Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day (Saturday November 11) will soon be here, so you might want to dig out your poppy, or better still buy a new one (though we recognise that not everyone thinks it appropriate to support this cause). If you do, however, do you know the proper etiquette? No? Well, I didn’t either, so I […]

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Find a new hobby at Hovingham Village Market

The dark evenings are upon us, time to be thinking of a new hobby perhaps. Looking for inspiration? Something different? Here’s a few ideas of where you can try a new skill and make your own unique gifts: Make your own personalised handprinted card bunting, gift tags, wrapping paper with Hannah Turlington, Lino print artist. […]

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Kirkby Fruit Project calls time on apple donations

From Kirkby Fruit Project: A big big thank you to all the lovely people who have donated their apples to Kirkby Fruit Project this year. Apples of all shapes and sizes have poured in, in quantities big and small, and thanks to your generosity we have juiced over five tons! As a result, we have […]

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Age UK shop appeals for donations

Age UK shops across Ryedale, including ours here in Kirkbymoorside, are appealing for people to declutter for the Big Bag Challenge. The charity is encouraging people to donate their unworn or unwanted clothes. A spokesman for Age UK, said: Taking part in The Big Bag Challenge couldn’t be easier, which is why we’re asking everyone […]

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November walks with the Ramblers

The local branch of the Ramblers is offering four Sunday walks in November. There’s still time to get a bit of exercise before the party season is upon us. 5th November:  10.00 am start. Hawnby Moorgate. 10 miles, grid ref.SE 540 917,  Leader – J Wiseman. Dogs on short lead allowed. 12th November:  10.00 am […]

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Norman conquest of Yorkshire

William of Normandy defeated Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 thus becoming “The Conqueror” of England, and its king until his death in 1087: every schoolboy knows that. But have you ever considered just how ‘the conquering’ happened? William’s army was small, and in hostile territory. England covered a large area, and […]

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Two great community events next Sunday

Next Sunday, October 29, as well as being the day that European summer time ends (don’t forget to put those clocks back) sees the return of two popular local events, the Give or Take Day, and Community Juicing. The Give or Take event takes place, as usual, in the Memorial Hall on Sunday morning, though […]

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Halloween Walk – 31 Oct

Meet us outside the Library at 7pm on Tuesday 31 October – all welcome

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2018 Kirkbymoorside Calendars – Out Now

The Kirkbymoorside History Group has produced its calendar for 2018, and copies are available now from the Children in Distress Shop in town, or by contacting the group via its website. There are only 75 copies printed so make sure you get a copy now. The theme this year is Kirkbymoorside – A Traditional Working […]

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UK’s best restaurant at Oldstead

A recent survey by the website Tripadvisor to find the UK’s ten best restaurants put the Black Swan at Oldstead at the top of the list. Just 14 miles from Kirkbymoorside, the Black Swan sounds like it could be a great night out, though only for a very special occasion as it seems to offer […]

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An evening of ghost stories at York Cold War Bunker

Mark Haddon, author of the literary phenomenon “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time”, has now written a macabre tale inspired by the York Cold War Bunker. Mark’s post-apocalyptic story is part of a new collection of fiction set at our properties –“Eight Ghosts: The English Heritage Book of New Ghost Stories”. Meet […]

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New voyage of discovery for HM Bark Endeavour, the full-scale replica of Captain Cook’s ship

The replica of one of the most famous ships in the history of maritime exploration is being prepared for a new voyage along the North York Moors coast to Whitby. In August a partnership led by Whitby businessman Andrew Fiddler purchased HM Bark Endeavour, one of only two full-scale replicas in the world of the […]

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October half term at Beck Isle Museum

Looking for something to do during half term? There is plenty going on at Beck Isle Museum: Fossil Hunters Tues 24 Oct, 11am-3pm Do you fancy being a dinosaur detective? Take part in our family fun activities and find out about fossils, search for clues in the ground and learn more about dinosaurs. Rural Craft […]

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Visitors to school

Ryedale pupils behind new basketball facility

On Monday 9th October 2017, Ryedale School were delighted to welcome Mr Angus Ashworth, Mayor of Kirkbymoorside and Mrs Jill Wells, Town Councillor (also Headteacher of Sinnington CP School) to Ryedale School to host an assembly. The purpose of the visit was to congratulate two of our students: Bailey Crossland (Year 10) and George Stead […]

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Coach trips to music, with the WEA

