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.


Church Service - On Sunday, November 10 (Remembrance Sunday) there is to be a Parish of West Buckrose Holy Communion (Traditional) at 9am in the Church of St John the Baptist, Acklam. The Parish Remembrance Day Service with the reading of the Names of the Fallen will be later in the morning in The Church of St Mary, Birdsall at 10.30am.


Service - Sunday, November 3, 11am, St Hilda’s: Family Eucharist with Worship Band.


Methodist Chapel - The History Group will hold its next committee meeting in The Moors Inn at 11am on Friday, November 1.

Village hall committee - The committee will hold its AGM in the village hall at 7pm on November 6.

Shoe Box Appeal - On Thursday, November 7, from 10.30am to noon, in the village hall the village are preparing shoeboxes to go to children in war torn and deprived areas. Last year more than 30 went to Romania.


Fireworks - The village Jubilee Committee is holding its annual fireworks display on Tuesday, November 5, at Yedmandale Quarry, off Cockrah Road, West Ayton. Entry at 6.30pm with fireworks at 7pm. Entry for adults over 16 is £2. Children under 16 free. Car parking is limited so it is advisable to walk if possible. There will be hot food and drinks available. All profits to the local children’s free Christmas party on Saturday, December 21, from 2.30pm to 5.30pm, in Ayton Village Hall. Phone 01723 862170.


Village of the Year finalist - Thanks are due to all the volunteers who helped to get Brompton into the final four, from a shortlist of 15, in The Dalesman Village of the Year Competition. Brompton didn’t win but were highly commended.

Church - All are welcome to go along to All Saints on Friday, from 6pm to 8pm. Help is needed to plant up pots of daffodils ready for the planned daffodil festival in April 2020. Please bring along any spare four inch pots, but the daffodils and compost will be provided and pots available for anyone without. Refreshments and music will all also be free. Members of the TASK team – Toilet All Saints Kitchen – will be present to explain the plans for improve the facilities within the village church. The service on Sunday, November 3, will be Holy Communion taken by Rev Tony Lindsay.

Remembrance Sunday - The annual Act of Remembrance starts at the War Memorial on the main road at 10.50am on Sunday, November 10. This continues as a Remembrance service in church at 11.05am.


Bridge club - The results of Thursday, October 24, bridge competition with eight full tables in play. North/South joint winners with 60.71 per cent Sheila Briske and Jane Bartlett/Val and Michael Allen, East/West 1st Val and Drummond Murray 57.44 per cent, 2nd Peter and Sandy Hill 53.27 per cent.


Quiz - The 19th Peacock Quiz on October 25 in the Village Hall was a full house. The evening started with pie and peas followed by Pat’s home made biscuits and a cup of tea. Richard’s quiz was the usual brain tester with a hint of humour. The evening finished with a raffle. The next event, after the usual coffee morning on November 5, is when we welcome the Thornton-le-Dale Ukulele Band on Friday, November 8, at 7pm. Admission is £3 pay at the door. Phone 01751 417692.


Autumn lunch - All are invited to the village hall on Saturday, from noon to 2pm. Home-made soups, filled rolls, cakes and tea and coffee are the menu. Tickets must be booked in advance - £8 for adults, £4 for 8 to 16 years, with under eight years free. Proceeds for St Aidan’s Church. To book, email or or phone 07854 316231, 01751 431760 or 01751 431702.


Music – The Country and Western Evening in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance will take place at the Lion Inn Blakey on Friday, at 7pm. Evening includes raffle and auction, donations of items welcome. Entrance £7 including supper. Phone Ken Wilson 01751 433241.

History afternoon – There will be a History afternoon in the village hall on Saturday, at 2pm.

Talk – Local photographer Dave Mead will be giving at talk illustrated by his photograph entitled “The Call of Home is Loud” on November 8 at 7.30pm entry by donation.

Remembrance Service – Farndale’s remembrance service will be held in St Mary’s Church, Farndale, at 2.30pm on Sunday, November 10.

Domino Drive - There will be a Domino Drive on Tuesday, November 12 in Farndale Village Hall.

Yoga - Yoga sessions will be held at 6pm in Farndale Village Hall every Wednesday. Teacher Liz Burnham.

Craft Session - There are craft Session on alternate Thursday afternoons starting at 1pm in Farndale Village Hall. The next session is on October 31 when the craft will be “Halloween Crafts”. All welcome, 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, November 3, 6pm, Holy Cross: Benefice All Souls’ Memorial Service.


Bowling club - Grace Lane Vets of Kirkbymoorside have generously donated a new scarifier to the bowling club. The machine is much-needed to help maintain the bowling green. Members play in the Huby triples league and in the Ryedale veterans league. New members welcome.


