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.


Tea, Chat and History - The first Tea, Chat and History session of the 2018/19 season will be held in the village hall on Monday, September 3 between 2pm and 4pm. Admission is £1. It will include a rolling slideshow, history magazines to look at and a web-based family history help will be available.

On film - This season the Reading Room will present four water-themed films, in association with the village’s WaterWorks project. The first starts at 7pm on Sunday and is Ponyo, a Japanese animation film with voiceovers by Hollywood stars. It is a certificate U film and is about a five-year-old boy who develops a relationship with Ponyo, a young goldfish princess who longs to become a human after falling in love with him.

Playing Field - Volunteers are required to help clean the tennis court on Saturday between 11am and 1pm.


Gala time - The village gala will be held on Saturday, September 1 from 11am to 4pm in the village hall and on the playing fields in Wilsons Lane, East Ayton. To reserve a table, or car boot space, phone Joy on 01723 862170 or Bev on 01723 865033. Craft stalls cost £10, table tops £5 and car boot spaces £5. This annual gala will be opened by Scarborough’s town crier and Steve Brailsford will be performing his magic throughout the day. Other attractions include a dog show, Zumba demonstration, children’s games, handwriting analysis, face-painting, raffle, hot food, ice cream, inflatable slide, children’s roundabout and archery.


Church - The total from last week’s fete now stands at £2,389.02, plus more than £100 for the fabric fund. This is about £250 more than last year and the best-ever total. Thanks to many other donations from the local community work on the church clock has been taking place this week. The service on Sunday is at 9.30am and will be taken by the Rev Tony Lindsay as the vicar, the Rev Stuart Hill, is having further surgery. There will be coffee afterwards at the back of the church.


Tractor run - The JMK memorial tractor run, which is in its 14th year, will be held on Sunday, September 9. Entry and sponsor forms are available from Malcolm Simpson, phone 01751 432645. Anyone wishing to support the event, or wants to give a donation to Marie Curie, should phone June Cook on 01751 431160.

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

Gift Day - All Saints Church’s annual gift day takes place from 8.30am to 1pm on Wednesday, August 22 outside the Age UK charity shop.

On stage - Time Is Tight will be performing at the Moorside Bar & Club on Saturday, 8pm for 8.30pm.

Sturdy Court - There will be a domino drive at Sturdy Court on Monday, August 27 at 7.30pm.


Organ recital - An organ recital by Dr Roy Massey, organist emeritus of Hereford Cathedral will give an organ recital in St Mary’s Church on Saturday, September 8. It starts with coffee at 10am in the village hall and followed by the concert at 11am. Tickets are £10 and are available from Lastingham Grange, phone 01751 417345.


Bridge club - Last Wednesday’s session at Malton Bridge Club was won by Robin Ashdown and Terence Boyle. In second place were Tricia Pearce and Madge Allison while Josie Halliwell and Sheila Miller took the third spot.


Bash bonanza - The sixth Nunnington Bash, held at the end of June, was another great success, enabling organisers to give a cheque for £11,000 to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and buy a defibrillator for outside the village hall.


Bootleg Bee Gees - The Bootleg Bee Gees will be performing at the Recreation Club, Mill Lane, on Saturday, September 1 at 7.30pm. Tickets, which also include supper and a disco, are £20 and are available from the club, phone 01751 473317, or from Dunning Butchers, Bridge Street, phone 01751 472627.

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.

Super draw - Last week’s Pickering Town Football Club’s Super Draw for £1,425 was not won. The numbers were 20, 31 and 30. This week’s draw will be increased to £1,500. The August monthly consolation prize draw was also made last week, there were four winners who will each receive £12.50 - Ian Appleton, Molly Brown, John Stanton and John Strickland. The winning numbers were 20 and 31.

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

Bridge Club - In the latest session of duplicate bridge the winners were Madeleine Webber and Beryl Bramall with 56.25 per cent. In joint second place with 53.75 per cent were Dorothy Cordery and Sue Hardman and the partnership of Rob Ashdown and John Bramall.


