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 20, 11am, St Hilda’s: Eucharist.


Tea, Chat & History - The latest Tea, Chat & History was held in the village hall on Monday afternoon and attended by about 20 people. Thanks to Maggie Tebb for a new “rolling” slide show, especially popular was the late Geoff Otterburn’s Archive of Appleton material. Everybody appreciated the homemade cakes and biscuits provided by Shirley Brook and Greta Wordsworth. The next Tea & Chat of the 2018/19 season will be at 2pm on Monday, November 4.

Heraldry - The second of a six session heraldry course was held at the village hall on Thursday with 12 people attending.


Village hall - The table top sale on October 20, has been cancelled. Friday, October 25, 60s night with local singers Ron Bilton and Neil Hardisty. Doors open 7pm show starts 8pm. Tickets £5 at the door or from Ayton library. November 17, Christmas craft fair, 10am to 3pm. Refreshments available all day, tables £10. To book a table, phone Bev on 01723 865033. Please note that the village hall car park will be closed for resurfacing for six weeks, commencing Monday, October 21. Pedestrian access will be maintained to the village hall and sports club at all times.


Church - The harvest festival at All Saints was well attended and supper was enjoyed in church. The church was decorated with flowers and fruit with the altar loaded with gifts brought along by the pupils of Brompton and Sawdon Primary School. All of the produce will be taken to the Rainbow Centre in Scarborough. Thanks to all. The service at Brompton next Sunday is Communion at 9.30am and there will be coffee to follow.

Wordsworth’s Daffodil Festival - All Saints Church, along with organisations all over the world, will be celebrating William Wordsworth’s Birthday in April 2020. The church’s special connection is the fact that William was married to Mary Hutchinson at the church in 1802. The wall hanging celebrating this has just been carefully washed and is hanging at the back of church, alongside a copy of the Marriage Certificate. On All Saints Day, Friday, November 1, there will be a special event, from 6pm and 8pm, to get ready for a Daffodil Festival over Easter next year, and also find out about TASK – Toilet All Saints Kitchen plans. The evening will be free, there will be a glass of wine and soft drinks and nibbles, plus a gift of a “Farndale” type daffodil with the challenge of growing it in a pot to come into flower by April 11, when the Daffodil Festival starts.


Bridge club - Results of the bridge club evening on Thursday, October 10 were: 1st Tom Nutman and Thelma Hardware 69.05 per cent; 2nd Emma Elwess and Liz Cundill 62.93 per cent.


Auction - An auction sale on Monday, October 21, at 7pm, in Fadmoor Village Hall is to raise funds for grass cutting at the cemetery, churchyard and war memorial area in Gillamoor. Please come along or send produce, saleable items or a raffle prize. Donations to Gillamoor Cemetery Fund can be given to H Simpson at Wren Cottage, Gillamoor, YO62 7HU.


Macmillan Coffee - On Saturday, October 19, there will be a coffee morning in the afternoon for Macmillan. If you want to have a cake and a cuppa come to Farndale Village Hall where you can donate from 2pm to 4pm.

Music - The annual charity Country and Western evening in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance will take place at the Lion Inn, Blakey, on Friday, November 1, at 7pm. Evening includes raffle and auction, any donations of items of services for these most welcome. Entrance £7, including supper, phone Ken Wilson 01751 433241.

History - There will be a history afternoon in Farndale Village Hall on Saturday, November 2, at 2pm. Anyone interested in the history of the dale or family history welcome.

Talk - Photographer Dave Mead will be giving a talk illustrated by his photography entitled The Call of Home is Loud on Friday, November 8, at 7.30pm. Entry by donation.

Yoga - Sessions will be held at 6pm in Farndale Village Hall every Wednesday starting on October 16. Teacher Liz Burnham.

Craft session – They will take place on alternate Thursdays, starting 1pm, in Farndale Village Hall. Next session October 17, when the craft will be “felted poppies”. Suggested donation £5.

Calendar - The 2020 Farndale Calendar is now available from The Feversham Arms Inn, Farndale, Lion Inn, Blakey, and BATA, Kirkbymoorside, priced £6 all funds to Farndale Village Hall.


Service - Sunday, October 20, 9.15am, Holy Cross: Eucharist.

Village hall - Acoustic panels have been installed at Gilling East Village Hall. The sound reverberation in Gilling East Village Hall has been an on-going issue and has been a long-standing item on the hall refurbishment plan. It is delighted that with the help of a National Lottery Community Grant, it has been able to install a sound reduction system. The work was carried out by Floorscan Acoustics from Runcorn.


