Royal photos on exhibition at Beningbrough Hall

A new exhibition at Beningbrough Hall offers a rare chance to see the Royal Family through the lens of one of Britain’s most renowned photographers. The late Patrick Lichfield – the professional name of the 5th Earl of Lichfield – was the first cousin once-removed to the Queen and was frequently invited to photograph the […]

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Ryedale District Council

Council tax fraudster found guilty

Following the recent announcement that Ryedale D istrict Council was cracking down on fraudulent claims for reduced council tax on the grounds of single occupanccy comes a report that a woman from Thornton-le-Dale, who claimed both housing and council tax benefit as a single parent on a low income, has been prosecuted. The Council received […]

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Morris Minor Rally at Ryedale Folk Museum

From Ryedale Folk Museum The Morris Minor Car Rally, which has been organised by York Morris Minor Club, returns for its fifth year! There will be over 40 cars, of all makes and models on display including Morris Minors, Austin 1800′s, BMW Isetta’s, Sinclair C5 and everything in-between! The event takes place from 10.00am to […]

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Live relays, coming soon

When live broadcasts from theatres and concert halls were first introduced, some years ago, they were a rare treat. Now they come thick and fast, and the next couple of months seem to be particularly busy. Here’s a roundup of forthcoming plays being shown at the Palace cinema in Malton, and (in most cases) also […]

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Autumn courses with the WEA

Has all that sunshine and barbecuing turned your brain to mush? If it’s time to think about something improving for the autumn, why not have a look at the courses on offer from the WEA? The Pickering branch (our nearest) is offering ten week courses on The Age of Revolution (1789 – 1815) and Irish […]

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Ryedale Book Festival 2014

After a successful 2013 festival, Ryedale Book Festival is back on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th October 2014. There are plenty of exciting children and adult events to attend, with more than just books on offer, from award-winning writers and crafts to cookery, famous explorers and even some wildlife! Across the weekend, we will be […]

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Art Classes with John Creighton

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Ryedale Folk Museum turns 50

From Ryedale Folk Museum: North Yorkshire’s Lord-Lieutenant Lord Crathorne officially marked the 50th birthday of Ryedale Folk Museum with a festive celebration attended by volunteers, staff, life members and dignitaries. First opened in 1964, the Ryedale Folk Museum has grown from very humble beginnings and now stands at six acres, with twenty heritage buildings and […]

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Work to save Yorkshire’s last remaining freshwater pearl mussels

Microscopic young of the endangered freshwater pearl mussel were given a helping hand recently by conservationists from the North York Moors National Park and the Environment Agency. The work was carried out as part of the Esk Pearl Mussel and Salmon Recovery Project which aims to reverse the decline of Yorkshire’s last surviving population of […]

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Special commemoration offer from Camp Beck Isle for 2014

As a special gesture to mark the commemoration of the anniversary of WWI, Beck Isle Museum is offering half price entry to anyone in uniform or 1940s dress over the three days of the Pickering War Weekend. Inside the museum, we shall have on view our fantastic commemorative WWI display, covering 10 display cabinets with […]

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Woodland Trust – Free Trees

Bring your community together to do something good for your neighbourhood by applying for the chance to receive a free tree pack to plant in Autumn 2014. Each pack is worth £30, £105 or £420. All you need to do is find a suitable site and supply the volunteer planters and tree protection. Pre-school, school, […]

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Kirkbymoorside Horticultural Show 2014

Kirkbymoorside Horticultural Show – 27th September

The show, the 34th to be held, will take place at the Memorial Hall from 2pm, but entries have to be in place by 10.30am. Trophies will be awarded for dahlias, chrysanthemums, vegetables and fruit, as well as children’s classes, handicrafts, baking and photography. View the Programme.

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Autumn and winter season at the SJT

The brochure is now available for the autumn and winter season at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, running through until Janaury 2015. Highlights include a production by the resident company of Alan Ayckbourn’s “Roundelay”, Northern Broadsides with the ever popular “She Stoops to Conquer”, and (a personal favourite), a welcome return of North Country […]

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September highlights at the Helmsley Arts Centre

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News from the Age UK shop

From the Age UK shop in Kirkbymoorside Market Place: All our Autumn clothes, shoes, boots etc are in stock, now all at bargain prices, our calenders and xmas cards will be with us soon, we also have lots of ladies and mens underwear and socks etc. All donations are gratefully accepted and hopefully you can […]

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Kirkbymoorside Methodist Chapel

Kirkbymoorside Chapel celebrates ‘Dreams and Visions’

A service of dedication and thanksgiving on Sunday 24th August marked the end of the building works and the beginning of the next chapter for the 202 year old Methodist chapel in Kirkbymoorside, celebrating the ‘Dreams and Visions’ which had been the starting point for changes to the buildings adjacent to the chapel – now […]

