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.


Harvest supper - There will be a harvest supper is Friday, October 5, at 7pm, in the Acklam Village Hall. A magician will provide entertainment. Tickets are £12, children £6. Family tickets are also available. Phone Katie on 01653 658795 or Elaine on 01653 658351.


Parish council - The parish council meeting was held in the village hall. Apologies for absence were received from Ian Berry. The Court Leet has been approached about financial contribution towards the drain maintenance at north end of the village and culvert to south west of the village at the bottom of the village. As yet no response there has been received. The end of the road speeding sign hire is imminent, this will not be renewed. All grit bins are owned by NYCC highways with the exception of the one located near Manor Farm which is owned and maintained by the PC. Highways indicate that they will now longer replace bins that are damaged. Additional items for next year’s budget were discussed and a request made for the replacement cost of pads and battery for the village defibrillation unit. Public Rights of Way - the Definitive Map Modification Order for South Ings and West Back Lane, which was issue in 2014 but due to objections was referred to County Hall, has still not progressed. As they have a backlog of 23 cases they have indicated that this modification will require a public inquiry and could take a further four years to reach the action stage. The Fracking Advisor Group continues to circulate information concerning the current situation and the council has maintained its objections to the process. Next meeting will be at 6.30pm on Thursday, January 3.

Tea, Chat and History - The next meeting will be held in the village hall on Monday, October 1, between 2pm and 4pm. Admission £1. It will be the usual relaxed format but with the addition of a rolling slide show, history magazines to peruse and web based family history research help available.

Harvest festival - The harvest festival took place at the Methodist chapel. The service was taken by Rosamund Dyson, from Scarborough, and Barrie Richmond, from Ravenshead. The lesson was read by Joan Fletcher. Two harvest poems were read by Eunice Morton. Two musical harvest items were sung by Claire and Richard Haynes and Katrina and John Lane. Jean Lishman was the organist. The collection taken by Jill Hiatt and Malcolm Leckenby amounted to £300 for chapel funds. After the service everyone was invited to Weighell Cottage for refreshments. All the donated harvest produce was taken by Rosamund to the Rainbow Centre in Scarborough.


Play - Ayton Village Hall is hosting the Library Group Touring Theatre company in a matinee performance of The Kingfisher by William Douglas-Home. Performance starts at 2pm on Friday, October 12, in the village hall. Doors will open at 1.30pm and there will be refreshments available in the interval. Tickets on sale priced at £10.50 in Derwent Valley Bridge Library, West Ayton. 50p of each ticket goes to the library funds. Phone Joy on 01723 862170 or Bev on 01723 865033.


Wildlife event - This is the final opportunity to remind everybody about this event which takes place on Saturday, September 29, in Brompton Village Hall, from 1pm to 5pm. The hall will be full of displays supplying information on topics ranging water voles and turtle doves to birds and The Butts. Throughout the afternoon there will also be a programme of speakers, the timing of which is as follows 1.30pm, Sam Newton on Water Voles; 2pm, The Cranedale Centre on Brompton Beck; 2.45pm, Brian Walker on Wildflowers; 3.30pm, Richard Baines on the Turtle Dove project at Sawdon; 4pm, Wold Ecology on the results of Brompton Butts Survey. There will be a table supplying children’s activities so there should be something for everyone and as ever there will be a constant supply of tea and cake on sale to keep you all going through out the afternoon. Do come along and spend an entertaining afternoon with us.

Country quiz results - The second quiz in the series raised a total of £287 for Brompton Primary School. Entries came from as far afield as Jersey, Swansea and Perth: 1st prize went to Mrs Potter, from Tring, and Mrs Wilson, from York, won second prize. A consolation prize was awarded to the first one out of the hat chosen from the six other quiz sheets that were returned, each having a score of 39. The draw was conducted in school, where pupil Jessica Mudd, drew the lucky winner who was Mrs Wilson from Ipswich. Quiz answers were as follows – 1. Dunnock 2. Crab apple 3. Adder 4. Pond skater 5. Rhododendron 6. Weasel 7. Five bar gate 8. Bluebottle 9. Plough 10. Shepherd 11. Smelt 12. Osier 13. Mole 14. Mallard 15. Rosebay willow herb 16. Sponge 17. Pheasant 18. Comfrey 19. Restharrow 20. Chub (Hare also accepted) 21. Yarrow 22. Brimstone 23. Stag Beetle 24. Fat Hen 25. Pipistrelle 26. Plane 27. Teal 28. Celandine 29. Threshing machine 30. Bream 31. Cotoneaster 32. Wren 33. Lichen 34. Sheep hurdle 35. Privet Hawk-moth 36. Merlin 37. Timothy 38. Teasel 39. Natterjack toad 40. Shaggy ink cap. Questions number six, 19 and 37 caused the most problems. The third quiz will be available soon from the usual outlets in Kirkbymoorside, Pickering, Snainton, Brompton and Sherburn or by sending £1 to countryside Quiz No 3, 2 Sawdon Lane, Brompton by Sawdon, Scarborough, YO139DT.

