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.


Car show – Acklam Church will host an unofficial car show on Saturday from 2pm to 4pm in tribute to Jim Robinson, a car enthusiast and churchwarden who died earlier this year. There will be refreshments available and a car accessories stall. Proceeds will be shared by North Grimston and Acklam churches.


Guided walk – A walk guided by Jim Hall of the History Group was attended by 25 members of the East Riding Family History Group. After a buffet lunch in The Moors Inn, the group visited the church, chapel, reading room and village hall.

Tea, Chat and History – The first Tea, Chat and History session of the 2017/18 season will be held in the village hall between 2pm and 4pm on Monday, September 4. Admission is £1. The latest publication from the group, Luminaries of Appleton-le-Moors will be on sale.


Annual show – There was a huge increase in entries for this year’s Brompton & District Gardening Club annual show in the village hall. Vegetables and fruit classes were judged by Mr R Warman while flowers and flower arranging was judged by Mr Calvert. Other judges included Mr N Jackson (photography), Mrs J Crossley (handicrafts), Mrs S Calvert (cookery) and Mrs H Triffit (children’s). After the judging was complete the show was officially opened by Martin Howe of Wykeham Mature Plants. The Brompton & District Gardening Club trophy for the most points gained in the vegetable classes went to David Mudd, who also carried off the Tankard for most points gained in the fruit classes. Ingrid Ashman won the JB Bielby Cup for most points in the flowers and plants class and the James Mason Memorial Cup and National Vegetable Society Medal for best exhibit in the vegetable section. She also won the Zillah Holmes Memorial Vase for most points in the cookery classes. The Dean’s Garden Centre Rose Bowl for most points in the floral classes was won by Louise Thompson and the Jenny Patterson Salver for the best cookery exhibit was won by Elaine Mudd. Retiring gardening club show secretary, Sandra Harrison, completed her long service in the role by winning three awards -the David Jeffels Cup for best exhibit in flowers and plants, the Frank Harrison Memorial Salver for best exhibit in the show and the Resident’s Trophy for the best exhibit in Class 49, which was a display of ten different garden flowers. In the photography section, Mary Jones took home the Max Payne Trophy for most points gained in all the photography classes while Bill Ford won the Open Photography Trophy for non-members. Stephen Spencer won the Lady Cayley Memorial Cup for his pencil sketches in the handicraft section and in the children’s section, the Ravensburg Cup for most points gained went to Esther Wallace. Other prize winners included J Deehan, S Carr, C Evans, H Kaye, R Turnbull, L Heaton, D Stockill, F Barnes, A Britton, J Evans, J Burley, C Robinson, M Squibb, A Tidd, T Stockill, W Banner, D Ford, R Carey, P Kyle, K Carey, J Gray, N Wood, J Spencer, G Barrie and A Deehan. After all the points were added up, it was a close run thing to decide who had won the Win Harrison Trophy for the most points gained in the show as a whole. The top contenders were David Mudd, Stephen Spencer, Louise Thompson and Ingrid Ashman with only the difference of five points separating them. Louise Thompson who finally carried off the trophy which was presented to her by club chairman Anne Deehan.

Church – The service on Sunday at All Saints will be Holy Communion at 9.30am. The next church events are a safari supper around Brompton on Saturday, September 23 and the harvest festival service and supper on Sunday, September 24. The church fete raised a grand total of £2,185.42 with £505 being made by the duck race. The tombola, which had 150 prizes on offer, made £249 while cakes and produce brought in another £300 and afternoon teas and ice creams another £385. The stalls set out in the gardens of the Manor House, included a variety of games such as skittles, wellie throwing, bagatelle, a treasure hunting map, face painting and a book stall. Among the other stalls was one was selling plants and flower arrangements. Entertainment was provided by two fun dog classes which were judged on the grounds of the dog which the judge would most like to take home and the best fancy dress outfit. Sheelagh Howell’s duck crossed the finishing line first in the duck race to win £25. Second went to Amanda McCrystal with the Hargreaves family third. Gary Wilshaw won a prize for the last duck home. The final event of the day was a tug ‘o war across the beck between residents of Sawdon and Brompton.


