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.


Flower and Produce Show - It will take place in the village hall, from 2pm and 4pm, on Saturday, August 10.

History walk - A very successful history walk, led by Jim Hall of the Appleton-le-Moors History Group was held on Sunday. The walk, part of the North York Moors National Park “Breath of Fresh Air” programme had 14 participants, including six villagers.


Brompton & District gardening Club - The 37th annual show will be held at Brompton by Sawdon Village Hall on Sunday, August 11. Entry forms and payments can be received in the hall, between 6pm and 8pm on the previous evening, Saturday, August 10. No late entries can be accepted. Exhibits can then be staged on the Sunday morning from 9am to 9.45am after which the hall will cleared for judging. You don’t have to be a member of the club to take part as any resident of Brompton and Sawdon are welcome to take part. The more entries we have the more interesting the show. The show will be open to the public from 2pm; entrance £1.50 for adults and children are free. Disabled access from 1.30pm to 2pm.

Batman - Villagers had a thoroughly enjoyable evening all about bats on July 26, in Brompton Village Hall. Nick Gibbons, who is a member of the Scarborough Field Naturalists Society gave an interesting and informative talk to a large audience who were clearly very interested to hear all about these fascinating mammals. The talk was followed by a raffle, hot drinks and delicious bat biscuits kindly made by Sandra Pickering. Then it was time for the bat survey. Trained volunteers took up position at designated points around the village to watch for and record the bats. The weather conditions were kind and villagers were treated to displays from several species of bats. Nick had also placed a number of static bat detectors around the village to gather even more information. Allan Rodda undertook a moth survey at the same time and reported 45 different species of moth including one that is uncommon in this area. The details and results of these surveys and others will be presented at our the annual wildlife event on Saturday, September 21 in Brompton Village Hall. Everyone invited. Many thanks to all who attended or helped out at the very successful evening. They raised £44 for the Scarborough Field Naturalists Society on the raffle.

Community Lunch - There will be no Village Venture’s lunch this month. The next one will be on Wednesday, September 18, at the usual time of 12.30pm.

Church - The service on Sunday, August 11, will be Matins using the Book of Common Prayer. The service starts at 11am and will be taken by Dr Don Jones.

Fete - Counting is still going on for the overall total from the church fete. There was a very good attendance and the weather stayed dry until after the end when many people lined the bank of the beck in the grounds of the Manor House to watch the duck race. The first duck home belonged to Eva Watson who wins £25. The first prize in the raffle, a large box filled and donated by Glaves Butchers, was won by Valerie Mudd. Other prizes were donated by The Forge Tearooms, Lizzie’s Arty Fact and Fiction, church members and well-wishers.


Bridge club - The results of the meeting of the Bulmer Bridge Club on Thursday, August 1, when 16 pairs attended and were split into North/South and East/West, were: North/South - 1st Judith Melanie Porter and Brian Crowder 60.1 per cent; 2nd Anne and John Prest 53.3. East/West - 1st Thelma Hardware and Tom Nutman 61 per cent; 2nd Val and Michael Allen 56 per cent.


Closing date - The closing date for Farndale Show entries will be Saturday, August 10. Please ensure all entries are submitted by this date. Schedules may be obtained online at or from the show secretary by emailing Gill Little


St Michaels - Service at St Michael’s Church on Sunday, August 18, Holy Communion at 11am, taken by Rev Michael Stephens. The Make Way service is on Tuesday, August 27, at 7pm.


Market - The village market was held last Saturday and with the warm weather and sunshine it brought out a record number of visitors. Guest stalls Rigby and Rhys, Debbie Thompson Art and Por Favour all did well. Great interest was shown in the community stalls of Yorkshire Rotters and Ryedale Free Fridge which have given out 6.5 tons of food in the first six months. Josh, the busker was in fine voice and had to compete for a while with the church bells. The cafe run by Hovingham Bowls Club was extremely busy. The next market will be held on Saturday, September 7, from 10.30am to 1.30pm.


