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.


Market - The Pop-Up Market raised £156 for WaterWorks, which means the total is approaching £4,000. The final events will be on October 7, at 2pm, a short service in the chapel followed by tea at the village hall. In the evening, at 7pm, in The Reading Room, there will be a showing of the film “The Source”.

History group - A talk entitled “The Navvies” was given by Malcolm Bisby and attended by more than 20 people. A big thanks to Shirley Brooke for organising the event.

Sing-a-long - The Community Singalong will be returning next month so the first meeting will be in the village hall from 6pm to 7pm on Wednesday, October 17. It will then be on the first and third Wednesday of each month. All welcome.


Theatre show - 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 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.


Harvest service - St Nicholas’ Church is holding its harvest service on Sunday, October 7, at 2.30pm. All welcome. Please note there are no toilet facilities on the premises.


Wildlife event - A “celebration” of wildlife took place in the village hall on Saturday afternoon. There was a huge variety of information on display at the various stalls set up around the room and whether you wanted to know about animals, birds or flowers – it was all there, including the actual presence of our very own water-life swimming in a tray of beck water fished out by staff from the Cranedale Centre. The water was simply teaming with wildlife in every cubic centimetre, enthralling adults and children alike. Next to this stood Graham Bilton and his colleague, locally based wildlife officers for the police who explained exactly what they did to help protect our precious wildlife. Visitors could also treat themselves to a wild life themed afternoon tea with foot shaped sandwiches, birds nest cakes, butterfly buns and delicious chocolate anthills. At specified times during the afternoon, while people enjoyed their tea, speakers gave their talks and slide presentations. One concerned the local turtle dove project in Sawdon and another our very own water voles in Brompton Beck. The hall was packed for the talks and added a very special “local touch” to the event. The enjoyable afternoon was very successful and a credit to all the hard work of its organiser, Alison Tubbs, her team of speakers and her merry band of supporters.

Soup and Pudding - Sawdon village would be delighted to welcome people to their soup and pudding lunch on Tuesday, October 9, at 12.15pm. Everybody welcome.

Domino drive - The first domino drive of the winter was won by Chester Brown with top score of 118 followed some way behind by Ashley Mudd and Ian Thompson both on 112. Other prize winners were D Mudd, F Atkinson, C Fletcher, M Kirby, W Baxter, B Simpson and E Mudd. Raffle prizes were won by A Bowes, M Kirby, D Mudd, E Mudd, M Baxter, I Thompson, E Rumney, S Eddon, D Sumner, C Fletcher, K Vasey, P Myers, D Wardle and E Vasey. The next domino drive will take place on Thursday, October 25, at 7.30pm.

Spoken word evening - This celebration of words will take place on Saturday evening at 7.30pm in the village hall. Tickets priced at £7 to include a supper, are available from Bob and Marylyn Muir or on the evening at the door. Do come and support the evening it is always very enjoyable.

Church - The Safari Supper in aid of church funds was a very enjoyable evening. It raised £668. The Bishop of Whitby made a brief visit to All Saints on Sunday evening to view the much appreciated First World War Textile Exhibition, before it was taken down. The service this Sunday, is an 11am Communion and will be taken by a visiting pries. It is hoped that the Vicar will return towards the end of October.


Bridge club - The results of the meeting on Thursday, September 27 were: 1st: Jane Bartlett & Sheila Briske 60.1 per cent; 2nd: Moira Fitzsimmons & Brian Crowder 59.5 per cent.


Event - Enterprise on the Moors will be running for the sixth consecutive year this month. This event features a diverse range of exhibitors displaying and selling their wares to show all that is best on sale from producers, artisans and businesses in the local area. The open day showcases local foods, craft, unique gift ideas, and art. Everyone is welcome to Cold Kirby Village Hall on Sunday, October 28, from 11am to 4pm. Admission to the event is free. For more information or to book an exhibitor’s slot phone Becky on 07985 676385 or email


Calendar - The 2019 Farndale Calendar in aid of Farndale Village Hall is now available from BATA, Kirkbymoorside, Feversham Arms Inn, Farndale, and Lion Inn, Blakey, priced £6. All proceeds go to the hall.

