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.


Pop-up archive - North Yorkshire Record Office will bring a pop-up archive to Allerston Village Hall on Wednesday, July 11. Opening at 11am, it will include local and family history records relating to Allerston, Ebberston and Wilton. Everyone welcome. Free entry and refreshments. Phone Mary on 01723 859918.


Church Teas - St Nicholas’ Church’s first afternoon tea of the season took place on June 16 and was well-supported despite the rainy weather. The next one takes place on Saturday, July 7, from 11.30am to 4pm, and everyone is welcome. Further dates are Saturday, August 4 and Saturday, August 25. All proceeds to the church funds and there are toilet facilities available.


Stockill Reunion - A very enjoyable evening was spent catching up, reminiscing and generally getting to know relations again. Many addresses and phone numbers were exchanged. Organisers had old photos displayed of people who they now can name thanks to help from other relations, and Grandad’s diary was a great talking point on many subjects. Although a number of people could not attend they showed an interest and organisers will be in touch with them on another date. Organisers would like to thank all who helped the evening to go so well for so many.

Cricket club - The hot and sunny weather we are experiencing at present has made matches rained off a thing of the past. The matches scheduled for July are: July 7 - Brompton 1st v Sherburn; July 14 - Brompton 2nd v Sherburn 2nd; July 21 - Brompton 2nd v Wykeham 3rd; July 28 - Brompton 2nd v Thornton Dale. Spectators are always welcome. Interested businesses are invited to advertise on sponsor boards around the ground at a cost of £60 for the first year, including the board - then £50 a year subsequently. The board will also be shown on social media pages as match ball sponsors. Match balls are also available to sponsor individually during the 2018 season at £20 per ball. To help with sponsoring the club, phone the groundsman James Allison on 07812 974761.

Community lunch - The next Village Ventures Community Lunch will be back to the normal time of the third Wednesday in the month so come along on Wednesday, July 18, at 12.15pm. There will be no lunch in August, but the next one will be on Wednesday, September 19, at the usual time.

Village hall - The AGM of the village hall will be held in the hall on Tuesday, July 10, at 7pm. Everyone is most welcome to attend.

Club - Brompton and District Gardening Club has been garden visiting in recent weeks. The first trip was to Jackson Wold, Sherburn, on Thursday, July 21. The weather was glorious and the garden superb. The roses were out and provided a lovely back drop to excellent coffee and cake. The second visit took place on the plant swap evening at Sawdon Village Hall. Again members were treated to coffee, tea and cake and a tour of Kay and Tony Stockill’s garden and Sawdon Spinney was included. The next meeting is on Wednesday, July 25, when Martin Fish will give a talk on the “patio allotment”. This will be at the usual time of 7.30pm in Brompton Village Hall.

Church - Planning has started for the next church fundraiser which is the annual summer garden fete and duck race. As usual it takes place in the grounds of the Manor House, which includes a stretch of Brompton Beck, by kind permission of Nick and Clare Evans. The date for the fete is Sunday, August 5, and duck numbers will be on sale soon. The service on Sunday, July 8, at All Saints will be Matins using the Book of Common Prayer. It will be taken by Dr Don Jones.

School - Brompton and Sawdon Community Primary School is celebrating its 140-year anniversary on Monday, July 16, from 3.30pm to 6pm. School will be open for visitors and past pupils are especially welcome to look around.


Concert - Harmonia will hold a concert on Saturday, July 7, at 7.30pm, in St Michael’s Church. Tickets are £7, which includes a glass of wine or soft drink. To book, phone Jenny Hellowell on 01751 431072, Simon Cooper on 01751 433246, Neil Harrison on 01751 433108 or email Proceeds to the church.


Amnesty International - The Kirkbymoorside group will host a coffee morning on Tuesday, July 10, at Helmsley Walled Garden, from 10.30am to noon. The next group meeting is planned for October.

