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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Biker seriously injured near Pickering – can you help?

Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist was serious injured in a collision on the A169. It occurred at around 1.40pm on Sunday 17 August 2014, between Pickering and Whitby at Saltersgate Bank. The collision involved a silver Kia Picanto, which was travelling towards Whitby, and a black Harley-Davidson motorcycle, heading towards Pickering. As […]

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Can you help with info on WWI?

To help us with our book on the First World War, here at Beck Isle Museum, we are appealing to the people of Pickering for information and photographs of their individuals or families who were involved or affected by this historic event, which we can borrow and copy only, to help us compile our book […]

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Second platform at Whitby opens

Two steam trains stood side by side at Whitby station last week for the first time in 50 years, to mark the long awaited opening of the second platform, which will enable the North Yorkshire Moors Railway to increase its services to the town. The platform was built at a cost of nearly £2m and […]

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Adult education courses in Ryedale

North Yorkshire County Council has announced a wide selection of courses available in the coming year to adult learners wishing to improve their skills or simply learn a new one and have fun. Many of the courses will be held in Pickering. Whether you want to improve your maths, learn watercolour painting, speak French or […]

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Bank holiday buses

From the EYMS: On Bank Holiday Monday 25 August all East Yorkshire and Scarborough & District buses will run to a Sunday timetable. Our Moors Explorer bus and our Scarborough open top seafront buses will both be running on Bank Holiday Monday. BusLine will be open as normal throughout the bank holiday weekend, so give […]

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August walks with Ryedale Walking Group

In addition to the four linear walks along the beautiful Esk Valley, the Ryedale Walking Group is offering the following more local walks in August. On Saturday 16th August, Dianne will be leading the Group on a 6.5 miles, easy+, walk, (675ft/205m), from Fridaythorpe taking in the Chalkland Way and Wolds Way. Start: 10.30am at […]

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Richard III at Middleham Castle

From the University of York: If an aesthetically appealing evening out in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside over the bank holiday weekend might appeal, please see details below of a University of York event (mounted in partnership with English Heritage and York Theatre Royal) taking place on 23/24 Aug in Middleham Castle in lovely scenery […]

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Ryedale Council tackles single person benefit fraud

From Ryedale District Council: Ryedale residents who cheat the system are being targeted in a new campaign by Ryedale District Council. In the coming weeks, we will be embarking on an exercise which will identify fraudulently claimed discount among Council Tax payers who are attempting to cheat the system. This exercise will involve a third […]

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Vince Cable visits Pickering business

A visit from Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Dr Vince Cable, together with directors from Jaguar Land Rover, has marked the expansion of the Pickering operation of Rosti McKechnie, where 250 new jobs are being created at this specialist supplier for the car industry. Major new production and logistics facilities have been […]

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One Direction concert live relay

PALACE CINEMA MALTON PROUDLY PRESENT One Direction: Where We Are Concert Movie Saturday 11th October 2014, 2pm & 7:30pm Sunday 12th October 2014, 2pm & 7:30pm The biggest band in the world and global pop superstars, One Direction, bring their electrifying ‘Where We Are’ world tour to cinemas. Across one un-missable weekend this October, join […]

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Come and talk to Julia Mulligan Police and Crime Commissioner

Many of you will recall that earlier this month our Police and Crime Commissioner – Julia Mulligan – advertised a surgery at Pickering but unfortunately there was some confusion as regards whether or not prior appointments were required and thus there were some disappointments which I endeavoured to address with her Office. In the light […]

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York pass now available at Pickering TIC

Something to bear in mind if you are having visitors, or want to do a whistle stop tour of local attractions: Pickering Tourist Information Centre (TIC) is now selling the York Pass which, once purchased, offers free entry to top local attractions including Eden Camp, Castle Howard, and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, in addition […]

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Compost bin sale

Has the charge for removal of garden waste encouraged you to think of composting at home? If so, you will welcome the news that Ryedale Council, in partnership with the York and North Yorkshire Waste Partnership (YNYWP), is holding a one day sale of compost bins from only £8.00. Check the price of bins from […]

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Treat adders with caution

You may have seen in the press that a man had to be airlifted to hospital having been bitten by an adder in Dalby Forest. What didn’t make the headlines was that he had picked it up. A reminder to residents – if one is needed – that adders are poisonous but not dangerous, provided […]

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Santa Specials on the NYMR booking now

Much as we don’t want to get into Christmas in August, the ever popular Santa Specials on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway are already open for booking, so here are the details, from the NYMR: Whilst most of us are making the most of the British summer, (well, perhaps not today! – Ed) one well-known […]

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Pickering Flood Scheme Aug update

The Pickering flood defence bund is progressing nicely. The control structure will be complete very shortly, with the last sections of concrete casting probably already finished when you read this. Clay imported from Escrick and Northallerton for the construction of the bund wall (raised embankment) has all now been delivered, so the traffic through Pickering […]

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Pickering Model Railway Exhibition 2014

2014 Pickering Model Railway Exhibition – August 16/17th

Organised by Scarborough and District Railway Modellers – as always, we aim to exhibit the very best in railway modelling and this year’s show is no exception featuring eight working layouts for your enjoyment, as well as demonstrations of modelling techniques, and our friends in the trade will be selling everything from train sets to […]

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Bikers on the trail in Dalby Forest.

Traffic management at Dalby Forest

The Forestry Commission regularly reviews traffic management across the Estate and makes necessary improvements. Traffic management at Dalby Forest has been problematic for various reasons including: Irresponsible parking Traffic flow issues Admission charge non-payment Out of hours access. Why We Are Consulting The Forestry Commission actively reinvests proceeds from the Dalby Forest entry fee into […]

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The Territorials leaving Pickering

Beck Isle Museum news

Beck Isle’s WWI exhibitions are now virtually complete and will be finalised in the next few days. There are currently nine different areas displaying WWI information and artifacts already open to the public for viewing. There is just some fine detail and labelling along with the last cabinet to complete which will feature Dr. Murphy […]

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Walk the Esk Valley with Ryedale Walking Group

The Ryedale Walking Group is offering the opportunity to walk the lovely Esk Valley in four (relatively!) easy stages, over the next few weekends, using the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and car sharing for linear walks. Details as follows: Sunday 3rd August, the first part, 10.5 miles, a moderate linear walk (1500ft/460m), from Whitby to […]

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Interview – Ryedale Cancer Support and Social Group

It was great to meet Peter Anderson from this relatively new but important Ryedale support group for people coping with cancer. In the interview Peter outlines their origins, the support they provide and details of where and when they meet.

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