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Community news in pictures

  • Gazette & Herald: Apprentice of the Year and Bricklayer of the Year Sean McClure at work.
  • Gazette & Herald: Pickering Conservative Club
celebrated with cakes, music
and bingo to mark their 100th
anniversary. Pictured are Lee Taylor, Sue
Atkinson, Mr Wardle and Bill
  • Gazette & Herald: Volunteers who took part in the annual British Heart Foundation walk,organised by the Malton branch of the charity and supported by the Malton Gazette & Herald,
have raised more than £700
  • Gazette & Herald: Young visitors with Jill Pearson, who was demonstating the craft of corn dolly making at Ryedale Folk Museum
  • Gazette & Herald: Ken Claridge, left, becomes Helmsley's first Freeman of the Town. He was presented with his certificate by Coun Martin Vander Weyer.
  • Gazette & Herald: Pickering's first sponsored
SASH Sleepout has raised more
than £5,000 for the homeless
charity. Pictured are Hugh Morgan
and John Field
of Pickering
Rotary, and
Sarah Ware of
SASH, with
members of
the Pickering
  • Gazette & Herald: Youngsters enjoy the special 'dinosaur day' at Beck Isle Museum in Pickering
  • Gazette & Herald: Jean Jeffray, left, of Sutton Bank, is presented with an award for making more than 100 blood donations by blood recipient Jayne Snell.
  • Gazette & Herald: Head teacher Chris Pearce leads the way with pupils at Pickering Junior School  as they celebrate World Book Day.
  • Gazette & Herald: Clarinet teacher Robert Coates with some of his pupils at
Gillamoor Primary School who have passed exams with the
Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.
  • Gazette & Herald: A donation of £3,000 has
been made to the Encephalitis
Society by the Malton
The cheque was presented to
chief executive Phillippa
Chapman and Ava Easton from
the Malton-based charity by
John Woolway on behalf of the
Grand Lodge.
  • Gazette & Herald: Two hawthorn bushes were planted
at Willow Court in Pickering as a
belated contribution to the Queen’s
Jubilee celebrations. From left, Susan Strange, PDCS chairman Mike Potter, PIB chairman
Peter Emmerson and Fay Sutherland, warden at Willow Court.
  • Gazette & Herald: Youngsters at House Martins Day Nursery in Malton had a “flipping” good time to celebrate Shrove Tuesday.
  • Gazette & Herald: Pupils at St Joseph’s RC School in Pickering took part in a Day of Many Colours raising funds for youngsters at a school in India.
  • Gazette & Herald:  Norton Primary School pupils learn about the health of their teeth with Janice Smith and Alison Beck from Pickering Dental Practice.
  • Gazette & Herald: Mary Johnson celebrates her 70th Birthday with a big family get together at Kirkbymoorside Golf Club. Mary asked for donations to the British
Heart Foundation instead of gifts.
  • Gazette & Herald: Level three beauty students at Deansfield Court in Norton,  Judith Porter, right, and Natalie
Donovan, present resident Mrs Lee with her winning food hamper.
  • Gazette & Herald: Staff at Alba Rose Care Home in Pickering, from left, Don Whincup, Ann Barnes, Sam Suggitt and
Judith Horrigan, celebrate their long service awards.
  • Gazette & Herald: Adrian Watson, committee member of the Malton Hospital
League of Friends, receives a cheque from Father Christmas
  • Gazette & Herald: Teachers Tim Hodge, left, and Tom Myers join pupils at Norton Primary School as they enjoy their first Christmas dinner cooked on the premises for three years.
  • Gazette & Herald: Timber craftsman Andrew Dzierzek, who is set to take over Ravenswick Sawmill near Kirkbymoorside.
  • Gazette & Herald: Bob Gibson, chairman of Boon Hill Show, presents
£2,500 each to Anne Baron, left, of Yorkshire Air Ambulance, and
Libby Cass of Ryedale Special Families, helped by Reece and Erin
  • Gazette & Herald: Pupils at Amotherby Primary School on their bike training day.
  • Gazette & Herald: Children enjoy the Roman event at Helmsley library.
  • Gazette & Herald: June Scatchard, left, puppy socialising volunteer for Hearing Dogs For Deaf People, with Sonny, at Malton library with Julie Atkinson, service development officer at the library.
  • Gazette & Herald: Emma McKenzie prepares the ingredients for one of the meals for Potato Day at Ryedale Folk Museum
  • Gazette & Herald: Author Mark Morris with pupils who took part in a Doctor Who workshop at Amotherby School.
  • Gazette & Herald: Terrington Hall School choir with Terrington's director of music, Julie Purcell.
  • Gazette & Herald: Jo Paveley,
left, and
Green, of
Malton &
Town Group,
model hats
from the craft
fair held at
Old Malton
Memorial Hall.
  • Gazette & Herald: Trudy Carr with one her entries for Slingsby annual produce show.
  • Gazette & Herald: Year 6 pupils from Pickering Junior School, who are heading off to secondary school.