Heritage Day - History Group recently held its third annual heritage day building on the success of previous years. The theme was “Kirkby Karakters” and celebrated the lives of individuals who have contributed to the history and life of the town over the last 1,000 years. The daytime event consisted of an exhibition of biographies, pictures and artefacts illustrating the lives and times of the “Karakters”. A pop-up archive from the North Yorkshire Records Office was also present and attracted much interest. In the evening local actor Dominic Goodwin, very ably supported by Jessa Liversidge and Bromwyn Jennison, entertained a full-house with a specially-written performance called “Twice Nightly”. This was inspired by local “Karakter” Herbert Carter who was an iron foundry owner in the town and also an amateur variety performer. The Kirkbymoorside History Group’s next event will be an evening exploring Yorkshire dialect with local personality Adam Collier on Friday, October 4. If you would like to receive your own free copy of the group’s regular newsletter, email

Bridge Club - The result from Tuesday, July 30. North/South winners were Anne Avery and George Goodall with 58.5 per cent. In second place with 58 per cent were Tim Johnson and Cynthia Metcalfe. East/West winners were Trevor and Gill Hardcastle with 58 per cent. In second place with 51

per cent were Tony and Bo Simpson.

Marie Curie - Members of Kirkbymoorside Marie Curie support group will be serving teas on Sunday, August 11, at Sleightholmedale Gardens, from 1pm to 5pm.

Julian Meeting - Held at the catholic church on Tuesday, August 13, from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Any enquiries to Rev Tania Brosnan 01751 431452.

Camera club - The Kirkbymoorside and District Camera Club met at the Moorside Bar and Club in Shaw Drive for the annual creative photographic competition. The judge for the evening was Sally Sallett, from Pontefract Camera Club. The overall winner was Judy Cowdy with her image entitled Autumn Child. Runner-up was Ian Ledley with his image entitled The Egg. There will be a club photographic outing on Sunday, September 15. Members will be given full details by email.

Official opening - Kirkbymoorside Town Brass Band would like to invite you to the official opening of the new concert hall in Manor Vale, Kirkbymoorside, on Sunday, September 22. Doors open 2.30pm, ceremony at 3pm.

All Saint’s Church - The parish pilgrimage takes place on 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. It starts at St Michael’s, Great Edstone, at 10am, leaving at 10.45am. All Saints, Kirkbymoorside, service at 12.15pm, leaving 1.30pm, on to St Aidan’s Gillamoor, 3.15pm, leave 4.15pm, finishing at St Mary’s, Farndale, for service and barbecue at 7pm. On the Sunday, August 11, they meet at Monkett House, Farndale, at 12.30pm, and the final service of worship at St Nicholas, Bransdale, at 3pm.

Library - Saturday, August 10, junk modelling and storytime, from 10am to noon. “Aliens love dinopants” free craft sessions for ages five to 11 and storytime for ages 0 to 5. Monday, August 19, storytime at 2.30pm 3pm, free for under fives and their parents/carers.

Coffee and table top - Wednesday, August 28, from 9.30am to noon, at the Methodist Church. Tables provided £5. To book, phone Anne on 07814 896826.

Open show - Kirkbymoorside Horticultural Society is in need of tombola prizes for the stall at this year’s open show. Phone Jill Hugill on 01751 431670, Viv Webster on 01751 431316 or email The show is on Saturday, September 21, in the memorial hall. Entries are taken of morning of the show until 10.30am. In total there are some 130-odd classes. Schedules are available from Jill Hugill or if you would like one posting contact Maureen Rolph. The society always welcome extra pairs of hands to help at the show, setting up the staging on the Friday evening or stewarding.

Club 100 - The draw takes place at All Saints Church monthly coffee morning on Saturday, August 10, from 9.30am to noon. Winners on July draw were C Haynes No 11 and L Goslin No 4. New members are welcome at any time. Forms are available from the Parish office in Crown Square.


Church services - St Gregory’s Minster, Kirkdale, will continue to have sung Evensong on the second Sunday of each month at 6pm until October. On the other Sundays they will have a Choral Eucharist at 11am. Other Sunday and daily services in the benefice are shown in the magazine or on the notice board by the church.


Festival - A festival of the Northern Saints will take place at St Mary’s Church, until Saturday, August 31. Visit for full details, or phone 01751 417007. This week’s events are: Wednesday, August 14, 11am, (coffee served from 10.30am), organ recital by Matthew Atherton, director of music at Aysgarth School, Bedale. A programme to include music by Bach, Handel and Vierne. £8. Wednesday, August 21, 11am (coffee served from 10.30am), organ recital by Stuart Wright. Durham-based church organist Stuart is also an exponent of the mighty Wurlitzer Organ style of playing. A selection of popular favourites and classical gems. £8. Friday, August 23, 7pm, “notes and a natter”, John Nancarro (bass) and David Hammond (piano) with music and monologue from Schubert to Flanders and Swann. £12. Saturday, August 31, 7pm, closing concert of the festival. The Galliard Consort. Based in the North East this versatile recorder consort brings a programme of music ranging from the 12th century to the present day. £12. To book, email, phone 01751 417007 or 01751 417223 or at the door.


