Up coming walks with Ryedale Walking Group

Ryedale Walking Group is offering the following walks in the first half of March: Saturday 4 March:  Gillamoor & Fadmoor 5.2 miles (easy) Park/Start: 10:30 Considerate parking near the church in Gillamoor(SE683901).   Sunday 12 March:  Thirsk circular 8 miles (easy+) 150ftPark/Start: 10:30 Thirsk market place (SE430821).   Tuesday 14 March:  Ampleforth, Shallow Dale & […]

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Cookbook with a difference from Kirkby author

Do you know someone who is a bit nervous about cooking?  Or is short of inspiration?  Or time? Or who likes word games… or just a bit of a laugh? Maybe you like to give presents which have a personal touch or a local flavour? Introducing the latest book from Kirkbymoorside’s own author, June Emmerson: […]

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Kirkby’s unique apple

Some of you may have visited the Kirkby Fruit Project stall in the Christmas market and bought for yourselves, or a lucky friend, a grafted Kirkby Pippin apple tree.  Since then, thanks to ‘the wonders of modern science’, we’ve been able to uncover some more of its story. This parent tree was discovered in a […]

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Garden Manager leaving Helmsley Walled Garden

Mike I’Anson, the garden manager at Helmsley Walled Garden for the last eight seasons, has decided to retire and hopes to pass on his role to a new person sometime in late May/early June.     Although he has loved his time in the garden, and you will hopefully have seen the changes that he has […]

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Talk on Vikings in Ryedale

“The Vikings in Ryedale” is the subject of next week’s Friday evening talk arranged by the Pickering branch of the WEA. The speaker, Dr Matthew Townend, is Reader in the Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York, where he specialises in the language, literature, and history of Viking Age England; Old […]

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Kirkbymoorside Doctors Surgery

Medical Receptionist wanted Kirkbymoorside Surgery

What is the purpose of this job? As the face of our surgery, you’ll be the first person our patients hear when they book an appointment and the first person they see when they arrive at our surgeries! Our patients need you to have a charming personality and a reassuring demeanor with excellent administrative skills. […]

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New arrangements for garden waste collection

From Ryedale District Council: From March, garden waste collection days are changing as part of Ryedale District Council’s efforts to make the most of each and every taxpayers’ pound.These changes will enable the Council to run the service more efficiently, which helps to minimise costs for everyone, whilst maintaining the overall standard of the service. A […]

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Ryedale District Council

Ryedale District Council “a circus”

Meetings of Ryedale District Council have been described as a “circus” in a report from the Local Government Association. The peer review, which took place at the end of October, also commented that the behaviour of some members was poor and extremely disruptive. “Although decisions are usually reached at council, the length and standard of […]

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Kitching Walker Solicitors

Kitching Walker Solicitors job opportunity

Kirkbymoorside-based Kitching Walker Solicitors are seeking to appoint a Solicitor or Legal Executive with experience in Private Client work on a part-time basis, to start as soon as possible. Please send your CV to stuart@kitchingwalker.co.uk For further information please call Lesley Temple or Stuart Temple on 01751 431237.

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80 years and counting – a Lifetime of Collecting

A special exhibition to celebrate the 80th birthdays of local collectors Sid Woodhams and John Stone John Stone and Sid Woodhams turn 80 years old on 18th and 19th March 2017 respectively. The Woodhams-Stone Collection is planning to celebrate by holding on a celebratory exhibition at the former Conservative Club, 32 Market Place, Malton, from […]

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March walks with the Ramblers

Here are the walks on offer from the Ramblers for the month of March.  New members are always welcome so don’t hesitate to get out there and join in. 5th March: 1.00 pm start. West Heslerton Church. 6miles, grid ref. SE 911 759, Leader A. Laing.  Dogs on short lead allowed. 12th March: 10.00 am […]

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Tickets now on sale for Yorkshire Cajun Festival

More tickets going on sale, this time for the 6th annual Yorkshire Cajun and Zydeco Festival. If, like me, you are – shall we say – under-informed as to exactly what Cajun and Zydeco are, here is a helpful explanation from the Festival’s website: Cajun Music has evolved throughout the years responding to influences from […]

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Tickets for 2017 York panto on sale soon

Just when you thought panto was all over for another year, here comes news of the next one! Tickets for this year’s York Theatre Royal Pantomime, “Jack and the Beanstalk”, go on sale on Wednesday March 1 in person ONLY. The box office will open at 9.00am. It’s something of a tradition amongst panto enthusiasts, […]

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Ryedale Jazz Festival 2017: tickets

The 5th Ryedale Trad Jazz Festival will take place from Sunday 23rd July to Saturday 29th July 2017. The programme will be as follows: Sunday 24th Concert of Spirituals at the Church of St Peter and St Paul, Hall Garth, Pickering. 2.30 – 4 pm with Ryedale Jazz. Evening concerts 7.30pm in  Pickering Memorial Hall Monday […]

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Helsmley Walled, Britain’s second favourite garden

Helmsley Walled Garden has come second in the “Britain’s Favourite Garden” competition, as voted by the subscribers of the LandLove publication, a magazine that celebrates all that is best about British life – country living, seasonal recipes, local traditions, gardening, places to visit, wildlife and much more.  The Garden Manager said: We are so very happy […]

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Car Parking in Kirkbymoorside

Reminder of car park costs in KMS

Parking in Kirkbymoorside continues to be a problem, so here is a reminder of the cost of parking in the town car park, if you are prepared to pay a little to avoid the hassle.

