There is a lot to enjoy in Addingham for the next bank holiday weekend on 1 to 4 May, 2015.
At the Crown Inn, the ‘May Ball’ black-tie do on Friday 1st May will help raise money as part of ‘Nadia’s Wish’ which this year is raising money for Manorlands Hospice in Oxenhope where Nadia lost her battle with breast cancer in 2011 and Cruse Bereavement Care which provides support to people who have lost someone close to them. Over the last two years Nadia’s Wish has raised to date a fantastic £7,767.48!
Maria Well’s landlady of the Crown Inn, Addingham, Nadia’s sister Galina Harrison and friend Beck Shaw set up ‘Nadia’s Wish’ in her memory to raise money for different causes which Nadia would have wanted to support, as well as Manorlands Hospice in Oxenhope where Nadia died.
Nadia Shaw (Mitchell) lost her battle with breast cancer in 2011 aged just 33, but her death has inspired family and friends to raise money annually in her memory.
On the night of Friday 1st May the weekends events kick off with the “May Ball 2015 Black Tie” at 8.00pm till late at the Crown Inn Addingham with live entertainment from Ticket 415 and No 1 local DJ Martin Roe. This all takes place in the Marquee and there will be an outside bar and BBQ – Tickets £10 which can be purchased in advance at the Crown Inn.
Following some shut eye, a big fry up (breakfast available at the Crown Inn) and a recovery morning, Saturday 2nd May sees the start of the Crown Inn Beer Festival and Balloon Launch from 4.00pm with live music from ‘Last Orders’ at 6.00pm.
For anyone with any energy left, the Beer Festival continues on Sunday 3rd May at 12 noon with live music from Dr Bob & The Blues Makers at 4.00pm.
As an added bonus and following last years’ Tour de France in Yorkshire, the Tour de Yorkshire’s third and final leg from Wakefield to Leeds comes through Addingham. The route is a 104 mile (167km) non direct circuit going west from Wakefield to the Pennines then north to Silsden Abbey and finally south east on the A6034 to Addingham and along the Main Street cutting through the village from the Silsden end and passing the Crown Inn before continuing to Ilkley and Otley towards the finish in Leeds.
Did you know? In the Doomsday Book, Addingham is referred to as ‘Ediham’, which probably meant ‘home of Edi’ the Earl Edwin of Bolton Abbey. Nowadays, it is a picturesque village with a good pub or two! In fact there are 5 pubs but the Crown Inn is the only free house in this village.