Be a Film Extra in Dad’s Army – Filming in Yorkshire – can you help?‏

For the new Dad’s Army Feature Film we are looking for males and females to be extras in Yorkshire. The Requirements You must be aged 25-90 years old You must have easy access for filming in Yorkshire Filming date: October & November 2014 (the specific dates that you are required will depend on the role […]

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Have a happy Halloween!

Halloween is traditionally a night when children enjoy dressing up and going ‘trick or treating’ around houses in the neighbourhood. Many householders are happy to hand over sweets or biscuits to children who are just having fun. However, occasionally groups of young people knock at every door whether they know the residents or not, demanding […]

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Fashion fundraising event

Sight Support Ryedale, which offers activities and support to people across Ryedale with sight impairments, is holding a fashion show in Norton on 25th November.

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Santa Specials on the NYMR booking up fast

Much as we try, here at the blog, to be topical, and not start thinking about Christmas just yet, we can’t really resist it because all the good things are booking up fast, including the Santa Specials on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Join Santa and his special helpers for some festive fun this Christmas,  […]

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Fairtrade Coffee Morning

Saturday 26th October, 10-12.00 noon at Pickering Memorial Hall. Everyone welcome.

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York Guildhall Orchestra concert, next Saturday

The York Guildhall Orchestra opens its 35th season next Saturday, October 16, with a concert featuring two pieces by Mendelssohn and two by Sibelius. The orchestra continues its journey though the works of Sibelius with his second symphony, and one of his smaller tone poems The Swan of Tuonela. The Mendelssohn pieces are the Overture […]

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People needed for LEADER Executive Group

The North York Moors, Coast and Hills (NYMCH) LEADER Programme is seeking 11 representatives from the voluntary and private sectors to join an Executive Group that will decide how a pot of around £3 million can best be spent. Proposals for a new LEADER Programme to run for six years from 1 January 2015 were […]

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Meeting – Ryedale Family History Group

At our meeting this coming Wednesday, the 15th October, our speaker is Linda Turnbull from the North Yorkshire County Record Office. Yes, we have seen Linda before, and we welcome her back with some further insight into the depths of the archives in a talk about Quarter Sessions records. Quarter Sessions records are a really […]

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Where there’s no will, there’s still a way

Pickering solicitors Ellis Larkin & Co, are offering to write your will without charge, provided you make a donation to local charities. They are taking part in ‘Ryedale Charities Will Week’, a scheme whereby local solicitors, five of them this year, support Ryedale Charities Together and at the same time encourage people to make a […]

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She Stoops to Conquer

The autumn touring production from the ever inventive theatre company Northern Broadsides is Oliver Goldsmith’s “She Stoops to Conquer”. It’s the 18th century. Town and country, old and new collide at Mr Hardcastle’s ancestral home – the shabby and unchic Liberty Hall. Confined within these provincial walls the excessively coiffured Mrs Hardcastle pines for the […]

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Potash application documents now online‏

At the end of September, the North York Moors National Park Authority received a planning application from York Potash Ltd for the development of a new potash mine to the south of Whitby, the underground extraction of polyhalite from beneath the National Park and the construction of a tunnel through the National Park to transport […]

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Wartime Weekend Pie & Pea Train – Rationing does not apply!

From the Fight For Vera Fund: The Fight for Vera Fund will be running a Pie & Pea train on Saturday 11th October, 2014. The service will be pre book only due to the high numbers of people around that day. Pie & Peas will be served on the 1657 & 2032 ex Grosmont and […]

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Railway in Wartime, this weekend

It is now 70 years since the Normandy beach landings, but for three days, the clocks will be turned back to the 1940s as part of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s annual ‘Railway in Wartime’ weekend, running from 10 to 12 October 2014. During the Railway in Wartime weekend, anyone travelling along the historic railway […]

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Two new exhibitions at Inspired by … Gallery

Next week sees two new exhibitions open at the Inspired by… gallery, Danby. Lingering Presence brings together the work of photographer Phil Cornelius, pastel artist Keith Blessed and candle-maker Chris Jones, while Quilting for all Seasons highlights quilted works by the Cleveland Fibre Arts textile group. Both exhibitions start on 15 October and entry is […]

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Wartime and 1940s Vintage Weekend at Pickering Showground

Friday 10th – Sunday 12th October 2014 Showcasing a full weekend of daytime entertainments from an era long ago, including 1940’s performers, indoor and outdoor vintage and militaria stalls, afternoon tea dance, outdoor WWII  battle re-enactments and living history displays, cabaret show, burlesque workshop, best dressed competition, big band evening dances, onsite camping and car […]

