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The Friends Of St Monica’s Hospital Charity Receives £351.32 From Sutton Park Or Easy Money From The Ice House?

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11th January, 2019.


Last summer Ruth and I had a pleasant day out visiting Sutton Park in Sutton-on-the-Forest. In the grounds is a fine example of a 17th Century Ice House, which had to be visited. In the bottom were thousands of coins that people had thrown in, wishing well style. A notice on the wall said the coins were donated to the Friends of St Monica’s Hospital Charity. As Secretary of the charity I made enquiries as to when we could have them. Later two estate gardeners spent 2 hours digging the coins out, they weighed 43 Kilograms (94lbs)....
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Stillington squash club Timed Handicap 2019

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11th January, 2019.


Stillington squash held the Timed Handicap on Saturday 12th January. Each match is 10 minutes long, with the winner being the one ahead when time is called. This always creates plenty of tension, especially for the better player who has to race against time to catch their opponent. The final of the Plate competition was between Jon Wright and Ophelia Watson with Ophelia starting on a 7 point handicap. Although Ophelia kept Jon at bay for a good 5 minutes, Jon eventually won 24-20....
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Newton on Ouse WI

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11th January, 2019.


January saw the start of a fresh New Year for Newton on Ouse WI and after the extended Christmas break it was lovely to catch up with all our friends once more. Our meeting this month was a social and crafting evening giving everyone the chance to relax, chat and create something beautiful all at the same time. After official business, Jill demonstrated a very simple rag wreath table decoration that everyone, whatever their crafting background could achieve....
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Parkrun Meeting A Success

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11th January, 2019.


Last Monday evening at the Galtres Centre over 50 people attended a public meeting to discuss and hear about plans to start up a Parkrun in Easingwold. Parkrun is an inclusive and free 5km timed run held at 9am on every Saturday morning. Already established at 585 locations in the UK, Easingwold looks set to join the list in 2019. The venue will be Millfields Park and Woods for which permission has been granted from the Town Council and Woodland Trust. Parkrun is a proven formula bringing health benefits to the community through regular exercise and also attracting visitors to the town to take part....
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Girl guides helping the homeless

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11th January, 2019.


Easingwold girl guides have been very bust collecting clothing, hats, gloves, coats and toiletries to help the homeless in york. The girl guides helped out at the soup kitchen and handed out gifts to the homeless....
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Easingwold Running Club

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11th January, 2019.


Due to the unfortunate calendrical timing of the New Year, weather-wise that is...in the UK that is… Oh, it’s just a bit cold and grey and bleak and wet and dark isn’t it?! Sofas and fires and books and box sets and Christmas leftovers might be more appealing, but, putting that aside though, not to dwell on it at all, you might have noticed a good number of ‘hi-vis’ vests and headtorches floating along the streets of Easingwold....
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'Bumper attendance at St Monica's Members Meeting!'

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11th January, 2019.


The first ever Members' Meeting (under the new constitution) of the Friends of St Monica's Hospital was held In the Galtres Centre on Sat 5th Jan. The purpose of the meeting was to thank members for their continuing support, to update them on the progress made and actions taken since the AGM in June 2018 and to launch the publication of the commemorative booklet to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Hospital....
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Alne Church

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11th January, 2019.


It has been confirmed that St Mary’s Church, Alne, located not far from Easingwold, has recently received a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant of £216,600 for a Restoration heritage project. Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, the project aims to make watertight the roof which has been leaking for some years and replace the lead and repair masonry work. The grant will also enable us to then progress the installation of improved heating, lighting and security. As with many churches, the congregation finds the cost of maintaining this lovely old church very difficult but is determined to maintain it in a good state of repair so that future generations may also worship and engage with their community here. The HLF grant will enable this to happen....
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Easingwold Lions Carols in the Market Place

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5th January, 2019.


