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Tour de Yorkshire coming to Redcar in 2020


edcar has been unveiled as a host town for one of the UK’s biggest sporting events – the Tour de Yorkshire 2020. A leg of the race, which will take place next year between Thursday, April 30 and Sunday, May 3, will either start or finish in Redcar – the most northerly location the race has ever visited. Redcar is one of eight host locations – the others are Barnsley, Beverley, Halifax, Huddersfield, Leeds, Leyburn and Skipton.

The race route and whether Redcar will host a start or finish will be announced in January. The announcement was made by organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and the Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.) at a press conference in Leeds on Friday 22 November Councillor Mary Lanigan, Leader of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, said: “This is wonderful news for our area. The Tour de Yorkshire is a huge sporting event attracting world class cycling stars, and to

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have them cycle through our borough will be a sight to behold. “Our borough is filled with community spirit, and we can’t wait to see the area dress up for the occasion with decorations, bikes and flags. I know we will give them a fantastic reception on the day.” Peter Dodd, Commercial Director of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: “It’s always exciting to unveil the host locations for the Tour de Yorkshire and this year is no exception. We’re

delighted Redcar, Huddersfield, Leyburn and Skipton will each be making their debuts as we’re always striving to bring our race to new parts of this great county. “The other locations have already proven themselves as more-than-worthy recipients and we cannot wait to revisit them as well.” The full routes for the 2020 Tour de Yorkshire and Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race will be unveiled at a second press conference on Friday 17 January.

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Welcome to Coastal View & Moor News Issue 105


ell it's that time of year again and as I write this, it's just over four weeks to Christmas! It is important that you support your local high streets at this time as their survival may depend on you shopping there and with Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council offering free parking, (at some of their sites) between now and January 1st it's a perfect opportunity for you to show your support to our many independent traders. (See Page 5 for more details) As this will be our last newspaper of the year, we must reflect on what sort of year it's been. Personally, from a family point of view it's not been so good for us and with certain events prompting us to sit down and make some hard decisions, it's been a year of uncertainty. But as things stand we will soldier on and keep doing what we do best and look to 2020 to hopefully be a better year than this one was! So, we have a general election just around the corner, the fourth election in as many years, although one was a referendum. Whatever the outcome, we need to focus on the things that are good in our area and just hope the politicians do the same. In this 72 page issue centre, you will find the regular Freebrough Flyer giving news about the Academy and local primary

schools; always a great read. We are grateful to Freebrough Academy for their support over the years. We have seven pages packed full of local events (Pages 46-52) over the Christmas and New Year period, and beyond as well as five pages of local sport's news.(Pages 56-60) There are very positive articles concerning the future of Sirius Minerals and British Steel (Pages 15 and 25) and some great pictures from some of our areas Remembrance Day events. (Page 18/19) Great news for the area told in our front page story, when it was announced the other day that Redcar is to be a host town in 2020 for the Tour de Yorkshire. This is a massive coup for the whole area and if the previous East Cleveland KJondike bike races are anything to go by we know that local people will turn out in their thousands to support the riders. There will be more news about this in future issues. The weather hasn't been very kind to us recently, when will this rain ever stop? At least it's not snowing, well not yet and we may get a White Christmas, that's what the forecasters are saying anyway. After a very busy and eventful year for the newspaper, we don't know as yet what the future may hold but as is customary at this time we need to offer massive thanks to those who have supported us over the last

12 months. We would like to thank all the people who have sent us donations after we made an appeal as to the extra costs in producing the paper. We thank as always our advertisers, who provide the revenue which pays for the costs of printing and distribution. Many thanks to our contributors who send us the stories that make up the majority of the paper and of course special thanks to our hard working team of distributors who deliver the paper in all weathers. Special thanks must go to Steve Duck at Integral Collection, Skelton who allows us to get the paper delivered to his premises each month and to John Easton for all his help. Our last thanks go to you, the reader because without you it would all be pointless. On behalf of everyone involved with Coastal View we wish you all a very Happy Christmas time spent with your family and friends and a healthy New Year. Don't forget the elderly and your neighbours, a quick hello and smile from you could go a long way. We hope you enjoy reading this issue.


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Save Our Saltburn Action Group urging the firm rejection of controversial plans

I ●● Save Our Saltburn Caravan Park Petition


1,700-signature petition has been presented by the Save Our Saltburn Action Group to the Leader and Mayor at Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council urging the firm rejection of controversial plans that would permanently change one of the town’s most iconic landscapes. The plans, for a 170-unit static caravan and camping site to the east of Saltburn Lane, have attracted fierce local opposition since the idea was first mooted two years ago. Criticism came to a head in spring this year when, with only limited public consultation, the Camping and Caravanning Club unveiled plans for the site, which would have a major impact on the view of the Victorian seaside town when approached from Brotton and Huntcliff. This is the very view that, along with the town’s pier, frequently features in tourist literature to portray the splendours of what The Times has referred to as a ‘gem’ of a Victorian seaside town. The Council received well over 400 letters of objection – the largest number ever received in respect of any local planning application - during the one-month consultation period in May. Reasons included: breaches of the Council’s own Local Plan, inconsistency with the town’s Conservation Area and Heritage Coast guidance, impact on the ecology of Saltburn Gill SSSI (site of special scientific interest), increased highway risks and the huge negative visual impact of the site on the landscape. Tricia Towey, Save Our Saltburn spokesperson

observed: "Saltburn-by-the-Sea is on the brink of one the largest changes to its historic frontage in over 150 years. The exposed and prominent position will totally change the character of the town and cause even more traffic congestion on a narrow and dangerous road. "The Council’s own Local Plan, adopted in May 2018, notes that ‘the coastline south east of Saltburn is designated as a Heritage Coast due to its scenic quality and undeveloped characteristics." Ms Towey continues: "The amount of public opposition is remarkable and testimony to the pride that people feel in their town. It is important that we continue to press our case and it is heartening, therefore, to learn that the Council’s own planning officers, having considered all of the evidence submitted, share our view that the proposal should not proceed. "We now need to make sure that the councillors on the Regulatory Committee, which will make the final decision, firmly reject the application and puts an end to two years of uncertainty for the community and its many visitors. We urge our supporters to join us at the planning meeting for encouragement." The Regulatory Committee meeting is scheduled to take place on Thursday 28th November at 10AM in the Redcar Community Heart Building, Ridley Street, Redcar TS10 1TD. Editor's Note: By the time you read this press release the meeting will have taken place so we will let you know the outcome in the next issue.

Saltburn Farmers' Market

t’s the last of this year’s Saltburn Farmers' Market – a Christmas special – on Saturday 14th December. Regularly attracting 9,500 people to nearly 40 stalls, the 11-year old award-winning event is the brainchild of Real Meals’ Lorna Jackson. The market runs on the second Saturday of the month, February to December (except for the huge Saltburn Food Festival Sunday, in July). Business lawyer, Lauren Dingsdale, the Labour candidate for MP in Middlesbrough South and

East Cleveland, found common ground with Tees Cider’s Julian Gaskin, an ex-legal aid lawyer. “It’s a great injustice that cuts have caused legal aid to be withdrawn from areas of law like family, welfare, housing and debt,” said Lauren. “This causes great stress for ordinary people. It is so important that we reinvest in legal aid, so people get the help they need.” Julian would raise a glass to that, we’re sure. Saltburn Farmer’s market runs from 9am-2pm. Arrive early to catch the best bargains.

Do you know who this person is?


few weeks ago, Martin Smith, a member of Guisborough Museum, met a young man in the local library who wanted information about Guisborough Workhouse. Martin said: "I did an article on this subject a few years back and I told him I would locate

the information and get back in touch, but now I cannot find his phone number! "The young man lives in Redcar." Martin has asked us to include this as he is desperate to track down this person. Please call 01287 636741 for further information

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Hope 4 East Cleveland

ope 4 East Cleveland have had a busy month, and we are so excited to be up and running with our youth group in Loftus! We take young people aged 5-11 in our Junior Youth Group and Ignite is for young people aged 10 years and over. It's great to be able to offer young people a space to be safe on a Friday evening, taking part in a variety of activities including sports, arts, crafts, and trips out. We welcome new young people to our group, which meet at Grace Community Church on a Friday during term time. During half term we were fortunate enough to receive funding from Together Middlesborough and Cleveland to put on free holiday activities. Over 60 children and adults came together at Loftus Youth Centre for arts, crafts, bouncy castle and

lunch. It was a great space where families could spend time together, keeping children active and helping families with a cooked lunch for all. We are planning on running these sessions every half term, everyone is welcome! We would also like to thank everyone who has donated to Food bank this month as part of Community Fitness, I was fortunate enough to receive a large donation from the members of Karen Winspear's classes. These products go directly to families in our local area. If anyone wishes to donate they can do so direct at our weekly foodbank stop held on a Thursday at Brotton Methodist Church from 1pm till 3pm. Thank you to everyone who has helped out this month. You can find out more about our weekly and special events on facebook by following Hope4EastCleveland, we look forward to seeing you.

Road to Public Access Defibrillator


wish to tell my story and some may find it interesting, others may not but it has led me on this path of necessity. I will not mention names but the people who were there will know. I have been called a hero and a life saver of which I don’t see myself as either. One morning I was thrown into a situation when a person I

know very well had collapsed. The picture is gruesome, laid face down in a pool of blood and not breathing or responding in any way. I phone 999 immediately and followed instructions from an amazing lady on the end of the phone. She calmly told me to turn the person over even though I was frightened of doing even more damage. She calmly told me that if I didn’t I wouldn’t be able to help them. With emotions on over load I followed the instructions over the phone. Several friends were watching helplessly as I pumped the person’s chest breaking several of their ribs. (An awful sound to hear.) For around 20 minutes I cried, shouted and pumped the persons chest, emotionally and physically drained, a gasp of breath finally came from the lifeless body. After what seemed like an eternity the

Free parking is being offered for Christmas shoppers


ree parking is being offered for Christmas shoppers. The offer started in council-operated car parks and parking bays in the heart of Redcar and Guisborough town centres from 1pm each day from Monday 11 November to Tuesday 31 December. Councillor Wayne Davies, Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said: “We're very pleased to support local businesses and make this festive offer in our town centres. I would urge everyone to use our fantastic local shops, including the increasing numbers of great quality independent retailers. There really is something for everyone." “And, for the first time, we're offering free parking in Redcar and Guisborough all day on Black Friday, 29 November. “We want our local businesses to benefit from one of the busiest shopping days of the year and to ensure residents and visitors get every opportunity to buy local." The concessions will operate in the very heart of the shopping centres but not in more out of town centre areas. The following will have free parking from 1pm: Guisborough Redcar • Westgate • Station Road • Church Square Car Park • High Street • Patten Lane Car Park • King Street Car Park • Reid Terrace Car Park • Graffenburg Street Car Park • Fountain Street East Car Park • Fountain West Car Park • Turner Street Car Park Normal charging will resume on Wednesday 1 January. For more information on the free parking scheme motorists should refer to notices in each council car park or go to

paramedics arrived and took over. The person was taken to hospital and is still alive today. They have no recollection and have lost three days of memory, and not wishing to sound selfish but I wish I could do the same. They are a friend but conversation is very strained between us. The images in my head will be there forever, the anger, frustration and sadness are everyday emotions and for a couple of weeks after, I didn’t know when I was going to experience what. From smashing a punch bag till my hand was sore to nearly bursting into tears in the middle of the supermarket it was one rollercoaster ride I didn’t enjoy. It would have been easy to call it a day or just not try at all but I couldn’t do that. Afterwards I was told I did everything right, more by chance and luck than training. One of the first questions asked was did we have access to a defibrillator, which we didn’t. I wasn’t sure where the closest one was and I don’t even know how to use one or if it would of helped. I looked into having a P.A.D (Public Access Defibrillator) fitted to my building but the whole paperwork side of it can be a can of worms. You can buy them but to have them registered with the emergency services and they have to be maintained with all the T's crossed and the I's dotted. This is where the P.A.D foundation steps in. Carl and Michael came to see me after a conversation I had with a friend of theirs. They agreed that we are a prime location to have one fitted, surrounded by approximately 5000 houses with the majority of

residents over the age of 50, situated adjacent to a railway station and bus route. The equipment is professionally installed and registered with the emergency services and all taken care of by the P.A.D foundation. So far they have managed to raise funds for seven P.A.D’s in the East Cleveland area and would like to be able to fund more next year. This is where the public can really help. The P.A.D Foundation is a registered Charity. (Charity number 1184229). They have their own Facebook page and arrange fundraising events, if anyone would like to arrange an event or take part in one or even donate please get in touch with them. They need our help to get more P.A.D units installed. Hopefully we, the public will never have to use them but it is peace of mind if they are there. I know how hard a situation can be and wouldn’t wish it on anyone. I hope I never have to do it again but if I do I will. Our emergency services are stretched to near breaking point so the more of these units out there the better. Remember it could happen to you, a family member or a friend. Remember as little as 1p can help Thank you for reading this I hope it leads to some help.

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Loftus Guides, Brownies & Rainbows

Loftus Choristers receive Regional Awards!



By Emma Dacey

he girls at 1st Loftus have been busy earning more top awards! Heidi and Mllie are the latest in a long line of girls to earn the prestigious Brownie GOLD award. This award shows they have a long commitment to Guiding, and have taken part in lots of activities, challenges and badges over their three years in Brownies. Both girls have now started new adventures in Guides,

which is fantastic to see. The units have been very busy this past few weeks. As part of our thinking of others, the Brownies and Rainbows were busy getting ready for Children in Need. Girls have also taken part in an awareness project around plastics, looking at how we can reduce our use of single use plastics. This is part of a national campaign run by Girlguiding. We aim to support the girls in challenging this BIG issue. The unit also has a newly

qualified leader, Mel who has worked hard on her training through Girlguiding and is now a qualified leader of the Rainbow section. Its volunteers like her that make guiding possible and provide so many opportunities for the girls. The unit does have some spaces for girls aged 5-14 to join the unit, so if you wish for your daughter to sign up or you are interested in volunteering please register direct at

ive choristers from the church choir of Saint Leonard’s Church in Loftus have been officially recognised as being among the best in the region! During a service of Evensong a special ceremony was held in the great Parish Church of the City of Hull, now known as "Hull Minster", where five of our singers received their awards. Following a series of tests and examinations, three choristers were promoted to become “Dean of York’s Choristers” with another two singers (pictured) being promoted to the rank of “Archbishop of York’s Choristers” by the Bishop of Beverley, acting on behalf of the Archbishop of York. Father Adam Gaunt, Rector of Loftus, said: “Everyone within our parish community are so very proud of the achievements of everyone of our singers and especially of the five choristers who have worked so very hard to successfully pass their regional examinations to achieve these special awards. "It was good to be in Hull with our singers, with our Director of Music, with singers family, friends, and with members of the church congregation at Saint Leonard’s’ Loftus on such a wonderful occasion as this.” Is anyone you know a future Archbishop’s Chorister? Anyone who is aged seven or over and who may be interested in joining the church choir at Saint Leonard’s Loftus can contact the Director of Music, Mr Richard Bendelow on 01287 634429, or alternatively

come to Saint Leonard’s Loftus for our regular 10:30am Sung Sunday Service and introduce yourself to Mr Bendelow and the Rector. Further information can also be found on our excellent website www. and Facebook Page www.

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Queens Award for Voluntary Service

Help make sure no child left without a present this Christmas


By Roy Smith

n the 8th October five volunteers representing Saltburn Beachwatch [SBW] attended the Queens Award for Voluntary Service awards at Camphill Bedale. This award was for the environmental work done by SBW over the last 23 years .It was an honour to receive this award on behalf of all the people who have volunteered since 1996. Over this period SBW was involved with Northumbrian Water, RCBC and the Environment Agency in the upgrade of the sewage pumping station at Skinningrove and drainage at Hazelgrove. More recently SBW has been one of only 20 beaches in the UK chosen to send our data via the Marine Conservation Society to Defra who used this data as part of the European Marine Directive Framework. Our main work is holding seasonal litterpicks and surveys and over the years we have seen a steady increase in volunteers who are prepared to give up two hours of their time to help to keep ●● Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland, Councillor Billy Wells, and Salvation Army Lieutenant, Kathryn Stowers, launch this year’s toy appeal.


ou can help ensure that no child or young person in Redcar and Cleveland wakes up without a present this Christmas. The Salvation Army in the borough has launched its Toy Appeal and is asking the public to donate gifts for children and teenagers. Last year hundreds of children and young people received a present through the scheme across the area. It’s not only babies and smaller children the Salvation Army supports but teenagers to 16 and some young, isolated young people living alone aged up to 18. Lieutenant Kathryn Stowers, the Minister at Eston Salvation Army, said: “It is for children who otherwise would have nothing on Christmas Day. It could be a family fleeing domestic abuse, refugees with nothing, families in poverty or dealing with short term problems, or any number of issues. Whatever the reason, it doesn’t matter – we just want to make sure that every child has a present to open on Christmas Day. “We work with family workers and social workers at the council, schools and staff at charities who support families in crisis who distribute the presents with discretion. We ask for new or unused gifts – something they’ll really want. We struggle a bit more on gifts for the older ones but we welcome any gift for all ages. I can tell you the children are incredibly grateful. It’s

a chance to make a difference, a chance to make a child’s Christmas.” Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland, Councillor Billy Wells, said: “This is a very important appeal that the council is proud to support. I would like to pay tribute to everyone involved, especially the Salvation Army but also social workers, school teachers, volunteers, refuge centre workers, the staff at Sainsbury’s who are collecting, Tesco who have donated already and many more. Please don’t forget to donate and help spread some joy to children and teenagers who may be going through a hard time this Christmas.” The Salvation Army is also looking for volunteers to help sort, pick and pack the presents on Thursday 5 December at its Eston centre. It is possible to donate a gift at any library in Redcar and Cleveland as well as the Salvation Army halls in Eston and Guisborough and the Salvation Army charity shop in Guisborough. Donations are welcome from Monday 4 November until Wednesday 4 December. Find out more by calling Eston Salvation on 01642 440834 or at the Eston Salvation Army Facebook page at estonsalvationarmy or the Guisborough branch on 01287 636192 or by visiting www.facebook. com/Guisborough-Salvation-Army-ChurchCommunity-Centre-935377779829119/

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our lovely beaches clean. When we asked people why they volunteer the majority said that they got a lot of pleasure and a sense of achievement from “doing their bit” Over the last couple of years thanks to SBW, Keeping It Clean At Saltburn and individual litter pickers there has been a 16% reduction in beach litter here in Saltburn but there is still much to do. Amongst other things we need a deposit and return scheme for plastic containers, more and better recovery of lost fishing gear and a programme to tackle the menace of nurdle and micro plastic pollution. At the award ceremony we were approached by a voluntary group who provide diving for the disabled with a view to coming to help at one of our litterpicks by surveying and removing litter from the sea bed below the low water mark. During the last 23 years I think that SBW has made a positive contribution to the town and has helped to make Saltburn Beach a great place to be and as long as necessary we will continue removing and recording beach litter and hopefully making a difference.


