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Guided walk of Rosedale East Mines with HAHS

Helmsley Archaeological and Historical Society continues its summer programme on Saturday July 9 with a conducted walk on Rosedale East Side to view remains of ironstone mines and calcining kilns, lead by Patrick and Linda Chambers from the Rosedale History Society. The meeting point is Updale Reading Room, opposite row of cottages named School Row, […]

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July walks with the Ryedale Walking Group

The Ryedale Walking Group  will be doing the following walks in the first half of July: Saturday 2nd July: Goathland to Levisham for NYMR 60’s weekend (7.7 miles moderate) 760ft. Park: around Pickering, walk to station to catch the 9:25 am train to Goathland. Start walk: 10:10 am Goathland station (NZ836013). Return 3:20 pm or […]

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Dark skies above Rievaulx Abbey, North York Moors Credit Russell Norman Photography

National Park happily in the dark

The most detailed ever satellite maps of England’s light pollution and dark skies, have today been released by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE), confirming that the North York Moors National Park (NYMNP) has some of the very darkest skies possible and no severe light pollution. Findings, produced using satellite images captured at 1:30am […]

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Great discount on tickets for York Mystery Plays

With just over two weeks to go until the end of the run of the Mystery Plays 2016, York Minster has announced a 50% discount on all unsold evening tickets for that day’s performance to give as many people as possible the change to experience this spectacular show. The Very Reverend Dean of York, Vivienne […]

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Runner injured by car – were you a witness?

Last Sunday 12th June a partially sighted runner was taking part with her sighted partner in the Hard Moors Marathon and had run down together from Blakey on the road into Hutton le Hole. Having crossed the cattle grid on the entrance to the village they were dropping down the hill into the village when […]

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July walks with the Ramblers

Four walks on offer with the local group of the Ramblers in July: 3rd July: 10.00 am start. Coneysthorpe Cross Roads.  10miles, grid ref. SE 707 712, Leader A. Strickland.  No dogs allowed. 10th July: 10.00 am start. Ingleby Greenhow. 10miles, grid ref. NZ 582 063, Leader A. Fuller. 24th July: 10.00 am start. Ampleforth. […]

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More walks with Ryedale Walking Group

What a mixed bag of weather, but there are some good days, so out with the walking boots and into the countryside for some fresh air and exercise. The Ryedale Walking Group invites you to join the following walks in the second half of June: Saturday 18th June: a Whitby Circular Walk (7.5 miles easy+) […]

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Railway in Wartime ‘Bomb Happy’

New for 2016, The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is working with York Normandy Veterans and Everwitch Theatre to create an innovative new verbatim play as part of the annual Railway in Wartime event. The play will be based on the first hand experiences of D-Day and the subsequent battles to liberate France by the last […]

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Flower Festival at Castle Howard

Castle Howard’s Flower Festival‏

Castle Howard’s grand interiors will play host to an array of spectacular floral displays at its annual flower festival from Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 June 2016. Over 60 volunteers from local flower clubs and florists, including NAFAS president Janet Hayton, will work alongside Castle Howard’s own florist to fill the house with a variety […]

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Summer Drink/ Drug Driving Campaign‏

Police are well aware from experience that the incidents of drink and drug driving increase over the summer months. This year is no exception, and with the Euro 2016 football tournament taking place until 10 July, the decision has been taken to extend the campaign to the end of the tournament. Over 850 breath tests […]

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The Lumberjills – theatre in Dalby Forest

The Lumberjills tells the story of three young women, Mary, Connie and Ada who are called up to join the Timber Corps. Together the three friends master the art of swinging an axe, staying out late and dancing the foxtrot. Working in the forest is a tough life and the state think that it will […]

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Woodhams Stone Collection on tour across Ryedale

Items from the popular Woodhams-Stone Collection will be on the road from summer 2016 as its social history roadshow tours libraries across Ryedale. Artefacts and information from the Collection will tour round five libraries staying in each venue for three months, starting in Malton then Norton, Pickering, Kirbymoorside and Helmsley. Project Officer, Sarah Maultby said: […]

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Reviews for the York Mystery Plays

Have you seen the York Mystery Plays yet?  Press reviews are excellent, see for example The Guardian: “Philip McGinley stands out as a soulful, tormented Christ in this staging of the 13th-century pageant that makes its ecological prophecy harrowingly clear.” All very topical, says the Guardian: “For the mystery plays are nothing if not an […]

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New barbers opens in Kirkbymoorside

Mark John Barbering has opened his doors in Kirkbymoorside and is welcoming new customers. Mark has 18 years of hairdressing experience and comes from Pickering. He offers traditional as well as modern cuts and especially welcomes youngsters with superhero aprons and lollies to help them feel comfortable. The barbers, located in the Shambles, Crown Square, […]

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Ryedale Rose weekend

The Ryedale Rose Festival will be held at RV Roger Ltd, in Pickering, North Yorkshire on the 9th and 10th July. RV Roger is one the UK’s top Rose growers, selling tens of thousands of roses a year throughout UK and Europe. Last year’s event attracted more than 1,000 visitors over the weekend, and is […]

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Free Antiques Valuation Day at Cedarbarn farm shop

On Friday the 1st July, 10.30am-2.30pm. Our valuation days are open to anyone who wishes to come along for free valuations and advice on antiques and fine art they may wish to sell. This includes: Ceramics, Glass, Clocks & Watches, Fine Art, Silver & Jewellery, Coins, Medals & Militaria, Books, Postcards, Furniture & Rugs. Simply […]

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Musical Memories ‘Happy Hour’

A new event for Pickering is held each Monday morning from 11.00 – 12.00 at the RVS Hungate Centre. This is a social singing session which everybody is welcome to come along and enjoy. We will be singing some of the best loved songs of the 20th century with live accompaniment (piano and guitar), songbooks… […]

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Garnet gets the go-ahead to Whitby!

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is delighted to announce this week that it has been awarded a £60,000 grant from the Department of Transport to help with the restoration of Garnet, a unique 1961 example of 1st Class Pullman travel. At the beginning of March, the Department of Transport launched a competition for grant aid […]

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Gardens open in support of Yorkshire Arboretum

A number of the Yorkshire Arboretum’s supporters have generously offered to open their gardens exclusively in aid of arboretum funds, through late spring and summer. Ranging from cottage gardens to ‘big houses’, the 16 gardens offer a chance to see a diversity of horticultural styles and a vast range of plants within a thirty mile […]

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Rural Craft Day

If you are looking for something to do in Pickering next week the Beck Isle Museum has a Rural Craft Day on Wednesday 1st June from 10am-3pm. Our skilled volunteers will be demonstrating their talents of how rural life used to be from rag rugging and spinning to complex crocheting and butter making. Normal admission […]

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Live relay of Turandot from Sydney Harbour

The annual opera on Sydney Harbour’s jaw-dropping outdoor water-stage this year is Puccini’s Turandot, and it comes to cinemas around the world live for one night only on Thursday 15th September. This Puccini classic, the final opera from one of the greats, has been recreated especially for the acclaimed Handa Opera, with director Chen Shi-Zheng […]

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June walks with Ryedale Walking Group

The Ryedale Walking Group will be doing the following walks in the first half of June: Sunday 5th June: a Circular Walk from Terrington (7 miles easy+). Park/Start: 10:30am Terrington Village Hall CP (SE 671704). Wednesday 8th June: an evening walk from Beadlam to Pockley (4.5 miles easy) 425ft. Park/Start: 6:30pm St. Hilda’s Church, Beadlam (SE […]

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