Environment group - The next repair cafe will be held on Saturday, July 21, from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Any items that need repair or alteration can be brought along on the day, and volunteers will do their best to mend, or advise. There is no charge for this, but donations to the work of the Environment Group are always welcomed. Computers, phones, electrical gadgets, toys, tools, clothes, vacuum cleaner, ornaments, knitting to be untangled, small items of furniture to be reassembled. Volunteers are willing to try anything. Phone June Emerson 01751 430907 or email

Car boot sale - The Kirkbymoorside fundraising group for Marie Curie held a country house car boot sale at Welburn Manor, by kind invitation of Colonel and Mrs John Shaw, on Sunday, June 24, and raised £873.22 for the local Marie Curie Nursing Service. Many thanks everyone.

Open gardens - At the open gardens at Sleightholme Dale Lodge on Wednesday, the group served teas and raised £513.74. Thanks to all who helped and attended and to Mr and Mrs Patrick James for inviting the group serve teas. The weather was glorious for both events and the money raised at these events will provide many hours of home nursing for people with cancer and other terminal illnesses in our local areas.

Julian Prayer - The meeting will take place on Tuesday, July 10, at St Chad’s RC Church, at 6.30pm. Any enquiries to Reverend Tania Brosnan on 01751 431452.

Menzown - Gordon Clithero will speak about ironstone mining and the mineral railway/incline at the meeting in the King’s Head dining room on Monday, July 9, from 7.30pm. New members welcome. Just turn up for free.

Messy Church - The next Messy Church will be on Monday, July 16, from 4pm, in the Methodist Church.

Ladies Fellowship - On Wednesday, July 11, members will be visiting Dorothy’s garden in West Lund Lane at the earlier time of 7pm. If you have a garden chair, and not far to carry it, bring it along. A warm cardigan could also prove useful.

Brass band - Kirkbymoorside band’s concert on Sunday, July 8, at 7.30pm, is at the Kirk Theatre, Pickering. Tickets are available from the Kirk Theatre’s box office at or 01751 474833.

Bridge club - The results for 26th North/South winners Barry Smith and Bob Wardell 62.7 per cent, runners-up Gill and Trevor Hardcastle 52.6 per cent. East/West winners Bo and Tony Simpson 58.3 per cent, runners-up Christine Brett and Clarissa Napier 56.8 per cent. Anyone interested in joining this friendly club, come along and give it a try, partners are available, players of all standards are welcome. Phone Graeme on 07514 216333.

Heritage day - The next Kirkbymoorside Heritage Day, sponsored by Kirkbymoorside Town Council, will be on Saturday, July 28, from 9.30am to 4.30pm, in the Methodist Chapel Rooms, in Piercy End. The theme will be “Lest We Forget” commemorating the end of the First World War and the impact it had on the town. There will be displays and exhibits, as well as cakes and coffees, along with the latest books and information. Entrance will be £2 and there is going to be a tour of All Saints Churchyard at 1pm, with the opportunity to learn more about the residents who weren’t to return home from the front. In the evening, organisers are thrilled to have a special event in the town’s Memorial Hall, from 7pm to 9pm, where local actor Dominic Goodwin will present a selection from his upcoming revue. There will also be a chance to learn about the Memorial Hall and the poignant gift from Captain Frank, who served in the Tanks Corps, to the town. Tickets will be £2.50 for adults, available in advance from JRA Computer Services and Children in Distress, or at the door. For details, phone Louise on 01751 432064.


Bridge club - There was a clean sweep for couples at Malton Bridge Club on Wednesday with Roger and Ruth Mattingly taking first place, John and Beryl Bramall in second and Anthony and Moira Brown third. On the previous Sunday the Club hosted its 53 running of the open teams-of-four competition for the Malton Cup, the winners being Dominic Rayner, David Waxman, Richard Pike and Tom Copeland from Sheffield.

