Volunteers wanted for haymaking

Kirkbymoorside Environment Group is inviting help with haymaking at the wild flower meadow in Manor Vale woodland. All welcome, hay rakes and pitch forks useful. Bring a drink and some lunch as the session may go on until about 3.00p.m. Let Keith Dowell know (keithdowell@googlemail.com or 01751 432369) if you are planning to attend this […]

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Up coming walks with Ryedale Walking Group

Three nice walks coming up with Ryedale Walking Group during the first half of August, including an evening walk. The twilight walks will be coming to an end soon, so why not take advantage of one while it’s still possible? Something to look back on during the long cold winter evenings.   Saturday 5th August: […]

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Guided Moorland Walk with Bridget Tempest

Under the auspices of North Yorkshire Open Studios, Bridget Tempest will lead a guided walk and drawing workshop through the moorland of Broughton, on Monday August 14. Bridget will be accompanied by botanist Judith Allinson, who will also be leading the walk and highlighting interesting information about the flora and moorland landscape. Bridget Tempest is […]

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Two local gardens open for charity

Over 3700 gardens are open for charity this year under the auspices the National Garden Scheme, including about 150 in North Yorkshire, so you might think it wouldn’t be too hard to find one to visit some sunny weekend (they do happen!). But North Yorkshire is a big area, and some of those 150 are […]

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Bernard Simpson and his son Malcolm who organise the Beadlam Tractor Run which has now raised more than £100,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Beadlam Tractor Run raises over £100,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Nearly 200 tractors have taken part in the 15th Beadlam Charity Tractor Run helping to drive the total raised for Yorkshire Air Ambulance to more than £100,000. The event – now one of the biggest annual tractor runs in the country – was launched in 2003 by retired local builder Bernard Simpson. Just 35 tractors […]

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Vandalism strikes NYMR

Vandals have caused thousands of pounds of damage to heritage railway carriages used in the filming of TV drama Downton Abbey. Eight teak carriages on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway in Pickering had windows smashed overnight, with furniture and fixings also ruined. The carriages, dating from 1930 to 1950, have regularly been featured in films […]

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Slow broadband? You are not alone

The August issue of the Which? consumer magazine has a short piece on broadband speeds. The government has set the recommended minimum level for downloads at 10Mbps. Not surprisingly, the slowest areas are the Orkneys and Shetlands, scoring a measly 6.3 and 8.4 Mbps respectively, while at the other end of the scale, residents of […]

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August walks with the Ramblers

The local branch of the Ramblers has four Sunday walks scheduled for August. New members are always welcome. 6th August:  10.00 am start. Cowhouse Bank Car Park. 8 miles, grid ref.SE 612 887, Leader J. Preston. No dogs allowed. 13th August:  10.30 am start. Lastingham. Village Hall. 7 miles, grid ref.SE 728 904, Leader M.Richardson. […]

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Job opportunity at Helmsley Walled Garden

Hemlsey Walled Garden is advertising for a part time Finance and Administration Officer.The ideal candidate will have finance and administrative experience, good numeracy skills, and experience of using IT systems to a highly competent level, and will be self-sufficient and accurate whilst providing an excellent level of customer service. Having a driving licence and access […]

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Civil War re-enactment at Helmsley Castle

It’s 1644 and Helmsley Castle is under siege! Experience all the action from Helmsley Castle’s first and last military engagement. Watch the drama unfold as Sir Thomas Fairfax and the forces of Parliament attempt to wrest control of Helmsley Castle from the determined Royalist Garrison. Visit the encampments on both sides to find out what […]

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Countdown to holiday party-time in Pickering

Pickering’s holiday-time family fun day on Saturday, August 5 has just got even bigger. New attractions include a bouncy castle and face painting plus two groups from Kirkbymoorside Brass Band will also perform. Young and old are invited to join the family fun day with free admission for all as part of the celebrations to […]

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First Helmsley Indoor Market TOMORROW

Helmsley Town Hall opens its doors tomorrow (Friday 21st) at 9am for a new monthly artisan food market. Helmsley Indoor Market will feature a range of local small-scale growers and makers of top-quality products.  The market will take place on the 3rd Friday of every month, and much of the artisan fare featured will have […]

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Live Music, Fashion, Vehicles, Pop Up Museum & More!

From the North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Join us for our NEW bigger and better 60s Fest where you will get the chance to head back in time to the swinging sixties with events up and down the railway. You will be transported to Memphis with Levisham becoming Elvisham, Goathland once known as Aidensfield of Heartbeat […]

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Ryedale Jazz Festival next week

A reminder that the 5th Ryedale Jazz Festival starts next Sunday, July 23 and runs for a week. You can find the programme of events, all of which take place in Pickering, in our earlier post, here. Tickets, at £12 a session, are still available for all events; details of how to obtain them are […]

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Visit Helmsley Walled Garden

Looking for some peace and tranquillity on a summer’s afternoon? Where better than Helmsley Walled Garden, where the summer borders are now in full colour? Open every day, and just a short bus ride away.

