HERE is all your latest Vale and Dale news. Find out what is happening in your neighbourhood, check out when your parish council meets or simply plan ahead with details of events taking place round the corner.


Tea, Chat & History - The meeting was very well attended with more than 20 people visiting during the two-hour session. As usual the “rolling” slide show was especially popular, a big thank you to Ian Aconley, who operated the projector. The new magazine borrowing facility also seemed well received, as was the group’s access to Ancestry UK manned by Jim Hall, which has assisted visitors with their family history research. Greta Wordsworth donated two wonderful photographs to the archive. Also thanks to Shirley Brooke for the catering. The next Tea & Chat of the 2018/19 season will be at 2pm on Monday, December 3.

Parish council - The latest Parish Council was held in the village hall on Thursday. There were no apologies for absence. The Court Leet has give £250 towards the maintenance of drains and culverts. The suggestion of placing a second dog waste bin to be located opposite the church near South Ings was approved. The village defibrillator requires updated pads and to be recharged a total of £200 has been allocated in the budget. Next meeting will be at 6.30pm on January 3, 2019.

Remembrance Service - The Centenary Remembrance Service held at Christ Church was very well attended and the “therebutnotthere” figures greatly admired. The service was led by Father “Bill” Godfrey with readings by Judith Godfrey and Ann Wilson. Outside the church, the Roll of Honour was read by Jim Hall in front of the newly amended war memorial.


Community Library - Support for Carers will be providing information about their services in the library on Tuesday, November 27, from 10am to noon. If you care for a family member or a friend, or know of someone living alone who would like support then come along for a chat and a mince pie and hear all about the services that this organisation provides. More information about them can be found at Squares at £1 each are on sale for the Christmas Hamper Draw. Make sure that you don’t miss out on the opportunity to win a hamper packed with lots of festive goodies. The winners will be drawn at a coffee morning in the library on Saturday, December 15, at 10.30am.


Bridge Club - The results for Thursday, November 1, were 1st Jane Bartlett and Sheila Briske; 2nd Michael and Val Allen.


Village hall - The 18th Peacock Quiz is being held in the village hall on Friday, November 23, at 7.30pm. Entry is £5 and includes steak pies, mushy peas and gravy. There will be the usual raffle. Names to Pat and Richard, phone 417566. The art group meet in the village hall and the next session is Tuesday, November 27, at 2pm.


Fellowship - Hovingham Women’s Fellowship enjoyed an evening with Sophie Smith of the Bakehouse in the Barn in the Community Room, Hovingham Village Hall. Sophie informed members of her background with various other local businesses before setting up the successful Teehee! in Easingwold. This award-winning baker told of her latest move to Hovingham and her developing career. She kindly gave members a copy of her Tunisian Orange Cake recipe and demonstrated how easy it was. Members were then treated to a sample of one she had made earlier, which rounded off a very pleasant fellowship.

Centenary remembered - Hovingham Church was full for the Service of Remembrance, with Richard Orange-Bromhead being the important standard bearer for Hovingham’s British Legion flag. Rev Martin Allwood took the service with Catherine Dainty being the trumpeter. Many wreaths were laid by various community groups, and younger people Helen Wilson, Victoria Carro Goodwill and Gabriel Dainty represented the Church, Chapel and Roman Catholics. Graham Mason read John McCrae’s In Flanders’ Fields, the Lesson was read by veteran Richard Orange-Bromhead, before Sir William Worsley gave the address, reminding us that of the 78 men who left to fight only 62 returned, being a 20 per cent death rate. Prayers of intercession were taken by Rev Martin Allwood, Graham Mason, Sue Goodwill and Jim Nattrass. The Remembrance Service concluded with a splendid lunch at the Village Hall where several exhibitions could be seen provided by members of the Village School and a display by Ryedale Family History Group with relevant information of the Galtry family who had emigrated to Australia then four of the brothers returned to serve in the war. Carol Battersby had a display showing her grandfathers medals and First World War Death Penny plaque. There were photos of Hovingham Hall being used as a Red Cross Auxiliary Hospital with Sir William’s grandfather Sir William Worsley and his three daughters who were VAD nurses and a list of the other people who served there.


Bridge club - Mike Jackson and Philip Mason were the winners in the latest session of Malton Bridge Club’s Positional Pairs competition, Annette Jackson and Rob Ashdown taking second place with Madge Allison and Tricia Pearce third. Anna Weaver and Richard Hilton led the North-South scores on Thursday with Charlie Callis and Dave Sonley sharing second spot with Barry and Angela Smith. Nigel Miller and Philip Mason won as East-West with Sheila Miller and Josie Halliwell second. In the Yorkshire League on Sunday, Malton A were defeated 17-3 by Leeds A and Malton B lost 18-2 against Wakefield C.


