THIS week’s selection of photos have been supplied by Beck Isle Museum in Pickering.

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Gazette & Herald: Staff of Lady Lumley’s Grammar School, Pickering, in 1946, back from left, FH Dews, Dr Galambos, L Lawrence, PE Golding, W Gibson, E Redfern, PR Wood. Seated: I Duncan (headmistress), F Austin Hyde (headmaster), JC Preston. Front, ME Broadbent, P Franklin; the village pump in Thornton-le-Dale High Street in 1900


Gazette & Herald:

Road builders on Sinnington bypass in 1946, from left, GA Wood, A Richardson, unknown, unknown, C Headley, J Benson, C Ellis, Mr McCann, unknown, Bill Bower, Tom Tate, unknown, Mr Allanson, S Humble


Gazette & Herald:

Territorial soldiers picnicking in the grounds of High Hall, near Pickering Castle in 1914, before marching to war in France where 74 local men were killed


• From the Malton Gazette & Herald, April 12, 1990

A NEAR-blind Malton man has built a life-size tomb to celebrate Easter.

Andrew Miles, a student at St Andrew’s Christian Centre, in Castle Howard Road, has only been able to make out the difference between light and dark since glaucoma brought his career as a carpenter to an end six or seven years ago.

But he has now put together a 10ft-long wood and wire tomb as part of an inter-church Easter festival to be held in the Milton Rooms. A team of volunteers covered his frame in papier-mâché and painted it.

Pastor David Green, of the Elim Church in Malton, got the idea of building a tomb after an educational visit to Israel last year.

He explained: “We wanted to put on a different exhibition that would be informative as well as religious. I approached the Bible college because I wanted the festival to be interdenominational, and Andrew jumped at the chance – he thought it would be a great challenge.

“He built it in two halves – in only a day and a half – so we could get it through a doorway, though I don’t know if anyone’s volunteered to have it in their house after the festival.”

The festival is on Good Friday and Easter Saturday and Sunday. Other events include paintings and drawings, displays, videos, guest speakers and services.


• From the Malton Gazette & Herald on April 13, 1985

SHAUN BROSNAN was dressed to the nines for an Easter Monday bonnet competition at the Hyde Park club, Norton.

His appearance would have startled his mates in the Falklands, for he turned up dressed as a woman in an outfit that took two weeks to get together, including decorating his bonnet.

Shaun, of Old Malton, a serviceman on leave, took first prize, a bottle of champagne for his hat, decorated with flowers and bows.

Second prize, a bottle of wine, went to Janet Bellew, of Mill Street, Norton.

Judges were Sue Charlton, the National Hunt jockey’s wife, and Norton hairdresser Jill Pollard.


PRIMARY school pupils have lined up an afternoon of holiday fun and games.

Traditional pursuits such as hoopla, lucky dip, roll-a-penny and bagatelle, are being offered at the Milton Rooms, Malton, in aid of the disabled in Ryedale. Four Amotherby Primary School pupils are running the games next Tuesday.

School headmaster Bob Audsley, said: “They have organised the event on their own initiative. All the school had to do was help publicize it by distributing the flyers that they designed.

“About three or four weeks ago we had a visitor in the school from Ryedale Disability Group. I think that gave them the idea to raise money to help disabled people.”