Parish - A collection at St Leonard and St Mary’s RC Church, Malton, raised £294 for the street children of the Phillippines. This will be added to funds raised by various other events (two Christmas carol services, Palm Sunday Stations of the Cross, profit from last year’s barbecue) and the total of £565.50 will be sent to the Philippines. Additionally, £300 was sent last December to fund a Christmas party for the children.

Talk - Authors Christina Lamb and Emma Jane Kirby talked about their books on the displaced peoples of Syria at the Old Lodge Hotel on Friday, June 29, as part of the Ryedale Book Festival. The tickets, at £35, included a two-course dinner and proceeds went to to the Refugee Council.


Prize bingo – It will take place at the village hall on Saturday, July 7, at 7.30pm. All welcome. It will be raising funds for the village hall. Sadly, the August bingo will be the last monthly bingo, but it is hoped that there will be Christmas bingo.


Gala Day and Rounders Competition – Ryedale Sports Club in Thornton Road will be holding its annual rounders tournament at its Gala Day on Sunday, July 22, from 11am to late afternoon. Other activities include bouncy castle, raffle, tombola and refreshment. Free entry and car parking.

Kirk Theatre – Country and western singer Howard Hebron will be appearing at the Kirk Theatre, Hungate, on Friday, July 13, at 7.30pm.

Domino League – The annual general meeting of the Pickering Domino League will be held at the Recreation Club, Mill Lane, on Wednesday, July 25, at 8pm. All teams are invited to attend with at least one representative. New teams for the 2018/19 season are needed. If you are unable to attend, then phone the secretary on 07791 987645.

Yorkshire Dialect – On Wednesday, August 1, at 7.30pm, the Kirk Theatre, Hungate, will host An Evening of Yorkshire Dialect with Adam Collier. Tickets are available from the booking office on 01751 474833 or online at

Domino drives – Pickering Cricket Club will be holding its July domino drive at the Recreation Club, Mill Lane, on Tuesday, July 10, at 7.30pm. All welcome. This will be followed on Friday, July 20 with Pickering Town Football Club having it July domino drive at same venue, and also at 7.30pm.

Brass band – Kirkbymoorside Brass Band will be holding a concert at the Kirk Theatre on Sunday, July 8 at 7.30pm. Doors open at 6.45pm. Tickets are available from the box office on 01751 474833.

Ryedale Rose Festival – Pickering plant centre and nursery R V Roger will be hosting the Ryedale Rose Festival on July 7 and 8, from 10am to 5pm each day. Free admission. Email for a show schedule and entry form. Highlights include the British Isles Roses Society awards, exhibits, demonstrations and a marquee with more than 1,000 blooms.

Medical practice – Every first Friday of the month, so July 6, from 10am to noon, Pickering Medical Practice gives people the opportunity to talk to a dementia support adviser in confidence To make an appointment, phone 01751 471296.

Super Draw - Last week’s Pickering Town Football Club’s Weekly Super Draw for £975 was not won. The winning numbers were 20, 27, and 32, so this week’s draw will be increased to £1,050. 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, Pickering. As well as the £75 weekly prize, which is carried over if no winner, there is a monthly consolation prize draw for £50 made on the first Monday of each month.

Quiz night – The Bay Horse, Market Place, will host a general knowledge quiz night on Sunday, July 8, at 7.30pm, in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Ryedale Shopper - The July trips are to Scarborough on Thursday, July 12, price £7, and Harrogate on Thursday, July 26, £8. The August trips are to Whitby on August 9, £7, and to Beverley on August 23, £7. To reserve a place on the minibus, phone 01653 699059 or 698888. The revised 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 finally Middleton Road/Northway 9.40am.

Welcome Church – It meets every Sunday at 3pm in the Mill Suite, Memorial Hall, with lively worship, inspiring talks, discussion, and both children’s and weekly activities. This week will be a special Creative Day for all.

