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The Boon Hill Brigade – Appeal for info

Calling any members/ relatives of Royal Observer Corps Boon Hill, Kirkbymoorside. We are publishing a booklet on this small group and we need your stories or adventures. If you want to contribute please get in touch. The post was active during WWII right up to 1991. We will be printing at the end of May 2017, so […]

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Health & Wellbeing in rural areas

The Local Government Association recently published a new report in partnershop with Public Health England which makes interesting reading. Their introduction in the summary begins: Some people who live in cities and large towns may think of rural England as a homogeneous array of green fields and farming land. However, this is far from the […]

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New project will empower Ryedale community to make ideas a reality

Coast and Vale Community Action (CaVCA) has been awarded funding from the BIG Lottery Reaching Communities Fund to help people in the district of Ryedale and the borough of Scarborough make the changes they want to see in their communities. The project will support people and groups to take action on locally identified issues to […]

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A glimpse into the past!

As part of the Kirkbymoorside History Group’s project to create an archive, we worked alongside the children from Key Stage Two and the school’s history club. Our project was to recreate a map of the town showing the householders listed in a survey dated 1730, which came as part of The Court Collection.  The task […]

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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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Moorlands Meet-up Group

Chatter box re-opens on Friday 15th April, 1pm to 3pm. Come along for a cuppa and a chat. Upstairs in the Kirkbymoorside Library. See you there.

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Kirkby Fruit Project makes community awards

Kirkby Fruit Project makes a small profit from the sale of apple juice and other produce, and uses this to make donations to local volunteer run groups which benefit the Kirkbymoorside community. Donations are intended to buy, or help buy, an item to improve members’ experience by providing something that otherwise may be out of […]

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Do you have a tramp or a Fat Betty??

This is an appeal for anyone with a Lewis Creighton painting of a tramp lighting a pipe or Fat Betty? They were very popular a one time and we would like to include a copy in the book. Do you know of anyone who could send us an image? John Creighton has been busy trying […]

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History Group – Sort and Sift Session

Come along to our next Sort and Sift Day – Monday 11th April from 10 am till 3 pm. we will be working in the new library – upstairs in Church House, Market Place. Everyone welcome! We still have lots to do…     Funded by the Two Ridings Community Foundation                         […]

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Kirkbymoorside Baby & Toddler Group Table Top Sale Poster

Kirkbymoorside baby and toddler group table top sale

Taking place at the Memorial Hall on Saturday March 5th, 9.30-12.30. Tables available. Don’t miss – bargains to be had!

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History Group Sift and Sort Sessions a Success!

Thanks to all those who have come to see us working our way through a mountain of documentation. Those who stayed on to open up the mystery bundles of papers have uncovered some amazing facts; polling records from 1832 listing every voter and their address across 28 villages, court and jury listings for all the […]

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Don’t Miss the Sixties! Kirkby Library Event

Come along tomorrow morning (Saturday 21st Nov) and see the children’s entries, Kirkby images from the 60s and catch the final showing of ‘Kirkby Fest 2013’ at 11am! The display is on from 10am until 12noon for one morning only – drop and have a chat.

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Kirkby fest 2013 Documentary has arrived!

The Moorside Room – Wednesday November 18th – catch the first ever screenings of the local documentary about Kirkby Fest 2013! Our joint event about John Arden and his work in Kirkbymoorside held back in Sept 2013 was filmed and the work is now ready to be shown. It includes clips of the original David […]

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Kirkby’s Very Own Heritage Orchard – Almost there?

The work of the Kirkby Fruit Pickers is well known in the town and the recent community juicing days proved ever popular. The history group has been working with Chris Simmonds and her team to identify and preserve the diverse collection of old heritage trees found in and around Kirkby. This has led to the discovery […]

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2016 Kirkbymoorside Calendar – Out Now!

