Kirkby fundraising concert – 19 February

Kirkbymoorside Soul Band ‘Late in the Day’ performing on : Saturday 19th February 2011 at the Kirkbymoorside War Memorial Hall Tickets £7.50 available from Summit Bookshop and The Eco Building Charity Shop (Former Minim Music Shop) Doors Open 8pm for an 8.30 pm start Bar Available

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Kirkby bird enthusiasts big weekend coming up soon

If you love birds and want to help them, then the Big Garden Birdwatch is your chance to do something that really counts. All you need is a pen, some scrap paper (or, a printout of RSPB’s handy bird ID sheet), and an hour to spend watching the birds in your garden on either Saturday […]

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Video: Kirkby JFC v Scholes Park Raiders

In the Scarborough Minors League played on January 16th 2011. The Raiders won 3.0 on a very windy Sunday morning with both teams playing well. It was great to be back after the enforced break due to the snow and ice. Apologies for the wind noise on the video. The second game that was played […]

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Historical monthly ‘to do’ list

Local builder, Thomas Rickaby, found the following observations during alterations to a house in Howe End, Kirkbymoorside in May 19th 1835. They were included in a diary for the year 1665, probably the earliest, circulated diary then existing. The spelling is of the period and adds to its authenticity. Photo license: Attribution, Noncommercial, No Derivative […]

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Town Council Activity – a personal view by Martin Brampton

A crucial item for the January council meeting is the budget – deciding where money will be spent and how much to add to the council tax bill for Kirkbymoorside residents in the next financial year. The central part of my election platform was to cut overheads and to improve services. Placed before the council […]

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Searching the Town Blog

New to the Kirkbymoorside Town Blog or can’t find an old posting you want to read again? Looking back at all the blog entries that have been made so far – some 288 to date – is easy. If you look down the right hand column of the site, underneath the road sign picture, you’ll […]

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Profile of Keldholme Weir, Kirkbymoorside

Image © Copyright Colin Grice and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence The mill at Kirby Mills must have relied on some form of weir and millrace since its foundation pre-Domesday. In April 1989 the weir gave way, leaving a 15-foot (4.5 metre) gap through which the river drained away. It is probable […]

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Ryedale Auctioneers next sale 15 January

This Saturday Auctioneer Angus Ashworth will have his second auction. He describes some of the lots that will be on sale below: Auction begins 11.00amViewing Friday 10.00am – 7.00pmand Saturday 9.00am – 11.00am Cafe on site. The auction rooms, next to Cooks Garage on the A170, New Road, Kirkbymoorside have plenty of free parking available. […]

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Dance To The Music Of Louisiana …. in Kirkby!

New Cajun and Zydeco dance classes to start at the Memorial Hall! What kind of dancing is it? Zydeco as a dance style has its roots in a form of folk dance that corresponds to the heavily syncopated zydeco music, originated in the beginning of the 20th century among the Francophone Creole peoples of Acadiana […]

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Flooding in Kirkbymoorside

Working together in the event of floodingA meeting to discuss community and personal resilience to flooding in Kirkbymoorside (please click on the letter to have a clearer image) I was sent this letter and contacted them to say that I was interested in hearing more about this. Like many others affected by flooding and storm […]

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Video: Talk – the Quakers of Kirkbymoorside

Coinciding with YouTube now allowing the Town Blog to post videos of any length is our latest and longest offering. This hour-long video of the talk given by Mary Rowlands and Susan Dickinson to the Menzone Group on the life of the town’s Quakers past and present is a fascinating insight. Many thanks both to […]

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Nothing to do with Kirkby

Just really inspiring – watch this – If you have a favourite YouTube video you think others would enjoy watching why not email me the link with a few words explaining why.

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Kirkbymoorside 2 (1) Nunthorpe Athletic 2 (0) – (Kirkby won 4-3 on penalties)

The Moorsiders finally got the North Riding Senior Cup tie against Nunthorpe played on Saturday but as the pitch at Kirkby was still unfit the game was moved to a playing field in Guisborough at the request of the North Riding FA. This was a blow to the Moorsiders as with it still being a […]

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Resounding NO to the use of the old Library as council offices

Draft Minutes of the Advisory Committee for the Old Library Projectat Manor Close Community Centre on Tuesday 21 December 2010 at 7.00pmPresent: Councillor J Cossins, Councillor G De Barr, Mr C Grumbley, Councillor S Ward,Ms H Gundry and Ms N Dennis (arrived at 7.45pm)Also Present: 4 Members of the public, Councillor M Brampton. 21. Ms […]

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Kirkby’s latest group kicks off 18 January

If you enjoy knitting, crochet or stitching bring your work along to Simpsons Stores on Tuesday 18th January at 7.30pm. This will be a regular weekly meeting where we’ll have a natter, share tips and have the odd cuppa too! Places are limited so if you are interested either pop into the shop or call […]

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Kirkby blood doning – 18 January

