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.


Village hall - An autumn village hall clean has been arranged for Saturday, October 20, from 10am to 1pm. Lunch will be provided.


Sale - There will be a table top sale in Ayton Village Hall on Sunday, October 21, from 9am to 1pm. Tables £5. To reserve your table, phone Joy on 01723 862170 or Bev on 01723 865033. Refreshments available.


Macmillan fundraising - The annual Brompton Macmillan Cuppa and Cake afternoon has to date raised £343. There are still one or two donations to come in, so hopefully, this year’s total will top £350. A huge thank you to the people who baked, gave raffle prizes, made donations, to the Village Hands Crafts group and to those who came along and supported the fundraising afternoon.

Domino drive - The next domino drive will be held in the village hall on Thursday, October 25, at 7.30pm. Entrance is £2 to include a supper.

Poppy Concert - There will be a Poppy Concert in Brompton Church on Saturday, November 10, to mark 100 years since the Armistice was signed at the end of the First World War. The evening will begin with the bells ringing followed by the Tuesday Choir from Scarborough Music Academy, who with their musical director Sue Hartley, will entertain the audience with a variety of songs, including many that will invite the audience to sing along to. The programme for the evening is interspersed with other music and readings from local residents. All money raised will go to the British Legion Poppy appeal. Tickets are £5 to include a drink and canapés while children are free. Phone Di Ford on 01723 859211.

Church - The service at All Saints on Sunday, October 21, will be at 9.30am. As there is no member of the clergy available Dr Don Jones will take Matins using the Book of Common Prayer. As is usual for 9.30am services it will be followed by coffee at the back of Church. Although the Vicar, Rev Stuart Hill, will be returning on the following Sunday he has announced that this will be on a temporary basis. He has been appointed as an Associate Priest in The Jarrow Team Ministry. The date of his and Karen’s move, has not yet been confirmed. In the meantime the church fundraisers are about to meet to plan the Christmas Fest. The preview this year is on Friday, December 7. Messages will be going out to the established miniature tree decorators over the next week but others who wish to be included should get in touch with Mary Jones on 859437.


Bridge Club - The results of the Bulmer Bridge Club on Thursday, October 11 were first Brian Crowder and Tom Nutman with 65.6 per cent and second Diane Cooper and Gill Oxendale with 58.9 per cent.


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.

Quiz - The general knowledge quiz held in the Feversham Arms Inn on Friday, October 5, raised £414.75 in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice. The winning team was “The Barn”. The next quiz will be held on Christmas Eve.

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 to the hall.


Prize bingo - Harome bowling club will hold a prize bingo in the village hall on Saturday, October 27, at 7.30pm, in aid of bowling club funds. Good prizes. All welcome.


Illustrated talk - On October 12, in the village hall, Fiona and Michael Bennett gave a talk on their trip across the Atlantic in their 38ft yacht with a crew of five. Ninety-three people enjoyed the event, which had film of dolphins swimming under water beside the boat and also the excellent fish and chips supplied by the mobile fish and chip van which comes weekly to Hovingham and surrounding villages. The RNLI did well selling Christmas cards and collecting donations and the event made over £600 towards the cost of electrifying the village clock. The raffle did exceptional well and the prizes were supplied by local businesses, stallholders from the Village Market and residents.


Ceilidh - The ceilidh was very successful with a great band, Jack Hare, and the incredibly patient caller, Juliette. Visitors “oxoed” and even “stripped the willow” with never a second call for a complete set. The hall has an excellent sprung floor and acoustics. Thanks to all who danced, “raffled” and laughed a lot.


Church - The work on the organ has been postponed until 2019. No-one need worry about arriving for a service during this year to find the chancel blocked off and no organ to support the choir. All being well the work will be done early next year.

