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.


Bishop Hagg Wood - The latest Saturday morning work task as part of Appleton & Spaunton Community Interest Company’s management of Bishop Hagg Wood will be at 10am on Saturday,

October 27, with the main tasks being wood collecting and brash bashing.

Playing field - On Sunday seven hard souls spent two hours planting bulbs at the playing field as part of the revitalisation project. Thanks to Steve and Rona Binks the supervising committee members.

Village hall - An autumn village hall clean was held on Saturday, October 20, from 10am to 1pm. The event was magnificently attended with over 20 people applying elbow grease to a number of inside and outside tasks. A big thank you to Jacki Milestone and Maggy Tebb for providing lunch.

Fair - A Christmas fair will be held in the village hall from 10am to noon on Saturday, November 17. All proceeds to the church and chapel. Come along for stalls, a raffle and refreshments.


Bridge club - The results of the Bulmer Bridge Club competition held on Thursday, October 18, were: 1st Thelma Hardware and Tom Nutman 63.5 per cent; 2nd Brian Crowder and Gill Oxendale, 57.3 per cent.


Church - The vicar returns this weekend and his first service will be an 8am Communion at Brompton on Sunday, October 28. All Saints was the scene of a very lively Harvest Festival last Friday afternoon when the pupils of Brompton and Sawdon Community Primary School performed short plays and sang with great enthusiasm. Class 1 even used their big toy tractor to enliven the story of what happens during harvesting seen from the point of view of two mice. For those planning in advance for the Christmas season, the special Fest Carol Service, suitable for people of all ages will be on Sunday, December 9, at 4.30pm. Brompton Church will have an 11am service on Christmas Day.

Poppy Concert - Tickets for the Poppy Concert which will be held in All Saints Church on Saturday, November 10, are on sale at £5 to include a drink and canapés. Tickets for children are free. All money raised from the concert will go to the British Legion Poppy Appeal. For tickets, phone Di Ford on 01723 859211.


RNLI - Helmsley RNLI branch had their fish and chip supper last Thursday and raised £538.Thank you to everyone who came along and supported them. Thanks to Simon and staff at the White Swan, Ampleforth, for all their help and lovely supper.


Sale - A jumble sale in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and the Cats Protection League will be held at Hovingham Village Hall, on Saturday, October, 27, from 2pm to 4pm. Refreshments will be available. For more information, phone Janice 01653 628952 or Liz 01653 697918.


Quiz - A family pub quiz will take place at the Crown Inn, on Sunday, November 4, at 8.30pm. Entry £2, including a sandwich supper. Prize is a voucher to spend at The Crown. It is in aid of St Chad’s Church.


Scouts - Kirkbymoorside Scout Group will unfortunately not be laying a line of coppers this year but will be in Kirkbymoorside High Street on Saturday, November 10, from 8.30am and noon, collecting on behalf of the Royal British Legion.

Camera Club - The Kirkbymoorside and District Camera Club met at the Moorside Bar and Club in Shaw Drive last Thursday for an illustrated talk by Emma Littlefair, president of Ripon Photographic Society, entitled pushing photography to its limits. She explained that she had moved from taking usual standard images to more creative ones using various software. The next meeting at the Moorside Bar and Club is on November 1, which will be an open competition.

Coffee morning - The annual coffee morning held at Ryedale Garages Kirkbymoorside on Friday, October 12, raised £2,557.21 for Marie Curie care and support through terminal illness. Thanks are expressed to all many businesses who donated raffle prizes, to those who attended making a very happy event. Also a big thank you to all the folk running the stalls, to those who worked in the background to make this once again a very successful event. Thanks to the management and staff for their help and generous hospitality.

Autumn fair - There will be an autumn fair in All Saints Church on Saturday, November 10, from 10am. Christmas stall coffee/tea and mince pies.

Give or Take Day - Kirkbymoorside Environment Group 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. Don’t forget that the clocks go back an hour the night before.

Library - Free under-fives storytime and singing takes place on Wednesdays, November 7 and 21, from 2.30pm to 3pm.

All Saints Church - 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, etc. and a Christmas card.

Poetry - The new poetry group offers a display on Market Day in the Memorial Hall on the generation of poets known as The Georgians, who met for companionship and mutual support in a rural colony and the Poetry shop in London as the First World War loomed then erupted and destroyed many of them and their friends. They numbered Rupert Brooke, Ivor Gurney, Edward Thomas - and his famous American mentor Robert Frost. Please collect a form from the display or Kirkbymoorside Library to

help them to plan the meetings after half-term. Email John Dean at

Market - Kirkbymoorside’s 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

Table top sale - A table top sale is held every Wednesday in Kirkbymoorside’s Memorial Hall. Extremely reasonable charge - £5 per table. If you are interested in having a table, phone Sheila Ridley on 07881 807198 or email


Services - Services at St Gregory’s Minster, Kirkdale, take place on Sundays, October 28 and November 4, from 11am, Sung Eucharist; St Hilda’s, Beadlam, Sunday Eucharist; October 28, 9.30am, Morning Service; November 4, 9.30am, All age Eucharist.


