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.


Service - Sunday, October 6, 11am, St Hilda’s: Family Eucharist with Worship Band.


Coffee morning - The Macmillan coffee morning on September 28, in the village hall raised £606. Thanks to all who attended and Katrina, Lorraine, Jean-Claude and Val for their organisational skills.

Tea, Chat and History - The next Tea, Chat and History will be held in the village hall at 2pm on Monday, October 7. Entry £1.


Village Guided Walk - Botton Village with its Camphill Community in Danby Dale is home to more than 150 people, including 90 adults with a learning disability. Hear about its history while visiting food and craft workshops with John Roberts and local guides. This walk is on Sunday, October 6, starting at 10.30am, from Botton village car park, YO21 2NJ (OS Grid NZ695041); it will finish by 1pm. The walk of about two-and-a-half miles includes some moderate gradients and uneven ground; please wear suitable clothing. Dogs are not allowed. The walk is part of the North York Moors National Park’s A Breath of Fresh Air programme of guided walks. It’s free of charge; small donations are welcome. Booking is essential, go to or phone 01439 772738.


Bridge club - The results for the Thursday, September 26 bridge competition at Bulmer Bridge Club were: 1st Julie Cowdry and Judith Bray 59.38 per cent; 2nd Jane Bartlett and Sheila Briske 57.99 per cent.


Domino drive – The autumn winter domino drive season commences at 7pm on Tuesday, October 8, in Farndale Village Hall and will continue until March on the second Tuesday of each month. Everyone welcome.

Harvest festival and supper – The annual harvest festival service will be held at St Mary’s Farndale at 7pm on Friday, October 11, followed by a harvest supper in the village hall and 12 hands of dominoes.


Service - Sunday, October 6, 9.15am, Holy Cross: Eucharist.

Eco Fair - Saturday, September 28, saw a very successful eco fair at Gilling East Village Hall. Visitors had time to talk to the various stallholders learning about composting, wildlife gardening, bees, swifts, renewable heating sources and the project at Pickering to slow flood water. Ampleforth Plus also had a stall highlighting the projects they are running in Gilling and in Easingwold for Autism Plus. Thank you to everyone who came along. They are hoping to run a gardening for wildlife fair in the spring.


Church - Services at St Michael’s on Sunday, October 6, are morning praise, 11am, taken by Rev Bridget Gillespie. Holy Communion, Sunday, October 20, at 11am with the vicar Rev Mark Brosnan. The harvest festival is on Wednesday, October 9, at 6.30pm, led by the vicar Rev Mark Brosnan. Followed by a sharing supper you are invited to bring a plate of food to share.

Edstone Sings - They meet again on Wednesday, October 16, in church, at 7.30pm. If you enjoy singing, please go along and join in. An informal occasion to sing hymns, spirituals and songs.


Market - On Saturday, October 5, the village will be holding its 10th anniversary market. The market will be opened by Sir William Worsley, with more than 60 stalls selling local produce and crafts. There will be a birthday cake, plus a specially-written poem by local landscape artist Patrick Smith. Guest stallholders include Art@4A selling original products including wooden broaches, cards and Christmas bauble bunting. F&B International with handmade home decor made in country prints and tweed, Westow Vineyard and Woodwrym with wooden spoons. The community stall is the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and Busker Josh will be there with a variety of songs. The community cafe will be run by Scackleton Church and the volunteer market manager is Murray Stewart.


Quiz - A family pub quiz will take place at the Crown Inn, on Sunday, October 6, at 8.30pm. Entry £2, including a sandwich supper. Prize is a voucher to spend at The Crown. Event in aid of St Chad’s Church.


Tuesday Group - The meeting on October 8, at the Methodist Church in the Jubilee Room will host All Saints Ladies Fellowship members.

Library - Every Wednesday from 3.45pm to 4.45pm play drop-in sessions at Kirkbymoorside Library. Free children’s building play session for ages two to eight. No need to book. Saturday, October 5, from 10am to noon, fun palace at the library. Free children’s craft activities for ages two to eight. No book. Saturday, October 26, from 2pm to 4pm, author event at the library. ‘Scrolls in the sand - the Egyptian origins of writing’. A talk by author and Egyptologist Joann Fletcher. There will be an opportunity to ask questions after the talk. Refreshments available. Tickets £10, available from the library. Booking essential. Wednesday, October 30, from 10am to noon, free children’s STEAM (Science, technology, engineering, art and maths) activities aimed at primary school age. Come and have a go at activities covering all of these subjects, including an experience of the virtual reality world.

