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.


Fair - A Christmas fair will be held in the village hall on Saturday, November 19 from 10am to noon. Stalls will include cakes and produce, Christmas goods, handmade crafts, books and a raffle. There will also be mulled wine and mince pies. Proceeds will go towards church and chapel funds.

Annual meeting – The Reading Room’s annual meeting heard about a successful year hosting monthly activities such as the book club and film screenings and other one-off events and exhibitions. The venue participated in the village medieval weekend in July and was grateful for a donation from the proceeds of that event. The Reading Room is available for hire. For more information, or to become a Friend of the Reading Room, phone Meg Abdy on 01751 417711 or Sylvia Bernard on 01751 417338.

Bishop Hagg Wood - The latest work task as part of Appleton & Spaunton Community Interest Company’s management of Bishop Hagg Wood was tackled on Saturday when woodland was cleared of brash and firewood piles were created The next work task will be at 10am on Saturday, November 26.


Appeal scores - Bagby & Balk Football Club’s clubhouse appeal night at the Bagby Inn raised £884.


Remembrance service - The parish of West Buckrose’s Remembrance service will be held at the Church of St Mary on Sunday at 10 30am. The fallen from all the parish villages will be remembered by name. Car drivers are asked to offer lifts to those without transport.


Local History Society - At the November meeting of the Brompton Local History Society, Jim Hall of Appleton-le-Moors spoke about the life of Frederick Collins Dawson, who was the schoolmaster in his village from 1851-1843. The next meeting of the society is in the village hall at 7.30pm on December 7 when Chris Evans, Chris Hall and Trevor Pearson will talk about their recent surveys of Castle Hill Brompton and Raincliffe Woods. The society’s excursions next summer will be to Pickering parish church to look at its murals in the company of Kate Giles, and to Rievaulx Abbey.

Variety Show - An evening of fun, music and laughter is on the cards with food and drink at a local variety show in the village hall on Saturday. Tickets priced at £7 are available from Bob and Marylyn Muir, phone 01723 850412.

Community Lunch Community lunch - The next Village Ventures Community Lunch will be on Wednesday, November 17 in the village hall at 12.30pm.

Remembrance Day - The act of Remembrance in the village on Sunday starts at 10.55am at the war memorial and continues with a service in All Saints Church at 11.15am.


Bridge Club – The meeting on Thursday, November 3 was won by Jane Bartlett and Sheila Briske with 65.2 per cent. Second were Angela and Ian Barnett with 59.6 per cent.


Luncheon Club – Members of the Ladies Luncheon Club met at the Black Swan Hotel on Wednesday, November 2. The president, Elizabeth Wilson, welcomed the members and after lunch introduced Kate Jones from Gillies Jones, master glass makers of Rosedale Abbey. Kate spoke about the traditional methods used to blow and form glass into their original and unique designs. The club meets on the first Wednesday of each month at the Black Swan. For information on joining, phone 01439 770596.


Women’s Fellowship - Sheila, a volunteer for the Alzheimer's Society gave a talk on dementia awareness and supporting people with dementia in the local community to members of the Women’s Fellowship. Members were told of the different types of dementia and the various stages of memory disorders and personality changes.

Village market - A record number of 21 volunteers helped to set up and dismantle the village market stalls and the village hall on Saturday. The event had a bonfire night theme with visitors able to check out 50 local stalls. They were greeted by a lifesize Guy Fawkes and a blazing chiminea. Jack played his saxophone. Both community stalls, New Beginnings and the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal, were well supported and the Howardian Hills of Outstanding Natural Beauty had a good response to their survey on rural tranquility. The next market will be the Christmas one on Saturday, December 3.


Shopping guide - The fifth edition of the Kirkbymoorside Shopping Guide is available. Inside are the details of more than 70 local shops and businesses. There is also a directory of contact numbers for about 150 local groups and helplines. The goods and services on offer in the town are indexed. The guide is freely available from the Post Office, the Penny Bank Café and various other businesses in the town.

St Catherine’s - Kirkbymoorside supporters of St Catherine’s Hospice have a domino drive at Manor Close centre on Wednesday, November 16 at 7.30pm.

Tuesday Group - The district groups have a meeting at Haxby on Friday when the speaker will be the Rev Julia Skitt. Advent Day will be held on Tuesday, November 22 at Easingwold with Rev Elizabeth Cushion.

