For all those who asked about the recent news article on the book about Kirkbymoorside’s Stationmaster – JH Dobson – I am pleased to say they are now in stock and available from Children in Distress charity shop and Something Special, gift shop in Kirkbymoorside. Sue’s book captures not only the story of her grandfather’s career […]
Came across this infographic via Twitter this morning – thanks @MicroBizGirl and @IndieRetailUK and thought you might find it interesting: Visit Support for Independent Retail Note – there is a directory of independent retailers on there where you can do a search by town and postcode to find your local independent retailers so of course […]
One of Britain’s last great wilderness areas comes under the spotlight next month – the North Sea. Conservation charity PLACE (People, Landscape and Cultural Environment Education and Research Centre) will hold its spring conference in Scarborough on 12 April and hear the latest developments in moves to protect the marine environment off Yorkshire. A key-note […]
A start of season get-together is planned for local businesses to hear about the museum’s busy year of projects and celebrations. Local businesses including accommodation providers are being given the opportunity to hear about the Ryedale Folk Museum’s birthday plans in a special get-together on Tuesday 18 March. Presentations will be given by director Jennifer […]
The organisers of the Beadlam Charity Tractor Run are looking for someone to wave the flag to set the tractors off on Sunday 4 May 2014, so have set the following competition for children! To be in with a chance of winning, simply draw a picture of a tractor! The best drawing will win! The […]
Kirkbymoorside teenagers Josh Gibson and Emily Thomas are appealing to others of all ages to join them in the annual SASH Sleepout on Saturday 15th March, as a way of making a real difference to homeless young people in the area. Josh and Emily, pupils of Ryedale School, have been braving the elements in the […]
Well then you might like to consider putting yourself up for a design award. The North York Moors National Park Authority is inviting entries to its biennial Design Awards. The event celebrates the positive contribution that good design can have on local communities and aims to inspire excellence in the design of new buildings within […]
In 2007, rights to replace wooden windows, doors and fascias with uPVC were removed from the residents of the National Park’s conservation areas in order to preserve these areas for future generations. A change in material on the front of a property in these areas technically needs planning permission. As residents, we look to the […]
On Wednesday 12 March 2.00pm, Methodist Church, Potter Hill, Pickering will be showing amateur and news film by Yorkshire people of the landscapes of coast and country, carnivals, shows and railways including some film shot by Pickering`s own early movie man and historian Keith Snowden. The last time Pickering Civic Society showed the Snowden films […]
John Castillo, is buried in the Wesleyan church yard in Hungate. Perhaps now a long-forgotten poet, but much loved in the nineteenth century for his Cleveland dialect poems, his works are rich in local characters and their lives. I am writing about this “Bard of the Dales”, his life, family history, poetry and prose works […]
It’s lambing time again, so sleep will be in short supply for vets and farmers who will on occasion be working around the clock over the next few weeks! Like the weather, this time of year is full of change with lambs appearing in fields throughout the countryside and the promise of summer looming. Sounds […]
The final public stargazing event of the 2013/14 season takes place this Friday 7th March at 8pm. Regular public stargazing at the Low Dalby Astronomy Centre in Dalby Forest are held between October and March on the 1st Friday of each month. Come and see the stars, planets, nebulae and galaxies under one of the […]
Thanks to funding from the Peter Sowerby Foundation, Localgiving.com are doubling donations to charities and community groups in North Yorkshire pound-for-pound (up to £500). The North Yorkshire match fund starts today, 4th March 2014 and runs until all £20,000 donated by the foundation is gone or 31st March 2014 at 5pm – whichever comes first. […]
The North York Moors National Park is increasing the range of volunteer opportunities it offers and is inviting interested people to an Open Day on 12 March 2014 to find out more. Traditionally volunteers with the National Park have got involved in conservation projects and work to improve the network of footpaths and bridleways in […]