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The outstanding achievements of a very special young man have been recognised by MFC Foundation and Middlesbrough Football Club

orrie, 13, attends Freebrough Academy in Brotton, just as his best friend Jayden would have done had he not lost his battle with Leukaemia earlier this year. Now Corrie will be the match mascot and lead out the teams when Boro play Hull City later this month following a letter from Jonathan Woodgate. Annaleigh Wynn was the coordinator of an MFC Foundation programme called #iwill at the time and takes up the story. “We ran a project called Social Mix, which is funded by the EFL, which is also part of the #iwill programme which is social action based. “Corrie came on the programme we were delivering in Freeborough, but when it came to the residential part of the course he had to withdraw after he lost his best friend Jayden. It was Jayden’s funeral on the morning we were due to depart for the residential. He was devastated over the loss of his friend, but also that he could

not go on the programme, so he withdrew. “He had to take a little time off school, he was really struggling to cope with Jayden’s death. A week after we got back from the residential I got a call from the school saying Corrie wanted to come back on the programme. “He was really quiet at first, but when it came to the social action part, volunteering and fundraising, we immediately got a hook. He wanted to do something in memory of Jayden. He led a group of 15 young people to organise and take part in a memorial football tournament at the Herlingshaw Centre.” Annaleigh, now education manager with the Foundation, continues: “We had 22 teams register and play and some more who registered and couldn’t make it on the day, but because of the story still paid their entry fee. “Corrie and his group organised all the fixtures and ran the competition, organised fund-raising

Crocus planting


n National Polio Day, October 24th, Brotton Improvement Group brought together a few students from each teaching establishment in Brotton; Freebrough Academy, St Peters and Badger Hill. All the students were accompanied by teachers and assistants from the schools. Ian Wilson chair of Redcar Rotary provided us with 2000 blue

crocus, to mark National polio day. The crocus were planted at our four sites in Brotton depicting Badgers. Come spring we will have a lovely display around each set of badgers in the village. Thank you to Redcar Rotary for these bulbs and to Ian for giving a talk to the students explaining about Polio and one day hopefully full eradication throughout the world.

and a raffle and Corrie presented the winning trophy. Just to see him transform from the young man who had to withdraw from the programme to what he had become, this young man who had organised everything and raised £850 for the Click Sergeant charity was amazing. “For us it wasn’t about the money, we wanted to help him raise maybe £250, but more importantly it was to give him a coping mechanism that might help with his overcoming his friend’s death.” That fundraising has continued. He’s doing sponsored walks and plans events on his own. He’s only just 13 but wants to turn a tragedy into something positive where everyone knows about Jayden and where his memory lives on and the money goes to a fantastic charity and help raise awareness. “Jayden (10), and Corrie had been neighbours for a long time and during his battle, Jayden’s attendance at Handale Primary suffered, particularly in the last year where he was bedbound for long periods and Corrie was by his side all the way. “We wanted to reward Corrie, recognise his journey, to celebrate his commitment and to help everyone remember Jayden.” Jayden was due to join Freeborough but passed away in the spring. The students and the schools were keen to honour his place there, so there will be a trophy named in his honour which the schools will use to recognise outstanding achievement. Whether that is overcoming adversity or some other form of achievement or effort. A student who shows the same battling qualities Jayden had to show when battling Leukaemia.



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Skinningrove’s Greatest Show

Craft session at Guisborough Library


or the first time, the Friends of Guisborough Library have organised three Christmas themed craft sessions, run by a professional. The first one was held on Saturday, 2 November. It proved extremely popular and ten ladies made an advent calendar and enjoyed traditional elevenses refreshments. It was a free event with all materials being supplied. There was lively discussion with lots of laughter with new ideas and skills being found. No one actually finished their advent calendar so took them home to finish and hang up. New friendships were made and everyone is looking forward to the next sessions, when Christmas


nother fantastic Skinningrove Bonfire night saw 10,000 people enjoy The Greatest Showman theme this year. Lauren Dingsdale, Labour’s candidate for MP for the area said: “It was brilliant! Absolutely spectacular, attracting massive crowds. It’s a credit to local people and really puts Skinningrove on the map. All thanks to the dedication and hard work of the amazing organisers and volunteers in the community.” Tina Dowey has been involved with the Bonfire since its conception, 38 years ago. Mandy Gill, aged 33, has helped out with the bonfire since she was able to walk – first, with the craftwork; then, building the bonfire, and from the age of 18, she has helped prepare and light the fireworks. It takes a year to fundraise and plan the event, and several weeks to prepare the bonfire. Themes over the years have included Harry Potter, Winter Wonderland, Pigeon and Phoenix. Planning and fundraising for the 2020 Bonfire has already started!

●● Mandy Gill, Lauren Dingsdale and Tina Dowey

cards and wreaths will be made. As everyone enjoyed it so much, further sessions are planned for the New Year. There is a talk on Friday, 29 November at 2.00pm on Jewish Immigrants in Middlesborough, to be given by Ian Stubbs. This should prove an extremely interesting talk and discussion. There is a £2 entrance fee, including refreshments. The last event organised by the Friends for 2019 is a Christmas Quiz, to be held in the library on Friday, 13 December at 1.30pm. Refreshments will be supplied. Everyone is welcome so come along and join a team or bring your team with you.

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ell it’s been a very busy couple of months in Saltburn Library. It was a full house, when September saw a visit from broadcaster, journalist and children’s author Claire Balding. Claire gave an insight into her career and inspiration for her books through a questions and answers round and spent time with her fans signing books and taking pictures. Working alongside, Building Bridges, we held a Macmillan Coffee Morning in memory of library staff member, Sharon’s father, Tom Kitching which raised £184.20 so a big thank-you to everyone who supported us. It was then onto October and our Halloween events. We went back to 1945 VE Day when the library was transformed for a wonderful wartime afternoon tea. Thirty-five Saltburn senior citizens enjoyed the tea, whilst been entertained by vintage singer Claire Louise, and served by a wartime waiter and waitress! More music was to be had, when the members of Marske Junior Brass Band gave a great concert including a finger clicking rendition of the Addams Family. Children got messy decorating spooky cupcakes at our Great British Library Bake Off and a big

congratulations to our star baker ‘Katie Smith’. Finally, it was all things magical and fantastical at our Wizards' Training School. Children learned how to use wands and brooms and got up close and personal with owls, snakes, spiders to name but a few! There’s lots happening over the next couple of months too with some great events for the Christmas period. As anticipated, the children’s events have proven very popular with some already sold out, so please check with library staff for availability. See the what’s on guide below or The Friends of Saltburn Library face book page.

Claire trots in to the library

Wed 27th November 10:30-12:00 Reading Group with Kelly Wed 11th December 2:00 Christmas Sing-A-Long with Liz and Steve (Friends Event) Sat 14th December 10:00-12:00 The Snowman’ Grotto £2.00 per child, admission by ticket only from the library Mon 16th December 3:00-4:30 ‘The Snowman’ Grotto £2.00 per child, admission by ticket only from the library Mon 23rd December 3:004:00 The Polar Express Pyjama Storytime £1.50 per child admission by ticket only from the library

Volunteers Required


By Deborah Menzies

uisborough and East Cleveland Sea Cadets are looking for adult volunteers! No experience in the uniformed services is required however you do need to be 18 years and above. An enhanced DBS will need to be undertaken by anyone wishing to join the team. This will be at no cost to yourself as Sea Cadets nationally are responsible for the cost. You will need to undertake some basic online training; including safeguarding. Alongside this, attendance at a one day adult induction course is required. We are based on Belmangate , Guisborough and parade nights are Tuesday and Thursday 19.00-21.00.

We are looking for adults who wish to join the uniformed section and the UMT Unit Management Team. The main roles within the UMT we wish to appoint are both the Chairperson and Treasurer. We do have to adhere to a constitution which is available on the Sea Cadet website. The current Chairperson Mrs Deborah Menzies will answer any questions if you are interested on 01642 828148 or Anyone interested in the uniformed section can contact the Officer in Charge S/Lt (SCC) Mike Robinson RNR at the unit between the hours above on 01887 631548. If you think this is something for you please get in touch.



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The Christmas Turkey By Philip Chisholm It was Christmas Eve, the year 1966, 5:00 am on a bitterly cold morning and I was to be found peddling my bright red Elwick Hopper bike down Redcar Lane, a two-mile ride which I had made many time before on the way to my Saturday job at Knaggs the butchers. It was an awful ride, a snow blizzard blasting my journey as I peddled head-on into a NorEasterly gale. I was soon at the shop; it was the only one open in Redcar Lane. Bright lights that shone from the shop window illuminated the virgin snow upon the street pavement. Inside Vince and Mr Knaggs were busy working on four hundred turkeys; they had been at it since three o'clock, and I thought five was early. Dashing into the back office, I filled the kettle and plonked it on the gas ring which ignited with a sizeable audible flop. It was not long before I handed round hot pint pots of steaming sweet tea. I dressed into my white coat and blue striped apron and it was at that point Bob arrived, my fellow delivery boy, only today he was being made to work in the shop but he was not happy with this arrangement. Especially to stand in a freezing cold shop. I can see Bob now stood over the gas ring, hands clutching a hot cup of tea shivering in disarray after his walk in the snow from Dormanstown. That small gas ring was the only form of heating in the whole shop as once the front door opened for trade it remained open all day, and it was going to be a freezing Christmas Eve. Each turkey was dressed, weighed, numbered, priced then named, one for each of our regular customers. One was for the boss Mr Knaggs and a magnificent bird it was, a twenty pounder, to me it looked far too big for any oven. The Turkey preparation continued until about 7:30am; by then the shop looked beautiful with the windows and elegant white tiled walls stuffed with the birds hanging up. My next duty was to make sausages; Billy had been busy mincing the pork for over two hours, then we carried it upstairs where I added the bread mix and seasoning into the mixer. I rammed the mixture down the cylinder and applied the plunger slowly turning the handle until the sausage skins started to fill, linking and twisting the sausages to size as they were extracted. An hour later, I had them in the window on stainless steel polished trays. The evening before, I had been in to boil and press the Tongue leaving it to chill overnight, while Mrs Knaggs had made a considerable brawn. Turning this brawn out upon a large platter in the window was a delicate operation. It looked beautiful with its jelly shimmering against the white snow of the early morning winter light. Next, I got the peas and black puddings into the window and my jobs continued as I jumped on my bike and rode to Ellison the butchers, a shop at the opposite end of the high street to collect eight dozen pies for my deliveries, the first of three round trips. By the time we finished, the shop window display looked beautiful, full to overflowing, every surface in the shop and also on the shelves within a sizeable walk-in fridge were stuffed. I next busied myself packing my sizeable black delivery bike as I eat a pie for my breakfast while drinking another pint of tea. The bike had a large basket on the front with a small matching one on the back. Packing the bike with the first delivery last was an art form. Each pack wrapped in white paper with the name and house number on it. Other symbols indicated whether they required eggs; Dozes meant a dozen eggs small. I packed the eggs in the rear basket. By 9:00 am I was off on my 1st rounds starting on the roads furthest away on the castle estate of Redcar Lane.

Next back to do the Groves, and here throughout the day, I would be seen riding my delivery bike to and fro in the snow around Redcar, being greeted at each house by generous people responding to my broad freckled face and happy Christmas greeting. That Christmas Eve I collected nearly ÂŁ30 in tips; most people gave me a shilling some as much as half a crown, one a 10 shilling note. Naturally, there were issues on the round, usually the ones where Mr Knaggs had told me not to leave the order unless I got paid. Still, everything went along very well and I was glad that I had managed the whole day without a puncture, for if anyone had seen the state of the inner tubes, they were more patch than rubber. I had no idea how old the bike was, only that it was made in the reign of Queen Victoria, I was sure the bald tyres were the originals. Upon my final return to the shop, I could not believe my eyes, it was empty, every turkey, joint of beef, pork and lamb had been sold. Indeed all that was in the window was a tray of sliced corned beef. It was at that moment the phone rang, it was Mrs Saltmer of St Johns Grove. "Where is my Turkey? I have been waiting in all afternoon for the boy to deliver it". Mr Knaggs looked at me. "Turkey for 13 St Johns?* I looked at my list. "That's not on my list, Sir". He quickly went to his book and perused it in dismay, for the order for St Johns had not been written down. The look of dismay on Mr Knaggs' face as he responded to her call. "The boy is leaving with it now". All the staff looked at each other and then at the empty shelves. "Philip! Get my turkey out of the fridge and delivery it to Mrs Saltmer. Bob, wrap that corned beef up, looks like I am in the doghouse once Mrs Knaggs finds this out. "Pip, if Mrs Saltmer complains about its size just tell her it was my Christmas dinner." Riding back from St Johns Grove, horrified to

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think of the boss without his Christmas Turkey I had an idea, shining like a bright light in my head, I found myself outside Ellison butchers; they did not have one left, next round to Uncle Dougie shop in the High Street. Goodswen's shop was closing up, Dougie saw me from out the back of his shop. Hello, Pip he shouted, what's afoot? I explained the predicament, he smiled, then he yelled out to his son. "Roger is that Turkey in the fridge still there awaiting collection"? "Yes". Came the reply. "It's not been collected, doubt it will now its turn five, and we should be shut". "Who was it for" shouted Mr Goodswen. Don't know the labels fallen off" came the response. I exchanged Christmas wishes with Uncle Doogie. "Tell Mr Knaggs I will sort things out in the New Year with him". He also said as I shouted goodbye. "And tell him to buy some new tyres for that bike." I felt quite proud of myself as I walked into

the shop to see Mrs Knaggs looking very upset clutching the packet of corned beef. "Here you are". I said. How her eyes lit up. It was so beautiful to behold. Mr Knaggs scratched his head. "Did Mrs Saltmer not want it then"? I explained that I had been round all the other butcher's shops in town until I found him one. My wage for a Saturday was ten shillings, he gave me a pound that day and while he wasn't looking, Mrs Knaggs, gave me another and a big hug. My next job was to share the Christmas tips with the shop staff. The look on their faces as I tipped out nearly thirty pounds. Vince said that's amazing the most any other delivery boy has ever brought back was ten pounds. In that moment of realisation, the team looked at very red-faced delivery boys. Mr Knaggs commented. "and I thought the other boys were just keen to volunteer to go out on delivery each Christmas Eve.". Mr Knaggs made up the pot to thirty pounds, so we all went home with an extra fiver in our pockets. That night as I pushed the delivery bike into the shed behind the shop, I noticed the bald tyres were nearly flat. Was this a good time to tell the boss about Mr Goodswens words, " Regarding new tyres". Perhaps not, I locked it away for another day's trouble. Jumping on my own Elwick Hopper, with the wind at my back, I sailed home that freezing Christmas Eve. Home was full of the wonderful aroma of fresh baking, mince pies, jam tarts, lemon meringue pie, the coal fire, and the pine of the sparkling Christmas tree. Then came my mother's distant words from the pantry. "Pip, did you remember to pick our Turkey up from Uncle Dougies?*....... "But, but, swallowing hard to speak, Mum you never asked me to!"