  • Gazette & Herald: Sixth form students at Malton School held their prom at York Racecourse. Prom Queen was Alice Thompson and Prom King was Sam Coppack.
  • Gazette & Herald: Sixth form students at Malton School held their prom at York Racecourse.
  • Gazette & Herald: Sixth form students at Malton School held their prom at York Racecourse.
  • Gazette & Herald: Sixth form students at Malton School held their prom at York Racecourse.
  • Gazette & Herald: Sixth form students at Malton School held their prom at York Racecourse.
  • Gazette & Herald: Sixth form students at Malton School held their prom at York Racecourse.
  • Gazette & Herald: Justine Street, manager of Yorkshire Building Society’s Pickering
branch, and David Hebden, Yorkshire Air Ambulance community fundraiser, with
some of the birthday cupcakes sold to customers as part of a charity fundraiser.
  • Gazette & Herald: Budding young journalists at
Snainton School have been
brushing up on their reporting
Gazette & Herald reporter David
Jeffels paid a visit to the school
to see some of the news stories
that pupils have been writing
for the school’s own p
  • Gazette & Herald: Miniature steam engine Synolda got a rapturous welcome when it returned to Sand Hutton to celebrate its 100th birthday.
  • Gazette & Herald: Ducks fill the beck at Hutton-le-Hole for Save The Children's Olympic Duck Derby.
  • Gazette & Herald: Bar staff member Matt Petch presents a cheque for £590 to Bob Smailes of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The
money was raised by staff and customers at The Pickwick Bar in the Feathers Hotel, Helmsley.
  • Gazette & Herald: Roger Harley, chairman of Scarborough and Ryedale
Mountain Rescue Team (SRMRT), with Helen and Andrew Priestley and Andy Crossley
during their trip to the Queen’s
Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.
  • Gazette & Herald: Hollywood hits Helmsley, where £3,000 was raised for Helmsley Arts Centre’s charity cinema fund.
  • Gazette & Herald: Two of the volunteers who smartened up the welcome signs at Norton, Malton and Old Malton.
  • Gazette & Herald: Slingsby Primary School pupils prepare for the annual village scarecrow trail.
  • Gazette & Herald: Volunteer litter pickers gather outside the Methodist church in Pickering before setting off to tidy up the town.
  • Gazette & Herald: Sophie
Roger with
fellow dance
leaders during
the dance
festival at
Norton College.
  • Gazette & Herald: Geoffrey Booth, Eliza Treasure, Ray Shore and Brian Wood with their Maundy
money which they received from the Queen at York Minster.
  • Gazette & Herald: Greta Greenfield celebrates her 100th birthday at
the Omega Oak Barn, Beadla.,
  • Gazette & Herald:
  • Gazette & Herald: Pupils at West Heslerton Primary School who are making eco bedding for pets, pictured with Flash the gerbil.
  • Gazette & Herald: Ethel Johnson, 91, aided by James Robson, and 82-year-old Derrick Watson plant a
field maple at the Millennium Garden, in Kirkbymoorside, to commemorate the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton, watched by Rev Mark Brosnan and other
  • Gazette & Herald: Committee member
Gary Priestley takes to the air on the dirt
jumping skills track as the first phase of work at Newbridge Park in
Pickering opened at the weekend.
  • Gazette & Herald: LOCAL groups got together to exchange ideas and information during a Community Showcase Day in Norton. Picture shows Members 
of 1st Norton Guides 
with their campfire outside St Peter’s Church.
  • Gazette & Herald: Clare Russell, of the Skipton Building Society in Malton, has been voted top customer advisor of the year.
  • Gazette & Herald: Eileen Searle, left, from Malton, and Margery Addyman, from Norton, have both received an award for their work for Mencap.
  • Gazette & Herald: Pupils from Gillamoor Primary School pay a visit to Thomas The Baker.
  • Gazette & Herald: Janice Gwilliam, left, with Jacqueline Galjaard, from the Kingfisher Cafe, promote Fairtrade fortnight in Malton and Norton.
  • Gazette & Herald: Ava Mollan, who is the new landlady of the Highwayman Inn, in Sheriff Hutton, pictured with colleague Laura Dews.
  • Gazette & Herald: Age UK volunteers, from the left, Elenor Hepburn,
Margaret Roberts and Judith Brisby receive certificates and
flowers from town mayor Coun Chris Dowie to thank them for their
long service.
  • Gazette & Herald: Organiser Anna Lupton with boxing ace Henry
Wharton at the Carr House Farm charity breakfast.
  • Gazette & Herald: From the left, David Marshall, of St Catherine’s Hospice, band members Lucy Bird, Louis Hall,
Sebastian Bourne, Tom Moody, Mathias Hulskamp and Emily Dore and Tony Clark, of Ryedale Folk
Museum preparing for their fundraising concert.
  • Gazette & Herald: Ex-Great Britain rugby league international John Stankevitch during a vist to Lady Lumley's School in Pickering, where he took part in a motivational workshop with pupils.
