History Group Archive – Open Days!

 Dates for your diary Friday 22nd July 2016 10 – 6 pm Saturday 23rd July 2016 10 – 4 pm. Open Days for the Kirkbymoorside History Group Archives! Come along and see just how far we’ve come on our journey to create a permanent home for our ever-growing collection of material, thanks to our  Sharing Heritage […]

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Cundall’s House of the Month: Dial Barn, Gillamoor

Fed up with the busy-ness of Kirkby? If you fancy a move to the peace and quiet of nearby Gillamoor, this month’s house is for you, though I’m afraid it will cost you a cool half million. Dial Barn House is an individual detached stone house, tucked away off Gillamoor Main Street with large gardens […]

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New Airbnb accommodation opens in Kirkby

If you are looking for a comfortable town centre location for visiting family and friends this summer here’s an option run by Sarah and Chris Ware. Their description: Sarah & Chris have recently opened up their home 6 Crown Square to guests, offering friendly and relaxed accommodation in the privacy of their guest suite. Overlooking […]

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July highlights at the Helmsley Arts Centre

Here’s a selection of what’s on in the coming month at the Helmsley Arts Centre:

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Ryedale Talking Magazine for the visually impaired

You are reading this, so obviously you can read.  But there are folk who are not so lucky, who, for one reason or another, have lost their eyesight either completely, or so far as to be unable to see the printed word. If you know of such a person, please tell them (if they don’t […]

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Moorsbus extend services to Yorkshire’s finest countryside

Low fares and frequent buses to the heart of the North York Moors as expanded network takes to the road. The green and glorious calm amongst the ruins of one of England’s most powerful Cistercian monasteries, or a breathtaking view across the Vale of York to the Pennine hills – just two of the new […]

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Kirkbymoorside car park fees explained

For as little as £4 per week you can park for as long as you like, any day of the week, in any long stay car park in Ryedale with a long stay permit.

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Kirkbymoorside Horticultural Show 2016

One of Kirkbymoorside’s most popular public events which this year takes place on Saturday September 24th. Schedules are available from Jill Hughill on 01751 431670. There are classes for vegetable and flower growers also handicrafts, baking, photography and more. Do get involved and enter a class or two! Download and Print Schedule

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Hovingham Village Market, July 2

Organisers of Hovingham Market say “Yes! It’s time for ice cream and fabulous food!  July and a time for lazy summer picnics, ice creams, bike rides, Wimbledon & cricket, holidays and catching up with friends and family.” Looking at the rain as I write, I can only hope that the weather has picked up a […]

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Free tennis coaching for kids

To celebrate Wimbledon, Hovingham Market and Hovingham Tennis Club are sponsoring free professional coaching for children, on Saturday July 2. Sessions 10.30-11.30, 11.30-12.30, and 12.30-13.30. Book NOW to secure a place by email to fiona.bennett@gmail.com   Limited places available on the day, subject to availability.

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Reminder: Kirkbymoor Cider on sale tomorrow

Kirkbymoor Cider will be on sale in Towler’s arch tomorrow, Wednesday, from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm (or while stocks last). Remember, you can’t buy it anywhere else! Details here.

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Out and About: Rievaulx Abbey

The aim of our occasional Out and About series is to highlight lesser known places and things to visit in the local area that you might have overlooked. So, you wonder, where does Rievaulx Abbey come in when it’s well known as one of the great monastic ruins of the north? I’ve always thought that […]

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Guided walk of Rosedale East Mines with HAHS

Helmsley Archaeological and Historical Society continues its summer programme on Saturday July 9 with a conducted walk on Rosedale East Side to view remains of ironstone mines and calcining kilns, lead by Patrick and Linda Chambers from the Rosedale History Society. The meeting point is Updale Reading Room, opposite row of cottages named School Row, […]

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July walks with the Ryedale Walking Group

The Ryedale Walking Group  will be doing the following walks in the first half of July: Saturday 2nd July: Goathland to Levisham for NYMR 60’s weekend (7.7 miles moderate) 760ft. Park: around Pickering, walk to station to catch the 9:25 am train to Goathland. Start walk: 10:10 am Goathland station (NZ836013). Return 3:20 pm or […]

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The Arcubus Ensemble come to Helmsley

Founded by Julian Collings in 2015 with the primary objective of promoting the choral music of Russell Hepplewhite through both performances and recordings the Arcubus Ensemble will perform at Helmsley Arts Centre on Sat. July 2nd. In addition the group presents a series of Sunday afternoon recitals at St Mary-le-Bow in the City of London […]

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APPEAL – Fatal road traffic collision near Kirby Misperton – 16th June

The rear seat passenger who died in the single-vehicle collision near Kirby Misperton on Thursday 16 June 2016 at around 3.20pm, has been formally named as 19-year-old Lucy Pinder from Thornaby, Stockton-On-Tees. The driver of the blue Mercedes C220 saloon, a 27-year-old man from Thornaby, has been released on police bail pending further enquiries after […]