No less than three trips to a musical event are being arranged by the Pickering branch of the WEA in the near future. Why not take advantage of a coach with pick-ups right here in Kirkbymoorside and avoid struggling through the winter weather? And coaches also pick up only in Sinnington and Pickering, so you […]

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Late October walks with Ryedale Walking Group

Ryedale Walking Group is offering the following walks in late October. New members are always welcome, and there’s still time to enjoy the autumn colours before winter sets in. Sunday 22nd October: Sutton Bank & Boltby circular 7.5 miles (moderate+) 1300ft Park/Start: 10:30 Sutton Bank visitor centre (SE516830) Car parking £4.50   Tuesday 24th October: […]

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Major restoration work at Byland Abbey

Its spectacular rose window was the inspiration for York Minster, but a restoration effort 90 years ago threatened to do almost as much damage as Henry VIII…. Byland Abbey, on the southern fringe of the North York Moors National Park, one of the most spectacular yet possibly least known of Yorkshire’s ruined medieval monasteries, was […]

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Nightmares in Norfolk? Bad dreams in Helmsley

North Country Theatre has been in business, taking theatre to remote locations in village halls, small theatres, arts centres, churches, auction marts, castles, railway waiting rooms, hotels, and gardens, since 1996. I found them a few years later, on their annual visit to the Helmsley Arts Centre, and have since been a regular supporter. Over […]

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Barbers Shop Kirkbymoorside Prize Draw

Barbers Shop 25th anniversary prize draw

The barbers shop is running a prize draw to celebrate Rob’s 25 years in the town – everyone who gets their hair cut is entered so get on down there!! And congratulations to Rob – great acheievement! If you have a message for him just leave it in the comment box below:

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whoopWHOOP! 2018

Fundraising for York Against Cancer. In June 2017 we decided to raise money for York Against Cancer, a local charity very close to our hearts. It provides care and support to people affected by cancer and their families – not just in York but more widely in North and East Yorkshire. We wanted to show […]

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Horse Lads

“The writing on the wall: the concealed communities of the East Yorkshire horse lads” is the subject of a forthcoming talk at the Helmsley Archaeological and Historical Society. Tucked away in the granaries and barns of East Yorkshire are the remains of 19th and 20th century graffiti, created by the horse lads of East Yorkshire. […]

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Out and About: Saltaire

Continuing our occasional series of things to do and see on a day out, with another post from our roving reporter Veronica Pearson. ‘An enjoyable day out in Bradford’ is not a phrase that would spring unbidden to many minds. But if you substitute ‘Saltaire’ for ‘Bradford’ the enterprise looks altogether more hopeful and, formally […]

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Ghostly illuminations at Whitby Abbey

From English Heritage: Cast light on a dark history this Halloween! See Bram Stoker’s inspiration in a new light as Whitby Abbey is bathed in dramatic illuminations once again. This year we’ll be lighting the abbey every evening for a whole week – it’s going to be ‘spooktacular’! Have your camera at the ready as […]

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York panto star Berwick Kaler fights back after heart bypass operation

York Theatre Royal’s legendary panto dame Berwick Kaler gave an exclusive interview to York Press about how he’s getting ready for Christmas following heart surgery surgery earlier this year. This year’s Jack and the Beanstalk will be Berwick’s 39th pantomime. The full York Theatre Royal panto family is back as Berwick is joined again by […]

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You’re invited to a Community Open Day

There will be information stalls by a variety of organisations including community support and funding advice plus lunch and refreshments.

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New Bin Collection Day Lookup Page

The District Council has recently launched a new bin collection page on the website which uses a more user friendly streetname or postcode lookup form instead of a google map search. This allows the user to see their forthcoming collection days and download a schedule of dates for the coming months ahead in PDF printable […]

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The 1812 Theatre Company @ Helmsley Arts Centre present ….

Di and Viv and Rose by Amelia Bullmore. Age Recommendation 14+ directed by Natasha Jones Starring Florrie Stockbridge, Kerrianne Linning and Natasha Jones ‘How do you want to live here? I mean we could come and go and lead separate lives. Or we could really live together. What do you think?’ Aged 18, three women […]

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Job Opportunity at Helmsley Arts Centre

Technician needed at our lively local arts centre – details below:

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WEA talk on farming

The new season of monthly talks offered by the Pickering branch of the WEA begins this coming Friday with Gareth Wyn Evans on the subject of ‘Farming Todaty’.

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October highlights at Helmsley Arts Centre

Here’s a taste of what’s on this month at the Helmsley Arts Centre:

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