The new 2016 Kirkbymoorside Calendar is out now – just £7 each – hurry and don’t miss out – we only print a limited number… They are available from the following outlets: Children in Distress & Something Special in the Market Place, KMS and also Past to Presents Antiques on the corner of Howe End. […]

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Work in the Churchyard

Regular visitors to All Saints Churchyard may have noticed the spreading damage to our weeping ash, caused by rot and decay in one of the main branches. With the assistance of a grant from the Kirkbymoorside Town Council, the PCC were able to employ a tree surgeon to remove the affected branches which will help to retain this iconic […]

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Splash of Colour

Despite numerous attempts to keep the Millennium Garden next to All Saints Church accessible, it is often overgrown. However one local resident took the initiative and, with permission, scattered a packet of wildflower seeds last year onto a patch of earth. They grew well and thankfully have taken again this year. They provide a wonderful splash of colour and seem popular […]

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Colin Woof

We are pleased to say that the headstone bought with funds raised through the Colin Woof Appeal has finally been erected by Dales of Thirsk. It is a wonderful tribute to Colin and his parents. Coincidentally we have been contacted by another cousin of Colin, who had only just learned of his death and wished to […]

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Good Neighbour Scheme launched

Good Neighbours’ schemes are being rolled out across North Yorkshire to offer practical support to people living in rural areas. Good Neighbours schemes have been successfully operating across England for many years with the support of their local Rural Community Council. There is now a push to create a national network of ‘good neighbours’ and […]

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Ryedale community organisations – grants up to £5,000 available

A last minute reminder that communities across Ryedale can benefit benefit from £45,000 of District Council funding for small scale community projects, as the Community Grants fund for 2015/16 is launched. The scheme is open to any community based organisation in Ryedale for a grant of up to £5,000 for projects such as equipment or […]

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New Book from Kirkby History Group

A Moorside Minglement is the title of the next publication from the Kirkbymoorside History Group. It is a collection of six stories all linked to our town directly or indirectly, from forbidden love to community support for a call for help, from a mysterious stone on the moors to hidden treasures! The book will be […]

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Totally Socially 2015 – be part of something special‏

Totally Socially brings together social enterprises, small businesses, independent traders and community groups from across Yorkshire to celebrate the great work they do in their communities and to inspire people to use enterprise as a way of bringing about positive change. Our speakers on July 10 will be Nick Temple, Deputy Chief Executive of Social […]

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In Memory of Colin

At last! The new seat dedicated to Colin Woof has been installed and is in place at the end of the road where he and his family lived. We also heard today that the total raised for charity from items sent to the charity shop has now reached £405.! Good news all round.  

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Botton Village sign

News from Botton Village

Botton Village in North Yorkshire is having it’s whole way of life threatened. Botton Buddies have put together a short 30 minute documentary that helps to explain what has been going on in Botton and where we are at now. Botton Village – A unique and wonderful community Being a Camphill community means sharing lives […]

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Poster for 'A celebration of Appleton le Moors' event

A celebration of Appleton le Moors

Yorkshire based artist Anne Thalheim inspired a group of her friends and neighbours from Appleton Le Moors to create a unique art installation in four community buildings. Their artwork celebrates the annual events, interest groups, history and crucially, the volunteers who year after year, ensure these building’s are maintained, funded and continue to provide for […]

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Welburn Hall Display

Wednesday 1st April sees the second of the Kirkbymoorside History Group’s displays this year in the Moorside Room (Old Library) between 9am and 5pm. The group are appealing for memories and stories relating to Welburn Hall School and its pupils. Members will be on hand to chat, along with photos of former pupils and teachers, […]

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Goodbye Colin – Thank you all!

Kirkbymoorside gave Colin a wonderful send off last Thursday (6th March), when the town turned out in style to say farewell to this local character. All Saints Church was filled with over 130 residents, friends and well-wishers for a moving yet heart-warming service of remembrance for this unassuming man. Rev Mark Brosnan spoke of Colin’s […]

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Colin Woof Appeal – Update

Kirkbymoorside has been wonderful in its response to our appeal to bring Colin home for burial. We have had so many collections and donations from former work colleagues and friends, far and wide, to raise funds, we are very hopeful of raising the £1500 needed to cover the basic costs. If you wish to know more please contact us […]

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History Group invite you for a cuppa and a chat

Wednesday 4th February 2015 – A Tea and Chat Session – Moorside Room – 9.30 – 5pm The Kirkbymoorside History Group is planning a series of exhibitions and drop-in sessions throughout the year beginning with a Tea & Chat session on Wednesday 4th February 2015 at the Moorside Room (aka Old Library) in Kirkbymoorside. We are […]

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Latest KHG books back in stock

Following on from the Kirkbymoorside History Group’s book launch and exhibition at the beginning of December, when all stocks of books were sold out, we are pleased to say that new supplies have arrived and both Digging for Yennits – outlining life in Dale End, Kirkbymoorside in the 1920s – and Bread and Cheese – which features […]

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