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New domino tables help keep Conistone with Kilnsey connected

A 20-year tradition which saw the North Yorkshire community of Conistone with Kilnsey come together for a festive domino drive will continue for many more years thanks to a helping hand from Quickline.

The annual Christmas event has taken place for more than two decades for the Upper Wharfedale residents but was in danger of being cancelled after the tables used for the dominoes became riddled with woodworm.

However, an application made to rural broadband provider Quickline for just over £900 was successful and a donation from the community fund was made to cover the cost of the new furniture.

Liz Appletonhall who organised the event, said it was a great success with more than 50 people attending and enjoying the festivities which included a pie and pea supper as well as the dominoes.

She said: “We had children from the age of 10, right through to retired farmers in their 80s playing and enjoying the games.

Residents of Conistone with Kilsney enjoying the 20 year old tradition at the village hall.

“We also raised vital funds to enable us to keep the village hall open for the community.”

The tables will now be put to regular use for community events at the hall, enabling local people to get together more often.

Julie Holmes, Social Values Manager at Quickline, said: “It’s wonderful to see our community funding going to such brilliant causes that let people to meet and hold events and activities.

“We were delighted to be able to help rescue this annual occasion for the people of Conistone with Kilsney and long may the domino drives continue.”

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