Domino drive - The Farndale domino drives will this year be held in the Band Room, Low Mill, on Tuesday, October 9, and then continuing on the second Tuesday of each month until March. Everyone welcome novice and expert alike.

Harvest festival and supper – St Mary’s Farndale Harvest Thanksgiving Service will be held on Friday, October 12, at 7pm, followed by the harvest supper, raffle and dominoes, afterwards at the Bandroom in Low Mill. Everyone welcome.

Charity evening - There will be a charity Country and Western evening at the Lion Inn Blakey on Friday, November 2, at 7.30pm. Music will be provided by Alf Berry. There will also be an auction and raffle. Tickets for the evening are £6 which includes a supper. All proceeds to the air ambulance, any donations for the auction or raffle would be gratefully received. Phone Ken Wilson on 01751 433241.


Harvest festival - A harvest festival will be held at Hovingham Methodist Chapel on Sunday, October 7, at 10.30am, led by retired farmer and local preacher of many years, Robert Rayner, from Ebberston, when gifts of fruit, vegetables, cakes, jams, coal, wood and water can be admired. The following evening at 6.30pm a further service will be conducted by Rev Tanya Short of Malton and the produce to be auctioned by Keith Warters before everyone enjoy the supper. Every welcome.


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

Ceilidh - There will be a Ceilidh in the village hall on Saturday, October 6, at 7.30pm, to the Jack Hare Ceilidh band, with a caller. Tickets are £8 and booking is essential. Phone 01751 417443.


Ladies Fellowship - On Tuesday, October 9, members will meet up with the Tuesday Group at 7.30pm in the Methodist Church.

Entertainment - Keith Swales will entertain at Moorside bar and club on Saturday, October 6. Phone 01751 432086.

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

Tree festival - There will be a community Christmas Tree Festival in the Methodist Church from December 16 to 23. The trees can be real or artificial and any height up to 5ft. Any queries, email Kath Hall at kathryn.hall1949@gmail or Anne Charlton

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

Menzown - Margaret Shaw and Janet Bates, from the 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. New members welcome; first visit free.

Coffee morning - The popular Marie Curie coffee morning at Ryedale Garage is on Friday, October 12, from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Stalls will include 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. All welcome. Any enquiries to Rev Tania Brosnan.

All Saints’ Church - The church will host a coffee morning with cakes and raffle on Saturday, October 6, from 9.30am to noon.

Bridge club - The result from September 25. North/South winners were Gill and Trevor Hardcastle with 60.6 per cent and in second place with 54.4 per cent were Tim Johnson and Cynthia Metcalfe. East/West winners were Tony and Bo Simpson with 59.4 per cent and in second place with 57.8 per cent were Mary Mortonson and Graeme Matthew.