Friends of St Gregory’s Minster - The Friends joined forces with the Friends of Lastingham church for a day trip by coach to Hexham Abbey. It was a great success, despite the very early start. Prof Sid Bradley was able to give his, interesting and amusing, lecture en route in the coach. All enjoyed the guided tour of the abbey and the refreshments (including lunch). The two groups hope to arrange another joint outing before long. Thanks to local artist Chris Ware, there will shortly be a new Kirkdale mug available. The mugs will be a limited edition of 200. Meanwhile, the latest

Christmas cards are available in the church for £5 per pack. Services at St Gregory’s Minster, Kirkdale, are: Sundays, October 21, October 28 and November 4, from 11am, Sung Eucharist. St Hilda’s, Beadlam: Sunday, October 21, 9.30am, Eucharist; October 28, 9.30am, Morning Service; November 4, 9.30am. All age Eucharist.


Bridge Club - The result from October 9: North/South winners were Barry Smith and Bob Wardell with 59.2 per cent in second place Peter Small and John Mortonson with 57.1 per cent. East/West winners were Graeme Matthew and Mary Mortonson with 65.0 per cent in second place Tony and Bo Simpson with 63.6 per cent.

Open Show - The 38th Kirkbymoorside Horticultural Open Show was held in the Memorial Hall. The committee would like to thank the extra pairs of hands who volunteered to help with the staging and act as stewards. Also a big thank you to the kitchen ladies Vi and Sarah who provided a delicious lunch for the judges. Special mention should go to pupils of Kirkbymoorside Primary School and Gillamoor for their entries. Helpers are always needed to keep the show going the committee is an hand of people,so if you can help with next year’s show, phone the secretary Jill Hugill on 01751 431670. Cups and trophies winners - Dahlia - Harrison/Lishman cup D R Fowler, D Wilkinson cup Teresa Wetton, W Goodall cup Tracey Parkinson, Hardwick & Smith Dawn Shephard, D Abbey Joan Rawlings. Vegetables and fruit - G Ward cup Best onions and leeks A W Hall, J Wigley cup Best beans A W Hall, Best vegetables W Spenceley cup A W Hall, Alvyn Harrison Cup 1 veg and 1 flower Simon Roberts, James D Farrow cup for fruit Irene Fairman J Ellerker, cup most points vegetables A W Hall. Flowers and plants - Thompson Cup (plant or cactus) Roy Parker, T Cook cup (rose/s) F Spenceley, Keith Maw cup gladioli A W Hall, Ryedale Laundry cup Stuart Blacklock. Children’s classes - C Lee cup Best in primary age Jack Porter (Kirkby school), B Lee cup up to 11 years Darcey Fawcett (Kirkby school), D Snowden Trophy for best model Jack Dobson, P Lodge trophy for nature exhibit Kirkbymoorside nursery school, R Towler cup for pasta face Ruby Cooke. Homecraft - W Sample cup most points Fred Husband, G Cooper cup best exhibit Fred Husband, Jubilee tray best jar Roy Parker, Spenceley cup for best Victoria sandwich Jane Paxton, Jubilee tray for best jar Roy Parker. Handicraft - Michael Dowkes cup for knitting Tracey Parkinson, Clark cup for most imaginary piece of embroidery Emma Smith, Barry Fletcher Cup for sewing Angela Dent, Paterson cup for best other exhibit Emma Smith. Photography - J Bowes cup best portrait Donna Foster, D Smith cup best other photography Neil Cawood. Sketchmead trophy for best exhibit in classes 1-71 Dave Fowler, Sketchmead trophy for best exhibit in classes 82-114 Tracey Parkinson, James Farrow cup for most points in classes 1-71 A W Hall, Hunton Memorial cup for most points in classes 82-114 F Husband. Cup winners - Dahlia classes - 3 blooms one or more varieties in separate vases Teresa Wetton, 3 blooms one or more varieties in one vase (small and/or miniature) Simon Roberts, 3 blooms one or more varieties in one vase (medium cactis or semi cactus) Dave Fowler, 3 blooms one or more varieties in one vase (small and /or miniature) Matthew Cossins, 5 blooms one or more varieties in one vase (pompom not exceeding 52mm) Tracey Parkinson, 3 blooms one or more varieties in one vase (small ball) Stuart Blacklock, 3 blooms one or more varieties in one vase (miniature ball) Tracey