From Kirkby in Bloom: We are having a Coffee Morning on Wednesday December 16, in the Moorsider Room. Coffee and mince pies will be served from 9.00 am to 12 noon, and there will be a raffle. We look forward to welcoming all our supporters. The In Bloom Group would like to hear from Kirkby […]
Nunnington Hall will shortly play host to three concerts by two popular solo artists in the same weekend. Yorkshire-based singer/songwriter Chris Helme, formerly of the post Stone Roses band ‘The Seahorses’, will be performing live on Friday December 4. Here’s a taster: And well-known and much loved British singer/ songwriter Nerina Pallot will be back […]
ESERO-UK and the University of York are excited to be celebrating European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Tim Peake’s launch to the International Space Station on the 15 December 2015. Timothy Peake, born in 1972 in West Sussex, is the first British citizen to be selected as an astronaut by ESA. Join us at the National […]
Two days of Christmas fun on a Tudor theme coming up at the Ryedale Folk Museum next weekend – details below.
The town was buzzing this morning with shoppers eager to snap up some early festive presents from a wonderful range of quality arts, crafts and food stalls. Here’s a selection of photos taken during the morning (apologies to have missed the brass band …). Click on any image to expand.
Did you know that you can drop off any old pairs of spectacles at Towlers the Chemist? They are happy to collect them on behalf of the Rotary Club who get them assesssed and sent overseas.
Looking for a sport that will get you fit and that doesn’t involve you getting cold, wet and muddy? A sport that can be enjoyed at a time to suit you and where you can see your performance improve week on week? Then consider joining Kirkbymoorside Squash Club where you can also play the not quite so […]
In this important film George Monbiot is seen addressing delegates at this year’s National Park Conference – it was a brave invitation. He is highly critical of past and present land management of our uplands and makes an impassioned plea for re-wilding of these areas, including of course the North York Moors. I’d urge you […]
Tickets for the Mystery Plays 2016 – the biggest event York Minster has ever staged – will go on sale on Wednesday 13 January, the cathedral has announced. The Minster’s cavernous Nave will be transformed into a 1,000 seater auditorium for the production of the famous Plays, which return to the cathedral for the first […]
Old maps show that Kirkbymoorside used to have numerous orchards and was a thriving fruit growing area. Over the years almost all of the old orchards have disappeared so we are now left with just a small number of very old trees which are coming to the end of their lives. The Kirkby Fruit Project, […]
As many of you will know there are plans to begin fracking in North Yorkshire, with an initial project at Kirkby Misperton by the company Third Energy. The Ryedale Council moratorium may have bought the area some time but the issue of fracking is still a cause for concern; when there is potentially big money involved […]
At Christmas we often wish to remember and cherish those who are special to us. A very important part of grieving is remembering. We need to remember the life that was lived and the love that was shared. This Christmas Saint Catherine’s Hospice invites you to share precious memories of your loved ones with friends […]
Last posting dates for Christmas have a nasty habit of sneaking past you while you are still thinking about buying the cards, so take note! The last dates for “international economy mail” (what we used to call surface mail) are long gone (the earliest was September 28, would you believe?). Last dates for overseas air […]
An online running club called Kirkby Moor Milers has been set up via the smartphone running app Strava (available on IOS and Android), the idea is that whether you run individually or socially in groups you can use the app to learn different routes from other runners or offer support and encouragement to your friends […]
The Kirkbymoorside Environment Group Manor Vale working party invites you to help out in our local ancient woodland. The next Manor Vale work day will take place on Saturday 12th December. We will be meeting at the bottom car park from 10.00am onwards. You can attend for as long or short a time as you […]
I came across this post on the Dog Buddy website and thought, as we have so many dog owning people in Kirkbymoorside, you might find it an interesting read. (Perhaps Jean, my co-editor, could source a similar one for cats who are much more her thing!) Anyway, a really interesting and informative piece so take […]
This months speciality evening will be Christmas and will be on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th December. Bookings are being taken from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Please telephone the cafe on 01751 432606 to book.