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Help dig for history – Volunteers sought for Land of Iron community archaeological excavation

People can play their part in helping unearth and preserve the historical remains associated with one of the most important industrial periods in the history of the North York Moors by joining a community archaeological excavation. The North York Moors National Park is seeking volunteers to join experts in the excavation of three trenches at […]

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New artisan food market opens in Helmsley this Friday

Helmsley Town Hall opens its doors this Friday (21st) at 9am for a new monthly artisan food market. Helmsley Indoor Market will feature a range of local small-scale growers and makers of top-quality products.  The market will take place on the 3rd Friday of every month, and much of the artisan fare featured will have […]

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More Kirkbymoorcider for sale

From Kirkby Fruit Project: Fans of our lovely cider will know that it is on sale at Kirkby News. If you haven’t tried it, and would like to, come along to our stall in Towlers’ Arch next market day, Wednesday July 19, where we will be offering samples and selling bottles of all three kinds: […]

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Chamber Music Festival

The 2017 North York Moors Chamber Music Festival takes place from August 13 to 26, in ten churches across the region. Under the title “Arcadia”, the Festival offers eleven concerts conveying themes inspired by nature, adapted to the specific acoustics of each church. Three concerts are close by, in Helmsley, Lastingham and Pickering; the remainder […]

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Summer events in the National Park

There’s so much going on in the North York Moors National Park this summer we haven’t space to include it all.  Here’s a taster, for lots more information please visit the Park website. It’s National Parks Week (23-31 July) – one week of events, two festivals, tons of fun! And it all kicks off with the […]

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Fundraiser at the Sun Inn tomorrow

Fundaiser at the Sun Inn in Westgate, Pickering, tomorrow.  Let’s hope the Sun shines.

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Heritage Window Display

In the run up to the Kirkbymoorside Heritage Day, the team at Children in Distress have put together an amazing display in their shop window – worth a visit just to see it. The Heritage Day is planned for Saturday 22 July and is running all day from 9.30am until 7.30p, in all three rooms at the […]

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Kirkbymoorside Town Tidy Up 2017

Kirkbymoorside Tidy Up – Tuesday July 18th

Ryedale District District Council are providing equipment and have suggested the best areas for litter picking. With our Heritage Day the following Saturday this is a perfect opportunity to pull together and have a ‘Big Tidy Up’. Steve at the Kings Head has kindly agreed to supply teas and a room at 8pm and Jane […]

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Business Grants for Digital Growth

New grants have been launched with the aim of helping North Yorkshire businesses (excluding York) take full advantage of digital technologies to boost competitiveness and help them grow. The aptly named Digital Advantage Project will encourage business growth through enhanced use of technology, with examples ranging from improved websites to ensuring integration of new digital […]

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Beck Isle Museum summer events

Over the school summer holidays there are a range of family friendly events taking place at the Beck Isle Museum. Pop into the museum between 26 July and 3 September and get creative with craft activities suitable for the whole family, with a different theme each fortnight. Have a go at creating sea creatures, design […]

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All Saints Church, Kirkbymoorside

Church tour

We have organised a history tour of all Saint’s Church with Phil Thomas who is the Diocesan Buildings Officer on 2nd August 2017 at 7pm – mark your diaries. Phil is an excellent, very knowledgeable speaker and the evening will start with a quick tour outside the church followed by an unravelling of the history, […]

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New book on the history of the NYMR

From the North Yorkshire Moors Railway: A new book, “The North Yorkshire Moors Railway and The Esk Valley Line, Past and Present” by John Hunt is available to order now.  This is a Subscribers’ Edition release available only on pre-order. This fascinating book takes you on a past and present comparative journey from Whitby to […]

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Ryedale Running Festival

Festivals of one kind or another are popping up all over this year.  The latest offering is a one day Running Festival. The Ryedale Running Festival takes place on Sunday July 30, and has an event for anyone of any ability. Based in Ampleforth, it offers races for those who want to push and test themselves, […]

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Walking and eating with RWG

Ryedale Walking Group is having a sociable time during the second half of July, with a pub lunch walk and their annual walk and barbecue, as well as two other walks.  Raining steadily as I write this, but it can’t last, so polish up those boots. Sunday 16th July:  Silton Forest & Oakdale 7.75 miles […]

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2017 Ryedale Show, July 25

The 2017 Ryedale Show will be held on Tuesday 25th July, in Welburn Park, Kirkbymoorside, by kind permission of WGP Shaw. The Ryedale Show was established in 1855 and is a traditional Agricultural Show renowned for its very high standard of entries in all Sections and Trade Stands that attend in ever growing numbers each […]

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