Daughters launch hunt for mother’s school

Gazette & Herald:

8:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

OUR family is trying to find information about our mother, Marian Lambert, whom we know attended what we believe was an all-girls’ boarding school in North Yorkshire sometime between 1922 and 1932. She lived at the school full-time from about the age of six to 16.

Many thanks

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

I would like to say thank you for the kind help and advice I received from a gentleman who works at MA Fabrication, in Pickering.

Perfect Pickering

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Through the endeavour and hard work of the committee and volunteers a good family fun day, organised by Pickering Events Group (PEG), was had by all, after early rain, the event was attended by many.

Be passionate about community

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

 FOLLOWING on from Paul Andrews’ letter in the Gazette & Herald on August 13, can design create positive communities, where people can live, work and play?

Tracking memories

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

7:40am Wednesday 20th August 2014

IN response to your article, I offer the following memories of my train travel in Ryedale.

Limiting damage from local plan

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

4:32pm Thursday 14th August 2014

THE disastrous Ryedale Plan was adopted in September last year and there appears to be a damage limitation exercise being undertaken by Malton and Norton town councils to mitigate its impact.

Support for nurses

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

4:31pm Thursday 14th August 2014

FOLLOWING a recent experience, Malton hospital nursing staff have limitations placed upon them due to the nature of their work and employer.

Power blow

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

4:29pm Thursday 14th August 2014

PUTTING things into perspective, I just wondered if some residents of Staxton and other villages, who strongly objected to a wind turbine being erected at Willerby Wold piggeries, would be so concerned about the landscape if they suffered a prolonged power cut and their only source of heating and lighting could be produced from a nearby wind turbine.

Great support

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

4:28pm Thursday 14th August 2014

ON Saturday, August 2, York Inset Scooter Club, assisted by Kirkbymoorside Bikers, held a display of scooters and motorcycles in Grape Lane, York.

Expensive rubble

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

4:27pm Thursday 14th August 2014

AFTER the furore over “brown bin” charges readers may be interested to learn of my experiences.

Thanks to all

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

4:26pm Thursday 14th August 2014

THROUGH the Gazette & Herald may I thank the several passers-by, shopkeepers and shop staff who came to the aid of my wife when she fell in Finkle Street on Friday lunchtime.

Appeal for Land Army memories

Gazette & Herald:

10:28am Wednesday 6th August 2014

DOES anyone remember the cottage at Home Farm, Swinton, near Malton, which was occupied by the Women’s Land Army?

Shale gas is not the holy grail

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

10:24am Wednesday 6th August 2014

THE new energy minister, Matthew Hancock, has recently announced that he sees shale gas as the “holy grail” for the UK’s energy policy and wants to see the time for processing applications for drilling to be “cut in half”. In the wake of the tensions in Ukraine he appears to suggest shale gas is the means to obtain our energy security.

Victim of success

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

10:20am Wednesday 6th August 2014

I WAS interested to read about Harold Larwood in Sports Log, in the Gazette & Herald’s sister newspaper, The Press, July 22.

Cameras where?

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

10:19am Wednesday 6th August 2014

I AM pleased to see Julia Mulligan is “absolutely committed to improving road safety in our region” (More mobile speed cameras for roads of North Yorkshire).

Good riddance

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

10:18am Wednesday 6th August 2014

WITH reference to James Stephenson’s article on Owen Paterson (Farming, Gazette & Herald July 23). Reading through this selective overview on the former Environment Minister’s demise (a demise I whole heartedly endorse) it was his lack of expertise, rather than outside pressure that finally brought him down.

In no doubt

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

10:16am Wednesday 6th August 2014

CAN the Conservative Party afford to lose one of their few experienced women MPs because (we are told) she was “difficult to work with”? A long-standing MP and a chair of a Select Committee does not sound as if she was”difficult”.

Is this democracy?

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

10:15am Wednesday 6th August 2014

THE problem with our sort of “democratic” government is that people like William Hague, who are paid thousands of pounds in taxpayers money in MPs’ and ministerial salary, can walk away from the damage they have caused without sanction.

