Friday, 30 December 2016

Pantomime: Cinderella

At Bedford Corn Exchange

On Wednesday 28th December, North Beds YFC met at the Corn Exchange in Bedford to go and see the local festive panto... Cinderella

We had a great time - all the members were clapping and singing along throughout. 

Christmas Games Night

At Bletsoe Village Hall

On Wednesday 21st December, the members of North Beds YFC met up to get into the festive spirit with a few games:

Annual Christmas Dinner

At the George in Spaldwick

On the 15th December, the members of North Beds YFC met at the beautifully decorated George Pub in Spaldwick. 

Everyone wore their best Christmas themed attire... this year this was more than just jumpers! 

Have a look at some of the pictures taken over the evening below:

Above- Alex and Kathryn. Below - Josh and Joe all feeling festive! 

Some pictures of this years cuisine - it's safe to say we all left feeling very, very full indeed! 

Chloe and Josh in the Christmas Spirit...

After dinner, our previous year's chairman Henry and previous club president John, presented the club awards and trophies:

The Hope Memorial Shield for the most beneficial member to the club went to Alex White

Kathryn Beattie was awarded best new member cup

Emma Sharman was awarded the cup for best Junior club member

Jo Jordan won the cup for best Senior Member

Joe Pell was awarded the cup for best Intermediate Member

Henry himself also won the cup for best member

Above is a picture of all of the members who attended the evening

Congratulations to all who won any cups or trophies this year. 

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Ice Skating

At Beckworth Emporium

Mears Ashby, Northamptonshire

On Wednesday 7th December, North Beds decided to get into the festive spirit by getting back on the ice - this year at Beckworth Emporium

Here are a few pictures of the club enjoying themselves:

Brewery Tour

At Phipps NBC Brewery, Northampton

On Tuesday 22nd November, North Beds YFC set off to meet Alaric, a local owner of the historic brewing company, Phipps NBC. After grabbing a beer of our choice, Alaric welcomed us into his small brewery to commence the talk and tour... with a twist. 

Alaric touched on what makes Phipps NBC beer special - however the real charm to this local company, is undoubtedly it's rich history. Phipps NBC is an old Northamptonshire Brewery, which closed down after a booming trade in the Victorian period. Alaric talked in great detail about why he re-opened his family business, plus the history of all of the the Breweries in Northampton - of which there were many! and what makes Phipps NBC in particular special today.

Phipps NBC has its very own well, known as the King's well under the brewery itself, known as the King's well as indeed it was believed to have draw the best water in the area - thus the name.

From this water, Alaric and his team make all of their beers as well as the Kingswell Gin also available on sale.

After the talk and tour finished, Alaric answered our many questions, and told us a little of his plans to expand the Phipps NBC empire further. We then retired to the bar at the front of the brewery to enjoy more of his produce. 

Thanks to Alaric and Phipps NBC again for a great meeting enjoyed by all! 

To find out more about this business, please visit their website:

Monday, 21 November 2016

Tusting Leather Workshop Tour & Talk

Last week the members of North Beds YFC visited the leather workshop and factory of local bag makers, Tusting. William Tusting, the present owner of the business greeted us at the workshop before introducing the business and what they do at Tusting. 

The current workshop in Lavendon is situated near the original tannery that was started in 1875. During the 1980s, the business branched out into the bag making business, which it still trades in today.

William talked us through the different materials that they use at Tusting, everything from cow hides to ostrich, pig, goat as well as many other exotic species. The members had a go at guessing which leather was from which animal, and few of us got the answer correct the first time! 

We were shown the workshop and talked through the process of bag making - we all soon realised it is much more skilled and laborious than we first thought! 

Here are some pictures of the members looking around the workshop:

to find out more about Tusting, please see their website:

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Bubble Football

On Wednesday 2nd November, North Beds' YFC met for an evening of Bubble Football at Sharnbrook Upper School Sports Hall

We were greeted by Terry, the Bubble Football coach who talked us through the basic safety rules of the game, before we were allowed to strap ourselves into the giant zorb-like bubbles and commence playing football! 

Everyone agreed it was a great meeting - even if it did get very hot and sweaty inside the bubbles! 

We went to the Fox and Hounds in Riseley for a well earned drink after all that running around... 

Here are some pictures of our members having fun