Parkinson, 3 vases 3 blooms in each vase 3 distinct varieties (excluding giants) Dave Fowler, Any 4 cultivars in one vase Dave Fowler, 1 vase, 1 bloom (excluding giant or large dec) Dave Fowler, Novice Section 3 blooms of dahlias any variant or 1 vase of any chrysanthemums Dawn Shepherd. Chrysanthemums classes - 1 vase of 3 blooms incurved (med or small) Joan Rawlings, 1 vase of 3 blooms reflexed (med or small) Joan Rawlings, 1 vase of 3 blooms intermediate (med or small) Joan Rawlings, 1 vase of 5 blooms (any variety) Joan Rawlings, 3 stems of sprays Joan Rawlings, 1 vase, 1 bloom any variety Joan Rawlings. Vegetables - 6 beans (dwarf French) A W Hall, 6 beans (runner) Fred Husband, 2 beetroot A W Hall, 3 onions over 1 lb each Stuart Blacklock, 1 cabbage A W Hall, 3 carrots (stump) A W Hall, 3 parsnips A W Hall, 1 cauliflower A W Hall, 1 veg and 1 flower Simon Roberts, 1 cucumber Fred Husband, 2 leeks (trench) A W Hall, 3 onions as grown Joel Brookfield, pair of marrows R Boyes, 1 single marrow A W Hall, 3 onions grown from sets (dressed) Fred Husband, 7 pickling shallots (under 30mm) Fred Husband, 5 potatoes (white) A W Hall, 5 potatoes (any other colour), A W Hall, 5 salad potatoes A W Hall, 6 shallots (red) Stuart Blacklock, 6 shallots (straw) A W Hall, 6 shallots (white) Fred Husband, 6 tomatoes John Humble, funniest vegetable A W Hall, any other veg not in schedule Emma Smith. Fruit classes - 6 apples (dessert) Irene Fairman, 6 apples (cooking) A W Hall, 6 plums Fred Husband, plate of soft fruit (any one variety) Abi Pollard, 6 pears R Boyes. Flowers and plants - One vase of 3 gladioli Matthew Cossins, one vase of 1 gladioli A W Hall, 4 H T roses F Spenceley, 3 stems of Floribunda roses F Spenceley, a single rose F Spenceley, A ladies spray or gent’s buttonhole Irene Fairman, any other 6 stems of annuals including sweet peas R Boyes, any other 6 stems or perennials Stuart Blacklock, a bowl of flowers arranged for effect (bowl not to exceed 10 inch) Tracey Parkinson, any other flowering plant in a pot Teresa Wetton, one foliage plant in a pot R Boyes, one fuchsia in a pot R Boyes, one begonia in a pot Dawn Shepherd, one cactus or succulent Roy Parker, 6 pansies Stuart Blacklock, vase of mixed flower stems of 2 different kind Maureen Humble. Children’s classes up to 7 years - Pasta face on a paper plate Ruby Cooke, leaves on paper Ruby Cooke, a model made from recycled materials Jack Dobson, school’s exhibits (own choice) Rufus (Gillamoor school), school’s exhibits (own choice) Sara (Kirkbymoorside). Up to 11 years - Largest sunflower head Finley Wilson, a model made from recycled materials Maddison Butler, an arrangement of flowers in a jam jar Harvey Kiddle. School exhibit own choice Darcey Fawcett, school’s exhibits (own choice) Darcey Fawcett. Homecraft section - 6 ginger biscuits/nuts Megan Hill, 3 fruit scones Alison Cossins, chesse scones Dawn Shepherd, lemon drizzle cake Fred Husband, 4 tarts Irene Fairman, 4 decorated buns Irene Fairman, chocolate cake (not iced) Fred Husband, gingerbread loaf Joan Rawlings, Victoria Sandwich Jane Paxton, plate size fruit pie (pastry top and bottom) Irene Fairman, round of shortbread (uncut) Geoff Curtis, jar of lemon curd Fred Husband, jar of strawberry jam Joan Rawlings, jar of raspberry jam A W Hall, jar of marmalade Jane Paxton, jar of plum jam Fred Husband, jar of jelly (any size jar with clear top) Jane Paxton, jar of piccalilli/chutney Jane Paxton, any other jam Roy Parker. Handicraft Section - Any useful or ornamental article Emma Smith, any hand knit article Tracey Parkinson, machine or handmade sewn article Angela Dent, piece of embroidery Emma Smith, any article crocheted Irene Fairman, hand made card (to be made by exhibitor) Emma Smith. Photography Section - Buildings Neil Cawood, animal or bird (domestic or wild) Neil Cawood, transport David Simpson, a seasonal view Neil Cawood, people or person Donna Foster, sport and leisure Neil Cawood, any other category Neil Cawood, selfie Millie-Anne Foster. The society would like to thank those who gave a donation and sponsored any of the classes.

