site there are about 70 businesses in Menston so it would not take much from each one to make a substantial contribution to Callum’s care. And they’ll get publicity at the event, on this site and elsewhere.

The 1875 shortlisted

Menston’s Indian restaurant over the booking hall at Menston railway station, the 1875, is one of four dining places in the county shortlisted for the ‘Deliciously Yorkshire Award’ for ‘Best use of local produce on a hotel or restaurant menu’. The winner will be announced and award made at an award ceremony with a superb dinner at the National Railway Museum in York on 25th September. Tickets, including the dinner, are £55. For further information go the the Deliciously Yorkshire website, or contact Manjinder at the 1875 restaurant, telephone 871811.

While you’re doing that you could book for one of the 1875’s ‘Christmas Party’ festive lunches or dinners. Devised and cooked by the restaurant’s Michelin Star trained Indian chefs, they are from £17.95 per person.

Menston events now featured weekly in Wharfe Valley Times

As part of a revamp of the local free paper, the Wharfe Valley Times, a weekly column featuring events in Menston and Otley has been introduced beginning with this week’s edition, dated Thursday 19 September.

Those ‘in the know’ might recognise the author as having just a bit of a connection with this website!

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Two Menston businesses innovate – a world first; a modern approach to Pilates

Menston village restaurant scores a world first – English Sunday lunch with Indian flavours

In Menston village, a traditional Sunday lunch with hints of Indian haute cuisine cooking? It was launched last Sunday by Menston’s only dine-in Indian restaurant, The 1875 at Menston railway station. (Read more below)

Menston restaurant '1875' owner Manjinder Singh Sarai receiving the 'Excellence in Customer Service' award from Kate Hardcastle

Menston restaurant ‘1875’ owner Manjinder Singh Sarai receiving the ‘Excellence in Customer Service’ award from Kate Hardcastle

Modern Pilates the basis of Menston business make-over

A long-established Menston village ‘fitness’ business has recently had a make-over as The Studio to highlight its ‘Modern Pilates’ training, both for people who wish to engage in Pilates exercises and for the training of ‘modern Pilates’ trainers. (Read more below)

Menston village Pilates studio with Christine North-Minchella with a model of the spine

Menston Village Pilates centre; Christine North-Minchella in the studio with the model of a spine used to show how Pilates can help alleviate back pain

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1875Award_thmbMENSTON VILLAGE RESTAURANT SCORES A WORLD FIRST – ENGLISH SUNDAY LUNCH WITH INDIAN FLAVOURS (continued from above)

This interesting innovation was launched at The 1875 restaurant with a ‘VIP’ lunch on Sunday 11 August, at which the list of local business people was headed by Kate Hardcastle, among other things a Business Woman of the Year, Mum of the Year and who this year became a director of Bradford Bulls.

August could be the time to try this different Sunday lunch as there’s a special offer until the end of the month: a booking for two brings one free starter from the ‘a la carte’ menu; a booking for four gets you one free main course. The basic price is £9.99 (£6.99 for under 10s). On Tuesday to Saturday evenings there is an ‘Early bird’ menu for £9.95, 5.30 to 6.45pm (closed Mondays and Sunday evenings).

The 1875 uses local produce if possible and all meat and poultry for all dishes are sourced in Yorkshire. The Sunday lunch (12.30 to 3.30pm) menu will vary around the ‘roast of the day’ – pork, lamb, chicken or beef and other seasonal joints – all served with Indian sides and trimmings. Vegetarian options are served too.

As the main roast varies it would be a good idea to check what it will be on the Sunday you wish to eat there in case you do not eat some meats.

Owner of the 1875, Manjinder Singh Sarai, says “we genuinely don’t know anywhere else in the UK, nor in the world, that is offering this”. The menus are created by Michelin Star trained chef, Vivek Singh Kashiwale.

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Pilates_1000327_ed2_thmbMODERN PILATES THE BASIS OF MENSTON BUSINESS MAKE-OVER (continued from above)

The Studio, discreetly tucked behind a large house at 9a Cleasby Road, is run by specialist personal trainer Christine North-Minchella BSc PGCE YMCA. With a small but bright and airy studio, it caters for eight clients at one time who can also rest and socialise over a coffee in the garden in good weather or the adjacent conservatory when it’s not so good. Parking is no problem even when the road is cluttered with commuters’ cars as its own car park inside the gate caters for eight vehicles.

Christine specialises in Pilates for older adults and women who are pregnant, catering also for people with osteoporosis or following hip or knee replacements. The small groups mean “I can give individual attention to each person in the studio”, she says.

She will only train with ‘modern Pilates’, commenting that “Joseph Pilates, were he alive now with modern knowledge, would agree that some of his exercises are now contra-indicated”. These are not used in modern Pilates as taught by Christine.

Pilates exercises of this kind can also help with back pain problems, she says, citing participants in the courses who say they have become a ‘new person’ as a result of the Pilates.

The Studio also runs courses in ‘Modern Pilates’ for Pilates instructors/teachers. Not only Pilates however, there are personal trainers, general fitness courses and small group yoga.

Long term residents of Menston may remember 9 Cleasby Road as a veterinary practice, so there has been a business there for more than a quarter of a century. The Studio caters now strictly for people, but maybe pets could benefit from Pilates too; who knows?