HERE is all your latest Vale and Dale news. Find out what is happening in your neighbourhood, check out when your parish council meets or simply plan ahead with details of events taking place round the corner.

Services - Holy Communion will be celebrated each Wednesday in this at 10am at the Church of St John the Baptist . There will also be evensong on Sunday at 6pm. The annual old churchyard service will be held Sunday, June 24 at 3pm. Cream tea will be served in the hall afterwards.

Christian Aid - John Lamey carried out a door-to-door collection for Christian Aid week and raised £314.80.

On stage - My Brilliant Divorce will be performed by the Library Theatre Touring Co in the village hall, Wilsons Lane, East Ayton on Friday, June 29 at 7pm. Tickets cost £10.50 and are on sale at Derwent Valley Bridge Library, Pickering Road, West Ayton. Refreshments will be available. For further information, phone Joy Tomlinson on 01723 862170.

Family reunion - A reunion of the Stockill family is being organised by Kay and Tony Stockill in Brompton Village Hall on Wednesday, June 13 from 4.30pm to 8pm. All members, including all extended family members, are welcome to attend and have a chat over a cup of tea and nibbles. Tony’s grandad, Thomas William Stockill, was one of the last millers in the village at the turn of the last century and the whole family, father, mother and seven children moved to Manor Farm before the First World War. They farmed there until Tony’s father retired in the 1970s. If anyone has any photos, stories and memories to share about the family, take them to the reunion. Thomas told a tale of how, one day, he went to feed his hens only to find they had all changed colour overnight and had become yellow due to the smoke from the big guns bombarding Scarborough and the dust being blown inland by a strong east wind. His wife brought up the seven children, helped on the farm and in the end room of the house would try to help local people with ailments as there was no National Health Service in those days. More details about the evening can be obtained from Tony Stockill, phone 01723 859613.

Community lunch - The Village Ventures community lunch will be on Wednesday, June 27 which is the fourth Wednesday in the month and not the usual third Wednesday.

Church - The service at All Saints this Sunday will be morning prayer taken by Dr Don Jones. The June edition of the church magazine The Messenger is on the church website and paper copies should be at the back of church this week.

School - The  small garden in front of Brompton and Sawdon Community Primary School is being transformed by the pupils overseen by Helen Wright and will form part of Brompton Open Gardens on Sunday, June 17. 

On song - A concert by the 60 strong all-female Harmonia community choir will be held in St Michael’s Church on Saturday, July 7 at 7.30pm. Tickets are £7 which includes a glass of wine or a soft drink. The proceeds are in aid of St Michael’s Church. The choir, based in Malton, is in its ninth year and are three-time winners of the Eskdale Festival Choir Recital Trophy. Tickets are available from Jenny Hellowell phone 01751 431072, Simon Cooper phone 01751 433246 and Neil Harrison phone 01751 433108 or email

Market -The monthly village market was held on Saturday and was lucky with the weather as there were only a few spots of light rain, while several miles away they had heavy downpours. The new stalls did well such as the Clucking Pig, selling unusual scotch eggs, blacksmith Environmental Art and Rumah Home with lamps and scented candles. Music was provided by Hannah Bilson on the flute and the cafe was run by Hovingham Church. The new layout at the entrance to the market with alfresco dining proved popular. The next market will be held on Saturday, July 7.

Chapel celebration - The Rev Tony de Boltz and Deacon Fiona de Boltz led the Methodist Chapel anniversary service. Rev de Boltz welcomed Anglican and chapel friends from Slingsby and Kirkbymoorside. The service opened with the hymn All People That On Earth Do Dwell, followed by prayers. Ian Battersby and Martyn Boothroyd read passages from the Bible. Tev de Boltz’s address was on our church, friendship and fellowship. In all, five hymns were sung and the service concluded by holding hands in a chain and giving a blessing to one another. The deputising organist was Liz Marshall. Cake and coffee was enjoyed afterwards.

Menzown - Brandon Stock from Nawton will describe three months’ volunteering with Raleigh International in Tanzania to the Menzown group on Monday, June 11. Members should meet in the dining room of the King’s Head at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. There is no charge for anyone attending a meeting for the first time.

Car boot - The Kirkbymoorside support group for Marie Curie is holding a country house car boot sale at Welburn Manor on Sunday, June 24 by permission of Colonel and Mrs J Shaw. Vendors can arrive from 7.30am. The event starts at 8.30am and runs until noon. Refreshments will be available. For further details, phone June Cook on 01751 431160.