Environment Group - Members will be holding their next Famous Give or Take Day on Sunday, October 28, at Kirkbymoorside Memorial Hall, from 9am to noon. All your unwanted items can be delivered the previous day, Saturday, October 27, from 6pm to 8pm, or from 8am on Sunday.

Market - The weekly market is held every Wednesday. Very reasonable rates and pitch sizes available to suit most traders. Market traders interested in standing on the market should phone Sheila Ridley on 07881 807198 or email

Dinner club - The Wednesday dinner club at the Methodist church has restarted after the summer break. New members are welcome. Phone Jean Lishman on 01751 432111.

All Saints Church - Harvest thanksgiving this year will take place on Sunday, October 14, at 10.30am. This year it will be followed by a faith lunch in church and everyone is invited to bring a plate of food to share. After the lunch the harvest gifts will be sold. All proceeds to USPG. Members of junior church are collecting items for the shoeboxes which are sent to the Orphanage in Romania. There will be a box at the Children In Distress shop to leave items also a box at the back of church on Sundays in October. List of items needed are small gifts, sweets (not chocolate), soap, flannels, toothbrush, brush, comb, toiletries, gloves, hats, scarves, socks, tights, hair slides, small teddy bears, notebooks, pens, pencils, geometry sets, felt pens, colouring books, crayons, and a Christmas card.

Community Christmas Tree Festival - There is to 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. Email Kath Hall at Kathryn.hall1949@gmail or Anne Charlton at

Christmas market - Kirkbymoorside Christmas Market will be held on Saturday, November 24, from 10am to 3pm. 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.

Tuesday Group - Members meet on Tuesday, October 23, at 7.30pm, in the Methodist school room when guest speaker Kevin Hutchinson, from the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, will outline the charity. New members welcome.

Dinner club - Please go along to Wednesday’s dinner club at the Methodist church. New members welcome. For further information phone Jean Lishman on 01751 432111.

Moorside Bar and Club - Entertainment on Saturday, October 20, is Lainey West, 8pm for 8.30pm. Phone 01751 432086.

Sturdy court - The next domino drive is on Monday, November 5, at 7.30pm. All welcome.

Ladies Fellowship - It was so nice to be able to meet up once again for the annual get-together with the friends from the Methodist Tuesday Group. Members received a really warm welcome and there was a good attendance from both groups. The speaker for the evening was the Rev Susan Binks, who is Vicar of the United Benefice of Kirkdale, Harome, Nunnington and Pockley. Susan had brought along some stunning animal sculptures and jewellery made entirely out of recycled bottle tops, cans and such like. Illustrated with many photographs, Susan talk was extremely interesting and her enthusiasm shone through. The evening ended with a welcome cuppa and a splendid supper provided by the hostesses. A very enjoyable time was had by all. Colleen Nicoll, Cath Nicholson and Ann Potter celebrate October birthdays and a card had also been sent to Ann Gudgeon. The next meeting is on Wednesday, November 14, at 7.30pm, in the library. A craft night is planned to make decorations for a Ladies Fellowship Christmas tree. If you are a knitter or do crochet, bring along needles and hooks suitable for double knitting wool. A pair of scissors would be useful too. If you neither knit or crochet not to worry as there will be other things to do. Don’t forget to take your covered shoebox and contributions to the Shoe Box Appeal down to the All Saints Coffee Morning on Saturday, November 3.