Heritage event - Last weekend, visitors came from as far afield as Hull and Sheffield, many intent on following up distant family connections with the village and providing more information and photographs for the village archives. The hub of the event was the village hall where there was a display of village photographs of both views, events and people and also included a display commemorating the centenary of the ending of First World War. It was the centre to pick up information and for refreshment to sustain visitors who stayed most of the afternoon to take in all that the event had to offer. This included a self guided tour around the village taking in the Cayley workshop and the nearby All Saints Church to see displays of commemorative textiles, information on Wordsworth and a trip up the tower to see the clock and the bells. After that a visit could be made to the dig on Castle Hill to see Scarborough Archaeological Society at work. The organisers of the whole event were delighted with how the weekend unfolded and would like to say thank you to everybody who was involved in setting up, manning, donating artefacts for display or by contributing in any way to this event - including the many people who supported by attending over both days of the event.

Church - Last weekend was busy at All Saints Brompton, both for the services and for the Heritage Weekend. The new bell ringers, including the youngsters rang for harvest festival. Many visitors came in to the Grade I listed building to see the textile exhibition and good numbers took the opportunity for Martin Tubb’s conducted tower visits. For those who have not yet seen the First World War commemorative textile art there is another opportunity all this week finishing with the Benefice Service on Sunday. As always the building is open in daylight hours. There are new embroideries over on the far wall, made by Leavening embroiders which tell the story of the part that women (and dogs) played in the war. The combined service at Brompton for the parishes of Snainton, Brompton, Wykeham, Hutton Buscel and Langdale End this Sunday is at 10.30am and will be taken by Venerable David Garnet together with Rev Pat Wood. There will be coffee afterwards.

Spoken Word - Brompton’s Spoken Word evening, A Celebration of Words, will be held in the village hall on Saturday, October 6, at 7.30pm. Tickets are £7 to include supper and soft drinks. You are welcome to bring your own bottle of beer or wine. Tickets are available from Bob and Marylyn Muir on 01723 850412 or from members of Brompton Village Hall Committee on 01723 859211. The “words” on offer will include a selection of poetry and prose both serious and comic with a smattering of dialect and cautionary tales. So do come and enjoy yourselves at this annual event.


Bridge club - The results of the Bulmer Bridge Club Competition held on Thursday, September 20, were: 1st Angela and Ian Barnett 62.5 per cent; and 2nd Sandy and Peter Hill, 59.9 per cent.


Flower festival - A restoration fund for the bells at the 12th century church of St Matthew’s, is set for a boost at the weekend when the congregation and residents of the parish stage a flower festival. The festival will run until Sunday, September 30, to raise funds for the peal of three bells which have been silent for several months because of their condition. It is hoped the bells, which date back several centuries, will be re-hung and able to be rung later this year, said churchwarden, Beverley Waldie. On Saturday night there will be performance based on The Gospel of St Mark. The Bishop of Whitby, the Rt Rev Paul Ferguson, is to lead a Songs of Praise service with the benefice choir on Sunday at 4.30pm.


Quiz - There will be a family pub quiz at the Crown Inn, on Sunday, October 7, at 8.30pm. Entry £2, including a sandwich supper. Prize is a voucher to spend at The Crown. Phone 01751 417 343. Funds in aid of St Chad’s Church, Hutton-le-Hole.


Auction sale - It will take place on Monday, October 1, at 7pm, in Fadmoor Village Hall, raising funds for grass cutting at the cemetery, churchyard and around the war memorial. Saleable items, produce for auction or raffle prizes will be much appreciated. Everyone welcome.


Bridge club - The result from Tuesday, September 18 are: first place North/South were Anne Avery and George Goodall with 58.7 per cent in second place with 64.2 per cent were Judith O’Donnell and Graham Burgess. East/West winners were Bo and Tony Simpson with 64.2 per cent and in second place Steve Lonsdale and Sue Pearson with 63.9 per cent.

