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.


The Moors Inn - The latest committee meeting was held in The Moors Inn. Matters arising - Material from the now discontinued the youth club is to be collected and archived. The Millennium Book is to be revisited by updating and trying to fill gaps where houses did not respond in 2000. The Life and Times of FC Dawson School Teacher of Appleton-le-Moors 1841-43 has been published and 44 of the 100 copies produced sold. Appleton-le-Moors during the Medieval Period (1150-1485) - a brief section on milling is to be produced to indicate what form the book is likely to take. Appleton and the Great War will have a major revision to encompass the 1921 census and add details unavailable on publication in 2014. Tea & Chat will continue on the first Monday of each month with the exception of January 2020 restarting on September 2, 2019. Open Day, January 25, 2020. Heraldry course to start in September. AOB - Thank you cards have been sent to Lindsey Smith for the amount of material she has donated from her late father, Geoff Otterburn’s archive. The next meeting will be held on November 1, at 11am in The Moors Inn.


Duck Race - Numbers are now on sale for the duck race which takes place at the Church Fete on the Beck in the grounds of the Manor House, Each plastic duck is “sponsored” to race for £1 and can be purchased either in advance or up until 3pm at the fete which is on Sunday, August 4, starting at 2pm. First prize is £25. These numbers can be obtained from Di Ford on 859211, Jasmine Park, Lizzy’s Arty Fact and Fiction or Church members.

Church Service - There is no service at Brompton on Sunday, July 28, but within our Benefice of Churches there is Holy Communion at 9.30am at Snainton and 11am at Wykeham with Evensong at 6.30pm at Hutton Buscel.


Bridge club - The results of the meeting of the Bulmer Bridge Club on Thursday, July 18, were: 1st: Sheila Briske & Jane Bartlett 60.9 per cent; 2nd: Diane Cooper & Derek Searle 59.9 per cent.


Domino drive - There will be a domino drive at 7pm on Friday, August 9, in the Farndale Village Hall, Church Houses. This is change of date from that planned due to another dale event. Everyone welcome. In September, the domino drive will revert to the first Friday.

Home from Jerusalem party - There will be a hog roast supper and music by Band 66 in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance, on Friday, August 2, at 8pm. Tickets £10 From Feversham Arms Inn, Farndale. You may recall last year one of the Farndale residents, Stuart Nelson walked from Home to Rome; this year he has continued his walk from Rome to Jerusalem again in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Show schedules - Farndale Show takes place on August Bank Holiday Monday and the schedules are now available usual places including BATA Kirkbymoorside, Grace Lane Vets (now at Kirkbymoorside) and the Feversham Arms Inn, Farndale, and online at or contact secretary at This year there are many new classes and the children’s section is free to enter. Closing date for entries including for children’s section by Saturday, August 10.


Talk - Dr Michael Banner, Dean of Chapel Trinity College Cambridge and frequent contributor to BBC Radio 4 will be speaking at Gilling East Village Hall on Saturday, July 27, on the subject of “The crisis of migration, prisons and old age”. The talk starts at 7pm, entrance is free and refreshments will be served.


Quiz - The Helmsley branch of the RNLI is holding a pub quiz evening at the Plough Inn, Wombleton, on Sunday, July 28, at 7.30pm. Entry for teams of up to five people. £2 per person. 1st prize Sunday Lunch for two at The Plough Inn, second, third and fourth cash prizes. Raffle. Phone 01439 770678 for details.

Collection - The annual house-to-house collection in Helmsley and surrounding villages raised £5,500 for Yorkshire Cancer Research. Many thanks to everyone.


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


Bridge Club - The result from July 16. North/South winners were Tim and Irene Smith with 58.2 per cent. In second place with 55.3 per cent were George Goodall and Anne Avery. East/West winners were Mary Mortonson and Graeme Matthew with 65 per cent. In second place with 60 per cent were Ann Scott and Trevor Hardcastle.

