Tenant of Wildfell Hall, a tale of male oppression

A while ago we posted a request from York Theatre Royal, looking for two young boys and a dog for parts in their forthcoming production of “The Tenant of Wildfell Hall”.  Well, they succeeded in doing some excellent casting, as you will see if you go to the play. Based on the 1848 novel by […]

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Laughter Yoga – Creating more laughter across Ryedale

Laughter Yoga is a form of exercise involving laughter exercises along with yoga breathing and stretching exercises. It’s excellent as it is suitable for abilities, young and old and those with limited mobility, and great for those who might struggle with their communication or co-ordination skills. Laughter yoga is scientifically proven to reduce stress and […]

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Inspired by gallery Danby Credit Chris J Parker_NYMNPA

National Park gallery launches supporters’ scheme

Regular visitors to the North York Moors National Park’s art gallery are to be rewarded for their patronage. The popular Inspired by… gallery at The Moors National Park Centre at Danby has introduced a Supporters’ Scheme in its 10th anniversary year offering a range of benefits to regular visitors while also helping to raise funds […]

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County Council elections on May 4

With the elections to North Yorkshire County Council happening later this week, we have only had two responses to our request for policy statements from the candidates for the Kirkbymoorside division.  Thank you, Martin Brampton and Steve Mason. To remind you, the candidates for the Kirkbymoorside Division are: • Joy Andrews (Liberals) • Val Arnold (Conservatives) […]

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Old photos of Slingsby Aviation

The latest Way We Were column in the Gazette and Herald features Kirkbymoorside firm Slingsby Aviation, with these three pictures taken during the 1960s and 1970s. Do you recognise anyone, or have any memories of working for the company from years gone by? If so the Gazette would love to hear from you: please email them […]

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Early May walks with Ryedale Walking Group

Ryedale Walking Group is offering the following walks during the early part of May. The weather is improving, and the Group is always happy to welcome new members, so why not get on out there. I like the sound of the last one in particular – read on and you’ll guess why. Saturday  6 May: […]

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ravenswick letter

Local residents informed of imminent demolition

People living in the New Road and Swineherd Lane area received a letter this morning:

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Agenda for Kirkbymoorside Annual Town Meeting

Issued on 28th April 2017 for a meeting to be held on Tuesday 9th May at 7pm in the Moorside Room, 9 Church Street, YO62 6AZ This meeting is for all the people of Kirkbymoorside. Members of the press are welcome to attend. Welcome from The Town Mayor Minutes of the Annual Town meeting held […]

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KirkbymoorCider on sale on Sunday

Over the last couple of weeks, we have followed the progress of Kirkby Fruit Project‘s new vintage KirkbymoorCider from the tree to the bottle. Tasters assure us that this year’s vintage is good, and now it’s ready for sale. It will be available for the first time on Sunday (April 30), the day of the […]

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Ryedale Festival programme now available

The full programme for the 2017 Ryedale Festival is now available.  You can find a copy at the Kirkbymoorside greengrocers (and probalby elsewhere in the town too) or download it, here. The Festival offers orchestral and chamber music, opera, vocal recitals, jazz, talks, and actor Simon Callow reading the poetry of Anna Akhmatova with music […]

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128 bus timetable updates

Bus timetable updates from the EYMS: Service 128 (Helmsley to Scarborough via Kirkbymoorside) has now started its summer timetable.  No need to pick up a new leaflet, just remember to look at the Summer Sunday section of the leaflet, or view online here.   Sunday services will be running on both Bank Holiday Mondays in May.  […]

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North Yorkshire LEADER Programme now open

Rural grant funding opportunities now available across Ryedale

The two LEADER rural grant funding programmes operating in Ryedale are both now open to applications for projects/activity under the following 6 priorities: Farm Productivity Micro and Small Business and Farm Diversification Rural Tourism Forestry Productivity Rural Services Culture and Heritage The current round of LEADER is a great opportunity to support a huge range […]

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Ryedale School Vacancy

DT & Premises Technician required to support an ‘Outstanding’ Design & Technology department and school. Ryedale School is a leading secondary comprehensive with results that place us amongst the highest performing schools in North Yorkshire. We are seeking a highly motivated colleague to join our Design & Technology department to support with the practical needs […]

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York Guildhall Orchestra concert, May 13

From the York  Guildhall Orchestra: In our final concert of the season, we shall present a ‘Proms’ style event with lots of the kind of music one would expect, including the Fantasia on British Sea Songs arranged by Sir Henry Wood, Pomp and Circumstance, Jerusalem and Rule Britannia.  The first half will be a little […]

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Give or Take a happy goat

Another good day saving the planet – in a small but significant way – at last Sunday’s Give or Take Day at the Kirkbymoorside Memorial Hall. There was no problem this time in selecting the most interesting object to change hands.  I didn’t even know that goat milking equipment existed, but there it was, and […]

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Fundraising supper and auction for Helmsley Arts Centre