Library - The recent poems read at Kirkbymoorside Library included several by William Blake, John Clare and Gerard Manley Hopkins on wild creatures in their landscapes. A rehearsal of Clare’s ‘The Hedgehog’ in the Memorial Hall coffee shop beforehand was well received, and now seems prophetic, in the light of the revelations offered at an illustrated talk on Hedgehog Awareness Evening by Dr Toni Bunnell to a near-capacity audience on the mishaps suffered by the little animals and the work of Pickering Hedgehog Rescue. More poetry readings on wild creatures and landscapes will continue at the library. Details will be given soon.


Gift weekend - This year’s Parish Gift Weekend at St Leonard & St Mary’s RC Church, Malton, will be on the weekend of October 20 and 21. Envelopes will be available from next week. There will be coffee after Mass on Sunday, October 21.

Harvest table - The CAFOD Action Group says £190 was raised from the Harvest Table. A very big thank you to everybody for all their contributions. As the weather grows colder, weekday Mass will now be celebrated in the Paris Community Centre except on those Wednesdays when there is Eucharistic Adoration and midday Mass.

Bridge club - Derek Fox and Richard Hilton won the first round of Malton Bridge Club’s Positional Pairs competition, with Ed Robinson and Dave Massey taking second place and John Bramall and Terence Boyle third. In the first of the club’s Thursday afternoon sessions the North-South winners were Philip Mason and Ruth Mattingly while Teresa Belt and Sally Beswick took the East-West honours.


Weekly draw - The numbers for Pickering Town Weekly Draw for the week commencing October 8 were 7, 22 and 21 and Jen Leng won £300, therefore next week’s prize total will be £75. Pickering Town Football Club’s next domino drive will be on October 19 at 7.30pm.

Probus Club - The Vale of Pickering Probus Club met on Tuesday, October 9, for lunch at the Forest & Vale Hotel, under the chairmanship of Anthony Brown. Jeff Jacklin gave a talk on life in the NHS. Club membership enquiries welcome by phoning 01751 472879.

Family Cinema - A large audience of parents and children enjoyed the film Duck, Duck, Goose at the recent Family Cinema at Pickering Methodist Church. The next Family Cinema will be on Saturday, November 10, at 6.30pm, and the film will be Trolls. Admission is free, donations towards costs are welcome. Doors open at 6pm and popcorn and snacks will be for sale in the foyer and at the interval, with ice cream and soft drinks. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. All welcome. For more details, phone 01751 472249.

Bridge club - The latest session of duplicate bridge was the third of five weeks of the Scratch Pairs. The winners with 62.5 per cent were George Goodall and Anne Avery, second were Tricia Pearce and Stan Bough with 59.03 and in third place with 54.86 per cent were Graeme Matthew and John Bramall.


Quiz - Jennie will be hosting a mega quiz in the Fleece Inn on Friday, October 19, at 9pm. Cash prizes to third place, cash jackpot and hot supper for £2. The winners of Jennie’s Sunday night quiz were Col and Mike. The jackpot was a rollover.

Bingo - A charity prize bingo to raise money for April Benson will be held in Woodlands Community Centre on October 24. Doors open 6.45pm, eyes down 7.15pm.


Illustrated talk - An illustrated talk by John Paul on his voyage around the Red Sea and the Mediterranean will be held at Salton Village Hall on November 2, at 7.30pm. Entry is £5 to include a finger buffet. Bring your own drinks.