This event was originally planned for the 15th December however Storm Deidre put paid to that. With the prospect of high winds, freezing rain or snow we took the decision to postpone the event to the 22nd December. We took the decision to cancel the event early on Saturday to avoid unnecessary journeys and to keep everyone safe. We hoped that the weather would be kinder to us a week later and it was. With clear skies, very little wind and no prospect of rain we got cracking and rescheduled. Lions and volunteers led by Cassandra erected gazebos, set up lights, and a PA and waited in the hope that people would attend. Easingwold Town Council granted us permission to use the car park area, Easingwold Town Band gathered players from Swinton and Scarborough, Jessa sang, conducted and played a keyboard, singers sang beautifully....
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A Joyous Welcome to Christmas

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5th January, 2019.


127 people crowded in to St Leonard’s, Farlington last Friday (21st) to celebrate Christmas through the traditional service of Lessons and much-loved Carols. Throughout the service the church was lit solely by candles which added to the warm and welcoming atmosphere. Lessons were read by people of all ages ranging from 11 to 70+ and everyone joined in the uplifting singing.....
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SUTTON ON THE FOREST SCHOOL’S STARS SHINE

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5th January, 2019.


The end of the Christmas term at Sutton on the Forest Primary School was marked by Christmas performances, parties, crafts AND a trip to the pantomime! Class 1 performed their nativity ‘Shine Star Shine’ to three packed audiences. The singing was incredible, the speaking clear and the acting brilliant. Well done class 1 and congratulations to Mrs Fineran – their class teacher.....
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Dick Whittington Comes to Stillington

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5th January, 2019.


Pocket Panto has been coming to Stillington for more years than I can remember. It’s reputation has been growing as each year passes and this year every seat in the house was sold. Right from the very start audience participation was enthusiastic with the traditional responses “Oh, no you’re not”, “Oh, yes we are”, starting on a wild note and getting louder after every repeat.....
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Boot Shop and Community Festive Carol Service

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29th December, 2018.


Last Wednesday morning 19th December St. John the Baptist and All Saints Church, Easingwold was treated to the annual United Response Boot Shop and Community Carol Service with a packed congregation enjoying traditional Christmas carol singing, nativity stories, drama and poetry. The Boot Shop members sang and enacted short stories with their usual happy enthusiasm. The service started with the church choir processing in, being led by Cameron Long carrying the cross whilst everyone sang the carol ‘Once in Royal David’s City’.....
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Tollerton Bridge Group Christmas Party

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29th December, 2018.


Once again we held our Christmas Party at Easingwold Golf Club. 41 members attended. We were intriguingly entertained as we arrived by Rory and his clever card tricks. After a session of Party Bridge, we enjoyed a buffet supper produced by Rhoda and her team....
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WALKING FOOTBALLERS ‘WANDER’ INTO NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH DACRES

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29th December, 2018.


A talented team of walking footballers are sporting a new kit thanks to a sponsorship agreement with estate agency firm Dacre, Son & Hartley. The Easingwold Wanderers formed three years ago and have over 20 players aged between 50 and 76 years old, who play regular matches and compete in tournament games ....
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COMMUNITY SINGERS RAISE THE ROOF OF THE GALTRES CENTRE

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29th December, 2018.


On Saturday 8th December, around 100 singers aged from 5 to 94 sang their hearts out to a crowd of 150 at Easingwold Galtres Centre, and a wonderfully festive time was had by all. The evening was produced by local singer and singing leader Jessa Liversidge, who relished the challenge of getting all her groups together in one event. “I was so proud of the way everyone worked together to create such a special evening,“ an exhausted but exhilarated Jessa proclaimed at the end of the night ....
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From Canapés to Catwalk

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21st December, 2018.


Byland with Wass WI have been busy raising money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance by organizing a travel event followed by a fashion show. £1,700 was raised from the two events, which the regional fundraising manager, Bob Smailes tells us will keep two aircraft running for one day or about 6 rescues. As the Air Ambulance has been called out to emergencies in Wass a few times the WI is more than happy to support it. ....
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Christmas Celebrations at Huby CE Primary School

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21st December, 2018.


