Walking with the Ramblers

We’re pleased to say that we will soon be bringing you regular details of walks organised by the local branch of the Ramblers. The Ramblers, formerly known as the Ramblers’ Association, is the largest walkers’ rights organisation in Great Britain and aims to represent the interests of walkers. It is a registered charity with around […]

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Bittern locomotive

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Bittern, the UK’s fastest steam engine in preservation

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) is delighted to welcome Class A4 Pacific ‘Bittern’ to its Spring Steam Gala (25 – 27 April & 2 – 5 May) for two weekends of intense steam traction. Having become the first UK steam engine to reach 90 mph in three high speed record runs on the East […]

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Scotch Corner Chapel

Scotch Corner Chapel to open its doors

A beautiful, tiny chapel and its unusual sculptures will be open to the public on three special open days this year. Scotch Corner Chapel, near the village of Oldstead in the North York Moors National Park, was built by local man and Ampleforth College master John Bunting. The chapel is a war memorial to those […]

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European musical chairs in Yorkshire

From Len Tingle, BBC Political Editor for Yorkshire, from the BBC web site: As we head towards the European Parliamentary elections later this year it might be useful to reflect on the remarkable game of MEP musical chairs in the Yorkshire and Humber constituency since the last polls. There’s been such an unprecedented round of […]

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Pickering guided walks – starting in May

Pickering Town Guided Walks round the historic centre have now run for more than twelve years on Monday mornings throughout the summer from beginning of May to the end of October. These have been enjoyed by many visitors and indeed by residents. The team especially welcome residents and former residents who can add to their […]

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Discounted tickets for NYMR’s Swinging Sixties event

In conjunction with Pickering’s Swinging Sixties Festival, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is holding a Swinging Sixties weekend on June 14 and 15, with events and live shows at Pickering Station, Levisham Station and Goathland Station. And the good news is that if you book your train tickets on line for either day, before May […]

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‘Roamin in the gloamin’ with the Ryedale Walking Group

Helping you to take advantage of the good weather (off and on), and the light evenings, Ryedale Walking Group will be doing a 5 mile walk (easy – 400ft/120m) covering The Broates, Cottage Leas and Middleton on the evening of Tuesday evening, 29th April. Start at 6.30pm from Pickering Memorial Hall. (SE796841). New members welcome. […]

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Teenagers to benefit from new bus discount

Local bus company East Yorkshire Motor Services has launched a new discount card for 16-18 year olds. The Go Card, which gives young people 20% off bus fares, is available to anyone aged 16, 17 or 18 in Hull, East Yorkshire and North Yorkshire. Beth Sawyers, 17, with the first Go card to be issued […]

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Register for the European elections

On May 22nd, European Parliamentary elections are taking place across the UK, including here in Pickering, where we are able to vote for the six members of the EU Parliament who represent the Yorkshire and Humber region. You must be registered in order to vote. If you are already registered, you should have received a […]

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Good news for drivers

Two good news items for drivers were announced this week. Firstly the long awaited park and ride scheme in Whitby will open tomorrow. Whitby is a favourite destination for a local day out – seaside, shopping, and fish and chips, what more could you want? – but parking is well-nigh impossible on summer weekends, so […]

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Funeral arrangements

Patricia MURRAY died on April 7, aged 63.  Her funeral will be held at 1.20 pm tomorrow, Thursday April 17, at Woodlands Crematorium, Scarborough.  Flowers welcome, but donations in lieu, if wished, may be made to the Heart Unit at Scarborough Hospital and a plate will be provided at the service. Clifford Paul (Cliff) WARRINER […]

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WI baton carriers visit Beck Isle Museum

Whilst carrying a special centenary baton on its journey around the WI’s North Eastern Federation last Friday, (a project being carried out over the next two years throughout the whole of the WI Federations in England and Wales), some of the party escorting the baton between between Whitby and Pickering decided to pay a visit […]

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Great poetry at the Ryedale Festival

The programme for the 2014 Ryedale Festival is now available, and you can download a full copy from the Festival’s splendid new web site. In addition to the usual feast of musical entertainment, the Festival offers a couple of unexpected gems in the form of two outstanding poets. No lesser person that the Poet Laureate […]

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Easter timetable for the 128 bus

If you are planning to be out and about by bus over the Easter holiday, note that EYMS buses (including the 128 service from  Helmsley to Scarborough via Pickering) run to special schedules over the Easter weekend: Good Friday: Sunday services will run on most routes today. Service X20, 350 & Goole Town buses will […]

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Pickering 60s Festival news

The Pickering 60s Festival event is held over 5 days of which the main attraction is live sixties music from both headline and local bands. Other activities include a parade of classic sixties vehicles, fancy dress, period hairstyling, memorabilia stalls, kiddies rides and much more. During the evening on each day of the event there […]

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Molly

Can you help find Molly?