Bridge club – Eight tables were in play at the meeting on Thursday, August 10. North/South winners were Liz Cundill and Emma Elwess with 60.7 per cent. Second were Jackie Webb and Derek Searle on 59.9 per cent. East/West was won by Thelma Hardware and Margaret Lukey with 55.9 per cent. There were joint runners-up on 54.5 per cent - Jill Oxendale and Sheila Johnson and the pairing of Angela and Ian Barnett, scoring 54.5 per cent. Gill Oxendale and Sheila Johnson also won the meeting on Thursday, August 1 with 62.7 per cent. Second were Judith Porter and Elizabeth Cundill on 56.9 per cent.


RNLI – The Helmsley fundraising branch of the RNLI raised £230 at its coffee morning at the Arts Centre on Friday, August 4. The organisers wish to thank everyone who supported the day, especially Natasha for all her help in arranging the event.


Flower festival – All Saints Church’s flower festival will have the theme, A Walk Through The Seasons, which will feature knitted and crocheted displays of the flora and fauna of spring, summer, autumn and winter. The items have been handmade by the Kirkbymoorside Wool Crafters. Children are welcome to come and join the hunt for the hidden wildlife. The festival runs from Saturday, October 14 to Sunday, October 22 when the church will be open from 10am to 4pm. Tea and biscuits will be available. There will be a preview evening with wine and music on Friday, October 13 at 7pm.

Dinner club – The Wednesday dinner club at the Methodist Church will be restarting on Wednesday, September 6 after the summer break. Older people and those living alone are most welcome to join the club for a three-course meal. For further information, phone Jean Lishman on 01751 432111.

Gift day – All Saints Church’s gift day will be held on Wednesday, August 23 from 8.30am to 1.30pm outside the Age UK charity shop in the market place.

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 are welcomed. If you would like to be involved, log on to Ladies Fellowship – There will no meeting this month. The next meeting is on Wednesday, September 13 at 7.30pm in the library when members will be given a stained-glass demonstration.

Bridge club – At the latest game North/South winners were Trevor Hardcastle and Bob Price with 63 per cent. Anne Avery and George Goodall were second with 47 per cent. There was a close finish at East/West with Sylvia and Mike Strickland top on 54 per cent from Paul Whittaker and Tony Ward with 53 per cent. A well bid no trump grand slam earned play of the week for Judith O'Donnell and David Whitehead.

Entertainer – Wesley will provide the entertaining at the Moorside Club & Bar on Saturday, starting at 8.30pm.


Lacemakers – There will be a meeting of the Pickering Lacemakers in the village hall on Saturday from 10am to 3pm.


Domino drive – Pickering Cricket Club will hold its monthly domino drive on Thursday, August 31 at the Recreation Club, Mill Lane, at 7.30pm.

Domino officials – At the recently held Pickering Domino League annual meeting the following officials were elected, president – David Cowton, chairman – Peter Leonard, secretary/treasurer – Gayle Smith, committee - Mrs G Clements, Mrs A Ellis, Mrs P Locker, Mrs J Sleightholme, Messrs H Reveley, D Ward, J Jackson, A Ridley, and G Wheldon. Teams are reminded that the deadline for the return of application forms and subscriptions is this Saturday.

Open show – Pickering Horticultural Society will be holding its first open show of the year on Sunday, August 27 at the Memorial Hall.

Jumble sale – A jumble sale will be held at the Quakers Meeting House, 19 Castlegate, on Saturday from 10am to 2pm. The event is in aid of the Peace-makers scheme which works with schools and young people. Entry is free of charge. There will be tea, coffee and biscuits plus stalls selling toys, ladies wear and more.

