On yer bike (horse, two feet ….)

Ryedale residents are being invited to add their views on plans to boost car-free routes in the district The Raising Cycling in Ryedale Group and Pickering Town Council are hosting a public meeting on Tuesday 30th September, at 7.30pm, Pickering Memorial Hall. The meeting is aimed at increasing the number of safe “greenway”, car-free routes between […]

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Frack Free Ryedale – Meeting tonight

We are very pleased to report that a lot of people have joined us through our website and in person recently, as fracking has been making headline news both locally, nationally and internationally over the last few weeks. Also, more and more of you have been getting in touch to ask how you can become […]

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Just over a week left to spot pink sheep

People have just over a week left to track down pink sheep hidden around the North York Moors, Howardian Hills and Yorkshire Coast. Ranging from cakes to giant sculptures, the sheep are being displayed as part of the ‘Lost Sheep in Pink Jersey’s’ campaign which finishes on 20 September. There are over 200 sheep on […]

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Helmsley Arts Centre Culture Conference 16 Oct‏ober

This is an invitation to Artists, Venues, Museums, Promoters, Businesses, and anyone interested in the potential of our cultural landscape. How can arts and cultural organisations help businesses become more successful? And vice versa? How can we build and shape the cultural sector in Ryedale? And how can we work together to make our region […]

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Red Letter Day

Sep 10th was a red letter day for Pickering, with few people even knowing. It was the day the newly formed channel of Pickering Beck was opened up to take water through the recently completed control structure of the town’s flood defence bund. Within the next week, the by-pass channel, which has been diverting water […]

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Message from The Environment Agency

I thought it would be useful to let readers know that we are connecting Pickering Beck in to the permanent channel that runs through the reservoir embankment today. As such, there will unfortunately be an unavoidable amount of silt released some of which could potentially be carried down to Pickering. We have installed silt protection […]

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National Marine Charity Urges Yorkshire Residents To Take Up Beach Cleaning Challenge

The Marine Conservation Society is looking for people to join beach cleans around the county coastline. The UK’s leading marine charity says it hopes people who love the coast around Yorkshire will take part in a nationwide beach clean event which includes clean-ups at Robin’s Hood Bay, Scarborough, Filey and Flamborough. The Marine Conservation Society […]

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National Parks Manifesto: Parks need stronger protection and a fairer share of resources

“National Parks in the 21stCentury: A Manifesto for the next Westminster Government” argues that National Parks are essential to the nation’s health and well-being and are an important part of our cultural heritage. The manifesto – the first of its kind produced by CNP – says that National Parks, such as the Yorkshire Dales, Peak […]

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A clean sweep for safety

With summer drawing to a close, Chimney Fire Safety Week (9 –15 September) provides a timely reminder to make sure that your chimney is ready for the winter months ahead. As part of the national Fire Kills campaign, North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service are urging householders to ensure their chimney is safe and to […]

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WW1 heritage day at Pickering library

People with a passion for local history or who had relatives who fought in WW1 and would like to find out more about them are being invited to Pickering library for a heritage day. The heritage day will take place at Pickering Library on Saturday 13th September between 10am-2pm. Local history groups from around Ryedale […]

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Pickering Museum welcomes visitors from afar

Beck Isle Museum recently had another visit from a group of Hong Kong Methodist students, they were travelling round Britain on the Wesley Methodist Trail. They visited the Museum specifically to see the tribute to George Piercy, the Pickering Minister who is famous as the Father of Chinese Methodism. The visitors had travelled down from […]

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Scapegoat-Cover

The Scapegoat – Meet the Author

‘The Scapegoat is the first biography ever written about one of Britain’s most marginalised military figures. In 1914 Rear Admiral Sir Christopher (Kit) Cradock was held responsible for the worst naval disaster for 100 years– The Battle of Coronel – in which he and 1660 men died.’ Author Steve Dun will be at Kirkbymoorside Church […]

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2014 Heritage Diesel Gala, 12 – 14 September

This September visitors to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) will be in for a treat as the annual heritage diesel gala takes over the North Yorkshire heritage railway. Over the three day gala, the NYMR are delighted to welcome D6700 Class 37, 31466 Class 31, 50015 Class 50 ‘Valiant’ and 55002 Class 55 ‘Kings […]

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Low Hall

Reflections on War – WWI Display

The next WWI exhibition will be on 24th September in the Church House Library (upstairs) Kirkbymoorside and is called ‘Reflections on War’. It will focus on four essays written in the 1920s by a local resident Charles Clark Frank, who lived with his family at Low Hall. After serving in WWI he returned home and several years later put some […]

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September walks with Ryedale Walking Group

