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.


Produce show – The village’s produce show will be held in the village hall on Saturday, August 12 from 2pm until 4pm Book launch – Appleton-le-Moors History Group will be launching its latest publication, Luminaries of Appleton-le-Moors, between 1.30pm and 3.30pm on Saturday, August 12 in the village hall grounds. The book comprises 104 pages of which 14 are photographs and it is priced at £5.99. There will also be a display of relevant and all the other publications of the group will also be available.

Barbecue – Sixty villagers, family and friends enjoyed the annual barbecue at the village hall, raising £270 for hall funds.


Show time – Members of Brompton & District Gardening Club heard a talk by Alistair Taylor entitled Making the Most of Perennials. The meeting was well attended and reminders were given to members about the gardening show on Sunday, August 13 to be held in the village hall. Schedules have been delivered around the village but can also be obtained from the show secretary, Sandra Harrison by phoning 01723 859714. Entries may be made by members of the club and by any residents of Brompton and Sawdon. Entry forms must be received in the village hall between 6pm and 8pm the night before the show. The following morning all entries can be staged between 9am and 10.45am after which the hall will be cleared for judging. The show will be open to the public at 2pm with disabled access only from 1.30pm to 2pm. There will be a raffle, tombola and various stalls including a plant stall. Martin Howe of Wykeham Mature Plants will officially open the show and awards will be presented at 4pm.

Church – The service at All Saints on Sunday will be Holy Communion at 11am conducted by the Vicar, Rev Stuart Hill. The church fete on Sunday opens at 2pm in the Manor House Gardens. Stalls, including plants, side shows and cream teas will run from 2pm to 4pm. The dog fancy dress at 2pm to be followed by the dog the judge would most like to take home. The duck race will be at 3.15pm and the tug-of-war between Brompton and Sawdon over the Beck on Brompton Butts will start at 4pm. The fete will also see the launch of a new book, All Saints’ Church, Brompton-by-Sawdon – a History and Guide. It has been produced in aid of the church and has 315 full colour illustrations and more than 150 pages. The foreword has been written by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, who visited Brompton last year as part of his Diocesan Pilgrimage. The author and publisher is Vivian Bairstow, and it follows his successful books on the history of the village, Brompton Village Trail and Brompton Village Hall, which are still available for sale. The entire print run of Vivian’s new book has been given to Brompton Church in memory of his son, George, who died aged 26 in 2013. There is no set selling price for the book, but rather, the church is seeking Gift Aid donations in excess of £8.99 a copy to cover the cost of production. After the fete, the book will be on sale in the church and elsewhere in the village, although copies can be obtained by calling 01723 859437.


Arts lovers – Helmsley Decorative and Fine Arts Society (HDFAS) meets on the first Monday of the month in Helmsley Arts Centre and arranges visits to places of interest that in some cases are not open to the public, or which usually only allow limited access. Anyone wanting to join the society should phone the membership secretary on 01439 770617 or email for a 2017 programme and an application form. HDFAS is the local focus for anyone with an interest in what might loosely be called the arts. It was formed in May 1997 by a group of local people who wanted to get together to learn more about all aspects of art, and to share that opportunity with others. It is affiliated to the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts – NADFAS, as it was known then, the Arts Society as it is now called - which is a national society with branches throughout the UK, each run independently, developing their own lecture programme and links with local schools, colleges, and community, but benefitting from the resources of the central organisation.

Under siege - The Siege of Helmsley Castle will be presented by English Heritage on Saturday and Sunday, August 12 and 13.

Transport meeting - The Northern Ryedale Public Transport Group met in the North York Moors National Park Authority offices in Helmsley on Tuesday, July 11. Public transport users, operators and parish representatives discussed increased train frequency coming to Malton station, passenger information, service timetables and bus shelters. Meetings are held three times per year, the next one is at Pickering Memorial Hall at 11am on Tuesday, October 3.


Village market – There will be more than 50 stalls at the village market on Saturday. The Hovingham Village Clock appeal will have a stall where people can buy a minute for £1. When 60 minutes are sold it is possible to win £10. The money raised is to electrify the clock. Community First Yorkshire, a new organisation formed from Rural Action Yorkshire (RAY) and the North Yorkshire & York Forum (NYYF), will also have a stall. It provides practical support to voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises to help them achieve their goals. Melanie Holmes the new community officer, who provides the link between the council, partners and community, will be on hand to talk about air quality testing, dog fouling, community events road safety and much more. New stalls include Florian Poirot selling macaroons, Annabelle’s Farm Gate with children's cooking kits, Stella Elson for vintage style home accessories and Nesfield & Piercy Butchers with homemade pies. Josh the busker will provide acoustic harmony. The cafe is being run by Hovingham Bowls Club and the volunteer market manager is Murray Stewart.


