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 time - Churches Together in Allerston will be serving teas at the Old Grammar School in Thornton-le-Dale during the Scarecrow Festival on Saturday and on Bank Holiday Monday (August 27) from 10.30am and 4pm on both days. Tea or coffee with cake will be £2 for adults and £1 for children.


Fun day - There was a meeting in the Moors Inn last Tuesday for anyone who wants to help with the village fun day on Saturday, September 1.

Playing field - A large group of volunteers worked, both on and around the tennis court, and tidying up the playing field on Saturday. The next working party will be a bulb planting session in October.


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, children’s roundabout and archery.

Library events - Blue Planet Day for children aged three to 10 is being held at Derwent Valley BRIDGE Community Library on Thursday, August 30. It is an opportunity to explore ocean wildlife through crafts, games, stories and pictures. Staff from Scarborough Sea Life Centre will sharing their tales of the sea. The activities will be on offer from 11am to 3pm. Anyone attending can either stay the whole day or drop in any anytime. It costs £3 per child, adults are free. There will be refreshments and fishy snacks. Entry is by ticket only and these are available from the library 3 Pickering Road, West Ayton, phone 01723 863052. Tickets are also being sold for a pudding evening at the library at 7pm on Thursday, September 13. It is a chance to taste a range of puddings and vote for your favourite. Tickets are £7 including a glass of bubbly. Advance booking is essential as space is limited. Tickets are available from Derwent Valley BRIDGE library, phone 01723 863052.


Annual meeting - Beadlam and District Domino League’s annual general meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 11, at 8.15pm, at the Moorside & Bar Club, Kirkbymoorside. All existing teams that wish to register for the forthcoming season must have a representative at the meeting. There is one space available in the league so any new teams wishing to apply for registration must also have a representative at the meeting.


Church teas - The last church teas event of the season at St Nicholas Church will be held on Saturday from 11.30am to 4pm. All proceeds are for the church’s upkeep. There are toilet facilities and the church can be found at the top of the dale, 10 miles north of Kirkbymoorside.


Working party - Members of the parish council, together with volunteers from the village, have been working on clearing the rosebay willow herb from the banks of the drainage ditches on the Butts. This is being done by hand to protect the wildlife habitat. The village is home to a population of water voles, an endangered species, whose burrows are in the banks of the ditches.

Church - The work on the church clock was completed last week and it is now keeping good time and striking the hours, quarters and halves on one of the bells. It is set so as not to chime during the night so that those in Church Lane are not disturbed. Two volunteers, Martin Tubbs and Bill Ford, gave assistance to the clock restorer, helping to cut costs and decreasing the time needed for the work. The present clock was given in memory of two members of the Cayley family who were killed in the First World War. Martin Tubbs, bell tower captain, plans to purchase bell mufflers so that the bells can be rung in the traditional way for mourning in November. There will no 8am service in Brompton this Sunday but All Saints will be open during daylight hours for those who wish to come in.


Fete - Sleightholmedale Lodge will host the Fadmoor and Gillamoor Fete on Sunday, September 2, from 2pm to 5pm. Entry is £1. Stalls and attractions include cream teas, sandwiches, cake stall, raffle, tombola, children’s sports, egg throwing, golf and bowls. There will be a dog show at 3pm and a duck race at 4pm. Proceeds will go towards organisations in the two villages.


Scout bingo - The regular Scout bingo will held in the Scout hut, High Street, be on Saturday, September 1 at 7.30pm.


Car boot sale - The village car boot sale in aid of the electrification of the village clock will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, August 27, on the green.


Poetry festival - A poetry festival called This Way Delight-Stress(less) Poetry will be held at the library on Thursday, September 29 and Saturday, September 29. It will showcase local poets as well as classic writers such as William Blake. There will be taster sessions at the library on the Thursday or Saturday morning of the last week in September to coincide with a new display on the local poet and art critic Sir Herbert Read. Plans are afoot for individuals or groups to join a celebration of poetry through the ages, reading aloud or singing lyrics on love and landscape, daily life and much more. Musical accompaniment will be also be welcomed. Many sets of books are available for the poets. It is hoped to continue to provide an hour of poetry at a convenient time monthly in the library at a minimal cost subscription for room hire and facilities. Information for inquirers and reply sheets with a return box will be provided at the library or by speaking with John Dean at the Memorial Hall literary and local information stall on market day, or email

Bridge club - North/South winners at the meeting on Tuesday, August 14 were Sue Pearson and Steve Lonsdale with 68 per cent. Second were Tim and Lesley Vessey on 60 per cent. East/West victors were Anne Smith and Graeme Matthew with 59 per cent. Bo and Tony Simpson were runners-up with 54 per cent.