‘Fracking is coming to an area near you’

Gazette & Herald:

8:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

Along footpaths, verges and fields over a large area of Ryedale, seismic equipment has been set up in the past couple of weeks to test for shale.

Don’t impose plan on us, let us talk

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

IN this open letter to Tobias Burckhardt, Fitzwilliam Estate, we ask that you share our vision to subject our planning to democratic input through the housing allocations in the Twin Towns Neighbourhood Plan, rather than prejudicing it by grabbing all the housing allocations first for yourselves.

Building up fans

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

I WOULD like to say how much I enjoyed the concert by the Shepherd Construction Band when they played for us in Peasholm Park, Scarborough, on Sunday, July 20.

Radio appeal

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

8:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

The readers miss nothing. I recently wrote to local newspapers across the country explaining that an internet radio station would soon be running a programme broadcasting stories of those who served in the Royal Navy, and would love to meet up again with their old shipmates.

Export happiness

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

12:50pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

ON a pleasant summer evening at a campsite set around a chateau in rural Normandy, in France, the Malton School Soul Band, Jazz Band and Glee Club performed in front of campers and caravanners from across Europe as well as local people.

Share our vision and work together

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

4:28pm Thursday 24th July 2014

IT seems to me that the real opportunity presented by High Malton is to build a sustainable community as a natural extension to the town that offers homes built on a human scale, with materials which reflect and respect Malton’s heritage – and creates employment and other opportunities for existing and new residents.

Objections raised

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

4:27pm Thursday 24th July 2014

RE: High Malton Housing Plan. As reported in your columns, pleased as we are for the home owners of Middlecave Road that the managing surveyor of Fitzwilliam Estates is ensuring only 10 per cent of traffic is generated through their estate, we strongly object to the 90 per cent being added to the already large volume of traffic using Castle Howard Road.

Sorry for the delay

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

4:26pm Thursday 24th July 2014

IN response to the letter “It’s not really animal magic” (Gazette, July 16) the RSPCA would like to thank the writer for their dedication to animal welfare and for their support.

Support needed

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

4:25pm Thursday 24th July 2014

WE don’t know yet what the recent cabinet reshuffle may mean for people with disabilities and long-term conditions, including the 250,000 with the chronic fluctuating condition myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME).

Thanks for a great show day

Gazette & Herald: GREAT DAY: Above, Rose Jewitt with her sheep, Pepper. Below, the Hebredian sheep competitionPicture: David Harrison

1:48pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

ON June 29 I attended Malton Show at Scampston Park. We were blessed with a lovely day which made it all the more enjoyable and brought many people out to attend.

It’s not really animal magic

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

1:48pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

I REALISE that the RSPCA is having a hard time at the moment with many pro-hunt MPs wanting to take away the charity’s right to prosecute and many hunts willing to find any loophole in a popular and enforceable law.

Site for sore ears

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

1:47pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

I ATTENDED a planning meeting of Ryedale District Council on Tuesday, July 1, in connection with an outline planning request for a development adjacent to Sutton Grange Farm, which is a listed building located off Langton Road, Norton.

Join the campaign

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

1:47pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

IMAGINE feeling ill but being told your symptoms and behaviour were a natural part of ageing.

What a waste

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

1:46pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

JUST occasionally we hear about food being thrown away because of the date and wonder how can one reduce waste in supermarkets when, at the other end of the scale, Ryedale food bank helps 800 families in the first year, as reported by Karen Darley in the Gazette & Herald on July 9.

War memories

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

1:45pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

I WONDER if anyone remembers or knows the date when Wetherby Road, Acomb, was strafed by enemy aircraft in the early part of the Second World War?

Estate plans throw up many questions

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

10:00am Wednesday 9th July 2014

THIS is an open letter to ensure both district councillors and the public can see in full the issues thrown up by the outline planning application of the Fitzwilliam Estate (FWE), and begin to form comments and objections that need to be submitted to Ryedale District Council by the end of next week – Sunday, July 20 (or Friday, July 18 to be safe).

