Scotch Corner Chapel

Scotch Corner Chapel to open its doors

A beautiful, tiny chapel and its unusual sculptures will be open to the public on three special open days this year. Scotch Corner Chapel, near the village of Oldstead in the North York Moors National Park, was built by local man and Ampleforth College master John Bunting. The chapel is a war memorial to those […]

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The Crap Fairy Blog: A litter-picker’s journal (22nd April)

 No 29: Carbon-offset litter-picking If you’re reading this, I’m guessing there’s a fair chance that you’re a fellow member of the Crap Fairy community yourself, to one extent or another, because these days it seems like every other person I meet tells me that they’ve got into the habit of keeping a carrier bag in their coat pocket and […]

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Not happy with green waste collection service

This morning’s post brought the expected but most unwelcome letter from Ryedale District Council about the green waste collection service. We are asked to pay £27 this year and £36 next year for a hitherto free service, one that ensures garden waste is properly reused. But what do we get for our money? Certainly not […]

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Volunteers needed for sporting memories event

Can you help? We are looking to engage with over 100 volunteers on Saturday 5th and/or Sunday 6th July 2014 across Yorkshire to help Sporting Memories at a major sporting event. We want to ensure people living with dementia and memory problems are able to enjoy spectating at this major sporting event. We would like […]

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Kirkbymoorside 10K podcast

Rick Eve, Richard Lishman and myself were invited by Chris Marsden of Vale Online to record an informal chat about the Kirkby 10K which he cleverly edited and made into a podcast. You can hear it by clicking below: Vale Online are currently fundraising for a new 24 hour online community based, not for profit, […]

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This week’s good cause (6/52): the Yorkshire Air Ambulance

This week we look at a charity that we all fervently hope we will never need, but we know that some of us will, and what a consolation it is that they are there: the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Yorkshire Air Ambulance is a dedicated helicopter emergency service for the Yorkshire and the Humber region of […]

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Henry IV Part I, in Stratford and locally

Last year’s wander through medieval history with William Shakespeare as an articulate, if not always accurate, guide, left Richard II, in the person of David Tennant, dying in prison while his crown was usurped by Henry Bolingbroke, Duke of Lancaster. Henry, now crowned, returns to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford in the current season, […]

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New monthly recipe feature

Big welcome to Jane from the Summit Bakery who is joining the town blog team to provide us with a bread-related recipe each month. Do let us know how you get on with her recipes using the comment link below where you can even add a photo of your creation. Over to Jane … Here’s […]

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Ben and Dale

Ben and Dale C2C cross country feat

Dale Horsefall and Ben Sunley both of Kirkbymoorside will shortly be returning home from the 192 mile Coast to Coast and are hoping to raise £500 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance Charity. The charity relies on donations for it’s vital work helping those in rural areas. The pair set off last Thursday and will complete the […]

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Spring Lambs Arrive!

It was meant to be – how else could we have spotted a new-born lamb in the field, as we drove past in the car? And when I say new-born, I mean a few minutes old! We went over to take a closer look and met the farmer, who kindly invited us to stay and watch […]

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Register for the European elections

On May 22nd, European Parliamentary elections are taking place across the UK, including here in Kirkbymoorside, where we are able to vote for the six members of the EU Parliament who represent the Yorkshire and Humber region. You must be registered in order to vote. If you are already registered, you should have received a […]

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Bumper year for tourism expected

The scores of tourism businesses in Ryedale are confident of a bumper holiday season this year, with prospects being given a big boost with the public launch of Tourism North Yorkshire’s new guide. Ena Dent, chairman of the organisation, and owner of a popular holiday cottage complex at Rosedale, said: “We are very hopeful of […]

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Easter Preparations at All Saints

Easter garden complete This morning saw a hive of activity at All Saints Church as the community came together to dress the church ready for Easter. The younger members set to work on creating the Easter garden in front of the alter, complete with flowers, whilst the adults dressed the church with a blaze of […]

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UK National Parks photo competition launched

It is often said that the UK’s National Parks represent the essence of Britain – its past, its present, and its future. This year’s UK National Parks photo competition (14 April – 28 May) is aimed at highlighting the latter of these assets and celebrating the people who will carry the spirit of Britain’s breathing […]

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Preparations Begin!

