Authors Joanne Harris and Michael Murpurgo in York

Two treats for book lovers coming up soon in York . Joanne Harris on her new book, The Gospel of Loki Waterstone’s bookstore in Coney Street are offering an evening with Joanne Harris, who’s known to millions for her fiction including Whitbread-shortlisted Chocolat, which was made into an Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny […]

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Kirkby Fruit Project donates a baritone to the Town Brass Band.

The Kirkby Fruit Project, as you probably know by now, exists to rescue unwanted fruit – mostly, but not exclusively apples – from orchards and gardens, and do something useful with it – mostly, but not exclusively producing apple juice. If you have bought the juice, you will know just how good it is. But […]

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John Creighton exhibits in North Yorkshire Open Studios weekends

John Creighton of Appleton le Moors is among the local artists exhibiting in North Yorkshire Open Studios on the weekends of June 6-7 and 13-14 . He writes: Why not call in at the wonderful old wood panelled Reading Room nestled at the edge of the village of Appleton-le-Moors, overlooking the glorious countryside of Ryedale […]

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Wizard of Oz story train on NYMR

From the North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Normally travelling along the line from Pickering to Whitby, on Friday 29 May visitors to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway may well find the service diverted to locations including Munchkin Land, the Haunted Forest and the Emerald City, as Dorothy, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion and the Scarecrow hop aboard […]

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The curse of charity bags

Fed up with charity bags? I certainly am! Which charity first had the bright idea of delivering plastic bags and collecting donations from the doorsteps of householders too busy, too shy, or too far away to take them to a shop? Who knows, but now they all do it. In the last few weeks, I’ve […]

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This week’s good cause (28/52): Scarborough Whitby and Ryedale Mind

Regular readers may recall the Good Cause slot which ran for 27 weeks until mid December 2014. The plan was to show-case a different good cause each week for a whole year. We intended to take a short break over Christmas, but somehow life got in the way – we are all volunteers here at […]

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York Theatre Royal panto moved to the Railway Museum

Exciting archaeology moves York panto to Railway Museum

From York Theatre Royal: Berwick Kaler’s 37th panto to be staged in 1000 seat theatre at the National Railway Museum. As you will be aware, our main building is currently closed whilst it undergoes a spectacular transformation. Working with our partner architects, builders and archaeologists we were on a tight 27 week schedule in order […]

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Find Your Voice workshop

The Little Yoga Company invite you to their latest workshop being run at Ampleforth Abbey – 5th-7th June. Narayani and Mat Baker are a husband and wife team share a love and passion for devotional music, kirtan and the practice of Bhakti Yoga. They travel throughout the UK and Europe offering their music and voice […]

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Theft from local trout farm

Overnight a burglary occurred at Howkeld Trout Farm, near Kirkbymoorside. Five locked buildings were entered and power tools stolen. Any information, please ring the Police on 101 quoting reference number 12150083608.

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Ed Miliband's giant stone

What links a local village and the Labour Party?

Quite by chance I came across this story on the BBC: The other #Edstone – the village in North Yorkshire So there’s been a lot of talk about #Edstone… It refers to Labour leader Ed Miliband’s giant stone engraved with six election promises. But believe it or not, there’s actually a place called Edstone – […]

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vehicle-activated solar powered signs

Traffic control in Normanby

A meeting was recently held in Normanby to discuss vehicle activated signs. The village had been given the opportunity by winning a ballot to deploy vehicle-activated solar powered signs (VAS). Despite a cost implication the meeting agreed to deploy VAS over 4 years. The arrangement is 3 deployments of six weeks each year for the […]

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Rodney Newton

Kirbymoorside Town Brass Band celebrate 200 years of being Kirkby’s band

200 Years ago on the 10th of July 1815, 22 days after the battle of Waterloo, the town of Kirkbymoorside purchased 5 instruments, a Serpent, two Bassoons, and two Horns for their band, to be the property of the inhabitants at large of the town of Kirkbymoorside, and so, for the next 200 years, the […]

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Ryedale District Council Community Grants‏

Please find attached the Community Grant Funding application form and guidance showing the new deadline for any submission – more details below. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further assistance. Many thanks Gail Cook Community Partnerships Officer Ryedale District Council Malton Tel: 01653 600666 Ext: 314 This is an embedded […]

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Churches Together celebrate Pentecost

Next Sunday, May 24th, Christians throughout the world celebrate the ‘birthday’ of the Christian church on Pentecost Sunday. As part of the celebrations here in Kirkbymoorside, Churches Together are holding an open air event at the British Legion car park (or inside, if raining!). From 11.30 am onwards there will be activities for young people, […]

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Half term event at Kirkby library

