151a Main Street (behind Memorial Hall)
Emergencies – Tel. 999
Non-emergencies – Tel. 111
151b Main Street,
Tel. 01943 831462
Community Public Library
Please note that from 27 February 2017 the Library will be relocated and operate from a portacabin in the Memorial Hall car park. Opening hours unchanged, see below. Temporary phone number: 0758 210 2314. This is to allow a major renovation of the Library and School Room. Note that no WiFi is available at this site.
The Community Library is run by a team of volunteers.
Services include courses for computer beginners (contact the Library for more details).
Story time sessions for the under 5s: Tuesday mornings during term time (in the Old School room).
The Old School, Main Street, Addingham
Free WiFi now available in Library and Old School Room above.
Opening times:- Tuesday: 9am – midday; Thursday: 2pm – 6.00pm; Saturday: 9.30am – midday.
ADDINGHAM CLARKE FOLEY CHARITABLE TRUST
It all began in Ireland around 1870, when a shepherd called Martin Clarke, married Bridget Clinton.
At the time of the potato famine Martin and Bridget left Ireland and came to Addingham. They settled in Low Mill and whilst Martin worked as a stone dresser and a farm labourer, their seven children all worked in the mill.
Eventually, all the children emigrated to America and that is where the story really begins.
Their daughter, Sarah married an attorney, Mr Foley, and became Sarah Foley, hence the Clarke Foley Trust, and they bought tenement property in what turned out to be Manhattan.
When the land was redeveloped, not surprisingly, Sarah found herself extremely wealthy.
Sarah died, childless in 1972, and wanted to remember her beginnings in Addingham. Her brother, James Clarke, came to England and went to see the Bishop of Leeds, Bishop Wheeler, and asked him to distribute monies to Addingham and Ilkley.
The initial gift to the village of Addingham amounted to £50,000 of which £5,000 was given to the Memorial Hall to pay off its then overdraft, and the balance was to be invested to help the elderly of Addingham.
Since the establishment of the fund, some small further contributions had been received. However, in 2010, the charity received a significant legacy from the late Phyllis Holmes which has a major impact on the size of the Fund. The fund is currently worth in the region of £750,000.
Only the Income can be distributed, the Capital has to be preserved. The Trustees meet each year to determine the amount that shall be distributed in the form of Vouchers that can be used in the Village shops. The distribution of vouchers takes place on the third Tuesday in November each year.
The charity can also support any individual needs of the older people in the village. If you know of anyone who is suffering hardship please contact the Trust Chairman, Mr Alan Jerome on Addingham 01943 830267. The same can also apply to any clubs & societies that cater for the elderly in the village.
Neighbourhood Policing Team
Non-emergency telephone – 101 Emergency – 999
Addingham – The Crown Car Park, Bolton Road (Bottle Bank)
Ilkley – Golden Butts Road, Central Car Park & Tesco Supermarket.