Kirkbymoorside Cricket Club, in association with the NatWest Cricket Force, held a work day at Kirkby’s sports ground in preparation for the coming season.     A hard morning’s work in the sunshine, saw the nets, covers and playing surface made ready. Kirbymoorside Cricket Club will be playing the the Scarborough Beckett and Derwent Valley […]

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Funeral arrangements

Shirley MAGSON died on April 12, aged 72. Her funeral will be held at 11.20 am on Thursday April 24, at Woodlands Crematorium, Scarborough. Family flowers only, please, but donations in lieu may be made to Kirkbymoorside Surgery and a plate will be provided at the service.

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Good news for drivers

Two good news items for drivers were announced this week. Firstly the long awaited park and ride scheme in Whitby opened today. Whitby is a favourite destination for a local day out – seaside, shopping, and fish and chips, what more could you want? – but parking is well-nigh impossible on summer weekends, so the […]

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Great poetry at the Ryedale Festival

The programme for the 2014 Ryedale Festival is now available, and you can download a full copy from the Festival’s splendid new web site. In addition to the usual feast of musical entertainment, the Festival offers a couple of unexpected gems in the form of two outstanding poets. No lesser person that the Poet Laureate […]

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This week’s good cause (5/52): the Neptune Coastline Campaign

We’ve had a couple of weeks of sad causes, designed to help when things go wrong in life, so this week we thought it was time to feature a happy cause, and make everyone smile. Living as we do in one of the most beautiful areas of the country, we have no shortage of scenery […]

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The Crap Fairy Blog: A litter-pickers journal (14th April)

No. 28: Luxury Litter   Sometimes the Crap Fairy is not a twinkly and happy fairy. Sometimes the Crap Fairy is a little bit of an angry fairy – and one of those times is now. In fact, do forgive me if these words are harder than usual to read because of the little marks […]

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Easter timetable for the 128 bus

If you are planning to be out and about by bus over the Easter holiday, note that EYMS  buses (including the 128 Helmsley to Scarborough service) run to special schedules over the Easter weekend: Good Friday: Sunday services will run on most routes today. Service X20, 350 & Goole Town buses will run normal Friday […]

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Home grown and fast growing!

The Homegrown Food Fest is one of fastest growing food festivals in Yorkshire. This year it’s happening one week before the Tour De France Grand Départ, providing a brilliant opportunity for visitors to sample what this region has to offer. TV celebrity chef Brian Turner will be heading a fantastic line-up of chefs in the […]

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A Gillamoor Gardener – April 2014

FULLY SPRUNG – the joys & sorrows There’s no denying we are in the full joys of Spring (we savoured the carpet of Snowdrops down Gillamoor Bank and the Daffodils have not disappointed either), but with the smiles brought on by flowers, buds and bird-song, comes a little bit of sadness too, as it becomes undeniably […]

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Kirkbymoorside Methodist Chapel building work

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Can you help find Molly?

At around 5pm on Friday 28th March our lovely Golden Retriever Molly went missing when we were out walking in Lowna near Gillamoor. So it is now two weeks and despite trying every avenue she has not returned to us. Molly is 12 years old. If you have any information please PHONE 01751 411992 – […]

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Easter treat from the Berlin Philharmonic

If you are already weary of family fun trails to find eggs and Easter bunnies, and want a little grown up entertainment over the holiday, why not treat yourself to a concert by the world renowned Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra?  No, you don’t have to fly to Berlin, the concert is being broadcast live at 6.00 […]

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Scott Bikes

Scott Bikes Test Day at Dalby

Dalby Bike Barn, in the Great Yorkshire Forest of Dalby is hosting an exclusive bike test day with one of the world’s leading bike manufacturers Scott. There will be a full range of ladies and gents bikes available on the day. And whether you’re new to cycling or an expert, there will be entry level […]

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Kirkbymoorside Easter Church Services

Details of the all the denominations church services over the Easter period for Kirkbymoorside and surrounding villages within the parish: Details click here: Easter Services 2014

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Choice of walks with Ryedale Walking Group

A combination of better weather and lighter nights make it a good time to get out your walking boots. Ryedale Walking Group has two walks coming up shortly, including the first evening walk of the year, a nice short one, so you can break yourself in easily if you haven’t walked for a while. The […]

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Hurricane P3154

The day a Hurricane crashed near Kirkbymoorside

Details of this flight are vague at present but what is known that at 20.00hrs on 20th July 1940 the above aircraft’s engine cut out when the engine was starved of fuel. This was later put down to the pilot’s misunderstanding how the petrol system cocks worked. He made a landing near Kirkbymoorside but the […]

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