Pub quiz – There will be a quiz in aid of St Chad’s Church at the Crown Inn on Sunday at 8.30pm. It is £2 to enter and includes a sandwich supper. The prize is a voucher to spend at the Crown Inn.


Show schedule - Anyone who wants a Kirkbymoorside Horticultural Society Show schedule should phone the secretary Jill Hugill 01751 431670. Anyone who wants one posting should email or phone Maureen Rolph on 01751 432011. The show will be in the Memorial Hall on Saturday, September 23.

Julian Prayer - Members of the Julian prayer group will meet on Tuesday, August 8 in St Chad’s RC church at 6.30pm.

Parish pilgrimage – The annual pilgrimage linking together all five churches in the benefice will he held on Saturday, August 12. It starts at Great Edstone at 10am with short services of worship followed by refreshments. Travelling between each church, pilgrims will make their way to Kirkbymoorside, on to Gillamoor and finally to Farndale where there will be a barbecue. The pilgrimage continues the following day to Bransdale where the journey ends with Songs of Praise at 3pm. The approximate times are –service at Edstone 10am, service at Kirkbymoorside 12.15pm, service at Gillamoor 3.15pm. service and barbecue at Farndale 7pm. On Sunday leave Monket House 12.30pm for the service at Bransdale at 3pm. People can walk some or all the way, ride, drive or just be at each church. For further details phone the Rev Mark Brosnan on 01751 431452.

Moorside Club & Bar – Time is Tight will be performing at the club on Saturday at 8.30pm. Darren Knight will be the performer on Saturday, August 12, also at 8.30pm.

All Saints – The monthly coffee morning will be held in church is on Saturday from 9.30am. Members of the junior church break for the summer holidays. The family praise service will be on Sunday, August 13 at 10.30am. Children from junior church and Messy Church made a picture which was on display at the Ryedale Show. This month church members wish a happy birthday to Yanxi Wang.

Repair café - The Kirkbymoorside Environment Group is planning to set up a pop-up repair café once a month on market day. Volunteer repairers are needed who can offer to repair bikes or household items, do sewing, mending and alterations or have any other useful repairing talents. Ideas of all sorts will be welcomed. Anyone who would like to be involved should log on to


Show time – The annual Boon Hill Show will take place on Saturday, August 12 starting at 11am. It is in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and local charities.


Rounders – Walkers Wonders beat Kiss My Ace to win Ryedale Sports Club’s rounders competition on Sunday, July 23. The winning team comprised Liv Woodhead, Tom Croot, Dan Walker (captain), Ryan Taylor, Lucy Ibbotson, Nick Ibbotson, Stephen Temple, Tammy Connor, and Sophie Nicholson. A total of ten teams took part in the event at the sportsfield in Thornton Road and it raised about £1,000 for club funds. It included a plant stall, barbecue, bouncy castle and tombola.

Winners – Last week’s Pickering Town Football Club weekly Super Draw was won by Ryan Blott and Barry Firth who will share the £975 prize. The winning numbers were 40, 6 and 3. This week’s draw will revert back to £75. To enter the draw costs £1 per week per entry. To join see any Pikes committee member or call at Dunning Butchers Shop, Bridge Street, Pickering.

Family fun day – Ryedale Lions will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a family fun day at Lady Lumley’s School on Saturday from 1pm to 5pm. Admission and car parking are free. There will be live entertainment with local bands, a barbecue, stalls, magic show, children’s fancy dress, rides on a miniature railway, a raffle with a Porsche Boxster for a weekend, hotel breaks, family ticket for Flamingo Land, and North Yorkshire Moors Railway and cash prizes.

Quiz – The Bay Horse, Market Place, will host a general knowledge quiz in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance on Sunday at 7.30pm.

Fishkeepers – Ryedale Aquarist Society met at the home of members Sue and David Marshall last week for a discussion on mixing cichlids with catfish. The table show was won by Amber Barratt with a Queen Arabesque catfish. 

Coffee morning – The Pickering and Thornton-le-Dale branch of the Royal British Legion hold weekly coffee mornings at its headquarters in Champley’s Yard, from 10am to 12.30pm.

