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Tickets on sale tomorrow for York Minster carol concerts

Tickets for the York Minster Carol Concerts, one of the highlights of the year, go on sale from 9.30am TOMORROW  Monday 26 September. (Sorry about the short notice, even bloggers need a holiday! Ed.) For many people, the spectacular concerts mark the start of the festive celebrations. The concerts will be filled with seasonal traditions […]

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Ryedale Walking Group

October walks with Ryedale Walking Group

The Ryedale Walking Group will be doing the following walks in the first half of October: Sunday 2nd October: Hawnby, Easterside Hill, Bilsdale West Moor (7 miles moderate) 1,576ft. Park/Start: 10:30 Hawnby Bridge (SE 543893). Park sensitively in village. Saturday 8th October: Coxwold, Husthwaite, Kilburn (8.5 miles moderate) 880ft. Park/Start: 10:30 Coxwold Village Hall. Sunday […]

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Repair of vandal damage at Newbridge Park

We reported recently on the efforts to repair damage by vandals to biking trails at Newbridge Park.  Here’s the latest from the organisers: The trails are now open. Please share this post and help spread the word as we don’t want to waste money on sponsored Facebook posts, we’d rather spend it on the trails. […]

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Moorsbus reminder for this Sunday

Residents and Visitors – You are invited to a Pickering History Walk on Sunday 25th September Please join us either from 11.15 until 12.30 or from 14.15 until 15.30. Start and finish at Pickering Library Bus Stop Your guide will be Bill Breakell of Friends of Moorsbus It will be a gentle and interesting walk. […]

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Last chance to enjoy the Moorsbus – this Sunday

Final operating day in 2016 for country bus network brings down the curtain on a successful year. Almost a million people tuned into their TV sets on August Bank Holiday Monday to follow passengers on a bus journey into the North Yorkshire countryside – and for those wanting to see more of the county’s rural […]

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Help plan the future of the national park

The North York Moors National Park Authority is seeking the views from everyone with an interest in the National Park to help plan for the future. ‘The Local Plan’, the document used to make decisions on what is or isn’t given planning permission in the National Park, is being updated. It covers issues such as […]

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Talk on Viking Age Lastingham, with supper

The Friends of Lastingham Church invite you to a talk by Heather O’Donaghue, Professor of Old Norse, Faculty of English Language and Literature, University of Oxford, entitled ‘Viking Age Lastingham’. The notorious story of the Viking raid on Lindisfarne in 793AD, typifies the view that Vikings were savage pagan raiders who made unexpected and violent […]

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Repair of vandal damage at Newbridge Park

Shared on request from the Newbridge Park Facebook page: We’re sorry it’s taken us so long to fix the problem caused by vandals and thieves. Huge thanks to Severfield for donating the steelwork to replace the wrecked safety fencing and to our dedicated tireless crew for fitting it. We still have a couple of sections […]

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Santa Claus is coming to… North Yorkshire Moors Railway!

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is inviting little ones to join Santa and his special helpers on a magical adventure aboard the Santa Express, which will take passengers on a festive journey on selected dates this December*. Departing from Pickering, Grosmont and Whitby Stations, these Santa Specials bring Christmas to life and give children the […]

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Ryedale Family History Group – September meeting

Ryedale Family History Group’s next meeting is on Wednesday 21 September at 7.30pm, at The Moorside Bar & Club, The Royal British Legion Club, Shaw Drive, Kirkbymoorside, YO62 6JE. The speaker is Maxine Willett, Project Archivist, with North Yorkshire County Record Office, who will be presenting ‘Attics and Acres’ the story of the Graham Family […]

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NYMR launches new website

The North York Moors Historical Railway Trust has just launched a brand new website, with updated fundraising pages, live webcam and much more. Visitors can now discover points of interest, walks and local activities for each of the individual stations along the heritage line. The Trust is a not-for-profit charitable organisation which works to improve […]

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York Minster stoneyard open to the public this Friday