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Marie Curie fundraising report

Recent activities organised by the Kirkbymoorside fundraising group for Marie Curie have made substantial income for this popular charity, which cares for people living with any terminal illness, and their families, offering expert care, guidance and support to help them get the most from the time they have left.  The sponsored daffodil walk in Farndale raised […]

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Male hairy footed flower been

Return of the hairy feet

From Chris at Kirkby Fruit Project: The hairy feet are back! No, this is not a comment on the latest fashion trend or an invasion of hobbits but the long awaited return of my hairy footed flower bees. Regular readers may remember my previous post about these spring visitors that have made their home in […]

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Ryedale Family History Group event

An evening to remember ‘ Arthur Walker’s Great War – a performance by Chris Cade. Wednesday 20th May at 7.00pm at Hovingham Village Hall. All welcome.

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North Yorkshire Open Studios 2015

North Yorkshire Open Studios is a free event that combines culture, breath-taking views and a chance to hone your navigation skills (not all artists live on main roads!). Each year, artists and makers across the whole of North Yorkshire invite the public into a host of intriguing spaces, from hidden locations on the North Yorkshire […]

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Happy children at York Theatre Royal

Half term activities at York Theatre Royal

Even though York Theatre Royal‘s building is closed for extensive renovation work, the company is still active.  Here are details of what they have planned for children in the 25th-29th May half-term holiday. The Trail of Forgotten Things, 25 – 30 May, Age 11 – 16 Years We are looking for keen 11-16 year-olds who […]

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Kirkbymoorside Annual Town Meeting

I would like to invite you to the Annual Town Meeting at 7pm on Wednesday 20th May in the Moorside Room @ 9 Church Street, Kirkbymoorside. This annual meeting is for all residents of Kirkbymoorside and provides an opportunity for locals to express both concerns and praise. Without naming any names the Kirkbymoorside groups of […]

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Jacob Michie with bike

Charity bike ride seeks your support

At the end of May I will be cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats (LEJOG) with Martin Lush. The 1000 mile ride will be in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice in Scarborough – a wonderful service that is very close to my heart. It is our aim to complete it in 10 days, whilst […]

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Cundalls’ house of the month: Foxglove Cottage, Nawton

Regular readers of the monthly house posts will know that we are suckers for a conversion, from a church, chapel, school, or a bit of the local ‘big house’. Here’s one in the last category, just a few miles down the road at Nawton. Foxglove Cottage, which lies just off Bellaby Park, off Chapel Lane, […]

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Thirsk & Malton General Election Results 2015

2015 Election Results – Thirsk & Malton

Kevin Hollinrake retains the Thirsk & Malton seat for the Conservatives. District Council Results Kirkbymoorside Ward – results Election Candidate Party Votes % Bob Gardiner Conservative 763 25% Elected David Edward Cussons Conservative 757 25% Elected Martin Nicholas Brampton Green Party 477 15% Not elected Jill Louise Wells Labour 436 14% Not elected Luke Derek […]

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Old postcard of Kirkbymoorside

View from Vermont

Thanks to Jim Rivis, ex of Kirkbymoorside now of Vermont, USA for sending this blog post across for us to enjoy. Unfortunately, due to being lumbered with TWO step-parents, whose noses were most often to be found marking pages in their favourite Evelyn Waugh novel, I was indoctrinated with the mantra that if it is […]

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More walks with the Ryedale Walking Group

Ryedale Walking Group is hoping that the sun is shining, the birds are singing, the bluebells are out, and the rain keeps off, for more walks from their spring programme. On Sunday 17 May, the Group will walk Lowther Wood Pickering Beck 5 miles (easy) 475ft. See “Slow the Flow” project on walk. Park/Start 10.30am […]

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Royal Academy of Music concert in Oswaldkirk this Saturday

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All women crew run steam train on the NYMR

On March 31, quite quietly (well, with lots of steam but no shouting) history was made and another victory was scored for women’s lib, in the shape of the first all female steam footplate crew on the North York Moors Railway, or in layman’s terms, a great big steam locomotive was  driven and stoked by […]

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Election to Ryedale District Council

With all the excitement of a general election, it is easy to overlook the fact that on Thursday we vote not only for a new MP, but also for members of Ryedale District Council. Kirkbymoorside ward elects two members to the Council, so you have two votes. There are six candidates, as follows: Brampton, Martin […]

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National Park first walking festival

From the NYMNPA: Come and join the North York Moors National Park Authority and friends in the northern area of the National Park for our first walking festival, which will be held over the nest bank Holiday weekend, from Friday May 22 to Monday May 25. The Festival includes: • walks for all ages and […]

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