At around 5pm on Friday 28th March our lovely Golden Retriever Molly went missing when we were out walking in Lowna near Gillamoor. So it is now two weeks and despite trying every avenue she has not returned to us. Molly is 12 years old. If you have any information please PHONE 01751 411992 – […]

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Easter treat from the Berlin Philharmonic

If you are already weary of family fun trails to find eggs and Easter bunnies, and want a little grown up entertainment over the holiday, why not treat yourself to a concert by the world renowned Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra?  No, you don’t have to fly to Berlin, the concert is being broadcast live at 6.00 […]

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Scott Bikes Test Day at Dalby

Dalby Bike Barn, in the Great Yorkshire Forest of Dalby is hosting an exclusive bike test day with one of the world’s leading bike manufacturers Scott. There will be a full range of ladies and gents bikes available on the day. And whether you’re new to cycling or an expert, there will be entry level […]

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Choice of walks with Ryedale Walking Group

A combination of better weather and lighter nights make it a good time to get out your walking boots. Ryedale Walking Group has two walks coming up shortly, including the first evening walk of the year, a nice short one, so you can break yourself in easily if you haven’t walked for a while. The […]

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Pickering Flood Scheme

Work on the bund control structure has progressed well in the last few weeks. The photos show the meander in Pickering Beck where it will be located, viewed from Blansby Park Lane. First one on 1 Jan 14 with trees felled, then on 21 Mar and finally 5 Apr showing progress. A new channel has […]

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Women’s Institute Centenary celebrations hit the rails

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) welcomes the Woman’s Institute (WI) on Friday 11th April as two members of the North Yorkshire East Federation carry a special centenary baton on the 2pm service from Whitby to Pickering as part of the WI’s centenary celebrations. The special centenary baton will be carried on the NYMR as […]

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April events at the Sun Inn

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Pickering Library host World Book Night event

World Book Night on 23rd April is a national celebration of reading and books that sees passionate volunteers give away specially printed World Book Night books, and also books of their own, in their communities to share their love of reading with people who, for whatever reason, don’t read for pleasure or own books. Across […]

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Ryedale Festival programme

Excitement is mounting as the time approaches for announcement of the full programme for this year’s Ryedale Festival. It has become a tradition that most of the Festival programme will remain under wraps until the Launch Concert, which takes place this coming Friday, but just to whet your appetite here are a few leaks from […]

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Playathon for children’s hospice

The Malton White Star Band is staging a ‘Playathon’, a marathon of music to raise funds for the Martin House Children’s Hospice “Good Night’s Sleep” appeal.  No good night’s sleep for them, the plan is to play continuously for 24 hours!  Wow. The event will take place in St Michael’s church in Malton town centre, […]

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Natalie demonstrating butter making at the Beck Isle Museum

Trip Advisor awards Beck Isle Museum top spot for Pickering visitor attraction

The latest news from the Museum including details of the award: Easter Egg Trail – Following last year’s very successful trial with a children’s Easter Egg Hunt Competition, the museum has decided to again hold such an event. The competition will be running from last weekend (April 5th) until Easter Sunday (20th), normal museum entrance […]

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Pickering’s Jason Cavill wins gruelling 10 mile race

Pickering’s Jayson Cavill stormed to victory at the legendary Blakey Blitz fell race. A pack of 16 Pickering Running Club (PRC) members gathered at the Lion Inn for the start of the gruelling 10-mile route. Bathed in spring sunshine, the 95 runners dashed down to Rosedale towards Fryupdale before returning over open moor and enduring […]

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Work begins on second platform at Whitby for NYMR

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) is delighted to announce that work commenced on the second platform at Whitby Station on Monday 3rd March. The scheme, developed by the NYMR in partnership with Network Rail (and running under the NYMR’s project management), involves an investment of over £2m in Whitby’s railway facilities. The scheme is […]

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Funeral arrangements

This week brings the sad news of no less than four funerals of Pickering residents. Dorothy (Iris) ELLERBY died on March 16, aged 91.  Her funeral will take  place at 11.00 am on Tuesday April 8 at Potter Hill Methodist Church, Pickering, followed by interment in Pickering Cemetery. Family flowers only, please, but donations if […]

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Run a Ryedale tourism business? Need to know more about Social Media?

Then come to a free workshop tomorrow afternoon in Pickering. Ryedale District Council are delighted to offer local tourism businesses the opportunity to benefit from the popular Superfast North Yorkshire Online Marketing workshops that have until now been ineligible to attend. We are able to provide one workshop session free of charge to tourism businesses […]

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