Classic car show - The third Father’s Day Classic Vehicle Show is to be held at the Moorside Bar & Club, Shaw Drive, on Sunday, June 17 from 11am until 5pm. Last year’s event attracted a wide selection of about 50 cars, lorries, tractors and motorcycles. There is no charge for anyone wishing to bring their vehicles for display. Anyone interested in bringing their vehicle, or if anyone would like a table for an auto jumble, phone Geoff Curtis on 01751 431844 or 07798 751506 or email Admission is £1 with under 16s free if accompanied. There will be a barbecue, refreshments and the club bar will be open.

All Saints Church - The parish lunch will be held on Sunday in the bowling club house. The standing committee will meet in church on Monday, June 11. All Saints junior church is organising a teddy bear picnic for fives and under on Saturday, June 23 between 2pm and 4pm in the church. Children are invited to bring along a parent and their favourite teddy bear.

Messy church - The next Messy Church will be on Monday, June 18 from 4pm to 6pm in the Methodist Church, Piercy End. There is no charge.

On stage - Nigel Heap will be the entertainer at the Moorside Bar & Club on Saturday at 8.30pm.

Ladies Fellowship - There will be a talk about Ryedale Auctioneers at the next meeting of the Ladies Fellowship on Wednesday, June 13 at 7.30pm in the library.

Julian meeting - Members of the group will meet at the Catholic Church on Tuesday, June 12 at 6.30pm. For further information, phone the Rev Tania Brosnan on 01751 431452.

Tuesday Group - The next meeting will be the annual general meeting in the Jubilee Room of the Methodist Church at 7.30pm on Tuesday, June 12.

Open gardens - Kirkbymoorside In Bloom’s open gardens event is on Sunday, from 11am to 5pm. Tickets are £5 and include a cream tea which will be available on the day opposite Chisholm’s Monument. There will also be a plant stall. Anyone interested in opening their garden or joining In Bloom as a volunteer should phone Gaynor on 01751 430250.

Musical evening - The Rev Peter Cross and friends from South Cliff Methodist Church will attend a musical evening at the Methodist Chapel on Saturday at 7.15pm. Tea and biscuits will be available after the event.

Choir concert - The Yorkshire Bach Choir are in concert at St Mary's Church, on Saturday, June 16 at 7pm. It has been arranged by The Friends of Lastingham as a fundraiser in aid of conservation work to the two remaining Annie Ringer windows. The concert is called Three Marys and includes Renaissance works Palestrina: Missa Assumpta est Maria; Sheppard: Gaude gaude gaude Maria; Stabat Mater settings by Palestrina, Padilla and Browne. The conductor is Peter Seymour. Tickets are £12 and included light refreshments. They are available on the door, or can be reserved by phoning 01751 417007 or email

Bridge club - Keith Freeman and Madeleine Webber had a big win last Wednesday at Malton Bridge Club. Mike Jackson and Richard Hilton were runners-up with Ed Robinson and Dave Massey taking third place. In the Yorkshire Congress that took place at the weekend in Harrogate, the Pairs Championship was won by Richard Hilton in partnership with his Lancastrian brother Don.

WI - There will be a meeting of the Middleton, Aislaby, and Wrelton WI tonight (Wednesday) in the village hall at 7.15pm when Tony Nicholson will give a talk called More Secrets in the Attic.

Dementia Forward - There is a meeting of Welcome Wednesday, organised by the Dementia Forward group, every Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm in the village hall. It is an opportunity to join various activities and speak to a dementia advisor.

Lacemakers - Pickering Lacemakers will meet in the village hall on Saturday, June 16 from 10am to 3pm.

Helping online - Anyone who needs support to apply online for a Blue Badge or bus pass can get do so at the library. It is a free of charge service, delivered by North Yorkshire County Council’s adult learning and skills service, in partnership with local library services. Appointments are available at Pickering Library, The Ropery, on Friday, June 8 and Friday, June 29 between 10am and 12.30pm. Phone 01609 533624 to make an appointment.

Domino drive - There will be a domino drive in aid of Pickering Cricket Club at the Recreation Club, Mill Lane, tomorrow (Thursday) at 7.30pm.

Quiz - The Bay Horse, Market Place, will host a general knowledge quiz in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance on Sunday at 7.30pm.