Camera club - Kirkbymoorside and District Camera Club met at the Moorside Bar and Club in Shaw Drive for the first open competition of the year which was judged by David Morland from Ripon. Mike Ward won the projected digital section with his image Girl On The Rocks. Bob Ordidge equal second with two images titled Lilac Breasted Roller In Flight, and Great Tit Flying With Seed. David Ireland won the print section with An Early Start with Mike Ward in second place with Bring Out Your Dead. The special interest group will meet in Wrelton Village Hall tomorrow (Thursday) at 7.30pm.

Quiz sheet - Kirkbymoorside Horticultural Society’s quiz sheets have to be returned by Saturday, November 12.

Fair - The fun fair arrives in town on Wednesday, November 16 and will stay until Saturday, November 19.

Domino drive - The monthly domino drive at the bowling club will be held on Saturday, November 19 in the club house at 7.30pm.

Bridge club - The latest game was the first of the club’s autumn pairs handicap which is played over a period of five weeks, the best four scores to count. North/South was won by Mary Mortonson and Chris Baxter with 67 per cent. Irene and Tim Smith were second on 58 per cent. At East/West, Tony Ward, partnered by George Goodall, were top with 68 per cent. Janet Sutor and Sue Shuttleworth were second with 60 per cent. Play of the week went to Pat Hainsworth and Angela Smith.

Library –There will be a story and rhyme time session for under fives at the library today (Wednesday) from 2.30pm to 3pm.

Autumn fair - The fair on Saturday will now take place in All Saints Church and not in the Memorial Hall because work is being undertaken in the hall.

Remembrance service - The remembrance service will take place on Sunday. The parade, led by Kirkbymoorside Town Band will leave the Moorside Club & Bar, Shaw Drive, at 10.30am to march to All Saints Church. After a service in church, the parade will march back to the club where the band will play a short programme. Because of road works in West End, the parade will return via Tinley Garth. The two minutes silence will also be observed on Friday at 11am at Pump Hill opposite the Memorial Hall.

Christmas market - The Kirkbymoorside Christmas Market will be held on Saturday November 26. The market, which is now in its eighth year, will feature up to 40 stalls lining the festive high street and the ground and first floor of the Memorial Hall, selling a variety of Christmas gifts. The stalls offer goods and produce from mostly local craftspeople working in a range of materials, including metal, textiles, pottery, wood, as well as local artists, organisations and charities. There will be a selection of local food producers, selling organic produce, bacon, bread, honey and fresh coffee beans. There will be activities for children in the library from 10.30am until noon, a free Santa’s grotto in the Dugout of the Memorial Hall from noon until 2pm and face painting in the early afternoon. Kirkbymoorside Brass Band will provide a soundtrack to the market, playing carols from 11am. The day runs from 10am to 3pm. For more information, email René Stuip on Helping youngsters - Children’s Society boxes can be left in All Saints Church on Sunday November 20 or Sunday, November 27. If you are unable to take a box to church phone June on 01751 431160 and she will be happy to collect.


Remembrance service - There will be no service at St Gregory’s Minster on Sunday November 13. The service for the parish will be at St Hilda’s, Beadlam at 10.15am.


Concert - St Mary’s Church will host a concert by the Voskresenije Choir of St Petersburg on Wednesday, November 23 at 7pm with the. The renowned choir will perform a programme of Russian sacred music and folklore. Tickets are priced £10 from Mrs Cattle, phone 01751 417223 or email The event is to raise funds for St Mary’s.


Bridge club - The second session of Malton Bridge Club’s positional pairs competition was won by David Crossland and Keith Freeman with Philip Mason and Mike Jackson in second place. Derek Fox and Richard Hilton took third place. The next round of the championship pairs resulted in a win for Rob Ashdown and Madge Allison with 60.9 per cent, followed closely by Anne Avery and Graeme Matthew with 59.9 per cent. The Ryedale Pairs, an annual open event held at York Bridge Club, but run by the Malton club, was held on Sunday. The winners were Jason Levesley and Wei Tham from York, the Malton pair of Tricia Pearce and Stan Bough took second place while Margaret and Laurence Andrews from Leeds came third.