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.

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

Sturdy Court - A domino drive will be held at Sturdy Court on Bank Holiday Monday (August 27) at 7.30pm.

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

Oasis - Coffee and chat sessions called Oasis are held in the Methodist Church each Tuesday from 10am to noon.


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 - John and Beryl Bramall had a good win in the latest of Malton Bridge Club’s summer sessions. Derek Fox and Madge Allison took second place, just ahead of Audrey Shaw and Tim Johnson.


Show time - The annual summer show will take place in Marton Village Hall on Saturday August from 2.30pm onwards. There will be cakes and teas, fun dog show, bar, barbecue, live music and disco. The newly-completed play area will be open, there will be family activities, games, raffles, produce show and an Oxfam stall selling new Fairtrade gifts, 2019 calendars, diaries and new donated clothing.


Village Hall - Afternoon teas with tipples, cream teas and cakes will be held in the village hall on Sunday from 2pm to 4pm. There will also be a tombola. All proceeds will go towards village hall funds.


The Art Room - On Saturday, The Art Room at 1 Langton Road 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. To reserve a place, phone Susan Slann on 07812 389236 or email


Bridge club - In the latest session of duplicate bridge, the winners were Madge Allison and Rob Ashdown with 65.87 per cent. In second place with 54.76 per cent were George Goodall and Anne Avery and in third place Tricia Pearce and Stan Bough with 53.97 per cent.

Probus Club - The Vale of Pickering Probus Club met on Tuesday, August 14 for lunch at the Forest and Vale Hotel, under the chairmanship of Anthony Brown. Rhys Thomas gave a talk on life on the oil rigs. Club membership inquiries are welcome by phoning 01751 472879.

Concert - Stape Silver Band will be holding its annual concert at the Kirk Theatre, Hungate, on Saturday. September 1. The band will be holding a cake stall in the market place on the morning of the concert.

Fishkeepers - Ryedale Aquarist Society members Steven and Sarah Russell hosted the early August meeting at their Scarborough Pet Shop. Members also met last week at the home of Jackie Goulder. The speaker for the evening was Christine Webb from Doncaster who gave a talk on her work with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. Kevin Webb, a YAAS A class judge judged the fishkeeper of the year contest and awarded first place to Mark Taylor-Olsson with an Aequidens Cichlid. The next meeting of the society will be held in the Mill Suite at the Memorial Hall on Wednesday, September 5 at 7.30pm when Dr David Pool will give a talk called How Cichlios Keep Their Colour.

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 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, 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 and a traditional craft day on Wednesday, August 29 from 11am to 3pm. There will be summer-themed stories for the under-fives on 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 48 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. For details, either call at Television House, Market Place; Flat 2 at 19 Hungate or call in at Big Bear Bikes, Southgate.

Fleamarket - The town’s weekly fleamarket and gift fair at the Liberal Club, Smiddy Hill, is open for four days this coming weekend as it is a Bank Holiday weekend. It will be open from 10am to 4pm from Saturday to Tuesday.

Super draw -There was no winner of last week’s Pickering Town Football Club’s Super Draw for £1,500. The numbers were 3, 34 and 2. This week’s draw will be increased to £1,575.

Quiz night - The Bay Horse, Market Place, will host a general knowledge quiz in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance on Sunday, September 2 at 7.30pm.

Ryedale Shopper - Next month’s 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.

PEEMS - There will be a meeting of the Pickering Experimental Engineering and Model Society on Wednesday, September 5 in the RVS Hall, Hungate, at 7pm when Ivan Shaw will give a talk called The Design and Build of the ISA 180A Economy Aircraft. The society are a group of model and experimental engineering enthusiasts, who also operate a workshop for members. All aspects of modelling and experimental engineering are discussed at monthly meetings. For further information log on to


Quiz - Jennie will be hosting a quiz in the Fleece Inn on Friday at 9pm. Entry is £2 and includes cash prizes to third place, cash jackpot and hot supper. Her Sunday night quiz was won by Gary, Steve & Co. The jackpot was a rollover.