Bridge Club - The result from Tuesday, September 24. North/South winners were Barry Smith and Bob Wardell with 58.2 per cent. In second place with 56.4 per cent were Sue Pearson and Steve Lonsdale. East/West winners were Graeme Matthew and Mary Mortonson with 73.3 per cent. In second place with 61.2 per cent were Tony and Bo Simpson.

Christmas Market - Early date for your diary. Saturday, November 30, this friendly event will once again be held. The usual popular children’s activities in the library, face painting, Santa’s Grotto and not least the Kirkbymoorside Brass Band have all been booked. There will be more than 30 craft, handicraft and produce stalls. The event will run from 10am to 3pm.

Exhibition - All Saints Knitting and Wool crafters will showcase an exhibition entitled All Gods Creatures Great and Small in church from Friday, October 18, to Sunday October 27. Preview evening on the Friday, October 18, at 7pm.

Jumble sale - The Marie Curie Kirkbymoorside support group will hold a jumble sale at Sheriff Hutton on Saturday, October 12, from 1pm, for book and cake sale, and from 2pm for the jumble sale.

Coffee morning - The ever-popular coffee morning at Ryedale Garage is on Friday, October 11, from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Coffee and biscuits, tombola raffle cake stall, along with Marie Curie Christmas cards for sale. All proceeds to Marie Curie Cancer Care. This event is one of the support groups major fundraisers. Last year it raised £2,418 and this year hopes to match this.

Domino drives - Over the year’s Kirkbymoorside Bowling Club has held a monthly domino drive in the clubhouse. It is with regret, that it has been decided to no longer have these.

Julian meeting - Kirkbymoorside Julian meetings are held in the small room at the catholic church on the second Tuesday of the month. All are welcome. The next meeting is October 8, at 6.30pm, for 7.30pm start. Any enquiries to Rev Tania Brosnan on 01751 431452.

Amnesty International - The Kirkbymoorside support group held its summer get-together at Helmsley Walled Garden and friends from the York group joined them. It is hoped to make this an annual event. The next quarterly meeting will be at the home of Elaine in Pickering on Tuesday, October 8, at 2pm.

Ladies Fellowship - The next meeting is on Tuesday, October 8, at 7.30pm, in the Methodist Chapel, when they will meet up with the Tuesday Group. This is an annual get-together which they all enjoy and this year it will be the Ladies Fellowship members who will be providing the faith supper. Norma Davy will be the guest speaker. Do come along.

Coffee morning - All Saints monthly coffee morning in church is on Saturday, October 5, from 9.30am to noon. All welcome. The draw for 100 club will be drawn. Last month’s winners were K Lane J Langham. News members are welcome any time Forms can be picked up at the back of church.

Bingo - Kirkbymoorside Tennis Club is holding a bingo night to raise funds for a new clubhouse on Tuesday, October 29, 8pm start.


Harvest auction - The annual Leavening Harvest auction is to be held on Saturday, October 5, in the Jolly Farmer public house from 8pm onwards. Donations of fruit and vegetables and home baking will be gratefully received and can be dropped off at the pub during the day or taken along in the evening.

Buckrose Youth Choir - Anyone aged between eight and 16 are welcome to take part in the Buckrose Youth Choir every Saturday morning in Leavening Church. The youth choir runs from 10am. No music experience required. £5 a person. For more details contact


Bridge club - Twenty-eight members attended the annual general meeting of Malton Bridge Club on Wednesday where Rob Ashdown was elected chairman, Richard Hilton as secretary and Philip Mason as treasurer. In the session of bridge that followed, the North-South winners were John Hayton and Derek Fox ahead of John and Beryl Bramall, while Keith Freeman and Matt Brash led the East-West scores with Ed Robinson and Dave Massey in second place. This Wednesday sees the first session of the new season’s competitions while the Thursday afternoon gentle bridge sessions re-start on Thursday, October 10.


Village hall - On September 27, the Thornton-le-Dale Ukuleles, plus David Swann and John Scoble, entertained visitors with a wonderful evening concert of music, laughter and audience participation. Many thanks to all who contributed and attended this fantastic charity event.