Church services - Holy Communion, Sunday, October 20, at 11am, with the vicar Rev Mark Brosnan.

Edstone Sings - The group meets again on Wednesday, October 16, in the church, at 7.30pm.


RNLI - A fish and chip supper will be held at the Feather’s Hotel on Thursday, October 24, at 7pm for 7.30pm. Tickets are £12 and includes supper, tea and coffee and speaker. Raffle and Christmas cards will be on sale. All proceeds to the RNLI Helmsley branch.


Festival - A harvest festival was held at Hovingham Methodist Chapel on Sunday, October 13, and led by local preacher Marion Moverley who has recently moved to the Vale of York. Gifts of fruit, vegetables, cakes, jams, coal, wood, wool and water were admired, as well as a beautiful loaf contributed by our local bakery. Kind donations of tins and jars were also given and will be taken to the local foodbank together with a gift of cash. They were pleased to see friends from Hovingham together with many others from Slingsby Chapel and neighbouring villages.They sang familiar Harvest hymns. A beautiful lunch was enjoyed to conclude such a happy occasion.


Quiz - A quiz with wine and cheese was held on Friday evening at All Saints Church. The quizmaster was Anne Stewart and the host was Annika Dowson. While this was a community rather than a fundraising event, more than £100 was made for church funds. The next event will be a Christmas quiz and carols on Friday, December 13, at 7pm. Tickets £5 from


Church - The CAFOD Harvest Table at St Leonard & St Mary’s RC Church, Malton, raised £253 - an excellent result. Many thanks to parishioners for their baking and products for the table and their generous results. Many thanks for the collection for the Missionaries of Don Bosco which raised £505.50.

Bridge club - In the first round of Malton Bridge Club’s Positional Pairs competition, first place went to Derek Fox and Richard Hilton. Charles and Hazel Ward came second, with David Waxman and Pauline Cooper third and Keith and Jane Freeman fourth. In the Thursday afternoon social sessions, which re-started last week, Roger and Ruth Mattingly were the North-South winners while the East-West honours were shared between Joan Pickering and Audrey Shaw and also Charlie Callis and partner.


Bingo - A prize bingo night on behalf of Harome Bowling Club is to be held at Nawton Village Hall, Howldale Lane, on Saturday, October 26, at 7.30pm. Good prizes.


Meeting - Ryedale Parkinson’s Support Group’s meeting was well supported. The speaker was Barry Bishop of the RSPB who took members on a journey of the Scottish Isles through film and music. Also paying a visit to the group was Tracy Westgarth, the Yorkshire area manager for Parkinson’s UK. Many of the members are taking part in “Dancing for Parkinson’s” including Stroke and Sight Support people. This takes place at the Kirkham Henry Dance School on Tuesdays 1pm to 2pm. Information from 01653 693310 or The next meeting is on Thursday, November 14, when the Thornton-le-Dale Ukulele Players will entertain.


Bridge Club - The result from Tuesday, October 8. North/South winners were Ian Oliver and Ann Scott with 63.3 per cent. In second place Sue Pearson and Steve Lonsdale with 54.4 per cenr. East/West winners were Bo and Tony Simpson with 66.9 per cent. In second place Graeme Matthew and Mary Mortonson with 63.6 per cent.

Environment Group - It will be holding its next Give or Take Day on Sunday, October 27, at Kirkbymoorside Memorial Hall, from 9am to noon. All your unwanted items can be delivered the previous day, on Saturday, October 26, from 6pm to 8pm, or from 8am on Sunday.

Messy Church - The group meets in the Methodist Church on Monday, October 21, from 4pm to 6pm. Adults and accompanied children. Crafts and games. Informal worship. A shared meal around an imaginary campfire. All on the theme of Lights In Dark Places. No charge, but voluntary donations if desired.

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

Tuesday Group - The meeting on Tuesday, October 22, at the Methodist Church Jubilee Room will focus on the subject “Traidcraft at 40”. The group give a warm welcome to members of the Pickering group who will be joining the meeting. Leader is Anne and members will be the tea hostesses.