Bingo - A prize bingo for Woodlands Community Centre funds will be held at the centre on Wednesday, August 29. Doors will open at 6.45pm with eyes down at 7.15pm.


Traction engines - The Yorkshire Traction Engine Rally will he held at Scampston Hall on Saturday and Sunday September 1 and 2 from 10am to 5pm. It will feature steam engines, fairground organs, tractor pulling, classic cars, vintage motorcycles, classic tractors, the Ben Potter Free Flying Eagles and Vultures, stage shows with singers and dancers, military vehicle displays, working displays, old time and modern funfairs.


Methodists - The preacher at Sunday’s service was the Rev Martin Calver, which included Holy Communion. The door steward was Margaret Neave who also took the offering, and the organist was Gay Marr. Bert Blower was the vestry steward. Rev Calver used the parable of the workers in the vineyard from Matthew’s gospel as the theme for his sermon, reading also from the book of Chronicles, the story of David and Solomon. and from Philippians. Coffee was served after the service. The preacher this Sunday at 10.30am is the Rev Brice Whitfield. The service on Sunday, August 12 was taken by Deacon Andrew Carter. The vestry steward was Allan Dunnington, the organist was Doreen Lawson and the welcomer Margaret Harris. The offering was taken by Margaret Neave. Bible readings were given by Sheena Dunnington, who read from Jeremiah, and Bert Blower, who read from Mark’s gospel. The theme of Deacon Carter’s sermon was spending time with God and he talked about life and unity in the church and the getting together to share a meal and each others company.

St Martin’s - The Rev Richard Firth presided and preached at the 9.30am service of Holy Communion. His sermon used modern examples of social, political and local church challenges. Jim Baird and Sue Johnson were sidespersons, Edna Burton accompanied the hymns on the piano, Kieron Middleton gave a bible reading and led the intersessions. Kate Middleton assisted with the distribution of communion and helped serve refreshments with Clare Firth. Kate and Rachel led the children’s activities and at the end of the service. Janet Lamb presented George, Toby and Lucy with gifts as they prepared for their house move away from Seamer. Lay preacher John Worthy led the 11am service of modern worship and preached from Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, chapter 5. Helen Swallow read and Steve Raettig led the sung worship with John and Sue Grice. Jo Taylor was the sidesperson and Elizabeth Bradley 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 is Friday and Friday, August 31 from 10am to 4pm. Members of Seamer and Iron WI will be on hand for a chat and a cup of tea.


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.

St Hilda’s Church - There will be a service of Holy Communion at St Hilda’s on Sunday at 9am. There will be a concert in aid of St Hilda’s by the Thornton-le-Dale Ukulele Group on Friday, September 21 in the village hall at 7pm. Admission £5. Tickets are available from Keith Usher phone 01944 711448 or Barbara Grice phone 01944 711038.

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

Methodist news - The coffee morning hostess was Judith Ruston and donations for coffee are being given to the Christmas Shoebox Appeal. Sunday worship was led by the worship team who explored three ways to wisdom. The congregation also heard a story about a wise owl and all took part in a sketch, the wise owl quiz. After the blessing, coffee was enjoyed together in the hall. The Holy Communion service this Sunday at 10.30am will be led by the Rev Dr Kevin Ridd.

Luncheon club - Mary Dickinson celebrated her 90th birthday at the Senior Citizens Luncheon Club. Birthdays were also celebrated by Jean, Joan and Barbara. A quiz was won by Betty’s table. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, September 19, meeting from 12.30pm for lunch at 1pm. Transport can be arranged by phoning Christine on 01944 711294.

Quiz - There will be a quiz at the Community & Sports Club on September 2 at 8pm.

Letters draw - There was no winner of Saturday’s Sherburn FC letters draw. The letters were J, Q and Y. This week’s prize fund stands at £135.


Music evening - Malton Rock Choir and the Skyline Band performed at a musical evening in the village hall on Friday, July 27. The evening, organised by Derwent Valley BRIDGE Community Library and Resource Centre, raised £250 for library funds. The village library is based in the Reading Rooms and is open on Tuesdays from 2pm until 4.30pm. It has more than 200 books to choose from and they are changed regularly.


Bridge club - Margaret Lowe and Isa Eggleston won the competition on Monday, August 13 with 66.1 per cent. Runners-up were Bob and Gladys Thompson with 59.5 per cent.

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.


Domino drives - There will be a domino drives in the village hall on Saturday, 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.