Service - Sunday, October 6, 9.15am, St Oswald’s: Eucharist


Bridge Club - In the latest session of duplicate bridge, the winners were Dorothy Cordery and Sue Hardman with 60 per cent. In second place with 58.5 per cent Graeme Matthew and Anne Avery. In joint third place Tricia Pearce and Stan Bough and Madeleine Webber and Beryl Bramall with 58 per cent.

Draw - The numbers for the week commencing September 23 the Pickering Town Football Club weekly draw were 3, 21 and 31, and there was two winners and they were Lesley Warwick and Linda Owston so they get £225 each and next week’s pot will be £75, anyone wishing to join should get in touch with any committee member or at Dunning butchers.


Methodist church - The service today was taken by Rev Martin Calver. The vestry steward was Bert

Blower, the organist was Doreen Lawson and the welcomer Margaret Neave who also took the offering. Refreshments and fellowship were enjoyed after the service. The service next week at 10.30am has been organised by members of the church.


Craft Fair - A craft fair will be held at Sherburn Methodist Church on Saturday, October 19, from 11am to 3pm. Hand-made items by the Sherburn Craft Club, plus cakes, plants, preserves, jewellery and bric-a-brac. Proceeds will be for Water Aid and St Catherine’s Hospice.

Community Sports and Social club - Committee Vacancies - due to members leaving the village and other commitments there are now six places available on the sports and social club committee. If you would like to apply or have more information regarding the positions, phone the secretary Yvonne Slack on 01944 710728 before the date of the next meeting on Tuesday, October 22.

Weekly event - Yoga with Zoe every Monday (except bank holidays) at the club from 7pm to 8pm.

Mats are provided and all ages and abilities are welcome. £7 on the night or four session passes at £20.

Quiz - Quiz night take place every last Sunday of the month at the club. Doors open at 7pm with a 8pm start. £1 per person - maximum five per team.

Bingo - Bingo starts again on Saturday, October 5, at the club. Doors open at 7pm, eyes down at 8pm.

Head shave - Saturday, October 26 is the Kelly Mennell “Brave the Shave” charity head shave in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice. Doors open at 4.30pm with a bar and Emma’s disco. Free Entry. Raffle prizes include NYMR tickets, vouchers from various local businesses such as Glaves Butchers Brompton, The Star Pub, Tommy’s, spa treatment, dog grooming, also wine, beauty hamper, oil and filter change and firewood supplies, night away in a caravan, etc.

Evening of Mediumship - On Thursday, November 14, Dona Bell will hold an evening of mediumship. Doors open at 7pm with 7.30pm start. Ticket entry only £10. Only a few tickets left. Message club facebook page for tickets.

Band night - Saturday, December 14, Band night with Feedback. Doors open at 7pm, band starts at 9pm. Free entry. Saturday, December 21, family disco with Emma, from 3pm to 7pm. Free entry.

Next Steps Coffee Morning - Don’t sit at home alone. You are invited to join them at Sherburn Village Hall on Tuesdays, from 9.30am to 11.30pm. Pop-in for a brew, cakes and a chat. 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. Come and enjoy tea or coffee and a lovely toasted teacake. There are play facilities for the children. All welcome and proceeds are for Village Hall funds.

Methodist News - The Tuesday Coffee Morning hostess was Judith Ruston and your kind donations for coffee will be given to the Christmas shoebox Appeal. Any items for the shoeboxes can be left at the coffee morning, grateful thanks to all the generous giving, especially to Barbara Archer and her friends from Staxton for their amazing gifts. Any enquiries about Shoeboxes phone Angela on 01944 710608 or Christine on 01944 711294. It was good to welcome the new Minister, Rev Bruce Russell to lead the worship. Rev Bruce has preached before but this was his first service as Minister. Opening worship was by Chris Cade and the Bible Reading from Luke’s Gospel was given by Liz Aconley. After worship they enjoyed coffee together in the hall. Next Sunday at 10.30am, they welcome Rev Bruce again to lead the Holy communion Service and all are welcome.


Concert - All Saints’ Church is organising a concert and harvest supper on Saturday, October 5, at 7pm for 7.30pm at the village hall. There will be music from the Glen Miller era by The Vintage Rhythms Band (York) along with vocalists Wendy and Henry. A harvest ploughman’s and apple pie supper will be served during the interval (BYO drinks). Tickets are £10 from Joyce on 01751 475793, Val on 01751 476243 and Derek 01751 474530. Bring a decorated umbrella for a chance to win a prize. The proceeds from the evening will go to the Ryedale Foodbank and church funds. All welcome.