Christmas fair - Friends of Nawton Primary School will hold its Christmas fair on Saturdayfrom 2pm to 4pm in the school hall. There will be lots of stalls and crafts, and refreshments will be served. Santa will pay us a visit and will be in his grotto to give boys and girls a present.


Domino drive – There will be a domino drive in the village hall tomorrow (Thursday) at 7.30pm. Admission is £1.50 which includes tea or coffee and biscuits.

Craft club - There will be a meeting of the Craft Club held in the village hall on Thursday, November 17 at 7.30pm. Admission is £2 which includes tea or coffee and biscuits.

Bell ringing - Lockton and Levisham Bell Ringers will give an evening of entertainment in the village hall on Thursday, November 24 at 7.30pm. Admission is £2 which includes tea or coffee and biscuits.


First Communion - There will be a meeting of parents who would like their children to make their First Holy Communion during 2017 on Wednesday, November 30 at 7pm in St Leonard & St Mary’s RC Church. Children making their First Communion should have had their eighth birthday by the end of 2016. Application forms will be available from the back of the church and can be returned to Fr Tim, Berit Horne or Helen Jenkins. Recent collections at the church included Home Mission Sunday which raised £199.95, CAFOD Harvest Fast day £410.07 and World Missions £237.89.

Conversations – The next in the series of Conversations at St Mary’s Priory will be Entering the Temple by Mike Stallybrass. It will take place on Saturday between 10am and 12.30pm. A donation of £6 is suggested.


Christmas shopping –The Kirk Theatre, Hungate, is hosting a Christmas shopping evening on Wednesday, November 16 from 7pm to 9pm with local crafts and gifts on offer. Refreshments and mince pies will also be available. Entry is free of charge.

Remembrance – There will be a short all-denominational service at the top of the Market Place on Friday at 11am. On Saturday there will be a coffee morning organised by the Pickering and Thornton-le-Dale branch of the Royal British Legion from 9am. The service of Remembrance will be held at the Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul at 2pm followed by a parade to the War Memorial on Bridge Street accompanied by the Stape Silver Band. There will be a short service at the memorial for all demominations and wreath laying.

Domino drive - There will be a domino drive in aid of Pickering Town FC at the Recreation Club, Mill Lane, on Friday at 7.30pm in aid.

Shoebox appeal - This weekend is the final weekend for the annual Shoebox Appeal for the Pickering district. There will also be a coffee morning at the Potter Hill Methodist Church, on Saturday from 10am to 11.30am to raise funds towards the transport costs of the boxes. The boxes will be packed by children at the church. Last year 346 filled boxes were sent from Pickering to Eastern Europe. For further information, phone Daphne Bowes on 01751 475143 or call at her home 14 Willow Court, Pickering.

Dogs Trust - The annual Dogs Trust coffee morning will take place on Saturday, November 26 at the WRVS Hungate Centre, from 10am to noon. There will be homemade cakes, bric-a-brac, tombola, and a raffle. Contributions to the stalls will be appreciated. For further information, phone 01751 473242.

Weekly draw – The latest Pickering Town FC draw produced the numbers 5, 2 and 29. There was no winner of the £75 main prize so this week’s draw will be doubled to £150.

Fishkeepers – Ryedale Aquarist Society’s annual general meeting will be held today (Wednesday) in the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm., Annual meeting - The annual meeting of the Friends of Kirk Theatre will be held at the theatre today (Wednesday) at 7.30pm.

Battle’s end - The Pickering and Thornton-le-Dale branch of the Royal British Legion secretary Margaret Atkinson would like to hear from anybody who would like to attend the centenary of the final day of the Battle of the Somme which will be marked with a Drumhead service at Thiepval Memorial at 1.30pm on Friday, November 18. This event will bring to a close the stewardship over the previous 139 days of the daily wreath laying ceremonies, whilst re-affirming the Legion’s commitment, through the Somme branch, to its enduring annual role at Thiepval. The RBL, in partnership with War Graves Commission, is organising the visit. Phone Margaret on 01751 474446 for further information.

Jutland talk - The November Friday Talk organised by the Pickering branch of the WEA will take place on Friday in the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm when David Clark will present “Jutland 1916 - Jellicoe v Scheer”. Entry is free but a donation towards costs will be appreciated.