Bridge club - There was a win for Ruth Mattingly and Gladys Thompson in the latest session at Malton Bridge Club on Wednesday. In second place were Keith Freeman and Mike Shawcross while Gill Oxendale and Sheila Johnson were third and Anthony and Moira Brown fourth.

Church - St Leonard & St Mary’s RC Church, Malton, in Church Hill, will be open for anyone to visit on Saturday, August 10, from 10am to 4pm. If you would like to be involved, email


Harvest festival - Oswaldkirk is to boost its monthly donations to Middlesbrough Food Bank with a special joint harvest festival at 7pm on Friday, September 21, in St Aidan’s Church. In a community-wide initiative, the traditional service of thanksgiving will focus mainly on every day food items for Middlesbrough Foodbank. Donations welcom at both St Oswald’s and St Aidan’s Churches, Oswaldkirk.

Service - Sunday, August 11, 10.30am, Benefice Eucharist.


Open show - Pickering & District Horticultural Society will be holding their Early Open Show on Sunday, August 25, in the Memorial Hall, Potter Hill, Pickering. There will be classes in dahlias, chrysanthemums, vegetables, fruit, handicrafts, children’s work, cookery and floral art. Entries close at 9.45am on morning of show except for floral art which should be made to John Edmond on 01751 474939 closing on Friday, August 23. There will be refreshments available in the afternoon when the show is open to the public at 1pm to 4pm, with trophies and prizes presented at 4pm. Any help with setting up the show on Saturday evening or dismantling on Sunday at 4.30pm, or people to help in the kitchen would be very much appreciated.

Draw - The numbers for the Pickering Town Football Club’s weekly draw were 13, 1 and 23 and there was no winner so the pot for next week will be £525.


Quiz - Jennie will be hosting a Mega Quiz in the Fleece Inn on Friday at 9pm. Entry at £2, includes cash prizes to third place, cash jackpot and hot supper. Honeymooners plus Col were the winners of Jennie’s Sunday night quiz. The jackpot was a roll-over.


St Martin’s - Rev Maurice Jennett led the 9.30am monthly Book of Common Prayer service of holy communion. Steve Raettig preached at this and at the 11am modern service, which he also led. At the first service Edna Burton accompanied the hymns, Dot Francis read, Carol Beswick and Barbara Weedon were the welcomers and Helen Stevens and Lindsay Smithson served refreshments between the services. At the second service, Tim Cremer led the intercessions, Liz Cremer read and John and Sue Grice led the sung worship. Elizabeth Bradley was the welcomer and Helen Swallow served refreshments after the service.

Brushstrokes annual art exhibition - The talented art group will be exhibiting their work to view or buy in St Martin’s Church from Friday, August 16, to Thursday, August 22, from 10am to 4pm, every day except Sunday, 1pm to 4pm.


Community club - Yoga every Monday, from 7pm to 8pm. All ages and abilities welcome. For more details please see Zoe YOGA Scarborough facebook page. For more details please see Sherburn Sports & Social Club facebook page. New committee members required - if you would like to know more details or register interest please contact the Club Secretary: Mrs Yvonne Slack on 01944 710728.

Marie Curie Event - Open Museum and Gardens on Sunday, August 25, from 11am to 4pm, at Grange Farm, East Heslerton. £10 per person, under 16s free. There will be light refreshments and a raffle.

St Hilda’s Church - The next service at St Hilda’s will be the Morning Worship on Sunday, August 11, at 10.30am, led by Barbara Grice. There will be no Morning Worship on Sunday, September 8, but there will be a pet service at the church at 2pm.

Next Steps coffee morning - Takes place at Sherburn Village Hall on Tuesdays, from 9.30am to 11.30pm. Social activities provided too. Local free transport is available if needed.

Community Café - It is open at the village hall each Thursday, from 9am to 11.30am. There are play facilities for the children. Proceeds for village hall funds.