Ryedale Shopper - This month’s trips are to Bridlington on Thursday, June 14, price £7, and Wednesday, June 27 to Northallerton, price £8. The following month the minibus will go to Scarborough on Thursday, July 12, price £7, and Harrogate on Thursday, July 26 price £8. For more information, or to book a place, phone 01653 699059 or 01653 698888. The pick-up points and times are as follows, Roxby Road, Thornton-le-Dale 9.15am, Eastgate/Hawthorne Lane 9.25am, Eastgate car park 9.30am, Ingsgarth 9.33am, Westgate/Manor Drive 9.35am, and Middleton Road/Northway 9.40am.

PEEMS - There will be a meeting of the Pickering Experimental Engineering and Model Society at the RVS Building, Hungate, today (Wednesday) at 7pm when Chris Blackstone will give a talk called Progammable Logic Controllers.

Bridge club - Winners of the latest session of duplicate bridge were George Goodall and Anne Avery with 58.73 per cent. In joint second place with 53.17 per cent were Isa Eggleston and Sue Hardman and the partnership of Gill Hardcastle and Sue Pearson.

Charity fundraiser - Pickering’s Recreation Club, Mill Lane will stage a charity Country Classics evening on Saturday, June 30. The show will include solo tributes to great country artists including Hank Williams, Tom McGraw, Willie Nelson, Don Williams, Charlie Rich and Vince Gill. Tickets costs £12 which includes a pie and peas supper. Tickets are available from the Recreation Club, phone 01751 473317 or from Dunning Butchers shop, Bridge Street, phone 01751 472627.

At Buckingham Palace - Ken Keld, of Cayton, who is secretary of the local branch of the Korean Veterans Association and the Pickering and District branch of the Green Howards Association will be attending a garden party at Buckingham Palace tomorrow (Thursday). He will be presented to the Princess Royal at the garden party which is being held in honour of the Not Forgotten Association
Ryedale Sports Club - The Thornton Road-based club, which was established in 1960, is looking for new members to participate in the sports on offer - croquet, tennis, football, and table tennis. Anyone interested should email the club at or visit its website

Farmers’ market - The monthly farmers’ market will be held in the market Place on Thursday, June 21 from 8.30am onwards.

On Board - There will be a meeting of the games group On Board on Sunday in the Friends’ Meeting House, astlegate from 6pm to 8pm.

Cinema - The Kirk Theatre, Hungate, is screening the film Darkest Hour today (Wednesday) at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.
Super draw - Pickering Town Football Club’s weekly draw for £675 was not won last week. The numbers were 4, 33 and 1. This week’s draw will be increased to £750. To enter the draw costs £1 per week per entry. To join see any Pikes committee member or call at Dunning Butchers shop, Bridge Street.

Carers’ meet - On Wednesday June 20,from 10am to noon at the Friends’ Meeting House, Castlegate, there will be a meeting for carers to have a chat, a cup of tea and a chance to meet new people and make friends for carers.

Musical Memories - There will be a meeting f Musical memories in the library  on Monday, June 25. This is a new venue for this session, which will run from 11am to noon. The aim is to provide sessions where people can meet up with friends to sing some songs together and have a cup of tea. It is a community interest company and is a not-for-profit company. A minimum voluntary contribution of £3 per person, which includes refreshments, is requested.

Quiz time - Eight teams playing for £60 in prize money took part in Jennie’s mega quiz in the Fleece Inn. The winners with 67 points were Honeymooners, second were The Who (62) and third Team @ the Bar (61). The £15 jackpot was won by Sue’s Crew. Gary’s team won the Sunday night quiz. Jennie’s next mega quiz will be on Friday, June 15.

St Martin’s Church - The Rev Richard Firth, assisted by reader Judith Dean, presided at the 9.30am service of BCP Holy Communion on Sunday. Judith preached on the nature of the life of faith and used the Bible reading where the apostle Paul likens each of us to clay pots that contain the foundations of life. Judith illustrated her address with horticultural clay pots that come in all sizes and conditions, yet all can produces a good crop if well maintained. Edna Burton accompanied the hymns on the piano, Carol Beswick and Enid Plevey were the sidespersons and Trish Winlayson and Elizabeth Chapman served refreshments. Judith preached again at the 11am service of modern worship, which she also led. Tim Cremer led the intercessions and Mary Otway read. The sung worship was led by Richard Fuller with Steve Raettig, Chloe Proctor and John Taylor. Jenny and Duncan Bland ran the children’s Sunday Club. Jo Taylor was the sidesperson, Esme Raettig took the offering and Helen Swallow served refreshments after the service.