All Saint’s Church - On Saturday, July 27, Bishop Graham Cray will be leading a day of prayer and renewal for the benefice. This is in church from 10am to 3pm. There is no cost, refreshments will be provided, but please bring a packed lunch. All welcome. The parish pilgrimage takes place the weekend of August 10 and 11. This is the annual parish pilgrimage when they visit all five of the churches by foot, car, bicycle or any means of transport for worship and refreshments.

Marie Curie - Kirkbymoorside Support group will have a tombola stall at the Ryedale Show on Tuesday, July 30. On Sunday, August 11, Sleightholmedale gardens will be open and members of the Kirkbymoorside group will be serving teas from 1pm to 5pm.

Library - Storytime will take place at Kirkbymoorside library on Monday, August 5, from 2.30pm to 3pm. It is for ages 0 to eight, no need to book, just go along on the day and get creative.

Ladies Fellowship - Members were blessed with a lovely warm and sunny evening for the visit to the garden of Dorothy Collis in July. They enjoyed wine and birthday cake. The cake, made by Kathy Robson, was to celebrate Dorothy Masterman’s birthday. Dorothy is the oldest member and much loved by all. The other birthday girls were Dot Collier, Joan Magson, June Sinfield and Susan Snowden. The members’ poems, all about the great outdoors, were really good; some very funny and others more thought provoking. Thank you so much Dorothy for the use of your garden and also the generous provision of so much wine. The next meeting is on Wednesday, September 11, at 7.30pm, in the library for a “Girls’ Night”. Charlotte Elizabeth from the Make-up and Nail Studio in The Shambles will be coming to talk to members.

Coffee mornings - There will be two coffee mornings with table top sales on Wednesday, August 7 and 28, from 9.30am to noon, at the Methodist Church. Tables provided are £5. To book a table for either and/or both phone Anne on 07814 896826.


Festival - A festival of the Northern Saints will run at St Mary’s Church, Lastingham, until Saturday, August 31. The festival will include an exhibition of the story of the Northern Saints, including St Cedd, founder of a monastery at Lastingham, and will offer special events including concerts, recitals, cream teas and workshops. Visit for full details or phone 01751 417007.


Bridge club - There was a win for Gill Oxendale and Richard Hilton at Malton Bridge Club on Wednesday. Mike Jackson and Rob Ashdown were runners-up with Anthony and Moira Brown in third place and Dave Sonley and Charlie Callis fourth.

St Mary’s RC Primary School - Many thanks to all who were involved in last Wednesday’s Mass with Bishop Terry. The Bishop clearly enjoyed his visit and was delighted to celebrate Mass. Thanks also to all who were involved with the school summer fair.

Philippines Street Children - Last week St Leonard & St Mary’s RC Church, Malton, sent £1,170 (74,240 pesos) to the parish of St Ignatius of Loyola, Taguig City, Manilla, to support the education of the children for the coming year. This was made up of various fundraising event’s last autumn and collections taken at various carol services. It included half the collection at Chris Sullivan’s Funeral (£416) and the recent collection at Sunday Mass (£330). They also sent £300 last December towards the children’s Christmas Party.

Sea Sunday - This was celebrated at the weekend when the church prayed for all those who live and work at sea. The second collection was for Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea), the church’s official maritime welfare agency. It supports seafarers both practically and spiritually. The collection is vital to enable it to continue its work.


Christian Aid Week 2019 - The total raised in Pickering and district during Christian Aid Week was £2936.67 - a wonderful response. The gift aided contribution has raised an additional £234.35 to be added to the overall total.

Bridge club - In the latest session of duplicate bridge, the third of the Handicapped Summer Competition, the winners were Sue Pearson and Gill Hardcastle with 60 per cent. In second place with 58 per cent were Tricia Pearce and Stan Bough. In third place June Greener and Terence Boyle with 56 per cent.