We will agree to disagree

Gazette & Herald: The Tour de France cyclists line up on the start line at York Racecourse. Pic: Mike Tipping (7913137)

9:59am Wednesday 9th July 2014

I realise that there has to be a cut off for correspondence, but before closing the matter of the giving of £10,000 by Ryedale District Council to the Grand Depart of the Tour de France in Yorkshire, I hope that you will permit me to reply to the points made by Mr. Walker in his second letter.

Criminal waste

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

9:59am Wednesday 9th July 2014

IS Al Capone in charge of the “brown bin tax collection” at Ryedale House?

Amazing show

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

9:58am Wednesday 9th July 2014

A HUGE congratulations to Anne and Ellie Mortlock and the Pickering Amateur Youth Group on their production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Thanks to all

Gazette & Herald: Letters - zxc

9:57am Wednesday 9th July 2014

ON Friday, July 4, I attended, as mayor, the wonderful event of Reydale’s Got Talent in the Milton Rooms, Malton. It never ceases to amaze me the amount of talent our young people have. The standard of all of the acts was so high and they have obviously worked hard rehearsing before the competition.

Day will be more poignant in light of WW1 anniversary

Gazette & Herald: Armed Forces Day aims to raise awareness of the contribution made to our nation by those who have served in the Forces, and gives civilians a chance to show their support

10:53am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

Saturday, June 28 is Armed Forces Day, an opportunity to thank our service personnel.

All heart

Gazette & Herald: Gazette & Herald - zxc

10:51am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

I am writing to ask you and your readers to donate any unwanted household items to British Heart Foundation furniture and electrical stores throughout Yorkshire.

Running to help

Gazette & Herald: Gazette & Herald - zxc

10:50am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

We’d like to ask your readers to get their running shoes on and sign up for this year’s Great North Run – the world’s largest half-marathon – and help fight meningitis with every stride.

Defending views

Gazette & Herald: Gazette & Herald - zxc

10:46am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

I write in defence of the comments made in my Tour de France Grand Depart letter recently published in the Gazette & Herald (June 18, 2014).

SASH benefits

Gazette & Herald: Gazette & Herald - zxc

10:44am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

I WOULD like to say a huge thank-you to all of the people who supported the Midsummer afternoon tea and baking competition in aid of SASH (Safe and Sound Homes).

Wish youth well

Gazette & Herald: Gazette & Herald - zxc

10:43am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

IT was encouraging to read about Pickering Town Youth Council in the Gazette & Herald, June 25, 2014, especially the words of its publicity officer, Chloe Gallagher.

Race is on

Gazette & Herald: Gazette & Herald - zxc

10:42am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

AS the world watches the World Cup faraway and le Tour closer to home, our own town hosts a race to save it from being swamped by development, with days ticking to the next deadline of Friday, July 18 (or Sunday, July 20, if you trust Ryedale District Council to handle your email on a Sunday) for objections to the Castle Howard Road/Middlecave Road development.

Stop moaning

Gazette & Herald: Gazette & Herald - zxc

10:40am Wednesday 2nd July 2014

I AM sick and tired of people moaning about the health services.

Decision to defer was the right one

Gazette & Herald: Gazette & Herald - zxc

2:45pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

MALTON Town Council’s decision to defer to a future meeting a decision about the Fitzwilliam Trust Corporation’s proposals to relocate Malton cattle market and associated housing proposals in Malton and Old Malton is entirely right.

Many thanks

Gazette & Herald: Gazette & Herald - zxc

2:45pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

TO all the kind people in the Ryedale area. It is with great sadness that I leave my position as chief audiologist with Malton Hospital at the end of June. I have been lucky to spend the past four years working with some truly good people, both patients and staff alike.

Be fair to the sport

Gazette & Herald: Gazette & Herald - zxc

2:44pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

WHAt a nasty letter from Peter Walker regarding the donation of £10,000 by Ryedale District Council towards the cost of bringing the Grand Depart of the Tour de France to Yorkshire.

In a sorry state

Gazette & Herald: Gazette & Herald - zxc

2:43pm Wednesday 25th June 2014

THIS week I had cause to wile away a couple of hours during a trip to York. As a youngster I spent many an hour at Hull Road Park while visiting an aunt living in Melrosegate.






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