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, November 17, 11am, St Hilda’s: Eucharist Patronal Festival.


Meeting - The Tea, Chat & History meeting was attended by about 20 people. The new “rolling” slide show featuring 50 years of the village hall was especially popular and everybody appreciated the homemade cakes and biscuits provided by Shirley Brooke. The meeting will be at 2pm on Monday, December 2.

Christmas fair - The Church and Chapel Christmas fair will be held in the village hall from 10am to noon on Saturday. Admission £2, includes coffee and a mince pie. There will be the usual mixture of books, cakes, cloths and card stalls, as well as a raffle, games, tombola and mulled wine. A prize draw for a £25 voucher presented by The Moors Inn will also take place.

Talk - A talk entitled, Tragedies, Ghosts & Murders, by Jim Hall, will be held in the village hall on Thursday, November 21, at 7.30pm. Admission £2.50. All proceeds go to the Appleton-le-Moors History Group.


Church - The service this Sunday at All Saints will be Holy Communion at 9.30am. It will be taken by Rev Tony Lindsay. There will be coffee to follow. The church has two poppy displays which were admired last Sunday and are still in place.

Christmas Tree Festival - This year’s Brompton Christmas Tree Fest starts on Friday, December 6, with a preview in church starting at 6.30pm. Entry is £5, to include mulled wine, mince pies, savouries and song (carol singing). All of the tree lights will be on and it will be the first chance to see the decorations which the sponsors have created.

Meeting - At the meeting of the society on Wednesday, November 6, Brian Mulvana spoke about local watermills. Brian’s talk was much enjoyed by a large audience.The next meeting is on Wednesday, December 4, when Linda McCarthy will tell the group about “The Oldest Profession”. This is not local history but Linda says that it will be interesting without causing offence to your members. The meeting will take place in the village hall at 7.30pm. Additionally, Scarborough Archaeological and History Society is holding a post-excavation finds processing day at Brompton Village Hall from 10am on Saturday, November 30. This is an opportunity for anyone interested to handle finds from Hanging Grimston, Scarborough Castle and Brompton Castle.

Community Lunch - The next Village Ventures Community Lunch will be held on Wednesday, November 20, at 12.30pm. The lunch in December, which will be a Christmas buffet, will be on the second Wednesday in the month, December 11, and not the usual third Wednesday.


Bridge Club - The results for Thursday, November 7 were: 1st Arthur and Lesley Conner 61.25 per cent; 2nd Michael and Val Allen 60.42 per cent.


Music - The village hall welcomed 23 members of Thornton-le-Dale Ukuleles on November 8 and what a night they had. It was an evening of fun and music singing along to all our old time favourites. Tea and biscuits were served during the interval and a well-stocked raffle drawn. The ukuleles are at the Kirk Theatre, Pickering, on December 5 raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support tickets are on sale now. The monthly coffee morning on December 5 was well attended and coffee and cake was served by committee members.


Auction sale - The sale will take place on Monday, November 18, at 7pm. Proceeds are for Gillamoor School funds. Donations of items for sale will be appreciated.


Yoga - Sessions at 6pm in the village hall every Wednesday until December 11. Teacher Liz Burnham.

Calendar - The 2020 Farndale Calendar will be available from Towlers Arch, Kirkbymoorside on Wednesday, November 20. It will not be available from the Kirkby Christmas market. The calendar is also available from The Feversham Arms Inn, Farndale, Lion Inn, Blakey and BATA, Kirkbymoorside, priced £6. Funds for Farndale Village Hall.


Prize bingo - A prize bingo to raise funds for St Aidan’s Church takes place at Moorside Bar & Club Kirkbymoorside, on Tuesday, December 3. Eyes down 8pm.


Service - Sunday, November 17, 9.15am, Holy Cross: Eucharist.


Coffee morning - A coffee morning to raise funds for St Catherine’s Hospice will take place in the village room on Saturday, November 16, at 10.30am.

Church services - Holy communion with Rev Michael Stephens with take place on Sunday, November 17, at 11am. The Make Way Service will take place on Tuesday, November 26, at 7pm, in the church.


