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.


Harvest festival - The harvest festival service was held at the Methodist chapel. It was taken by Rosamund Dyson from Scarborough and Barrie Richmond from Mansfield. The lesson was read by Joan Fletcher. Two harvest duets were sung by Gilbert Dobson and John Lumley. Jean Lishman was the organist. The collection taken by Hester Richardson and Malcolm Leckenby, together with donations, amounted to £302 for chapel funds. After the service refreshments were enjoyed at Weighell Cottage. All the donated harvest produce was taken by Rosamund to the Rainbow Centre in Scarborough.


Barbecue and auction - There will be a fundraising evening at the Bagby Inn on Saturday, October 15. It starts at 7pm with a barbecue and will be followed at 9pm with an auction before the night is rounded off with a disco. All money raised will go towards the refurbishment of the dressing rooms at the village sportsfield. Auction items include a visit to Theakston’s Brewery, Black Sheep Brewery, Ripon Race tickets, an off-road drive experience and handmade furniture donated by members of the Thirsk area furniture producers.


Coffee morning - The annual Macmillan coffee morning held last Friday morning in the village hall raised £290. It was organised by Anne Tidd who thanks everyone who supported in any way.

Herbs and garlic - Brompton and District Gardening Club met last Wednesday in the village hall and a large audience heard a talk by Chris Turner on herbs and garlic. Tips were offered not only for growing herbs but also on using them in a variety of dishes. At the end of the evening there was a whole table full of herbs for people to buy. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, October 26 when Jo Purdy will give a talk on Christmas floral arrangements. The annual general meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 30.

Spoken words - The Music and Entertainment Team will be presenting its annual feast of spoken words in the village hall, on Saturday, October 15 at 7.30pm. The evening will be a celebration of words – funny, serious, beautiful and thought provoking. They will come in the form of poetry, prose, letter, dramatic readings, limerick, dialect or cautionary tale. There will also be a musical interlude. This event has become is a regular feature in the village. Tickets are £6 to include supper and soft drinks and are available from Bob and Marylyn Muir at Melody Cottage, Brompton or phone 850412. Take a bottle if anyone would like beer or wine.

Church - The service at the church on Sunday will be morning prayer at 11am.

On television - Earlier this year actress Penelope Keith went to the village to film for her hidden villages series. She wanted to find out about Sir George Cayley’s invention of the first man carrying flying machine. This should feature on the episode due to be shown on More 4 on Saturday.


Music evening - Malton Male Voice Choir will be performing in the village hall on Friday at 7.30pm. Admission at the door is £4 which includes tea and biscuits. There will be a raffle. For further information, phone 01751 417692 HAROME Bingo - Harome Bowling Club will hold a prize bingo on Saturday, October 15 at Nawton Village Hall and not as stated last week. Eyes down is at 7.30pm.


Fish supper – The Helmsley fundraising branch of the RNLI are holding a fish and chip supper at The Feathers Hotel on Thursday, October 20 at 7.30pm. It will include a presentation by Capt Jonathan Stanley, Coastguard Search and Rescue pilot. Tickets are £10 each. There will also be a raffle and Christmas souvenirs will be on sale. Phone 01439 770678 for more details.

Probus - Helmsley and District Probus Club members met for their monthly lunch at the Feathers Hotel last week. They were given a presentation by Kyle Boote, owner of the Helmsley Brewing Company. He described his detailed and international research for the design and construction of the brewery. If any retired professional or businessman in the area is interested in joining Probus, phone secretary David Trill on 01439770788.


Market – The village market on Saturday included more than 45 stalls. The theme was harvest and Hovingham Primary School had a display of paintings on show in the Community Room. Several stalls sold out and as stalls can now accept credit cards, this increased sales. The next market is on Saturday, November 5.


Menzown – There will be a meeting on Monday, October 10 at the King’s Head, 7pm. for 7.30pm when local author John Paul will talk about the RAF. For any new people wanting to attend, the first visit is free.