Methodist church - The preacher was Laura McGarry. The vestry steward was Bob Jackman and the welcomer was Margaret Neave who also took the collection. The singing was accompanied by Joan Roue on piano. Bible readings were given by Tina Greenley who read from James and Allan Dunnington who read from Mark’s gospel. The preacher next Sunday at 10.30am is Rev Martin Calver and all are welcome.


Football Club - The letters drawn on Saturday, October 13 were B L R. As there was no prize winner next week’s prize fund will be £495.

Community club - Bingo nights in your diary are October 27 (previously 20th), November 10, December 1 and December 22. All welcome.

Messy Church - After tea members went into the chapel and listened to the story of David. For the messy craft, members made musical instruments, cymbals, tambourines, bell bracelets, bell shakers and shakers with dried peas. Members also made two figures a child-sized figure for David and a much larger figure for Goliath. There are fastened to the internal doors at chapel to remind member of the story. The next Messy Church will be on Saturday, November 10, when members will be finding out about John the Baptist. Meet for tea at 4.45pm. Thanks go to the Messy team who work so hard.

Sherburn C of E School - There was a great turn-out for the five-a-side tournament on Wednesday evening. Players showed lots of team spirit and the event had a great community feel. Thank you to all who attended to support and thanks to all the helpers for organising, doing refreshments and cleaning up. £31 was raised from the sale of refreshments for FOSS. The school invite you to join them at 9.30am on Monday, October 22 for harvest festival at St Hilda’s Church. They will be collecting for Ryedale Foodbank on that day.

Christmas Shoeboxes - Thank you all who have already given so generously to the appeal for items to fill our shoeboxes. Organisers still need small soft toys with the CE mark, flannels, soap, toothbrushes, combs, mittens and gloves. These can be left at the Tuesday Coffee Morning at the Methodist Chapel from 10am to 11.30am or at Sunday Worship. Organisers are grateful for the coffee morning for raising funds to enable them to send the shoeboxes. Organisers are going to pack the boxes on Tuesday, October 30, from 1pm. The boxes will be blessed at the service on Sunday, November 4, when Christine Fenwick will lead All Age Worship.

Methodist News - Sunday worship was led by the Worship Team. Chris Cade led the opening worship and played the organ. Sandra Cade and Jean Brown led prayers and Christine Fenwick a psalm of praise with everyone using their musical instruments. Offertory stewards were India and Kiara and after worship they all enjoyed a lovely fresh bread bun from Ruth. Next Sunday at 10.30am, they are delighted to welcome the Anglican friends from St Hilda’s and the Rev Joe Kinsella as the preacher. There will be lunch afterwards.

St Hilda’s Church – Morning Worship was led by Barbara Grice, taking the theme of “A Good Read – the Bible”. Sidespersons were Sue Mennell and Betty Flinton and Bill Hyndford supplied the music on the keyboard. The lesson was read by Carol Stephenson, who also served coffee at the close of the service with Christine Ashton. The next service at St Hilda’s is the Community Harvest Festival on Thursday, October 25, at 7pm, when it is hoped that all organisations and businesses in the village will join us in our celebrations. Holy Communion will be celebrated on Sunday, October 28, at 9am when the Rev Joe Kinsella will officiate.


Talk - The meeting held on Tuesday, October 9, was an illustrated talk on Chatsworth Flower Show, given by Roger Burnett, one of the show’s judges. The next meeting will be held in the Methodist Hall on Tuesday, November 13, at 7.15pm. Craig Farnon will give a talk on Scampston Hall.


Evensong - On Sunday, October 21, in Stonegrave Minster the service will be Choral Evensong at 6pm. The singing will be led by Helmsley Chamber Choir, directed by Rev Tim Robinson. Everyone welcome.


Bridge Club - The result from October 8 were: North/South winners were Isa Eggleston and Margaret Lowe with 66.7 per cent in second place Tim Johnson and Ruth Hunt with 59.2 per cent. East/West winners were Bob and Gladys Thompson with 64.6 per cent in second place Janet Sutor and Sue Shuttleworth with 51.3 per cent.