Christmas fair - The Friends of Langton Primary School is holding a Christmas fair on Friday, November 29, from 5pm to 6.30pm, in Langton Primary School. There is to be a big prize raffle, Santa’s grotto, hot food, refreshments, children’s games, mulled wine and mince pies.


Horticultural society - Members meet at the home of Viv Webster to plan the schedule of classes for the 2020 open show. The society would welcome new hands. They are a small committee and need extra help. They meet a few times in the year. For more, phone chairman Neil Cawood on 01751 431220, email or phone Maureen on 07732 271749. Look out for Christmas quiz sheets in the next few weeks, available in the local shops.

Christmas Market - This year’s event takes place on Saturday, November 30, from 10am to 3pm. This annual event presents more than 30 craft, handicraft and produce stalls in the main street and on both floors of the Memorial Hall. In the morning there will be craft activities for children in the library. Kirkbymoorside Brass Band will play in the Market Place from about 11am. Santa will be in his Grotto (Memorial Hall Dugout) from noon to 2pm. Free entrance. Face painting in the Memorial Hall.

Library - Every Wednesday from 3.45pm to 4.45pm Play drop-in sessions take place at the library. Free children’s building play session for ages two to eight. No need to book. On November 28, at 10am, free storytime. No need to book. Saturday, November 23, from 2pm to 4pm, author event at Kirkbymoorside Library - Poetic Ponderings with Cassandra Readings by local Poet Anne Marshall. Tickets £5 in advance from the library, money towards library funds.

Junior Church - The group welcomes new members. Members fill items into the shoeboxes for the annual shoebox appeal. They are also planning for the Christingle service which is on Sunday, December 1, in church at 6.30pm.

Camera club - The Kirkbymoorside and District Camera Club met last Thursday at the Moorside Bar and Club for an Open Competition which was judged by Peter Boyes from Driffield. The winning print entitled Michelle was by Barrie Took. Runner-up was Lynn Wraith with a strolling snowy egret. The projected digital image section was won by Bob Ordidge with his image titled Leopard With Kill In Tree. Runner-up was Barrie Tuck with his image Peaky Blinders. The next meeting at the Moorside Bar and Club is on Thursday, November 21.

Environment group - The next Repair Café will be held on Saturday, November 16, from 9.30am to noon, in The Moorside Room, Church Street. You are invited to bring along items that need repairing and team of volunteers will do their best to mend them, free of charge. Items can include computers, electrical and any household or garden items, bikes, toys, clothing mending and alterations. Refreshments will be available, proceeds going to local organisations. More volunteer repairers always welcome. Email June Emerson on or phone 01751 430907.

Presentation evening - Kirkbymoorside Tennis Club held its annual dinner and presentation at the golf club. Club trophies were presented by president Chris Parker. Junior Girls - Kate Cockerill, Junior Boys - Jack Hirst, Ladies doubles - Sarah Morbey and Emma Cockerill, Men Doubles - Alan Robinson and Graeme Asquith. Hovingham League - The Ladies A team retained the league title unbeaten, the team of Alice Richardson Captain, Rowan Ward, Charlotte Collier, Sarah Morbey, Anna Asperry and Catherine Ward. The mixed team won the knockout cup against Malton in the final held at Terrington.

Messy Church - It takes place in the Methodist Church on Monday, November 18, from 4pm to 6pm. Crafts and games, informal worship and a shared meal, around the theme of “People not like us”. Accompanied children. No charge, but donations if desired. More info email


Church - A new welcomers’ rota is being prepared for next year at St Leonard & St Mary’s RC Church. If you would like to be part of this ministry, give your name and telephone number to Stephanie Winter by November 24. The Parish Gift Weekend will take place on the weekend of November 16/17. Many thanks to all who gave donations in return for crab apple jelly and chutney. The total raised was £77.10.

Bridge club - There was a win for Derek Fox and Richard Hilton in the latest session of Malton Bridge Club’s positional pairs, with Graeme Matthew and Anne Avery taking second place and Madge Allison and Tricia Pearce third. On Thursday the North-South winners were Judith Scott and Philip Mason ahead of Carole Dixon and Caroline Peall-Clegg, while Terry Herbert and Tricia Pearce won as East-West with Joan Pickering and Audrey Shaw second. In the Yorkshire League on Sunday Malton A were resoundingly beaten 20-0 by Sheffield A but Malton B won again, 13-7 against Wakefield C.