Bridge club - There was 10 tables at the latest game when unbalanced hands were a feature making numerous bidding problems. At North/South, Barry Smith and Bob Wardell made 62.7 per cent for top spot. Mary Mortenson and Chris Baxter were second with 61.9 per cent. Gill and Trevor Hardcastle enjoyed their first visit to the club by winning East/West with 65.4 per cent, Enid Watson and Tim Johnson were runners- up on 57 per cent. Caroline Pealle Clegg and Sue Pearson won the play of the week.

History Group - Kirkbymoorside History Group are holding a series of events during half-term. There will be sort and sift days at Church house library on Monday and Tuesday, October 24 and 25 from 10am to 4pm. There will be a costumes and coffee morning in the Moorside Room on Wednesday, October 26 from 10am to 2pm.A Halloween walk round town will be held on Friday, October 28, setting off from outside the library at 5pm. The group has been supporting John Creighton with a biography of the life of his father Lewis, the moorland artist. The book, The Brush, The Lathe and The Double Bass will be launched at the Moorside room on Saturday and Sunday, October 29 and 30 from 10am to 4pm when John will be on hand to sign copies and answer questions.

Tuesday Group - Janice Clark from The Helen King Memorial Foundation will be the speaker at the group’s meeting in the Methodist Jubilee room on Tuesday, October 11 at 7.30pm. Kath will be the leader and the tea hostesses will be Audrey and Rosie.

Ladies Fellowship – Members will meet in the library at 7.30pm on Wednesday, October 12 when the subject will be “Our Three Lovely Ladies”.

Camera Club – The club will meet at the Moorside Club & Bar tomorrow (Thursday).

Dave Lesley will be the entertainer at the Moorside Club & Bar on Saturday, starting at 8.30pm. There will be no bingo on Friday. On Saturday, October 15 the entertainment will be provided by Kirkby Dixon J Scott at 8.30pm.

Disciple group - The All Saints pilgrim discipleship group will meet in church tonight (Wednesday) at 7,30pm.

Harvest service - Kirkbymoorside Primary School will hold its harvest service at All Saints Church tomorrow (Thursday) at 2pm.

Marie Curie - The 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 be a tombola and a raffle, as well as stalls selling cakes and Marie Curie Christmas cards.


Choral evensong - St Gregory’s Minster will host a harvest festival choral evensong on Sunday at 4 pm. The service will be followed by refreshments.


Harvest festival - The annual harvest festival will be held by Saltersgate Farmers at the Fox and Rabbit Inn, Lockton on Saturday, 7pm for 7.30pm. For further details, phone Freda Cockerill on 01751 460207 or Ange Feaster on 07776 324566.


Bridge club - At the annual general meeting of Malton Bridge Club on Wednesday, Tricia Pearce was re-elected as chairman, Richard Hilton as secretary and Philip Mason as vice-chairman and treasurer. After the awarding of trophies, a shortened session of bridge was won by Tricia Pearce and Rob Ashdown, with Anne Avery and Madeleine Webber as runners-up. The club’s competitive season starts today (Wednesday) with the first session of the championship pairs. The club is also running bridge classes on Thursdays at 7.15pm at the Ryedale Indoor Sports and Leisure Centre , Norton, starting on October 13. These are suitable for any who know the basics of the game and want to gain further practice with guidance. For details, phone Richard Hilton on 01653 693501 or email


AGM - Marton and Normanby Gardening Club’s annual general meeting was held in September to elect officers, read the minutes, discuss future programming and receive feedback from the village produce show in August. There will be an increase in yearly membership to £7 which will be payable this month. The admission fee will now be £3 on the door. The winner of the Cross Cup was Pam Towler. The first meeting of the new season will be on Tuesday, October 11 when local horticulturist John Foxton to talk about cultivation of fruit and vegetables. The club meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm in Marton Village Hall. The yearly membership allows members to receive a card containing the programme of events. The card gives holders a 10 per cent reduction at local garden centres. Admission to club meetings includes tea and coffee and entry into the evening’s raffle. The October competition, which goes towards the Cross Cup, will be three different home-grown vegetables.


Bingo - Harome Bowling Club will hold a prize bingo at Nawton Village Hall on Saturday, October 15 at 7.30pm. The evening is to raise funds for the bowling club.