Village show results - Leavening and Acklam village’s annual produce and handicraft show was held on September 8, in Leavening Primary School. Chris Burt officially opened the show and presented all the prize cups and trophies. The trophy winners are as follows: Rose bowl for the most 1st - Sue Pacey. Tankard for the best fruit and veg - Sue Pacey. Rose cup - Chris Burt. Handicraft cup - Sue Schofield. Pauline Sanderson Baking Trophy - Sue Lonsdale. Children’s Trophy With the most point went to Joshua Pulling. Mrs Rona Ashworth cup For the under 7yrs old for growing the best 3 mixed veg in the children class was won by Joshua Pulling. The Sue Uttley cup for the over 8 yrs old was presented to the winner of the potato in a bucket, as there were no entries for the 3 vegetables class and went to Charlotte Scott. Winners of each class are as followed: 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Produce:- Mushroom Soup - Val Crowder, Jonathon Plackett, Liz Midgley. 2lb Wholemeal bread loaf -April Townsend, Jeff Pacey. 3 Blueberry Muffins - Val Crowder, Liz Saynor, Sue Lonsdale. 3 Shortbread finger Biscuits - Margaret Spink, Val Crowder, Nancy Spencer. Victoria sponge cake - Sue Lonsdale, Liz Saynor, Clive Milson. Bacon & Egg pie - Liz Midgley, Liz Saynor. Preserves: Jar of Green tomato chutney - Beryl Cook. Jar of pickled beetroot - Sue Pacey, Nancy Spencer. Strawberry jam - Clive Milson, Elaine Jones. Jar of lemon curd - Elaine Jones, Clive Milson, Nancy Spencer. Elderflower Cordial - Sue Pacey, Karen Drabble. Fruit & veg: 3 Tomatoes all same variety - Chris Burt, Susan Lonsdale, Chris Ackerley. 3 Blueberries - 2nd prize Mike Saynor. 3 Orchard Fruit same variety - Sue Pacey, Sue Lonsdale, Chris Spencer. Potatoes grown in a bucket - Sue Pacey, Rona Ashworth, Jonathon Plackett. Heaviest Marrow - Sue Pacey, Karen Drabble, Susan Lonsdale. 3 Runner Beans - Irene Edgar, Chris Burt, Mike Saynor. Tray of 4 mixed Veg - Sue Pacey, Susan Lonsdale, Mike Saynor. Flowers: 1 Rose - Chris Burt, Nancy Spencer, Jonathon Plackett. 3 Dahlias - Sue Pacey, Rebecca England, Chris Burt. 4 Stems of different flowers - Lindsay Harrison, Mike Saynor, Chris Ackerley. 3 Asters - No Entries. 3 Echinacea (cone flower) - 2nd Susan Lonsdale. Flowering Houseplant - Sue Pacey, Val Crowder, Nancy Spencer. Cactus/Succulent - Lindsay Harrison. Floral arrangement: Royal Wedding posy - (7”) Rona Ashworth. Tour De Yorkshire (18”) - Chris Bosson, Rona Ashworth. Royal Baby (18”) - Chris Bosson, Rona Ashworth. Handicrafts: Any embroidered item (hand or machine) - Sue Schofield, Margaret Spink, Olga Colledge. Recycled fabric item - Sue Schofield, Chris Ackerley, Christine Addley. Felted Item (wet or needle felt) - April Townsend, Christine Addley, Sue Pacey. A Picture (any medium) - Clive Milson, Lindsay Harrison, Colin Rawlings. A Handmade Toy - Irene Edgar, Sue Schofield, Liz Midgley. Any Other Craft - Sue Scofield, Olga Colledge, Lindsay Harrison. Photographs: Wedding - Brian Crowder, Louise Tolhurst, Val Crowder. Tractor - Jonathon Plackett, Anne West, Karen Drabble. Humorous (with a caption) - Louise Tolhurst, April Townsend, Val Crowder. Water - Christine Addley, Jonathon Plackett, Liz Hudson. Family pet -Louise Tolhurst, Liz Saynor, April Townsend. Something Green - Christine Addley, Val Crowder, Brian Crowder. Childrens classes: A Painting (4 & under) - Rowan cross, Cassie Cross, Lydia England. A Painting (New beginning) - Oliver McMillan, Jacob Rowe. A Painted Stone, Under 7yrs - Amy Kemp 3rd. Over 8 - Lily Kemp. Potatoes in a bucket (Under 7) - Oliver Tolhurst, Joshua Pulling, Esme Pulling. (Over 8) Charlotte Scott, Andrew Scott. A Tray of 3 mixed Veg. (under 7) - Joshua Pulling. (8 & over) - no entries. Photo of a favourite Pet (Under 7) - Amy Kemp. (Over 8) no entries. Photo Humorous, with a caption (under 7) - Joshua Pulling. (Over 8) - Lily Kemp. Handwriting, (Under 7) - Jessica Hargreaves, Amy Kemp, Harry Midgley. (Over 8) - Lily Kemp, Emily Cooke, Katie Jackson. A Painting New Beginning (Under 7) - Tommy Robinson, Amy Kemp, Alfie Wroe. (Over 8) - Ella Rose Adam, Hattie Collins, Emily Cansick. 3 Chocolate Brownies (7 & under) - Joshua Pulling, Guy England, Lydia England. (8 & over) 2nd Ben England, 3rd Isaac England. 3 Ginger people (7 & under) & (8 & over) No entries. Homemade Craft (12 & over) - Freddie Bosson. A Painted Stone - No entries. The show was well attended, with lots of entries. There was the usual raffle, Flamingo cards, together with a bran tub, as well as an excellent afternoon tea. The profit of £100 this year will go towards British Heart foundation in memory of Pauline Sanderson. The organisers would like to thank all who helped, entered produce/crafts or attended, to make it yet another successful show.

