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The Dales

  • Episode: 

    4 of 12

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Mon 10 Jun 2013
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  • Time: 

    8.00pm - 8.30pm
  • Week: 

    Week 24 2013 : Sat 08 Jun - Fri 14 Jun
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Adrian Edmondson brings us more stories behind another summer in the life of the people who live in the Yorkshire Dales.  
This week The Dales is in Ribblesdale where Giggleswick School is celebrating its 500th anniversary.With a night of celebrations planned, including a proms in the school grounds featuring the world famous Halle Orchestra it looks like a night to remember. David Fox has taught at the school for decades and has organised the concert. For him the evening will have a special significance, as his daughter – opera singer Sarah Fox – will be performing at the concert. For Sarah, being born in the school grounds, she really will be coming home to sing. 
Meanwhile, in the remote but picturesque town of Hawes, sits the Upper Wensleydale Community Office, a hub of invaluable resources for local residents. Trish West works at the centre and helps run one of its most popular services, ‘The Little White Bus’ which offers a lifeline to local residents who use this service to travel the local area meeting friends and family. This summer there are plans to expand this scheme with the arrival of a new  ‘Little White Bus’ 
This week Ade Edmondson meets veteran climber Ian Fenton who has been climbing in the Dales for over 40 years. Ian shows Ade the ropes and takes him climbing in Twistleton Scar near Ingleborough in Ribblesdale to see some of the best views the Dales has to offer.