Cake stall - Friends of Nawton Primary School will hold a cake stall in Towler’s Arch, Kirkbymoorside, today (Wednesday) from 9am.

Musical evening - David Swann and the Thornton-le Dale-Ukulele Group will host a musical sing-a-long evening at the primary school on Friday, October 14 at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced £5 which includes a drink. People are welcome to bring along your own drink. Tickets are available from Nawton Primary School, Home Decorating Centre, Kirkbymoorside; Elijah Todd, Helmsley; and David Swann. The event is in aid of the school funds. For more information email NEWTON-UPON-RAWCLIFFE Craft club – There will be meetings of the Craft Club in the village hall tomorrow (Thursday) and Thursday, October 20. Take your own craft project, enjoy a natter with tea or coffee and a biscuit for £2 per person.

Domino drive – There will be a domino drive for cash prizes in the village hall on Thursday, October 13 at 7.30pm. Admission is £2 which includes tea, and, or coffee and biscuits.

Tuck in - Teas, coffee, sandwiches, homemade cakes and soup will be served in the village hall from 11am to 5pm on Saturday, October 15 and between 1pm and 5pm the following day.

Eyes down - A charity bingo evening will be held in the village hall on Saturday, October 29.


Cinema talk - George Cromack will present A Century of Cinema in a talk at the Memorial Hall, Potter Hill, on Friday at 7.30pm as part of the Pickering WEA programme of Friday talks.

Apple weekend - The annual apple weekend held at R V Roger, The Nurseries, Malton Road, is being held on Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm.

Darts - Pickering Darts League starts on Sunday with 10 teams.

Weekly draw - Last week’s main prize of £225 in the Pickering Town FC draw was not won with the numbers 32, 23 and 4. This week’s draw will be increased to £300. To join the draw, which costs £1 per entry per week, call at Dunning Butchers, Bridge Street, or get in touch with any Pickering Town FC committee member.

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

Farmer’s market – The October monthly farmers’ market will be held in the Market Place tomorrow (Thursday).

PEEMS - There will be a meeting of the Pickering Experimental Engineering and Model Society held at the WRVS Hungate Centre, tonight (Wednesday) at 7pm.


Harvest thanksgiving - Services of thanksgiving for the harvest are being held at the Methodist Church this weekend. The all-age worship on Sunday at 10.30am will be led by David and Sue Thackray from Newbiggin-on-Lune, Cumbria. During the service, children’s gifts of fruit and vegetables will be received. The evening worship at 6.30pm will also be led by David and Sue Thackray. The harvest services will be continued on Tuesday, October 11 at 7pm when the Rev David Emison, former Ryedale circuit minister, now living in Bedale, will lead the service. Afterwards there will be a harvest supper in the village hall followed by the sale of produce. Half of this year’s sale proceeds will be given to Caring for Life, a Christian charity providing accommodation and support to homeless or vulnerable people. It is based at Crag House Farm, near Leeds. The remaining half will go to the Ryedale Food Bank. Although people in the community are generous giving food to the food bank what is not so apparent is the unseen running costs – renting of premises, insurance, electricity, so a half of the harvest proceeds will be given to help in this way.


Air ambulance - The coffee morning and afternoon tea day organised by Ivy and John Wilson at their home Ben-Cott, Low Moorgate raised £430 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The organisation will also receive £370 from a prize bingo held in Woodlands Community Centre. The caller was Derek Warters and the checker Sue Nelson. A further £100 raised at the weekly progressive whist drives held in the centre has also been donated to the air ambulance.

Dog rescue - The next prize bingo to be held at Woodlands Community Centre will be on Wednesday, October 26and is in aid of Ryedale Dog Rescue.

Quiz time - Six teams playing for £42 in prize money took part in Mike Williams’ general knowledge quiz in the Fleece Inn. The winners were Gary’s Team, second were Team @ the Bar and third Honeymooners. The £10 jackpot question was won by Sue’s Crew. Mike’s next quiz in the Fleece will be on Friday at 9pm. Admission is £2 and includes a hot supper. Jennie’s Sunday night quiz was won by Gary's Team.