Church - Real Advent Calendars at St Leonard and St Mary’s RC Church are now available, priced £3.99 each. Christmas hampers - the Salvation Army is expecting to make and deliver more than100 hampers for the Ryedale area. The SA band play to raise money to buy the fresh items. Ryedale Foodbank Christmas Appeal - additional items at this time of year include Christmas biscuits and sweets, small Christmas puddings and cakes, mince pies. Apostleship of the Sea - People continue to knit woolly hats for seafarers which are much appreciated. If anyone would like a pattern to start knitting, see Stephanie Winter. CAFOD is beginning to prepare for the Christmas fair on November 30 and December 1. Labelled plastic containers are now in church if you would like to contribute any candles or crafts for this event. Parish gift weekend - this year will be on the weekend of November 16/17. Gift Aid envelopes are available.


Meeting - Malton and District Flower Club’s open meeting will be held in Norton College on Tuesday, November 19, at 7pm, doors open 6pm. A demonstration Bah Humbug by Nick Grounds, with stalls and raffle. Tickets £10 non-members, £5 members.


Service - Sunday, November 17, 9.15am, St Oswald’s: All-age Worship.


Show - Pickering & District Horticultural Society will be holding its November show on Sunday, November 17, at Pickering Memorial Hall. It will be open to the public, from 1pm to 4pm, and entry is by donation on the door, and there will be a raffle. There are classes for chrysanthemums, vegetables, handicrafts, cookery, floral art, flowers and plants, photography and children’s classes. Trophies and special awards are presented by the town mayor at 4pm. The society is always looking out for helpers to carry the staging in for the show on the Saturday evening and to help dismantle the staging on Sunday.

Weekly draw - The numbers for the week commencing November 4 for the Pickering Town weekly draw were 11, 1 and 38, and there was no winner, but there were four to share the monthly draw which was a rollover and they were Frank Morgan, Lynda Parks, Simon Skaife and Di Wood. The pot for next week is £525.

Bridge Club - In the latest session of bridge, the first of the teams of four competition, the winners were Jean Wardman, Lisa Eggleston, Dorothy Cordery and Sue Hardman.

Cinema - Lots of children with parents and grandparents enjoyed Toy Story 4 at the Family Cinema on Saturday.

The next family cinema will be on Saturday, December 7, again in the Whistler Hall of the Memorial Hall and the film will be The Lion King. Admission is free, donations are welcome. Doors open at 5.45pm and the film starts at 6pm. Refreshments will be available. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Visit or phone 472249.

Coffee morning - A Christmas coffee morning will be held on Saturday, November 23, from 10am, in the newly refurbished rear hall at Pickering Methodist Church. Admission free, refreshments, cake stall, cards and crafts. On Sunday, November 24, at 10.30am Morning Worship will be held in the hall led by Rev Tony de Boltz. Visit

Fair - The Parish Christmas fair at St Joseph’s will be on Saturday, December 7, from 10am to noon, at the RVS Box in Church Porch for Tombola prizes. Cakes will be needed on the day.

World Day of Prayer - It will take place on Friday, March 6. It is being organised by members of the URC and Welcome Church. The first planning meeting is on Monday, November 25, at 2pm, at the URC. Representation from St Joseph’s would be greatly appreciated. If you would like to do this, please speak with Father Tim.

Shoeboxes for Moldova - If you would like to pack a shoebox for children in Moldova at Christmas, take a leaflet from the table in the porch – deadline is November 18.


Bingo - A prize bingo will be held in Woodlands Community Centre for Looby’s Lifeline on Wednesday, November 20. Doors open 6.45pm, eyes down 7.15pm.


AGM - Rosedale Show AGM will be held on November 20 at 7pm in the Reading Room Rosedale East.


Methodist Church - The Remembrance service was taken by Rev Dr Kevin Ridd. The vestry steward was Bob Jackman organist Doreen Lawson and the welcomer was Margaret Neave. Margaret also took the offering and gave the reading from Micah. Bob Jackman gave the reading from John’s Gospel. During the service a two minute silence was observed. The preacher next week at 10.30am is Nikki Warner. The autumn fair is on Saturday, November 30, at 10.30am.