Do Something Amazing… 96% of us rely on the other 4% to give blood. Please don’t leave it to someone else.Book an appointment to donate What happens when I give blood? Register as a blood donor THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGIONADELA SHAW SITEKIRKBYMOORSIDEYO62 6JE Tuesday 18 January 201113:30 to 15:4516:45 to 18:45

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A ghost story

Image Source: Picture EskThank you to the photographer known as Picture Esk on Flickr for sending the Town Blog this ghost story which relates to local church St Gregory’s Minster in Kirkdale. “About 1976 I was the curator of the Dorman Memorial Museum in Middlesbrough. One day a friend called to see me. He was […]

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Town Library Committee Agenda – Meeting 11 January

KIRKBYMOORSIDE TOWN COUNCILThe ShamblesCrown SquareKirkbymoorsideYork YO62 6AYTel: 01751 432217Email: town.clerk@kirkbymoorsidetowncouncil.gov.ukNOTICE is hereby given that the next meeting of the Advisory Committee for the Old Library Project will be held at Manor Close Community Centre on Tuesday 11 January 2011 at 7.00pm and all Members of the said Committee are hereby summoned and required to attend […]

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Images: Kirkbymoorside 1904

The Town Blog has kindly been given permission to show these images of Quakers by their owner Picture Esk – they remain in his copyright and should not be copied. This note accompanied his permission to use the images: The photos are from an album presented to Ann Hartas, the front of the album being […]

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Kirkbymoorside Sleepout – 29 January

The 2010 sleepout ‘rough sleepers’The Kirkbymoorside sleep out takes place on Saturday January 29th at 10.00pm. Last year 29 ‘rough sleepers’, including 15 youngsters settled down for the night, with temperatures dipping to -5! The youngest pair made a cardboard igloo inside the chilly church. “It was a bit scary because I thought that a […]

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Talk – The Quakers of Kirkbymoorside – 10 January

Image copyright Picture EskMenzone are holding their first talk of 2011 at the George & Dragon Hotel next Monday. Mary Rowlands and Susan Dickinson will be the only women at the event as they present the subject of the evening – ‘The Quakers of Kirkbymoorside’. Talk begins at 7.00pm – all men are welcome. The […]

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Is obesity in Kirkby a problem today? …. tomorrow?

The Government is concerned about the levels of obesity in this country. The latest Health Survey for England (HSE) data shows us that nearly 1 in 4 adults, and over 1 in 10 children aged 2-10, are obese. In 2007, the Government-commissioned Foresight report predicted that if no action was taken, 60% of men, 50% […]

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The Kirkbymoorside Directory

Thanks to the Secretary of Kirkbymoorside History Group for sending this poem for the Town Blog. We hope to feature more postings from the group this year. (Image: Copyright – Sue Oldfield, the granddaughter of Herbert Dobson)  This poem is by J H Dobson written around 1918. It reports with great affection about the people […]

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What does the world’s largest travel review site say about Kirkbymoorside?

Image via CrunchBaseTrip Advisor celebrated its 10th birthday in 2010 and last September it became the first travel website to register 40 million unique visitors in a single month. The site is a pioneer of user-generated content. The website travel and destination-related services are free to users, who provide most of the content – posting reviews and […]

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A new year for Kirkbymoorside

On the eve of 2011 what would you like to see happening in the town over the next 12 months? I’ve been reminded by friends visiting over the holidays what a lovely town and region we live in – just today friends have reluctantly left to head back down south to stress-filled jobs, expensive housing […]

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Kirkbymoorside Town Brass Band plays Helmsley

Mark your diaries for January 16th as our local brass band is playing at Helmsley Arts Centre. The first recorded reference to Kirkbymoorside Band was in the parish records of 1815, which must make it one of the oldest brass bands in the country. It has been a public subscription band ever since and has […]

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Kirkbymoorside eco-centre fund hits £20k mark

THE £350,000 campaign to build a children’s eco-building in Kirkbymoorside has reached £20,000, with more cash promised. One of the leaders, Helen Gundry, said £50,000 had also been promised from North Yorkshire County Council’s Early Years Project and £36,500 from other county council’s funds. She said: “Our strength is that we have a lot of […]

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Why do we eat Christmas pudding?

Image via Wikipedia The last of the Town Blog’s festive offerings. The original Christmas pudding would probably have not appealed to modern tastebuds. It began as a 14th-century porridge called frumenty, made of beef, mutton, dried fruit, wine and spices, and it was eaten as a fasting meal in preparation for the festivities. By the […]

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Why do we hang mistletoe?

Image via Wikipedia Hanging up mistletoe is a practice that dates as far back as the time of the ancient druids. Growing in branches of willow and apple trees, the parasitic plant was thought to possess mystical powers, so when hung inside the home it would bring good luck and ward off evil spirits. In […]

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Kirkbymoorside First Responder Group needs your help

Community First Responders are unpaid volunteers, normal members of the community, but who can be called by the Ambulance Service to reach life-threatening medical emergencies quickly within their local area during the vital moments before the ambulance arrives. They provide life-saving care with skills taught by the Ambulance Service and using equipment including oxygen and […]

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