Bridge club - The result from October 16 were: North/South winners were Judith O’Donnell and David Whitehead with 53.2 per cent in second place Christine Brett and Clarissa Napier with 52.9 per cent. East/West winners were Steve Lonsdale with 61.7 per cent in second place Graeme Matthew and Mary Mortonson with 57.1 per cent.


Pudding evening - On Saturday, October 27, from 6pm to 9pm, there is to be a pudding evening in Leavening Church. Tickets are £8 per person or £20 for a family ticket. Ticket price includes a selection of puddings, together with a glass of wine or fruit juice on arrival. For more information and to purchase a ticket, phone Chris Bosson 01653 658151.


Harvest day - The CAFOD Harvest Fast Day Collection in aid of the international charity raised £526.80, including gift aid, at a recent collection at St Leonard & St Mary’s RC Church, Malton. During the run-up to Christmas, the CAFOD group would appreciate any offers of festive baking. They are hoping to serve Christmas cake, mince pies or other festive baking at the Harmonia Christmas concert in aid of CAFOD on December 8.

Flower club - At the October meeting of the Malton and District Flower Club, Jo Purdy, from Wykeham, demonstrated “An Autumn Gathering”. She enthusiastically created stunning textural designs using natural materials from the countryside around her home, plus purchased flowers and foliage, both fresh and dried. Unusual vessels emphasised the mood of this colourful season and different techniques were shown. Carl Wilde, television demonstrator, is appearing at the open evening on November 20 at Norton College, at 7pm. Tickets are £5 members, £10 non members. New members and guests are always welcome. Phone Maggie Tate-Smith on 01653 698741.

Bridge club - The latest pairs session at Malton Bridge Club was won by Tricia Pearce and Stan Bough with 63.8 per cent in second place were Philip Mason and John Hayton with 62.1 per cent while Ed Robinson and Dave Massey were third with 56.3 per cent. On Thursday afternoon the North-South winners were Anna Weaver and Richard Hilton, ahead of Rose Preston and Monika Ward, while Roger Mattingly and Joan Pickering led the East-West pairs with Nigel Miller and Philip Mason in second place.


Club 100 - Winners of the Becket Recreation Club 100 for the September draw as follows: £50 - No. 59 B & S Harrison, £30 - No. 135 N & A Ward, £10 - No. 151 A Bayley, £10 - No. 21 P & L Ives.

Prize bingo - A prize bingo will take place in Nawton Village Hall on Saturday, October 27, at 7.30pm, in aid of Harome Bowling Club funds. Good prizes All welcome.


Draw - Pickering Football Club Weekly Draw numbers for week commencing October 15 were 15, 13 and 7. There was no winner so next week’s prize fund will be £150.

Domino drive - Pickering Cricket Club’s next domino drive will be on Thursday, November 1, at the Recreation Club, at 7.30pm.

Bridge Club - In the latest session of duplicate bridge the joint winners with 60 per cent were Tricia Pearce and Stan Bough and the partnership of George Goodall and Anne Avery. In joint third place were Madeleine Webber and Graeme Matthew and the partnership of Graham Burgess and Judith O’Donnell with 55 per cent.


Meeting - The annual meeting of Rillington and District Horticultural and Industrial Society was held in the Fleece Inn. Officers elected were: president Robin Bellfield, chairman Sue Butler, vice-chairman and schedule secretary Denise Dudley, treasurer Richard Denton, show secretary Tracey Ireland and minutes secretary Marion Cockrem. The treasurer reported a loss of £190.54 on the show. Annual membership of the society is £2 and gives a discount on selected garden requisites from six local garden centres. The committee would like to sincerely thank the vice-presidents and sponsors without whose generous support the show would not be financially viable. The 96th annual show will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019.

Quiz - Eight teams playing for £58 in prize money took part in Jennie’s Mega Quiz in the Fleece Inn. The winners with 65 points were Honeymooners, second were Gary’s Team (61) and third The Who (54.5). The 14.50 pound jackpot was won by Dave’s Dollies. Jennie’s next mega quiz will be on Friday, November 2. Jennie’s Sunday night quiz was won by Team @ the Bar.