Model railway exhibition – The annual model railway Exhibition will take place in the Memorial Hall on Saturday and Sunday from 10am each day, finishing at 5pm on Saturday and 4pm on Sunday. The event is organised by the Scarborough & District Railway Modellers. There will be several working lay-outs, demonstrations, refreshments and trade stands. Admission is £5 for adults and £4.50 concessions. Children under 14 are admitted free of charge if accompanied by an adult.

Super draw – There was no winner of last week’s Pickering Town Football Club’s Weekly Super Draw. The numbers were 24, 30 and 2. This week’s draw will be increased to £225. The August monthly consolation prize draw for £50 was made last week and there were three winners to share the prize -Tony Bell, K Midgley, and A Sherwood. Their winning numbers were 24 and 30.

Tribute night – The unofficial Peter Kay tribute performer Lee Lard will be appearing live at the Recreation Club, Mill Lane, on Saturday September 16 at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £15 which also includes a pie and peas supper. Tickets are available by phoning the Recreation Club on 01751 473317, Dunning Butchers in Bridge Street, and Television House in the Market Place. All profits from the show will be shared by Pickering Town Football Club and Pickering Cricket Club.

Quiz night – The Bay Horse, Market Place, will host a general knowledge quiz in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance on Sunday, August 20 at 7.30pm.

Kirk Theatre – Tickets are on sale for the Elvis Tribute evening with Adam Carter at the Kirk Theatre on Saturday, August 26, and an evening of music with Stape Silver Band on Saturday, September 16. Tickets are also available for the annual wartime show ENSA – Memory Lane which will be held on Wednesday, October 11 to Sunday, October 15. For further details log on to Welcome Church – Welcome Church, which meets every Sunday at 3pm in the Memorial Hall, is having a summer special on Sunday with tea at Levisham Station and a walk to Skelton.


Show time – Rillington and District Horticultural and Industrial Society’s 94th annual show will be held in the village hall on Saturday, September 16. It will be open to the public from 2.30pm to 5pm. Schedules are available from local businesses and can be downloaded from Rillington and District Horticultural and Industrial Society’s Facebook page. There are almost 160 classes for all age groups including agricultural produce, vegetables, fruit, flowers, floral art, home produce, handicrafts, photography, woodwork, metalwork, art and children’s classes. Non-residents are able to exhibit at the show providing they are members of the society. Membership is £2 per person and payable on completion of the show entry form. Entry forms must be returned to the show secretary no later than 8pm on Monday, September 11.

Live music – York-based acoustic folk rock band The Beggars Bunce will be playing a range of songs and original material in the Fleece Inn on Saturday from 9.30pm.

Bingo – There will be a prize bingo for Woodlands Community Centre funds in the centre on Wednesday, August 23. Doors open at 6.45pm with eyes down at 7.15pm.

Quiz – Six teams playing for £46 in prize money took part in Jennie'’s Friday night quiz. The winners were Gary, Steve and Co, second were Team @ the Bar and third Mike & Col. The £11.50 jackpot was won, after a tie break with Gary, Steve and Co by Mike & Col. Jennie’s next quiz will be on Friday, August 25.


St Martin’s – The Rev Andrew Moreland presided at the 9.30am service of Holy Communion and also led the 11am service of modern worship. He preached at both services on the gospel reading where Jesus walked on water. At the first service Jean Donovan led the intercessions and assisted with the chalice. Edna Burton accompanied the hymns and Janet Lamb read. The sidesperson was Julie Stephenson. Janet also served refreshments with Elizabeth Chapman at the interval between the services. At the modern service, two of the young people read, Chloe and Esme Raettig. Richard Fuller led the sung worship with John and Sue Grice and Steve Raettig. Liz Cremer was the sidesperson and Andrea Raettig served refreshments after the service. The 7pm Word and Worship service began with the band leading everyone into the amazing presence of God. Time was then spent time praying together for our town, future events and each other and the evening finished with a time of praise.