Methodist News - The Tuesday Coffee Morning hostess was Pat Woodley. Your kind donations for coffee during August will be given for goods for the Chapel kitchen. As well as being busy with their craft activities at Thursday Craft Club time was made to celebrate the 91st birthday of Mary Dickinson. Anyone is welcome to at the craft club on Thursday at 1.30pm. The Sunday Local Arrangements service took the form of our Leprosy Mission Sunday and they were delighted to welcome James Greig, area co-ordinator for the Mission. The organist was Chris Cade and welcomer Kim Canterbury. Jean Brown read the gospel lesson. Prayers were led by Liz, Sandra, June, Janet, Kim and Chris. Vestry steward was Sandra Cade. After worship they enjoyed ‘lunch for Leprosy’ in the hall and were delighted to handover £125 to James for the work of Leprosy Mission. During lunch they also sang birthday greetings to Maureen Walker. The worship at 10.30am next Sunday will be led by Bruce Clark.


Bridge Club - The result from Monday, July 29. In first place with 74.1 per cent were Barry Smith and Bob Wardell. In second place with 61.1 per cent were Pat and George Donnor.


Show - The 38th annual Welburn and District Horticultural Society show will take place on Saturday, August 10, from 2.30pm to 4pm, in the village hall at Welburn. The show is a popular, fun, family event and everyone is welcome. Entry classes include vegetables and fruit, flowers and plants, flower arranging, baking and preserves, handicrafts, homebrew and photography. There will be a raffle drawn on the day, and refreshments will be available to purchase. For information, including a show schedule and entry forms, visit


Art Exhibition - Entries for the annual Westow Art Exhibition close on Monday, August 12. Exhibitors so far include Amanda Pickles, Susan Broughton, Penny Abbey, Tony Hagyard, Jill Maud, Chris Pearson, Jacqueline Timbrell, Evelyn Pennington and Michael Wallis. The exhibition is over three days on August 16, 17 and 18. Everyone is welcome. Money raised from this year’s exhibition will be used to help purchase a defibrillator for Westow and will be located either in the village phone box or on the wall of the village hall. Anyone wishing to enter or wanting more details phone Julie 01653 618214.

Open house - Volunteers are opening Westow Cricket Club Pavilion on Saturday, August 10, and Sunday, August 11, from 10am to 1pm on each day, to help raise money towards the running costs of the cricket club and pavilion. There will be tea, coffee, cold drinks, bacon rolls, home baking on sale, as well as pool, dominoes and cards to play. There will be the usual 2nd hand books available for a donation. There is plenty of space for children to run around, both inside and outside, with footballs available on request. Everyone is welcome including dogs on leads.


Ryedale Show - Friars Hill Stables in Sinnington ran the Unaffiliated Show Jumping in the early evening in the main ring at the Ryedale Show on Tuesday. A spokesman said: “We had a great time and would like to thank you all for coming along and taking part.”


1st - Anna Gospel & Samantha.

2nd - Connie Swiers & Maz.

3rd - Tilly Gospel & Tallulah.


1st - Lucy Austick & Mustang Maisy.

2nd - Alfie Leat-Smith & Lady Luck.

3rd - Niall Hill & Chester.

4th - Theo Hopkins & Hunky Dory.

5th - Iris Collinson & Charlie.

6th - Natalie Lamb & Toots.


1st - Robyn Welford & Aike Jacko.

2nd – Hannah Wincote & Finn.

3rd – Ellie Grayson & Jack.

4th – Niall Hill & Chester.

5th – Iris Collinson & Charlie.

6th – Phoebe Edwards & Bee.


1st – Robyn Welford & Aike Jacko.

2nd – Imogen Lewis-Smith & Santa Rosa.

3rd – Jane Hamilton & Fairy.

4th – Hannah Wincote & Finn.

5th – Ellie Grayson & Jack.

6th – Lucinda Coultas & Tilly.

Pairs Rescue Relay.

1st – Robin Welford & Aike Jacko and Alfie Leat-Smith & Lady Luck.

2nd – Jane Hamilton & Fairy and Niall Hill & Chester.

3rd – Lucy Austick & Mustang Maisy and Theo Hopkins & Hunky Dory.

4th – Hannah Lamb & Toots and Natalie Lamb & Black Dan.

5th – Hannah Wincote & Finn and Iris Collinson & Charlie.