Ladies Fellowship - It was so nice to be able to meet up once again for the annual get-together with the group’s friends from the Methodist Tuesday Group. There was a lovely warm atmosphere and a good attendance from both groups. Kathy Robson welcomed everyone and then read some good advice about leaving negativity to the media and celebrating the positive. The speaker for the evening, was Rev Norma Davey. The evening ended with the sharing of a faith supper and time for catching up with one another. Audrey Bell, Cath Nicholson, Colleen Nicoll and Ann Potter celebrate October birthdays and a card had been sent to past member, Ann Gudgeon. Charlotte Elizabeth, who runs the Make-up and Nail Studio in the Shambles, had been in touch to say that she had donated her speaker fee to a local dog charity and they had asked her to “name a dog”. Charlotte choose “Lady” to represent Ladies Fellowship. The next meeting is on Wednesday, November 13, at 7.30pm, in the library and the subject is Needles and Thread. The Crafty Pair from The Little Shop in Helmsley will be giving a demonstration.

Festival of Light - It takes place on November 2 at All Saints’ Church. All seven to 11 year olds (with accompanying adult) are welcome to go and enjoy games, music and craft activities. Doors open from 5.20pm and the fun begins officially at 5.30pm, with aim to finish the evening by 7.15pm. Then join them the following day in a Light Parade in church at 10.30am to mark All Saints’ Day Festival.


Service - Sunday, October 20, 9.15am, St Oswald’s: Morning Prayer.


Shoeboxes - If anyone would like to pack a shoebox for children in Moldova at Christmas, please take a leaflet from the table in the porch at St Joseph’s – deadline November 18. Many thanks for the £203.22 raised during a collection at St Joseph’s for the Missionaries of Don Bosco.

Family cinema - The new season of the Family Cinema started last Saturday with the film How To Train Your Dragon - The Hidden World, which was enjoyed by everyone. The next monthly Family Cinema will be on Saturday, November 9, in the Whistler Hall of the Memorial Hall, the group’s temporary home while the building work continues in Pickering Methodist Church. The film is Toy Story 4. Doors open at 5.45pm and the film starts at 6pm. Admission is free, donations welcome. Refreshments available in the interval. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. For more details phone 01751 472249 or visit

Probus Club - The Vale of Pickering Probus Club met on Tuesday, October 8, for lunch at the Forest & Vale Hotel, under the chairmanship of David Haddon-Reece. Gordon Hetherington, a retired solicitor, gave a wide ranging and often amusing talk. Phone 01751 472879.

Football draw - The numbers for the Pickering Town Football Club draw week commencing October 7 were one, 38 and 16 and there was no winner either for the weekly or the monthly draw so next week’s pot will be £225 and next month’s draw will be £100. Pickering Town Football Club will be holding a domino drive on Friday, October 18, at the Recreation Club, at 7.30pm.


Bingo - £345 was raised for Settrington Bowls Club at a prize bingo held in Woodlands Community Centre. The caller was Melvyn Jacques and the checker Sue Nelson. The next prize bingo will be held on Wednesday, October 23, for Ryedale Dog Rescue. Doors open 6.45pm, eyes down 7.15pm.

Coffee morning - Three events were held for Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. The Buckrose Café raised £204.15, The Shearing Shed raised £180 and Woodlands Community Centre raised £275. The raffle for a food hamper at The Shearing Shed was won by Helen Kettlewell.

Quiz - Jennie will be hosting a mega quiz in the Fleece Inn on Friday at 9pm. Cash prizes to third place, cash jackpot and hot supper for only £2. Gary, Steve and Co were the winners of Jennie’s Sunday night quiz. The jackpot was a rollover.


Craft fair - There will be a craft fair in the village hall on Sunday, from 11am to 4pm. Proceeds for village hall funds. There will be a variety of stalls. Pickering Hedgehog Rescue will also have a stall. Homemade cakes and refreshments. For those that missed out on the afternoon tea party back in the summer, Nicky Jackson will again be selling her recipe book in aid of Pancreatic Cancer UK. Free entry.

Beetle drive - On Thursday, October 24, there will be a beetle drive in aid of Sawdon Village Hall funds at 6.30pm. Entrance is £2.50 for adults and £1.50 for children, which will include hot dogs, cake and a drink. Raffle will be held. Bring your own pens/pencil.

Bingo night - November 8, will be bingo night at Sawdon Village Hall.


St Martin’s Church - The vicar the Rev Andrew Moreland presided and preached at the 9.30am service of Holy Communion. Dot Francis gave a bible reading, Jean Donovan led the prayers and assisted with the distribution of communion, and Edna Burton accompanied the hymns on the piano. Julie Stephenson and Dot Francis were the welcomers and Enid Plevey served refreshments. Rev Andrew led and preached at the 11am service of modern worship. Mary Otway read and Duncan and Jenny Bland ran the young people’s Sunday Club. Richard Fuller led the sung worship with John and Sue Grice and John Taylor. Elizabeth Bradley served refreshments and Jo Taylor was the welcomer.

