HERE'S 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.


Bishop Hagg Wood - The latest Saturday morning work task as part of Appleton & Spaunton Community Interest Companies management of Bishop Hagg Wood was undertaken by four villagers who cleared brash and created firewood piles. The next work task will be on Saturday, October 29 from 10am.

Coffee morning - The world’s biggest coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support will be held in the village hall on Friday from 10.30am until noon.


Domino drive - The first Domino Drive of the new season was held in Brompton Village Hall last Thursday and made a profit of £109.50. It was hosted by David Mudd and Elaine Mudd. The evening got off to a brisk start with top score for the evening reaching 116. This was achieved by two players who then drew dominoes for the privilege of first prize, which eventually went to A Fletcher, followed by D Ford. Other prize winners were M Preston, M Kirk, A Wilson, E Ward, Dave Pennock, E Grayson, P Teasdale, M Ward, Dorothy Pennock, E Mudd, J Ward, B Simpson, R Robinson, M Leckonby and D Mudd. Supper was prepared and served by Sue Cook.


Bingo - The bowling club will hold a prize bingo in the village hall on Saturday, October 15 at 7.30pm to raise funds for the club.


Market – The monthly village market will be held on Saturday from 10.30am to 1.30pm and will have a harvest theme. Hovingham Primary School pupils will be exhibiting paintings and drawings in the community room of the village hall. They will be judged by Sylvia Moss, a watercolour artist who lives in the village. A new guest stall, Paperspoon from Pickering, will be there, while there will be community stalls run by the RNLI and the Alzheimer’s Society. The community cafe will be run by Scackleton Church and the volunteer market manager is Graham Mason.

Coffee morning - The world’s biggest coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support will be held at the Worsley Arms Hotel on Friday from 10am to noon. People can make a donation for coffee, tea and cakes and there will be a raffle with numerous prizes.


Quiz – There will be a quiz at the Crown Inn on Sunday at 8.30pm in aid of the village’s St Chad’s Church. Entry is £2 per person to include light bites. The prize is a voucher to spend at The Crown.


Book launch - Kirkbymoorside History Group has been supporting John Creighton with a biography of the life of his father, Lewis, a well-known oil painter of moorland scenes. The book, called The Brush, The Lathe and The Double Bass will be launched at the Moorside Room on Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30 from 10am to 4pm when John will be on hand to sign copies or answer questions. There will also be a collection of Lewis' work on view.

Menzown - Member Alan Turner volunteered to give a short talk on his life in the RAF when the invited speaker failed to appear at the September meeting of Menzown. Alan had been a navigator in Vulcan bombers and described his years in Hong Kong and Singapore. He spoke of a recent visit to Sunderland Air Museum and of his delight in being able to board a Vulcan bomber and discover that all the controls were still intact. Richard Sharp, chairman for the evening, thanked Alan for his talk.

New date – The Give or Take Day which was to take place in October has been re-arranged for Sunday, November 27.

Manor Close - The monthly domino drive at the centre will be held today (Wednesday) at 7.30pm.

Coffee morning – There will be a coffee morning at All Saints Church on Saturday from 9.30am to noon. Coffee, scones, cream and homemade cakes will be available. There will also be a raffle and a bric-a-brac stall.

WI – The next meeting of the branch will be in the Methodist Schoolroom on Monday, October 3 at 7.30pm when William Watts will give a talk called Hidden Horizons of the Yorkshire Coast. The branch will meet in the Methodist Schoolroom for the rest of this year and all next year. For further information, phone Chris on 01751 431572.

Camera Club – There will be a meeting of the club at the Moorside Club & Bar on Thursday, October 6.

Entertainment – Kirkby Soul will be the act at the Moorside Club & Bar on Friday at 8.30pm. There will be no bingo on Friday, October 7.

Volunteer needed - All Saints Church is looking for a volunteer treasurer to take over keeping the church accounts from December. If anyone would like further details, phone the vicar on 01751 431452.

Marie Curie - A coffee day at Ryedale Garage to raise funds for Marie Curie will be held on Friday, October 14 from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Coffee and biscuits will be served. There will also a tombola, raffle and cake stall. Marie Curie Christmas cards will be on sale.


Viking talk - Heather O’Donoghue, Professor of Old Norse, Faculty of English Language and Literature, University of Oxford, will give a talk called Viking Age Lastingham in the village hall on Saturday at 7pm. The event has been organised by the Friends of Lastingham Church. Tickets are £10 to include a buffet supper afterwards. To reserve tickets, phone 01751 417007or 01751 417251 or email LEAVENING Harvest auction - The annual village auction of harvest produce is taking place in the Jolly Farmer pub on Saturday at 8pm. Donations of items to auction will be gratefully received and can be taken to the pub on the day of the auction. Items can include fruit, vegetables, produce and home baking.