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

Methodists - The service on Sunday was taken by Bruce Clark. The vestry steward was Bob Jackman, the organist was Doreen Lawson and the welcomer was Margaret Harris. The collection was taken by Margaret Neave. Bible readings were given by Alan Dunnington, who read from Romans, and Sheila Dunnington who read from Matthew. In his sermon Bruce talked about life being a journey in which there are often stormy waters he said that God is aware of our sufferings but He is always there to show the way out. The preacher next week at 10.30am is Rev John Stanton and Holy Communion will be observed.


Draw winner – Andy Southwick won £360 in Saturday’s Sherburn FC draw with the letters D, N and S. The prize next week will be £60.

Car boot sale – There will be a car boot sale in aid of the village hall on Bank Holiday Monday, August 28, from 1pm to 4pm. There will be a tombola and refreshments will be available. Sellers can arrive from noon. It is £5 for cars and £7 for vans.

St Hilda’s Church – Morning Worship was led by Barbara Grice, who took the parable of the Prodigal Son as her theme. Sidespersons were Susan Mennell and Angela Holdsworth and the lesson from St Luke was read by Christine Ashton. Bill Hyndford provided the music on his guitar. Coffee was served at the close of the service by Jean Usher and helpers. The next service at St Hilda’s will be Holy Communion on Sunday, August 27 at 9am when the Rev Joe Kinsella will officiate.

Methodist news – The Sunday service was led by Paul Midgley who spoke about good foundations - building faith on Jesus Christ and not the things of the world. Liz read the parable of the wise and foolish builders. Chris played the organ and Robin played the bass guitar. The audio-visual equipment was operated by Christine. After worship, coffee was enjoyed together in the hall. The service on Sunday at 10.30am will be led by Michael Kitchen.


Art exhibition – The annual three-day village art exhibition opened on Friday. On Saturday it will be open from 10am until 8pm. There is also a cricket match during the afternoon. Sunday’s opening times are from 10am until 4pm. Artists with entries so far are Denise Barrett, Penny Abbey, Lynne Cole, David Shaw, Judith Shaw, Amanda Pickles, Jackie Smith, Peter Davison, Paul Smith, Anne Gillies, Graham Piercy, Penny Wicks, Linda Cook, Jill Maud, Ann Hanson, Eleanor Walker, Audrey Gill, Alan Pennington, Evelyn Pennington, Josephine Edmond, Rosemary Wilson, Jacky Timbrell and Clive Beadon. There are more than 90 exhibits on display with the majority for sale. Tea, coffee, cold drinks and home baking will be available. Entry is free and open to everyone. The event is to help raise money for a picnic area for the cricket ground and internet connection for the pavilion. For more details, phone Julie Price on 01653 618214.


Appleton-le-Moors - Gill Humphreys presided at the July meeting. The branch was successful at this year’s Ryedale Show, winning two individual trophies - the People’s Choice award for the second year running and the overall points trophy. The branch wants to thank everyone who helped in the tent on the day and who submitted entries. The guest speaker this month was Annie Austen-Meek who demonstrated how to make softpots - flower pots made out of old tights and stockings. Members hope to organise a return visit from her so they can have a go themselves at one of her workshops. The branch takes a break this month, although two outings are planned. The September meeting will see a return visit by the Hinderwell Concert Party.


Gillamoor and Fadmoor Show was held in Fadmoor Village Hall on Saturday, August 5. The organisers wish to thank everyone who contributed to a successful show and Jim and Christine Dye for the use of their garden for the evening barbecue and games.