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New funding plan for Sirius Minerals but construction delayed


irius Minerals has set out revised plans for its multibillion Woodsmith Mine project but the new proposals mean the Teesside section of the project could now be delayed by up to two years. The £3.5 billion project will see polyhalite, mined outside of Whitby, transported to Teesside by the world’s longest underground conveyor system for processing and transport. Work has already started on the tunnel and jobs are being created, but stage 2 financing had stalled following a government refusal to give a Treasury guarantee. The company tried to raise the financing through a £403 million bond sale but had to cancel plans in

September. The company will now seek to raise an initial £470 million by the end of March 2020 to fund the construction of the mineshafts near Whitby and the first section of tunnel only. The rest of the tunnel and the processing and shipping facilities in Redcar will be deferred for between 12 and 24 months, and the up to £2 billion cost will be financed separately. Chris Fraser, managing director and chief executive of Sirius, said: “The value of Sirius is unlocked by reaching production and delivering POLY4 to our customers around the world. "This approach allows us to achieve that with less upfront capital while

Poem by Soo Ward, Redcar I wrote to your paper, a few years ago. Thanking you, for all the local info. I found places to visit and things to do. I joined lots of groups, totally new. I moved here from Yarm and straight from the start, People were welcoming, Redcar has such a great heart. I get around using buses and trains. There's plenty on offer, come sunshine or rain. I still love your Iconic Vertical pier. All my visitors want to see it while they are here. If only a Vintage café could do Afternoon Tea, I'd be first in the queue, with that outlook to the sea. I've been a Mermaid in your Pirates' Festival day. Raising funds for Friends of Redcar Cemetery, in our own little way. Last year I made a special cake for the Veterans' Afternoon tea. Being a Lifeboat Guild lady is a pleasure for me. So come on Councillors, please get your thoughts into gear. We haven't much time before the Tour de Yorkshire is here! I'm knitting my Bunting for this amazing day. Let's get "Mighty Redcar "ready for the film crews, on their way. And highlight all that Redcar offers as a Staycation, Including the upgrades at the old Railway station. Let's make 2020 an exceptional year! And when cycles fly past let's give 'em a cheer!

retaining the significant return opportunity it presents for our shareholders and stakeholders. “I would like to thank our employees, contractors and partners for their continued focus and commitment, and recognise that the progress achieved on the ground in recent months remains a source of huge inspiration for the whole team.” Labour and Co-operative candidate for Redcar, Anna Turley, who has previously slammed the government for failing to see the value of the project, said: “I am pleased Sirius Minerals have been able to devise an alternative funding approach which should allow this brilliant project to progress. However, they should not be in this position. Government should be backing this project to rebalance the economy and bring decent, skilled jobs to our region. As a result of this failure, the project has had to be scaled back, 300 jobs have been lost, and this new approach now delays the Teesside section of the project for up to two years. The Sirius project is a huge vote of confidence in our region and everything possible must be done to unlock its huge potential.” Conservative candidate for Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland, Simon Clarkse said: "It's great news that the Sirius Mine has reorganised its plans to take this vital project forward. Labour want everything to be run by or funded by the Government, and that's not how real life works. "The Woodsmith Mine has hugely exciting potential for the Tees Valley economy but it has to work as a commercial venture. We now have a blueprint for how this will happen."


Unexpected pond at Charltons By Councillor Steve Kay


hen work started on flood alleviation works at Charltons, nobody expected that the result would be a pond at the south end of the village. For years, Charltons has suffered from flooding in times of heavy rain. After much lobbying, the Environment Agency, in partnership with Redcar & Cleveland Council, agreed to construct two bunds to keep the water away from the houses and to divert it into Northumbrian Water’s main sewer. As a result, a 75m bund has been built on the wide verge parallel with the A171, whilst a more compact semicircular bund has been constructed to the south of the village. Apart from disturbing the beautiful wild flowers, planted by the council, the first bund has caused no problems. But, the second has, unexpectedly, caused a pond, of unknown depth, to appear. Not surprisingly, this has caused concern among parents, who fear for the safety of their children. A rather belated statement from the Environment Agency and Redcar & Cleveland Council explained that the works would be carried out in two phases and there would be a pond, at least temporarily. “The first phase has involved building the earth bunds and drainage headwalls. This work is now complete, and works as a flood defence, to divert and delay surface water threatening homes. “The second phase will involve covering and reshaping the bunds with topsoil and seed….once the weather and ground conditions have improved to allow the soil to dry out.

●● Cllr Steve Kay at the recently engineered Charltons bund “We are aware that there is concern amongst residents about the safety of the site, particularly for children playing out nearby. We have instructed the contractors to return and upgrade the fencing in the area where water is currently standing….While the flood defence benefits have been achieved before the winter, the final finish will take a few more months. “When we return in Spring 2020 to finish the scheme, the final regrading will mean that water will not permanently stand there (but may for a few hours during a flood event). “Please note that the current finish is not how the completed scheme will look - we appreciate your patience until we can green up this area when seed has a better chance of taking.” The Charltons pond, temporary or not, was never mentioned before the works began. It is now fenced off but we just hope and pray that it will disappear when the work is finished next Spring.


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Commonwealth War Graves cleaned for Remembrance

Tribute for Armistice Day


his year with the help of Ings Farm School and the local community The Cleveland Bay in Redcar had their own special tribute for Armistice Day. Over 100 knitted poppies were fastened to their railings and over 100 plastic bottle bottoms were recycled into poppies and attached to a fishing net. The pictures of this amazing sight was posted onto the Cleveland Bay's Facebook page and were viewed by over 12,000 people.

Landlord, Russ Clark said: "It’s very humbling that so many people have liked, shared and commented on the post.‘ He added: ‘It just goes to show that people of all ages still have pride in our country and in their community. "We all owe a great debt to the men and women of our armed forces past and present. They serve so we can be free and fully deserve our support. It’s so important that we remember." LEST WE FORGET

By Emma Kate Young

altburn and District Royal British Legion, with their affiliated youth groups Saltburn and Loftus Army Cadet Force, attended two cemeteries: Loftus and Saltburn to clean the Commonwealth War Graves in each Cemetery. The War Graves, 12 in Loftus and 10 in Saltburn, were respectfully cleaned by each affiliated cadet force - Loftus 2nd November and Saltburn on the 3rd. Also, in attendance was their Cadet Padre, Robert Desics, who performed the Act of Remembrance. Other members of the public attended the Loftus Clean up, and at each Clean Up, dignitaries attended from each Council, to join in with this worthy

cause. Harry Lowe, Saltburn & District’s newly appointed County Youth Standard Bearer. after just recently visiting York to attend The County Youth Standard Bearing Competition and winning, attended both events, flying the Branch’s standard, on both days. Stan Glover (Vice Chair from Saltburn and New Marske Parish Council) commented that he supported such a worthy cause and thanked everyone for letting him being a part of it! The ACF ranging from the ages of 1318, ensured that the graves were cleaned, weeded and made debris free and then decorated with a poppy cross to mark their remembrance and gratitude.

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Have you visited Redcar’s Footprints Community Cafe yet?

●● In the picture with some of the children, (from Left to Right )are Mrs Jobling, Ms Michelle Rowe, Mrs Alderson SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) receiving the cheque from the Master of Ayton Lodge, George Roberts and his wife Lil.


Raising money for good causes

he Worshipful Master of Ayton Lodge 9595, George Roberts and his wife Lil, held a Summer Social at Middlesbrough’s Brasscastle Lane Golf Club on the 13th July. At this sell-out evening, the brethren of many lodges and their guests were well fed and entertained, but more importantly, the evening also raised £700 for good causes in the community.

Cancer Research UK, specifically for Professor Steven Clifford's work, investigating ways to improve the treatment of medulloblastoma in children, by tailoring treatment to different patients received £350. Another £350 was also donated to a charity raising funds to provide a sensory environment in the “Jackson Club” for children to help them cope with stress at school.

Dalesmen Gala Concert 2019


By Harry Collett

he annual Charity Gala Night of the Dalesmen Singers was held in Danby Chapel on Saturday 19th October and enabled two local organisations to benefit, Caring together and Cleveland Mountain Rescue. Each October the Dalesmen Singers present a musical evening with invited guests, performers followed by supper in the Danby Village Hall. Mr Don Smith the Dalesmen Singers Chairmen, introduced Invited guests who included The Mayor of Scarborough Cllr. Hazel Lynski and deputy mayor Rebecca Swieis, Danby group parish council chairman Geoff Banner and Saltburn Council representative Hewitt Smith. After the three opening numbers by the Male Voice Choir, conducted by Steve Maltby and accompanied by Ann Hartley, guest musicians husband & wife team Cat and Andy Cutler and their accompanist Leigh Harrison, entertained with Cat on saxophone, Leigh on piano and Andy on guitar. Andy’s Solo from Les Miserables “Bring Him Home” was very well received and it was followed by a piano piece by Cat, Fur Elise, by Beethoven. The Dalesmen performed "Memory” by Lloyd Webber and conductor Steve Maltby informed the audience that this was one of the pieces that the choir would be singing at the Sage in Gateshead, when the Choir join in the North Eastern Choirs festival in April 2020. A foot tapping Beatles number “When I’m Sixty four” was followed by the unofficial anthem of Liverpool, “You'll Never Walk Alone" by Rogers & Hammerstein. During the Interval copies of the Dalesmen Singers CD’s were on sale in the foyer. The death in August of Dalesmen President Mrs Audrey Smith of Goathland was announced and many happy incidents were recalled before the choir sang two numbers which had been Audrey's favourites, "Take me home” by Edwards and

Hands reminded all present of Audrey’s connections with the Wombwell area in the West Riding. Whilst “Speed your journey” by Verdi reawakened thoughts of travels abroad when the “family of Dalesmen” ventured overseas particularly to Sweden. Cat Cutler played “Romance” by C.Saint Saens on the flute her principle instrument, followed by a vocal number from the musical "Show Boat” by Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein 2nd. There was active audience participation with a piano duet “Radetzky March” by Johann Strauss 1st. The choir then sang “Do you hear the people sing” provided Ged Kyle, bass and John Smith, tenor with minor solo spots before conductor Steve paid tribute to choir members who live in the coastal area by including a couple of sea songs in the programme “Sailing" by The Sutherland Brothers and “Bobby Shafto", Edmund Walters arrangement of the Northumbria folk song. Former choir member, currently Vice President Jim Muir, was delighted to thank everyone for their support and presented a cheque to Isabel representing Caring together and to Craig from Cleveland Mountain Rescue. He had the audience laughing when he asked the audience, where are the mountains in Cleveland and North Yorkshire? Then replied that the Cleveland Rescue were so good at their job, that they had rescued all the mountains and now looked out only for the humans and animals that got into difficulties. He was pleased to inform those present that they were the only Mountain rescue team with a boat, which had been put to good use in the flood areas in York. A tradition in the Dalesmen is to present long serving members with a special uniform tie. John Haywood was presented with his to mark the 40 years he has been singing in the Choir. Vice President Jim, remarked that over the years the choir had raised over £10,000 on Gala Nights and much more by other organisations who had availed themselves of the services of a wonderful group of chaps who devoted themselves to performing music and raising funds for worthy causes. Guest performers, Cat and Andy Cutler, Leigh Harrison, resident accompanist Ann Hartley and Musical Director Steve Maltby received gifts of appreciation from Chairman Don Smith before Danby Chapel had its rafters raised with the singing of the final number Emrys Hughes “ Morte Criste.


ootprints Community Cafe opened its doors inside the South Tees Community Bank on Redcar High Street just over two months ago, in what’s believed to be the first partnership between a community bank and cafe in the UK. It is already becoming a community hub, with Cafe Manager Kat, her Assistant Manager Tanya and their dedicated team of volunteers offering a warm welcome to everyone who enters through the door. The cafe is open Monday to Saturday 9.30am until 4pm and offers affordable, home cooked meals, snacks and Afternoon Teas in a relaxed, friendly environment. But what really makes Footprints Community Cafe different, is the innovative ‘Pay it Forward’ scheme, which allows customers to pay for a drink or snack for someone who is struggling to afford to feed themselves, for whatever reason. Any

profit generated by the cafe also supports the many other projects run by Footprints in the Community, all of which aim to reduce poverty and isolation in the Redcar area. When you visit, you may also recognise Cafe Manager, Kat Kempen, who was one of the stars of the BBC’s The Mighty Redcar, with her own inspirational story. Kat said: "Footprints in the Community is a charity dedicated to reducing poverty and isolation in the Redcar area. "Our new Footprints Community Cafe is the perfect example of how we are working towards that goal, through offering affordable and nutritious home-cooked food in a supportive and friendly environment." If you need any other reason to visit, during December the cafe is offering every customer who buys a ‘Weekly Special’ meal, the chance to win a delicious Afternoon Tea for two during January. A great reason to visit us soon!

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Book Review

A Journey Of Hope by John F. Watson

Farthings Publishing 2018 (fourth edition July 2019)

● John F. Watson


et in the late 19th and early 20th century, this first novel by North Yorkshire resident John F. Watson evokes a kaleidoscope of emotions. We follow the life of Ruth Brennan through her chaotic early years in York then on to the North Yorkshire Moors where she finds happiness and stability. The author creates a sense of time and place that the characters inhabit and the reader is given a clear context within which events and relationships occur. The alleyways of York feature significantly and transport is a recurrent motif, with references to the use of horses and the emergence of the motor car. This novel of some 290 pages and 69 chapters moves along at considerable pace with regular shifts in perspective between key characters in the narrative. The author’s sentence structures and use

of language establish an informality that propels the reader forward: this is a page-turner of a novel. What emerges is a story set generations ago that resonates today: stark social divisions with innocent victims bearing the brunt of inequality and injustice. History doesn’t repeat itself but it often rhymes is a familiar statement, sometimes attributed to Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain. A Journey Of Hope implicitly refers to this notion but, as the title suggests, people have the capacity to learn and take action to combat the negative circumstances they experience or witness. Ruth Brennan acts to transform her own life while Judge John Durville, a York lawyer, sees injustice around him and takes action towards improving the lives of vulnerable young people. This latter character hints at philanthropists (such as York’s Joseph Rowntree) who used some of their wealth to stimulate social change. John F. Watson was inspired to write this novel by his passion for the people and places of the North York Moors, especially his home area in the upper Esk Valley. The book is available priced £6.99 at local outlets including W H Smith in Redcar, bookshops in Guisborough and Whitby, Castleton Tearooms and the Health Shop and Moors Centre in Danby. The author is currently working on a sequel to A Journey Of Hope. Meanwhile, he is available for talks about tales of the North York Moors, some of which have been a source for his writing. To find out more, phone 01287 660577 or email jfw660577@ John Roberts

Friends of Teesside Archive donate to Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum


he Friends of Teesside Archive, having ceased operating some time ago, have donated £6,600 to help the Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum better preserve memories of the once great industry of Ironstone Mining. The money represents the balance of funds remaining in their account. The museum was chosen as the officers were impressed with its plans to improve public access to the museum’s archives. For over 100 years Teesside was the powerhouse of the British Empire; mining ironstone, forging iron and shaping steel into rail lines, girders and other products necessary to move goods and people around the world. "We have evidence iron and steel products went from Cleveland to every corner of the world, except Antarctic, unless some intrepid explorer can find a girder in the cold wastes of the Antarctic with Skinningrove, Redcar or Middlesbrough stamped on it!" says Graham Banwell, Director of the mining museum. When the mines closed all of the records and artefacts would have been lost if not for local news reporter Tom Leonard who collected what he could creating the mining museum. Such collecting has continued since the museum opened in 1983, however, cataloguing and conservation of the collection has been somewhat intermittent as keen volunteers have done what they could. Now, thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund the museum has a Collections and Engagement Officer to help remedy this situation.

"The museum’s collection is a treasure trove of thousands of artefacts and documents relating to Teesside’s rich industrial history. I want to properly catalogue the collection and make it accessible to people to study and be proud of the region’s past’," says Alice Hanby the museum’s Collections and Engagement Officer. ‘This wonderful donation will help us to buy more licences for the cataloguing programme, allowing more than one person to do this vital work at any one time. It will also pay for us to finish digitising our oral history collection and make it available for public access via the internet’. In addition to the £6,600, the Friends of Teesside Archive have donated camera equipment to aid the museum in its attempt to record all of its documents and artefacts, ultimately making the collection available to the public via the internet. "I thank the Friends of Teesside Archive for their donation to help our work as we progress through this time of great change," says Father Adam Gaunt, Chair of Trustees at the museum. He went on to say: "I also wish to thank all the people who buy lottery tickets every week, without whom the National Lottery Heritage Fund would not have been able to give us a grant of £800,000 towards our redevelopment and without which we would not have a Collections Officer to make use of the money and equipment donated." Anyone interested in volunteering to help the museum manage its collection can contact Alice Hanby on

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Zetland Lifeboat Museum and Redcar Heritage Centre


By Martyn Johnson

ow that the Zetland Lifeboat Museum and Redcar Heritage Centre’s 2019 season has drawn to a close, and we start to ready the Zetland Lifeboat and all our other exhibits for the winter, it’s time to reflect on the last twelve months’ activities. The first thing to say is that 2019 has been an exciting and memorable year for the Museum. After much planning and preparation, the New Year commenced with the Zetland Lifeboat away from the museum, in a secure industrial unit that had been kindly provided by AV Dawson Ltd. Through the early months of the year, much skilled work was carried out on the old boat, to keep her in tip-top condition, and to ready her for a triumphant return to Redcar on 4th April. A good crowd was present to see Zetland’s return, and it was very clear that the people of Redcar thought that the conservation work had been a great success. The day itself was memorable, with the Museum’s Patron, Lord Zetland, giving a speech and vote of thanks, local and national TV, press and radio were there to record the event, and the Marske Fishermen’s Choir gave a stirring performance of Zetland and Lifeboat themed songs. The Museum’s doors opened to the public the following day, 5th April, and the subsequent weeks included visits by many people who had been enthused by the Zetland’s story in the media. The Museum keeps a Visitors’ Book which shows many very positive comments by visitors from across the globe. On 19th July, Museum welcomed Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, who visited to view the conservation work that had been carried out on the 217-year-old lifeboat, and to meet the volunteers who keep the Museum open through the season. The Museum’s chairperson, Janette Picknett commented: “Her Royal Highness showed a great deal of enthusiasm for the Zetland’s history. She asked many questions, and spoke very positively about the work that had been done on the lifeboat.” The Princess also visited the Museum’s two floors where she met the team of approximately forty volunteers, shaking hands and having a short conversation with each of them. Her Royal Highness then unveiled a plaque to commemorate her visit, and this has been mounted in the Museum’s main hall, adjacent to the Zetland herself. Finally, the Princess

signed the Museum’s visitors’ book. The school holiday season was busy, again proving to be the weeks where visitor numbers are at their highest. Even though the weather was not up to the standards of the glorious summer of 2018, visitor numbers matched last year’s and, once again, many positive comments were received in the Visitors’ Book. The school holidays ended and Redcar became a little quieter, but half-term soon arrived, bringing families back to the seaside resort and another busy week for the Museum’s volunteers. Sunday 3rd November was the final opening day for 2019, and the team will soon start on the over-winter maintenance jobs that invariably need doing, then everything will be made ready for the Museum’s reopening for the 2020 season. In closing, Janette Picknett said: “We’ve had another very successful season and I’d just like to thank all our volunteers; it’s their hard work that makes it all possible.” The Zetland Lifeboat Museum and Redcar Heritage Centre is a volunteer-run, free-to-enter attraction on Redcar's sea front, dedicated to the preservation and display of the Zetland Lifeboat, the oldest surviving lifeboat in the world, which saved more than 500 lives between the years 1802 and 1880. The Museum will reopen at Easter 2020.