Macmillan coffee morning - The coffee morning held in Leavening on Saturday, September 29, as part of the Macmillan biggest coffee morning raised £350. The organisers would like to thank all those who helped, donated items or went along to support. Another Macmillan coffee morning was held in Leavening Primary School on Friday, September 28, which raised £170.

Harvest auction - The annual harvest auction held in the Jolly Farmer pub on Saturday, September 29, started off with singing of Plough the field and scatter and a welcome from Rev S Walker and Steve Langton. The following auction of produce by Chris Spencer raised a grand total £433.60, which will be split between the three churches of Leavening and Acklam. Leavening Anglican church have decided to donate their share to RABI this year, Leavening Methodist church are giving their share to the NSPCC and Acklam church are giving their share to York Against Cancer and Water Aid. The money from the raffle which was an additional £151 is to be given to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The whole event raised a total of £584.60 for local good causes. The organisers would like to to thank anyone who donated any of the large amount of produce donated to auction, to anyone who attended, donated raffle prizes or helped in any way.


Festival - Saltersgate Farmers Hunt is holding a harvest festival and auction of promises at the Fox & Rabbit Inn, near Lockton, on Saturday, October 6, at 7pm. Everyone welcome. There will be refreshments and a raffle. A donation of the proceeds will be given to a local charity. Any auction donations are great fully received, phone Emma Smith on 07792 857698 or email


AGM - Twenty-six members attended the annual general meeting of Malton Bridge Club at which the chairman Tricia Pearce, Secretary Richard Hilton and vice-chairman and treasurer Philip Mason were all re-elected. In the play that followed the meeting the winners were John Hayton and Philip Mason with Tricia Pearce and Madge Allison second and Sheila Johnson and Gill Oxendale third. The club’s principal pairs competition starts on Wednesday, while the Thursday afternoon more gentle sessions begin on October 11.

Coffee morning - On Friday, September 28, Kathleen Cuthbertson, from Malton, held a Macmillan coffee morning at her home. She would like to thank everyone who gave raffle prizes and those who generously gave donations amounting to £382. A wonderful amount for a very worthy cause.


Services - The harvest festival services take place in the Methodist Chapel on Sunday, October 7, at 6.15pm. The service will be led by Robert Raynor. On Tuesday, October 9, the service will be led by Helen Leng. Adam collier will auction the produce after the service. On Sunday, October 14, at 6.15pm, the final service in the chapel will be led by Rev Ruth Duck. Everyone welcome.


Library - Find out more about where you came from with help from a representative of Ryedale Family History Group. You can now book a one-to-one session at Pickering Library: They will take place at 10.30am, noon and 1.30pm on the following Tuesdays - October 9 and 23, November 6 and 20, and December 4. All sessions are pre-bookable, just call into the library or phone 01609 533624 to book your place.

Weekly draw - The winning numbers for the week commencing September 24 were 25, 31 and 1. There were no winners therefore next week’s prize money will be £225. Anyone wishing to join at £1 a week should get in touch with Dunning Butchers, Margaret Dunning or ask at the Recreation Club.

Domino drive - The next domino drive will take place on October 19 at the Recreation Club at 7.30pm. Everyone welcome.

Bridge club - The latest session of duplicate bridge was the first of five weeks of the Scratch Pairs competition. The winners with 69.5 per cent were Tricia Pearce and Stan Bough and in second place with 63 per cent were Graeme Matthew and John Bramall. In third place were Graham Burgess and Dorothy Cordery with 62 per cent.