Jazz – Tickets are on sale for the sixth Ryedale Festival of Traditional Jazz, which will take place from Sunday, July 22 to Saturday, July 28. Tickets cost £60 for the Monday to Saturday concerts and £12 for the individual concerts. To book, send a cheque made payable to Ryedale Jazz Society with a stamp addressed envelope stating what tickets your require to Amy Ward, 51 Roman Avenue South, Stamford Bridge, York, YO41 1LS or phone 01759 371583.

Quakers – Quakers meet in Pickering every Sunday at 10.30am at 19 Castlegate, Pickering, YO18 7AX.

Musical memories – The RVS Hungate Centre is the venue for Musical Memories on July 9. Please note the new venue for this session, from 11am to noon. This is a community interest company and is a not for profit company, a minimum voluntary contribution of £3 per person to include refreshments is requested.

Bridge club - In the latest session of duplicate bridge the winners were Graeme Matthew and Anne Avery with 61.46 per cent. In second place were Tricia Pearce and Madge Allison with 60.42 per cent and in third place Madeleine Webber and Beryl Bramall with 51.04 per cent.


Bowls club - £350 was raised for Heslerton Bowls Club at a prize bingo held in Woodlands Community Centre. The caller was Melvyn Jacques and the checker Sue Nelson. The next prize bingo at the centre will be held on Wednesday, July 25 for Macmillan Cancer Support at St Catherine’s Hospice. Donations of prizes would be gratefully accepted.

Quiz - Five teams playing for £32 in prize money took part in Jennie’s Mega Quiz at the Fleece Inn. The winners with 63 points were Boyzone, second were Pete and Steve (61) and third The Who (56). The £8 jackpot was won by Team @ the Bar. Jennie’s next Mega Quiz will be on Friday, July 13.


Exhibition - Ryedale Embroiderers Guild is having its biannual exhibition on Saturday, July 7, and Sunday, July 8, from 10am to 4pm, at Snainton Village Hall. There will be lots of exhibits. There will be short demonstrations throughout the weekend, a “homemade” tombola, sales table and refreshments to purchase. Free entry.


Methodist church - The service on Sunday was lead by Bob Jackman and Amanda Clayton. The organist was Doreen Lawson, vestry steward Allan Dunnington and the welcomer was Margaret Neave who also took the collection. A sketch was performed by Sheena and Allan and this was followed by a reading by Eileen Burn. Other bible readings were given by Allan and Sheena. Reflections on the theme of the service were given by Bob Jackman. Prayers were given by Amanda Clayton. The preacher next week at 10.30am is Dr Reverend Kevin Ridd and Holy Communion will be observed.

St Martin’s - Reverend Richard Firth presided and preached at the 9.30am service of BCP Holy Communion. Enid Plevey read a bible lesson, Jeff Fiedler assisted with the distribution of communion, and Edna Burton accompanied the hymns on the piano. Carole Beswick and Enid Plevey were sidespersons, and Clare Firth served refreshments. In the afternoon Richard baptised Wilfred Conlon son of Matthew and Sophie Conlon. Lay preacher John Worthy led the 11am service. Steve Raettig led the sung worship with John Taylor and John and Sue Grice, who also gave the bible reading. Jenny Bland ran the Sunday Club, Jo Taylor was the sidesperson and Helen Swallow served refreshments after the service.

Friends of Seamer Village - The Friends are holding their annual Strawberry Teas on Sunday, July 8, from 2pm to 4pm, on the village green. The event offers a relaxing afternoon with strawberries and cream, a home-made shortbread biscuit and hot and cold drinks. There will also be a plant stall and a cake stall. Entrance, including refreshments, is £3 with reductions for accompanied children. All welcome.