Funding boost for Redcar & Cleveland streetz youth initiative


eyond Housing has donated £500 to Streetz to support the vital work the organisation does with young people in Redcar and Cleveland. Formed on 1 October 2018, Beyond Housing is marking its first birthday by donating £500 to ten charities and community groups across the footprint it operates in, spanning from Redcar and Cleveland to Scarborough. Streetz youth workers travel around Redcar and Cleveland communities, seeking opportunities to engage with local young people and build a positive rapport with them. The group targets areas where anti-social behaviour is an issue, building relationships with those involved while offering advice and alternative pursuits which are aimed at keeping youngsters positively engaged in their communities. Their van is fitted with video games and other

activities to help engage with and entertain the young people. Lee Waters, Neighbourhood Youth Officer, said: “Many thanks to Beyond Housing for this generous donation. This extra money will help us continue to make a difference to the lives of young people in our community and will also allow us to expand the list of activities that we can provide during holiday periods.” Tracy O’Neill, Executive Director of Customers and Communities at Beyond Housing, said: “Beyond Housing is fully committed to providing quality homes in places where people can live happily within safe, thriving communities. Streetz are working hard to offer life improving choices to the young people in their area and are subsequently playing an active role in the positive future of their community. We are pleased to have this opportunity to help them continue their great work.” ●● Kim Gallagher, Beyond Housing Tenants’ Panel Chairman (2nd left) accompanied by Beyond Housing Customer Experience Insight Business Partner Russell Bateman (back, right) and Community Connector Natalie Connelly (right) presents a cheque for £500 to Neighbourhood Youth Officer Lee Waters (front, 2nd right) and other Streetz members.

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Halloween at Ringrose Orchard


By Stuart White

n Halloween Day, 31st October, we held a Craft Day, with ‘Hunt the Pumpkins’ Trail, at the orchard; nearly 50 children, plus mums, dads, grans, grandads and carers, came along for a fun packed morning. Guided by our enthusiastic team of volunteers, the children made a variety of Halloween decorations, including spiders in webs, ‘flying’ bats and tarantulas. Lee Rutherford, artist, from Saltburn, with wife Katie, came along to do some face painting, sending the children home with suitably decorated faces. Everyone completed successfully the pumpkin hunt and they were rewarded with a Halloween chocolate lolly. Thanks go to Roger Pell for making the wooden pumpkins used on the trail. By popular demand we will hold a Christmas Crafts Day on Saturday 14th December, 10.00—12.00, along with a seasonal ‘Hunt the Christmas Trees’ trail. So bring your young family along for a great morning. Our pictures show ‘Elder Witch’ Jill Thirkell, piano teacher of Skelton, in the midst of the activity, and young families searching for pumpkins.



Future of British Steel secure

fter months of uncertainty for 700 local British Steel workers in our area, a deal has been signed to secure the future of British Steel. The business which includes sites at Lackenby, Skinningrove and Scunthorpe, will be bought by Chinese firm Jingye Group. The news will come as a huge relief to the families affected who have been waiting to learn if their industry will have a future. Group chairman Li Ganpo has said they would spend £1.2bn over the next decade in upgrading plant and machinery, and improving the company's environmental performance and energy efficiency. The Jingye group also said it would aim to identify new markets and products. It is understood assurances have been given that almost all current staff will be retained and that in the medium to longer term the workforce is likely to be expanded. It had been expected that Turkish investor, Ataer Holding, would buy the company after they entered into exclusive talks but negotiations did not produce a deal. Following the liquidation of British Steel back in May, the search has been on for a buyer for the whole business. The Official Receiver and the government have been meeting weekly with local MPs, trade unions, British Steel management, and industry representatives, pledging to leave ‘no stone unturned’ in the search for a way to save the business. Labour and Co-operative candidate for Redcar and a member of the British Steel Support Group, Anna Turley, said: “This is very positive news. When I met the Chairman of the Jingye Group last month the scale of their ambition for the company was very clear. They see a very strong future for British Steel and its workforce, and they were determined to increase production and grow the business. I was impressed with their determination and their vision. We wait to see all the full details of their bid but this is a positive sign and a real statement of confidence in the company and the workforce. Thank you to everyone who has worked so hard in this uncertain period to keep the business going.” Conservative candidate for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland Simon Clarke said: “British Steel is more than just another company – the jobs and identity it provides around Skinningrove and Lackenby means it’s one of the main anchors of our community. I am absolutely delighted that Jingye have moved in so swiftly to secure this purchase and it lifts the cloud of uncertainty that’s been hanging over people’s lives for much of this year. “As members of the British Steel Taskforce, Ben Houchen and I have been absolutely focused on securing a good future

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●● Anna welcoming Chairman Li of the Jingye Group for the company and have held meetings with the company, the unions and the workforce. We’ve emphasised to the Government how much this matters and it’s great that they have stepped up with the necessary package of support to make this purchase possible – and kept the business running over the last six months. “The Teesside divisions are some of the most sophisticated steelmakers in the world and it’s hugely welcome that we now have a purchaser who’s committed to taking them forward and growing the business.” In a statement, the Official Receiver said: "Completion of the contract is conditional on a number of matters, including gaining the necessary regulatory approvals. The parties are working together to conclude a sale as soon as reasonably practicable. The business will continue to trade as normal during the period between exchange and completion. Support from employees, suppliers and customers since the liquidation has been a critical factor in achieving this outcome." Responding to the news, Roy Rickhuss, General Secretary of the steelworkers’ trade union Community said: “We welcome this positive step towards securing British Steel under new ownership. Jingye’s interest rightly demonstrates that they believe that British Steel can have a sustainable future. Jingye are not just potentially acquiring a steel business, they would be taking on a dedicated and skilled workforce, who even through the uncertainty of recent months have been breaking production records to give the business a chance. We now look forward to discussing their detailed plans for the business. “Whatever government is in place in the coming weeks it is vital that all steps are taken to successfully conclude this process – everyone needs to remain focused on achieving that outcome to save our steel. Until a deal is completed, all viable options to securing the business should remain on the table.”


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Loftus Annual Citizens become LOSCAs Can you help?

●● 2018 Mayor, Cllr Barry Hunt with the 2018 Annual Citizens Award Winners, Harry and Kath Waring


oftus Town Council first introduced its Annual Citizen Award in 1998, to honour members of the community who contributed more than most to the life and spirit of the Loftus area from Carlin How to Cowbar, and Skinningrove to Scaling - the first winner being the late Tommy Jackson, organist. In 2005, a Junior Citizen award was introduced, and over the years there have been many tweaks and changes to the process - usually the winner has been kept secret until an announcement at an event like the Community Gallery (though one winner did organise her own celebratory buffet). Since then, other awards have been introduced (including the prestigious Coastal View Awards, and RCBC’s Pride Awards), and the Town Council has decided

to completely re-think how it issues these honours. So, farewell Annual Citizen, and welcome LOSCA! (Loftus Outstanding Special Community Award) There are three major changes:1 - There used to be only one award (two after the Junior was introduced), and it was frustrating some years to have several excellent nominations but only be able to give one award. So this year we have introduced 10 categories, and some of these honour not just individuals, but groups. 2 - The awards used to be nominated by the public, but chosen by the Town Council now anyone can nominate, and a panel from both the community and the Council will be making the final decisions. 3 - It used to be quite a low key event, often combined with another Town Council event. Not this year! The Town Council wants

to really put the area and the winners on the map, so we have booked Loftus Club for a Gala evening on 31 January, with entertainment and a 3-course dinner. So - how can you help? 1 - Make a nomination! Entry forms from the Town Hall, or downloadable from the Town Council website (www.loftustc. 2 - Volunteer for the judging panel - we will want at least 3 non-councillors on the panel, which will meet early in the New Year 3 - Sponsor an award (£25), or buy a ticket, squeeze yourself into your Party Clothes, come along and have a brilliant evening. (shortlisted nominees will be offered a free ticket) 4 - We are also looking for local talent (musicians etc) to entertain during the event - contact the Town Council (01287 641000) if you think you might be suitable. What are the categories? • Finest community group/individual contribution to health and wellbeing. • Finest community group/individual contribution to community cohesion • Finest community group/individual contribution to the environment • Finest community/individual to Sport or Physical activity • Best business supporting a community group • Adult Community Leader of the Year • Young Community Leader of the Year • Community Group of the Year - all round achievement award • Finest customer support including shops, pubs, libraries etc • Best Community Event of the Year.

Saint Leonard's Day is celebrated at Saint Leonard's Church Loftus!


n Friday 8th November 2019 people and clergy from across the area gathered at Saint Leonard’s Parish Church in Loftus to celebrate Saint Leonard’s Day - the Patron Saint of Loftus! The service was led by the Rector of Loftus, Father Adam Gaunt and the guest preacher for this special occasion was Father David Sudron, Assistant Priest in Swainby. Members of the church choir led the singing and a number of Sunday School children also attended this special occasion, which concluded with a special supper in Loftus Town Hall. Father Adam Gaunt said: “Saint Leonard’s day is a special

day for all of us in Loftus and this year our celebrations were enhanced by the excellent church choir and by the visit of our guest preacher. "It was great to see so many young people in church for this special Friday evening celebration and for younger members of the community to join in our local celebrations of our patron saint.” More information about the life and work and of the Church of England in Loftus, Carlin How and Skinningrove can be found on our excellent website and on our regularly updated Facebook page loftusparish/

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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 105 December 2019

Skelton Villages Civic Pride By Pam Batts - Secretary

Floral Displays ur voluntary community group has had another successful year providing Skelton villages with our floral displays. Our fundraising coffee mornings each Monday at Skelton Civic Hall is our main source of income and I would like to pay tribute to all SVCP members who never fail to turn up with their contributions of baking and helping out. Thank you Marjorie, Janice, Steph, Wendy, Anthea, Gill, Julia, Sheila, Brenda and Beryl


and a special thank you to all our loyal customers. We are open from 9.00 – 11.00am and serve real coffee and some real home baking so why not come along and make some new friends and get involved. We are able to meet the cost of the plants and watering thanks to all the members of our community who have sponsored our floral displays and to our local businesses who have supported our efforts to improve the villages by sponsoring our displays they are: Accurate Doors Skelton DIY and Windows Skelton & Gilling Estates Elsie Blair Skelton UFC Co-operative Members Skelton Ward Councillors Hair Expressions Stitches Alterations and Healing Hands Hillside Practice Embroidery Holey Molies The Amber Rooms K. Dennis & Sons The Allotment Association Longacre Pub Martin Grove Solicitors The Deli @ 85 North Skelton Allotments The Longacre Pub & Restaurant Scotty the Barber Shaw Family Butcher Top to Toe We are also fortunate to receive an annual grant from Skelton and Brotton Parish Council, proceeds

Update from your Member Pioneer

●● (Pictured is L to R - Mark Laker, Rob Anderson (KTS), Kerry Johnson of Skelton Funeralcare and Stewart Hart of Skelton Food. By Mark Laker Member Pioneer for


Skelton Coop Food and Funeralcare.

t's now getting to the crazy end of the year with Christmas fast approaching and we are delighted to share some good news that local causes in our community have just benefited from the Coop Local Community Fund through the 1% donation part of the Coop Membership Card. These include: The Junction, Redcar -- £4931.00 Marske in Bloom -- £4800.00 Saltburn Community Arts -- £4221.00 Cleveland Ironstone Museum -- £2193.00 Friends of Loftus Library -- £2236.00 Light Up Loftus -- £2461.00 1st Skelton Scouts Group - £1,582.31 Brotton Village Hall - £1,547.02 Dots n Spots Nursery and Out of School Club £1,506.90 These donations are part of a wider £17 Million payout across the Coop Group Estate just by buying our food products, funeral or legal services and since it began three years ago this has raised £56 Million for local causes across the UK. The new causes which have now started are: KTS Academy who would like to create an interactive facility which gives children the sensory stimulation they do desperately require. Brotton Improvement Group who would like to bring people together to improve and protect The Avenue Field, and other green spaces in the village. Skelton United FC who would like to train more coaches and referees to support teams, and to get more children involved in sport. If you would like to support one of these causes or one of the 4,500 others we support, or to

become a member of the Coop you just need to visit or call 0800 0686 727 by selecting a cause you are helping our great community's thrive. Coming up on Thursday 12 December is the North Skelton Children's Christmas Party from 4.30pm 7.30pm at the North Skelton Pub and will include Face Painting, Refreshments, Games, Prizes and a visit from Santa with a little present, tickets are widely available from Skelton's Coop Food and Funeralcare, Longacre, Elmora Nurseries, and Lisa's Delish, advance purchase is recommended so nobody misses out! Coop Funeralcare will be holding a Christmas Memorial Service on Wednesday 11th December at 7pm at The Salvation Army Citidel in Guisborough. Major Mugford will be conducting the Service with light refreshments afterwards. Everyone is welcome, whether you've arranged a funeral with us or not. And finally food waste is so important to the Coop and I'm delighted to say that Guisborough Coop who had some unsold Pumpkins remaining, with my idea and Tim Myer to help deliver them we kindly donated them to Guisborough Forest Walkway who will use them to place in the woods so that squirrels, hedgehogs, badgers, and foxes can enjoy, the store is looking for a food share partner too, if you can help visit for more information.

from Daffodil Sunday thanks to Mr. Anthony Wharton and the raffle at Skelton Mill. Our plants are supplied by Lynda and Dave Elliott who organise the planting twice a year with help from our members and I would like to thank them for all their help and advice. Thank you to Shelagh and Geoff for looking after the floral displays at Skelton Green, a big thank you to Terry Dauncey at SIGNZ for supplying the plaques for our barrels and other displays free of charge and finally thank you to Allan for his help and support. This year our group has also set about improving an area near the Hills as part of the public realm by installing stone edging and we are fortunate that Derek, Roger, John and Geoff are now undertaking the redesign and replanting of this plot by introducing Spring bulbs and new plants to enhance this area. Two new barrels have also been planted up and installed.

29 Christmas Lights SVCP has been fortunate to receive funding from Skelton and Brotton Parish Council and Skelton Ward Councillors to enable us to purchase festoon lighting between the lamp columns in Skelton High Street to this year`s display over the festive season. We hope that the lights and our floral displays bring enjoyment to all our residents and benefit to local businesses and bring about positive change for our villages. If you are a local business and would like to sponsor one of our floral displays to advertise your company or you are a resident who wish to celebrate a birthday or as a tribute to a loved one, the applications forms are available in the Townscape Heritage office in the High Street, Skelton Civic Hall and Skelton Library. On behalf of Skelton Villages Civic Pride I would like to wish everyone in our vibrant community a very Happy Christmas and New Year.

Marske Brass Band By Philip Chisholm Secretary of Marske Brass Band


hile Marske Brass Band members are ageing, our eldest member being 89, we are still supporting community events and concerts. We led this year's Armistice Parade in Marske and will also be playing in the town square this Christmas. Meanwhile the Junior Brass Band is thriving with 32 attending weekly on a Sunday evening. To this end, we have set about raising £15,000 to add an extension to our band room and so far we have raised £5,000. If anyone would like to hold a coffee morning or an event to support the expansion this will help the band which was established in 1875.

Nunthorpe Hall Care Home

Nunthorpe Village Luxury Retirement and Care in the heart of the countryside. We have over 25 years of nursing and Elderly care management experience. The property stands within extensive grounds of some six-and-a-half acres, and has been sympathetically designed to offer the finest accommodation in the area, allowing residents to enjoy their retirement within the grandest and most spacious day areas available locally. The Hall's lake and beautiful gardens allow residents and their families to enjoy a lovely summer day in a tranquil location. Nunthorpe Hall also benefits from its own Historic Chapel of St. Mary - residents or families may use the beautiful Chapel whenever they wish.

We offer • Permanent and respite elderly care • Grade-2 Listed stately home • 27 individual luxury en-suite rooms • Stunning 6.5 acre grounds with lake and gardens • Private chapel • Full admission assessments with individual person-centred care plan • Fine dining and Marmadukes Tea Room • Well-stocked Library

Contacting Nunthorpe Hall is simple, whether it’s for an informal chart or you would like detailed information, please don’t hesitate to contact us using any of the below:

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Getting to know Lauren Dingsdale We’ve been talking to the woman who wants to represent East Cleveland, as our MP. Who are you? I’m a local lass fighting for a better life for people in East Cleveland. As your Labour parliamentary candidate for more than 18 months, I’ve listened carefully to residents’ concerns, and I’m determined to fight our corner on issues that really matter. When I was young, I went to school in Marton and Nunthorpe, playing on Saltburn and Skinningrove beaches and in Guisborough Woods at weekends. I managed to get to Oxford University and was a successful lawyer; but these days, our children don’t have the opportunities I had. I can’t just stand by while local people are still suffering from needless austerity cuts and poor services. Inequality sickens me. People in East Cleveland deserve better. I’m back home to fight for the people and area I love.

What issues matter most, to local people? I’m hearing from people in East Cleveland that they’re most concerned about cuts to our NHS and our local schools; rising crime and antisocial behaviour as a result of over 500 police officers being cut in Cleveland; having no services for young people; jobs and opportunities lost from the government refusing to back innovative projects like Sirius Minerals and our steelworks; 1950s-born women losing pensions after the Tories increased their retirement age with very little notice; poor local transport and rural isolation; concerns about the environment (including fly-tipping), and Brexit. I am outraged by these injustices. All these problems have been caused by nine years of Tory austerity, their savage cuts and their refusal to support our industries and local council services. Labour will address these concerns and bring real change.