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More bother at Botton

Thanks again to the Northern Echo for this update on the ongoing difficulties at Botton Village: Lawyers stepped in after residents of a community for people with learning disabilities were told they would not be permitted to take part in a peaceful protest over proposed changes to their way of life. Camphill Village Trust, which […]

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Kirkby Fruit Project: update

The Kirkby fruit project started in 2012 as a response to the large quantity of apples and other fruit that was left to rot in people’s gardens because nobody had a use for it. It is part of the Environment Group and run entirely by volunteers with any profits generated by the project going back […]

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Adult education courses in Ryedale

North Yorkshire County Council has announced a wide selection of courses available in the coming year to adult learners wishing to improve their skills or simply learn a new one and have fun. Courses in Kirkbymoorside are heavily skewed to the art, craft and design group, for example lots of courses on watercolours for all […]

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Novelist Sarah Waters to speak in York

Prize winning novelist Sarah Waters will be in York soon to talk about her new novel, “The Paying Guest“. Sarah Waters has written five novels: Tipping the Velvet (1998), which won the Betty Trask Award; Affinity (1999), which won the Somerset Maugham Award, and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award; Fingersmith (2002), […]

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Flexible volunteering at Nunnington

Looking for something to do in your spare time? Want to meet people and be part of a team? Our nearest National Trust property, Nunnington Hall, now has 29 different roles for volunteers in all areas of the property from marketing and conservation to events and gardening. Flexible times and involvement in temporary projects can […]

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Diary of events for the week beginning Sunday August 17

17th August Ramblers walk Botton village candlelit vigil Songs of Praise from Ampleforth Abbey 19th August RWG evening walk 20th August Ramblers walk 23rd August Concert at Ampleforth Abbey Narrated audio walk (3 days) RWG Esk Valley walk Richard III at Middleham Castle (and tomorrow) 24th August Ramblers walk Tree climbing at Yorkshire Arboretum

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Climb to the treetops at Yorkshire Arboretum

See the world from above! The Yorkshire Arboretum at Castle Howard is offering a Tree Climbing Experience, but this isn’t just shinning up a small tree and sitting in the treehouse. You will learn to climb high into huge oaks to get a bird’s eye view of the arboretum. The event is being run by […]

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Songs of Praise at Ampleforth

The long running and much loved BBC television programme, Songs of Praise, will be broadcast tomorrow, Sunday, from Ampleforth Abbey. Regular presenters David Grant and Sally Magnussion will be there, exploring the abbey surroundings and learning about Gregorian chant and the Benedictine traditions of the monastic community. The Abbey is expected to be packed for […]

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Bank holiday buses

From the EYMS: On Bank Holiday Monday 25 August all East Yorkshire and Scarborough & District buses will run to a Sunday timetable. Our Moors Explorer bus and our Scarborough open top seafront buses will both be running on Bank Holiday Monday. BusLine will be open as normal throughout the bank holiday weekend, so give […]

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Bother at Botton

Botton Village featured as our good cause a few weeks ago.  Now it seems to be beset by disagreement about the best management arrangement: this article from the Northern Echo sets out the problem, and the pros and cons: A candlelit vigil is to be held by people protesting against proposed changes to the management […]

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Richard III at Middleham Castle

From the University of York: If an aesthetically appealing evening out in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside over the bank holiday weekend might appeal, please see details below of a University of York event (mounted in partnership with English Heritage and York Theatre Royal) taking place on 23/24 Aug in Middleham Castle in lovely scenery […]

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August walks with the Ryedale Walking Group

In addition to the four linear walks along the beautiful Esk Valley, the Ryedale Walking Group is offering the following more local walks in August. On Saturday 16th August, Dianne will be leading the Group on a 6.5 miles, easy+, walk, (675ft/205m), from Fridaythorpe taking in the Chalkland Way and Wolds Way. Start: 10.30am at […]

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Ryedale District Council

Ryedale Council tackles single person discount fraud

From Ryedale District Council: Ryedale residents who cheat the system are being targeted in a new campaign by Ryedale District Council. In the coming weeks, we will be embarking on an exercise which will identify fraudulently claimed discount among Council Tax payers who are attempting to cheat the system. This exercise will involve a third […]

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Galtres Festival at Duncombe Park

Who needs Glastonbury when Yorkshire’s got Galtres? Now ten years old – and celebrating – Galtres Parklands Festival is one of the best family festivals in the country. Combining eight stages of music and cabaret, more than 100 fine beers and ciders all from Yorkshire (from Black Sheep Ale to Ampleforth Abbey Cider), excellent local […]

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