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New outdoor eating facility at Sutton Bank

A courtyard café, ‘Snack Shack’, has recently opened its doors at the Sutton Bank National Park Centre in the North York Moors. Providing ice creams, fish and chips, speciality teas, coffees, hot chocolate and much more, the Snack Shack provides a wonderful area to relax and recharge your batteries. Open on Friday’s and weekends during […]

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Sign up for the charity golf day at Kirkbymoorside

A fund-raising golf day is being held to raise funds for a local mental health charity in July and organisers Serco at RAF Fylingdales, is keen to sign up teams. The event is being held at Kirkbymoorside Golf Club on Wednesday 27 July with all funds going to Scarborough Whitby and Ryedale Mind who are […]

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Dan Ward, left, receives his Yorkshire U15s county cap from coach James Wiggan

North of England trials for young Yorkshire star Ward

Dan Ward from Kirkbymoorside, is having trials for the North of England Under-15s cricket squad having shone for Yorkshire U15s this season. The all-rounder has played against Cheshire and Wales already this season for the White Rose and, in search of North selection, has been to trials at Old Trafford, Ampleforth School and the ECB […]

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Great discount on tickets for York Mystery Plays

With just over two weeks to go until the end of the run of the Mystery Plays 2016, York Minster has announced a 50% discount on all unsold evening tickets for that day’s performance to give as many people as possible the change to experience this spectacular show. The Very Reverend Dean of York, Vivienne […]

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Pantomime audition dates

Helmsley Arts Centre have announced their audition dates for the Chrsitmas panto as follows: Monday 11 July: 5 – 6.30pm or Monday 18 July: 6 – 7.30pm at Helmsley Arts Centre Performers of all ages needed! [with two Junior Choruses doing five shows each] Directed by Em Whitfield Brooks Rehearsals start on 5 September Performances: […]

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Runner injured by car – were you a witness?

Last Sunday 12th June a partially sighted runner was taking part with her sighted partner in the Hard Moors Marathon and had run down together from Blakey on the road into Hutton le Hole. Having crossed the cattle grid on the entrance to the village they were dropping down the hill into the village when […]

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Kirkbymoor Cider for sale on June 29

Kirby Fruit Project’s new line in cider, the aptly named Kirkbymoor Cider, sold well at the Tour de Yorkshire / 10k / Tractor Run day last month, but some stock remains available to purchase. Thanks to the bountiful supply of apples last autumn, and the generosity of tree-owners in donating their fruit, the Project had […]

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‘Love My Hair’ opens in Kirkbymoorside

An eye-catching hair and beauty salon has recently opened with owner Kirsty Lawrence returning to where her hairdressing career began. Five years spent at Goodies was followed by her going freelance and now she’s excited at having her own salon for the first time. She offers a full range of hair treatments and also has […]

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Kirkbymoorside and District Camera Club exhibition

The town’s camera club is holding an exhibition of members work at the Old Library Room in Helmsley Town Hall. The exhibition starts on Friday 17th June and is open daily from 10.00 am to 4.30 pm and will run until Sunday 26th June. The exhibition is free (donations are welcomed of course) and there […]

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July walks with the Ramblers

Four walks on offer with the local group of the Ramblers in July: 3rd July: 10.00 am start. Coneysthorpe Cross Roads.  10miles, grid ref. SE 707 712, Leader A. Strickland.  No dogs allowed. 10th July: 10.00 am start. Ingleby Greenhow. 10miles, grid ref. NZ 582 063, Leader A. Fuller.  24th July: 10.00 am start. Ampleforth. […]

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The Brush the Lathe and the Double bass: a life of Lewis Creighton

Years after his death, Lewis Creighton is still fondly remembered in his home village of Appleton le Moors, and the surrounding area, and his paintings, many of which found their way onto the walls of local pubs in exchange for a bar tab, are now much sought after.  Lewis was also a talented engineer who […]

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Kirkbymoorside Town Council

Town Council Meetings

The next meeting of the council will be at 7.30pm on Monday 20th June 2016 in Church House. Members of the council are requested to attend. Members of the public and the press are also very welcome. Photographing, recording, broadcasting or transmitting the proceedings of a meeting is permitted so long as this does not […]

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Volunteers at Runswick Bay

Capturing Our Coast project aims to recruit 3000 volunteers

People with a passion for the UK’s coastline are being invited to help make history by being part of the largest coastal experimental marine citizen science project ever undertaken! The Capturing Our Coast project, or CoCoast for short, is a national marine citizen science project that is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The CoCoast […]

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More walks with Ryedale Walking Group

What a mixed bag of weather, but there are some good days, so out with the walking boots and into the countryside for some fresh air and exercise. The Ryedale Walking Group invites you to join the following walks in the second half of June: Saturday 18th June: a Whitby Circular Walk (7.5 miles easy+) […]

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