The children have been busy getting into the festive spirit by putting on four Christmas productions for parents and carers. Children in EYFS and KS1 performed a ‘Noisy Nativity, which was very noisy and full of song and dance! Children in KS2 performed ‘Out of this World’. A story based on astronauts being stuck in outer space and desperate to get back home in time of Christmas. I’m pleased to say they did get home in time for Christmas, with the help of some very helpful robots and rather colourful aliens....
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Alne Hall Gets Ready To Celebrate Christmas

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21st December, 2018.


It's a busy time at Alne Hall. Residents have enjoyed Christmas shopping which is nearly finished and the decorations are in place. Visits have included shopping at McArthur Glen....
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NATIVITY IN EASINGWOLD!?

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21st December, 2018.


Visitors to Easingwold Market Place last Saturday were startled to find themselves in the presence of characters from the Nativity story! There were Angels, Kings, a Roman soldier (!) and Mary and Joseph with Baby Jesus (outside the inn, of course!), and even some real donkeys in the stable! In an event arranged by Churches Together in Easingwold and District (CTED), they were illustrating our receipt of the greatest Christmas present of all – that of God’s Son...
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Crayke School Supports Christmas Toy Appeal

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14th December, 2018.


For the third year running, Crayke Church of England Primary School is delighted to support the Minster FM Toy Appeal. During a special assembly the children heard that, while most of us look forward to Christmas, there are some children for whom it is just another day. Every year there are families who through no fault of their own dread the thought of the festive season; people who can’t afford to treat their loved ones and won’t be sharing in the Christmas cheer...
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Secret Santa

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14th December, 2018.


Christmas came early for the children at Easingwold Primary School. Every child in school went Christmas shopping in the school hall, on Friday, in a Secret Santa event run by the PTA. Excited children were thrilled to be able to browse a vast array of donated gifts. Volunteers asked the children who they wanted to buy for and helped select gifts for mums, dads, siblings, grandparents, family and friends...
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Festive Food and Drink Fayre Easingwold 9th December 2018

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14th December, 2018.


The Christmas festivities in Easingwold just keep on going. We were blessed with a glorious winter's day in December which was perfect for our first ever Festive Food and Drink Fayre. The atmosphere of Easingwold was wonderful on Sunday with the food and drink Fayre being held on the cobbles around the market Buttercross , there was definitely a Dickensian feel to the whole event...
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Oh Yes They Did!

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14th December, 2018.


On Saturday, the girls from 1st Sutton on the Forest Brownies went to watch the “Sleeping Beauty” Pantomime, at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre in York. This was a particularly special pantomime to the girls, as their fellow brownie member, Darcey, was performing in the show. The Brownies had a fantastic evening singing, dancing and watching their friend. A big “Well Done” to Darcey for her brilliant performance, the star of the show in our eyes...
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Easingwold Christmas Market 2018

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7th December, 2018.


What a fantastic day Saturday the 1st of December was for our Christmas market! The rain didn't dampen the Christmas spirit that was happening at the Galtres Centre in Easingwold. People braved the down pour to support over 30 stalls, the market was bigger this year than ever, we had a plethora of wonderful stalls whose stallholders put on a superb display...
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Easingwold Christmas Light Switch On

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7th December, 2018.


Last Wednesday 28th November a good number of hardy souls gathered for the Christmas Light Switch On in Easingwold Market Place (photo by YO1 Radio)...
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The “Big Build” Starts at Easingwold Cricket Club

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7th December, 2018.


The “Big Build” has started at Easingwold Cricket Club during these dark days of winter. Over the last 3 winters the Club will have invested £150k in developing the Club facilities. 2 winters ago, the Club created a disabled, wheelchair friendly ramp access into the pavilion + undertook a massive re-draining project across the cricket field and which has enabled the Club to avoid serious winter flooding and allowed early season field & pitch preparation to proceed unhindered. Last winter hospitality facilities were improved together with the development of the “A K Scott” bar. Improved roof insulation and central heating were also installed...
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IT’S ADVENT!

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7th December, 2018.


Last Sunday was the first in Advent, the beginning of the season when we look forward to the coming of Christ. We prepare for the celebration of His birth in Bethlehem, but we also prepare for His Second Coming as we remember His promise to return at the end of this present age...
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Celebration day at Easingwold Co-Op

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30th November, 2018.