Party - A children’s Halloween fancy dress party and disco will be held in the Fleece Inn on Saturday, October 27, from 5pm to 7pm. From 9pm to midnight there will be an adults’ fancy dress party with live music from The Cover Ups.


St Martin’s Church - Due to building work on the porch, there will be no open church on Wednesdays until further notice. Saturday morning open church and the weekly Thursday coffee morning in the Church Room will continue as normal.


Community club - The October quiz night will take place on Sunday, October 28, at 8pm, and everyone is welcome. £1 per person to enter the quiz and teams of up to five people. Our envelope game jackpot remains unclaimed. A free light supper will be served. Don’t miss out on the bingo nights, put the dates in your diary - October 27 (previously 20th), November 10, December 1 and December 22.

Christmas Shoeboxes - Thanks 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, 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 to the coffee morning for raising funds for them to enable 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.

Senior Citizen Luncheon Club - Following a delicious lunch member were delighted to welcome “Allerston Aloud” to entertain them. Members had a very entertaining afternoon with, “songs throughout the day” interspersed with poetry readings. Thank you so much to the choir, members all enjoyed the lovely singing and reading. Next month the Luncheon Club will be held on Wednesday, November 21, when the speaker will be John Porter who will update the group on the work of the RNLI. Please meet from 12.30pm for lunch at 1pm. Transport within Sherburn village can be arranged, just phone Christine on 01944 711294. Advance notice of the Christmas lunch which will be held on Wednesday, December 19. Grateful thanks go to the parish council who have kindly given them a grant to help pay for this event.

Methodist Church - Tuesday Coffee Morning continue to meet from 10am to 11.30am. Coffee is free but any kind donations are given to charity. The church is currently supporting the Christmas shoebox appeal. Craft Club is held each Thursday at 1pm. All are welcome to come along, just bring your craft and enjoy a cuppa and a chat too. The church is delighted to welcome the friends from St Hilda’s to United worship when the Rev Joe Kinsella preached on the legacy that we leave for those who come after us. The reading from 1 Corinthians Chapter 3 was by Betty Flinton. A time of opening praise was led by Chris Cade and Sandra Cade led prayers. Jean Brown and Kim Canterbury were offertory stewards. After worship, members enjoyed a lovely lunch together in the hall. The Holy Communion service next Sunday at 10.30am will be led by Rev Dr Kevin Ridd and will also include a special time when one of the “Messy children” will be christened. The family invite their “Messy family” to join them and also to stay for a buffet lunch afterwards. Village show results - Vegetable section: 3 red onions with 3 inch tops from sets: J Holtby; 3 white onions with 3 inch tops from sets: J Holtby; 3 onions from seeds: J Holtby; heaviest onion-top trimmed to 6 inches: J Holtby; A bulb of garlic: J Peel; 3 carrots - 3 inch tops: Col Pickard; Longest carrot - top trimmed 6 inches: G Robinson; 3 broad beans in pod: F Husband; 3 runner beans: F Husband; Longest runner bean: G Robinson; 6 pods of peas on a plate: F Husband; one sweet pepper any colour with stalk: P Ramsden; 1 chilli pepper: N Lickes; 3 courgettes with flower on: Col Pickard; 3 red tomatoes: G Robinson; 3 yellow tomatoes: Col Pickard; 3 green tomatoes: Col Pickard; 3 beef steak tomatoes: G Robinson; Heaviest tomato: A Pickard; A truss of cherry tomatoes: R Wiley; 3 Beetroots - 3 inch tops: Col Pickard; 1 vegetable marrow: F Husband; 1 vegetable and 1 flower: J Peel; 1 cucumber: J Peel; longest cucumber: R Sedman; any other vegetable: R Sedman; misshapen vegetable: R Cockrem. Fruit section - 3 eating apples: B Grice; 3 cooking apples: G Robinson; 6 raspberries: R Cockrem; 6 brambles: R Cockrem. Flower section - A button hole for show day: J Peel; A flower arrangement for a table max height 12 ins: S Holder; 6 sweet peas - any variety: Col Pickard; 6 sweet peas - all one variety: Col Pickard; 1 scented rose: J Peel; 3 perennials in a vase: R Cockrem; 3 annuals in a vase: R Cockrem; 3 dahlias same variety: R Cockrem; gladioli 1 spike: R Cockrem. Pot plant Section - House plant (flower): J Peel; House plant (foliage): M Cockrem; A garden container: B Foxton; A hanging basket: Col Pickard. Handicraft Section - An item of embroidery: E Kirby; A hand knitted item: B Watson; A hand crocheted item: M Metcalfe; A greeting card: B Watson; A child’s toy: R Worthy.