Coffee morning - There will be a coffee morning in the Methodist Schoolroom on Saturday from 10am until noon as part of the Macmillan Cancer Support world’s biggest coffee morning event. Donations are welcomed and should be taken on the day or phone Rona Ashworth 01653 658444.


Flower club - Malton and District Flower Club chairman Sally Goodrick reported on another successful year for the club at its annual general meeting with a varied programme of demonstrations, talks, trips, workshops and practice classes. The club was awarded Festival Finest at the Castle Howard Flower Festival. Providing flower arrangements for York Minster and Malton Hospital continues. Trophies were awarded and 50-year and 25-year membership badges were given. The AGM was followed by tea and then Carys Harrison presented a demonstration entitled Have Passport will Travel. Using a huge variety of tropical and garden flowers in the arrangements she reflected her travels all over the world showcasing , at the same time, her other craft work skills. The next meeting is on Tuesday, October 18 and features a talk by John Foxton on the history of Castle Howard. The open evening at Norton College on Tuesday, November 15 sees Andrew Grisewood presenting A Touch of Fantasy. Membership inquiries can be made to Maggie Tate-Smith by phoning 01653 698741.


Fundraiser - Nawton Grange Cricket Club’s summer raffle raised £300 for club funds. The winner was Paul Gamble (cycle), second Ann Ross (signed cricket bat), third Jane Cullingworth (£20) and fourth Craig Ibbotson (£10).

Bingo – There will be a prize bingo in the village hall on Saturday at 7.30pm. It is in aid of hall funds.


Harvest festival – The Methodist Chapel harvest festival on at 6.15pm on Sunday will be led by Mr N Adams. A service on Tuesday, October 4 at 7pm will be led by the Rev Ruth Duck with sale of produce by Adam Collier.


Family cinema - The new season of the monthly family cinema at the Methodist Church begins on Saturday. Doors will be open at 6pm and the film starts at 6.30pm. Admission is free, but donations towards costs are welcome. Under-16s must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments will be available for sale. For further information, phone 01751 472249.

Flower club - Pickering and District Flower Club will meet today (Wednesday) at the WRVS Hungate Centre at 7.30pm when guest demonstrator Ann Simpson presents Two’s Company.

Tribute evening - Tickets are still available for an Abba tribute evening, buffet and disco to be held at the Recreation Club on Saturday at 7.30pm, Tickets cost £20 and are available from the club, phone 01751 473317 or from Dunning Butchers, Bridge Street, phone 01751 472627.

Annual meeting - The annual general meeting of the Friends of Kirk Theatre will be held on Wednesday, November 9 at 7.30pm at the theatre.

Domino drive - Pickering Cricket Club will hold a domino drive tomorrow (Thursday) at the Recreation Club, Mill Lane, starting at 7.30pm.

Shoebox appeal - The annual Shoebox Appeal is being launched in the Pickering and surrounding area. Filled boxes, or part boxes, or items to go into the boxes are now being collected. Last year 346 filled boxes were sent from Pickering, plus many fillers and cash, which goes towards the transport costs to send the boxes abroad. Last year they went to eastern Europe. Items which can be put in the boxes include knitted hats, scarves, gloves, soft toys, finger puppets, jigsaws, yo-yo, building blocks, small musical instruments, trucks and cars for boys, dolls, clip-on earrings, educational supplies such as felt pens, pens, pencils, pencil sharpners, eraser, colouring book, notepad, picture and puzzle books, chalk, pencil case and stickers. Sports items can include a tennis ball, skipping rope, baseball hat, small football, inflatable beach ball, stop watch, sweatbands and toy medals. Other items can also include sweets with a sell by date to be at least March 2017, sunglasses, hat bangles and necklaces. All items should be new. For further information, phone Daphne Bowes on 01751 475143 or call at her home at 14 Willow Court. Completed boxes may be left at Potter Hill Methodist Church. Leaflets with more information about the scheme are available at the Methodist Church, Reeds Newsagents and the library.

Weekly draw - Last week’s main prize of £150 in the weekly Pickering Town FC draw was not won with the numbers 22, 20 and 31. This week’s draw will be increased to £225.