Cricket club - Fifty-two attended the Westow Cricket Club awards evening, which was held in The Mount Hotel, Malton, on Saturday, October 13. The evening was attended by the under 11s team, players from the Saturday and evening league teams, together with parents, supporters and friends of the cricket club. The evening was enjoyed by all, with good food, good company and a good venue. Award winners were as follows - 1st XI (Awards presented by Matthew Shipley); best batsman - Jacob Stephenson; best bowler - Mark Earle; best fielder - Chris Inman; evening teams (awards presented by Ali Fothergill); best batsman - Jacob Stephenson, best bowler - Ted Hughes; best fielder - Jonny Brown; The Scorers Cup (most improved player) - Chris Inman; Lord Grimthorpe Shield (Player of the year) - Jacob Stephenson; Blacksmiths Arms players player (voted for on the night) - Joint winners Shane Marshall and Matthew Shipley; Ron Wisker Club person of the year - Joint winners Ron Welford and Julie Price; Robin Kellock presented the under 11s side with medals, as well as club caps, which were kindly sponsored by Mark Stephenson.

Christmas card workshop - There are still places available on the 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. Phone Julie Price 01653 618214 to book a place.

Workshop - Anyone interested in attending the free RLSS Save a baby’s life workshop in Westow Cricket Club Pavilion on Wednesday, November 7, from 10am to noon, phone Catherine Butt 01347 879141 or The event is open to parents, grandparents and anyone who has small children in their lives. Places are limited and should be booked as soon as possible to reduce the risk of disappointment. Tea, coffee and home baking will be available through out the event.

Wreath - Create your own bespoke Christmas wreath, using natural materials in Westow Cricket Pavilion on Thursday, December 6, from 6pm to 8.30pm. It is £25 per person. Light refreshments will be served. Email


Jumble sale - The popular jumble sale in the village hall is on Friday, October 27, from 10am to noon.

Domino drive - A domino drive takes place in the village hall on Saturday, October 27, at 7.30pm. £1.50 to play, including tea and biscuits. All welcome. Domino drives are held every last Saturday of the month and every first Wednesday of the month.


Snainton - Vice-President Marilyn Bellinger welcomed 42 members and 24 guests to the October meeting. Everyone sang “We Plough The Fields And Scatter” which was very fitting for the Harvest meeting. Minutes from the September meeting were approved and signed. The Centenary Dance had been a very enjoyable and successful evening with music and songs from the 1960s by Dave Pinkney. The competition for five butterfly buns was won by Sue Gwillam, second place Anne Pilgrim-Green, third place Margot Newton. The harvest supper was then served of chunky veg soup followed by crumble and custard. Ann Marshall talked movingly about the Medic Alert Charity which the proceeds of the auction were going to. Katie Purcell had been a previous speaker along with Archie her Medic Alert dog. This dog had given Katie her life back after she was living with a vast amount of debilitating medical conditions. After this very emotional speaker had attended the meeting it was decided that this was a very worthy charity to support. The auction then began with the resident auctioneer Angela Howgate. It was a very busy evening as the amount of produce the members and guests brought was tremendous. After much laughter, bidding and spending the evening ended at 10.45pm with all produce sold.


Rillington - Twenty members and 15 guests from Weaverthorpe and Ayton YCA’s and Sherburn Ladies Group were present at the October meeting of the Rillington and District branch of the YCA, held in the village hall. The evening’s speaker was Adam Collier who had everyone laughing at his amusing tales in broad Yorkshire. Barbara Grice’s vote of thanks was also done in broad Yorkshire. The Mell (harvest) supper followed with a buffet provided by members, followed by the drawing of the raffle. The October Newsletter had been circulated to all members with a number of items being brought to their attention. Invitations have been received from Ayton branch and Weaverthorpe branch to their November and December meetings. The Fleece Inn was chosen as the venue for the Christmas dinner. Menus will be available at the November meeting. At the November meeting Alan Botterill will talk about Filey and the happenings of March 1823.