Herbert Read - The Herbert Read 50th Anniversary Year celebrations continue with poetry readings in Kirkbymoorside Library on Saturday, September 29, from 10.30am to 11.30am. Tickets for readings, via the Library (small charge). Phone 01609 534557. For enquiries about the new poetry reading activity group, visit the Memorial Hall Market Day Literary Local Information Stall or phone John Dean on 01439 771639 or email

Menzown - Margaret Shaw and Janet Bates, from Malton Museum, will be the speakers at the next Menzown on Monday, October 8, in the King’s Head, from 7.30pm. They will lead a hands-on What’s this? session. All welcome; first visit free.

Ladies Fellowship - On October 9, members will meet up with the Tuesday Group at 7.30pm in the Methodist Church. This has become an annual event and is greatly enjoyed by both groups.

Entertainment - Dave Weston will entertain at Moorside bar and club on Saturday, September 29.

Domino drive - Sturdy Court will host a domino drive on Monday, October 8, at 7.30pm.

Tree festival - The community Christmas tree festival will be held in the Methodist Church from December16 to 23. The trees can be real or artificial and any height up to 5ft. Email Kath Hall at Kathryn.hall1949@gmail or Anne Charlton at More details nearer the time.

Amnesty International - The Kirkbymoorside group has an informal group meeting on Wednesday, October 10, at the home of member Elaine in Pickering. Phone Barbara on 01439 770985.

Friday Night Orchestra - The Friday Rehearsal Orchestra will be meeting again from the end of September. If you are an orchestral musician who enjoys playing informally without the pressure of concerts, and also loves to learn new works, this is ideal for you. Experienced and young players alike are welcome. The amateur orchestra meets in the autumn and spring at the Memorial Hall on Fridays. Email June Emerson on

Coffee morning - The popular Marie Curie coffee morning takes place at Ryedale Garage on Friday, October 12, from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Stalls will include a tombola, raffle, home-baked cakes, along with Marie Curie Christmas cards.

Julian Meeting - The next meeting is on Tuesday, October 9, at the Catholic church, from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Meeting are held on the second Tuesday of each month.

Christmas market - Kirkbymoorside Christmas Market will be held on Saturday, November 24, from 10am to3pm. It is an excellent event to buy Christmas gifts and goodies and to enjoy what Kirkbymoorside has to offer. Kirkbymoorside Brass Band will be playing in the main street, activities for children include face painting and Santa’s Grotto in the Dugout, from noon to 2pm. There will be more than 30 craft and local produce stalls in the main street and the Memorial Hall.

Environment group - The latest repair café was held at The Moorside Room, Kirkbymoorside, on September 22. The next one will take place on Saturday, November 17, from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Please bring your broken items along. One of our volunteers will be offering 3D printing of replacement plastic components, up to 8” x 8”. The replacement part will be created with recycled plastic. If you would like to become a volunteer repairer, phone June Emerson 01751 430907 or email


Quiz - The parish of Kirkdale and its two churches, St Gregory’s Minster and St Hilda’s, Beadlam, had a most successful summer quiz this year. With some monies still to be collected, organisers have already raised £250 for church funds. They would like to make a special “thank you” to the unknown donor who enclosed £5 with his/her entry. Unfortunately, the note became separated from its accompanying quiz sheet so we are not able to thank him/her directly. The first prize of £15 went to Mrs A Wilson, of Appleton-le-Moors; second prize of £10 to M A Gibson, of Lincoln; and the third prize of £5 to Mrs Dorothy Willby, of Pickering. The “special” £5 prize goes to Daisy Barnes of Wombleton. Organisers said that there were many other correct entries, these were just the first to be drawn. Watch out for the Christmas quiz in December.


Harvest festival - Leavening and Acklam churches’ annual harvest festival auction of produce will be held at the Jolly Farmers Pub on Saturday, September 29, from 8pm. The proceeds from the raffle will go towards the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Donations of produce, homebaking to auction or raffle prizes gratefully received and can be taken to the pub on the day.

Macmillan coffee morning - On Saturday, September 29, there will be a Macmillian coffee morning/bring and buy in Leavening Methodist schoolroom, from 10am to noon. Donation of any baking etc will be much appreciated.


Harvest festival - Everyone is welcome to the harvest festival for the church taking place at the village hall at 6pm on Saturday, September 29.

Quiz - A quiz night with pie and peas will take place in the village hall on Saturday, October 6, at 7pm. Tickets are £5 and are available from Jenny on 01751 472801 or Jane on 07774 142705.


Bridge club - The final summer session at Malton Bridge Club was won by Madge Allison and Keith Freeman. Anthony and Moira Brown claimed second place with Ed Robinson and Dave Massey third. The overall winner of the summer sessions was Rob Ashdown with Beryl Bramall second and Ed and Dave in joint third place. Thursday afternoon sessions begin on October 11. Phone Richard Hilton on 01653 693501 or email for details.