Cream Tea and Flower Show - Sawdon was blessed with lovely weather for the first Cream Tea and Flower Show event opened by Cllr David Jeffels. There were quite a number of entries for the show, and the cream teas afterwards proved to be very popular. Category winners were F Barnes, M Squibb, A Deehan, T Stockill, P Kyle, N Jackson, H Mullin and W Kaye. Raffle winners were R Fieldhouse, T Stockill, F Barnes, A Deehan, T Corrigan Clark, C Robinson, J Stockill, Y Quincy and S Barker. Grateful thanks must also go to both the Harbour Bar, who very kindly donated the most welcome ice cream, and those who gave their time and donated gifts for the raffle. The total of £130 was raised in aid of upkeep of the village hall. A number of guests also visited the Sawdon Community Nature Reserve while in the area, commenting that they were very impressed with the abundance of wildlife and biodiversity which was in evidence. The next village event will be the Soup and Pudding lunch at 12.15pm on August 13, followed on August 17, by barbecue with live music evening featuring “The Cycopaths”, with all comers welcome.


St Martin’s Church - The two Sunday services were led by Rev Richard Firth and Reader Elizabeth Moreland. On Saturday, August 3, 10am to noon, the Friends of Irton Village are holding a coffee morning at Alice Cottage in the village, to raise money for the repairs to the church roof following the theft of lead earlier this year. There will be a cake stall and tombola. All welcome.


Community club - Yoga every Monday from 7pm to 8pm. All ages and abilities welcome. For more details please see Zoe YOGA Scarborough facebook page. Gin Tasting Experience on Friday, August 9, from 8pm to 11pm. For more details please see Sherburn Sports & Social Club facebook page. A date for your diary, Dona Bell - An Evening of Mediumship on Thursday, November 14, at 7.30pm. Tickets £10. For more details go to Sherburn Sports & Social Club facebook page. New Committee members required - if you would like to know more details or register interest phone secretary Yvonne Slack on 01944 710728.

Marie Curie Event - Open museum and gardens on Saturday, August 25, from 11am to 4pm at Grange Farm, East Heslerton. Their will be light refreshments and a raffle. Grange Farm museum is a collection of old agricultural machinery and artefacts and is an opportunity not to be missed. This fascinating time capsule and beautiful gardens are rarely open to the public and include a lakeside walkway, streams and ponds, perennial borders and rockeries.

St Hilda’s Church - Were glad to welcome their Methodist friends to a joint Holy communion service. Sidespersons were Sue Mennell and Betty Flinton who also read the Gospel lesson from Luke. The service was led by Rev Jo Whyte and the preacher was Rev Pam Ward. Organist was Martin Monkman. After worship they shared in a beautiful lunch prepared and served by the ladies of the church. The next Holy Communion Service at St Hilda’s is on Sunday, July 28, at 9am.

Senior citizen Luncheon Club - The club met at Sherburn Chapel and enjoyed a lovely lunch. Afterwards the speaker, Graham Hobson, regional co-ordinator for the Christmas shoebox Appeal spoke to about the work. Thank you so much Graham for coming and explaining it all. There will be no meeting in August but their will be a “Lunch for Leprosy” at Chapel following the Sunday service on August 4. All invited. The next Luncheon club meeting will be on Wednesday, September 18. Please meet from 12.30pm for lunch at 1pm. Transport in Sherburn Village is available, phone Christine on 01944 711294.

Methodist News - Tuesday Coffee Morning hostess was Kim Canterbury and they are delighted to say that they have reached their target of £200 for Water Aid, in memory of Pamela Wild who worked so very hard for this worthy cause. During August any kind donations for coffee will be given towards goods for the chapel kitchen. Bible Fellowship will continue on Monday afternoons during August. It was a delight on Sunday to be able to share Holy communion with their Anglican friends at St Hilda’s on Sunday. It was the first time they had met Rev Jo Whyte and they look forward to worshipping with her again in the future. They also shared in the celebration of Rev Pam Ward’s 46th wedding anniversary and Sandra Cade gave a small gift to her on behalf of everyone. Thank you to the ladies who provided such a magnificent lunch.

Lunch for Leprosy - On Sunday, August 4, James Greig, the area co-ordinator for the Leprosy Mission will be attending the service at 10.30am at the Methodist Church so that they can find out more about this work. Following worship they will be having lunch for Leprosy at noon. All are invited. Come to

either or both. A free will offering will be taken during the lunch to further the work of the Leprosy Mission.