Cup winners Parker Rose Bowl (for exhibitor with most points from Gillamoor, Fadmoor, Bransdale and Farndale in classes 1-25) – John Simpson Herbert Clark Trophy (for exhibitor with most points in classes 1-25) – Stuart Blacklock Best vegetable exhibit (classes 1-17) – Stuart Blacklock (carrots) Bob Pettitt Memorial Trophy (for most points in flower classes 22 - 27) – Stuart Blacklock Carnival Cup (for best flower exhibit in classes 28-30) – Pauline Ibbotson (foliage arrangement) William Jeffrey Cup (in memory of Bob Pettitt for best pot plant (classes 31 - 33) - Jane Bernstein G & K Frank Trophy (for most points classes 41-61) – Carol Simpson Carnival Trophy (classes 26 - 73, excluding 34-37 farm) – Irene Pawson Trophy donated by Betty Clark for most imaginative work in class 62 -68 – Eileen Gibson Moore Cup (for photography, classes 68-72) – Karen Stanley Cup (for best exhibit in children’s classes 73-105) – Charlotte Simpson K & W Simms Trophy (for best effort in open children’s classes, 7 and under) – Jack Dobson Fawbert Trophy (for best effort in open children’s classes, 8 and over) – Emma Cockerill Doreen Ellis Cup (for most points in children’s classes, 7 and under) – Simmy Barker Doreen Ellis Cup (for most points in children’s classes, 8 and over) – Lottie Barker June Wood Cup (for most points in Infants, Gillamoor School) – Lucinda Leonard June Wood Cup (for most points in Juniors, Gillamoor School) – Laura Potter Howard Wass Cup (for best exhibit in Infants, Gillamoor School, winner of farm in a scarecrow class) – Abi Jones Howard Wass Cup (for best exhibit in Juniors, Gillamoor School, winner of farm in a scarecrow class) – Georgia Loggie Prize winners Odd shaped vegetable – David Harris Four kidney potatoes – Stuart Blacklock Four round potatoes – Stuart Blacklock Six pods of peas – Irene Pawson Six broad beans – Andy Simpson Two beetroot – Irene Pawson Three globe onions – Stuart Blacklock Three flat onions – Irene Pawson Six eschallots – Stuart Blacklock Three courgettes – Stuart Blacklock Cucumber – Stuart Blacklock Cauliflower – John Simpson Cabbage – John Simpson Vegetable marrow – Andy Simpson Three carrots – Stuart Blacklock Head of lettuce – John Simpson Three parsnips – Stuart Blacklock One vegetable and one bloom – Dave Windress Top tray – Stuart Blacklock Three stalks of rhubarb – Irene Pawson Red currants – Rosanna James Top vase – Stuart Blacklock Vase of annuals, not exceeding six stems – Lewis Thompson Single rose – Lewis Thompson Four pansies or violas – Stuart Blacklock Buttonhole – Stuart Blacklock Lady’s spray – Stuart Blacklock Foliage arrangement – Pauline Ibbotson Miniature flower arrangement – Rosemary Kirk Flower arrangement in any container – Pauline Ibbotson Any variety flowering pot plant – Jane Bernstein Any variety foliage pot plant – Stuart Blacklock Any variety cacti or succulent plant – Irene Pawson Carrier bag of silage – James Barker Twelve heads of wheat – Andy Simpson Twelve heads of barley – Andy Simpson Twelve heads of oats – Andy Simpson Six white eggs – John Cockerill Six brown eggs – 1 Eve Stanley Six bantam eggs – John Cockerill Four pieces of caramel shortbread – Carol Cockerill Four cheese scones – Carol Simpson Loaf of gingerbread – Ann Simpson Four pieces of chocolate brownie – Ed Stanley Jar of homemade jam (strawberry or raspberry) – Sally Brown Jar of homemade jam (other variety) – Irene Pawson Jar lemon curd – Doreen Pettitt Individual dessert – Vicky Simpson Four Melting