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.


History walk - A village-based guided history walk which was part of the North York Moors National Park Authority’s Breath of Fresh Air programme was undertaken by 12 people on Sunday. The walk was led by Jim Hall and supported by Judith Wilson.

Bishop Hagg Wood - The next Saturday morning work task for the Appleton & Spaunton Community Interest Company will take place at of Bishop Hagg Wood on Saturday, August 25, from 10am to noon.


Church - The service this Sunday will be morning prayer using the Book of Common Prayer. It starts at 11am and will be taken by Dr Don Jones.

Fete - The annual church fete was held in the gardens of Nick and Clare Evans’ home on Sunday. There was a brisk trade at the stalls, the raffle, the teas and the ice cream trike. The sideshows including the new ‘All the Fun of the Fair’ section proved popular. A total of 650 plastic ducks raced along the beck and the winner of the first prize of £25 was Paul Robinson who has donated his winnings back to the organisers.

Gardening show - The annual Brompton and District Gardening Club Show takes place on Sunday at Sawdon Village Hall. Entry forms and payments need to be taken to the hall between 6pm and 8pm on Saturday. It is a traditional show with classes including vegetables, fruit, flowers, photography, handicrafts and children’s classes. Entry is limited to members of the gardening club and residents of Brompton and Sawdon but visitors are welcome to view the exhibits. Schedules are available by phoning 01723 850836. Entries are to be staged on Sunday from 9am to 10.45am. The show will be opened by Cllr David Jeffels at 2pm, with disabled access from 1.30pm to 2pm.

Community lunch - There will be no Village Ventures community lunch this month. The next one will be on Wednesday, September 19.

Parish council - The next meeting of the parish council will be in Brompton Village Hall on Monday, September 17 at 7.40pm.

Heritage weekend - Over the weekend of September 22 and 23, Brompton is hosting its heritage weekend with a variety of displays in the village hall and the church. The event will centre on a commemoration of the ending of the First World War but will also include items about the wider historical story of the village and its surroundings. Research has been carried out about the names of the soldiers recorded on the village war memorial, and with the help of the Local History Society, a great wealth of historical photographs of the village has been obtained. If you would like to contribute to the event, phone Anne Tidd on 01723 859551 or Di Ford on 01723 859211.

Conservation event - There will be a conservation event in the village hall at 1pm on Saturday, September 29 in aid of Brompton Butts Habitat Maintenance and Conservation Fund. Entry will be free. There will be lots of information stalls, guest speakers and activities for the children. Afternoon tea will also be on sale.

Concert - A Poppy Concert will be held in the church on Saturday, November 10 when the ending of the First World War will be commemorated. It will be combined with flower displays in the church and anyone will be welcome to contribute an arrangement to the display.

Quiz - The quiz sheets in aid of Brompton by Sawdon Primary School are on sale for £1. The quiz consists of cryptic clues and anagrams with all answers being something to do with flora, fauna and farming. First prize is £10 and the second prize is £5 with a consolation prize of £5 drawn from all the returned sheets. Entries close on Friday, September 14. Quiz sheets can be obtained from the usual places or by sending a stamped addressed envelope to Countryside Quiz, 2 Sawdon Lane, Brompton-by-Sawdon, Scarborough, YO13 9DT.


Bridge club - Sheila Johnson and Gill Oxendale won the meeting on Thursday, August 2 with 65.4 per cent. Thelma Hardware and Tom Nutman were runners-up on 60 per cent.


Vehicle rally - The annual classic car and motor cycle rally is being held in the grounds of the village hall on Sunday, August 19 from 10.30am. Admission is free. In addition to the vehicles there will be bric-a-brac stalls, books and a raffle. A variety of cakes will be on offer with tea and coffee.


Scout bingo - The bingo in aid of the local scouts at 7.30pm on Saturday has changed to Ryecourt, Pottergate. For directions, phone Nick or Ann on 0143 977012.

Coffee morning - The local branch of the RNLI’s coffee morning at the Arts Centre last Friday raised £240.


Market - The monthly village was held last Saturday in glorious sunshine with a great turnout. All 61 stalls did good business, especially the five guest stalls. Ryedale Carers Support sold out of tombola prizes and the cafe run by Hovingham Bowls Club was busy. The next market is on Saturday, September 1 from 10.30am to 1.30pm.