RNLI - The committee of the Helmsley Branch of the RNLI would like to thank everyone who supported the Fish and Chip Supper evening last week at The Feathers Hotel, Helmsley. We raised £452. We would like to thank The Feathers Hotel, for their lovely Fish and Chip Supper and all the help they gave us on the evening. We do have two events coming up: a Bingo Night at The Scouts Hut, Helmsley, on Saturday, November 16 and our Christmas Coffee Morning at The Black Swan, Helmsley, on Friday, November 29, from 10am to noon. Contact 01439 770678.


Village market - The next market will be on Saturday, November 2 with over 60 stalls selling local produce and crafts. Organisers welcome community stalls St Leonard’s Hospice selling Christmas cards and the British Legion with poppies, badges, rulers, rubbers and much more. There will also be a memorial British Legion flag flying next to the market entrance. Guest stall is By Harri and Ed and their delicatessen which will have, among other produce, cheese. Sadly Ryedale Cheeses, with their cheese van, have decided to retire. Professional photographer Lucy Saggars from Ampleforth will have photos from the set up of the last market on display at the Nunnington Galleries stall. Josh, the busker, will be there again in fine voice and the cafe will be run in aid of Hovingham All Saints’ Church. The volunteer market manager is Graham Mason.


Quiz - A family pub quiz will take place at the Crown Inn on Sunday, November 3, at 8.30pm. Entry is £2, including a sandwich supper. Prize is a voucher to spend at The Crown. All in aid of St Chad’s Church.


Christmas Shopping trip - Ryedale Community Transport are planning to organise Christmas Shopping trips to York, Northallerton or Beverley. Collection and return to Leavening. Anyone interested should contact Ryedalect on 01653 699059.

Remembrance Day Service - There is to be a Remembrance Day Service at 10am on Sunday, November 10 in Leavening Church. The service will be led by Linda Stannard, Methodist Church lay worker. The service will be followed by a short act of Commemoration at 11am outside church. If you have a relative who served in the armed forces in any war and would like them mentioned in the service, contact Steve Langton (658346 or This service is in addition to the usual parish remembrance day service which will take place at Birdsall at 10.30am.


Quiz - A quiz is being held in Lockton Village Hall on Saturday, November 2, at 7.30pm. Supper is provided. All proceeds are for the upkeep of the playing field.

Music - Jazz singer Sue Kibbey will be performing at the village hall on Saturday, November 16, at 3pm. Joining her will be Graham Pinkney on keyboard. Rob Waldowski on bass and Tom Townsend on drums. Tickets at the door £6. The event in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance.


Bridge club - The results from Tuesday, October 22. There were joint winners North/South this week. Cynthia Metcalfe with Tim Johnson and Peter Small with John Mortonson each scored 55.3 per cent. East/West winners were Steve Lonsdale and Sue Pearson with 59.5 per cent. In second place Valerie Hawkes and Jane Baldwin with 56.8 per cent.

Camera Club - The Kirkbymoorside and District Camera Club met at the Moorside Bar and Club in Shaw Drive for an illustrated talk by Les Forrester, from the Ripon City Photographic Society, entitled the Art in Architecture. The next meeting at the Moorside Club and Bar is on November 7, for an Open Competition.

Service - The All Souls Memorial Service will take place at the Methodist Church on Sunday, November 3, at 6.30pm.

Ladies Fellowship - The next meeting is on Wednesday, November 13, at 7.30pm in the library and the subject will be “Needles and Thread”. The Crafty Pair from The Little Shop in Helmsley will be giving a demonstration.


Fireworks - There is to be a Charity Bonfire and Firework Display on Friday, November 1, at the Stone Trough Inn, Kirkham Abbey. Bonfire lit at 7pm with fireworks at 7.30pm. Entry is free but donations to Yorkshire Air Ambulance will be greatly appreciated. No need to book, but it is recommend to get there early. There will be hot food stalls outside and hot chocolate stand from 6pm.


Bridge club - Madge Allison and Tricia Pearce were the winners of the latest session of Malton Bridge Club’s positional pairs. Pauline Cooper and Richard Hilton came second with Mike Jackson and Philip Mason third and Annette Jackson and Rob Ashdown fourth. Sunday saw the first set of fixtures in the Yorkshire League with Malton ‘A’ losing 14-6 to Huddersfield ‘A’ and Malton ‘B’ drawing 10-10 with Sheffield ‘F’.


Ladies Fellowship - The October meeting of St Mary’s Priory of Old Malton Ladies Fellowship has taken place. The speaker was Izzie from the Independent Domestic Abuse Society (IDAS) who covers Ryedale, Whitby and Scarborough. Members learnt a tremendous amount about the work the society does to help both men and women from all walks of life. The vote of thanks was given by Joan Lawrence. After coffee, they had a business meeting and discussed future events. The raffle prize was donated by Anne Shipley.