Dementia support – Pickering’s Medical Practice holds a monthly opportunity to talk to a dementia support adviser in confidence between 10am and noon on the first Friday in each month. To book an appointment phone the practice receptionist on 01751 471296, option 2 for appointments.


Prize time – Kath Samples presented the prizes for the whist drive held at the Over Sixty's Club meeting held in the village hall. Margaret King presented the prizes at a progressive whist drive held in Woodlands Community Centre Raffles were held at both events.

Quizzers – Nine teams playing for £74 took part in Mike Williams’ final general knowledge quiz at the Fleece Inn. After a tie break with 30/32’s Team @ the Bar were the winners with a score of 75. A consolation prize was awarded to Two of Us and the £18 jackpot was won by Gary’s Team. Mike was presented with a cake and case of wine by Jennie who thanked Mike for his time a quizmaster. Jennie will take over the running of the fortnightly quizzes, the next one being on Friday, August 11. Jennie’s Sunday night quiz was won by Gary’s Team and the jackpot, after a tiebreak with Sue’s Crew, was won by Team @ the Bar.

Psychic night – A Psychic Exchange Night to include mediumship, psychometry and crystals with Sue Warren and Diane Whiteley will be held in the Fleece Inn on Friday at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10. The event is for over 18s only.

Live music – The Tins will be playing acoustic blues, folk and jazz in the Fleece Inn on Saturday from 9.30pm.

SEAMER Methodists – The preacher at the Sunday morning service was Rev Rosie Coles. The door steward was Margaret Neave, who also took the offering. The vestry steward was Alan Dunnington, and the organist, on holiday from her home in Saint Helena, was Gay Marr. The Old Testament reading, by Michael King was the story of Jacob from the book of Genisis, and the New Testament reading, from Matthew, was given by Tina Greenley, and was the parable of the weeds. Coffee was served after the service. The preacher this Sunday is Rev Mary Jackman.

St Martin’s Church – The regular Benefice Communion service was held on Sunday at St Martin’s Church together with congregation members from St John the Baptist East Ayton, and St John the Baptist Cayton. The vicar, Rev Andrew Moreland, together with Rev Richard Firth led the service and Andrew led an interpretation of Jesus’ parable of the pearl of great price. Music for the service was offered by John for the hymns on the organ, and members of the worship band for the praise section led by Steve Raettig on keyboard with John and Sue on guitars and Jonathan on drums. Jim and Marion were sidespersons, and Jean led the prayers. Gordon and Les assisted with the distribution of communion. After the service the congregation had a time of fellowship with refreshments served by Clare, Julie, Janet and Trish.

Art exhibition – The Brushstrokes art group will hold its annual exhibition in St Martin’s Church from Thursday, August 10 to Wednesday, August 16, 10am to 4pm daily apart from Sunday when it is from 1pm to 4pm. Entry is free and many exhibits are available for purchase.

Open church – During this month St Martin’s Church will be open for visits or for personal prayer at 10am to noon every Saturday, 1pm to 3pm every Wednesday and 10am to 4pm every Friday. Jan Braidley and Seamer WI for offered to open the church on Friday during August.


Letters draw – The football club letters drawn on Saturday were J X Y. As there was no winner, the prize fund this week is £300.

St Hilda’s – The service at St Hilda’s Church on Sunday will be morning worship on Sunday at 10.30am led by Barbara Grice. St Hilda’s Church will be hosting the local choir Allerston Aloud for an evening of music and entertainment on Friday, September 8 at 7pm. Admission will be £5 to include refreshments.

Barbecue – After the village show on Sunday, August 13, a barbecue will be held at the East Riding pub from 4pm to 6pm.

Methodists – The Sunday worship was led by Deacon Andrew Carter. The Old Testament lesson was read by Janet Magee and the New Testament lesson from Matthew’s Gospel was read by Liz Aconley. Deacon Andrew spoke about the parable of the mustard seed and its relevance to faith. The organist was Chris Cade and the audio-visual equipment was operated by Christine Fenwick. Refreshments were enjoyed in the hall afterwards. The worship this week at 10.30am takes the form of Café Church and is led by the Worship Team.


Bridge Club – It was another close result for the competition held on Monday, July 24. In first place with 58.8 per cent were George and Pat Donnor and in second place Lynda Lockwood and Mary Mortonson with 58.3 per cent.