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Dinosaur hunting in Scarborough

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Theft from Thornton-le-Dale

A large quantity of horse tack including 4 saddles, bridles, head collars, riding hats, bits and brushes was stolen from a shed near Thornton Dale (Maltongate) overnight 6th-7th Oct. If you have any information about suspicious vehicles or persons, or have been offered items for sale, please ring the Police on 101 quoting Reference Number […]

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Pop-Up Business Cafe – Hovingham – Saturday 11 October‏

Have you ever wished that you had all the answers to your business questions in one place? Well that’s what a Popup Business Cafe is. The idea is simple, we popup in an informal, easy-to-reach location and bring along a load of local business experts who can answer your questions for free. You pop along, […]

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Get crafty this Christmas with museum’s courses

With the festive season fast approaching, Ryedale Folk Museum is offering the perfect opportunity to kick-start your creative Christmas with a programme of craft courses. Ryedale Folk Museum is championing handmade gifts for Christmas this year and is encouraging visitors to plan early and ‘make your own’. The museum is offering a selection of Christmas […]

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Potash Planning application latest

The North York Moors National Park Authority is expecting to receive a planning application from York Potash Ltd today for the development of a new potash mine to the south of Whitby, the underground extraction of polyhalite from beneath the National Park and the construction of a tunnel through the National Park to transport the […]

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Is fracking safe? Local talks to help you find out

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October walks with the Ryedale Walking Group

October walks with the Ryedale Walking Group, with a nice variety of distances. The next walk is on Saturday 4th October, in the Hambleton Hills, starting in Scawton. The walk is 7.5 miles (moderate) and with parking/start at 10.30am by The Green, Scawton (SE549836). The walk will be led by Andrew. For further details tel: […]

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New app helps make your home burglar-proof

North Yorkshire Police (NYP) has launched an on-line app to help you make sure you don’t become the victim of burglars. BurglarProof is a quick and easy step-by-step guide to help you assess your home’s security. A quarter of all burglaries are carried out by opportunist thieves taking advantage of an unlocked door or window. […]

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October walks with the Ramblers

Here are the walks on offer in October with the Ryedale group of the Ramblers. 5th October: Wheeldale Bridge 11 miles, grid ref. SE 803 970, Leader M Waind. 10.00 am start. AND Wharram Percy Car Park 10 miles, grid ref. SE 867 644, Leader N. Emery. 10.00 am start. No dogs allowed on either […]

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The Sun Inn, Pickering

Happening this week at the Sun Inn

Happening this week at the Sun Inn, Westgate, Pickering: Thursday 2nd October, 8 p.m. Quiz Night, raising funds for Ryedale Dog Rescue. £5 per team (maximum 5). Raffle. Saturday 4th October. 8 p.m. Songwriter Anna Shannon singing songs from her new album, ‘A Celebration of Old England’. Free entry.

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Disruption from railway work in Malton

If you are planning a visit to Malton during October or November 2014, and especially if you plan to take a train from Malton Station, note that Network Rail is replacing track in the Malton area during this period, and some disruption is inevitable. This work is essential for the smooth running of passenger services. […]

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The Sun Inn, Pickering

Macmillan’s Biggest Coffee Morning at the Sun Inn

From Penny Robertson at the Sun Inn: I have spent the whole day baking – cheese scones, fruit scones, ginger biscuits, orange and chocolate biscuits.  Other kitchens in Pickering have been the scene of similar activity! The results of our efforts will be available at The Sun Inn tomorrow from 10 a.m. – and for […]

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More from Frack Free Ryedale

Whether you are a committed opponent of fracking, or undecided and looking for more information, you might be interested in meetings organised by Frack Free Ryedale including a talk by Ian Crane, an ex-oilfield executive, followed by a question and answer session. Meetings will take place in Helmsley on October 8, and Kirkby Misperton Village […]

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New company to manage leisure facilities

A new company is taking over the operation of the leisure centres in Ryedale, with the aim of getting more people in the area active. Sports and Leisure Management (SLM) Ltd, operating under its brand name, Everyone Active, will take charge of the three leisure facilities in the area on 1 October 2014 in partnership […]

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A Month in the Country, a touring production from North Country Theatre

This year’s touring production from North County Theatre is “A Month in the Country”, adapted from the novel of the same name by J.L. Carr, and directed by Nobby Dimon (who conceived the adaptation of “The 39 Steps”, still showing to widespread acclaim). Two men, an artist and an archaeologist, recently returned from the horrors […]

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