Open show - Pickering and District Horticultural Society’s Late Open Show will be held on Sunday, November 20 in the Memorial Hall. Classes will include flowers, vegetables, produce, floral art, handicrafts, and children’s classes. Exhibits can be staged either on Saturday, November 19 between 7pm and 9pm or on the day of the show between 8am and 10am. They must remain staged until 4.30pm on the day of the show. Entries close at 9.45am on show day except floral art which closes on Friday, November 18. The entry fee is 30p per class. Children’s entries are free. Judging will start at 10am and the show will be open to the public from 1pm to 4.30pm with admission by donation on the door. Trophies and special awards will be presented at 4pm. Afternoon teas will be served. For further information, phone 01751 474939.

Hardy Plant Group - There will be a meeting of the Hardy Plant Group of the Pickering Horticultural Society in the Memorial Hall on Thursday, November 17 when Martin Fish, writer, television and radio expert from Rainton, near Ripon, will present Creating a North Yorkshire Garden from Scratch. The meeting will start at 7.30pm.


Quiz time - Nine teams playing for £68 prize money took part in Mike Williams’ quiz in the Fleece Inn. The winners with 56 points were Honeymooners, second were Trio plus One (54) and third Gary's Team (52). The £17 jackpot was won by The Who. Mike’s next quiz at the Fleece will be on Friday, November 18. Jennie’s Sunday night quiz was won by Honeymooners plus Mike and Col.

Slide Blues - Highway 61 will be playing American Slide Blues and old style classics at the Fleece Inn on Saturday at 9.30pm.


Bishop’s visit - The Bishop of Hull, the Rt Rev Alison White, dedicated St Martin’s newly-refurbished Church Rooms on Friday, November 4. She was welcomed by the Vicar, the Rev Andrew Moreland, and a number of members of the community and church groups who already meet in the rooms, including the Brushstrokes Art Club, the toddlers’ and carers’ club, babies and mums’ group, Danceforce exercise, and the children’s Sunday Club. Bishop White led prayers of thanksgiving and blessed the entrance door. The rooms were renovated at the end of last year, with new roofs, insulated ceilings and replastered walls. A kitchen area with modest catering facilities has been installed. All the work was made possible by a grant of £9,000 from Yorventure, a further grant of £1,000 from Scarborough Borough Council via the Central Rural area committee, donations from Brushstrokes and some individuals, and the remainder from church funds.

St Martin’s Church - The Rev Richard Firth presided and preached at the 9.30am service of BCP Holy Communion on Sunday. The sermon was based on the gospel reading for the day. Churchwarden Jim Baird assisted with the distribution of communion, Luke Harker gave a Bible reading and Gisa Moore and Clare Firth were sidespersons. Edna Burton accompanied the hymns on the piano and Clare Firth and Sue Johnson served refreshments. Lay preacher John Worthy led the 11am service of modern worship and spoke about the limitations of human imagination when people consider concepts of life after death. John also led the intercessions and Christine Bray read. The sung worship was led by John Grice (guitar) with Sue Grice (bass), Steve Raettig (keyboard) and John Taylor (drums). Jenny and Duncan Bland ran the Sunday Club, Liz Cremer was the sidesperson and Elizabeth Bradley and Julie Hall served refreshments after the service.

Armistice Day service - The service of Remembrance will be held in the Memorial Hall on Friday starting at 10.45am. The service will be followed by refreshments served by members of the hall committee.

Autumn fair- The annual St Martin’s Church autumn fair will be held in the Memorial Hall on Saturday, November 19 from 2pm to 4pm. There will be a mix of stalls, raffle and refreshments.


Community Club - Soul Rida will be performing at the club on Saturday at 9pm. Entry is free. On Tuesday, November 15 the club will host a York Scarborough & East Yorkshire Cricket Council drop-in roadshow from 7pm. It is an opportunity to discuss anything relating to cricket clubs, including fundraising, coaching, facilities and volunteers. There will be a bingo session with cash prizes at the Community Club on Saturday, November 19 with eyes down at 8pm.

St Hilda’s Church - Rev Judy Duke led the service of remembrance for souls departed on All Saints Day. Martin Monkman played the organ and Betty Flinton, Susan Mennell and Barbara Grice set out the church. The next service at St Hilda’s is on Sunday, November 27 when the Rev Joe Kinsella will officiate at Holy Communion.