Bridge Club - The result from Monday, September 23. North/South. In first place Peter and Lesley Jaram with 58.8 per cent. In second place Margaret Lowe and Isa Eggleston with 57.5 per cent. East/West. In first place Pat and George Donnor with 67.5 per cent. In second place Anthony and Moira Brown with 56.9 per cent.


Christmas fair - There is to be an “afternoon of Christmas Spirit” on Saturday, November 30, from 2pm to 4pm, in Welburn Village Hall in aid of Welburn Village Hall funds. Stalls cost £10 or £5 for a half table. Phone Yvonne Myers on 01653 618610 or for more details book a stall.


Open doors - Volunteers from Westow Cricket Club continue to open their cricket pavilion each weekend, from 10am to 1pm, on both Saturday and Sunday (October 5 and 6), raising money towards the running costs of the cricket club and pavilion. They will be serving the usual tea, coffee, cold drinks, home baking and bacon rolls. The selection of second-hand books available by donation keeps changing, with a number of cross stitch books recently donated. Everyone is welcome.

Clothes collection - Westow Cricket club is collecting old/unwanted clothes, shoes, belts, hats, bags, bedding and curtains on Saturday, October 19. With items donated being sold by weight, with the money going towards the running costs of the cricket club. Anyone wishing to donate items can drop them off before this date by phoning Julie 01653 618214.

Canine first aid - There is to be a canine first aid course in Westow Cricket Pavilion on Sunday, December 1, from 1pm to 4.30pm. The course will cover artificial respiration, CPR, choking, shock, bleeding, wound recognition, bandaging, pressure dressing, special area bleeding, burns, stings, ticks, broken nails/ nail trims, road traffic accidents. Those attending should not take their dogs, but there will be one or two of the tutors own dogs there for demonstration purposes. Each student will gain a certificate of attendance and full course notes to take away. Price is £45 per person and includes refreshments. Places are limited and should be booked via or contacting Kerry at