  • Gazette & Herald: Malton School pupils Ian Mason and Aya Abrahams have secured offers to go Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
  • Gazette & Herald: One hundred children attended the second Snowflake Disco in aid of Ryedale Special Families.
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  • Gazette & Herald: Youngsters take part in Stagecoach Malton's have-a-go-day at Norton College.
  • Gazette & Herald: The cast of Malton School's end of term pantomime.
  • Gazette & Herald: June Cook, from Kirkbymoorside, receives an award for her Volunteer community work from Dr David Jolliffe, president of Ryedale Lions Club.
  • Gazette & Herald: Malton District Male Voice Choir are looking for new members. Take a look at their website
  • Gazette & Herald: Students from Sri Lank visit Norton College. Students Shafinaz and Bhanuka are pictured with Norton College pupils Hayley Wharrick and Joe Sails, with teachers Mrs Nandani and Mr Ekanayake from Sri Lanka.
  • Gazette & Herald: Ernest Stear, of Silpho, who has retired after 74 years of playing the organ across Britain.
  • Gazette & Herald: About 40 children from junior schools in Pickering, Thornton-le-Dale and Helmsley took part in a Hallowe'en party staged by Pickering Rotary Club.
  • Gazette & Herald: Carving Hallowe'en lanterns at Beadlam Grange Farmshop and Tearoom.
  • Gazette & Herald: National Apple Day is celebrated at RV Roger Lrd, in Pickering.
  • Gazette & Herald: ALEX and Megan Marshall with the cucumber turtle they entered at Rillington and District Horticultural Society’s 88th annual show in Rillington Village Hall on Saturday.
  • Gazette & Herald: Two young visitors join two of the organisers Liz Cleworth (left) and Pat Elener (right) and town crier David Jackson at the Marie Curie Cancer Care event at Malton Conservative Club
  • Gazette & Herald: Marjorie Murray, Jill Waterson, a member of the Malton branch of the British Heart Foundation, Margaret Cockerill, Cynthia Ford and Yvonne Myers at a fundraising bingo evening at Norton Railway Club.
  • Gazette & Herald: Hostess Eliza Treasure and some of her volunteers who organised a garden party at Castle Walls to raise money for All Saints’ Church, Kirkbymoorside.
  • Gazette & Herald: Two young residents come across Peter Pan and Captain Hook on the Foston scarecrow trail.
  • Gazette & Herald: Angela Smedley and Vicky Lester with their children admire the Superman scarecrow in Foston.
  • Gazette & Herald: William and Kate put in an appearance on the Foston scarecrow trail.
  • Gazette & Herald: Wizard Of Oz characters at the Foston scarecrow trail.
  • Gazette & Herald: Sue Brooke, left, and Dawn Rawlinson outside Hunters of Helmsley with their prizewinning butties, which won the first prize in a competition to mark National Sandwich Week.
  • Gazette & Herald: Talented students from Norton College have been showing off their work at an art exhibition. Students Katy Midgley, Emily Alasfar, Charlotte Chilton, Sophie Woolgar, and Rebecca Reeves with teacher Eugenia Payne.
  • Gazette & Herald: Mrs Dorothy Taylor talks to Terrington Hall pupils about her experiences working in the Women’s Land Army.
  • Gazette & Herald: A charity cycle race through the Yorkshire Wolds weaves its way along a road through the fields near Weaverthorpe.
  • Gazette & Herald: Anna Green, of Norton, has taken over VIPs hair and beauty salon in Castlegate.
  • Gazette & Herald: The Leavers' Prom at Lady Lumley's School in Pickering.
  • Gazette & Herald: The Leavers' Prom at Lady Lumley's School in Pickering.
  • Gazette & Herald: The Leavers' Prom at Lady Lumley's School in Pickering.
  • Gazette & Herald: The Leavers' Prom at Lady Lumley's School in Pickering.
  • Gazette & Herald: The Leavers' Prom at Lady Lumley's School in Pickering.
  • Gazette & Herald: The Leavers' Prom at Lady Lumley's School in Pickering.
  • Gazette & Herald:  Joyce Skelton from Malton Methodist church with Malton Flower Club members, from the left, Barbara Adamson, Sally Goodrick, Maggie Tate-Smith and Kay Clyde, preparing to celebrate Malton Methodist Church’s bicentennial.
  • Gazette & Herald: Malton School Year 11 pupils dressed up for their last day at school.
  • Gazette & Herald: Malton School’s new head boy and girl with their deputies. Pictured from the left are head boy Lewis Rawling, head girl Holly Johnson, deputy head boy Joshua  Edridge-Smith and deputy head girl Bryony Hall.
  • Gazette & Herald: Staff at Co-operative Travel, in Malton, who are selling second-hand books to raise money for Mencap. From left are Melanie Strangeway, Leanne McElroy and Kirsty Rudd.
  • Gazette & Herald: A seven-strong team of ladies in pink from Ryedale Voluntary Action braved the elements to take part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life event on Scarborough seafront.

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