It was not a 'normal day when I walked into work at the 'big co-op' on the morning of Saturday 24th November. I'm immediately greeted with huge smiles from members of the scouting association, who are stood around a table laden with cakes, party hats and cheerful flower garlands. Suddenly, a loud noise startles me and I look over to see Easingwold Town Band assembling themselves in the corner. 'Today is the Day!' I think happily to myself. Today we get to give over 25k to our local community...
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Forest of Galtres Camera Club

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30th November, 2018.


Still Life and Table Top was the subject for Monday’s workshop, a practical session that brought interest, challenge, sharing and learning together. Sometimes the Parish Room was hushed as members concentrated on getting the best from their cameras. At other times, the buzz of enthusiasts filled the room as equipment, techniques and outcomes were shared...
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NEWS FROM SUTTON ON THE FOREST PRIMARY SCHOOL

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30th November, 2018.


The children at Sutton on the Forest school have had a busy few weeks. Class 2 enjoyed a trip to Temple Newsam to support their learning about Tudor Britain. All the children had an excellent day taking part in lots of activities including a house tour, dressing up in costume and learning a tudor dance. The whole school enjoyed a judo taster session giving the children an opportunity to try a different activity which they embraced with enthusiasm...
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Easingwold U7 vs York Railway Institute

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30th November, 2018.


As the rain poured, Easingwold romped to another victory. 4-0 wasn’t too flattering, it could have been more with the post coming to the rescue. Noah in goal made some amazing saves with the RI manager noting that he “had a worldy” of a performance to ensure a clean sheet...the only thing clean on a muddy wet pitch...
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News from St John the Evangelist

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23rd November, 2018.


It is with pleasure that we welcome the arrival of our newly-appointed Parish Priest, Father James Callaghan OSB, MA(Cantab), PGCE, who joins us after many years teaching languages at Ampleforth. He is a monk and priest of Ampleforth, receiving Holy Orders in 1991...
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Easingwold Town U19s 3-0 Bishopthorpe U19s

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23rd November, 2018.


After a good start to the season Easingwold had come unstuck recently with a draw and a defeat and were looking to bounce back against Bishopthorpe at home on Sunday. Despite a dominant start with Ben McCaffrey pulling the strings and Harry Loseby threatening throughout the first half, the scores remained goalless at half time...
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“DING-DONG MERRILY ON HIGH!”

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23rd November, 2018.


High on Church Hill, that is, last Saturday afternoon, when the bell-ringers of Easingwold Parish Church held an open session, as part of the church’s 600th anniversary celebrations. The public had been invited to come along to hear about bellringing and even have a go themselves! We were greeted by Tower Captain Alizon Leese, who took us up to the Ringing Chamber...
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Individual Volunteer Award of the Year

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23rd November, 2018.


Helen Sykes was Runner Up in this award presented by North Yorkshire County Council on 26th October 2018 at the Harrogate Pavilions. She was supported by her family and friends at a ceremony involving hundreds of volunteers making it a very special day. The nomination was a surprise but recognized all the groups that Helen has supported. Kevin Hollinrake MP backed her nomination having seen all the things she does in this paper...
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A century young

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16th November, 2018.


In Easingwold, Springhill Court’s oldest resident Mrs Muriel Coxon celebrated her 100th birthday with family, friends and residents. Muriel received many cards and well wishes including one from Her Majesty the Queen...
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Alne Church Remembrance Service 11th November 2018

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16th November, 2018.


There was a large attendance at St Mary’ Church, Alne, for the Remembrance Service. The names of 35 men were commemorated – 23 from the First World War, including one from Australia, and 12 from the Second World War, including the crew of a Canadian Bomber which crashed near Alne in 1944...
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Easingwold Friends of CRUK

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16th November, 2018.


A mild Winter morning brought out our many regular friends and visitors to the Parish Rooms for our second coffee morning this year. There was a wide range of goods on sale from delicious cakes, fine craft goods, donated by our talented band of supporters, as well as books, paintings, Tombola and raffle...
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MARTON IN THE FOREST St.Mary’s Church

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16th November, 2018.