St Martin’s Church - The Rev Richard Firth presided and preached at the 9.30am service of Holy Communion for Remembrance Sunday. At 11am the congregation joined the national observance of a two minute silence which was led by worship leader Steve Raettig. Julie Stephenson and Frances Simons were the welcomers, and Frances also gave a bible reading. Jean Donovan led the prayers and later assisted with the distribution of communion with Jim Baird. Edna Burton accompanied the hymns on the piano.


St Hilda’s Church - The next Communion Service will be Sunday, November 24, at 9am.

Community Policing - The Malton Rural East Community and Police Consultation Group will meet at Sherburn Methodist Church Hall on Wednesday, November 20, at 7pm. Group meetings are open to all members of the community to discuss local police related issues and to meet your local Community and Area Police Officers.

Senior Citizen Luncheon Club - The club will be at Sherburn Methodist Church Hall on Wednesday, November 20, and afterwards John Porter will update the group on the work of the RNLI. Please meet from 12.30pm for lunch at 1pm. Transport within Sherburn Village can be arranged, phone Christine on 01944 711294.

Messy Church - Members all enjoyed the star party praise night. After our sausage and chips, thanks to RJ’s for the chips, members learned a verse from the Bible. Messy Craft time saw them making star shaped biscuits, beautiful star strings to hang up at home, amazing rockets and a beautiful village evening, silhouette picture. Then with the disco shakers in hand, they danced and marched into the darkened church. The next Messy Church will be Christmas Party Praise on Saturday, December 14, maybe you’d like to wear your Christmas jumper. Meet for a party tea at 4.45pm.

Remembrance Sunday - Remembrance began at the Methodist Church led by Rev Bruce Russell. Readers were Rev Joe Kinsella and Liz Aconley. Afterwards we processed to the memorial when Rev Joe led the worship assisted by Rev Bruce. Barbara Grice read the lesson from the book of Revelation. The wreath was laid by Guides Skyla Botham and Izzy Hatch and carried by Bobby Oldroyd who proudly wore his grandfather’s medals. The names of the fallen were read out and the commitment to work for peace was renewed. Afterwards all were invited for refreshments at the Chapel Hall.

Methodist News - The coffee morning hostess on Tuesday was Pat Woodley and your kind donations for coffee continue to be given to the shoebox appeal. Although the boxes have been completed the transport costs need to be covered so this appeal will continue until Christmas. The Tuesday Coffee Morning is open, from 10am to 11.30am. The craft club continue to meet on Thursday at 1.30pm. For Worship this Remembrance Sunday, it was a privilege to join in the village Remembrance. This Sunday they will be having Sherburn’s top 10 hymns. This will begin at 10.30am led by the worship team. There will be light refreshments afterwards.


People’s Guild - Local sculptress Jennifer Tetlow gave a fascinating insight into her work on November 5. Her powerpoint presentation showed the process from a huge block of stone to the finished sculpture of a dog. She was thanked by Jill Simpson. John Woodmancey was the pianist for the hymns. Tea and biscuits were served. The next meeting, a musical evening to be given by the Hackness Ladies Choir, is on Tuesday, November 19, at 7.15pm. This will be followed by supper. There is no charge but a collection for charity will be taken.


Bridge results - Results for November 4 were: North/South - In first position were Lesley and Peter Jaram with 62.5 per cent. In second position were Margaret Lowe and Isa Eggleston with 57.5 per cent and East/West in first position were Pat and George Donnor with 58.1 per cent. In second position were Mary Mortonson and Lynda Lockwood with 52.5 per cent.

Ladies group - The speaker was Gordon Clitheroe, helped by Michelle. They gave an interesting and nostalgic presentation of Sydney Smith’s Ryedale Rural Life Photograph’s. The Christmas-themed meeting is in the Methodist Schoolroom on December 5, at 2pm, with Ken and Nancy Allanson, followed by a faith tea.


Drive - A domino drive will be held in the village hall on Saturday, November 30. £1.50 to play, includes tea and biscuits. Raising funds for the hall.

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

Film night - It will take place on Friday, December 6, at 7pm, in the village hall, showing Stan & Ollie.