Family fundraiser - There will be a table top sale and craft fair in the village hall on Sunday from 10am to 2pm. The proceeds will go towards a bench in memory of Jane Cawood. Attractions include a tombola, children’s activities, bouncy castle, cake stall, tea and coffee. Phone Tracy Vitty on 07432 506392 to book a table. For further information, or to make a donation , phone Boo Wharton on 0787 56860 or Kay Miles on 07376 465729.

Community club - Five premium gins will be on offer to taste at the Gin Show at the Community & Sports Club on Friday. Tickets for the event are £25. To get tickets log onto:

Auction - There will be an auction in aid of the village hall maintainence fund on Friday, June 29, in the hall. Viewing starts at 7pm with the auction at 7.30pm. There are more than 40 lots including day’s racing at Beverley, Ripon and Thirsk, FlamingoLand tickets, family tickets to Burton Agnes Hall, Nunnington Hall and Wolds Way Lavender, golf for four at Scarborough North Golf Club, guided tour of museum and afternoon tea for six at Grange Farm, East Heslerton, annual membership of Scampston Hall and Walled Garden.

St Hilda’s - The service at St Hilda’s Church on Sunday at 10.30am will be led by Barbara Grice.

Village show - Schedules are available for the show which will be held on Sunday, August 12 in the village hall from 1pm to 3.30pm. Entry is free. A raffle will be drawn at 3pm. There will be an after show barbecue in the car park of the East Riding pub from 4pm onwards.

Super heroes - Messy Church is holding super hero birthday party at the Methodist Church on Saturday. Youngsters are invited to dress up as their favourite super hero and join the birthday tea, crafts and games at 4.45pm.

Tea party - Sherburn Ladies group is hosting afternoon tea in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care in the village hall from Saturday. The new start time is 2.30pm with a finish at 4pm.

Community Café - The café is open in the village hall each Thursday from 9am to 11.30am with proceeds going towards village hall funds. Play facilities for children are available.

Letters draw - The letters drawn on Saturday in Sherburn FC’s weekly fund-raising draw were B, G and Z. As there was no winner, the prize fund this week will be £360.

Methodist news - The coffee morning hostess was Judith Ruston and donations for coffee continue to be given to the Air Ambulance. The coffee morning on Tuesday, June 12, will be the annual big brew event to raise awareness of the Fairtrade movement. The craft club continues to meet on Thursdays from 1.30pm, just bring your craft and come along and join in. The Holy Communion service was led by the Rev Martin Calver who read the Parable of the Great Feast and explained how important it was to nurture and befriend, not just one another, but all those we meet. Worship this Sunday will be held at 10.30am and will be led by Lorraine Booth.

Pub session - A new singaround/mixed session starts this month at the Buck Inn. People can sing, with or without accompaniment, play tunes, recite poetry or just go and listen. The first session starts at 8pm on Tuesday, June 26 and on the fourth Tuesday of the month thereafter.

Gala day - Thornton-le-Dale Bowls Club are holding a gala day and Whistle Stop competition on Sunday. Phone 01751 472529 to enter.

Pilates - Classes restarted in cricket pavilion this week. The sessions, costing £6, will be held for a further five weeks on Tuesdays. For further information phone Cheryl on 07988 106862 or email

Knit & natter, sew & craft - Anyone who sews, knits, does crochet or any other craft can go to a session in the cricket pavilion today (Wednesday). Drinks will be available. It is £2 to enter. For more details phone Pam on 07891 814017 or email

Monthly drop-in - The next monthly drop-in session in the cricket pavilion will be tomorrow (Thursday) between 2pm and 4pm.There will be tea, coffee, home baking available by donation. Games of pool, cards and dominoes can be played. There will be a small selection of second-hand books and magazines to browse through and take home by donation.

Open house - Volunteers will be serving tea, coffee, cold drinks, home baking and bacon sandwiches on Saturday and Sunday from 10am till 1pm in the cricket pavilion to raise money for the cricket club and the running of the pavilion. 

Domino drive - There is a domino drive to raise funds for the village hall today (Wednesday) at 7.30pm. It is £1.50 to play and includes tea and biscuits.