Moonrakers Walk – Ickornshaw & Middleton – Sept 2005
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09:09:09:09:09:09 was a very special moment in time. That’s what Moonrakers taught the kids of Cowling School on Wednesday 9th September.
Members of Moonrakers went into Cowling Primary School, to present and record an assembly on the importance of the date 09.09.09. The children learnt that such dates; where the two digits for the day, month and year are the same, only occur twelve times a century. So there are only three more opportunities to experience such a date before 2100. Well we’d better make the most of them then. What did you do to celebrate it? Maybe next year get more organised!
Children with a birthday in September were involved in the presentation, holding up numbers for the audience to see and wearing hats from the past. The older children worked out how often such dates could happen by saying what the largest digits could be in each category of day, month and year.
[singlepic id=41 w=320 h=240 float=right]Moonrakers then took it further, to arrive at, the ninth second, of the ninth minute, of the ninth hour, of the ninth day, of the ninth month, of the ninth year of the century. 09:09:09:09:09:09. Yes it was a very special moment in time. Unfortunately, as the assembly was at 15.00 hours they’d missed it!
The assembly was part of a move to forge closer links with the school and for it’s children to learn more of the villages rich history. Members have been invited back to the school to tell the traditional story of ‘ The Moonrakers’ and wish to thank the headteacher Mr Smith for his interest and support.
Ickornshaw Moor Walk – July 2005
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9th October 2005, Cowling hosted one of various locations throughout the Craven area celebrating 100 years old motor bus celebrations for Laycock & Stephenson’s first bus in Yorkshire in 1905. Cowling Moonrakers were out in force to support this event organised by Aire Valley Transport Collection, with many members wearing period costumes from the time.