Camera club - The Kirkbymoorside and District Camera Club met last Thursday at the Moorside Bar & Club, Shaw Drive, for the annual creative competition. The judge was Howard Tate, from Pontefract, who selected Mike Ward’s image titled Granny’s Got a Brand New Bag as the winner of the Laflin Trophy. Mike was also runner-up with his image Vampires Between Darkness and Daylight. In third place was Julie Cowdy with Psalms of David. The next event is an outing to the Helmsley Walled Gardens on Thursday, August 16.

Menzown - Club member John Paul will lead a visit to the Ryedale Folk Museum on Tuesday, August 14. Members are invited to meet in the King’s Head car park at 2pm to offer and sort out lifts. Requests for museum buggies or for door-to-door transport should be made as soon as possible by phoning 01439 770031. The trip to the Beck Isle Museum will not now take place.

Messy Church - The next session of Messy Church will be held on Monday, September 17.

Live act - Colt Murphy will be performing at the Moorside Bar & Club, Shaw Drive, on Saturday, 8pm for 8.30pm.

Julian meeting - The next meeting of the group will be in the Catholic Church on Tuesday, August 14 at 6.30pm. For further details phone the Rev Tania Brosnan on 01751 431452.

Benefice Pilgrimage - All Saints Church will be hosting the Benefice Pilgrimage lunch on Saturday. Anyone who can bake a cake or make sandwiches for the lunch should get in touch Anne Warriner. The pilgrimage continues the following day, Sunday. There will be services on Saturday at St Michael’s, Edstone, at 10am, All Saints, Kirkbymoorside, at 12.15pm and St Aidan’s, Gillamoor at 3.15pm with a service and barbecue at St Mary’s, Farndale, at 7pm. The pilgrimage will leave Monket House at 12.30pm on Sunday with a 3pm service at Bransdale.

Open gardens - Sleightholmedale gardens will be open on Sunday at 2pm. The Kirkbymoorside support group for Marie Curie will be serving teas up to 5pm.

Domino drive - There will be a domino drive at Sturdy Court on Monday, August 13 at 7.30pm.

Coffee morning - All Saints Church’s monthly coffee morning will be held in the church on Saturday from 9.30am to noon.

Contact Maureen - Items of news for Kirkbymoorside and surrounding villages correspondent Maureen Rolph can be left at the Children In Distress charity shop in the market place or via email to


Bridge club - Ed Robinson and Dave Massey won the latest summer session at Malton Bridge Club with Mike Jackson and Tricia Pearce second and Moira and Anthony Brown third. Annette Jackson and Richard Hilton were the winners the previous week while Teresa Belt and Sally Beswick took second place and Rob Ashdown and Tricia Pearce third. The previous weekend saw a win for Mike and Annette Jackson in Yorkshire’s ‘Flitch’ competition for married pairs.


Village show - The annual village show will be held in the village hall on Sunday, August 19. It will be followed with a barbecue and live music. There will be 11 different categories with sections for children. Trophies and rosettes are awarded to winning entries and a cup will be presented to the overall show winner.


Show time - The annual Boon Hill Show, which is held in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Parkinson’s Disease, will be held on Saturday.


The Art Room - There will be a watercolour for beginners’ class with artist tutor Beth Boyes at the Art Room, 1 Langton Road on Friday, August 24. The following day, Saturday, August 25, Susan Slann is print making and working in mixed media. On Friday, August 31, Beth is holding an acrylic painting workshop and on Saturday, September 1 Susan will be teaching lino printing techniques. The workshops run from 10am to 4pm each day. The cost is £35 which includes materials and light refreshments. For more information, or to reserve a place, phone Susan Slann on 07812389236 or email


Taking a break - The Pickering and district keep fit classes organised by Wendy Harding have now finished for the summer and will resume on Monday, September 10. The Wednesday morning class held at the Cedarbarn has had to be relocated to the RVS Centre, Hungate, and will start on Wednesday, September 12. It will be held from 9am to 10am each week.

Farmers’ market - The monthly farmers’ market will take place in the Market Place on Thursday, August 16 from 8.30am.

Flag day - The Helmsley branch of the RNLI are holding a flag day in Pickering on Monday, August 13.

