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The Way We Were: March 22, 1963
4:30pm Wednesday 21st March 2012 in The way we were
REPORTING to Pickering National Farmers’ Union on the agricultural apprentices’ scheme, Major M C G Ringer (Sinnington), the county delegate, said that while apprentices were available, no farmers were willing to take them because of accommodation problems.
“These apprentices are not local and farmers are unwilling to put them up. It is also difficult to get accommodation in the village,” he said.
Major Ringer said the scheme was a good one and any farmer would be doing both himself and the apprentice a lot of good.
Meanwhile, Mr S Radley reported that the County Executive Committee had discussed a suggestion that milk should also be sold in a third of a pint measure, but it was felt that if this measurement was introduced, it was likely to reduce the milk sale rather than increase it.
• CRICKET lovers in Ryedale and district will be sorry to hear that Baxtons CC is ceasing activities for a year.
It has one of the best grounds in the area, fully-equipped, including a new pavilion and with a bank balance of £93, but the club cannot continue as there are not enough players to field a team.
The ebb and flow of playing strength is first a feast, then a famine. The majority of present day youth do not seem interested in the game. No wonder many of those who have worked hard to provide the means despair.
Baxtons were formed in 1949 and has enjoyed considerable success, not only as a club, but in the running of a well-organised knock-out competition.
It must be a great disappointment for the Leckenby family and founder members who have worked hard for the club over the years. One can only hope that in a year’s time, sufficient players will have been recruited for the club to make a comeback.
The 70-80 outfits were shown by seven models and included many ‘shift’ dresses, semi-fitted coats and suits and glamorous beachwear with striped costumes and unusual sunglasses.
The show was arranged by the Ladies’ Circle of Malton and Norton Round Table and raised £60 for Round Table charities.
The clothes, mostly inexpensive, were exhibited by W Gibson and Sons and the hats by Joyce Scott.
The only man in the show was Round Tabler Peter Greenley, who played appropriate background music at the piano.
From the Malton Gazette and Herald, Friday, March 22, 1963