Bridge Club - The results from November 6 were: winners North/South were Anne Avery and George Goodall with 55.8 per cent in second place Barry Smith and Bob Wardell with 55 per cent. East/West winners were Tony and Bo Simpson with 64.2 per cent in second place Graeme Matthew and Peter Small with 55 per cent.

Messy Church - It will take place on Monday, November 19, in the Methodist church, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm. Activities, informal worship, followed by a meal.

Sturdy Court - A domino drive will be held at Sturdy Court on Monday, November 19, at 7.30pm.

Repair cafe - The next Repair Cafe will be held on Saturday, November 17, from 9.30am to 12.30pm, in The Moorside Room, Kirkbymoorside.

Domino drive - The bowling club monthly domino drive is on Saturday, November 17, in the club house at 7.30pm.

Oasis - Join with the group for coffee company and a chat each Tuesday in the Methodist church, from 10am to noon.

Entertainment - Country Cousins at Moorside bar and club on Saturday, November 24, 8pm for 8.30pm.

Fun fair - The annual fun fair will be coming to town on Wednesday, November 21, and it will leave on Tuesday, November 27.

News - Items of news for Kirkbymoorside and surrounding villages can be left at The Children in Distress charity shop in the market place or via email to


Club 100 - Winners of the Beckett Recreation Ground Club 100 draw for October were: £50 – No. 17 E Atkinson, £30 – No.7 J Kendall, £10 – No. 6 J Worley £10 – No. 122 Mrs J Windress

Winter Wonderland - Friends of Nawton Primary School invite you to their Christmas winter wonderland on Friday, November 23, at the school. Free entry, fun starts at 6pm. Children will have chance to meet Santa in his grotto. Festive food and drinks, Christmas games and carols.


Football club - Pickering Football Club’s weekly draw numbers were 11, 40 and 12 and there was no winner, but four people shared the £50 monthly draw, they were Anne Aconley, Dave Cleaver, Dave Harrison and Lynda Parks.

Bridge Club - The latest session of bridge was the first session of the Handicap Teams of 4, and the winners with 49.5 IMPs were John Bramall, Graeme Matthew, Philip Mason and Beryl Bramall. In second place with 21.5 IMPs were Tricia Pearce, Stan Bough, George Goodall and Anne Avery.


Collection - A record number of 19 residents took part in a Love Where You Live action morning collecting in excess of 70 bags of rubbish (mostly leaves). The parish council wish to sincerely thank these people for giving their time on a gloriously sunny morning to take part.


Coffee morning - A coffee morning will be held in the village hall on Saturday, November 24, from 10am to noon. Free admission but donations would be welcome for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. On show will be two displays commemorating 100 years since the Armistice of 1918 showing life during the period of conflict entitled The Front and The Home Front, which were previously on display in the walled garden conservatory. These displays bring to life the support of local people towards the First World War effort and provide fascinating insights into the stories of those living in and working on the Scampston Estate at the time.


Football Club Letters Draw - The letters drawn on November 11 were K T Y. As there was no winner, next week’s prize fund will be £135.

Community club - A full house again for the latest bingo session witnessed £551 paid out in an exciting night’s play with high drama and tension focused on the Higher/Lower game for £180. After battling through four pretty awful numbers and deserving to win the pot, it failed on the last number, how unlucky, so a massive £190 carried forward to next Bingo. Congratulations also to Matty’s Millions winner moving on to millionaires row with £90 million. Many thanks to Cresia and Val for setting up. The two remaining bingo nights in 2018 are on Saturday, December 8, and Saturday, December 29.

Methodist News - The Tuesday Coffee Morning hostess was Pat Woodley and until the end of

November your donations will continue to be given to cover the costs of sending our shoeboxes for children who would not otherwise receive a Christmas gift. Craft club continue to meet at 1.30pm on Thursdays and you are invited to come along and enjoy a cuppa and a chat as you do your craft. On Remembrance Sunday, the church was glad to welcome a friend from the benefice to share in the worship led by Paul Midgley and then to continue worship at the monument. The service next week at 10.30am will be led by our Worship Team and all are welcome to come along.

Messy Church - After enjoying our pizza tea, they heard the story of John the Baptist and a time of related messy activities took place in the Chapel Hall. They made “locusts” and sampled honey because the Bible tells us that they were what John ate. There was also a colouring book showing pictures of John’s life. Strips of hessian became clothes for John the Baptist figures and his wild man style woollen hair and wooden staff completed the picture. Back in Chapel, they heard the story of “The Jesus Man of Bradford” who walked the streets greeting all he met. Thinking time was given to Remembrance Sunday which was the following day and prayers were said. The next Messy church will be on Saturday, December 8, when with all the nativity costumes at the ready we will be dressing up for Christmas. Meet for tea at 4.45pm and all are welcome.