Sentimental Journey - Pickering Musical Society will present Sentimental Journey at the Kirk Theatre from Wednesday, October 12 to Sunday, October 16 as their war week. Tickets are available from the box office, which is open on Tuesdays from 11am to 1pm or phone 01751 474833.

Farmers’ market – The monthly farmers’ market will be held in the market place on Thursday, October 6.

PEEMS - There will be a meeting of the Pickering Experimental Engineering and Model Society at the WRVS Hungate Centre on Wednesday, October 5 at 7pm.

Members of Ryedale Aquarist Society will meet in the Mill Suite at 7.30pm on Wednesday, October 5 when Dr David Pool, of Fish Science fish foods will be the speaker.

Steam gala - The North Yorkshire Moors Railway will be holding its annual autumn steam gala this weekend.


Quiz time – A total of £460 was raised for the charity Bloodwise (formally Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research) at a general knowledge quiz held in the Fleece Inn with quizmaster Mike Williams. Thirteen teams took part and the winners were Honeymooners, second were Weaverthorpe 4 and third Trio + one. The booby prize was awarded to Fireststarters. Mike will be hosting a quiz for cash prizes at the pub on Friday. Admission is £2 and includes a hot supper.

Live music – Whitby-based Carl Robinson guitarist and vocalist, a Jimi Hendrix specialist, will be performing at the Fleece Inn on Saturday from 9.30pm.


Embroiderers’ Guild - The Ryedale branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild celebrated its 25th anniversary at the last meeting this month. In the morning members did their own embroidery and the annual subscriptions were collected. Four new members were enrolled. The lunch was a faith meal. At the business meeting Anita Cassidy gave the chairman’s report, and then stood down, having completed her five-year term of office. She was presented with a basket of flowers and a voucher by Christina Hampshire and thanked her for all she has done for the branch. The new chairman is Angela Cammish and the new secretary is Val Hudson. The Rose Bowl challenge was won by Laureen Hancock for a piece of silver embroidery the size of a postcard. Janet Coe, who has been a member since the branch was formed, gave a talk about the history of the branch. She produced some items that she had made at day schools, and spoke about some of the speakers and outings the branch has enjoyed. To conclude the day, tea and cake, made by Moira Wood, was served.


St Martin’s Church - The vicar, the Rev Andrew Moreland, presided and preached at the 9.30am service of Family Holy Communion for Harvest Sunday. Grace Roberts assisted by bringing a basket of fresh produce to the front of church to symbolise the offering of the first fruits of the harvest described in the Book of Deuteronomy. Andrew talked about the significance of this harvest offering. Edna Burton accompanied the hymns on the piano, and also read one of the Bible readings. Sue Johnson and Clare Firth were sidespersons and Janet and Wilma served refreshments. The Rev Moreland also led and preached at the modern service of Holy Communion at 11am. Chris Bray led the intercessions, Mary Otway read and Elizabeth Moreland assisted with the chalice. Richard Fuller (guitar) led the sung worship with John and Sue Grice (guitars and bass). Andrew led special prayers and a blessing for John and Sue on the occasion of their ruby wedding anniversary, and members of the church family also gathered round them to pray. Jenny and Duncan Bland ran the Sunday Club. Liz Cremer was the sidesperson and Elizabeth Bradley and Julie Hall served refreshments after the service.

History weekend - The Friends of Seamer Village will hold the annual history fair in the Memorial Hall on Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 4pm. The theme this year is Victorian costumes. In addition to a variety of original Victorian clothing, there will be displays from The WI, Seamer and Irton Community Primary School, Scarborough Library service and Scarborough Archaeological and History Society. Entry is free but children must be accompanied by an adult.


Disco – There will be 1980s fancy dress disco with Dave Marshall at the Community and Sports Club on Saturday, October 8 at 8pm.

Fundraisers - The village hall was busy for the coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Organisers Carol Stephenson and Christine Ashton would like to thank everyone who helped. Prize winners were Rose Bruer, Rob Stephenson, Betty Skelton, Vicki Cornish, Jill Temple, April Metcalfe, Christine Pickard, Dawn Ashton, Zak Appleby-Turner, Margaret Bell, Wendy Rabnett, Pat Woodley, Chris Ashton, Emma Warkup, Margaret Ellison, Joan Metcalfe, Sue Mennell, Janet. Judith Ruston was the spots on the cake competition, the treasure hunt and also the guess the amount in a jar which she kindly donated back to Macmillan. The fashion show given by Bon Marche last week also proved popular and the total raised from both events was £919.45.