Gardening club - The AGM of Malton and District Flower Club took place this month. The chairman Jan Anderson reported that it had been another successful year for the club and that there has been a varied programme of demonstrations, talks, practice classes, outings and workshops. The club’s efforts for Malton in Bloom helped the town achieve a Gold Award. Trophies were awarded: Novice- Lorna Mastaglio; Intermediate- Annie Macintosh; Lower Advanced- Kay Clyde; Advanced- Lynn Dees and Sandie Evans; Gold Advanced - Jillian Swiers. This was followed by a willow weaving workshop, presented by Andrea Firth, which was well supported, enjoyable and well presented. The next meeting is on October 16 and features a demonstration by Jo Purdy, An Autumn Gathering. The open evening takes place on November 20, presented by Karl Wilde, A Wilde Xmas. For details, phone Maggie Tate-Smith on 01653 698741.


Bridge Club - In the latest session of duplicate bridge the joint winners with 65 per cent were Tricia Pearce and Stan Bough and the partnership of Robin Ashdown and John Bramall In third place were Gill Hardcastle and Sue Pearson with 61.88 per cent.

Family Cinema - The new season of the Family Cinema at Pickering Methodist Church started last Saturday with the film Peter Rabbit which was enjoyed by parents and children of all ages. The next Family Cinema will be on Saturday, October 6, at 6.30pm, and the film will be Duck, Duck, Goose. Admission is free, donations towards costs are welcome. Doors open at 6pm and popcorn and snacks are for sale in the foyer also ice cream and soft drinks in the interval. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. All families are welcome. For details, phone 01751 472249.


Quiz - Five teams playing for £40 in prize money took part in Jennie’s Mega Quiz in the Fleece Inn. The winners with 59.5 points were Mike’s Team, second were Honeymooners (57) and third Team @ the Bar (52). The £10 jackpot was won by Sue’s Two. Jennie’s next Mega Quiz at the Fleece will be on Friday, October 5. Jennie’s Sunday night quiz was won by Sue’s Crew. The jackpot was won by Team @ the Bar.


Football Club Letters Draw - The letters drawn were L S Z. As there was no winner the prize total next week will be £360.

Community and sports club - Join members on Sunday, September 30 for the monthly quiz at 8pm. Dates for your diary also include bingo nights on September 29, October 27 (previously 20th), November 10, December 1 and December 22.

St Hilda’s Church – The village hall was filled to capacity on Friday when St Hilda’s Church played host to a concert by the Thornton-le-Dale Ukulele Group. Barbara Grice introduced John Scoble, the leader and David Swann who performed in the first half, with their rendition of some popular songs from the 1970 and 1980s, after which light refreshments were served and the raffle drawn. The second half was given over to the ukulele group who performed some well known songs with a lot of audience participation. Tambourines, Kazoo’s and Maracas were handed out and in addition to adding their vocals, these were enthusiastically played. Helpers included Betty Flinton (door); Pauline Dobson, Carol Stephenson and Christine Ashton (refreshments); Barbara Grice (raffle); Susan Mennell and Keith Usher who set out the room. Barbara Grice gave the vote of thanks at the end of the evening and announced that £439 had been raised for church funds.

Holy Communion – Rev Joe Kinsella officiated at the Holy Communion Service. Sidespersons were Keith and Jean Usher, Martin Monkman played the organ and the lesson from The Letter of James was read by Betty Flinton. The next Sunday Service will be on October 14, starting at 10.30pm, led by Barbara Grice.

Prayer Relay - On Friday, October 5, the Benefice of Buckrose Carrs is holding a Prayer Relay, from 4pm to 10pm. This will involve every church praying for a time then passing the baton, which will take the form of a lit candle, on to the next Church. Everyone is welcome to come to any (or several) church to pray – just pop in at any time during the prayer time and stay for as long as you wish. The order for the relay will be 4pm to 4.45 pm – St Hilda’s Sherburn; 5pm to 5.45pm – All Saints, West Heslerton; 6pm to 6.45pm – St John the Baptist’s Yedingham; 7pm to 7.45pm – All Saints, Thorpe Bassett; 8pm to 8.45pm St Martin’s, Scampston, and 9pm to 9.45pm – St Andrew’s Rillington.