Remembrance Sunday - Remembering began at the Methodist Chapel at 10am when Paul Midgley led Worship. It was lovely to welcome friends from round the benefice. Readers were Elizabeth Aconley and Kim Canterbury. At 10.45am they joined many others at the memorial when Rev Judy Duke joined Mr Midgley in leading the Remembrance Service. The last post sounded and the wreaths were laid by Jack, Tyler and Lewis. As Chris Miles read the names of the fallen in both world wars from Sherburn, a lone piper played. Rev Judy read out the names from the rest of the benefice. Afterwards light refreshments were available at the Chapel Hall and also on display were the service records of all those listed on the Sherburn memorial. These were also displayed later at the Community Club when they met in the evening when there was a time of Remembering when John Worthy led prayers.

Sherburn Brownies read a poem about poppies. Christine Fenwick read a poem, “the faceless ones” which referred to the figures which had been on display round the village during the past week.

Chris Miles then read “Battle’s Over” and then 100 poppies were put on to a cross, one for each year since the ending of the First World War. The attendance for this event was amazing. The whole village came together as one family to honour those who had died for their freedom. So many that even with 100 poppies there were not enough for everyone. Then – the air raid siren was heard throughout the village. The bugler played the last post. At 7pm alongside many other places throughout the country a beacon was lit and a volley of mortar shots was heard as the night sky was spectacularly illuminated with red, white and blue. At 7.05pm the all clear sounded and the church bells of St Hilda’s rang out their message of peace. The lone piper, Cameron Edgar, played the final lament and the village could celebrate with a magnificent buffet. Organiser Chris Miles would like to thank all who helped in anyway. The village too, give their thanks to Chris for all his hard work. It was day to remember as we gave our thanks for those who paid the ultimate price.


People’s Guild - The Sinnington People’s Guild had its knowledge of birds severely tested by Jim Pewress on Tuesday, November 6. His illustrated talk entitled The Birds of Ryedale was well received. Shown were common garden birds, the birds of moorland, river, farmland and woodland. Also with the raptors were shown the summer and winter visitors. Tables were featured showing the decline and increase of all species. A quiz to guess the life expectancy of some species had some surprising answers. Gilbert Dobson chose the two hymns played by John Woodmancey. Tea and biscuits were served. The next meeting is on Tuesday, November 20, at 7.15pm. David Jackson, Malton’s town crier, will give a talk on towncriering from 2,000BC to the present day. All welcome.


Bridge club - The results from November 5: North/South winners were Tim Johnson and Ruth Hunt with 60.6 per cent in second place with 56.9 per cent were Lynda Lockwood and Mary Mortonson. East/West winners were Bob and Gladys Thompson with 60.6 per cent in second place Audrey Shaw and Angela Smith 52.5 per cent.


Open doors - Volunteers are opening Westow Cricket Club Pavilion on Saturday, November 17, and Sunday, November 18, from 10am to 1pm each day. They will be serving tea, coffee, cold drinks, home baking and bacon rolls, raising money for the cricket club and pavilion. Everyone welcome.

Maintenance work - Westow Cricket Club is doing maintenance on the cricket ground on Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18, from 10am to noon, each day. Volunteer helpers are welcome.

Christmas fair - The annual Westow Cricket Club Christmas Fair will be on Sunday, November 25, from 10.30am to 1.30pm. There will be a number of stalls, including cricket club stalls selling cakes and home baking, a tombola, Christmas cake raffle, tea and coffee. Christmas Draw tickets will also be on sale. Entry is free. Everyone welcome.


Domino drive - A domino drive takes place in the village hall on Saturday, November 24. £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.

Coffee morning - The Christmas coffee morning is on Saturday, November 24, in the village hall, from 10am to 11.30am. All welcome.

Film night - The next film to be show in the village hall will be Paddington 2 on Friday, December 7, at 7pm.


Rillington - Seventeen members were present at the November meeting of Rillington and District YCA held in the village hall. The evening’s speaker, Alan Botterill accompanied by his wife Ruth, told how Filey prior to 1823 had been a fishing town with a reputation as a place of depravity and drunkenness. That was until March of that year when a change came over the town. Chris Ashton thanked Alan for his interesting talk. The competition for a collage with objects from the beach was won by Valerie Gilbert. Members signed a card for Barbara Grice who is recuperating after spinal surgery. Reports were given on the autumn meeting at Nether Poppleton which had been attended by two members. Invitations have been received from Ayton and Weaverthorpe branches to join them for their November and December meetings. Menus were circulated for the Christmas dinner to be held at the Fleece Inn. The evening’s hostesses were Jenny Ireland and Carol Stephenson. Lorna Mastaglio sold tickets for the raffle which was won by Valerie Gilbert.