Service - Sunday, November 3, 9.15am, St Oswald’s: All Saints’ Day Eucharist.


Bridge Club - In the latest session of duplicate bridge, the last session of the Scratch Pairs, the winners were Graeme Matthew and Anne Avery with 61.25 per cent. In second place with 56.25 per cent were Terence Boyle and June Greener. In third place were Tricia Pearce and Stan Bough with 55.21 per cent.

PEEMS - Pickering Experimental Engineering and Model Society will meet on Wednesday, November 6, at 7pm, at the RVS building in Hungate. Entry is £2. They are model and experimental engineering enthusiasts and operate a workshop for members. All aspects of modelling and experimental engineering are discussed at the meetings. They meet on the first Wednesday of each month. For more details, go to

Draw - The numbers for Pickering Town Football Club weekly draw were 34, 33 and 25. There was no winner, therefore the pot for next week will be £375.

Domino drive - A domino drive will be held on Friday, November 8, at 7.30pm, at the Recreation Club in aid of the bowls club. £1.50 to include tea and biscuits.


Bingo - £430 (including donations) was raised for Ryedale Dog Rescue at a prize bingo held in Woodlands Community Centre. The caller was Melvyn Jacques and the checker Sue Nelson. The November prize bingo is on Wednesday, November 20 for Looby’s Lifeline. Jennie will be hosting a Mega Quiz in the Fleece Inn on Friday, November 1, at 9pm. Cash prizes to third place, cash jackpot and hot supper for only £2. The winners of Jennie’s Sunday night quiz were Steve, Pete and Andrea. Live music in the Fleece Inn from 9pm on Saturday, November 2 from the legendary Whitby singer/guitarist Carl Robinson.


Embroiderers’ Guild - The Embroiderers’ Guild met as usual on the last Saturday of the month in Snainton Village Hall. Two of the members, Cath Featherstone and Janet Coe, led a class, teaching beading. To join, phone Angela on 01723 449143.


Village Hall - There was a very busy craft fair on Sunday, October 20, with nine stalls ranging from paintings, glassware and jewellery to hedgehog rescue and perfume. It raised over £140 towards Village Hall upkeep. On the following Thursday evening, there was a very entertaining Beetle Drive, a first for many, which was also well attended, with hot dogs for supper. It raised £60 towards the upkeep of the Village Hall, which is now looking quite smart thanks to Community Pay Back, who have made a good job at re-treating the timber exterior in readiness for the new doors and toilet windows soon to be installed.

Bingo - The next event in the Village Hall will be a bingo evening on Friday, November 8, starting at 7pm where a pie and peas supper will be served.

Soup and pudding lunch - On Tuesday, November 12 there will be the usual Soup and Pudding Community Lunch at 12.15pm. Everyone welcome.

Christmas Quiz - On Sunday, December 1, starting at 7pm, there will be a Christmas Quiz and a competition for the best Xmas Jumper, with a prize for both adults and children. Food and alcohol will be served - so get those knitting needles out.


Philatelic Society - At the club’s recent meeting, Trevor Wright’s gave a presentation detailing the life and times of Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson. As an aside, Trevor also gave an insight into those stamps designed for The Royal Mail by David Gentleman, between 1962 and 2000, and it was of great interest to see these on display. The next meeting of the society is at 7pm at Tuesday, November 5, in Scarborough Library. This will be a competition night, with entries invited from members under various categories.


Church - The preacher at the latest service was the Rev Brian Fitzpatrick, and Holy Communion was celebrated. The Door Steward was Sheena Dunnington, the organist was Doreen Lawson and the Vestry Steward was Allan Dunnington, who at the start of the service gave thanks to everyone who worked so hard to decorate the Worship area of the Chapel. This was all made possible due to the generosity of friends. The offering was taken by Margaret Neave, and coffee was served after the Service. The preacher next week is Diane Robinson, and the preacher for Remembrance Sunday will be the Rev Dr Kevin Ridd.

St Martin’s Church - All Saints Sunday, 9.30am Service of Holy Communion. At this service, in addition to the usual celebration of Holy Communion, there will be the opportunity to remember and give thanks for those of the parish who have died, or perhaps friends or family whose memory individuals may wish to remember at this time. There will be the opportunity at the start of the service to light a candle and, if it is requested, to have names read from a memorial list. If you wish to have a name so remembered you will be very welcome to come and join the service and give the names at that time. Alternatively the church will be open as usual on Saturday, November 2 between 10am and noon when names can be added.