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The Iron Age past of Slingsby

An interesting talk coming up with a group we haven’t featured before, the Slingsby History Group: Dr Melanie Giles on “The Iron Age Past of Slingsby and East Yorkshire“. This illustrated talk will shed light on the fascinating  Iron Age archaeology of Slingsby, including its barrow cemetery and possible chariot burial, which Dr Giles will […]

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Daffodil walks for Marie Curie

The Kirkbymoorside Fundraising Group for Marie Curie Care and Support Through Terminal Illness will be holding their annual sponsored Daffodil Walks in March. There will be two walks through the glorious daffodil fields of Farndale.  Both will start at Low Mill; the shorter route is about three and a half miles along the river, and […]

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Kirkbymoorside Thermal Imaging Camera information poster

Want to save money and fuel?

Kirkbymoorside’s thermal imaging camera is available for town resident’s to check where heat is being lost through walls, windows, doors etc. See below for details. Kirkbymoorside Environment Group

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Wharram Percy deserted village: new answers, new questions

The winter series of talks by Helmsley Archaeological and Historical Society continues with Alastair Oswald on “Forty years of excavation at Wharram Percy in hindsight: time for a fresh start?” The village of Wharram Percy, in the Yorkshire Wolds, was continuously occupied for about 600 years. Probably founded in the 9th or 10th century, it […]

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Late February walks with Ryedale Walking Group

Here are the walks on offer with the Ryedale Walking Group in the second half of February. The weather may be foul, but you’ll feel really good at the end of a long wet walk, honest! Saturday 18th February 2017:  Terrington, Dalby Carr & Low Water. 7 miles (easy+) 600ft. Park/Start: 10.30 Terrington village hall CP […]

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Fallen Angels in Arts Centre bar

The 1812 Theatre Company is leaving the stage, briefly, for the Studio Bar at Helmsley Arts Centre with a production of Noel Coward’s “Fallen Angels“. Jane and Julia are bored with their golfing husbands. But when postcards arrive from Maurice, a charming Frenchman with whom both had affairs before they were married, panic sets in… […]

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Public Rights of Way – Your Views Matter

North Yorkshire County Council’s Countryside Access Service is reviewing how it manages and maintains the county’s public rights of way network. We are now formally consulting the public on a new proposed approach to prioritising management and maintenance of public rights of way within North Yorkshire, excluding those managed on our behalf by The North […]

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Two classical concerts this weekend

This weekend you have a rare choice of two orchestral concerts, although both involve a bit of travelling: let’s hope the threat of snow doesn’t materialise. In Scarborough, the Symphony Orchestra will offer a programme entitled “A Youthful Outlook”, comprising: HAYDN – Symphony No.104, London DAVID HEATH – The Celtic Concerto:  Jess Gillam saxophone (Finalist, […]

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Pop up dress agency in Appleton

Good quality, clean clothes for men, women and children, plus shoes and accessories, wanted for a ‘pop-up’ event in Appleton-le-Moors, raising money for charity. Please bring your donation, on a hanger if appropriate; rails will be provided. Items will be unpriced, but there will be buckets for donations to MacMillan, Marie Curie, Ryedale Special Families, […]

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Future of the blog

For six years now, Gareth has run three town blogs, this one for Kirkbymoorside, and similar sites for Helmsley and Pickering, with Jean joining him somewhat later as a major contributor. You may have noticed from the Helmsley blog website that we have decided, reluctantly, to close that one down. Gareth said: Both of us […]

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New specialty dining experiences on the Railway

From the North Yorkshire Moors Railway: We are pleased to announce that tickets have gone on sale for our 2017 ‘Speciality Dining Services’. NEW on board experiences include Coffee Mornings, Ladies that Lunch and a Pie and Pea Train. These new services complement our popular Gin Tasting, Wine and Cheese Evening and Curry Trains which […]

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Puppet making and viewing at Helmsley Arts Centre

Puppets take centre stage at Helmsley Arts Centre this coming half term, with both a workshop and a show.   Children aged between 5 and 12 are invited to make a puppet character to take home, with its very own story! The workshop will begin with making the basic puppet form. Then it’s time to […]

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Bils & Rye gallery celebrates 4th birthday

Bils and Rye will be celebrating the fourth birthday of their lovely gallery, recently relocated to Kirkbymoorside, this coming Saturday. They are hoping to have Robert Schmuck back to play the Schiedmayer for the afternoon and are looking for someone to play classical in the morning! Volunteers please contact the gallery as soon as possible. […]

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Songlines with Sam Dunkley

Young aspiring songwriters wanted

The organisers of the 2017 Coastival Festival in Scarborough would like to promote an exciting FREE songwriting workshop taking place during half term on Sat 18th February and invite anyone aged 8-11 to take part. Songlines with Sam Dunkley February 18th | 10.30am Join community musician Sam Dunkley to write and perform a brand new […]

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