Coffee morning - A coffee morning for MacMillan Cancer Support, with a tombola and cake stall, will be held in Woodlands Community Centre on tomnorrow (Thursday) at 10.30am.. Admission is £1 and includes a scone and coffee or tea.

Live act - York-based band Ezee Goin, who play music from the 1960s and 1970s to the present day, will be performing at the Fleece Inn from 9.30pm on Saturday.

Bowling along - Short mat bowls has resumed in the village hall after the summer break. It is held on Mondays from 7pm to 9pm. Sessions cost £2. For further details, phone Colin Wicks on 01944 758629 Annual meeting - The annual general meeting of Rillington and District Horticultural and Industrial Society will be held in the Coach and Horses Inn at 7.30pm on Monday. Vice-presidents, members and committee members are urged to attend, as is anyone wishing to become a member of the committee. Apologies for absence and proposals for new committee members should be given to the secretary Marion Cockrem, phone 07956 720819.


St Martin’s - The Rev Richard Firth, assisted by reader Elizabeth Moreland, presided at a service of BCP Holy Communion at 9.30am on Sunday. Elizabeth preached the sermon based on the gospel reading of the day. Luke Harker gave a Bible reading, and Edna Burton accompanied the hymns on the piano. Carol Beswick and Enid Plevey were sidespersons, and Clare Firth served refreshments. Elizabeth Moreland preached again at the 11am service of modern worship, which was led by parish assistant Wendy Haslam. Tim Cremer led the intercessions and Liz Cremer read. Richard Fuller (guitar) led the sung worship with John and Sue Grice (guitar and bass) and John Taylor (drums). Jenny and Duncan Bland ran the Sunday Club, Elizabeth Bradley was the sidesperson and Mary Otway served refreshments after the service.

Methodists - The service on Sunday was taken by Rev Bruce Russell. The vestry steward was Bob Jackman, the organist was Doreen Lawson and the welcomer was Margaret Neave, who also took the collection. Readings were given by Denise Earnshaw, who read from Joshua, and Tina Greenley, who read from St Matthew’s gospel. During the service Holy Communion was observed. The preacher next week at 10.30am is Michael Kitchen. The knit and natter group is meeting tomorrow (Thursday) from 2pm to 3pm and the Singing for Fun is on Friday, also between 2pm and 3pm.


Disco - There will be a 1980s-themed disco at the Community and Sports Club on Saturday from 8pm. Dave Marshall will be the DJ. Entry is free.

St Hilda’s Church - Lay minister Barbara Grice will lead the service at St Hilda’s on Sunday at 10.30am.

Live music - The band Hi Heel Sneakers will be performing at the East Riding pub on Saturday from 9pm.

Methodist news - The new Monday afternoon Bible Fellowship had for its first study, ‘In the beginning God’, the first verse of the Bible. The group will meet fortnightly in the chapel on Mondays at 2pm. It will alternate with the fellowship group which meets on Mondays at 7pm. The Tuesday morning coffee donations continue to be given to fund the Christmas shoeboxes. The family cinema club enjoyed Ice Age 4. Café Church was led by the worship team. Christine Pickard was the door steward and Ray Pickard took the offering. The story of the healing of the 10 lepers was read by Chris Cade who also played the organ to accompany singing. Prayers were led by Jean Brown, Sandra Cade and Christine Fenwick. Paper flowers with expressions of thanks on them were made and planted them in the garden. Bulbs, which it is hoped will be given out as thank you gifts at Christmas time, were also planted. After worship, Sandra’s harvest soup and savouries were enjoyed. The service on Sunday will be led by Margaret Crofts.

Luncheon Club - Members of the Senior Citizen Luncheon Club met last month after the August break. John Porter gave an update on the work of the RNLI and the progress being made on the new lifeboat station at Scarborough. Lunch was enjoyed and birthday greetings were sung to Angela, Stella, Jean, Joan and Mary. Congratulations were also given to Sandra and Chris Cade on their anniversary celebrations. The next meeting of the Luncheon Club will be on Wednesday, October 19, meeting from 12.30pm for lunch at 1pm. If anyone need a lift within village, phone Christine on 01944 711294.