Recruiting - Ryedale Sports Club, Thornton Road, is seeking new members to participate in croquet, tennis, football and table tennis. Email or go to

Open show - Pickering and District Horticulture Society is to hold its first open show of the year on Sunday, August 26 in the Memorial Hall. There will be various classes to include flowers, vegetables, produce, floral art, children’s and handicraft. The show will be open from 1pm to 4.30pm. Exhibits can be staged on Saturday, August 25 from 7pm to 9pm or on Sunday morning. Teas will be served on the Sunday afternoon.

Museum - The Beck Isle Museum has a range of activities on offer during the school holidays, including daily drop-in craft sessions, traditional craft days on Wednesday, August 15 and Wednesday, August 29 from 11am to 3pm. There will be summer-themed stories for the under-fives on Thursday, August 23 and Thursday, September 20 from 10.30am to 11.30am with a focus on holiday and seaside stories.

Sponsored bike ride - A sponsored 48-hour bike ride in aid of Cancer Research UK and the Special Care Baby Unit at Scarborough Hospital will take place starting at 7pm on Saturday, September 1 from 19 Hungate where it will finish on Sunday, September 3. People are welcome to join in and do a lap or two or more. Volunteers and sponsorship are also needed. To obtain further information either call at Television House, Market Place; Flat 2 at 19 Hungate or call in at Big Bear Bikes, Southgate.

Domino drives - Pickering Cricket Club will be holding a domino drive on Tuesday, August 14, and Pickering Town FC will host a domino drive on Friday, August 17. Both will be at the Recreation Club, Mill Lane and will start at 7.30pm.

No winner - Last week’s Pickering Town Football Club’s Super Draw for £1,350 was not won. The numbers were 39, 1 and 25. This week’s draw will be increased to £1,425.

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 Beverley on Thursday, August 23, also £7. Future trips are to Monks Cross, York, on Thursday, September 6 (£7), Thursday, September 20 to Knaresborough (£8), Northallerton on Wednesday, October 3 (£8) and York Designer Outlet at Fulford on Thursday, October 18 (£7). To reserve a place on the mini-bus, or to seek further information, 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.


Methodists - The service on Sunday was taken by Michael Kitchen. The vestry steward was Bob Jackman, the organist was Doreen Lawson and the welcomer was Margaret Neave, who also took the offering. Bible readings were given by Eileen Burn, who read from Genesis, and Denise Earnshaw, who read from Matthew’s gospel. The theme of Michael’s sermon was The Trinity and he went on to explain how the bible shows us that the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are one working together as one. The preacher this Sunday at 10.30am is Deacon Andrew Carter. The monthly coffee morning will be held on Saturday, starting at 10.30am.

St Martin’s Church - The Rev Richard Firth presided and preached at the 9.30am service of BCP Holy Communion. He used the readings from the alternative lectionary to highlight the need to look behind

the teaching of Jesus to understand how his words can be applied to current life. The readings came from Exodus of the gift of manna as food for the Israelites fleeing persecution, and then Jesus in John’s gospel

talking about how he is the bread which will keep the hungry fed. Jim and Marion Baird were sidespersons and Jim also assisted with the distribution of communion. Enid Plevey gave a bible reading, Edna Burton accompanied the hymns on the piano and Janet Lamb and Clare Firth served refreshments. Reader Judith Dean led the 11am service of modern worship and preached from Paul’s letter to the Ephesians,

chapter four, where he urges them to live lives worthy of their calling.

Elizabeth Moreland led the intercessions and Liz Cremer read. Richard Fuller led the sung worship with John and Sue Grice. Elizabeth Bradley was the sidesperson and also served refreshments after the service.

Open church - As well as the usual opening times, Wednesdays from 1pm to 3pm and Saturdays from 10am to noon, St Martin’s Church will be open every Friday this month from 10am to 4pm except this Friday, August 10 when there is a funeral in the morning, so the church be open to the public from noon to 4pm.


St Hilda’s - Barbara Grice will lead the service at St Hilda’s Church on Sunday at 10.30am. There will be a per service at St Hilda’s on Sunday, September 16 at 2.30pm. Everyone is invited to take their pets to the church for a blessing but all large animals must be kept on a leash. Thornton-le-Dale Ukulele Group will be performing in the village hall at 7.30pm on Friday, September 21. It is a fun evening with audience participation. Admission is £5 and tickets are available from Keith Usher or Barbara Grice. Light

refreshments will be served during the interval. Proceeds from the evening will go to St Hilda’s