Have you ever wondered how York Minster was built? Or how a building of its scale and splendour is protected and maintained? On Friday 9 September York Minster’s famous Stoneyard will open its doors to the public as part of the national Heritage Open Days scheme, England’s biggest heritage festival. See the Minster’s stonemasons, carvers […]

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More September walks with Ryedale Walking Group

The Ryedale Walking Group will be doing the following walks in the second half of September: Saturday 17th September:  Dalby Circular (7 miles moderate) 1,015ft. Park/Start: 10:00 Thornton le Dale car park (SE 835829). Thursday 22nd September:  AONB Outstanding Week – Scackleton (6.5 miles moderate) 740ft. Park/Start: 10:30 Scackleton Church (SE 649727). N.B. Dog walkers […]

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Pickering History Walk courtesy of Moorsbus

Friends of Moorsbus Supporters meeting & AGM – Sunday 18th September, 2pm until 3.30 at the The Kings Head Hotel, Kirkbymoorside. All welcome Comments and suggestions can be sent to:- 4 Foundry Cottages, Wrelton, YO18 8PF, or email friendsofmoorsbus@outlook.com Residents and Visitors – You are invited to a Pickering History Walk on Sunday 25th September […]

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North Yorkshire Moors Railway Hits a Hat-Trick!

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is pleased to have hit a hat-trick with three steam engines back on track after overhauls. 80136 is the third locomotive to emerge from the ever-busy Motive Power Depot, running for the first time on Tuesday 23rd August. 80136 follows the return to steam of two more locomotives that have […]

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Friends Meeting House welcomes duo Cousin Jones

Cousin Jones is an exciting and energising duo that features James Hickman (guitar/vocals) and Sarah Barnwell (Violin). Their sound is wonderfully unique and draws its influences from the Gypsy music of Europe, Swing, and the traditional music of America and Britain. Sarah’s virtuoso violin playing is dazzling and beautifully compliments James’s pure, soaring voice and driving guitar […]

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Flu Clinics start this month

Pickering Medical Practice wish to advertise the dates they are holding their Flu Clinics. They are as follows: Tuesday 27th September at Thornton Dale Village Hall 9am – 12 noon. Thursday 6th October Pickering Surgery 8.30am – 12 noon and 2pm – 5.30pm. Thursday 20th October Pickering Surgery 8.30am – 12 noon and 2pm – […]

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Mencap crafts events

Ryedale & District Mencap are doing an ‘On The Road’ event in all three of the towns in Ryedale. They are open to anyone over 18 who has learning disabilities. We will be doing crafts and activities such as baking. There is no charge for these events but we would ask that a carer attends […]

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WEA courses in Pickering

The Pickering branch of the WEA is offering three courses this autumn, covering a wide range of interests. History: the Hellenistic World Tutor Robert Wright will lead an examination of the history, art and culture of the Greek-speaking world between the time of Alexander the Great and the rise of Rome. Fridays from September 23. […]

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York Guildhall Orchestra concert, October 15

York Guildhall Orchestra opens its new season at the York Barbican on Saturday October 15. Jamie Walton makes a welcome return to perform with the Orchestra, playing the glorious Concerto for Cello and Orchestra by Antonin Dvorak – full of rich tunes so evocative of his homeland. Alongside the concerto, the orchestra will be performing […]

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OMM event based in Cropton

An OMM Bike and Lite event will take place on the North York Moors on Saturday and Sunday September 16 and 17, starting and finishing at the New Inn in Cropton. OMM (Original Mountain Marathon) Lite events are a weekend of trail running, camping and exploring the hills. Teams of runners and cyclists have to […]

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Singing for health – Musical Memories Happy Hour

A Musical Memories Happy Hour is a fun, social singing session during which we sing together some of the best known songs of the 20th century (everyone is provided with a songbook in large print for easy reading) accompanied by live piano and guitar. No previous singing experience is necessary! If you enjoy singing in […]

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