Moments – Eileen Gibson Swiss roll – Shirley Wildsmith Four fingers flapjack – Shirley Wildsmith Four sausage rolls – Carol Simpson Plain fatless sponge – Jane Bernstein Plain chocolate cake – Karen Stanley Victoria sponge sandwich – Irene Pawson Four cheese straws – Irene Pawson Four fruit scones – Vicky Simpson Savoury flan – Eileen Gibson Carrot cake or loaf – Karen Stanley Four butterfly buns – Carol Simpson Fruit loaf – Carol Cockerill Article of embroidery – Eileen Gibson Hand knitting (any article, any ply) – Siobhan O’Leary Soft toy – Eileen Gibson Home-crafted article (mounted/framed) – Dorothy Collis Homemade article (other) – Francesca Jenkinson Homemade article (wood or metal) – Eddie Barker Picture in any other medium other than needlework – Diana Harcourt Snapshot in colour (view) – Karen Stanley Amusing photograph – Keri Davies Snapshot in colour (animal or bird) – Julia Branson Snapshot in colour (people) – Shirley Wildsmith Snapshot (local folk at work/play) – Rachel Patterson Children’s classes Best edible necklace – Lottie Barker Decorated digestive biscuit – Simmy Barker Decorated egg – Lottie Barker Decorated paper plate (ten years and under) – Olivia Strickland Creature made from vegetables/fruit (7 and under) – Jack Dobson Creature made from vegetables/fruit (8 and over) – George Ibbotson Decorated cupcake (7 and under) – Simmy Barker Decorated cupcake (8 and over) – George Ibbotson Decorated jam jar to hold pencils – Lottie Barker Painted stone – Lottie Barker Decorated wooden spoon – Olivia Strickland Picture on computer (any age) – Lottie Barker Homemade greeting card – Kate Cockerill Homemade crown or tiara (7 and under) – Rufus Gittins Homemade crown or tiara (8 and over) – Lottie Barker Best picture (7 and under) – Eve Stanley Best picture (8 and over) – Emma Cockerill Poster for Gillamoor and Fadmoor Show – Emma Cockerill Homemade bookmark (7 and under) – Abi Jones Homemade bookmark (8 & over) – Lottie Barker Any article useful or ornamental (8 and over) – Charlotte Simpson Handwriting - Surprise View plaque verse (7 & under) – Grace Smith Handwriting - Surprise View plaque verse (8 & over) – Lottie Barker Collection of wild flowers and leaves – Eve Stanley Farmyard in a shoebox – Simmy Barker Pizza on a crumpet – Olivia Strickland Best snapshot (7 and under) – Abi Jones Best snapshot (8 and over) – Lottie Barker Lego model (7 and under) – Simmy Barker Lego Model (8 and over) – Lottie Barker Descriptive writing (7 and under) – Grace Smith Descriptive writing (8 and over) – Ed Stanley Gillamoor School classes Infant classes Owls EYFS – Rufus Gittins Year 1 – Lucinda Leonard Year 2 – Eve Stanley Queen Elizabeth 1 EYFS – Rufus Gittins Year 1 – Lucinda Leonard Year 2 - Abi Jones Umbrellas EYFS – Jack Barker Year 1 – Lucinda Leonard Year 2 – Abi Jones My Afternoon Tea EYFS – Rufus Gittins Year 1 – Lucinda Leonard Year 2 – Eve Stanley Traction Man EYFS – Rufus Gittins Year 1 – Lucinda Leonard Year 2 – Eve Stanley Pillowcase Scarecrows EYFS – Jack Barker Year 1 – Jessie Barker Year 2 – Abi Jones Junior classes Yorkshire Sunset Upper Juniors – Jasmine Ferdinando Lower juniors – Olivia Sempers Animal Scratch Art Upper Juniors – Emilia Scofield Lower juniors – Laura Potter Marble Mazes Upper Juniors – Elisabeth Akers-Wood Lower juniors – Ryan Bell Pillowcase Scarecrows Upper Juniors – Megan Pilmoor Lower Juniors – Georgia Loggie Alternative Fairy Tales Upper Juniors – Esme Loggie Lower Juniors – Laura Potter