As our MP, how will you address these issues? The Labour Party’s comprehensive and transformational plan is set out in our manifesto. Here are some highlights that will benefit our community: investing in our NHS, free prescriptions, more trained doctors and nurses, and better mental health services. We’ll bring back

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LAUREN Dingsdale is standing for Parliament to make sure our area gets the public services we deserve. Sure Starts, invest in schools, provide free nursery places, more classroom support, and free adult education. We’ll provide cheaper, greener and more regular bus services, so East Clevelanders can actually get to college, work and see family. We will employ more policeand invest in youth services and council services.

good-quality schools, free prescriptions and healthcare, and safer communities with more bobbies back on the beat!

Where’s the money coming from, to pay for Labour’s promises? The manifesto is fully costed. Spending will be largely covered by clamping down on tax avoidance by big companies registered overseas.

The best part is that, whatever the result, Brexit will be over and done with, within six months. But a Tory Brexit means years of negotiating new trade agreements, an insecure future and more time wasted before we can start to rebuild our economy. We need to move on – to concentrate on providing a better future for everyone in East Cleveland.

I will also fight for justice for WASPI women who lost their pensions, andfor pensioners to get their free TV licences back.

They make massive profits here but don’t even pay as much tax as you do. Rest assured, 95% of tax-payers will NOT have to pay more income tax. The slight increase for the top 5% earners will provide huge benefits for their families – free university education,

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What about Brexit? Whether you’re a Leaver or a Remainer, Labour is the best choice as you will have the final say. With a Labour government, you get to vote and say if the final deal we negotiate is good enough for you. Or, you could vote to remain. No other party give you a choice, and your vote counts just as much as any MP’s.

On 12 December, please vote for real change. Vote Lauren Dingsdale.

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LAUREN’S PRIORITIES LOCAL SUPPORT FOR YOU A full staff team in a local office, to help you with your concerns INVESTING IN OUR SCHOOLS Giving kids and teachers the resources they need. Under the Tories. Lingdale school has lost £1212 per child. IMPROVING OUR HOSPITALS Standing up for Brotton, Guisborough and James Cook

PROTECTING COMMUNITIES More police back on the streets, keeping us safe

PUTTING LOCAL JOBS FIRST Helping local companies to thrive, Keeping good jobs here



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Christmas & New Year Greetings

The Mayor, Councillors and staff at Loftus Town Council would like to wish all residents and businesses in Loftus Parish a Very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and prosperous 2020

We wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a Healthy and Peaceful New Year from all at Coastal View


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Born in Saltburn, Jemma has always lived locally, other than at University. Jemma has worked closely with the NHS for the past 20 years all over the North East gaining crucial insight into the challenges facing services locally. Jemma campaigns all year round, listening to local residents and taking up their concerns and with two young children is concerned about local schooling. Jemma is passionate about helping those in need volunteering for a charity supporting people seeking asylum.

Born, educated and living in Marske, Karen knows the issues facing residents after the many years of cuts to Council, police and essential services. Karen has been a Jemma supported her very active Marske Councillor since 2015 husband Allan and in 2017 as the Mayor of Redcar & last year to raise Cleveland raised £16,000 for two local funds for a spinal charities. cord injury charity by Karen is closely involved in foster climbing the height caring, improving the lives of vulnerable of Mount Everest children and carers and in the local around the highest business network. peaks in Britain. Karen also volunteers regularly at the Scarecrow and Christmas festivals, Marske Cricket Club and the residents’ Christmas Day Community Lunch. Karen is the current Deputy Leader of Redcar & Cleveland Council working to improve the quality and DEMOCRAT L A R E IB L L A C O L E T VO efficiency of services.

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Making a difference to the lives of children, young people and families

Pathways to Wellness


hanks to National Lottery players, over the last three years The Junction Foundation, in partnership with The Link CIC, have been awarded £394,494 by the National Lottery community to provide children and young people, aged 5-25, early intervention and prevention support around emotional wellbeing. The Pathways to Wellness project will work with children and young people to establish their goals, feelings and work on building resilience. It will also enable children and young people to influence and make decisions around the project to aid their support, as well as improving the service for others. The Junction Foundation and The Link CIC’s partnership has developed over several years of involvement in children and young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health services in the local area, and successful work on integrating children and young people’s back into community based provision. All involvement is important for children and young people

as it allows them to grow as an individual and gain many personal rewards, as well as having feelings of achievement. Allowing children and young people to be involved in community activities they can come into contact with like-minded peers and positive adult roles models other than their parents. Having this interaction with other adults encourages children and young people to see the world in different ways. Community activities allow children and young people the chance to apply the skills they already have, as well as building and recognising new ones. Taking part in community based activities also allows children and young people to boost their selfconfidence and self-esteem. They can teach them how to deal with life’s challenges, communicate with different people and build up their life skills in a supportive and safe environment. Janine Leopard, Service Manager & Director at The Link CIC said: "We are looking forward to commencing this project with The Junction and are excited to see how our partnership develops over the

3-year term of the project to further enhance the local offer for Children and Young People's Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing. "Engaging with the community and the voice of the people we support is an important value base for The Link and we’re keen to see the positive outcomes for this part of the project. We’re extremely proud to have been awarded this funding during these times of austerity and budget cuts, and hope you will add your support to this much needed project for our local area." The referral roots for this project will be CAMHS, GP referrals and referrals from community organisations. The project will work with community organisations to increase awareness of emotional wellbeing and mental health, to support referrals into the project and to support children and young people back into community provision. If you represent a community organisation and would like to get involved please do not hesitate to get in contact via email at info@ Early intervention in children and

young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health is very important in a young person’s development. Most early intervention approaches target four key aspects of child development, these are their physical, cognitive, behavioural and social & emotional development, this is because early intervention has the potential to make the biggest difference and provide benefits throughout the young person’s life. ( Physical outcomes that are targeted by early intervention activities can include improving birth outcomes, reducing the incidence of infectious diseases and decreasing childhood obesity. Cognitive outcomes that are targeted by early intervention activities can include performance on tests, school achievement and also higher education and employment opportunities once they leave school. Behavioural outcomes targeted by early intervention can prove changes including reducing antisocial behaviour and crime, violence and aggression at school and also attachment with antisocial peers. Social and emotional development

can be targeted by early intervention and can show improvements like pro-social behaviour, improving self-esteem and reducing incidence of clinically diagnosed mental health problems. “The research has shown that the earlier we can intervene, particularly with evidence-based interventions, the better outcomes we see later on. The early years of childhood lay a foundation for future academic, social, emotional, and behavioural success. If we can teach children the skills they need in their formative years, they can carry these skills with them through their elementary years and beyond. On the other hand, if we ignore a problem a child is having, that problem can grow over time and become more difficult to remediate.” – Danielle Rannazzisi, PhD, a psychologist working from America. ( The project will start across South Tees in early December. If you know a child or young person who would benefit from this service, please ask them to refer through their GP or local community group. Hannah Kay @The Junction Foundation


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Hollie Bush Writes

A whimsical look at our area

The Gyseburn Bible We all have one little element of snobbery when it comes to Christmas cards


guess there's no one reading this who doesn't buy a handful of “special” (for "special" read expensive) cards for your more important family and friends. A staple of these cards are local scenes seen under a layer of snow, and for East Cleveland I’ll make a safe wager that these will probably feature Gisborough Priory. Now, diligent Coastal View readers will have seen an article in a recent edition announcing the loan by St John’s College Cambridge to the local Library Service of the ancient 13th century “Gysburne Bible” “Gysburne” is today’s Guisborough, and the bible was one which we know was a venerated working bible used by the monks and abbots of Guisborough Priory when that great Augustinian church dominated local communities, local people and local society. I’ve seen the bible in the town's library and I hope it returns sometime very soon. It is, after all, a surviving artefact that was at the centre of the Priory’s being as an institution. Without bibles conveying the words and precepts of an almighty, the Priory was nothing more than the building itself; intimidating in its size, but without substance or rationale to its existence. The Gyseburn Bible stands out as being a richly decorated hand written copy of the Vulgate bible which was given to the Priory in 1333. It was already therefore an old object when it came to the town - possibly from York and the great Minster. The flyleaf contains an inscription, partly erased, in a large hand which reads “Liber sancte Marie de Gyseburn” a book of St Mary’s of Gyseburn. (the Priory was dedicated to St Mary), A Latin inscription at the foot, records how the bible came to be in the possession of the Priory: Translated it reads “A clause of the will of Master Robert de Pykering late Dean of the Church of Saint Peter, York, who bequeathed this book to the Priory of Gisburn and died on Thursday the last day of December in the year of our Lord 1332. Item I give and bequeath to the Priory of Gisburn my better Bible because the monastery’s books were burnt in a fire at your Church on condition that they keep my anniversary each year for ever in the Convent.” In 1289 Gisborough Priory suffered a serious fire in which many books were lost along with vestments and statues and the Priory church was badly damaged. It took almost 100 years before the damage was repaired and several appeals were made for people to give money to the Priory, but the bible was also among the many books which would have been given to restore the lost library. The donor, Robert of Pickering, was a prominent medieval clergyman and Dean of York from 1312 to his death in 1332 and his brother, William, had been Dean before him. It was common for those entering the clergy to adopt their birth place as their surname, and Robert of Pickering’s family name was de Brus, so he was a direct descendent of the founder of the Priory. Robert describes the manuscript, which was copied on vellum, as his best bible and certainly the quality of the workmanship is high. It is 13th to 14th century in date, so he may well have had it from new, but there is no indication as to where it was copied, although a centre for scribes was in York where they clustered around the Minster. Such books are a long way from today's standard. No paper. Instead vellum from an animal hide, treated, re-treated and treated again. No printing, but written and illustrated laboriously by hand. The inks, prepared from crushed berries and from secretions from insects. And like our mobile phones which contain a small collection of expensive “rare earths” from across the globe, bibles like the Priory one would have special effects - jewels in the cover, special gold leaf and other dazzling elements - often imported from today's Middle East. It wasn't just York that was a centre for scribing. The Canons at Gisborough would have been copied many manuscripts and bibles such as this, and whilst it is tempting to think that it was made there, because of the family connection, there is no evidence for this. The decoration of the bible is quite striking, each book has a large illuminated initial letter and many of the chapters also have an illuminated letter, often in red with green detail or blue with red details. There is also a pictured series of fantastical creatures (known as grotesques) which appear in the borders throughout the volume, as well as copious marginal notes, mostly readings

to assist the scholar, which appear to be in the same hand as the original scribe. The grotesques are to me of special interest. Some readers may recall that when I wrote on the outcomes of the archaeological dig at Kirkleatham, I dwelt on the linear route between the old pagan beliefs of Saxon times and the newer more centralised religion of Christianity. The grotesques I feel (but I am no authority, I confess) seem to be from this same genre, with the imagery corresponding to the imagined devils and demons of the countryside, a style most famously shown in the “green man” who appears almost anywhere in the stonework of medieval churches. The survival of such imagery in a time when leading theologians as Duns Scotus or Julian of Norwich were beating philosophical boundaries still debated today just illustrate the fundamental fissures in pre reformation England - something I will come to later when I get to the structure and use of medieval language. So why is this bible so significant? Simple. In the England of that day Christianity had been the adopted religion for centuries, but it was a religion relying more on the written and spoken text of the bible than just the adoption of much of the rite and ceremony of pre-Christian religions practised in these isles. So the bible and theological writings which accompanies the bible were totally and absolutely central to the narrative of practised Christianity - from the humblest small village church to the great abbeys, minsters and cathedrals of post Norman days. The bible and the preacher who used the text of the bible were analogous to the newsreader, his or her script and the cameras and transmitters of today’s modern TV news The bible appears to have remained with the Priory until the dissolution in 1540. Another name to appear in the manuscript is that of Christopher Malton and a Christopher Malton, priest, appears in a list of the former Canons as receiving a pension of £5 6s 8d. It seems a

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reasonable assumption that it was this Christopher Malton who took the bible with him in 1540. By 1552 he was said to be “dwelling in Lyllye in Hertforthshire” (today's Lilley near Hitchin) and appears in a list of former Canons who were complaining that their pension was in arrears by as much as eighteen months. By 1613, and only 73 years after Gisborough Priory had been closed, the bible was in the collection of one William Crashaw. William had acquired a vast collection of early books and manuscripts, largely while he was serving as preacher to the Inner and Middle Temples in London. By 1615 he moved away from London, eventually dying of the plague in Burton Agnes, Yorkshire. He sold his entire collection to the Earl of Southampton, Henry Wriothesley, who arranged for it to be transferred to St John’s College Cambridge, which both he and William Crashaw had attended. The Gyseburn bible has remained at St John’s College ever since. Although it was dissolved in 1540 several more books are known to exist which were once owned by Gisborough Priory.These literary remains exist alongside more prosaic physical remains such a coloured terrazzo tiling and statuetry (much of it kept in an anonymous looking English Heritage building on the outskirts of Helmsley) so for those who know where to go there is more than the brooding ruined stonework dominating the well lit Christmas decorated shop fronts of today's Gisborough - a dark domination paralleling the large, warm and well lit building that would have dominated a cold and dark medieval midwinter Gisborough. Despite that opulence there was no evidence that - as in some other parts of England - the Priory and its Priors and monks were disliked for greed and mendacity, and where the dissolution was welcome. Guisborough Priory was a big landowner, but these were working landownings nurturing cattle and sheep. Arable crops and even pigeon cotes and fish ponds. The Priory was thus a source of food and clothing and a source of employment, and so a popular institution.. This inbuilt economic security with an ability to bounce back after hard times was especially important after wars - and we were on the front line in the protracted battles between the English and Scottish nobles and their hired armies. Of course, this area as flat laying, rich if

somewhat clayey land near to the Vale of York (the MI of the medieval world) was attractive to the new Norman landowners of the day who could see rich pickings in produce and rent as well as Priory elders who could expect healthy tithes, and so many of the forebears of the big landowning families we still know today settled here and threw up their mansions and castles. This brings me to an interest all of my own language and how it is used. In previous columns I’ve mused on the mixture of Cornish, East Anglian and Irish accents that followed the East Cleveland iron boom, and to the way that even the Teesside accent seems to becoming displaced by a version of Geordie interlaced with London street slang. But such admixtures must have been nothing compared with the three great distinct language cleavages of medieval times, cleavages which to make it more complex indicated your role in society Boris Johnson is known as a man with some skill in French, Latin and English. When he first spoke on TV about his wish to shut down parliament, he used all three. The language of power was, as ever, French: prorogation, parliament, government. The language of the abstract concepts he said the government needed to deal with was Latin: exciting agenda, violent crime, education, infrastructure, economy. He spoke only one sentence from Anglo-Saxon, the language of England before the conquest. It was the sentence where he spoke about a worker being employed to do a job, a hired drudge bound to do something tedious, concrete and essential that nobody would thank one for and was necessary to make the whole thing work. At least six centuries have passed since England was trilingual, since the mass of working people spoke a Germanic language called “English”, the nobility spoke a bastardised Norman French and the clergy dealt in Latin. But the distant echo of these three languages, an echo a bit like the big bank background radiation picked up by Jodrell Bank, is still with us. And the three medieval estates linked to those three languages – of the worker, the person of power and the cleric – offer an alternative way of understanding society in Guisborough and East Cleveland - both then and, very faintly, now. In the 12th century, the probable date for the

scribing of the Gyseburn Bible, this three way divide was absolute. The Prior and the monks would use Latin day in and day out - both in service and everyday life in the dormitories refectories and vestries. Outside, the local great families, confirmed in their place in society by the King and his inner sanctum of advisors, would speak Norman French. Whilst in the fields and the shanties of old Guisborough, the vernacular would be an emerging English, but one with a limited vocabulary and based on German with an admixture of Scandinavian This was seemingly as perpetual as the class or caste division in that society, but gradually things were to change - and that change was one to help undermine the monastic orders When, in the first half of the 14th century, the Chester monk Ranulf Higden wrote his history of the world in Latin, the day to day language of Gisborough Priory and the written language of the Gysburne Bible, he bemoaned the dominance of the French language among the gentry in England. He blamed this on their children being brought up learning French, and on “uppish men” – peasants, in other words – trying to make themselves look good by Frenchifying their speech. But by 1385, when the scholar John Trevisa translated Higden’s work from Latin into English, the situation was turned on its head: “In all the grammar schools of England, children leave French and construe and learn in English, Now children of grammar school know no more French than their left heel.” The transformation tends to be presented in popular history as an absolute, as the triumph of English over French, as if English were taken prisoner by French with the Norman conquest in 1066, was tyrannised by it for the next 300 years, then burst free and drove the aggressor back across the Channel. As well as describing, in English, the death of French as a living language in England, Trevisa sounds the death knell for living Latin by the then radical act of translating a learned work from Latin into English. The infusion of French and Latin into English began long before the 14th century, but the mingling was accelerated by one event that struck England in 1348, the single worst thing to happen to humanity in Europe between the last ice age and the current climate emergency: the Black Death, which killed more than half the population. The


plague created linguistic change because it forced the diminished classes to make accommodations with one another – the francophone aristos and the Latinist clerics, in particular, had to befriend the anglophone peasantry whose now scarce labour they depended on. But just as the three languages persist within a single, encompassing English, rather than one tongue being triumphant, so the three estates that spoke them, and the modes of being they represent, linger on in association with those languages. Almost 1,000 years after the Normans took power in England, the language of power (parliament, government, civil service, police, court, judge) the military (army, navy, soldier, battle, campaign) and finance (interest, rent, money, tax, mortgage, asset, property, inheritance) retains a strong French cast. And, though there are thousands of exceptions, and many Norse imports, Anglo-Saxon-derived words still make up the bulk of our vocabulary – man, woman, child, house, road, star, tree, cloud, bird, head, foot, rain, snow, earth, spade, hammer, spoon. In Britain at least, that class division is still real with those who graft (a very Germanic word), those who govern and those who pray. So visit any Catholic or C of E “high” church, and you will words and an order of words instantly understandable in 13th century Gisborough Priory, visit the Lords and you will find new legislation at the end of debate accepted by the crown in Norman French. To get over this linguistic time travel, pop into any pub on Westgate and simply listen to the English of 2019 - a language descended from that spoken by the townspeople of 1319, and which is still evolving. But then, at closing time, go out softly (especially if it is snowing) and you might - might - just catch on the frosty air, the microscopically faint echo of a Latin plainsong chant (a very French word) coming down from the dark towers of the old Priory - or so I would like to hope. Hollie Bush

Hollie Bush can be contacted directly if readers want to comment on articles, or to suggest topics (the odder, the better) that help to define the East Cleveland we all live in. Email:

News from the Local WI’s Hutton Lowcross WI


By Pat Bolton

ur November meeting was opened by our speaker , Rachel Shafto from “Action on hearing loss” who gave a most informative and enjoyable talk explaining the different types of hearing loss and the ways in which they can be both prevented and treated. She also brought along a selection of aids for those with hearing loss and was accompanied by her signer, Emma. This was all the more remarkable as Rachel herself had a hearing impairment. After some refreshments we proceeded with our business. We had received detailed

information about the 2020 Annual General Meeting to be held in the Albert Hall on June 4th. 2020 , where this year we are to provide a delegate who will represent three other local WI’s also. Information was also given regarding the wide range of events and trips on offer from our own WI as well as Teesside Federation. Our next meeting on December 12th. will be a Flower Arranging Demonstration by Jean McClure followed by a Christmas Supper . Please note that due to the calling of the snap election our meeting will be held in Laurence Jackson School and not in Sunnyfield House , as this will be used as a Polling Station.

