The Opening of Buckden Garth
Buckden Garth was opened on Wednesday 18th April by BBC Look North weatherman Paul Hudson. There was an excellent turn out at the event, with guests, villagers and children from Kettlewell village school. Paul had kindly arranged a glorious day and the opening was a great success - to such an extent that Paul performed an encore and opened the Garth again for the benefit of the TV cameras. The event was followed by refreshments in the Institute.
Buckden Garth was developed by the Upper Wharfedale National Trust Volunteer Group who raised well over £20,000 to build the outdoor classroom/shelter in the small Garth next to Buckden car park. It is to be used by visiting school parties who can book talks from Trust staff, as an information centre, a bus shelter for the Dales bus, as a hikersí shelter and picnic site. Picnic tables are also provided outside with one adapted for disabled people. The group hope that the Garth will become a useful facility for the village and attractive to visitors.
The pictures below show the opening ceremony which was featured on BBC Look North on the evening of the opening.
For more details of the Volunteer Group and more photos of the Garth itself please click here