Runners at the start of the Kirkbymoorside 10K 2014

The Kirkbymoorside 10K has sold out

A whole 11 days ahead of the event the 18th Kirkbymoorside 10k (sponsored by The Lion Inn, NSF & Kitching Walker) has sold all 500 places. This is a fantastic achievement considering the running calendar is so full of races these days and the Tour de Yorkshire decided the share the Bank Holiday weekend too. Here’s […]

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Musical Memories – summer programme

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NYCC elections: Liberal Democrats manifesto

More from the candidates in the forthcoming election to represent the Kirkbymoorside Division on the North Yorkshire County Council.  Here’s Steve Mason for the Liberal Democrats. As your local Liberal Democrats candidate I am asking you vote for me in the North Yorkshire County Council elections on May 4th. I came to Yorkshire in 1991 […]

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May walks with the Ramblers

Here are the walks available in May with the local branch of the Ramblers. 7th May:  10.00 am start. Danby Church. 10 miles, grid ref.NZ 708 085, Leader J Wiseman. No dogs allowed. 14th May:  10.00 am start. Chop Gate Car Park. 10 miles, grid ref.SE 559 993, Leader M Waind. Dogs on short lead […]

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Ings Lane earmarked for £475,000 upgrade

The scheme planned for Ings Lane is part of £5.1m allocated to North Yorkshire by the Government to “support the county’s economic growth”. The upgrade will include alterations to the roundabout with the A170 to allow easier HGV turning movements, and “localised widening, strengthening and edge reinforcement” on Ings Lane itself. A county council spokesman […]

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A 10K message from the Natural Health Centre

If you’re preparing for the Kirkbymoorside 10k on Sunday 30th April here’s some tips to help prevent injury and get the best out of yourself on the day: 1. Stretches Don’t do static stretches (holding a stretched muscle in a fixed position for 30 seconds or longer) before running. Dynamic stretching (stretching using rhythmic movement […]

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NYCC elections: Green Party manifesto

We invited candidates for the Kirkbymoorside Division in the forthcoming elections for North Yorkshire County Council to give us a statement of their campaign aims. Here’s  Martin Brampton, Green Party Candidate. As a Kirkbymoorside town councillor since 2010, I’ve had two main priorities. One has been to make the council open and democratic, and steps […]

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Farewell from the Penny Bank Cafe

Barbara and Remi wish to thank all our customers for your support, company and friendship during the last three years. We have pleasure in handing over to Mike, who will now be taking over the Penny Bank Café from Friday 14th April 2017. Good luck Mike! Many, many thanks. Barbara and Remi

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Talk on Roman Aldborough

The winter programme of talks offered by the Helmsley Archaeological and Historical Society concludes next Friday with Professor Martin Millett on the subject of “Aldborough – new research on the Roman town of Isurium Brigantum“. Isurium Brigantum (Roman Aldborough) was the administrative centre of a large part of northern Britain, but because it is overlain […]

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Out and About: Ampleforth Abbey

Continuing our (very) occasional series of things to do and places to go. I’ve always known that Ampleforth Abbey was there of course, but assumed that it was, by its very nature, an other-worldly sort of place that did not encourage – if not actually forbid – visitors. Quite wrong! The Abbey welcomes visitors and […]

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The Boon Hill Brigade – Appeal for info

Calling any members/ relatives of Royal Observer Corps Boon Hill, Kirkbymoorside. We are publishing a booklet on this small group and we need your stories or adventures. If you want to contribute please get in touch. The post was active during WWII right up to 1991. We will be printing at the end of May 2017, so […]

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Flower Festival with a difference

Work is well under way for the autumn Flower Festival in all Saints Church, Kirkbymoorside. Here are some of the volunteers in action: Wait a minute, they’re knitting, and crocheting! Yes, this is a flower festival with a difference. Here’s an example of the ‘flowers’: Organiser Carol Messham said: Our next get together for the […]

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“Cyrano” at York Theatre Royal

Northern Broadsides theatre company have two enduring trademarks: use of the actors’ own natural voice, rather than an assumed accent; and singing. Both are much in evidence in their current touring production, “Cyrano”. Starting life as “Cyrano de Bergerac”, written by Edmond Rostand in rhyming couplets in French in 1897, the story is a long […]

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High Society comes to Pickering

Pickering Musical Society is all set to stage its spring time musical High Society next month. Following the success of Calamity Jane last year, society stalwart Marcus Burnside will take the leading role of Dexter Haven made famous by Bing Crosby in the 1956 film. And Jess Hebron is back on stage following a break […]

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Ryedale Family History Group – April Meeting

Takes place on Wednesday April 19th – details below:

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More Kirkbymoor Cider on the way