Open gardens - Ten gardens and St Hilda’s Church were open to the public on Sunday and raised £582.40 to be divided between St Hilda’s Church and St Catherine’s Hospice. The Parochial Church Council is grateful to Mrs S Pollard, Mr and Mrs S Flinton, Mr and Mrs D Woodley, Mr and Mrs C Cade, Mr and Mrs T Webborn, Mr and Mrs W Cundall, Mrs M Bell, Mr and Mrs R Cundall, Mrs J Coombs and Mr J Cussons for participating in the event. Programmes were obtained from the village hall where there was a tombola and refreshments were served. Helpers in the village hall were Mrs B Flinton and Mrs A Holdsworth (door), Mrs C Ashton and Mrs C Stephenson (tombola) and Mrs J Usher, Mrs G Thorpe Dexter, Mrs F Cundall, Mrs S Mennell, Mrs E Harrison, Mrs P Dobson; Mr K Usher and Mrs B Grice (teas).

Duck race - A sponsored duck race to raise money for memorial flower tubs in the village in memory of Denis Brown and Ryan Walker will be held in East Beck on August Bank Holiday Monday, August 27 at 3pm. It is £1 to sponsor a duck and there are cash prizes for first, second and third ducks home and a prize for last duck home. Entry forms are available at the East Riding pub or see Tracy Vitty or Kay Miles. There will be a car boot sale on the sportsfield on the same day from 8am to 1pm with money raised going towards the memorial flower tubs. It is £5 to enter a car. Get in touch with Kay Miles or Tracy Vitty for more information.

No winner - Sherburn FC’s letters draw on Saturday did not produce a winner. The letters were F, K and V. This week’s prize fund is £90.

Luncheon Club - The next meeting of the Senior Citizens’ Luncheon Club will be on Wednesday, August 15, meeting from 12.30pm for lunch at 1pm. Transport within the village can be arranged by phoning Christine on 01944 711294.

Methodist news - The Tuesday coffee morning hostess was Pat Woodley and donations for coffee have raised £250 for the Air Ambulance. New donations will go towards the Christmas Shoeboxes. The Sunday service was led by the Rev Bruce Russell. The readers were Liz Aconley and Kim Canterbury and the organist was Chris Cade, who also led the congregation in an opening time of worship. The Rev Russell spoke to about the invitation given to all by Jesus to his feast. The 90th birthday of Mary Dickinson was celebrated and Sandra Cade gave a prayer of blessing for her. After worship there was a shared lunch. The service this Sunday at 10.30am will be led by Diane Robinson.

Village show - The village show will be held on Sunday in the village hall from 1pm to 3.30pm. Entry is free and 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.


Bridge club - Isa Eggleston and Margaret Lowe won the meeting on Monday, July 30 with 61.1 per cent. In second place with 55.6 per cent were Lesley and Peter Jaram.


Art exhibition - The annual three-day village art exhibition will open on Friday, August 17 at the cricket pavilion from noon to 4pm and 7pm until 9pm. On Saturday, August 18 the doors of the pavilion will be open at 10am and the exhibition is open throughout the day and during the day’s cricket match. It will be also be open on Sunday, August 19 from 10am until 4pm. Entry into the event is free. Tea, coffee, cold drinks, home baking with be available to buy throughout the event. Commission from all sales, together with sales from the refreshments will be used to purchase additional equipment for the pavilion. Artists entries close on Monday, August 13. Phone Julie Price on 01653 618214 for more details.

Craft time - There will be a knit and natter, stitch and chatter crochet and craft evening in the cricket pavilion on Wednesday, August 15. The evening is open to everyone, no matter the level of skill or experience. Drinks will be available. It is £2 to enter. For more details, phone Pam on 07891 814017 or email


Appleton-le-Moors - President Gill Humphreys presided over the July meeting which was well attended by members and guests. Glennis Whyte, a National Trust volunteer, gave an illustrated talk on the Terry family and their Arts and Craft house, Goddards, in York. Members plan to visit the house in October. This month there will be a trip to the Esk Valley Theatre and a film night. There will also be a celebration of the branch’s recent success at the Ryedale Show, which included the trophy for floral art awarded to Janet Frank, and the trophy for baking, which was won by Tracy Hostler. For the third year running Appleton won the People’s Choice award for their co-operative entry and for the sixth time in seven years also won the trophy for the WI with the most overall points. The meeting on Wednesday, September 26 will be an “eyes down” evening to which members and guests are invited.