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Local Bowling Club are League Champions 2018-19

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22nd March, 2019.


St Cuthbert's short mat bowling club, based at Stillington Sports and Social Club, won the 2018-19 Ryedale League Championship after 30 years of trying. Compared with many of its rivals, they are a small club, drawing its members from the local villages and towns such as Crayke, Easingwold, Thornton le Clay, Gilling etc. However, the Club punches above its weight, and competes in three local short mat bowling leagues - the Vale of York, Kyle Valley and Ryedale....
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It’s a family affair

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22nd March, 2019.


Easingwold’s Charlie Fram recently attended trials for the England VX squad and was delighted to be successful. He now joins his sisters Emma and Becca on the National Programme. Charlie, Emma and Becca all started their VX journey with Easi-RockIts and all impressed so much that they, one by one, have become part of the youth England squad. Becca even got her first representation at the European Championships in Bilbao in October so has become a full England international....
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Alne Story Power of Nature

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22nd March, 2019.


At the start of last week storm Gareth hit Alne hard and caused some damage around the village. A large Alder tree which proved to be rotten at its core on close examination fell partly across The Avenue road out of the village near the river Kyle bridge. During the morning rush hour vehicles could only just manage to squeeze past with care. A fence and wall was also brought down elsewhere in the village by the ferocious winds overnight....
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Mile markers and Mounting blocks

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22nd March, 2019.


It was good to read recently in the Advertiser about the group mending the broken cast iron mile ‘stone‘ found in pieces on the A19. It’s good to know there are people who notice these things and fix them. These markers are irreplaceable pieces of history. We have a similar one in the Green at Sutton on the Forest. It is in good repair so far but it’s curious in that the “hands” point in the wrong direction, York instead of Helmsley and vice versa. My guess it has been moved from the other side of the B1363 at some stage. Another guess is that it dates from about 1881 when the York - Oswaldkirk Turn Pike Road was taken over by the local authority. It is a “listed” monument, so the Parish Council is obliged to look after it. Hambleton District Council used to paint it periodically but has given that job up and locals look after it now....
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All the Action from Alne Primary School

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16th March, 2019.


Uniform or No Uniform - A team of Year 5 and 6 children took part in the Hambleton debating competition. Prior to the event the children prepared, wrote and rehearsed their arguments on whether primary school children should wear uniform. On the day they presented their speeches and then were put against a panel to answer questions....
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EASINGWOLD SCOUTS OFF TO A GREAT START FOR EURO 2020 POLAND

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16th March, 2019.


Two 1st Easingwold Scouts are raising funds for their trip of lifetime to the European Scout Jamboree in Poland in 2020. They have kicked off their fundraising campaign by helping local resident Eunice with some painting. Eunice herself is a dedicated charity worker collecting old jewellery and watches/clocks for The Ear Trust which supports the diagnosis & management of deaf babies, children and adults helping them to live socially active and engaging lives, very much in the ethos of scouting. If you have any items that you think might be useful for Eunice please contact Group Scout Leader (GSL) Beverley Griffiths....
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Newton on Ouse WI

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16th March, 2019.


We began our March meeting with a welcome to 3 visitors and reports on the Environmental Day at Stockton on Forest which had been an eye opening and sobering fact finding day and a more light hearted report on the recent backstage tour of the Theatre Royal, York. Both events proved interesting, fun and educational. Official business was dealt with quickly and efficiently to ensure we were able to move on to our speaker for the night, Mary from the Kaminari UK Taiko Drummers....
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EASINGWOLD AND DISTRICT FLOWER CLUB

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16th March, 2019.


“Flowers for Fun” tempted nine members to explore the theme set for this Practice Session. There were some very colourful displays, not least from Diane Rex who used nine pink and nine yellow gerberas arranged in four rows, with orange, yellow and pink roses at the base. Joyce Hearnshaw, the assessor said that it was very worthy of first place even though no other novices had had a go! The Intermediate Class had the most exhibitors — four in all, and Beryl Ramsden was awarded first place with a very neat design of pink carnations placed centrally in her angled line in with some purple lisianthus placed behind the carnations which gave the design depth....
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1st Kyle Valley Scouts Strike Gold

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8th March, 2019.


Last week 1st Kyle Valley Scouts, based in Tholthorpe, had their end of half term awards night. Over 40 awards were presented ranging from Martial Arts and Equestrian Activities to Chef, Writer and even Powerboat Coxwain! It was also my very great pleasure to award two Chief Scout’s Gold Awards, the highest award for Scouts, on behalf of Bear Grylls. It’s not very often that we award one of these, two at once is amazing. The Scouts concerned; Callum Wilson and Ella Lupton, have both demonstrated the highest Scouting values over an extended period of time....
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Huby & Sutton on the Forest Agricultural Society Ploughing Match

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8th March, 2019.


