Tickets now on sale for Yorkshire Cajun Festival

More tickets going on sale, this time for the 6th annual Yorkshire Cajun and Zydeco Festival. If, like me, you are – shall we say – under-informed as to exactly what Cajun and Zydeco are, here is a helpful explanation from the Festival’s website: Cajun Music has evolved throughout the years responding to influences from […]

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Tickets for 2017 York panto on sale soon

Just when you thought panto was all over for another year, here comes news of the next one! Tickets for this year’s York Theatre Royal Pantomime, “Jack and the Beanstalk”, go on sale on Wednesday March 1 in person ONLY. The box office will open at 9.00am. It’s something of a tradition amongst panto enthusiasts, […]

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Ryedale Jazz Festival 2017: tickets

The 5th Ryedale Trad Jazz Festival will take place from Sunday 23rd July to Saturday 29th July 2017. The programme will be as follows: Sunday 24th Concert of Spirituals at the Church of St Peter and St Paul, Hall Garth, Pickering. 2.30 – 4 pm with Ryedale Jazz. Evening concerts 7.30pm in  Pickering Memorial Hall Monday […]

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Helsmley Walled, Britain’s second favourite garden

Helmsley Walled Garden has come second in the “Britain’s Favourite Garden” competition, as voted by the subscribers of the LandLove publication, a magazine that celebrates all that is best about British life – country living, seasonal recipes, local traditions, gardening, places to visit, wildlife and much more.  The Garden Manager said: We are so very happy […]

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Car Parking in Kirkbymoorside

Reminder of car park costs in KMS

Parking in Kirkbymoorside continues to be a problem, so here is a reminder of the cost of parking in the town car park, if you are prepared to pay a little to avoid the hassle.

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The Iron Age past of Slingsby

An interesting talk coming up with a group we haven’t featured before, the Slingsby History Group: Dr Melanie Giles on “The Iron Age Past of Slingsby and East Yorkshire“. This illustrated talk will shed light on the fascinating  Iron Age archaeology of Slingsby, including its barrow cemetery and possible chariot burial, which Dr Giles will […]

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Daffodil walks for Marie Curie

The Kirkbymoorside Fundraising Group for Marie Curie Care and Support Through Terminal Illness will be holding their annual sponsored Daffodil Walks in March. There will be two walks through the glorious daffodil fields of Farndale.  Both will start at Low Mill; the shorter route is about three and a half miles along the river, and […]

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Kirkbymoorside Thermal Imaging Camera information poster

Want to save money and fuel?

Kirkbymoorside’s thermal imaging camera is available for town resident’s to check where heat is being lost through walls, windows, doors etc. See below for details. Kirkbymoorside Environment Group

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Wharram Percy deserted village: new answers, new questions

The winter series of talks by Helmsley Archaeological and Historical Society continues with Alastair Oswald on “Forty years of excavation at Wharram Percy in hindsight: time for a fresh start?” The village of Wharram Percy, in the Yorkshire Wolds, was continuously occupied for about 600 years. Probably founded in the 9th or 10th century, it […]

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Late February walks with Ryedale Walking Group

Here are the walks on offer with the Ryedale Walking Group in the second half of February. The weather may be foul, but you’ll feel really good at the end of a long wet walk, honest! Saturday 18th February 2017:  Terrington, Dalby Carr & Low Water. 7 miles (easy+) 600ft. Park/Start: 10.30 Terrington village hall CP […]

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Fallen Angels in Arts Centre bar

The 1812 Theatre Company is leaving the stage, briefly, for the Studio Bar at Helmsley Arts Centre with a production of Noel Coward’s “Fallen Angels“. Jane and Julia are bored with their golfing husbands. But when postcards arrive from Maurice, a charming Frenchman with whom both had affairs before they were married, panic sets in… […]

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Public Rights of Way – Your Views Matter

North Yorkshire County Council’s Countryside Access Service is reviewing how it manages and maintains the county’s public rights of way network. We are now formally consulting the public on a new proposed approach to prioritising management and maintenance of public rights of way within North Yorkshire, excluding those managed on our behalf by The North […]

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Two classical concerts this weekend

This weekend you have a rare choice of two orchestral concerts, although both involve a bit of travelling: let’s hope the threat of snow doesn’t materialise. In Scarborough, the Symphony Orchestra will offer a programme entitled “A Youthful Outlook”, comprising: HAYDN – Symphony No.104, London DAVID HEATH – The Celtic Concerto:  Jess Gillam saxophone (Finalist, […]

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Pop up dress agency in Appleton

Good quality, clean clothes for men, women and children, plus shoes and accessories, wanted for a ‘pop-up’ event in Appleton-le-Moors, raising money for charity. Please bring your donation, on a hanger if appropriate; rails will be provided. Items will be unpriced, but there will be buckets for donations to MacMillan, Marie Curie, Ryedale Special Families, […]

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Future of the blog

For six years now, Gareth has run three town blogs, this one for Kirkbymoorside, and similar sites for Helmsley and Pickering, with Jean joining him somewhat later as a major contributor. You may have noticed from the Helmsley blog website that we have decided, reluctantly, to close that one down. Gareth said: Both of us […]