During the First World War 13 men from the Parish of Marton cum Moxby went to serve in the armed forces, of that number only 6 came home and sadly no memorial to those who fell was ever made. To mark the Centenary of the Armistice in 1918 it was felt that that omission should be rectified. During the intervening years all the farms have changed hands and although they were all visited in an attempt to discover more information very little direct contact with earlier families was possible...
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EASINGWOLD & DISTRICT MEMORIALS WWI - WWII

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9th November, 2018.


Below is the list of deaths of soldiers and sailors, and airmen from the parishes of Easingwold and other villages throughout the area. This information was collated by the Easingwold Advertiser with additional entries by some of our readers. If any of the information is incorrect please contact us and we will correct for future use...
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Armistice day tribute

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9th November, 2018.


Winchmore Studio's (Easingwold) window display of crochet poppies by Newton-on-Ouse WI has proved a very eye catching Armistice Day tribute. Winchmore's owner Susan Collishaw say's numerous customers past and present as well as many others who walk by, including children, have called in to say how much they admire the poppies...
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Easingwold running club

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9th November, 2018.


Do you remember outdoor camping as a kid? Looking up, trying to pick out those sparks of light which move. Not stars. Slowly travelling. Reflections. These days going running includes searching for satellites too. GPS and all that tech stuff. We’re all experts hiding behind the boffins. And it’s so annoying when it won’t connect… like, now! My Strava upload just won’t happen and it’ll be as if I, gulp, didn’t actually run. Naked without my TomTom/Garmin/Nike/Fitbit… Call it an electric (well, battery) experience to add to the actual act of moving forward using your legs. Electric and definitely eclectic… every run/cycle/swim is different...
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Newton on Ouse WI Monthly report

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9th November, 2018.


Our November meeting saw changes for Newton on Ouse WI with the election of our new President Maureen Stringer and the first meeting for our small but very select new committee. An appeal for help from members to take on other roles to ease the workload of the committee was made and the new team began with a display of confidence, commitment, enthusiasm and motivation, reinforcing the team spirit that is often so prevalent within our WI...
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Alne Community Bulb Planting Event

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2nd November, 2018.


The Main Street through the centre of Alne has had new granite setts installed earlier in the year as an improvement by the Parish Council to protect the grass verges from being cut up by traffic. New resident to the village, David Lepper, suggested that the Parish Council might support a community event to plant spring flowering bulbs behind the new kerb stones to add a splash of colour. The Parish Council agreed to this proposal, provided that David co-ordinated the event on their behalf...
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Frocks Away

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2nd November, 2018.


Alne Hall shop and Easingwold Lions joined forces to put on an event last Saturday called Frocks Away! Dresses donated to the shop, to Lions and to Friends of Alne Hall formed part of a fashion show in the Galtres Centre. There were also hats, shoes, fascinators and a handbag raffle with a generously donated handbag from Veneto in Helmsley and two Radley bags donated by a reader of the Advertiser. There were also several suits donated by Charles Hobson outfitters...
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Car Park improvements At St. Monica’s

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2nd November, 2018.


The surface of the overflow car park at St. Monica’s Hospital has been causing concern for many months. The grassed area was prone to water-logging and has resulted in cars becoming stranded; in addition visitors have found the muddy conditions very unpleasant when walking over the area not to mention dirt being carried into the hospital and physiotherapy unit...
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Easingwold Netball Club

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2nd November, 2018.


Easingwold Netball Club's latest match against Haxby 5's was kindly sponsored by Argrain Ltd. The ladies sadly lost 41 - 24 but enjoyed an excellent game. Player of the match was Anna Pettinger...
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EASINGWOLD AUTUMN ART EXHIBITION 2018

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26th October, 2018.


Easingwold & District Art Society (EDAS) enjoyed another great turnout to its Autumn Art Exhibition held at the Galtres Centre on the weekend of 20th & 21st October and wish to express their gratitude to everyone who came along & supported the event. Now regarded by many as one of the best Art Exhibitions in the area, the exceptional high standard of art work on display was enjoyed by everyone who visited...
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D. Gath Again Sponsors Kit For Easingwold Town 1st XI

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26th October, 2018.