Village show - The ninth village show will be held on Sunday, August 11, in Sherburn Village Hall from 2pm to 3.30pm. Entry is free and everyone is welcome. A raffle will be held and this will be drawn at 3pm. Lots of classes, vegetables, fruit, flowers pot plants, handicrafts, photography and baking, including the Sherburn fruit loaf. The children, too, have their own classes. Thanks to all the local businesses who have advertised in the show schedule and also Kingspan for the printing. After the show you are invited to the East Riding when the takeaway menu will be available. From previous show proceeds helped by a grant from the parish council, they were able to plant 1,500 snowdrop and crocus bulbs around the village and also purchase the Christmas tree. They are aiming to do the same this year. Thank you to everyone for supporting the show.


Yorkshire Day - Yorkshire Day celebrations will take place on Thursday, August 1, supporting Radio York’s Cake and a Cuppa initiative at The Methodist Schoolroom, from 2pm to 4.30pm. Drop-in anytime for refreshments and a friendly chat. Everyone welcome.


Bridge Club - On Monday, July 15, the club held its annual summer party at The New Inn. This was followed by duplicate bridge. The winners were Margaret Lowe and Isa Eggleston with 67.9 per cent.

In second place were Melanie Bailey and Nicky Riley with 63.1 per cent.


Pilates - Pilates classes are in Westow Cricket Pavilion. They are every Tuesday, from 1.45pm to 2.45pm. Classes are suitable for all abilities/experience. Classes are £6 each. To book, phone Cheryl on 07988 106862 or email

Knit & Natter - The fortnightly Knit & Natter, crochet and chatter, craft is on Wednesday, July 24, from 7pm to 9pm. Experts to beginners and everyone in between are all welcome. For details, phone Pam

on 07891 814017

Open house - The volunteers who served tea, coffee, home baking and bacon rolls in Westow Cricket Pavilion over last weekend would like to thank everyone who went along and made the weekend a success. The money raised will be used for the cricket club and pavilion running costs. The second hand books are proving popular, with new ones being donated regularly. They plan to open the pavilion again on Saturday, July 27, and Sunday, July 28, from 10am to 1pm each day. There is good disabled access, plus plenty of space for children to run around both inside and outside, with footballs available on request. Everyone welcome.

Art exhibition - Entry forms for the annual Westow Art Exhibition are now available from Julie Price (01653 618214 or email Closing date for entries is Monday, August 12. The exhibition will be taking place over three days - August 16, 17 and 18. Artists wishing to exhibit their work (£1 per piece, with commission taken on all sales). This year’s exhibition is raising money towards a defibrillator for Westow, which will be located either in the village phone box or on the wall of the village hall.


Domino drive - The next domino drive to raise funds for the village hall will take place on Saturday, July 27, at 7.30pm. £1.50 to play, which includes tea and biscuit. All welcome.

YCA meetings

Wombleton - June welcomed 21 members to the Strawberry Supper. She told members that the group is looking for a new treasurer for 2020 as Christine Baxter, who has done a brilliant job for many years, is retiring. Everyone enjoyed a delicious supper of strawberries and ice cream, scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream and cheesecake. A veritable feast to celebrate that traditional British favourite and a chance to enjoy chatting with other members in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The raffle was drawn and the meeting closed at 8.50pm.

Rillington - Fourteen members were present at the July meeting. The evening’s speaker was Nicole Vogwill who spoke about her journey through life which has taken her to her career as a boudoir photographer and how she learnt to love herself, hence the title of her talk - Go Love Yourself. Barbara Grice thanked Nicole for her inspirational talk. Nicole judged the competition for a photograph of ‘You’ and awarded first prize to Sue Butler, second was Eileen Myers and third Mollie Tindall. Reports were given on the Scarborough Area Lunch, hosted by the branch, which was attended by 54 members (including 10 from Rillington branch). Weaverthorpe branch will host the event in 2020. The evening’s hostesses were Barbara Grice and Sue Mennell and Marjorie Grice sold tickets for the raffle. Names were taken for the Coral Anniversary afternoon tea in August which will be followed by a visit to Wack’s Wicked Plants at Scampston.