The Choir of York Minster will be joined by internationally renowned soloists this Christmas for a special performance of Handel’s Messiah in the beautiful setting of York Minster’s Nave, on December 12. This famous work was first performed in Dublin in 1742 and has since become one of the best-known and most popular English oratorios. […]
Have been alerted to this by Twitter follower Beki @RobinHoodPark who says she’s thoroughly enjoying the club. It’s run by Gemma Richardson who you can find on Facebook and they meet on Monday’s 9.30-10.30 (start from the primary school) and also Saturday’s 10-11am. Get in touch with Gemma for all the info and thanks Beki.
In 1963 John and his wife, Margaretta D’Arcy, put on a month of entertainment for local people at their own home in Kirkby Mills attracting renowned performers and artists including Liverpool poets Roger McGough, Brian Patten and Adrian Henri, Ryedale poet Sir Herbert Read, dramatist Arnold Wesker, novelist Stan Barstow and others. Many of the […]
Our Sangha meets on Monday evenings between 7 and 9 pm at the Quaker Meeting House in West End, Kirkbymoorside. The Meeting House, with its tranquil garden, is an ideal setting for our evenings of meditation and sharing of experience in the practice described by Thich Nhat Hanh. For a further description of our Sangha […]
Friday talks arranged by the Pickering branch of the WEA continue in December with well-known local dialect expert Adam Collier on “The Local Yorkshire Dialect and its Origins”. By way of background, here’s an extract from an article that Adam wrote last year for the Gazette and Herald: I developed a love of dialect from […]
A treat for fans of history documentaries on the box, BBC TV presenter and historian Janina Ramirez will be at Waterstones bookshop in York next Friday, November 27, from 1.00 pm. As a presenter, Dr Ramirez has filmed a number of documentaries for BBC Television. In 2010 she presented her debut, ‘Treasures of the Anglo-Saxons’ […]
Have you found our new Facebook page yet? One hundred and fifty five people so far have ‘liked’ the page, to get up to date Kirkbymoorside news, views and reminders direct to their newsfeed. Why not join them? Please remember, we’re volunteers here at the blog, and we don’t claim to give you full coverage. […]
With the busy Christmas period approaching and parcels arriving at your door this warning by Neighbourhood Watch is worth noting: A courier scam has recently been reported in Ruislip, London, where a resident received a phone call from a fake ‘courier’ company saying a parcel was on its way. On arrival, the recipient was asked […]
It’s next stop Ryedale for Santa and sleigh on his Christmas tour with the Ryedale Lions Club. Father Christmas will be arriving early to greet children at the switch-on of Pickering’s Christmas lights in the Market Place on Saturday, November 28 at 5pm before climbing aboard his sleigh and calling at towns and villages all […]
From the North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Our one-day digital photography courses for beginners and improvers have been very popular this year, and we are pleased now to open bookings for courses in 2016. What better Christmas present for the budding photographer in your family? Dates and booking details available on line here.
Come along tomorrow morning (Saturday 21st Nov) and see the children’s entries, Kirkby images from the 60s and catch the final showing of ‘Kirkby Fest 2013’ at 11am! The display is on from 10am until 12noon for one morning only – drop and have a chat.
A concert for the Season of Advent & Christmas. Directed by William Dore Sunday 6th December 2015, 5pm All Saints Church, Hovingham. Music by Handel, Mendelssohn, Warlock & Willcocks and carols for all to sing. Entry price: £10 including refreshments (under 16yrs, free). Contact: email@example.com 01439 766701 or firstname.lastname@example.org 01653 628386 or on the door
Bad weather is threatened, so think about some outdoor exercise before it arrives. Here are three up-coming walks with Ryedale Walking Group: Tuesday 24th November: from Nunnington to Helmsley via Harome (6 miles easy) 160ft. This is a public transport walk: 10:30 am catch the 194 bus from Helmsley Market Place, alight in Nunnington (SE669754) […]
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