On Saturday 23rd February Huby & Sutton on the Forest Agricultural Society held their annual ploughing match by kind permission of Fridlington Farms near Strensall. It was a glorious sunny day after the mist cleared. We had over 60 entries who were all keen to have a go at ploughing on grassland, which is a little trickier than the usual stubble field. The classes included, Vintage Trailed, Tractor High cut, Classic Class, Vintage Mounted, Modern Conventional, Ferguson, 3 furrows, a Commercial Reversible Class & also 4 ploughmen came to plough in a world style reversible class to get ready for the European & World competitions....
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Local Rider to compete in Macmillan Charity Raceday

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8th March, 2019.


Leah Cooper of Husthwaite will be one of twelve amateur riders lining up to ride in the annual Macmillan Charity Raceday on the famous Knavesmire at York Racecourse in front of a crowd of over 20,000 this year....
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Coppicing information Morning

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8th March, 2019.


Easingwold Green Spaces has been busy in Millfield Woods making good use of the coppiced hazel. We have sorted out pea sticks and bean poles and erected low fencing. Quite a few people have asked us what we were doing and why we are doing it, so we thought we would have an open morning with cake on offer to explain our actions....
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Industrial Anaerobic Digestion Plant Planning Failed

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2nd March, 2019.


The planning application with NYCC to build a large industrial anaerobic digestion (AD) plant on the outskirts of Tollerton has failed to get the go ahead at County Hall Northallerton this week, it was rejected by a large majority....
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Forest of Galtres Camera Club

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2nd March, 2019.


Mike and Doug travelled all the way from Bridlington to Easingwold to share their thoughts on judging photographic competitions. Mike has judged for more than three decades. The aim of the evening was to give an insight into the thought processes of a judge who was considering the work of amateur photographers. This was approached in two ways. Initially, both men shared their views on the judging process and then members worked in pairs to judge twenty selected images....
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Gardening Talks

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2nd March, 2019.


March marks the turning point of the year. Days are getting longer, new shoots fairly burst from the ground and colour floods back into the garden. Although trees are yet to unfurl their tight buds, early flowering shrubs, alpines and spring bulbs bloom in vibrant shades under spring sunshine. One of the most striking things about spring flowers is how they form great carpets of colour in woodland and meadows. Only think of the gentle tapestries of wood anenomes in white masses among trees, or the ‘host of golden daffodils’ as Wordsworth puts it, ‘continuous as the stars that shine and twinkle on the Milky Way’; then the seas of bluebells that come later....
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Signposts in Antarctica

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2nd March, 2019.


It is such a pleasure to be able to welcome local academics to lecture to the Forest of Galtres Society, and we had that pleasure again in February when Tom Hardie-Forsyth talked to us about his stint, working in Antarctica, in the 1970s. Antarctica is a name created by adding ante, for opposite, to Arctic, so Antarctica is the name for the southern continent. Between 1975 and 1978 Tom was part of the British Expedition which was stationed at Halley. One of their topics for research was the hole in the ozone layer, and seeing what records for ozone levels could be discovered in the Antarctic ice. The size of the hole in the ozone layer doubles in size in the summer....
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Making a Stand

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22nd February, 2019.


The villagers of Tollerton turned out in force to show their opposition to plans for constructing an Industrial Scale anaerobic digester off Sykes Lane. The protest was attended by local North Yorkshire County Councillor Peter Sowray who accepted a petition of objection signed by over 300 individuals as residents massed onto the Village Green. Protesters walked along Sykes Lane as far as The Station Inn, just over the railway bridge, where they were addressed by local MP Kevin Hollinrake. He acknowledged the strength of opinion against the proposed development and promised to relay this to the Planning Committee....
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FIVE DIAMONDS!?

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22nd February, 2019.


No, not a bid at Bridge, but a Wedding Anniversary Thanksgiving Service for 5 couples at Easingwold Parish Church, who last year each achieved 60 years of marriage! This could also be regarded as the last commemoration of the church’s 600th anniversary which we celebrated in 2018, since 5 couples x 2 people x 60 years = 600 years! Vicar Rev. Margaret Young arranged this special Eucharist service as a tribute to marriage last Sunday, the nearest one to St Valentine’s Day! In her address, Margaret commented on how we celebrate marriage, though it may not always be easy: it involves two different people with sometimes different viewpoints. Marriage vows are a public commitment to share everything with the spouse. The important phrases are “to love and to cherish”. There can, of course, be good times and bad. But marriage is more than just the couple themselves: God is with them, and they have the support of family and friends. In conclusion, Margaret thanked all these couples for being an inspiration to others....
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Easingwold U13 Harriers Share 8 Goals in Thriller

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22nd February, 2019.