Friends of Seamer Village - The Friends are holding a litter pick around the village on Saturday, at 10am meeting at the Green, Main Street, Seamer. We will provide bags and litter pickers.


People’s Guild - The Pocklington Circuit Choir opened the Sinnington People’s Guild on Tuesday, October 22. The large congregation enjoyed the excellent programme of sacred and secular music. The choir was conducted by June Berry with Andrew Watt as their accompanist. Solo parts were sung by Janet. Julia and Roger, playing a guitar and ukulele, sang two folk songs. Jane delighted the congregation reciting two of her own poems on harvest - old and new. A good supper was provided. The collection, for Guild funds, amounted to £154.26. The next meeting is on Tuesday, November 5, at 7.15pm. The local sculptress, Jennifer Tetlow, will give an illustrated talk entitled, From stone to sculpture.


St Stephen’s Church - The church will be holding its annual autumn fair in Snainton Village Hall on Saturday, November 9, at 2pm. Your entrance fee of £1 includes a cuppa and a mince pie. This is a traditional village church fair with stalls selling homemade cakes, vegetables, fruit, jams, pickles, chutney and plants. You can have a go on the raffle and tombola or buy some gifts from the handicraft stall - aprons/tabards for all ages, Christmas items and bags. All in aid of the church roof appeal.


Bridge club - The Thornton-le-Dale Bridge results for October 21. 1sr Janet Sutor and Sue Shuttleworth with 58.7 per cent; 2nd Mary Mortonson and Lynda Lockwood with 56.3 per cent.


Workshop - There is to be a Hula Hoop workshop with High Hoops on Tuesday, November 12 in Westow Cricket Pavilion at 7pm. As well as waist hooping, there will be lots of fun little moves and tricks, including some partner moves, which get everyone moving. A range of hoop sizes will be available, to try, so you can get the one that’s just right for you. To secure a place (£7 in advance) contact Ava phone or text 07854 945854 or email

Christmas Fair - The annual Westow Cricket Club Christmas Fair is on Sunday, November 24 between 10.30am and 1pm. There will be 20 stalls including handmade gifts, cards, pork pies, knitted and wooden items, Christmas decorations, together with Flamingo Paperie (cards), Brewtown (gins and beers), Osborne books and PDSA. The cricket club stalls include cakes and home baking, a tombola, refreshments of tea, coffee and bacon rolls and second hand books. They will also be selling tickets for their Christmas draw which takes place in December. Donations of prizes for the cricket club tombola or baking for the cake stall would be appreciated and can be taken to the pavilion on Saturday, November 23 between 10am and 1pm or to 5 Kirkham View, Westow. Alternatively they can be taken on the day.

Christmas Draw - Westow Cricket Club Christmas Draw tickets will be on sale shortly at 25p each or a book of four tickets for £1. Tickets will be available from cricket club members/supporters and the cricket pavilion every weekend during the ‘Open Hours’ run by volunteers. Prizes include Christmas hamper, Brewtown Brewery Tours vouchers (donated by Brewtown Tours), hand made pork pies (donated by Julie’s Cakes, bakes and buffets), vouchers, alcohol, biscuits, chocolates, Christmas cakes and other Christmas fare. Money raised will be in aid of the cricket club. The draw will take place on Friday, December 20 at 9pm in the Westow Cricket Club Pavilion, as part of the social evening. Donations of prizes would be gratefully received.


Domino Drive - A domino drive will be held in the village hall on Wednesday, November 6. £1.50 to play, includes tea and biscuits. Raising funds for the hall.

Coffee morning - The Christmas coffee morning will take place on Saturday, November 30, in the village hall, from 10am to 11.30am.


Appleton-le-Moors - Jessica Fulford-Dobson is a freelance portrait photographer who gave members a brilliant insight into the Skate girls of Kabul. Jessica’s powerful portraits of the girls from the Skateistan charity have received worldwide acclaim.

Helmsley - The meeting was attended by 20 women and the group welcomed new member Sue to the group. The minutes of the previous meeting were read out and notices announced. These included details of the Christmas meal, Remembrance parade, the NFWI annual meeting 2020 at the Royal Albert Hall and next month’s foodie group meal at Gepettos. Members then handed over to Rhian Crusher of Celebrate Country Cakes at Helmsley Walled Garden. She gave a demonstration on sugar paste roses before letting members have a go at making their own. It was a brilliant evening. The competition for a decorated plate was won by Ann Spetch, Helen Robinson came second and Anne Jones, Cerise Smith, Moira Wood and Christine Allen shared third. The raffle was drawn and refreshments served by Val and Denise. To join the group, phone Helen Robinson on 01439 771707.