There’s no Kirkbymoor Cider to be had for the proverbial love or money at the moment, but fear not, new stocks are on the way. Over the winter months, a new batch has been quietly developing at a secret location in West End. Last autumn volunteers from the Kirkby Fruit Project crushed no less than […]

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Late April walks with Ryedale Walking Group

Ryedale Walking Group will be doing the following walks during the second half of April: Saturday 22nd April: Goathland, Wheeldale and Simon Howe 13.5 miles (moderate+, but note the distance!) 1650 ft. Park/Start 10:00 Goathland NYMNP car park (£3 fee) SE832012). And in case you were a fan of Brookside in the 1990s, we should […]

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André Rieu 2017 Maastricht concert live relay

The Palace Cinema in Malton invites early booking for this popular July concert. Known to millions as ‘The King of Waltz’, André Rieu is one of the world’s most popular music artists. His legendary annual Maastricht concert is the most eagerly anticipated cinema event of the year, last year setting new box office records in […]

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The Kirkdale Lecture 2017

Parsons, Patronage and Peasantry in the later archives of Kirkdale. Archival materials belonging to the University of Oxford, owners of the Vicarage of Kirkdale since the mid-17th century, affords many glimpses of parochial life in the moorland parish of Kirkdale – never a wealthy parish. Successive vicars, poorly paid, lacking a vicarage house, obliged to […]

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Co-op makes the Moorsbus their Good Cause

Our local region of the Co-operative Food and Funeral Care have made us their “Good Cause” until October. This means that 1000s of customers can vote to donate their good cause % of every shopping trip to us, the Moorsbus. How the fund works Every time our members buy Co‑op branded products and services, from […]

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Summer season at Helmsley Arts Centre

Helmsley Arts Centre has just issued its brochure for the summer season (May to August).  Artistic Director Natasha Jones said: As always we have a fantastic variety of live and on-screen entertainment on offer, plus yoga, ballet, life drawing, our Ryedale Writers creative writing group and a special half term fun programme for 7 to […]

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Person placing vote in ballot box

Not a registered elector? Act now!

Elections to the North Yorkshire County Council will be held on May 4; you can find a list of the candidates for the ‘Kirkbymoorside division’ here. In order to vote, you have to be on the register of electors. If you haven’t already registered, it’s not too late to do so, and it can easily […]

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Farm Buildings at Ravenswick Hall coming down

Work begins on Ravenswick Hall

At last, after months of anticipation, the first signs of activity at Ravenswick Hall. Of course before any building work begins there is site clearance and that is what I witnessed this morning. Daniel, from Poland, was working hard demolishing the wall in front of the staff house and putting the good stone in pallets, […]

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Kirkbymoorside library now run by volunteers

Libraries across Ryedale have relaunched as community-managed enterprises after their council funding was cut. From Saturday, April 1, libraries in several towns, including Kirkbymoorside, became almost fully community run and community funded. To mark this transition, Kirkbymoorside library had an official opening on Saturday. The day began with an exhibition of the history of the […]

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Person placing vote in ballot box

County Council election candidates announced

Voters in North Yorkshire will go to the polls on Thursday, May 4, to elect their county councillors to represent them for the next four years. The list of candidates standing in these elections has now been released. There are six constituencies or ‘divisions’ in Ryedale. The candidates for the Kirkbymoorside Division are: • Joy Andrews […]

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Helmsley Walled Garden reopens for new season

From Helmsley Walled Garden: The Garden re-opened to visitors for the 2017 season on April 1st. Sad to say that the spring display of bulbs within the grass is not as good as it has been, and that is due to several factors, the main ones being the garden visitors; in this instance the animal […]

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Volunteer recruitment day on the NYMR

From the North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Can you spare some time for volunteering? Then why not join us on our Volunteer Recruitment Day on Sunday April 9, and find out more about the many opportunities available. In 2017 the railway celebrates 50 years since the formation of the NYMR Preservation Society, forerunner of the current […]

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Brocken spectre at Rievaulx

English Heritage has been advertising widely an event at Rievaulx Abbey called Brocken Spectre – an Evening of Light and Sound.  As well as advertisements in the press, there was a leaflet drop today in Kirkbymoorside, so I think most people likely to be interested will already know about this event.  But nowhere does the […]

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April walks with the Ramblers

My apologies to walkers and to the local branch of the Ramblers for failing to post the walks for April in time to cover April 2 – to Wharram Percy in case you’re wondering what you missed.  Sometimes life gets in the way of blogging.  Here are the walks for the rest of the month, […]

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Moorsbus at Danby

Moorsbus 2017 launch

The ever popular Moorsbus network of leisure bus services to and across the North York Moors National Park is to restart early this Spring. Moorsbus will also run on twice as many days compared with last year, taking locals and visitors to the heart of some of Britain’s finest countryside every Sunday and Bank Holiday […]

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