Local builders Daniel Gath continues his support for the club with a new kit for the 1st XI for this season...
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Brandsby WI visit to London

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26th October, 2018.


Eleven members of Brandsby WI, plus 6 " significant others" boarded the train on Sunday, October 14th to take London by storm. Our first stop was 38 storeys up to see the remarkable Sky Garden. Unfortunately, it was wet and cloudy so we couldn't enjoy the incredible, 360 degree views it afforded but it was still well worth a visit. Several of us then visited The Jewel Tower, part of the Palace of Westminster, and built in the 14th century to house the king's jewels. A jolly evening followed...
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TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE!

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26th October, 2018.


Easingwold Parish Church hosted a special ‘Autumn Concert’ last Saturday, as part of the church’s 600th anniversary celebrations. We had TWO choirs to enjoy: the York Philharmonic Male Voice Choir, with Musical Director Graham Kay and accompanist Eileen Grey, and also ‘Jubilate’, with Musical Director Amanda Crawley and accompanist Helen Smith. The ‘Phil’, as the men’s choir is affectionately known, plays a significant part in the rich music fabric of York...
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Easingwold Town under 7s v Bishopthorpe White Rose Purple

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19th October, 2018.


Despite a very wet day, the U7s gave a good showing. Some great saves from the goalie and committed tackling by the defence created a close game. Bishopthorpe overloaded midfield making it difficult for Easingwold to play the ball through. When we did break through, Bishopthorpe's goalie made some fine saves...
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A ‘WINDY’ NIGHT!?

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19th October, 2018.


As storm ‘Callum’ gusted outside Easingwold Parish Church last Friday evening, we were treated to a much more tuneful use of ‘wind’: that of the breath of the musicians of Easingwold Town Band, who had come to help us celebrate the 600th anniversary of the church! They were welcomed by our vicar, Rev. Margaret Young, who introduced the band’s Musical Director, Alistair Shipman. He started them off with the rousing march “Slaidburn”, which really had the rafters ringing! There followed the hymn tune: “Blaenwern”, after which we heard Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “I Don’t Know How to Love Him”, with the flugelhorn solo played by Duncan Law...
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Crayke C.E. Primary School ‘twins’ three toilets to help the poorest nations

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19th October, 2018.


Children, parents/carers and staff at Crayke C.E. Primary School celebrated their Harvest Festival at St Cuthbert’s Church, Crayke on Tuesday 9th October and rather than the traditional food collection, the School Council launched a harvest appeal to raise funds for the ‘Toilet Twinning’ project. Toilet Twinning is a water and sanitation initiative run by the Tearfund charity. It invites people to ‘twin’ their own toilet with latrines in poor communities to raise funds for people in the poorest nations...
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My Wobbleberry Challenge

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19th October, 2018.


Claire Ryan, a local Easingwold postwoman from Stillington completed her challenge on her horse Johnnee on the 6th October at Askham Bryan College...
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Easingwold in Bloom 2018 – Judges Report

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6th October, 2018.


Best Garden, Winner. The garden is very eye catching with a variety of interesting plantings. The front is open so it’s easy to see the various borders. The arch trellis is particularly lovely leading the eye into the garden...
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Easingwold Netball Club

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6th October, 2018.


Easingwold Netball Club played their first match of the season at the Galtres Centre, kindly sponsored by Metal Solutions specialist in fabrications. Now in division 3 of the York and District Netball League, the team enjoyed a fantastic match against Haxby 4. Easingwold ladies didn't get off to a great start in the first half...
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Easingwold Cancer Survivor Takes On Marathon for Charity

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6th October, 2018.


Easingwold mother of two, Deborah Cooper will be taking on the Plusnet York Marathon a week on Sunday to raise money for York Against Cancer a local cancer charity who work closely with York District Hospital and their Cancer Care Center...
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ORGAN RECITAL!

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6th October, 2018.


Our organist Peter Smith really gave the instrument at Easingwold Parish Church a thorough work-out last Sunday evening, in a recital as part of the church’s 600th anniversary celebrations!...
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