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New specialty dining experiences on the Railway

From the North Yorkshire Moors Railway: We are pleased to announce that tickets have gone on sale for our 2017 ‘Speciality Dining Services’. NEW on board experiences include Coffee Mornings, Ladies that Lunch and a Pie and Pea Train. These new services complement our popular Gin Tasting, Wine and Cheese Evening and Curry Trains which […]

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Puppet making and viewing at Helmsley Arts Centre

Puppets take centre stage at Helmsley Arts Centre this coming half term, with both a workshop and a show.   Children aged between 5 and 12 are invited to make a puppet character to take home, with its very own story! The workshop will begin with making the basic puppet form. Then it’s time to […]

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Bils & Rye gallery celebrates 4th birthday

Bils and Rye will be celebrating the fourth birthday of their lovely gallery, recently relocated to Kirkbymoorside, this coming Saturday. They are hoping to have Robert Schmuck back to play the Schiedmayer for the afternoon and are looking for someone to play classical in the morning! Volunteers please contact the gallery as soon as possible. […]

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Songlines with Sam Dunkley

Young aspiring songwriters wanted

The organisers of the 2017 Coastival Festival in Scarborough would like to promote an exciting FREE songwriting workshop taking place during half term on Sat 18th February and invite anyone aged 8-11 to take part. Songlines with Sam Dunkley February 18th | 10.30am Join community musician Sam Dunkley to write and perform a brand new […]

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Mills and Boon novels selling at Age UK shop

Mills and Boon readers, we know there’s a lot of you out there: Wikipedia tells us that as of 2008, 200 million Mills & Boon novels are sold globally each year and, in the UK, one paperback is sold on average every 6.6 seconds. Mills & Boon accounts for nearly three-quarters of the British romantic […]

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active kids vouchers

Shop at Sainbury’s ???

From the 25th January until May 2nd 2017 Active Kids Vouchers will be in Sainsbury’s stores to collect when you shop… At Ryedale School they are able to exchange the vouchers for great cooking and sports equipment so please save them and drop them off in the collecting box at the school reception or pop […]

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Ryedale Family History Group February meeting

Ryedale Family History Group’s next meeting is on Wednesday 15 February at 7.30pm, and will be held at The Moorside Club and Bar, Kirkbymoorside. The speaker is Freda Shaw, who will be taking about ‘The Village School’, giving a potted history of how the church was involved in early education, with Sunday Schools providing opportunities […]

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Helmsley Horse Races

Helmsley Horse Races will be held at Duncombe Park on Sunday February 12. Organised by the Sinnington Hunt, the Races are a traditional form of point-to-pointing, which is confined to amateur trainers and jockeys. Horses and riders compete to see who can complete the three miles and 18 fences in the shortest time. There will […]

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Funding boost for Ryedale Community Transport

Ryedale Community Transport (RCT) has received a funding boost for its Wheels2Work (W2W) service. The service provides affordable moped hire to enable people who live in a remote Ryedale community with no access to transport to take up a job offer, apprenticeship, training or further education. The new funding streams from the Big Lottery, European […]

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A bit of a change at Caroline’s

Regular clients visiting Caroline’s hair salon can’t have failed to notice there’s been a bit of early Spring cleaning going on. Beautiful new wallpaper and a complete freshen up with paint – all done by Caroline herself, is a great start to 2017 for this popular local business.   What they would have also spotted […]

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Beck Isle Museum prepares for new season

New seasons’s attractions for 2017 Beck Isle Museum will reopen on Saturday, February 18th for the 2017 season. We will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through February and March and then switch to summer hours from April onwards, with a closing time of 5 p.m. Our volunteers are busy cleaning and updating […]

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Dave Pearson

Arthritic man running a marathon

The headline may sound dramatic but it is both technically and medically accurate. My name is Dave Pearson and I have rheumatoid arthritis, it is a long-term condition that causes pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints. You may also know me as the Race Director for the Kirkbymoorside 10k. I was diagnosed with this […]

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Two posts available at Pickering Medical Practice

Pickering Medical Practice are currently looking for a Medical Receptionist to join their busy Reception Team dealing with patient enquiries on the telephone and in person. Experience is desirable but full training can be provided. Full details can be found on the NHS website. They are also looking for an Apprentice Dispensing Assistant to work […]

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Classic piano rescued from near destruction now in KMS

If you have peered through the window at the Bils & Rye gallery recently (the furthest one on West End), you will have noticed that the magnificent piano on which Robert Schmuck gave a concert just before Christmas, is still there. This piano, a Schiedmayer Boudoir Grand c.1928, has an amazing history. Aidan de Lacey […]

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More on the HSBC closure

Following the announcement that the Kirkbymoorside branch of the HSBC will close on June 16, leaving the town without a bank, and with only one cash machine, townsfolk are reacting with regret and some anger. The mayor of Kirkbymoorside has said it is a “great shame” that the town will be left without any banks […]

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