Letters draw - Sherburn FC’s letters draw on Saturday produced the letters J K U. As there was no winner next week’s prize fund will be £240.


Musical evening - As part of St Stephen's Church’s on-going fundraising for the new roof, a light-hearted evening of songs and readings will be held in village hall on Friday. It’s called All the Fun of the Fair and tickets are priced at £6 which includes light refreshments. They are available from Jane Williams, phone 01723 859130 or Angela Howgate, phone 01723 859843. The Felling Male Voice Choir treated a packed church to an evening of song in mid-September. The choir, who performed free of any charge, are from near Gateshead. They received a standing ovation and for their encore performed American Trilogy. Refreshments were served at the end of the evening which raised £1,313, taking the roof appeal, which only opened in February, to £7,500.


Bridge Club - The winners of the duplicate competition held on Monday, September 26 were Tim Johnson and Enid Watson with 63.9 per cent. In second were Barry Smith and Bob Wardell with 60.7 per cent.


Domino drive - There will be a domino drive in aid of village hall funds today (Wednesday) in the hall.


Appleton-le-Moors - Mrs Humphreys presided at the September meeting as members returned after the August break. Some members had been on the annual trip to the Esk Valley Theatre to see Educating Rita. Collette Walker and Fran Pride from Sisley Garden Tours were welcomed, along with numerous guests from neighbouring WI. Their Collette and Fran’s company organises guided tours around some of Britain’s most beautiful gardens and garden shows. They brought along a slide show of some of their favourite gardens and donated their fee for the evening to the branch’s charity for this year, St Catherine’s Hospice. At the next meeting, the branch will be visited by a member of the Bird of Prey Centre based at Duncombe Park, Helmsley.

Marton and Normanby – The branch held its first meeting of a new season last month. The guest speaker was Cath Featherstone, who displayed her hand-produced beadwork skills. She ended her talk with a demonstration of her intricate work. Notices and supper followed. Members are reminded that the October meeting is ay Middleton Village Hall today (Wednesday) when the branch will be guests of the local WI. The entertainment for the evening will be provided by the Thornton-le-Dale Ukele group.


Wombleton - Chairman June Gamble welcomed members to the September meeting held in the village hall. Barbra read the July minutes which were signed. Members and friends had enjoyed a day’s outing to Yorkshire Wildlife Park in the summer. Ryedale Show trophies were presented to Carol Gamble who excelled in baking, winning all four trophies. Jenny Greaves was a winner in the art section. Carol Bishop introduced speaker Angus Ashworth from Ryedale Auctioneers. He gave a detailed talk on valuation and how markets fluctuate. Members each took items to be valued. He spoke on each one giving dates, types and value. Carol gave a vote of thanks. Janet Wainwright sold the raffle tickets. Hostesses Carol, Nancy, Janet and Sandra served refreshments at the close of the meeting. The next meeting is on Tuesday, October 18 in the village hall at 7.30pm.


36th Kirkbymoorside Horticultural Open Show Class winners Dahlias 3 blooms (giant or large decorative): Stuart Blacklock 3 blooms (medium decorative): Simon Roberts 3 blooms one or more varieties in one vase (small and/or miniature decorative): Neil Cawood 3 blooms (giant or large cactus and/or semi-cactus): 1 Neil Cawood 3 blooms (medium cactus or semi cactus): Neil Cawood 3 blooms (small and/ or miniature cactus): Neil Cawood 5 blooms (pompom not exceeding 55mm): John Cousans 3 blooms (small ball): Simon Roberts 3 blooms (miniature ball): Stuart Blacklock 3 vases, 3 blooms, 3 distinct varieties (excluding giants): Neil Cawood Any 4 cultivars: Neil Cawood 1 vase, 1 bloom (excluding giant or large dec): Neil Cawood Chrysanthemums 3 blooms intermediate (large): Mr Thomas 3 blooms incurved (medium or small): Mr Thomas 3 blooms reflexed (medium or small): Mr Thomas 3 blooms intermediate (medium or small): K Coulman 5 blooms any variety: Mr Thomas 3 stems of sprays: Stuart Blacklock Vegetables 6 dwarf French beans: A W Hall 6 runner beans: Annie Augustyns 2 round beetroot: Mr Walby 3 dressed onions over 1lb: R Marriott.

