• Pupils take the French air

    CHILDREN from Norton Primary School had an exciting weekend in France. Boulogne was the venue for 40 year six children. It was the first time Norton Primary School pupils had been to France. They travelled to France by ferry and coach and stayed at a

  • In Father Postgate's steps

    A READER has asked if I can provide information about Nicholas the Egton Bridge martyr whose rally was held on July 7 at Ugthorpe, near Whitby. The answer was that Nicholas Postgate was a Catholic priest during the Penal Times, a period of more than 200

  • Park miss big chance

    York and District Senior League Division One: Carlton Towers 152 all out Duncombe Park 120 for 8 WITH fourth-placed Park just three points behind Carlton Towers before the game, this was an ideal chance for them to make real headway in the promotion race

  • Stablegirl Anne 'getting there slowly' after horrific accident

    UNLUCKY to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, but lucky to be still here to tell the tale - that's Ryedale stablegirl Anne Blanchard, who is on the road to recovery after getting on the wrong side her beloved sprinter Artie as she attempted to bring

  • Four out of four for Snainton

    HAVING already picked up the Atlas Ward Cup and the Home Guard Sunday Cup, Snainton have added two more cups to their trophy cabinet. Last week, the second team beat Brompton seconds by ten runs to win the Welford Cup. Batting first, Snainton lost two

  • A home from Rome

    THE day-to-day lives of the Roman settlers and the Brigantes tribe of two millennia ago are to be brought to life at a North Yorkshire village. Special guided tours of Aldborough Roman Town, near Boroughbridge, will take place tomorrow (Friday) and also

  • 'Uncle Frank' YFC stalwart

    WHEN a Young Farmers Club celebrated its 70th birthday, founder member Frank Flintoft was proud to be present. Uncle Frank, as he is known throughout Ryedale, was just 15 when the club was inaugurated in 1932. The Helmsley and district YFC was called

  • Show success on the wolds

    AN East Yorkshire village show, which was cancelled last year because of foot and mouth, has returned as a resounding success. The 104th Bishop Wilton Show, which featured mainly horse and pony events as livestock classes were ruled out, attracted crowds

  • Theatre in auction ring at Skipton

    SKIPTON auction market is making dramatic changes thanks to funding from a variety of sources. The auction mart will retain its traditional role, but the addition of new facilities will make it a support hub for the rural community as well. The new facilities

  • Malton market place is 'untapped gold mine'

    MALTON'S historic Market Place is an under-used asset which could become a focal point for helping to regenerate the town's economy, believes Steve Smith, who last weekend master-minded the successful motor show. "It is a marvellous auditorium and an

  • How the show came to be born

    THROUGH the copperplate handwriting and the slightly musty smell of 150 years in dark cupboards, the great-grandfathers of today's Ryedale Show stare out from the pages of the first book of minutes of the Ryedale and Pickering Lythe West Agricultural

  • Battle for transport for children given hope

    THERE are new hopes that the battle to win school transport for children in the village of Wombleton could be won with news of a likely re-assessment of the campaign by county council officials. Earlier this year, worried parents and parish councillors

  • Helmsley scientist's vision of a future for farming

    A REPORT earlier in the year from the Policy Commission on the Future of Farming advocated a radical shake-up in the way the Government supports the agricultural industry. It called for some of the subsidies paid to farmers for producing food to be stopped

  • Omniscience

    THIS human body's not good enough For the fire that dwells within. I wish to be all things at once; To be finally free from sin. Without a physical form, my mind Could wander time and space, Being one with everything At the spirit's timeless pace. What

  • Carnival was a fantastic day

    THE people of Pickering, along with help from Wrelton and Lockton, have done it again. They turned out in force to support the recent carnival with good spirit and humour. The floats and fancy dress were fantastic, as were the banners. I would like to

  • First spell of the season helps Brawby to title

    Ryedale Beckett League Division Two: Brawby 94 for 3 beat Settrington 93 all out by 7 wkts BRAWBY are division two champions following this win. George Rounthwaite showed his class for Settrington with a superb 36. Mick Fairweather bowled for the first

  • Pikes warm up for big Boro clash

    AHEAD of their big pre-season game at home to Middlesbrough next week, Pickering Town won 2-0 at York League side Pocklington on Tuesday night. The goals came ten minutes into each half, Gavin Dickinson and Ricky Greening finding the net for the Pikes

  • Veteran Foxton proves that dreams can come true

    York and District Senior League Division Five: Malton and Old Malton II 248 for 4 dec, Rowntrees II 59 all out The romance of cricket was alive at Mille Crux, where the hopelessly-outclassed Rowntrees players joined in the applause for Malton's John Foxton

  • Relaunch of book 160 years on

    THIS week sees the relaunch of a book first published in 1841, the Theakston's Guide to Scarborough. The book was meant for visitors to Scarborough and the neighbourhood, which was enjoying a tourist boom at the time, and offers a unique insight into

  • Granville's pride

    PASSENGERS on the Moorsbus network are taking a trip back in time with the latest vehicle to join the fleet. As part of the North York Moors National Park's 50th birthday celebrations, park chiefs have drafted in a 1950s Leyland coach to ferry visitors

  • In search of memories

    IN the autumn, Settrington School celebrates 150 years. It was in 1852 that the mellow stone building housing the Church of England school was opened. Next autumn, the school plans a big event to mark the years and remember the children who have passed

  • £40,000 church appeal reaches halfway mark

    A £40,000 APPEAL which has been launched to save the tower of one of Ryedale's oldest churches, All Saints, Terrington, has now reached the half-way mark. Now, to help raise the balance, people are being urged to sponsor one of its 9,470 stones! Dr Peter

  • Museum needs relaunch

    AN ACTION plan is being put in place to transform Ryedale's least visited museum. Malton Museum, in the town's Market Place, has been suffering from low visitor numbers for several years. But a report by a specialist consultant has revealed a need to

  • Lessons Learned finds 'mismanagement' of FMD

    THE GOVERNMENT has been accused of panic and "a catalogue of mismanagement" during the foot and mouth outbreak which devastated large parts of North Yorkshire. The 200-page report of the Lessons Learned inquiry, chaired by Iain Anderson, criticises ministers

  • Bells ring out in Ryedale

    THE bells are certainly ringing in Levisham and Lockton. The Levisham and Lockton Handbell Ringers, known locally as LL's Bells, have come into money. The National Lottery Awards for All programme has given the ringers a grant of £4,251. This means that

  • The flood defences that Iain built

    A NORTH Yorkshire businessman is building his own flood defences after thousands of pounds worth of damage was caused during two devastating floods. Iain Dale, who lives near Low Marishes, outside Malton, says he has been forced to take the drastic measures

  • War hero Wilf keeps secrets till last

    WELL-KNOWN Malton personality and Gazette & Herald contributor Wilf Wise, who has died at the age of 85, was a modest Second World War hero who kept his bravery almost a secret for more than 40 years. While in Malton, he ran the family corn merchant

  • Why change our hospital?

    SINCE writing about Scarborough's cliff railways not so long ago, I've come across a little book of photographs, "Scarborough as it was". It was published in 1972, which goes back further than I can recall, but nevertheless is full of interest. In it

  • My revenge was sweet

    DOES anyone else lose keys? I do regularly. Yesterday, I spent three and a half hours looking for a set of keys that was just there - three and a half hours ago - but went missing immediately afterwards. I had to ring up a very patient and understanding