Quiz time - Six teams playing for £42 in prize money took part in Jennie’s quiz at the Fleece Inn. The winners with 60 points were Gary, Steve & Co. After a tie-break for second place, Team @ the Bar with 58 points were second and Mike, Fiona and Col third. Sue’s Crew won the £10.50 jackpot. Jennie’s next Friday night quiz will be on August 24. Jennie’s Sunday night quiz was won by Gary, Steve and Co. The jackpot was a rollover.


St Martin’s - The vicar, the Rev Andrew Moreland, presided and preached at the 9.30am service of Holy Communion on Sunday. His talk was based on the reading from Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians which was about guarding against bad language and selfish living. Andrew referred to the current state of political discussion as an example of harsh words, little consideration for others, and with selfish ambition replacing the care all politicians should have for others. Dot Francis read the Epistle, Jean Donovan led the prayers and assisted with communion, and Edna Burton accompanied the hymns on the piano. Janet Lamb and Julie Stephenson were sidespersons, and Julie also served refreshments between the two services. The Rev Moreland led and preached again at the 11am service of modern worship. Liz Cremer read and Richard Fuller led the sung worship with Steve Raettig, John and Sue Grice and John Taylor. Jo Taylor was the sidesperson and Helen Swallow 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 is open every Friday this month from 10am to 4pm.


St Hilda’s - The Sunday morning service was led by Barbara Grice, who took the Commandments as her theme. Music was supplied by Bill Hyndford on the keyboard and the lesson was read by Christine Ashton. Sidespersons were Sue Mennell and Angela Holdsworth. Coffee was served at the close of the service by Jean Usher and helpers. The next service at St Hilda’s will be the celebration of Holy Communion on Sunday, August 26 at 9am. Tickets will soon be available for the concert by the Thornton-le-Dale Ukulele Group in aid of St Hilda’s. It will be held on Friday, September 21 in the village hall at 7pm. Admission is £5 and tickets will be obtainable from Keith Usher, phone 01944 711448 or Barbara Grice phone 01944 711038.

Letters draw - Nigel Shaw won £135 in Sherburn FC’s weekly letters draw on Saturday, August 5. The letters drawn were G, H and N. The letters on Saturday, August 12 were C P and Z. As there was no winner, this week’s prize fund will be £90.

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.

Coffee morning - Next Steps holds coffee mornings on Tuesdays from 10.30am to 12.30pm in the village hall. It is an opportunity to take part in social activities, chat with friends and have tea and cake. Free transport is available if needed by phoning Dianne, the Rural Initiatives transport co-ordinator on 01653 690854 or 07422 572738 for more details.

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

Methodist news - The Tuesday coffee morning hostess was Judith Ruston and kind donations for coffee are being given to the Christmas Shoebox appeal. The craft club continues to meet on Thursday at 1.30pm. Sunday worship was led by Diane Robinson. Opening worship was led by Chris Cade on the organ and Robin Magowan on guitar. The Old Testament lesson was read by Liz Aconley, the lesson from Ephesians by Sandra Cade and the Gospel lesson by Kim Canterbury. Diane spoke of how people must forgive so that we can be forgiven. After worship coffee was enjoyed in the hall. The service on Sunday at 10.30am will be led by the worship team.

Fun day - Cayley Cup champions Sherburn Cricket Club are having a fundraising fun day at the Sports Club on August 26. There will be live music by The Consequences at 3.30pm to round the day off.


Choral evensong - The service in Stonegrave Minster on Sunday will be choral evensong at 6pm using words from the Book of Common Prayer, hymns and sermon. Singing will be led by Helmsley Chamber Choir directed by the Rev Tim Robinson.


Show stand - Churches Together, led by Mary Kemp, had a stand at Thornton-le-Dale Show. It attracted a large number of children and parents who enjoyed taking part in craft activities and Bible stories.