Cabbage: K Coulman 3 stump carrots: Mr Walby 3 long carrots: Mr Walby 3 parsnips: Mr Walby Cauliflower: A W Hall 1 vegetable and 1 flower: A W Hall Cucumber: K Coulman 2 trench leeks: A W Hall 3 onions as grown: A W Hall Pair of marrows: A W Hall Single marrow: Rodger Rideout 3 dressed onions grown from sets: Mr Walby 7 pickling shallots under 30mm: Mr Walby 5 white potatoes: W Marriott.

5 potatoes (any other colour): R Marriott 5 salad potatoes: A W Hall 6 red shallots: K Coulman 6 straw shallots: Stuart Blacklock 6 white shallots: F Husband 6 tomatoes: F Husband 5 plates of 4 of the following veg. runner beans, beetroot, onions, tomatoes, potatoes: A W Hall Funniest vegetable: K Coulman Any other vegetables not in schedule: A W Hall Fruit 6 dessert apples: R Boyes 6 cooking apples: F Spenceley 6 plums: R Boyes Plate of any other fruit: A Pollard 6 pears: R Boyes Flowers and plants 3 gladioli: G Shipley 1 gladioli: A W Hall 4 HT roses: F Spenceley 3 stems of floribunda roses: F Spenceley Single rose: R Boyes Lady’s spray: Irene Fairman Man’s buttonhole: Stuart Blacklock Any other 6 stems of annuals including sweet peas: R Boyes Any other 6 stems of perennials: Stuart Blacklock Bowl of flowers: John Humble Any other flowering plant in a pot: Rodger Rideout Foliage plant in a pot: Rodger Rideou Fuchsia in a pot: D Flower Begonia in a pot: F Spenceley Cactus or succulent: F Husband 6 pansies: Stuart Blacklock Garden container planted for effect: Matthew Cossins Vase of mixed flower stems of 2 different kinds: M Humble Bonsai Mame: P Bendall Shokin: P Bendall Broadleaf tree: P Bendall Coniferous/needle tree: P Bendall Groups or forests: P Bendall Rock plantings: P Bendall Cascade or semi-cascade: P Bendall Indoor tree: P Bendall Novice: J Walby.

Children’s Arrangement of pebbles or shells: Annie Foster Model made from recycled material: Annie Foster School exhibits own choice : Toby Gee, Willam Rawson, Conner Dowsland 2 Largest sunflower: J Dobson School exhibits (up to 11 years) own choice: Sophia Hymans, Eliza Darrell, Elisabeth Akers-Woods Homecraft Ginger biscuits/nuts: Megan Hill 3 fruit scones: Maureen Rolph 3 cheese scones: A Pollard Spiced loaf: Maureen Rolph 4 flapjack: Megan Hill 4 butterfly buns: Angela Curtis Chocolate cake: D Flower Ginger loaf: Irene Fairman 4 coconut haystacks: Jean Walby Fruit pie: Irene Fairman Round of shortbread: Maureen Rolph Strawberry jam: K Rideout Lemon curd: J Paxton Raspberry jam: W Husband Marmalade: Kaye Rideout Plum jam: Kaye Rideout Jelly: Jean Walby Picalilli/chutney: Kaye Rideout Any other jam: J Paxton Handicraft Any useful or ornamental article: A Pollard Any hand knit article: Maureen Humble Machine or handmade sewn article: K Seddon Piece of embroidery: Esther Pollard Any article in cross stitch: Irene Fairman Handmade card: Irene Fairman Photography Buildings: Mike Ward Animal or bird: Katie Whiting Transport: R Harrison A seasonal view: R Harrison People or person: Mike Ward Sport or leisure: Mike Ward Any other category: Mike Ward Pictures of Kirkbymoorside: Mike Ward Sunset: Daniel Mann