Kirkby Fruit Pickers, a volunteer group dedicated to saving and using unwanted fruit, need strong cardboard wine boxes – the kind used for deliveries of 12 bottles – and would be grateful for donations. As the group made over a thousand 70 cl. bottles of apple juice last year, you can see that storing and […]
If you drive along the road from Newton upon Rawcliffe to Cropton, you’ll see a sign for ‘Cawthorn Camps’, the remains of a Roman encampment. We know the Romans were here. There are substantial remains in Malton, and a tiny section of what is alleged to be a Roman Road, out on the moors at […]
Next Tuesday (March 4) is Shrove Tuesday, probably now better known as Pancake Day. Why “Shrove” Tuesday? Shrove is simply the past tense of shrive, to gain absolution for your sins. This Tuesday is the last day before the beginning (on “Ash Wednesday”) of Lent, when traditionally people would fast as a sign of repentance: […]
The Craft day was very busy with visitors coming to see the many and varied demonstrations being carried out live in the museum. There was live letterpress printing using the 160 year old Columbian printing press, demonstrations in the dairy of butter making, the blacksmith was busy in his smithy demonstrating and talking to visitors. […]
What does it take to power those lonely blinking lights on our computer screens while we’re not around? Find out here…
If you’ve been meaning to try a walk with Ryedale Walking Group, this could be a good place to start, as it’s quite close to home. The Group will be doing a 7 mile walk (moderate – 700ft/215m) from Sinnington on Saturday 15th March. Park/Start: 10.30am Sinnington Green (SE744858). Honesty box parking. For further details […]
Then this could be just what you are looking for. A Forest Ranger is needed by Cropton Cabins, nr. Pickering. Part time (16hrs) with the opportunity to expand to full time. If you have expert knowledge of woodland flora and fauna and the world around us you could become our Forest Ranger inspiring guests to […]
A litter picking event is held in Pickering twice a year, in spring and autumn. Pickering Councillor Stephen Jenson, who co-ordinates the event, said ” We provide bags and litter pickers and would love to see lots of volunteers spend an hour or so tidying up the town. It all helps keep Pickering clean and […]
The road and footpath in Willowgate will be closed from March 3 to September 4, while the former Castle Cinema is demolished, and work proceeds on the building of two new homes. Pedestrian access will be maintained, and vehicular access will be available whenever working conditions permit.
Robin Lidster, who is researching and writing a book on the history of the Scarborough to Pickering Railway, will give a talk on his findings so far, at St John the Baptist Church, East Ayton, on Friday March 7. Entitled “The Scarborough and Pickering Railway Through Time, 1882-1952″, the talk will start at 7.30 pm. […]
The lovely Ebony Interiors & Gifts shop, located in Pickering’s Market Place, are delighted to be the sponsors of this very special room at the Beck Isle Museum. Specialising in French and English Country Chic inspired furniture and interiors, fabrics by Clarke & Clarke, Annie Sloan and Voyage, interiors for the home, they also […]
Pamela Patricia Susan ABLESON died on February 19 aged 81. Her funeral will be held at 11.30 am on Thursday March 6, at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Pickering, followed by cremation at The East Riding Crematorium, Octon. Family flowers only, please, but donations in lieu may be made to the Stroke Unit at […]
Tim Parkin’s exhibition ‘Elemental’ now in the Gallery at the Ryedale Folk Museum features a series of evocative landscape photographs from around Britain as well as other pieces which feature textures and colours of the natural world. In conjunction with this exhibition, Tim will give a talk on landscape photography in general and his practice in […]
What’s on at the Sun Inn in March:
Would you like to be part of an exciting opportunity to join with a group of others to form the new Friends of Sight Support? Sight Support Ryedale, the local charity supporting people who are blind or partially sighted, is developing a new ‘Friends’ group to help increase their fundraising activities, and would be delighted […]
A top team from the Tour de France will join around 2,000 people and businesses at a major free event in Yorkshire.Welcome to Yorkshire gran depart Welcome to Yorkshire’s annual Y conference event will this year focus on the Grand Départ of the Tour de France which is coming to Yorkshire on Saturday, 5 and […]
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