Service switch - The open-air service which was due to be on the Green on Sunday, July 29 had to be moved to the Methodist Church for only the second time in 30 years because of thunder and rain. Eight members of the Salvation Army from Malton played at the service which was led by Rev Ruth Duck.

Car boot - Thornton-le-Dale Bowls Club is hosting a car boot sale and barbecue on Bank Holiday Monday, August 27, at 10am. There will also be a chance to have a go at bowls and see what the club, which is based in Priestman’s Lane, has to offer. Everyone welcome. To book a pitch for the car boot sale, phone Chris on 07852 914080.


Art exhibition - There are lots of entries for the annual village art exhibition which will be held this weekend at the cricket pavilion. Exhibits so far have come from Amanda Pickles. Graham Piercy, Jackie Timbrell, Clive Smith, Judith and David Shaw, Sarah Hewlett, Penny Abbey, Jackie Smith, Esther Samuel, Chris Turnbull, Michael Wallis, Denise Barrett and Linda Susan Cook. The exhibition will be on Saturday from 10am until 8pm when there will also be a cricket match during afternoon and on Sunday from 10am until 4pm. Tea, coffee, home-baking and cold drinks will be available to help raise money to purchase additional equipment for the cricket pavilion and other local causes. Entry to the event is free. The venue has disabled access, facilities and parking. For more details, phone Julie Price on 01653 618214.


Domino drives - There will be a domino drives in the village hall on Saturday, August 25 at 7.30pm and Wednesday, September 5. They are to raise funds for the hall. It is £1.50 to play and includes tea and biscuits.


Rillington and District - Twelve members were present at the August meeting of Rillington and District Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association in the village hall. The evening’s speaker was Pauline Waslin who took members on a virtual tour of Burton Agnes Hall, speaking about its history, the family, the grounds and some of the contents of the hall. Louise Tindall gave the vote of thanks. Pauline judged the competition for a photograph of a garden and awarded first prize to Valerie Gilbert, second was Janet Hopper and third Sue Butler. Names were taken for the “posh” afternoon tea at Kirby Misperton on Wednesday, September 5. The evening’s hostesses were Sue Butler and Louise Tindall, assisted by Babs Buckley and Lesley Jenkinson. Sue Butler sold tickets for the raffle which was won by Sue Mennell. John Porter will give a talk on the RNLI at the September meeting.


Gillamoor and Fadmoor - The show was held in Fadmoor Village Hall on Saturday, August 4. The organisers would like to thank all competitors, sponsors, helpers and Jim and Christine Dye for the use of their garden for the evening barbecue and games.

Cup winners

Parker Rose Bowl (exhibitor with most points from Gillamoor, Fadmoor, Bransdale and Farndale in classes 1-25) - John Simpson

Herbert Clark Trophy (exhibitor with most

points (open) in classes 1-25 - Stuart


Best vegetable exhibit (classes 1-17) - Stuart Blacklock (carrots)

Bob Pettitt Memorial Trophy (most points in classes 22 - 27 (flowers) - Stuart Blacklock

Carnival Cup (best flower exhibit in classes 28-30) - Janet Denney

William Jeffrey Cup in memory of Bob Pettitt (best pot plant classes 31 - 33) - Irene Pawson

G & K Frank Trophy (most points classes 41-61) - Vicky Simpson

Carnival Trophy (classes 26 - 73, excluding 34-37 farm) - Vicky Simpson Trophy donated by Betty Clark for most imaginative work in class 62 - 68 - Eileen Gibson

Moore Cup for photography (classes 68-72) - Rachel Patterson

Cup for best exhibit in children’s classes (open) - Lottie Barker

K & W Simms Trophy (best effort in open children’s classes, 7 and under) - Jack Dobson

Fawbert Trophy (best effort in open children’s classes, 8 and over) - Lottie Barker

Doreen Ellis Cup (most points in children’s classes, 7 and under) - Abi Jones Doreen Ellis Cup (most points in children’s classes, 8 and over) - Lottie Barker