Bingo - A total £500 (including donations) was raised for Ryedale Dog Rescue 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, October 24.

Coffee morning - A coffee morning held in Woodlands Community Centre raised £364 for Macmillan Cancer Care.

Music - Whitby’s Carl Robinson will be appearing at the Fleece Inn on Saturday, October 13, from 9pm. Amazing electric guitar and vocals with Hendrix tribute and 1960s rock and roll.


St Martin’s Church - The vicar the Rev Andrew Moreland presided and preached at the 9.30am service of Holy Communion. Andrew continued his theme preaching of giving. Clare Firth and Janet Lamb were sidespersons, and Clare also served refreshments at the end of the service. Jean Donovan assisted with the distribution of communion, and Edna Burton accompanied the hymns on the piano. Rev Andrew led and preached again at the 11am modern service of Holy Communion. Elizabeth Moreland led the prayers and Helen Swallow read. Liz Cremer and Elizabeth Bradley ran the Sunday Club. 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.

Seamer History Fair - The Friends of Seamer Village will be holding one of their History Fairs in the War Memorial Hall on the weekend of November 3 and 4. This will have the theme of “Seamer at the time of the First World War”, and will lead into the Armistice Day commemorations on Sunday, November 11. The Friends are asking for any information, as well as artefacts or photos from the Seamer area from that era around the dates of 1914 to 1918. Any assistance and or queries regarding the History Fair can be made by phone to 01723 865134.

Methodist Church - The service was taken by Rev Dr Kevin Ridd. The organist was Doreen Lawson, vestry steward Bert Blower, welcomer Margaret Harris and the offering taken by Margaret Neave. Bible readings were given by Bob Jackman who read from James and Mandy Clayton who read from Mark’s gospel. During the service Holy Communion was taken. The preacher next week at 10.30am is Deacon Andrew Carter.

Benefice Service - All three churches in the Benefice met together at St John the Baptist in East Ayton. The Vicar, Rev Andrew Moreland, preached about Jesus’ words, “those who are not against us are for us”. Churchwarden Geoff Derrington assisted with the chalice and churchwarden Gordon Young read the Bible passage. Refreshments, including delicious cakes, were served by the ladies of the church.

Healing service - In the evening St Martin’s hosted the Deanery Healing Service. The hundred-strong congregation were led into the presence of God by the worship band and Rev John Coles spoke about “the God who heals”, reminding people that God doesn’t change and is still in the business of healing today. The congregation heard exciting testimonies from those who had been healed in dramatic ways and many came forward for prayer.

History fair - The Friends of Seamer Village will be holding one of their history fairs in the War Memorial Hall in Seamer on the weekend of November 3 and 4. This will have the theme of “Seamer at the time of the First World War”, and will lead into the Armistice Day commemorations on Sunday, November 11. The Friends are asking for any information as well as artefacts or photos from the Seamer area from that era around the dates of 1914-1918. Phone to 01723 865134.


Football Club Letters Draw - The letters drawn on Saturday, September 29 were O V Z. As there was no winner the prize fund next week will be £405.

Community club - Another packed house at Sherburn Sports Club witnessed £590 paid out at the latest bingo session. Yet again the higher/lower game still remains unclaimed failing on the last number for £160 so £170 next time. Congratulations to Matty’s Millions winner walking away with the full “£90 million”. Great night out enjoyed by all. The next bingo is October 27.

Next Steps Coffee Morning - Don’t sit at home alone. You are invited to join us at 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.

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

Methodist News - The Tuesday coffee morning hostess was Pat Woodley and your kind donations for coffee continue to be given to the Christmas Shoebox Appeal. Sunday was the harvest festival celebration which was led by Deacon Andrew Carter. The harvest gifts were given to the Westway Open Arms Food Bank at Eastfield and Deacon Andrew told the congregation about his work there. Welcomer was Kim Canterbury who also read Psalm 126. The Gospel lesson was read by Elizabeth Aconley. Offertory steward was Jean Brown. Organist was Chris Cade and audio visual was by Christine Fenwick. After worship everyone enjoyed God’s bounty at the Harvest Lunch. The service next Sunday at 10.30am will be led by Christine Fenwick and Jean Brown and all are invited to come along.