Saltburn WI


By Diane Falla

ovember has been yet another busy month and as I write this we are only up to the 14th. Already we have had a craft session making decoupage Christmas cards, a knit and natter session and a coffee morning. Oh and we mustn’t forget strolling round Saltburn in the pouring rain! At our November meeting Simon Harper gave us an extremely interesting talk about his jewellery business. It is always good to listen to someone who has a passion for what they do.

Before our next meeting we have our mystery trip to look forward to, always one of the best outings of the year even though we have no idea where we are going! Several of our members will also be attending the area WI carol service, this year taking place at St Mary’s church in Moorsholm. We have a great variety of activities every month, if you would like to come along, we meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7 pm in the Saltburn Learning centre. Full details of all our activities can be found on our website www.saltburnbytheseawi. You can also find us on Facebook.

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he weather has suddenly seemed to turn to autumn proper the week of writing this – having been so mild it’s a bit of a shock. Winter tyres went on our cars this week, which is a necessity living out in Moorsholm, and my 4 wheel drive car is the one I’ll be using from now on until at least March, just in case. It was a real bonus last winter to know that our cars were as fit for the snow as they could be. They are booked in for a service next week, to check that oil, antifreeze levels etc are as they should be, and to make sure that everything is in tip top condition, so that they don’t let us down during the winter months. I’m sure that many people all over the region are doing the same. Most people treat their cars with care so they don’t get let down or even worse, stranded. Compare this with the most complicated and irreplaceable machine ever – your body. It is designed to run on good quality food and drink, and often it is given junk food, tea, coffee and alcohol – but it generally copes with it – for a while, at least. It gives you occasional hints that something is wrong, but you are too busy to get it looked at, so you take some pills to get rid of the symptoms, or go and have a few drinks and ignore it. You get tired, but keep going with extra coffee, and if you get the sniffles you can’t possibly take time off work, so you take some Lemsip and get on with things. All too often, little warning signs are ignored, and your body is so clever it manages to keep going (better than your car would) – until one final bug comes along and your body can’t cope – and then has to have a couple of weeks in bed recovering, and

rebuilding its strength. Sounds familiar? I used to be the same, but now I am self-employed I’ve realised I have to look after myself more consistently. A little bit of “me” time occasionally is all your body needs – just look at it like your body’s annual service. Many people find that a Bowen treatment at this time of year sets them up again for the onslaught of winter – it is as if it boosts the immune system to fight off the bugs when they come along (especially the teachers out there!). Bowen helps your body to balance itself, and some people only need it doing once a year. (Some people need it doing once a month, but you probably already know that if it’s you – it’s certainly the case with me!) So, is it time for you to come along and have a top-up? If you do it before you feel as if you need it, one treatment may well be all you need. If you wait until you feel like you are collapsing, a series of treatments will probably be needed, costing a lot more money that you probably don’t want to spend. If we had a pound for every person that told us their sense of well-being was higher when they were having treatments, we would be rich! Your body shows its appreciation when you look after it by making it – you - feel good. So – keep up your water intake, don’t eat too much sugary, fatty or processed food, keep your caffeine and alcohol intake reasonably low (no, we’re not saying cut it out!) – and have an occasional treatment. It doesn’t have to be Bowen – Daoyin Tao, Reflexology or any other type of massage will be just as effective if that’s what you prefer – it is whatever suits you best. Most of our clients


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S.A.R.A. Forthcoming Events in December

CHRISTMAS FAYRE – Saturday 7th December 10:00 – 13:00hrs held at Marske Hall, Redcar Road Marske, (formerly Sir Leonard Cheshire Home) sherry, mince pies, refreshments, raffle, tombola, Christmas stalls, and wreaths. Featuring local singers ‘Local vocals’


There will be other refreshments on offer too. STREET COLLECTION – to be held on Saturday 14th December – in Middlesbrough town centre 10:00 – 16:00hrs. If you are able to help please ring 01642 488108 or visit Foxrush Farm. All help is welcome.

Starpaws come up trumps for SARA

ello everyone, You may remember reading an article in the last issue how ‘Starpaws’ support the local animal charity S.A.R.A. by hosting a charity afternoon in the gardens of Northrifts. What was not known at that point in time was the actual


11:00 – 12:00hrs CAROLS AT FOXRUSH – Sunday 8th December – 14:00 – 15:30hrs at Foxrush Farm, Kirkleatham Lane, Redcar. Entertainment and singers by ‘Local Vocals’. Come and join in the singing and browse the Christmas stalls whilst sipping hot mulled wine.

amount that was raised. We at S.A.R.A. felt it is totally worthy of a special mention to readers as we were aghast that such a sum could be raised in an afternoon. (albeit with masses of organisation beforehand). The splendid total of £1004 was handed over to staff – wonderful

news, and the most ever raised to date by this event at Northrifts. Again we extended our grateful thanks to all involved. With a little pug needing a serious operation and lots of kittens to neuter (when ready) we really do need funds for vets bills. Well done STARPAWS

S.A.R.A. Autumn Stroll

.A.R.A.’s traditional Autumn Stroll may have been low in numbers participating but spirits were high. Hardy dog owners were clearly no fair weather people. Complete with waterproof coats, the supporters set off – Olly the pug, Pip the Jack Russell, Ted the Greyhound, Bella the German

Shepherd who donned her own magnificent fur coat, and Zebo the ex racing greyhound, currently one of S.A.R.A.’s residents, joined in the twilight walk. Flowers were laid in The Memory Garden – a beautiful autumnal bouquet – where thoughts focused on pets past and present, and animals worldwide who live under poor conditions.

Welcome hot chocolate and mallows, and light refreshments were served up at Foxrush Farm whilst dogs received a choice of goodies to take home. This small local animal charity would like to thank all the committed people who turned up under bleak skies and allowed another autumn stroll to happen. See you all in 2020 at the next one.


Elsie is a six year old Patterdale who came to S.A.R.A. as a stray. Elsie is a wonderful dog with lots of character and loves everyone she meets whether is the volunteers or resident dogs. Elsie is a wonderful and calm natured dog who takes everything in her stride. We are looking for a home that can give her plenty of exercise and we feel she could probably love with another dog.

Todd and Copper

Todd and Copper are around 6 month old brothers who came to the farm with their mum Vixen. They were found abandoned outside a pub and picked up by a member of the public. We are looking for a home where Todd and Copper can go to live as a pair. Todd and Copper are lovely little boys with lots of energy and would make a great addition to any family. We feel they could potentially live with another cat/s. They must have access to the outdoors. Both boys are extremely affectionate! These are just some of the lovely animals looking for new homes at SARA. For more information call Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm 01642 488108 The Foxrush centre is open to the public from Tues to Sun closed Monday 1pm to 3pm. Foxrush Farm, Kirkleatham Lane, Redcar TS10 5NJ. Check out the website at


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Update from the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland Neighbourhood Policing inal preparations are being made for the move of operational officers into the Loftus base which will provide a greater presence in East Cleveland. The police station is undergoing a full refurbishment, including decoration, new carpets and furniture, and power and data, to bring it up to modern standards and enable agencies to join Cleveland Police in calling it home. I will be visiting to check on the progress of the refurbishment and the building will be ready for its grand reopening next month. Cleveland Police recently ran its ‘Our Conversation’ survey, produced jointly with my office, on neighbourhood policing. I hope you had chance to fill it out. Your answers really will make a difference to policy around neighbourhood policing and I look forward to being able to share some of the results with you. Carlin How I recently attended a multi-agency meeting in Redcar and Cleveland to review the progress of a pilot scheme within Carlin How to address community safety issues and anti-social behaviour. The project has involved a Local Authority Environmental Health Officer being dedicated to the area, to work intensively, in partnership with Cleveland Police and Beyond Housing, with vulnerable tenants, private landlords and those committing anti-social behaviour. There have been noticeable improvements during the scheme and options for further funding are being explored to ensure we can build on the good progress that has been made so far. I was particularly impressed to learn that a number of tenants has seen improvements in their homes, thanks to inspections being carried out on their behalf. It was also pleasing to hear that, thanks to having a dedicated point of contact in the village, a number of people have been able to address their own mental health issues and seek the support they needed. Helping youngsters My office has provided funding for training to help professionals identify and support young people who might be at risk of being groomed by so-called County Lines gangs. These organised crime gangs target often troubled young people, offering them money and other incentives to travel across the country, delivering drugs and other contraband. Our County Lines training sessions began in November and I’m pleased to see so many varied professionals have signed up, from youth outreach workers to foster parents. Our successful ACEs training sessions are also continuing into next year. These sessions help professionals to identify which youngsters may have suffered a number of Adverse Childhood Experiences, such as growing up around an alcoholic parent, or being abused. Those who have taken the course are then able to provide the relevant support and advice. If you work with young people in East Cleveland, in any capacity, and think your work could benefit from one of these training sessions, please get in touch with my office on 01642 301861. We received a grant from the Home Office’s Early Intervention Youth Fund (EIYF) to help tackle some of the issues facing young people in Cleveland. In addition to the training, mentioned above, we are supporting a number of other schemes which will benefit communities across Redcar and Cleveland. Youth work teams have been delivering projects as part of the EIYF programme in Redcar. They deliver a programme of positive activities to engage young people, both inside and out of their local communities. Their intervention has resulted in a significant drop in anti-social behaviour already and I’ll be following their progress with interest.


●● Barry Coppinger with Dame Sara Thornton and Chief Constable Richard Lewis

●● Gerry McBride and Barry Coppinger

●● Launch of the Cleveland Police Autism Association

Anti-Slavery Network The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Dame Sara Thornton, visited Cleveland at my invitation. Modern Slavery is a growing concern around the country and I’m pleased that the Commissioner came to see the good work being done here to help victims, as I was one of the first PCCs to establish a local network. There are an estimated 136,000 victims of modern slavery and human trafficking in this country. Traffickers regard their victims as a commodity to be traded. They force children to supply drugs on county lines, they force young women into the sex trade and vulnerable people into working for no pay. Dame Sara spoke about her strategic plan to tackle the scourge of modern slavery and heard about the work being done by our Anti-Slavery Network. We were pleased to be able to share with her that our Victim Care Pathway, a plan for supporting people rescued from slavery, has been used to effectively safeguard victims. One More Light for Christmas I am always eager to support any initiative which works towards improving mental health and wellbeing in Cleveland, so I was honoured to take part in the One More Light project. One More Light is a song, originally released by Linkin Park in the wake of the suicide of their lead singer, Chester Bennington. Local musician Mike McGrother recruited hundreds of people from across Cleveland to rerecord the single in a bid to raise awareness of mental health issues. He rehearsed the song right across Cleveland with various community choirs before recording the single, which was released on November 22. Mike and his choirs performed the song, released


●● Barry at One More Light

under the artist name The Wild Rover and the Voices of Teesside, at Cleveland’s Christmas lights switch-ons. You can download the single from iTunes and other online platforms now. All proceeds raised from sales will provide mental health training and online support for participants of Element 1 CiC’s The Pals programme. Autism Association I was honoured to speak at the launch of Cleveland Police’s Autism Association recently. The Association has trained over 40 Autism Champions across the Force and the OPCC. We learned all about the difficulties facing people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders and their families and we all pledged to spread awareness and support those people where we can. I look forward to meeting up with the Champions again in the coming months to see how the Association is progressing and how we can use it to better support residents across Cleveland. 12 Frauds of Christmas It may be the season of goodwill, but thieves and scammers never take a holiday. I have joined forces with Crime Prevention Officer Gerry McBride to share these top tips to stop you becoming a victim of fraud this Christmas season. 1. Online Shopping Fraud If possible, use online retailers that you have used before and have a good reputation. Be particularly cautious when purchasing expensive items, especially those items that seem to be at a price ‘too good to be true’ 2. Telephone Fraud Don’t assume a caller is genuine - people aren’t always who they say they are, and numbers showing in your display can be cloned. Never disclose security details, such as your PIN or full password - it’s never okay to reveal these details. Don’t be

rushed – a genuine bank or organisation won’t mind waiting to give you time to stop and think. 3. Auction fraud Always use recommended methods of payment rather than transferring money direct to a seller. Research the seller before you bid. If available, check their feedback but be mindful this can also be falsified. 4. Holiday fraud Always pay with a credit card; if they don't accept don't buy from them. Use companies that are ABTA or ATOL protected. 5. Loan and investment scams Reputable loan providers will not ask for an advance fee. If they ask for an advance fee just say no. Research any loan or investment companies online before making any financial commitment. 6. Ticketing fraud Only buy tickets from reputable ticket sale or resale websites that are licensed to resell tickets and offer protection to buyers. 7. Donating to charity Visit the charity's website by typing the address into your browser rather than clicking on a hyperlink embedded in an email, social media or online ad. 8. Mobile malware/malicious apps Make sure you have the latest software installed on your mobile device for increased protection. Only download apps from official app stores like Google Play, Apple Store and Microsoft. 9. Links to websites If you receive a link through email or social media, please be aware, these can contain malware that could infect your computer; e-cards are an example of how this can happen. Always check the sender is someone you trust before you click on the link and ensure your anti-virus is up to date. 10. Social media scams Be careful about the personal information you put on your social media accounts. Check your privacy settings to ensure that you are only sharing the information with the people that you want to. 11. Dating fraud Guard your privacy when chatting online and be selective with the information you provide about yourself. Never send money or give credit card or online account details to anyone you do not know and trust. Trust your instincts, if something feels wrong act on it. 12. Mobile payments Always ensure that your phone has a strong password, or make use of the biometric settings to safeguard what is on your phone from unauthorised access. If lost or stolen, most mobile devices have the software to wipe all data from their memory remotely - learn how this works.