St Hilda’s Church - July will be a busy month starting with Morning Worship led by Barbara Grice on July 8, at 10.30am. On July 15, there will be a United Service with the Methodists starting at 10.30am, again at St Hilda’s, when the Reverend Joe Kinsella, assisted by Reverend Dr Kevin Ridd, who will also be the preacher, will officiate at Holy Communion. After the service, a light luncheon will be served, to which everyone will be most welcome. Please do come along and help us worship with our friends from the Methodist Church. On July 22, there will again be the normal monthly Holy Communion Service at 9am. There will be no coffee served after this service as it is Open Gardens Day. Ten gardens and the church will be open to the public from noon to 5pm. Programmes will be available from the village hall where refreshments will be on sale, and there will also be a tombola. Entry fee is £4 to cover all gardens and children under 16 are free if accompanied by a responsible adult. Any donations of tombola will be greatly appreciated and may be left with Carol Stephenson, 3 Sycamore Grove; Barbara Grice or any PCC member. The proceeds will be divided between St Hilda’s Church and St Catherine’s Hospice. Everyone welcome.

Methodist news - The Tuesday coffee morning hostess was Judith Ruston and kind donations for coffee continue to be given to the air ambulance. The service of Sunday was led by Christine Fenwick, assisted by the worship team. Organist was Chris Cade, who led the opening worship assisted on the guitar by Robin Magowan. The Light of the World candle was lit by Judith Ruston. The Call to worship and prayers of praise were led by Jean Brown. Readers were Sandra Cade and Liz Aconley. After worship, the congregation ended with coffee together in the hall. The worship next week at 10.30am will be led by Paul Midgley and all are invited.

Next Steps coffee morning - Everyone is invited to Sherburn Village Hall on Tuesdays, from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Pop in for a brew, cakes and a chat. Social activities provided too. Local free transport is available if needed. Phone Dianne on 01653 690854 or 07422 572738.

Draw - The letters drawn this week were F J R. The winner, John Worthy receives £45. Next week’s prize will be £45.

Community café - It is open at the village hall each Thursday, from 9am to 11.30am. Come and enjoy tea or coffee and a toasted teacake. There are play facilities for the children. All welcome and proceeds are for village hall funds.


Cuppa and a cake - People are invited to have a cuppa and a slice of cake at Stone Lodge Croft Lane, on Saturday, July 14, from 10am to 3pm, and raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care. There will be a raffle with prizes, including an afternoon tea at the Palm Court Hotel, as well as prizes from Cedar Barn, Baldersons, Dean’s Garden Centre and Proudfoots. Free entry, but boxes will be provided for donations to Marie Curie.


Bridge club - The results from June 25 were: first place Pat and George Donnor with 55.6 per cent and in second place Audrey Shaw and Angela Smith with 54.8 per cent.


Open house - Volunteers are opening Westow Cricket Club pavilion on Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8, serving tea, coffee, home baking and bacon sandwiches between 10am and 1pm. The money raised will help with the running costs of the pavilion and cricket club.

Car boot - On Sunday July 15, there will be a car boot sale in Westow Cricket ground, from 10am to 1pm. Tea, coffee, cold drinks, home baking and bacon sandwiches will be available inside the cricket pavilion in aid of the cricket club. The cricket club will be having a stall selling various items already donated to the club, including household goods, second hand books, toys and ornaments. Cars £5 for more details phone Julie on 01653 618214.


Wombleton - June welcomed 23 members and circulated a list for members to sign for a guided tour of Nunnington Hall Gardens on Tuesday, July 3. Carol reminded everyone that entry forms for Ryedale Show must be given to her by Saturday, July 21. A talk was given by Julie Ryan from the International Rescue Corps, a UK charity specialising in urban search and rescue wherever in the world they are needed. The volunteers work alongside other more high-profile agencies, but are usually first on the scene to assess the situation and to begin the search for survivors. This also means they are called upon to organise the communications and logistics which enable all the agencies to work together. IRC, whose motto is United To Save Life, depend upon public donations and their own fundraising efforts. It is joining Sheriff Hutton Jumblies on November 24 to raise funds and would welcome any items to sell. Julie is willing to collect any items people may have. Phone 07736 881908 or email Jan thanked Julie on behalf of the members who were given the opportunity to ask questions and many promised to find items for sale to raise funds for IRC. The meeting closed after refreshments were served.