Christmas Shoeboxes - Everyone is busy with the shoeboxes for children who would otherwise not receive a gift. The following items are much needed: mittens or gloves, toiletries, soap (but not liquid), flannels, toothbrushes, combs, small soft toys which must have the CE label, stationery items and costume jewellery. These can be left at the Tuesday Coffee Morning at the Methodist Chapel from 10am to 11.30am or at Sunday Worship. The Coffee Morning is raising funds for them to send the shoeboxes. They are going to pack the boxes on Tuesday, October 30, from 1pm. Everyone welcome. The boxes will be blessed at the service on Sunday, November 4, when Christine Fenwick will lead All age Worship.


Bridge Club - The result from September 24. In first place Peter and Lesley Jaram with 64.8 per cent and in second place Sue Shuttleworth and Janet Sutor with 53.7 per cent.


Cards - There is to be a Christmas card making workshop on Tuesday, October 30, in Westow Cricket Club pavilion, from 7pm to 9.30pm. It is £35 to attend, but the price includes all materials, tea or coffee. Why not surprise your friends with hand printed cards, with your own designs. Phone Julie Price 01653 618214 to book a place.

Workshop - The RLSS is holding a free “Save a baby’s life” workshop in Westow Cricket Club pavilion on Wednesday, November 7, from 10am to noon. The event is open to parents, grandparents and anyone who has small children in their lives. To book, phone Catherine Butt on 01347 879141. Tea, coffee and home baking will be available through out the event.


Sinnington - There was no formal meeting in August, but 22 members had enjoyed a sports event taking part in Flat Green Bowling at Hutton-le-Hole Bowling club, followed by supper at Ruth’s home in Gillamoor. Twenty members and friends had enjoyed a visit to Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle. The group’s entry into the co-operative effort at the Ryedale Show had come a creditable third place. It was noted that there will be a small increase in membership fee to £42, that there are new rules for the 200 club, the date and time of the Federation Carol Service in York on December 13 at Michael le Belfry Church at 10.30am, Autumn Council meeting October 13 - no delegates attending this year, and it was decided not to submit a Resolution. During the meeting Christmas lunch venues were investigated, there was talk about replacements for some club officers, an invitation to join Thornton Dale WI for their harvest auction and supper on October 9 and a Federation trip to Denman in July 2019. Members then enjoyed an enlightening and amusing talk by Julie Baxter, from Scarborough Museum’s Trust on the history of the Swimming Costume. Illustrations and photographs charted the development of costumes from the first days of sea bathing as a medicinal cure in the 17th century through to its huge growth as a recreational activity in the 20th century. A vote of thanks was given by the president. The October 11 meeting will be “Make a Poppy” led by Michelle Russell. The meeting starts at 7.15pm in the village hall.


Wombleton - On September 18, Wombleton Village Hall echoed to the sounds of David Swann on guitar playing and singing some of his own folk songs to entertain 42 YCA members and their guests. David is a very talented song writer and raconteur who kept everyone enthralled by his anecdotes and songs, many of which were based on local history and events. Member were encouraged to join in with the choruses and did so very enthusiastically. It was an extremely entertaining evening thoroughly enjoyed by everyone, as well as raising money for local charities. The Ryedale Show results were: Handicraft Section: E M Boyes Cup - J Russell, Wombleton YCA; Flower Section: Nina Harrison Salver - N Ward, Wombleton YCA; Cookery Section: Harmony Houlston Cup - H Sewell, Wombleton YCA; Photography Section: Salver-J Campling, Farndale YCA; Art Section: Helmsley Branch Cup - S Setterington, Farndale YCA; Most Points Overall: Posy Bowl - C Gamble, Wombleton YCA.