Bingo - Friends of Seamer Village are holding a family bingo at the Memorial Hall on Saturday from 2pm to 4pm. Admission £2.50 per adult, under 12 free and children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Light refreshments included in the ticket price.


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

Sports and social club - There are now six places available on the sports and social club committee. For details, phone secretary Yvonne Slack on 01944 710728 before the date of the next meeting on Tuesday, October 22. Weekly event - yoga with Zoe every Monday at the club from 7pm to 8pm. Mats provided and all ages and abilities are welcome. £7 on the night or four session passes at £20. 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 disco. Free entry.

Methodist News - Tuesday Coffee Morning hostess was Kim Canterbury and your donations for coffee continue to be given to the Christmas Shoebox Appeal. Sunday Worship took the form of a Songs of Praise. The service at 10.30am on Sunday will be led by Christine Fenwick.

Messy Church - After tea, members listened to the story of the feeding of the 5,000. Members got messy painting “Thank You” stones. Thank you so much to Barbara Grice who came and showed us all how to paint them. Afterwards during the closing worship they had a surprise visit from Wilma, a Labrador puppy, and a bigger surprise when Wilma offered to share her food with members. The next Messy Church will be on Saturday, November 9. Please meet for tea at 4.45pm.


People’s Guild - The Sinnington People’s Guild opens the 2019-2020 season on Tuesday, October 22, at 7.15pm. The Pocklington Circuit Choir will give a musical programme in the Methodist Chapel which will be followed by supper. There is no admission charge but a collection will be taken for Guild funds.


Service - Sunday, October 20, 6pm, Stonegrave Minster: Choral Evensong.


Bridge Club - The result from Monday, October 7. In first place Anthony and Moira Brown with 57.4 per cent. In second place Conny Tate-Smith and Aileen Fisher with 56.5 per cent.


Clothes collection - Donations of old/unwanted clothes, bedding and curtains in aid of cricket club funds have already started to arrive. The main collection day around Westow is on Saturday, October 19. For people who do not live in Westow, donations can be left either at the cricket ground or in front of the village hall on the Saturday. Items donated will be sold by weight, with the money going towards the running costs of the cricket club. Anyone wishing to donate items after this date should phone Julie Price 01653 618214.

Open house - Volunteers will be opening the doors of Westow Cricket Pavilion on Saturday, October 19, and Sunday, October 20, serving refreshments on both days from 10am to 1pm. There will be secondhand books available by donation. Money raised for cricket club and pavilion.

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


Domino drive - It take place in the village hall on Wednesday, October 26. £1.50 to play includes light refreshments.

Film night - The first film showing of the winter season is Fisherman’s Friends in the village hall at 7pm.

Jumble sale - It will take place in the village hall on Saturday, October 26, from 10am to noon.


Snainton - Members held their harvest supper and auction. Marilyn Bellinger presided over the meeting as Angela Howgate (president) was the auctioneer for the evening. There were members and guests from neighbouring WIs. Not only with people but with an astounding amount of produce and crafts to auction. The evening began with a supper prepared and served by the committee. The competition was four decorated Halloween biscuits and first place went to Julie Hunt, second place Marilyn Bellinger and third place Ann Pilgrim Green. Angela certainly ran a marathon auction with the largest amount of money ever raised at a whopping £550. This will be split between St Martin’s House and St Catherine’s Hospice. Thanks go to everyone who donated produce and generously bought items which helped to make the evening such a great success. The annual meeting is on Tuesday, November 5, at 7.30pm in Snainton Village Hall. The December meeting is on Tuesday, December 3 when the Thornton-le-Dale Ukulele Band are playing.


Rillington - Seventeen members and three guests were present. Musical entertainment was provided by Bill Hyndford on guitar and keyboard and his vocalist granddaughter Kayleigh. Elizabeth Saint proposed the vote of thanks. The Mell Supper followed and then the drawing of the raffle. The YCA October newsletter had been circulated to all members and various items brought to their attention. The November meeting will a Christmas craft workshop when Tracey Ireland will show how to make a festive wreath with a difference. The Christmas dinner is to be held at the Dawnay Arms, West Heslerton, on December 12.