On a fantastic Sunday morning for football, the U13 Harriers hosted Copmanthorpe in what turned out to be the best game of the season. Easingwold started well, creating a number of early chances before taking the lead. Against the run of play and first half possession, Copmanthorpe struck twice to lead 2-1 at the break. Unfortunate to be behind at halftime, things quickly got worse for the Harriers as Copmanthorpe scored two quick goals to lead 4-1....
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Easingwold Teenager Nominated for Two Yorkshire Choice Awards

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22nd February, 2019.


Matt Greenwood following his success of becoming the youngest-ever Britcar Endurance champion and youngest National Endurance racing champion, has been nominated for Young Achiever of the Year and also Sporting Achievement of the Year at the Yorkshire Choice Awards 2019. The Easingwold racer fought hard throughout the season, with his teammate Sarah Moore, in their Whitworth Chemists sponsored Ginetta G50 managed by Tockwith Motorsports. Showing some magnificent and breath-taking race-craft and the ability to deal with unexpected inclement conditions, Matt has now set his sights on success at the Yorkshire Choice Awards....
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NEW VEHICLE ARRIVES AT ALNE HALL

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15th February, 2019.


Alne Hall welcomed the arrival of their new adapted vehicle last week. The vehicle which has been adapted to carry one wheelchair user will enable the residents to go out more conveniently to appointments and go shopping or visit friends locally. The vehicle was donated by the Friends of Alne Hall who take part in regular fundraising activities....
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Town Band update: a Workshop, a Tour – and a Wet Footnote

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15th February, 2019.


On Saturday 9 February the Town Band, with the generous support of Easingwold resident Mr Brian Bousfield, put on a Brass Workshop at the Galtres Centre. 27 learners, from school age to pensioners, were given a thorough workout in playing technique by tutors Richard Wilton, Musical Director of York’s top-flight Shepherd Group Brass Band and his colleague Mike Pratt. Participants came from the Town Band’s own training group and from Swinton, Thirsk and Northallerton Bands. The high quality of their performance of three short pieces, played as a ‘finale’ for friends and family members, certainly impressed their audience. Cornet player Dawn Shuttleworth from Huby said, “With all the help and advice given to us, I came away feeling encouraged and motivated in my efforts to become a better player.” At the Galtres Centre that evening, the Town Band raised over £600 at its ‘Camel Race Night’ in support of its summer Tour to Germany. Organizer (and baritone horn player) Simon Rose said, “With more than 80 participants, racing and betting got off to a brisk start and never looked back – there was plenty of noise and laughter all round....
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Easingwold Harriers U13s Secure Second Clean Sheet

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15th February, 2019.


After improved performances in recent weeks, last Sunday we visited Poppleton Panthers. The Harriers came away with an 8-0 victory and a second clean sheet of the season....
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School Games Award For Alne Primary School

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15th February, 2019.


Sport has always been important at Alne Primary School and we are very proud to have been given a School Games Mark award in recognition of our 'commitment to, engagement in and delivery of competitive school sport.' The award acknowledges the quality of the overall PE provision and the school's commitment to extracurricular sporting opportunities such as dance, yoga, gymnastics, judo and climbing. In the last year, all the children have had the opportunity to represent the school at a sporting event with our cricket, hockey, tag rugby, athletics, and football teams enjoying success in various competitions. We have also welcomed external coaches into the school from Yorkshire County Cricket Club and York City Football Club to work with the children and further develop their skills....
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YORKSHIRE WIN IN THE LANCASHIRE MASTERS

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8th February, 2019.


Our local badminton coach, Denis Cleary and his partner Ron Mellor from Huddersfield took the Gold in last weekends badminton tournament held in Lancashire. Some tough matches against some excellent opponents but teamwork with perseverance and a good game plan secured a great win....
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Forest of Galtres Camera Club

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8th February, 2019.


Members, apart from those on the committee, walked into the Parish Rooms to find a wonderful surprise. Committee members had reached a decision at their meeting held on Thursday of last week, that a new projector should be bought. With the decision made, the projector was ordered on Friday, here on Monday and set up by Mike Wallis, President, before members began arriving Monday evening. Smiles all round....
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Sutton On The Forest Preschool

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8th February, 2019.