Sunday 14 September: Dianne will be leading a 6.5 mile (easy) walk with 310ft/95m of ascent from Jervaulx Abbey in lovely Lower Wensleydale. Park/Start: 1.00pm Abbey Tearoom Car Park (SE169856). Optional pub meal after walk. Car sharing advised – please contact Dianne to arrange. Sunday 21 September: Phil will be leading an 11.5 miles (challenging […]

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Scarborough Poetry Walk

Explore Scarborough with an audio poetry tour, featuring poems inspired by the town and its coastline. The Scarborough Poetry Walk has been created by Oxford Playhouse and Live Canon ensemble. Pick up an MP3 player, headphones and an illustrated map from the Stephen Joseph Theatre Box Office and set off on a guided walk with […]

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Northanger Abbey

Late summer shows in Pickering

This September/October/November there will be a wonderful opportunity to see three very different plays, organised through Rural Arts, all showing at the Memorial Hall, Pickering. The first, Northanger Abbey, (on Thursday 25 September) tells the story of the young and unlikely heroine Catherine Morland (played by Antonia Christophers, Game of Thrones, the Hours), who falls […]

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Roadworks ‘rumour’ triggers fracking fears

Fears that fracking may start in Ryedale within the next week have escalated after a whistleblower from North Yorkshire County Council suggested that council chiefs have set aside money to widen roads to a private company’s Ryedale drilling site. Campaign group Frack Free North Yorkshire, set up in a bid to stop gas companies from […]

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Exhibition of paintings at the Sun Inn

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Kill the Midwife: pop up theatre at Butterwick

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September walks with the Ramblers

Here are the walks on offer in September with the Ryedale group of the Ramblers. 7th September Sledmere Eleanor Cross, 9 miles, grid ref. SE 928 645, Leader M Willis. 10.00 am start. Dogs on lead allowed. 14th September Birdsall, 10 miles, grid ref. SE 819 652, Leader N. Emery. 10.00 am start. No dogs […]

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Morris Minor Rally at Ryedale Folk Museum

From Ryedale Folk Museum The Morris Minor Car Rally, which has been organised by York Morris Minor Club, returns for its fifth year! There will be over 40 cars, of all makes and models on display including Morris Minors, Austin 1800′s, BMW Isetta’s, Sinclair C5 and everything in-between! The event takes place from 10.00am to […]

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Live relays, coming soon

When live broadcasts from theatres and concert halls were first introduced, some years ago, they were a rare treat. Now they come thick and fast, and the next couple of months seem to be particularly busy. Here’s a roundup of forthcoming plays being shown at the Palace cinema in Malton, and (in most cases) also […]

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Autumn courses with the WEA

Has all that sunshine and barbecuing turned your brain to mush? If it’s time to think about something improving for the autumn, why not have a look at the courses on offer from the WEA? dinosaur footprint Autumn courses with the WEA The Pickering branch  is offering ten week courses on The Age of Revolution […]

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Art classes with John Creighton

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Ryedale Book Festival

After a successful 2013 festival, Ryedale Book Festival is back on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th October 2014. There are plenty of exciting children and adult events to attend, with more than just books on offer, from award-winning writers and crafts to cookery, famous explorers and even some wildlife! Across the weekend, we will be […]

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Ryedale Folk Museum turns 50

From Ryedale Folk Museum: North Yorkshire’s Lord-Lieutenant Lord Crathorne officially marked the 50th birthday of Ryedale Folk Museum with a festive celebration attended by volunteers, staff, life members and dignitaries. First opened in 1964, the Ryedale Folk Museum has grown from very humble beginnings and now stands at six acres, with twenty heritage buildings and […]

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Special commemoration offer from Camp Beck Isle for 2014

As a special gesture to mark the commemoration of the anniversary of WWI, Beck Isle Museum is offering half price entry to anyone in uniform or 1940s dress over the three days of the Pickering War Weekend. Inside the museum, we shall have on view our fantastic commemorative WWI display, covering 10 display cabinets with […]

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Local model shop owner dies

Dennis SHIPMAN, owner of Puffers toy and model shop in Park Street, Pickering, died on August 4, after a short illness, aged 67. Dennis was well known amongst the local railway modelling fraternity.  John Stewart, Secretary of the Whitby and District Model Railway Club said: Dennis was a regular at our shows, with his own […]

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Autumn and winter season at the SJT

The brochure is now available for the autumn and winter season at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, running through until Janaury 2015. Highlights include a production by the resident company of Alan Ayckbourn’s “Roundelay”, Northern Broadsides with the ever popular “She Stoops to Conquer”, and (a personal favourite), a welcome return of North Country […]

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