Show - The 39th Kirkbymoorside Horticultural Society Show was held in the Memorial Hall. Cup and classes winners - Dahlia classes: 3 blooms, one or more varieties in separate vases (giant or large) - Teresa Wetton; 3 blooms,one or more varieties in one vase (medium dec) - Neil Cawood; 3 blooms,one or more varieties in one vase (small and/or minimum dec) - David Fowler; 3 blooms,one or more varieties in separate or one vase (giant or large cactus and/ or semi cactus) - Teresa Wetton; 3 blooms,one or more varieties in one vase (medium cactus or semi cactus) - Matthew Cossins; 3 blooms one or more varieties in one vase (small and /or miniature cactus) - Matthew Cossins; 5 blooms, one or more varieties in one vase (pompon not exceeding 55mm) - David Fowler; 3 blooms, one or more varieties in one vase (small ball) - Tracey Parkinson; 3 blooms, one or more varieties in one vase (miniature ball) - David Fowler; 3 vases, 3 blooms in each vase, 3 distinct varieties (excluding giants) - David Fowler; Any 4 cultivars in one vase - Neil Cawood; 1 vase, 1 bloom (excluding giant or large dec) - Matthew Cossins; Harrison/Lishman cup - David Fowler; National dahlia society silver medal for best exhibit - David Fowler; National dahlia society bronze medal - Matthew Cossins. Chrysanthemums classes: 1 vase of 3 blooms, incurved (medium or small) Joan Rawlins; 1 vase of 3 blooms reflexed (medium or small) Joan Rawlins; 1 vase of 5 blooms any variety Joan Rawlins; 3 stems of sprays J Ellerby; 1 vase, 1 bloom any variety - Joan Rawlins. Novice section - Dahlia or Chrysanthemums - Maureen Humble; D Abbey cup - J Ellerby; National Chrysanthemum Society silver medal for best vase - J Ellerb; National chrysanthemum society bronze medal - Joan Rawlins. Vegetables: 6 beans dwarf French - A W Hall; 6 beans runner - A Augustyns; 2 beetroot round - A W Hall; 3 onions over 1 lb each dressed - Joan Rawlins; 1 cabbage - Stuart Blacklock; 3 carrots stump - Joan Rawlins; 3 carrots long - A W Hall; 1 cauliflower - Joel Brookfield; 1 veg and 1 flower - Teresa Wetton;1 cucumber - Fred Husband; 2 leeks trench - A W Hall; 2 leeks pot - Stephen Fielding; 3 onions as grown - Joel Brookfield; 1 pair of marrows - A W Hall; 1 single marrow - A Augustyns; 3 onions grown from sets dressed - F Spencely; 7 pickling shallots under 30mm - A W Hall; 5 potatoes white - Teresa Wetton; 5 potatoes any other colour - Joel Brookfield; 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 veg - Joan Rawlins; Any other vegetable not in schedule - Stuart Blacklock; W Spenceley memorial cup - A W Hall; National vegetable society silver medal for best exhibit - A W Hall; Alvyn Harrison trophy - Teresa Wetton. Fruit classes: 6 apples dessert - R Boyes; 6 apples cooking - Tracey Parkinson; 6 plums - Matthew Cossins; Plate of any other fruit - Teresa Wetton; 6 pears - Dawn Shepherd. Darren Farrow trophy for fruit - Teresa Wetton. Flowers and plants: 1 vase of 3 gladioli - Philip Orley; 1 vase of 1 gladiol - Philip Orley; 4 HT roses - F Spenceley; 3 stems of floribunda roses - F Spenceley; A single rose - F Spenceley; A lady’s spray or gent’s buttonhole - Stuart Blacklock; Any other 6 stems of annuals including sweet peas - R Boyes; Any other 6 stems of perennials - Stuart Blacklock; A bowl of flowers arranged for effect - Tracey Parkinson; Any other flowering plant - Fred Husband One foliage plant - A W Hall; One fuchsia in a pot - F Spenceley; One begonia in a pot - F Spenceley; One cactus or succulent - Maureen Humble; 6 pansies - Stuart Blacklock; Vase of mixed flower stems of 2 different kind - Philip Orley; A Thompson for best plant or cactus - A W Hall. Children’s classes: Up to 5 years painting of flowers Martha Johnson Up to 7 years - Gem Marney; Up to 7 years picture of my ideal garden Gem Marney Up to 11 years painting of flowers - Anya Davison; Up to 11 years picture of my ideal garden Storm Horvath School’s exhibits trees - Chloe Todd; Hedgehogs - The whole class; Leaves - Nicole Benton; Mosaics - Jamil Miah; Flowers - Kirkbymoorside school; Moon light - Isabelle Jefferson; Garden - Iris Gillamoor school; Garden - Tyler Gillamoor school; Fairy leaves - Rose Marden; R Towler cup - Martha Johnson; D Snowden trophy - Gem Marney; C Lee cup - Gem Marney; Miss P Lodge trophy - Anya Davison; B Lee cup - Storm Horvath. Home craft classes: Ginger biscuits - Dawn Shepherd; Fruit scones - Nina Kiddle; Cheese scones - Nina Kiddle; Lemon drizzle cake - Joan Rawlins; 4 tarts - Dan Shepherd; Chocolate cake - Fred Husband; Ginger Loaf - Kathleen Seddon; Victoria Sandwich - Tracey Parkinson; Fruit Pie - Maureen Rolph; Shortbread - Fred Husband; Jar of strawberry jam - Dawn Shepherd; Jar of lemon curd - Fred Husband; Jar of raspberry jam - Fred Husband; Jar of marmalade - Fred Husband; Jar of plum jam - Alison Cossins; Jar of jelly - Dan Shepherd; Jar of piccalilli or chutney - Fred Husband; Any other jam - Dawn Shepherd; G Cooper cup for best exhibit - Fred husband. Handicraft classes: Any useful or ornamental article - Emma Smith; Any hand knit article - Maureen Humble; Machine or hand made sewn article - Kathleen Seddon; Piece of embroidery Hand made card - Kathleen Seddon; The Clark cup - Maureen Humble. Photography classes: Buildings - R Boyes; Animal or bird - Nina Kiddle; Transport - A Waite; A seasonal view - S Roberts; People or person - Nina Kiddle; Sport or leisure - A Pollard; Any other category - M Cossins; J Bowes cup - A Waite. The society would like to thank those for their kind donations to sponsor the classes, donation for tombola prizes, and the extra pairs of hands helping in any way during the show. Thanks to Viv Webster for her a delicious lunch for the judges and stewards.