Over the last few weeks we have been reaping the benefits in regards to the amount of space we have in our preschool hall. Having such a large hall means we have been able to zoom about on bikes and cars, jump around on our soft play equipment, practice our catching and throwing skills and also climb about on our big wooden climbing frame-and that was just inside (whilst leaving the rest of the hall for all our other activities)....
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Easingwold Country Market

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8th February, 2019.


What an exciting way to start the Centenary celebrations of Country Markets! Our NEW venue SHIPTON VILLAGE HALL was a big hit (despite the snow). Some established customers from Easingwold, new people from Shipton, Haxby and Newton, members of local WI’s all came to support us. The café was a big hit too. This photo makes it look quiet but none of us had time to take another one later on when we got a lot busier....
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EDCCA and FOSM

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1st February, 2019.


Friends of St Monica’s have agreed to fund two projects which will be run and administered by EDCCA. One – to provide car scheme assistance in the form of pre-arranged daily journeys to and from the York Against Cancer minibus which transports patients to and from the Bexley Unit at St James hospital in Leeds. This will benefit people in the Easingwold and District Area who find it difficult to make the journey alone. Indeed using the minibus has helped people share their journey with people who are undergoing similar treatments and can support each other. Passengers in our area will be referred to us by various means including the hospital....
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Millfield Clear Up

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1st February, 2019.


On a sunny, if windy, morning Easingwold Green Spaces braved the elements and ventured on a grand tidy round of the Millfield wood and wetland area. There were still lots of tree guards to hack off and thinning out of invasive species. A track was also cut, through the willow herb to the pond, to enable a permanent path to be constructed....
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Local Therapy Dog selected to attend Crufts

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1st February, 2019.


Piper, who is a registered Therapy Dog with the charity “Therapy Dogs Nationwide”, has been selected to appear at Crufts, the worlds biggest dog show. She’s been chosen, out of large number of dogs, to represent the Kennel Club’s “Bark & Read” programme in March. Piper attends weekly sessions at Outwood Academy Easingwold, where she listens to pupils read in the Library. Each student gets a 15 minute session, for 4 consecutive weeks. By the end of the 4 sessions, there is a noticeable improvement in both the students’ confidence & reading ability....
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FREEMASONS CELEBRATE BURNS NIGHT

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1st February, 2019.


If you were near The George Hotel in Easingwold on Saturday evening you may have heard some stirring bagpipe music. Some thirty freemasons, wives and friends were holding their annual Burns Night celebration. The haggis is traditionally piped into the room, before being served to the assembled guests. The photo shows W. Brother David Rowlands in mid address to the haggis....
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1st Aid Skills

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25th January, 2019.


On Tuesday 22nd of January, girls from 1st Sutton on the Forest Brownies were very fortunate to be taught some essential life saving skills, how to perform CPR correctly. The girls listened to the instructor well and by the end of the evening could confidently perform their newly learnt skills on the resusci-anne dummies....
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ROYAL BRITISH LEGION NATIONAL AWARD FOR LOCAL MAN

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25th January, 2019.


Well known local man Keith Craig (pictured left) has been awarded The Royal British Legion (RBL) Gold Badge. Keith was presented with this prestigious award by Major General M Charlton-Weedy CBE DL (County President) at the North and East Yorkshire County Annual Conference of the RBL, held at The Galtres Centre, Easingwold on 12th January 2019....
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1st Kyle Valley Scouts

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25th January, 2019.


1st Kyle Valley Scouts - celebrating another great year for our young members! The scouting movement in the UK seems to get a lot of positive press these days, which is a huge tribute to both the young people involved as well as all the adult volunteers who give up their free time to provide amazing, life enriching experiences for children between the ages of 6 and 18. Bear Grylls is a fantastic ambassador and has done a lot of work to spread the news about how much being a member of a scouting troop can benefit young people. He is joined by a host of other influential well known supporters such as Tim Peake and Ellie Simmonds OBE to name but a few. 1st Kyle Valley troop is proud to be a part of this, and is celebrating another successful year in Scouting....
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U7 Easingwold Hawks

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25th January, 2019.


Easingwold’s first match of the 2019 Trophy event was a very tight match. Very much a two ended affair, Easingwold’s back three held out against some periods of extreme pressure but also managed to return the favour. In one period of play they had 3 corners in a row. Easingwold seemed to have the edge on the break but found to have difficulty getting the ball on target....
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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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