Latest news from the Neighbourhood Policing Teams covering Redcar and Cleveland

perationally the last month, Police along with partners have been particularly focused on Carlin How. There has been a range of enforcement opportunities taken with Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council (RCBC), from the issuing of Anti-Social Behaviour Agreements through to a joint visit with RCBC where a Community Protection Warning Notice was issued. Further to that, after concerted efforts to locate a wanted male, he was found in the early hours in a house on Coronation Street, again in Carlin How. The male was returned straight back to custody due to the recall to prison. The last few weeks over the Halloween and

Bonfire night periods are traditionally when there is an increased demand for resources and Operation Autumnus ran throughout this period. Unfortunately there were some reported damages that occurred within a small timeframe on West Road, Loftus but other than that there were no significant reported issues. The operation involved many additional officers working, plus support from the Special Constabulary. There were fewer calls than ever before on some of the key nights so, as always, Police encourage early reporting of anyone causing ASB to prevent behaviour escalating. There has been great support to Cleveland Police shown by the volunteers within the Special

Constabulary who have helped ensure the smooth running of operations throughout the busy period during Operation Autumnus, Bonfire Night and at the Remembrance Services where Cleveland Police were represented at 23 locations across Redcar and Cleveland. Finally, I’d like to reiterate the importance of reporting any incidents of crime or anti-social behaviour to Cleveland Police. Without your reports, we are unable to understand which areas need additional attention and patrols. Please call 999 in an emergency and 101 in a nonemergency. Inspector Neil Deluce, Cleveland Police

Coastal View & Moor News Issue 105 December 2019


Rural Ewe Crime Update H

ello and welcome to the final rural policing page of 2019 brought to you by Paul Payne your Rural Crime Prevention Officer It has to be said, that this has been the most proactive year Cleveland Police have had regarding rural crime, with numerous operations, crime prevention initiatives, projects, visits and talks. I’d like to make the last page of the year about the positives that have happened due to the hard work by the Police, interested Agencies and of course you the rural communities, who without your help and support we wouldn’t have achieved half what we have Rural Watch We now have over 2000 rural watch members who act as our eyes and eyes and who I keep updated with various appeals, events and actions we have taken. On top of this we now have the new rural watch signage that is going up across our county highlighting that the police are out there tackling crime in our rural areas. I’d like to spend 2020 building on this, and giving our members a larger voice and involving them more with operations etc as well as getting other agencies on board, helping everyone to be proactive in the areas they live and work. To sign up to rural watch please go to and click on the rural watch scheme Rural Operations Again this year has seen the highest number rural operations carried out, with positive results and many arrests, vehicle seizures, warnings and different agencies working together as one. Operation Checkpoint: This is a Northern force operation involving up to eight different police forces that come together tackling cross border rural criminality as one in partnership with hundreds of rural volunteers. This operation has been running for over 6 years now and shows no sign abating as Cleveland goes from strength to strength putting out between 30 – 40 officers, staff and volunteers on every occasion Operation Endurance: This operation involves tackling off road vehicles throughout the force with

our motorbike section in partnership with local neighbourhood teams and rural volunteers. Most of our efforts have been aimed at the Eston Hills and the surrounding estates as well as Guisborough woods We have seized approx 15 motorbikes, 4x4’s and Quads in that time, and issued fines as well as warning notices. This has resulted in a drop in reported incidents on the hills and in the woods which can be attributed to the Eston Hills and Guisborough Woods Task Force set up 2 years ago, and involves all the agencies needed to tackle these issues in these locations. Rural Week of Action: We had two rural weeks of actions in Cleveland in 2019 with the second in October being a national one, where every force in the country took part with something going on every day, whether this was operations, events, property marking or boat patrols for example. Once again Cleveland was busy out every day throughout the force raising our profile and showing our rural communities that Cleveland Police is committed to them. This will be the same next year with the first already being planned and which I’ll let you know more about in 2020. Tees Rural Crime Forum: The Tees Rural Crime Forum also goes from strength to strength with between 30 – 50 people now attending from all walks of life, agencies, councils to name but a few. The forum is chaired by the PCC Barry Coppinger, and everyone gives updates on what has been achieved, but it also gives our rural communities a voice to bring up issues that we can look at and tackle. We have guest speakers that give an insight in to their work whether in rural crime or connected with it. This has proved successful as it brings a slightly different dimension to how we all tackle rural crime. Crime Prevention Visits: As most of you will know a major part of my role is visiting farms, rural businesses etc to offer advice on crime prevention target hardening of their properties. This can be as many as 10 per week and unfortunately is usually after they have been bugled or had an attempted break. I’d like to get ahead of this next year and offer my services to

visit BEFORE anything should happen, whether this is to look at your property to highlight gaps in your security or property marking your equipment free of charge. Please get in touch with me at ruralcrime.webmail@cleveland.pnn. Drones: We now have a new Drone unit in Cleveland, and this will be used to great effect in 2020 in the rural arena again with plans already being put together to tackle rural crime in our more hard to reach areas. We have used it this year on both Eston Hills and Guisborough Woods to great effect and can now deploy in a very short period, with the opportunity to track, identify and follow the vehicles back to either home addresses or where they are being stored. Events: As a force we ran Operation Phoenix between July and October this year which included putting together events every day. Luckily I had many events already booked in which usually fell on a weekend, so I got out of the housekeeping and handed my feather duster and mop over to the kids. I plan and attend events throughout the year, and I’m always looking for new locations, so if you have any events or talks you would like me to attend then please get in touch with me at: ruralcrime.webmail@cleveland.pnn. Coastal Watch: We launched the new Coastal Watch in September of this year which just like Rural Watch will include operations to tackle crime, events to promote our objectives and due to it having similar priorities to each other we can use our resources for effectively, so we’ll be doing a lot more with both next year Tees Valley Rural Action: I’d like to say a special thank you to Rita Lawson, Janice McColm and Julie Thornton from Tees Valley Rural Action for their continued support this year. We work closely with this amazing charity on various rural projects with more planned for next year which I’ll mention more once we have got everything sorted, but needless to say it will benefit the rural communities massively Friends of Eston Hills:

Again I’d like to say a big thank you to the Friends of Eston Hills group who do some amazing work for the communities in and around the hills, and as they own the Eston Nab go above and beyond and its always a pleasure to work with them which this year has included several operations, litter picks and visiting the local primary schools Rural Volunteers: This group are unique within Cleveland, as they are out all hours of the day and night carrying out rural patrols, visiting farms, signing people up to rural watch and helping out at events. They weekly go above and beyond and genuinely have the best interests of our rural communities at heart and long may it continue Thank you Karel, Ian, Matty, Richie and Lisa Special Constabulary: The Special Constabulary just like the volunteers are out in your areas night and day tackling rural crime and taking part in operations. As you’ll know these officers give up their own time and work long hours and can’t be thanked enough for their commitment and dedication to tackling rural crime. We now have these same officers coming back again and again even after a long day at work in their day jobs and work till the very early hours of the morning being proactive Vulnerability: This is something that I will be pushing in the New Year in the rural communities, so if anyone out there is currently involved with this or has any contacts it would be greatly appreciated. Coastal View: It goes without saying that I would like to say a big thank you to Lynne and Steve, who continue to support all our communities and work tirelessly to bring us all information about what’s happening but best of all the this paper is by the people for the people which I believe is unique and long may it continue Rural Wa t c h : w w w. Rural Twitter: @ClevelandRural THANK YOU: Last but not least, I’d like the thank you all for your continued support and

for reading my page every month It only leaves me to say Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, and I hope 2020 brings you all that you deserve Kind Regards Paul Payne

Officers Appeal to Farming Community for Assistance with Naheed Khan Murder Investigation


leveland Police are reaching out to the farming community for their assistance with the Naheed Khan murder investigation. Naheed, 43, has been missing since May 2018 and a designated team of officers launched a murder investigation in January this year. Officers are appealing to people in the farming community to come forward if they noticed any suspicious activity on their land during May and June 2018. In addition to this, police are asking people to check their outbuildings and land for any signs of unusual activity. Senior Investigating Officer, T/ Detective Chief Inspector Mark Dimelow, said: “Naheed has been missing for nearly 18 months now and our team are continuing to work hard to try and find her. “Unfortunately, we do believe that Naheed has been murdered and we are appealing to the hard to reach farming communities for their assistance with our search as they may be able to help us with our enquiries. “If you do own a plot of land, and have noticed any unusual signs of activity we would urge you to contact us, as your information could help us find Naheed.” Naheed had links in Stockton, Middlesbrough and Thornaby. She is described as Asian, of slim build and around 5ft 6” tall, with long, dark hair. Anyone with information is asked to call Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101. Alternatively, people can visit and provide information direct to the investigation team. Independent charity Crimestoppers is now offering up to £10,000 for information they receive that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the suspected murder of Naheed Khan. Contact Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit www.

Crime Prevention Blog


Doorstep Crime

gave a talk recently where I spoke to a number of people, many of whom were telling me about doorstep callers, saying that they were often answering the door to people selling items, claiming that they are ex-offenders working on a probation scheme. This is a scam! Probation services do no operate such schemes. These bogus callers often target people who are elderly or vulnerable. As well as trying to sell items at the door, others may try various methods of conning their way into your home, they are very convincing, and they might state things like: ‘My son has kicked his ball into

your garden’, ‘I’ve broken down’, ‘can I use your toilet?’, ‘have a glass of water?’ ‘I’m from the Water Board’, ‘I’ve lost my dog’, ‘I’m with the Council’ and so on it goes. Don’t be tempted to employ workmen who call at your door. They may tempt you with ‘bargain offers’ or say you require building/ garden work. They may want Don’t deal with them! Contact a reputable firm (Local Councils and Charities can often assist with recommending approved contractors). Check on your neighbours, friends and family who might be vulnerable to this type of offence, and offer them these tips, for guarding against people who might be out to con them/you. • Get into the habit of checking who is at the

door. If you’re not expecting anyone, consider whether you should answer the door at all. • Use a door viewer (spy hole) or shout through the letterbox. • Consider fitting one of the many doorbell type cameras available. Some of these systems providers charge a monthly fee for a subscription service, for storing images, so check out the various types and reviews before you buy. • If you can, go to a window and deal with visitors there, as it’s a lot easier to dismiss unwanted callers from the safety of your home. • If you do decide to open the door – use the chain or a door bar • Don’t keep savings or other large amounts of

money in your home - use a bank or building society. • Remember – if you’re not sure – don’t open the door! Bogus callers come in all shapes, ages and sizes, they may be male or female, and often work in pairs, whilst one is distracting you; the other is searching through your belongings. Protect yourself and your home – keep them out! Remember – Lock, Chain, Check! If you have any information about a crime contact the police on 101 or CrimeStoppers on 0800 555111 Gerry McBride Crime Prevention Officer Cleveland Police


Coastal View & Moor News Issue 105 December 2019

Coastal View & Moor News Issue 105 December 2019

Wayfarer’s Travels


Delft – Holland


he younger generation will probably not have heard of “Delft racks” and yet at one time every house had Delft racks in most rooms; they were shelves about 10cms wide and 45 cms down from ceiling all around the walls. We still have them in two rooms. They have two grooves in them and were designed to show off Delft plates, etc. Delft is known as the manufacturing base of Delftware, hand painted blue and white pottery. This beautiful old 15th century town in The Netherlands is ringed with pretty canals and in its centre is The Market as shown in the photo.. This is a lively market place overlooked by typical olde worlde Dutch buildings. Once the seat of the royal House of Orange, the Nieuwe Kerk houses the family tombs. Like so many beautiful old Dutch towns & cities, it's so easy to get there from this neck of the woods. There`s regular flights from Teesside airport to Amsterdam and from there its less than half an hour by train to Delft. Lots of good restaurants there provide a wide range of excellent food as well as a good choice of ales. The city is also handy for the metro which will take you direct to The Hague or the busy

seaside resort of Scheveningen with its long promenade and spectacular double decker pier. If you`ve time to go further afield, other lovely Dutch towns such as Gouda, Leiden, Utrecht, etc are easily accessible. Wayfarer

The Reader

Please Nurse! By JOAN LOCK


hen Joan Lock started her nursing career at the tender age of 16 as a Junior Nursing Assistant in 1950, the strict discipline and long hours were a shock to the system. This is her honest and humorous account of the following three years in which she reveals her most intimate nursing experiences from dealing with temperamental surgeons to fighting off flirtatious patients.

The Reader

● The Market

In our next issue Wayfarer goes to Bodrum in Turkey. For any further information on this or any other destination, e-mail :-

Smoked salmon crispy bake A bit of luxury this time folks, not that tricky. But you must use fresh bread crumbs. The béchamel can be made ahead of time. Serves 2 or 4 for starters 3oz smoked salmon sliced 8oz fresh salmon diced 6floz white wine 1 bunch spring onions finely sliced 1/2 pint béchamel sauce 2oz fresh breadcrumbs 4oz gruyere cheese grated 1 onion finely diced.. In a sauce pan heat wine. Add onion. Bring to boil. Add fresh salmon and cook gently until just cooked. Add béchamel Bring to simmer Add spring onion and smoked salmon Stir and take off heat Put mix in a small shallow oven dish. In a bowl mix crumbs and cheese. Sprinkle over fish. Chef Place in hot oven until it browns and the cream sauce starts to ecret S e h T bubble. Serve with green beans or mixed leaves. Happy New year

Coastal View & Moor News Issue 105 December 2019


SECTION 153 OF THE PLANNING ACT 2008 REGULATION 6 OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE PLANNING (CHANGES TO, AND REVOCATION OF, DEVELOPMENT CONSENT ORDERS) REGULATIONS 2011 NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO MAKE A NON-MATERIAL CHANGE TO THE FOLLOWING DEVELOPMENT CONSENT ORDER: THE DOGGER BANK TEESSIDE A AND B OFFSHORE WIND FARM ORDER 2015 (SI 2015/1592) AS AMENDED BY THE DOGGER BANK TEESSIDE A AND B OFFSHORE WIND FARM (AMENDMENT) ORDER 2019 (SI 2019/699). 1 An application has been made by Doggerbank Offshore Wind Farm Project 3 Projco Limited (“the Applicant”) to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to make non-material changes to the Dogger Bank Teesside A and B Offshore Wind Farm Order 2015 (“the DCO”) as amended by The Dogger Bank Teesside A and B Offshore Wind Farm (Amendment) Order 2019 (SI 2019/699) (the “Amendment Order”). 2 The DCO also authorised the Dogger Bank Teesside B Offshore Wind Farm (now known as the Sofia Offshore Wind Farm (“Sofia”)). The Amendment Order did not make any amendments to the Dogger Bank Teesside A Offshore Wind Farm (“Teesside A”); it only made amends to Sofia. 3 The application seeks to make a non-material change to the authorised development by amending the description of the authorised development within Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the DCO in relation to the works for Teesside A only. The proposed amendments do not relate to Sofia. The non-material change is to: 3.1 increase the permitted rotor diameter for individual wind turbine generators from 215m to 280m; and 3.2 amend the stated gross electrical output capacity of up to 1.2 gigawatts for Teesside A to a gross electrical output capacity of more than 100 megawatts, so that the description of Teesside A no longer operates as a capacity cap. 4 The contact details of the Applicant are: Doggerbank Offshore Wind Farm Project 3 Projco Limited at No. 1 Forbury Place 43 Forbury Road, Reading, United Kingdom, RG1 3JH or at 5 The application documents and plans showing the nature and location of the land concerned are available for inspection, free of charge, on the National Infrastructure Planning Portal (Dogger Bank Teesside A/Sofia Offshore Wind Farm) page here: dogger-bank-teesside-a-sofia-offshore-wind-farm-formerly-dogger-bank-teesside-b-project-previously-known-as-dogger-bank-teesside-ab/?ipcsection=overview 6 The application documents and plans can also be inspected, free of charge, at the following locations until 10th January 2020

Information Available at:

Opening hours:

Grangetown Library 171 Birchington Avenue, Middlesbrough, TS6 7LP

Mon: 9am - 5pm, Wed & Fri: 10am - 5pm, Thurs: 10am - 4pm, Sat: 9:30am - 12:30pm. Closed: Tues & Sun

Guisborough Library 90 Westgate, Guisborough, TS14 6AP

Mon - Thurs: 9am - 6pm, Fri: 9am - 5.00pm, Sat: 9:30am - 12:30pm. Closed: Sun

Kirkleatham Museum Kirkleatham, Redcar, TS10 5NW

Tues - Sun: 10am - 4pm. Museum is staffed 7 days a week, 9:00am - 5:30pm for telephone and email enquiries. Closed: Mon except bank holidays

Laburnum Road Library 338 Laburnum Road, Redcar, TS10 3QR

Tues & Wed: 9:30am - 12:15pm / 12:45am - 5:00pm. Closed: Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun

Loftus Library Hall Grounds, Loftus, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, TS13 4HJ

Mon: 9am - 5pm, Wed: 10am - 4pm, Thurs & Fri: 10am - 5pm, Sat: 9:30 am - 12:30pm. Closed: Tues & Sun

Marske Library Windy Hill Lane Marske-by-the-Sea, Redcar, TS11 7BL

Mon: 9am - 5pm, Tues: 10am - 4pm, Wed & Fri: 10am - 5pm, Sat: 9.30am - 12.30pm. Closed: Thurs & Sun

Mobile Library c/o Roseberry Library

For locations and times contact Roseberry Library on 01642 513688

Redcar Central Library Redcar & Cleveland House, Kirkleatham Street, Redcar, TS10 1RT

Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri: 9am - 6pm, Thurs: 9am - 5pm, Sat: 9:30am - 12:30pm. Closed: Sun

Roseberry Library 25K Centre, Ayton Road, Redcar, TS10 4EW

Mon & Tues: 11am - 1pm / 1:30pm - 5:00pm, Wed: 10am - 1pm / 1:30pm - 3:30pm, Thurs: 9am - 1pm / 1:30pm - 4:00pm, Fri: 10am - 1pm / 1:30pm - 4:00pm. Closed: Sat & Sun

Saltburn Library Windsor Road, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, TS12 1AT

Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri: 10am - 5pm, Sat: 9:30am - 12:30pm. Closed: Tues & Sun

7 A free digital copy of the application can be obtained from the Applicant using the contact details provided above. Alternatively, a paper copy can be obtained from the Applicant for a charge of £300. 8 Please send any representations about the application by email to: or in writing to: Major Applications & Plans, The Planning Inspectorate, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6PN. Please quote [Dogger Bank Teesside A] on any correspondence. Any representations received by the Secretary of State in response to the consultation will be handled in compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation and published on the Planning Inspectorate’s Infrastructure Planning Portal ( with all personal information removed. 9 The deadline for receipt of representations is 10 January 2020.

Doggerbank Offshore Wind Farm Project 3 Projco Limited

Coastal View & Moor News Issue 105 December 2019


Church Services Services at St Mark’s Church Marske-by-the-Sea Christmas at St. Mark’s

Sunday 22nd December 8.00am Holy Communion (said) 9.30am Holy Communion (sung) 3.00 pm Carol Service Christmas Eve, Tuesday 24th December 3.00pm Blessing of the Crib 11.30pm First Eucharist of Christmas Christmas Day, Wednesday 25th December 8.00am Holy Communion (said) 9.30am Holy Communion (sung) Sunday 29th December 8.00am Holy Communion (said) 9.30am Holy Communion (sung) All are welcome to join us for worship (There will be no Service on Wednesday 1st January)

CAROLS AND CANDLES Join us for an evening of Carols and Christmas reflection. 7pm Thursday 19th December, St. Anne's Church Hall, Ugthorpe, YO21 2BQ. No ticket required. No admission fee. Tea, Coffee and refreshments available. Call Joe on 01642 320913

Marske Methodist Church Hummers Hill Lane December 1st 10-30am Mr S Bee No Evening Service 8th 10-30am Worship Leaders Gift Service 6-00pm At Zetland Park 15th 10-30am Mr S Turner 3-00pm Christingle 22nd 10-30am Rev A Harbottle Holy Communion 6-00pm Mrs J Haigh Carol Service 25th Christmas Day 9-30am Rev A Harbottle

29th 10-30am Rev K Harris No Evening Service January Services 5th 10-30am Rev T Haigh No Evening Service 12th 10-30am Rev B Middlemiss Covenant Service 4-00pm At Zetland Park 19th 10-30am Mrs P Stenson 4-00pm A Way of Living 26th 10-30am Mr T Hume No Evening Service

What’s on in Saltburn Spiritualist Church Toc H, Coach House, Albion Terrace, Saltburn TS12 1JW

Legal Notices Notice of Application for the Grant of a Premises Licence

Notice of Application for the Grant of a Premises Licence

We, The Craigs Group Ltd, do hereby give notice that we have applied to the Licensing Authority at Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council for the Grant of a Premises Licence at 121-123 High Street, Marske by the Sea, TS11 6JX and known as Craigs by the Sea.