June Wood Cup (most points in infants, Gillamoor School) - Jessie Barker

June Wood Cup for most points in juniors, Gillamoor School - Elizabeth Akers- Wood/Olivia Sempers

Howard Wass Cup (best exhibit in infants, Gillamoor School, winner of farm in a scarecrow class) - Jessie Barker

Howard Wass Cup (best exhibit in juniors, Gillamoor School, winner of farm in a scarecrow class) - Olivia Sempers

Prize winners

Odd shaped vegetable - James Barker

Four kidney potatoes - Stuart Blacklock

Four round potatoes - John Simpson

Six pods of peas - Andy Simpson

Six broad beans - Keri Davies

Two beetroot - John Simpson

Three globe onions - Stuart Blacklock

Three flat onions - Stuart Blacklock

Six eschallots - Stuart Blacklock

Three courgettes - Eileen Gibson

Cucumber - Stuart Blacklock

Cauliflower - John Simpson

Cabbage - John Simpson

Vegetable marrow - Stuart Blacklock

Three carrots - Stuart Blacklock

Head of lettuce - John Simpson

Three parsnips - Stuart Blacklock

One vegetable and one bloom - Stuart Blacklock

Top tray - Stuart Blacklock

Three stalks of rhubarb - Stuart Blacklock

Top vase - Lewis Thompson

Vase of annuals, not exceeding six stems - Lewis Thompson

Single rose - Stuart Blacklock

Four pansies or violas - Stuart Blacklock

Buttonhole - Stuart Blacklock

Lady’s spray - Stuart Blacklock

Foliage arrangement - Janet Denney

Miniature flower arrangement - Rosemary Kirk

Flower arrangement in any container - Rosemary Kirk

Any variety flowering pot plant - Stuart Blacklock

Any variety foliage pot plant - Stuart Blacklock

Any variety cacti or succulent plant - Irene Pawson

Carrier bag of silage - James Barker

Twelve heads of wheat - Ellie Cockerill

Twelve heads of barley - Andy Simpson

Twelve heads of oats - Ellie Cockerill

Six white eggs - John Cockerill

Six brown eggs - John Cockerill

Six bantam eggs - John Cockerill

Four pieces of caramel shortbread - Carol Cockerill

Four cheese scones - Jade Powell

Loaf of gingerbread - Vicky Simpson

Four pieces of chocolate brownie - Ed Stanley

Jar of homemade jam (strawberry or raspberry) - Dawn Shepherd

Jar of homemade jam (other variety) - Carol Cockerill

Jar lemon curd - Doreen Pettitt

One slice of cheesecake - Jade Powell

Four Melting Moments - Kate Cockerill

Swiss roll - Vicky Simpson

Four fingers flapjack - Ann Simpson

Four sausage rolls - Vicky Simpson

Plain fatless sponge - Dawn Shepherd

Victoria sponge sandwich - Oli Jones

Plain chocolate cake - Kate Cockerill

Four fruit scones - Vicky Simpson

Savoury flan - Vicky Simpson

Carrot cake or loaf - Karen Stanley

Four shortbread fingers - Ann Simpson

Fruit loaf - Ann Simpson

Article of embroidery - Eileen Gibson

Hand knitting (Any article, any ply) - Siobhan O’Leary

Soft toy - Jennifer Hull

Homecrafted article (mounted/framed) - Eileen Gibson

Homemade article (other) - Izzi Barker

Homemade article (wood or metal) - Izzi Barke

Picture in any other medium other than needlework - Keith Garrett

Snapshot in colour (view) - Nicola Jones

Most amusing photograph - Andrew Selkirk

Snapshot in colour (animal or bird) - Sheila Pickles

Snapshot in colour (people) - Philip Holt

Snapshot (local folk at work/play) - Rachel Patterson

Children’s classes

Edible necklace - Simeon Barker

Decorated digestive biscuit - Lottie Barker

Decorated egg - Charlotte O’Neill

Decorated paper plate (ten years and under) - Olivia Strickland

Creature made from vegetables/fruit (7 and under) - Jack Dobson