Auction - Charity auction R2:C2 will be held at the East Riding pub on Friday, December 2 at 7.30pm. Any auction items donations will be welcome. R2:C2 goes to St Catherine's Hospice’s Lavender Trust and Macmillan Cancer Care and is this year’s chosen charity for the auction.

Quiz - There will be a quiz at the east riding pub on Friday at 7.30pm in aid of Sherburn Play School. There will be questions for all ages. It is for teams of four and entry is £1. There will also be a raffle.

Methodist News - The Christmas shoebox service was led by Ros Dyson. Jean Brown led the opening worship and the prayers of praise were led by Sandra Robinson. The congregation were welcomed to the chapel by Christine Pickard. Ray Pickard was the offertory steward. Janet Magee read the lesson from Matthew’s Gospel - the story of the sheep and the goats and sketch followed by Liz Aconley and Chris Cade, who also played the organ. India and Kiara Heron helped Mrs Dyson decide what to put in the shoeboxes and what should be left out. Christine Fenwick operated the audio visual equipment. The song, Love in a Box was played from the Operation Christmas Child DVD. After worship, a human chain passed all the 98 boxes collected to a car to be transported to the shoebox depot. Refreshments were then enjoyed together in the hall. The Remembrance Sunday service, led by Paul Midgeley, will start at the earlier time of 10am at the Chapel and will continue at the memorial at 10.45am. Light refreshments will be served in the chapel afterwards. Members of the family cinema will meet in the chapel hall on Saturday, November 19 at 6pm to see the film Marmaduke. Admission is free and only a nominal charge is made for refreshments. Children should be accompanied by an adult for safeguarding reasons. The Senior Citizen Luncheon Club will meet on Wednesday, November 16 at 12.30pm for lunch at 1pm. If anyone needs a lift, phone Christine on 01944 711294.

Letters draw - Sherburn FC’s draw on Saturday produced the letters K N O. As there was no winner next week’s prize fund will be £120.


People’s Guild - Ann Ruddick, who has been blind from birth, gave a talk to the People’s Guild on Tuesday, November 1, about how her life is enhanced by working guide dogs. Her fourth dog, Pippa, accompanied her to the meeting. Ann explained how she has to know the route to be taken to give instructions to her dog. When in harness and working, guide dogs must not be distracted or fussed, but when off duty they are treated as pets. Ann answered many questions. Olive Leng was the pianist for the two hymns Ann had chosen. Tea and biscuits were served. Kirkbymoorside Community Band with the Farndale and Newton singers will give a concert at the next meeting on Tuesday, November 15 at 7.15pm. Supper will be served and a collection for charity will be taken.


Shoebox service - The Shoebox service was held on Sunday, November 6 when more than 40 boxes were filled with Christmas gifts which will be sent to children in Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East and many other countries. The service was led by Margot and Sid Taylor and lessons were read by Eileen Bowman. Singing was led by the worship group of Audrey Foster, Karen Bishop and Liz Marshall, who was also the organist.

Hour of prayer - The Wednesday Fellowship Group is organising an hour of prayer at the Methodist Chapel on Wednesday, November 16 from 7pm to 8pm. It is an opportunity to pray for world peace, the nation, the village and people that have needs, concerns and problems. Anyone attending can come and go as they please. Refreshments will be available.

Advent Reflections – A programme of Advent Reflections will begin on Tuesday, November 29 from 1.15pm to 2pm and be held weekly until Tuesday, December 20. There will be stillness, prayer, reflection and discussion, using texts from Mathew’s Gospel. The themes are Time to Watch, Time to Repent, Time to Heal and Time to Love. For more details, or transport, phone Louise Hayes on 01653 628064.


Autumn fair - St Stephen’s Church is holding its autumn fair in the village hall on Saturday at 2pm. The entrance fee of £1 includes a cup of tea and a mince pie. There will be stalls selling homemade cakes, vegetables, fruit, jams, pickles, handicrafts, plants, Christmas items, bunting and bags. There will also be a raffle and a tombola with tickets to win a Christmas hamper. The winning ticket will be drawn at the Wolds Valley Voices concert in St Stephen’s on Friday, November 18 at 7.30pm. Wolds Valley Voices, based in Weaverthorpe, will sing a range of popular songs. Tickets are £6 and include light refreshments. Phone 01723 859843 or 01723 859130 for tickets.


