Helmsley Indoor Market tomorrow! (Friday) 9-2

Tomorrow sees the return of Helmsley’s artisan food market, following on from its highly successful first opening in July. (Click here  for a short video on Youtube) Taking place on the 3rd Friday each month, Helmsley Indoor Market aims to showcase artisan food producers who are offering an unusual or specialist slant – for example […]

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Yarn bombing in Thirsk

If you’ve been to Thirsk in the last couple of years, you may have seen lots of knitting about the place – not just in shop windows, but in the trees, on the streets, over the church. It’s called “yarn bombing”, and Thirsk has a particularly active group. We picked up a leaflet from the […]

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House for sale

By private sale 18 Lime Chase, Kirkbymoorside – £162,000 – details below:

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Cash machine

In case you haven’t noticed, there is a new cash machine in the Spar supermarket in the Market Place. It is inside, so only available during store opening hours, but the Spar is open long hours, seven days a week, so this is almost a replacement for the machine lost when the HSBC closed. Many […]

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Local NGS open garden on Gardeners’ World

Regular readers will know that through the summer we occasionally post items about local gardens open for charity under the National Garden Scheme, one of which is Rewela Cottage in Skewsby. What a pleasure then to see it featured on last week’s Gardeners’ World on BBC2. You get a much better impression of the delights […]

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Concert at Ampleforth Abbey

This year’s concert by the Harrogate Festival Chorus and Orchestra at Ampleforth Abbey takes place on Thursday August 24. Details below.

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Ryedale Book Festival at the Yorkshire Arboretum

Ryedale Book Festival has organised a day of literary events with a tree theme, as is fitting given that it will take place at the Yorkshire Arboretum. Families will be able to enjoy stories with a simple craft activity, led by Karin Celestine, or be taken on a magical journey by international story teller Cat […]

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More August walks with Ryedale Walking Group

Ryedale Walking Group will be doing just two walks during the second half of August.   Sunday 20th August:  The Calf and Yarlside via Cautley Spout 6.25 miles (challenging) 2400ft Park/Start 11:00 Cross Keys (SD698969) For details of car sharing from Pickering, please contact the group. Pub meal on the way home.   Sunday 27th […]

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Ryedale Family History Group – August Meeting

On Wednesday August 16th @ 7.30pm, ‘Tales of Beggars in the 18th Century. Details below:

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Penny Hunt ceramics

Summer exhibition at North York Moors gallery captures the feeling of freedom in the landscape

The freedom that people often feel when they’re standing in a vast, beautiful landscape is captured in the latest exhibition at the North York Moors National Park’s art gallery. The Inspired by… gallery at The Moors National Park Centre at Danby is exhibiting a solo show by Yorkshire Dales artist Penny Hunt entitled: The Feel of […]

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Moors Railway gets huge lottery grant

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway has been awarded £4.6M by the National Lottery. This funding will go towards NYMR’s Yorkshire’s Magnificent Journey, a £9.2M Sustainability Project aimed at securing the future of the railway. The aim of the project is to boost investment in the infrastructure and the activities of the railway to help ensure that […]

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Time to nominate your favourite voluntary group

A message from Ryedale District Council: We received an encouragement from the Lord Lieutenant’s Office (The Queen’s representative in North Yorkshire) to nominate our local voluntary sector groups for the Queens Award for Voluntary Service. The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups, the equivalent of the MBE […]

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Runners at the start of the Kirkbymoorside 10K 2014

Kirkby 10k raises handsome sum for schools

The Kirkbymoorside 10k race, held earlier this year, raised £6,089.50 for the PTAs of Kirkby and Gillamoor schools. Race Director Dave Pearson said: This is truly a marvellous achievement. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in staging the event – without our volunteers it simply couldn’t happen. We’d like to […]

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Fundraising tea for Yorkshire Cancer Research

Sounds like a fun way to support a very good cause!

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Beware! telephone bill scam

I pay my telephone bills on line. Today I received three emails purporting to be bills, two for my Vodaphone mobile account, and one for my BT telephone account, amounting to something over a thousand pounds: not bad for two grumpy old people who hardly use the phone! At first glance these emails looked plausible, […]

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Val McDermid talks about new novel at York Explore

A treat coming up for crime-thriller bookworms: join the York branch of Waterstones bookstore as they head over to York Explore to welcome number one bestseller, Val McDermid as she returns with her pulse-pounding, suspenseful new novel Insidious Intent, featuring two of the most distinctive and iconic characters in crime fiction, Tony Hill and Carol […]

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Hole of Horcum - Autumn Gold by John Clifton

Renowned outdoor photographers share their skills during Moorsview 2017 (8-10 September)

Some of the most renowned North Yorkshire photographers will share with camera enthusiasts their approach to taking great images of the North York Moors landscape and wildlife during a weekend devoted to outdoor photography. Moorsview 2017, organised by local businesses PC Photographic and Trailblazer Outdoors, will see a fresh line-up of speakers for a one-day […]

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Next Steps for Kirbymoorside

A new group is starting in Kirkbymoorside which will meet every Wednesday morning in the Jubilee Room at the Methodist Chapel.

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Sensational summer food at Hovingham Market

Sensational summer food, art and crafts will be on offer at Hovingham’s monthly market next Saturday, August 5. In addition to the usual offerings, August guest stalls will be: Florian Poirot for macaroons Annabelle’s Farm Gate for children’s cooking kits Stella Elson for vintage style home accessories Nesfield & Piercy Butchers for homemade pies This month […]

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Northern Broadsides to tour daft comedy about greed

Yorkshire based theatre company Northern Broadsides has announced its autumn touring production. “For Love or Money”, a new adaptation by Blake Morrison of Alain-Rene Lesage’s  savage eighteenth-century comedy Turcaret, is billed as the world premiere of a daft play about greed. It’s the 1920s. In a small Yorkshire town, the wily-widow, Rose, entertains the advances of […]

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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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