Letters draw – The letters in Saturday’s Sherburn FC draw were F, I and O. There was no winner, so next week’s prize fund will be £180.

Methodists – Members of the Bible Fellowship met at Forge Villa to continue with their study of John’s Gospel. The donations at the Tuesday coffee morning continue to be for the Shoebox Appeal. Janet Magee led the craft group in the hall on Thursday. Sunday worship was led by Bruce Clark, who also accompanied the hymns on his guitar with Chris Cade on the organ. The congregation were welcomed into chapel by Christine Pickard and the lesson from Ephesians was read by Rose. Sandra led with Psalm 46. Coffee was enjoyed in the hall after worship. There will be Café Church at 10.30am on Sunday led by Christine Fenwick and Jean Brown. It will be followed by a soup and savoury lunch.

St Hilda’s Church - The service at St Hilda’s Church on Sunday was led by Rev Joe Kinsella. Sidespersons were Betty Flinton and Barbara Grice, who also read the lesson. The organist was Martin Monkman. After the service Jean Usher and helpers served coffee. The next service at St Hilda’s will be on Sunday, October 9 at 10.30am led by lay minister, Barbara Grice.


Bridge club - The duplicate competition held on Monday, September 19 was won by George and Pat Donner with 63.9 per cent. In second place were Conny Tate-Smith and Aileen Fisher with 58.7 per cent.


Domino drive - There will be a domino drive in the village hall on Wednesday, October 5, to raise funds for the hall.


Welburn & Bulmer - Yvonne Myers welcomed members to the September meeting. Joyce Wood, secretary, read the minutes. Mrs Myers will go to the autumn council meeting at Easingwold in October. As part of the branch’s November meeting there will be a competition for the best decorated cupcake. A speaker will first demonstrate cupcake decorating followed by each member being provided with a cupcake to decorate themselves. Hazel Ward gave a talk and demonstration on book binding and treasures. On display were a number of bound books, each different in shape, paper and binding cloth used. Hazel explained how a book could be as simple as a Christmas card to a large photographic album. She then demonstrated the mysteries of how a book emerges from a few pages assembled together, called a signature, to many being united and bound together within a hard cover. Hazel hopes some of the books will be sold in aid of the Macmillan Cancer Support later this month. Kath Coulson thanked her for the talk. The meeting on Wednesday, October 12 will include a speaker from the Dickens Society.


The 36th Kirkbymoorside Horticultural Society Open Show was held in the Memorial Hall due a large number of entries. The organising committee would like to thank people who volunteered to help with the staging, act as stewards and the kitchen ladies,Vi and Sarah, who provided a lunch for the judges. The pupils of Kirkbymoorside and Gillamoor schools entries provided an array of colour. Helpers are always needed to keep the show going, so if you can help phone the secretary Jill Hugill on 01751 431670.

Cup and trophy winners Dahlia classes Harrison/Lishman Cup: Neil Cawood D Wilkinson Cup: S Blacklock W Goodall Cup: Neil Cawood Hardwick & Smith Cup: Matthew Cossins National Dahlia Society silver medal: Neil Cawood National Dahlia Society bronze medal: Neil Cawood.

Chrysanthemums classes D Abbey Cup: Mr Thomas Russell’s Cup: A W Hall National Chrysanthemum Society silver medal for best vase: K Coulman National Chrysanthemum Society bronze medal: Mr Thomas Vegetable and fruit classes G Ward Cup (onions and leeks): A W Hall J Wigley Cup (beans): Annie Augustyns W Spenceley Cup (vegetables): Mr Walby National Vegetable Society silver medal for best exhibit: Mr Walby Alvyn Harrison Cup (one vegetable and one flower): A W Hall James D Farrow Cup (fruit): Mr Spenceley J Ellerker Cup (most points vegetables): A W Hall Flowers and plant classes Elizabeth Austin garden container: Matthew Cossins Thompson Cup (plant or cactus): Rodger Rideout T Cook Cup (roses): Mr Spenceley Keith Maw Cup (gladioli): A W Hall Ryedale Laundry Cup: R Boyes Mrs Taylor Cup (bonsai): P Bendall John Farrow Cup (most points): Mr Bendall.

Children’s classes Miss P Lodge Cup (sunflower): J Dobson C Lee Cup (best in primary age): Annie Foster B Lee Cup (up to 11 years: Sophia Hymas Homecraft classes W Sample Cup (most points): Maureen Rolph G Cooper Cup (best exhibit): Maureen Rolph Jubilee tray (best jar): J Paxton Spenceley Cup (ginger biscuits): Megan Hill.