Bridge club- The competition held on Monday, October 31 was won by George and Pat Donnor with 65.9 per cent. In second place were Bob and Gladys Thompson with 60.3per cent.


YCA - The next meeting of the village branch of the Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association will be held on Tuesday, November 15 in the village hall at 7.30pm.

Jumble sale - The recent jumble sale held village hall raised £292.60 towards the hall’s new windows.

Bingo and coffee - A session of bingo will be held in the village hall, to raise funds for the hall, on Wednesday November 16 at 7.30pm. A Christmas coffee morning will be held in the hall on Saturday, November 26 from 10am to 11.30pm.


Snainton WI – The branch held its annual meeting on Tuesday, November 1. President Angela Howgate welcomed 34 members and Jerusalem was sung, accompanied by Heather Harris on piano. A report from the recent autumn council meeting, which had been attended by four members, was read out. The afternoon entertainment by Judith Hibbert, had been particularly enjoyed.

Marilyn Bellinger, treasurer, thanked members for their contributions and purchasing of goods for our harvest meeting. A total of £359.43 had been raised and donated to Scarborough Talking Newspapers and Yorkshire Cancer Care.

Sue Shutt reported that the Spring Show committee had found someone willing to take on the secretary's role, thus ensuring the continuation of the group. There will be no show for Spring next year, but hopefully one in 2018. Angela reported that the darts team had won all three of its games. The newsletters were read through and members were asked to give names for the carol service at Ampleforth. The December meeting will be a demonstration by Crofts chocolates. Members were asked to bring a wrapped present for £2 and these would be put in a lucky dip. The minutes of the 2015 meeting were read and signed. This was followed by the financial statement, duly agreed and adopted. The committees revue of the year detailed the many and varied events and achievements throughout the year. The president then said a few words and gave members a posy of autumn flowers. As there was no one else willing to take on the role of president, Angela will carry on. The committee will remain the same, with one new addition, making a total of nine. The evening ended with poetry readings from Heather Harris, Liz Pryor, Christine Robinson, Jane Williams and Marilyn Bellinger. The competition for a pumpkin lantern was won by Christine Robinson.


Colin Bull - A service of thanksgiving for the life of Colin Bull was held at All Saints Church, Low Catton, on Friday, October 28. The service was conducted by the Reverend Maggy Ellison. The organist was Sheila Wright. During the service his niece Anne Landon gave a heart-warming account of Colin’s life as a child. He was the youngest of seven children and was born at Poulton le Fylde (just outside Blackpool). As a child he showed his great love of animals, especially sheep. Irene’s niece Liz Cowley read the poem, The Shepherd, by Henry Brewis, during the service.

While working at Bishop Burton College he met his first wife Gill and they had two daughters, Catherine and Ffion. Colin worked as a farm manager in different parts of the country including Somerset, Herefordshire and Fleet before moving back to Beverley. Sadly Colin and his wife decided to separate and go their own ways. Time passed and 34 years ago he went to work for Irene and their working relationship developed into romance and they married the following year. Colin worked with Irene on the farm and at the kennels helping out in the farming community, especially where sheep were concerned, helping with lambing and shearing. His life-long love of markets meant he was a regular at Hull, York and Selby markets. For a time too he returned to Bishop Burton College where he taught special needs students. In his younger days Colin was quite a sportsman playing rugby and hockey. He also enjoyed amateur dramatics and appeared in several plays in Beverley. Colin was regarded with great affection and was called ‘Uncle Colin’ by all the local children. However, the love of his life was Irene, they loved each other dearly and were so very happy together.

Sadly over the recent years both he and Irene have had to face significant health problems. Amazingly despite severe pain in his legs and while living with an undiagnosed terminal illness, he managed to visit Irene in hospital every day for a couple of months without fail. His main concern was for his beloved Irene and happily they were reunited at Woodlands in Driffield for their final days together. Colin died peacefully with his dearly-loved Irene at his bedside. The packed church was a true indication of the love, affection and high regard felt towards Colin. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife Irene and his family and many friends. After the service at Low Catton, Colin was taken to Octon where a cremation service was held. God bless you, Colin, may you rest in peace after a life well lived.