This year’s major fundraising event for the Helmsley Arts Centre will be a Grand Auction and Fundraising Supper at in the Saloon at Duncombe Park.  The auction will feature: wine (ideally a minimum of 4 bottles) of any wine you would be happy to serve at home; jewellery (antique, vintage or contemporary); and   unusual […]

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Beadlam Charity tractor run

2017 sees the 15th anniversary of the Beadlam Charity Tractor Run. This event came from humble beginnings in 2003 with 35 tractors – an event which was planned by Bernard Simpson from Beadlam together with his team of willing helpers as a “one-off” to raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. This first run raised £1700 […]

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Slingsby Scarecrow Festival

From our fellow bloggers over at Slingsby village blog: Once again, Friends of Slingsby School have organised the Scarecrow Festival, to adorn the village with a mix of handmade modern and traditional interpretations of the Scarecrow, shown in a variety of forms to amuse and delight. Scarecrows are displayed around the village and Scarecrow trails […]

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Importance of reporting crime

At least three cars had their tyres stabbed/ slashed overnight on Thursday 20th into Friday 21st, all on High Market Place. Obviously this is a rare occurance in Kirkby but nevertheless local police ask that victims always report such crimes. Even if there are no witnesses, if the Police don’t know it’s happening then the […]

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Dark Skies Festival’s legacy as Scarborough firm invests in pop-up planetarium

North York Moors National Park grant helps fund investment in portable astronomy equipment. Exploring the celestial wonders above North Yorkshire is being made easier thanks to a £15,000 investment in a pop-up planetarium and two powerful portable telescopes by a Scarborough firm. Hidden Horizons, which specialises in science and natural history-based tours including coastal fossil […]

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Tour de Frack 27th-28th April 2017

Our story Hello! On Thursday 27th April, two Ryedale cyclists, Stuart & David together with York cyclists, Tom & Graham will set off on a 120 mile ride from Lancashire to Yorkshire, climbing over 6,500 feet. Stuart’s interest in cycling has been revived by the staging of the Tour de France in Yorkshire in 2014 […]

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Beautiful plant paintings at Yorkshire Arboretum

A brand new exhibition of paintings by botanical illustrator Bridget Gillespie is now showing at the Yorkshire  Arboretum. The paintings in The Yorkshire Hedgerow series have all been produced from plants found within a few miles of her home on the edge of the North York Moors. They span the changing colours and growth cycles […]

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North Yorkshire Open Studios return

After a year off to restructure and reorganise, North Yorkshire Open Studios returns in 2017 bigger and better than ever. Dates for the main studio openings are the weekends of June 3/4 and 10/11: more on that soon. Before then, a number of taster events are taking place around North Yorkshire. Here’s a couple that […]

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More Kirkbymoor Cider on the way

In our last post, we left the new vintage Kirkbymoor Cider quietly fermenting in its barrels in West End, but the day of sale approaches, so it’s time to get bottling. The Kirkby Fruit Project has been bottling apple juice for several years now, and a messy process it is too. As the juice comes […]

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Runners at the start of the Kirkbymoorside 10K 2014

The Kirkbymoorside 10K has sold out

A whole 11 days ahead of the event the 18th Kirkbymoorside 10k (sponsored by The Lion Inn, NSF & Kitching Walker) has sold all 500 places. This is a fantastic achievement considering the running calendar is so full of races these days and the Tour de Yorkshire decided the share the Bank Holiday weekend too. Here’s […]

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Musical Memories – summer programme

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NYCC elections: Liberal Democrats manifesto

More from the candidates in the forthcoming election to represent the Kirkbymoorside Division on the North Yorkshire County Council.  Here’s Steve Mason for the Liberal Democrats. As your local Liberal Democrats candidate I am asking you vote for me in the North Yorkshire County Council elections on May 4th. I came to Yorkshire in 1991 […]

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May walks with the Ramblers

Here are the walks available in May with the local branch of the Ramblers. 7th May:  10.00 am start. Danby Church. 10 miles, grid ref.NZ 708 085, Leader J Wiseman. No dogs allowed. 14th May:  10.00 am start. Chop Gate Car Park. 10 miles, grid ref.SE 559 993, Leader M Waind. Dogs on short lead […]

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Ings Lane earmarked for £475,000 upgrade

The scheme planned for Ings Lane is part of £5.1m allocated to North Yorkshire by the Government to “support the county’s economic growth”. The upgrade will include alterations to the roundabout with the A170 to allow easier HGV turning movements, and “localised widening, strengthening and edge reinforcement” on Ings Lane itself. A county council spokesman […]

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A 10K message from the Natural Health Centre

If you’re preparing for the Kirkbymoorside 10k on Sunday 30th April here’s some tips to help prevent injury and get the best out of yourself on the day: 1. Stretches Don’t do static stretches (holding a stretched muscle in a fixed position for 30 seconds or longer) before running. Dynamic stretching (stretching using rhythmic movement […]

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