Handicraft classes Michael Dowkes Cup (knitting): Maureen Humble Clark Cup (most imaginary piece of embroidery): Irene Fairman Barry Fletcher Cup (sewing): K Seddon Paterson Cup (best other exhibit): Maureen Humble Photography classes J Bowes Cup (portrait): Mike Ward D Smith Cup (best other photography): Mike Ward Sketchmead Trophy (best exhibit in classes 1-83): K Coulman Sketchmead Trophy (best exhibit in classes 84-127): Maureen Humble James Farrow Cup (most points in classes 1-83): Mr Walby Hunton Memorial Cup (most points in classes 84-127): Maureen Rolph


Leavening and Acklam village’s annual Produce and Handicraft show was held on Saturday in the village primary school. The head teacher, Mrs Mitchell, opened the show and presented the cups and trophies. The show attracted a large attendance. There was a raffle, stalls, bran tub and afternoon tea. The profit from the auction of produce will be given to the village play area. The organisers would like to thank all who helped make the show a success.

Trophy winners Rose bowl (most first places): Jonathon Plackett Tankard for the best fruit and vegetables: Jonathon Plackett Rose Cup: Mike Saynor Handicraft Cup: Mark Laughton Children’s Trophy (most points): Lily and Amy Kemp Rona Ashworth Cup (under 7 yrs best three mixed vegetables in the children class): Amy Kemp Sue Uttley Cup (over 8 yrs): Lily Kemp Class winners Produce 3 plain scones: Margaret Spink Lemon drizzle cake: Margaret Spink Fruit loaf: Carolyn Child 3 oats biscuits: Jonathon Plackett Chocolate cake: Margaret Spink Savoury flan: Melanie Milner Preserves Lemon curd: Janet Kelly Pickled beetroot: Karen Moore Raspberry jam: Sue Pacey Marmalade: Christine Addley Fruit and vegetables 3 tomatoes: Mike Saynor 3 different root vegetables: Mike Saynor 3 runner beans: Jonathon Plackett Potatoes grown in a bucket: Judy Conn 3 orchard fruit: Mike Saynor An animal vegetable: Christine Addley Tray of 4 mixed vegetables: Sue Lonsdales Flowers Rose: Mike Saynor 3dahlias: Jean Spencer 5 stems of different flowers: Karen Moore 3 different seed heads: Melanie Milner 3 crocosmia: Anne West 3 sprigs of different herbs: Lindsey Harrison Foliage houseplant: Rona Ashworth Floral arrangements A candlestick arrangement for a ruby wedding dinner: Chris Bosson The Queen’s 90th birthday: Chris Bosson As You Like It (Shakespeare): Chris Bosson Handicrafts Piece of embroidery: Margaret Spink Handmade scarf: Bertie Harte Painted paper plate: Anne West Homemade bag: Sue Schofield Handmade toy: Lindsey Harrison Any other craft: Mark Laughton Photography Celebration of the Queen’s birthday: Susie Kemp Horse or pony: Jonathon Plackett Local architecture: Jonathon Plackett Wildlife:Anne Corbett Man’s best friend: Anne West Door knocker: Jonathon Plackett Children’s classes Painting of a flower (4 yrs and under): Lucy Ockenden Decorated paper plate (under 7 yrs): Amy Kemp Decorated paper plate (over 8 yrs): Lily Kemp Potatoes in a bucket (under 7 yrs): Pippa Ockenden Potatoes in a bucket (over 8 yrs): Phoebe Milson Tray of three mixed vegetables (under 7 yrs): Amy Kemp Tray of mixed vegetables (8 yrs and over): Lily Kemp Photo of horse or pony (under 7 yrs): Amy Kemp, Photo of horse of pony (over 8 yrs): Sam Milson Photo f favourite pet (under 7 yrs): Amy Kemp Photo of favourite pet (over 8 yrs): Lily Kemp Handwriting (under 7 yrs): Ella Rose-Adam Handwriting (over 8 yrs): India Collier-Field Painting of a flower (under 7 yrs): Sabrina Zarzeka-Tinson Painting of your school (over 8 yrs): Felicity Kettlestring 3 cheese straws (7 yrs and under): Lydia England 3 chees straws (8 yrs and over): Isaac England 3 gingermen biscuits (7 yrs and under): Amy Kemp 3 gingerbreadmen biscuits (8 yrs and over): Lily Kemp Homemade craft (12 yrs and over): Sam Milson 3 cupcakes decorated (12 yrs and over): Sam Milson