Creature made from vegetables/fruit (8 and over) - Archie O’Neill

Decorated cupcake (7 and under) - Rufus Gittins

Decorated cupcake (8 and over) - Lottie Barker

Decorated jam jar to hold pencils - Lottie Barker

Painted stone - Lottie Barker

Decorated wooden spoon - Abi Jones

Picture on computer (any age) - Lottie Barker

Homemade greeting card - Kate Cockerill

Homemade crown or tiara (7 and under) - Anna Simpson

Homemade crown or tiara (8 and over) - Lottie Barker

Picture (7 and under) - Rufus Gittings

Picture (8 and over) - Ed Stanley

Poster for Gillamoor and Fadmoor Show - Kate Cockerill

Homemade bookmark (7 and under) - Abi Jones

Homemade bookmark (8 and over) - Lottie Barker

Any article useful or ornamental (8 and over) - Lottie Barker

Handwriting - Surprise View plaque verse (7 and under) - Abi Jones Handwriting - Surprise View plaque verse (8 and over) - Emma Cockerill Collection of wild flowers and leaves - Simeon Barker

Farmyard in a shoebox - George Brad

Pizza on a crumpet - Oli Jones

Snapshot (7 and under) - Daniela Stead

Snapshot (8 and over) - Oli Jones

Lego model (7 and under) - Jack Dobson

Lego model (8 and over) - Lottie Barker

Descriptive writing (7 and under) - Iris Gibson

Descriptive writing (8 and over) - Lottie Barker

Gillamoor School classes

Design a flag

Infants - Oscar Davison, Lower Juniors - Natalia Barker, Upper Juniors - Oliver Jones


Infants - Jade Featherstone

Fishing boats

Infants - Jessie Barker

Newspaper poems and collages

Lower Juniors - Olivia Strickland, Upper Juniors - Benjamin Wade


Infants - Seth Robertshaw

Bridge design and models

Lower Juniors - Olivia Sempers, Upper Juniors - Elizabeth Akers-Wood Farming Flicker-books

Infants - Jessie Barker

Brompton - The gardening club’s annual show was held on Sunday at Sawdon Village Hall. Despite this year being such a challenging one in the garden, the event was well supported by members with more than 400 exhibits. The show ended with a presentation of the trophies and some concluding remarks from the club chairman including a vote of thanks for all those who had helped make the day a success. There will be no ordinary meeting of the club this month but the next one will feature Mike Kinnes talking on Ponds for all Places and will take place in Brompton Village Hall on Wednesday, September 26 at 7.30pm.

Trophy winners

Win Harrison Memorial Bowl (most points gained by a club member) - Ingrid Ashman

Brompton and District Gardening Club Trophy (most points in the vegetable classes) – Ingrid Ashman

Zilla Holmes Memorial Vase (most points in the cookery classes) - Ingrid Ashman

James Mason Memorial Cup and NVS Medal (best exhibit in the vegetable section) - Carolyn Towse

J B Bielby Cup (most points in the flowers and plants classes) - Ingrid Ashman David Jeffels Cup (best exhibit in flowers and plants classes) - Christine Robinson

Deans Garden Centre Rose Bowl (most points in the floral art section) -Louise Thompson

Tankard (most points in the fruit classes) - David Mudd

Jenny Patterson Salver (best cookery exhibit) - Ingrid Ashman.

Lady Cayley Memorial Cup (most points in handicraft section) - Marcia Squibb and Ron Carey

Max Payne Trophy (most points in photography section by a non-member) - Alison Tubbs

Open Photography Trophy - Ron Carey and Alison Tubbs

Justine Beak Trophy (new member of the club) - Anne Rayson

Ravensburg Cup - Martha Nicholls

Frank Harrison Memorial Salver (best exhibit in the show by a club member) - Ron Carey