Senior Citizen Luncheon Club - The club met and enjoyed a lovely lunch prepared by Chris and Kay Miles who gave a regular team a rest this month. The celebrated the 75th birthday of Stella Boyes; thank you to Judith for making the cake. The next luncheon club will be on Wednesday, October 17, at the Methodist Chapel Hall, when the club will be entertained by Allerston Aloud. Meet from 12.30pm for lunch at 1pm. Transport can be provided within Sherburn Village, just phone Christine on 01944 711294.

Snowdrops - On Sunday, September 30, the Sherburn village show committee will be planting snowdrops around the village and would love families to help out with the planting. Please meet at the village hall at 10.30am.

Methodist News - Your kind donations for coffee at the Tuesday Coffee Morning continue to be given to the Christmas shoebox appeal. You are invited to come along to the Craft Club, which meets each Thursday at 1.30pm, in the Chapel Hall. Just bring your craft along and enjoy a cuppa and a chat. The Holy Communion service was led by Rev Dr Kevin Ridd. Organist was Chris Cade assisted by Robin Magowan on guitar. Audio visual was by Christine Fenwick and the Gospel Reading was by Edna Bielby. Offertory steward was Judith Ruston. Rev Kevin explained to the children that no matter how small we were we could make a difference and to demonstrate this he asked Kiara to put just a tiny drop of blue dye into a jar of clear water and the whole jar turned blue. Just one drop changed everything. After worship, members enjoyed refreshments in the hall. Next week will be the Harvest Festival Celebration and Deacon Andrew Carter will be leading the All age Worship at 10.30am. Any gifts brought will be for the foodbank at Westway Open Arms, Eastfield. You are invited to stay afterwards for Harvest lunch.


Double act - On Saturday, October 13, in Slingsby Village Hall at 7pm, John Scoble and David Swann will give a performance of their musical double act, followed by the exciting sounds of Thornton-le-Dale ukuleles. This is music for all and full of fun. Tickets are £5 (children £2.50) available at the door or from Tony’s shop or Pat on 01653 628620. Refreshments and tombola. Proceeds in aid of the Slingsby Village Maypole fund.

Bridge Club - The result from Monday, September 17 were: first place with 65.9 per cent were Peter and Lesley Jaram and in second place with 57.9 per cent were Tim Johnson and Lynda Lockwood.


Jumble sale - A jumble sale will take place at Weaverthorpe Village Hall on September 29, from 1pm to 2.30pm. Entry is £1 for adults, children free and includes drink/biscuits. It is the 10th year of raising funds for village organisations. Jumble accepted from 11.30am or 7.30pm to 8.30om on September 28. No electrical goods please.


Quiz night - There will be a quiz night on Friday, October 19, in Westow Cricket Pavilion in aid of the Church of St Mary, Westow, 7.30pm start. Solo quizzers are welcome, however tickets (£6 per person and include a pie, pea, jacket potato supper, followed by puddings) need to be purchased in advance to help with numbers for food. Tickets are limited and can be purchased from Simon Hogg, June Harrison, Alison Dalby or Judith Pearson.

Knit and natter - Wednesday, September 26, sees the next fortnightly Knit and Natter, Stitch and Chatter, Crochet Night in Westow Cricket Club Pavilion, from 7pm to 9pm. Tea, coffee available at 50p per cup. Experts to beginners and everyone in between welcome. For more details, phone Pam on 07891 814017 or email

Cricket pavilion - Volunteers are opening the Westow Cricket Club pavilion for hot drinks, home baking and bacon rolls on Saturday, September 29, and Sunday, September 30, from 10am to 1pm. Raising money for the cricket club and pavilion.


Domino drive - There is a domino drive on Saturday, September 29, at 7.30pm, in the village hall, raising funds for the hall. £1.50 to play, includes tea and biscuits. All welcome.There will be a domino drive on Wednesday, October 3.


Ebberston and Allerston - Local artist Sue Slack came to the July meeting and discovered a hidden talent in some of our members for drawing with pastels that they were previously unaware of. In August, members were taken back to the 1930s, when nearly all of the members went to the Esk Valley Theatre’s production of Private Lives by Noel Coward. It was a glorious day for a drive over the moors and the play was a hilarious classic Coward performance. Fish and chips at Walkers afterwards also went down very well. More recently members welcomed Mick Johnston, Ebberston’s beekeeper, to the September meeting. Mick gave members a really interesting talk on the background to beekeeping and the practicalities of it and also brought along some delicious samples. Meetings coming up: October 9 - Ebberston Village Hall at 7.15pm, autumn supper. It is an informal evening and members would welcome anyone who is thinking of joining them to go along. On November 13 - Allerston Village Hall, 7.15pm, annual meeting.