I Perwaz Akhtar Latif, do hereby give notice that I have applied to the licensing Authority at Redcar and Cleveland Borough council for the grant of a premises licence at unit 1, 6 Derwentwater Road, Grangetown, Middlesbrough,TS6 7PY and known as Pav’s Munchies.

The application proposes to permit supply of alcohol, on a Monday to Sunday, between the hours of 10.00hrs and 22.00hrs.

The application proposes to permit the selling of hot food and beveridges on a Monday to Sunday between the hours of 17:00 – 00:00.

Any other person or responsible authorities may make representations to the application in writing to the Licensing Authority at the address below by 04/12/2019.

Any other person or responsible authorities may make representations to the application in writing to the Licensing Authority at the address below by 4/12/19.

The Licensing Register and a copy of the application may be viewed during normal office hours at the address below.

The Licensing Register and a copy of the application may be viewed during normal office hours at the address below.

It is an offence to knowingly or recklessly make a false statement in connection with an application and the maximum fine payable on summary conviction of such offences is level 5 on the standard scale:

It is an offence to knowingly or recklessly make a false statement in connection with an application and the maximum fine payable on summary conviction of such offences is level 5 on the standard scale:

Redcar & Cleveland Licensing Service, Redcar & Cleveland House, Kirkleatham Street, Redcar, TS10 1RT Website:

Redcar & Cleveland Licensing Service, Redcar & Cleveland House, Kirkleatham Street, Redcar, TS10 1RT. Website:

Notice of Application for the Grant of a Premises Licence

Notice of Application for the Grant of a Premises Licence

Notice of Application for the Grant of a Premises Licence

I, David Dunkerton do hereby give notice that I have applied to the Licensing Authority at Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council for the Grant of a Premises Licence at Regency Cafe Bar, Newcomen Terrace, Redcar and known as Regency Cafe Bar.

Guisborough Brewery Ltd do hereby give notice that we have applied to the Licensing Authority at Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council for the Grant of a Premises Licence at 14 South Buck Way, Guisborough, TS14 7FJ and known as Guisborough Brewery Ltd.

We, Tiger Estates North East Ltd, do hereby give notice that we have applied to the Licensing Authority at Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council for the Grant of a Premises Licence at Whitby Road, Easington, SaltburnBy-The-Sea and known as The Tiger Inn.

The application proposes to permit supply of alcohol, on a Monday to Sunday, between the hours of 08.00hrs and 20.00hrs.

The application proposes to permit supply of alcohol, on a Monday to Saturday, between the hours of 14.00hrs and 18.00hrs.

The application proposes to permit the sale of alcohol, provision of regulated entertainment & the provision of late night refreshment.

Any other person or responsible authorities may make representations to the application in writing to the Licensing Authority at the address below by 16th December 2019.

Any other person or responsible authorities may make representations to the application in writing to the Licensing Authority at the address below by 18th December 2019.

Any other person or responsible authorities may make representations to the application in writing to the Licensing Authority at the address below by 12th December 2019.

The Licensing Register and a copy of the application may be viewed during normal office hours at the address below.

The Licensing Register and a copy of the application may be viewed during normal office hours at the address below.

The Licensing Register and a copy of the application may be viewed during normal office hours at the address below.

It is an offence to knowingly or recklessly make a false statement in connection with an application and the maximum fine payable on summary conviction of such offences is level 5 on the standard scale:

It is an offence to knowingly or recklessly make a false statement in connection with an application and the maximum fine payable on summary conviction of such offences is level 5 on the standard scale:

It is an offence to knowingly or recklessly make a false statement in connection with an application and the maximum fine payable on summary conviction of such offences is level 5 on the standard scale:

Redcar & Cleveland Licensing Service, Redcar & Cleveland House, Kirkleatham Street, Redcar, TS10 1RT Website:

Redcar & Cleveland Licensing Service, Redcar & Cleveland House, Kirkleatham Street, Redcar, TS10 1RT Website:

Redcar & Cleveland Licensing Service, Redcar & Cleveland House, Kirkleatham Street, Redcar, TS10 1RT Website:

What’s on in Saltburn spiritualist church, Toc H Coach House Albion Terrace, Saltburn TS12 1JW For more information on our services please contact Jean on 077776331333 November Monday services 6.30pm Spiritual Healing (free) 7pm Open Circle (collection) 8.45pm Development group (Please speak to Wendy Dixon PAS) Saturday Divine services (all begin prompt at 7pm) 30th Helen Cox-Howlett December Monday services 6.30pm Spiritual healing 7pm Open Circle 8.45pm Development Group Saturday Divine services (all start prompt at 7pm) 7th Brotherhood of Man Service with Carols 14th Closed for the seasonal period, re-open on 4th Jan 2020 All Divine services are free to attend, as a registered charity we welcome your free will donations which help with the running costs to keep the doors open. Thank you. We would like to thank everyone who volunteers from committee and members to the congregation for their continued support and dedication throughout the year, and wish you all a very merry Christmas and New Year. Saltburn Spiritualist church conducts all its services and activities within the laws of the land as such, the following will be adhered to: No-one under 18 will receive a direct personal message. If in doubt we will ask for proof. Anyone under the age of 18 requesting spiritual healing MUST be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian as a signature is required. Please don’t be offended if we ask for proof. Everyone is welcome to all our services. Are you interested in developing as an SNU Spiritual Healing Medium? or Evidential Mediumship? or Philosophy? Why not pop along to our church and see what we can do. Or check out the SNU Northern District website or there’s many areas from education to gaining awards/ officiant/and minister to work towards, as well as various areas of mediumship. Or contact Minister Richard Cuthbert chair of the NDC Education Committee or Andrea Dunn DSNU secretary of the NDC education contact details can be found on websites mentioned.



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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 105 December 2019

Let there be (Christmas) lights! Festive switch ons to light up the borough

hristmas is coming and festive lights switch ons and events have been planned to light up the whole of Redcar and Cleveland. The biggest single occasion will be an entire day of high quality, festive entertainment and special market in Redcar on Saturday 7 December. The Redcar event starts at 10am with a special Christmas version of the Primrose Bell Market on Cleveland Street, Station Road and East Queen Street which will have a 1900s to 1920s dress theme as well as Redcar Alternative Market on the High Street. Santa will be in his grotto from 10am to 6pm on the High Street and entertainment will start on a stage near the Town Clock from 12pm and will include youth band from the Tuned In! Centre’s 25K music sessions which will include a range musical performances. The day is being hosted by Zetland FM and a big moment will come from the winner of Redcar and Cleveland’s Got Talent, Rayven Skye Masters, aged 11, will perform from 4pm. That will be followed by a fancy dress competition, visit from Father Christmas (who will turn on the lights at 5pm), a performance from professional ‘vintage’ singers, The Lipsticks, a Christmas singa-long and a rousing performance by the Paula Odel Mega Choir. There will also be street entertainers, stilt walkers and food and drink stalls. The fun will continue into the evening with festive entertainment in cafes and bars. Other events in the borough include: Santa

himself who switched on the lights at Loftus on Friday 22 November, a Christmas parade in New Marske on Friday 29 November and, in Saltburn on Saturday 30 November, there will be a Disney-themed fancy dress parade where people are being encouraged to dress up. Festive fun has also been planned in Carlin How, Guisborough, Eston, Marske and right across Redcar and Cleveland all the way to Christmas Day, including fun fairs, carol concerts, craft fairs, Santa’s grottos and much more. The Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland, Councillor Billy Wells, said: “I’m looking forward to getting into the festive spirit and watching these magnificent displays light up our beautiful borough. “With such a wide variety of events happening throughout Redcar and Cleveland, this Christmas is set to be a special one. I hope you and your families join us to get in the festive mood to support your local town centres.” Dates and times of Christmas switchons and events throughout Redcar and Cleveland are as follows: New Marske Christmas Parade 29 November, 5pm. Parade, children’s entertainment, craft stalls, tombola, refreshments, Father Christmas. New Marske Sports Club Saltburn Christmas Event 30 November, 5pm. Parade, Santa’s grotto, fancy dress (with a Disney theme). There will be children’s entertainment in Saltburn Library in the afternoon). Town Centre, Saltburn Carlin How Christmas Lights Switch On

1 December, 4 – 6pm. Carols round the tree, warm food and drink, Christmas crafts and Santa. Community Centre, Carlin How Guisborough Christmas Festival 3 December, 4pm. Santa’s Parade with reindeer, grotto (pay in advance, 01287 634595), carols in St Nicholas Church, musical entertainment, circus skills workshop and street entertainers. Town Centre, Guisborough Eston Christmas Market and Entertainment 5 December Christmas Market, 12 – 6pm and Children’s Entertainment, 3 – 6pm. Town Centre, Eston Marske Christmas Festival, Santa Parade and Craft Fair 5 December, 3pm. Lights switch on 5:30pm. Santa parade and real reindeers, funfair, Marske Brass Band, Outwood Academy Bydale Choir, grotto, foot food and more than 50 stalls in the craft fair. Marske Square & Leisure Centre Singing around the Christmas Tree 5 December, 3.30pm. Carol singing with local schools; Birchington Avenue Roundabout/Trunk Road Corner Redcar Christmas Lights Switch On 7 December, 10am – 6pm. Lights switch on 5pm. Primrose Bell Christmas Market, fancy dress, musical entertainment, street performers, food, drink, Santa’s grotto and much more. High Street, Redcar To find out more about Christmas events happening over the festive period, visit:


Light Up Loftus

ight up Loftus have had a busy year fundraising to make further improvements to this year's display – the eagle eyed may have noticed our lovely local electrician Chris Condell working throughout the town in the last couple of weeks installing new trees on businesses from West Road through to Zetland Road and onto the High Street. This area is part of a 2 to 3 year plan so watch this space next year for further enhancements too! This year we have held cake sales and tombola’s in the Co-op in the Market place, we have been one of the Coops nominated charities with proceeds from memberships and carrier bag purchases supporting us and two other Loftus good causes! We have held a band night in the Station Hotel with Linda Gunn performing for us and we have received funding from ICL( Potash). Early in the year we received donations from Browns Landscapes, Loftus and Whitby Athletic and Loftus Town Crier. Doreen and David Bramwell kindly made a donation to celebrate their 40th year in business in our town and Willow Cake Shop continue to support us by sharing their tips and hosting book sales. Our latest event was a bag pack

in B&M which we thoroughly enjoyed – special thanks to Jean McPherson for volunteering to help us out on the day too. We have received many cash donations throughout the year from residents and also raffle and tombola prizes too so again many thanks for the support. A huge thank you to everyone who supports Light up Loftus and the events that we host, together we are making a difference! Our switch on event held on Friday 22nd November 2019 will feature in next month's edition. But we hope that all who attended had a fabulous time and the Light up Loftus Committee would like to thank all our volunteers who helped out on the night setting up and running the stalls etc. We couldn’t do it without you! All the very best for Christmas and the New Year from the Light up Loftus team.

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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 105 December 2019

'Reunion Concert' Returning

Treasure Island - the Panto Shiver me timbers, shipmates!


he nights are drawing in and it ‘s time for gathering around the fireside and sharing tales of adventure and daring – and what better stories are there than of seafaring folk and buried treasure! Add in memorable

music, special effects and some truly spectacular choreography and you have Saltburn ’53 ‘s pantomime – a rip-roaring version of the well-loved Treasure Island story. Expect to meet all your favourite

characters (although perhaps not as you remember them!) and a few extra besides. Who is the mysterious Mary Celeste? And what on earth has happened to old Billy Bones? Dean Heslop, the creator and director of Aladdin and Cinderella, has surpassed his previous pantos with this hilarious show and in partnership with Andrew Pierce and the theatre Band has put together a truly musical adventure. The performances take place in January in Saltburn Community Theatre – Wednesday 15th to Saturday 18th and Wednesday 22nd to Saturday 25th. Evening performances begin at 7.30pm (doors and bar 6.45) and there are also matinee performances in addition to the evening shows, at 2pm on Saturday 18th and 25th. But don’t wait until January to get those tickets – the Wednesdays are nearly full and other nights are selling fast. Grab your passport to a seafaring adventure at Spar, Milton Street , from the Theatre Box Office , or online at www.saltburnarts. See you aboard the Hispaniola !


By Tony Crow

n Saturday 28th December at 6.30 p.m. in the United Reformed Church on Station Road, Redcar, the second successive Reunion Christmas Concert will be presented by The Clare Singers Reunion Choir to raise funds for The Friends of Redcar Cemetery. By popular demand, the most successful items featured in last year's Show will again be aired alongside a number of other

Christmas Favourites'. They were not included last year due to lack of programme space and include, Gentle Shepherd, The Cowboy Carol, Three Wise Men, Mary Had a Baby and How Soft Upon the Evening Air. The Glockenspiel Group will also re-appear and our audience will have the opportunity of making their voices heard by joining us in the singing of Christmas Carols. Make a 'note' of the date, time and venue and DO join us for this Feast of Christmas Entertainment!





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he Friends of Redcar Cemetery are taking part in the Victorian Christmas Festival at Kirkleatham Church. The theme of the Friends work features Peter Pan and Victorian epitaphs. The work can be viewed on November 30th and December 1st. Zetland Park Methodist Church are having their Christmas Coffee event on Saturday 7th December 10-11.30 am Their will be a lovely cake stall and refreshments. The Friends will have a sale of jigsaws, jewellery, Redcar collectables, antiques and vintage articles. Remembering loved ones - On Sunday December 22nd at 3 pm there will be a carol service around the Christmas tree in the middle section of the cemetery and refreshments in the Bowling club to follow. Father Derek of Sacred Heart church and a representative from St Peters church will Bless the message tags that will be available to put on the tree just before the service starts. Join us, singing traditional carols, bring a friend and wrap up well Saturday December 28th at 6.30 pm in the United Reform Church Station Road Redcar sees the second Reunion Christmas Concert of the Clare Singers. The best of last year's programme and new items will be performed. There will be a raffle and refreshments to follow. The Friends would like to thank Steve and Lynne for all their help in advertising our many events and to all our supporters who have kept us going this year. Wishing you a very happy and peaceful Christmas

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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 105 December 2019

REDCAR GOSPEL HALL Edenhall Grove, Redcar, TS10 4PR

CAROL SERVICE SUNDAY 15th DEC At 6:30 pm A Joyful Christmas and a Blessed New Year to all. Unto you is born … a Saviour … Christ the Lord Contact: contact Mobile: 07762131297 or 07801547406

Winkies Castle Folk Museum 162 High Street Marske by the Sea TS11 7NB 01642 775086 Thursday 12 th December 4.30pm – 6.00pm (No need to book) Come and join us for a truly Magical Experience. Keep warm by the real coal fire whilst the children meet Santa in our parlour decorated in true traditional style with greenery and lit by candlelight. Exit via our garden which will be transformed into a Fairy garden. £1 per child (includes gift)

Friends of Skelton Community Orchard FOSCO

Ringrose Orchard Christmas Event Saturday 14th December

Charity Night in aid of Macmillan Nurses


Saturday 14th December At Guisborough Quoit Club

Make your own


Treasure Trail

Christmas Crafts

Come along between 10 and 12 Refreshments… Prizes…Face Painting Dress Warmly and Christmasy if you like. Donation Box –funds to the Orchard

Probably the Best Tribute Band in Europe plus

The Rogues The top Rock and Blues band

Tickets £10.00 Non members welcome Ring Dave 01287 638161 Club 01287 632947

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Christmas Concert The Middleton Choir are holding their annual Christmas concert on December 14th at St Peters Church, Redcar at 7pm. We are having as our guests Marske Brass Band and offering Seasonal refreshments all for the price of £5. Tickets are available from our musical director,01642 648594 or choir secretary 01642 477824. Or any church member

Loftus And District Flower Club Usually meet on the third Monday of each month, upstairs in Loftus Town Hall, 7.15pm. We have National, and Area Demonstrators from all over the country to come and demonstrate at the club. Members and guests can sit, and enjoy the results of what can be created with flowers and foliage. At the end of the demonstration, while having light refreshments, there is a raffle, with an opportunity to win one of the arrangements. Membership for the Flower Club is £25. Visitors are welcome, entrance £4. For more information contact: Barbara Welford 01287 652197

Redcar Phoenix Community Juvenile Marching Band Has moved to United Reformed Church Station Road Redcar. We train twice a week Friday and Sunday. We have Drums and Glocks and other instruments that need someone to play them so why not try your hand. You may have a hidden talent there waiting to get out so come along, you have nothing to lose. We will be parading for the community in the summer we have events booked already. For more info email See you soon

Charltons Community Centre Our centre is available to hire for all occasions. Low costs rates Large Hall £10 an hour, small hall £8 per hour , full centre including kitchen £15 an hour. Discount available for residents and block bookings. We also have a bouncy castle, projector and other equipment that can be hired out. Please contact Helen Dunning 01287 349693 with all enquiries and bookings. Regular events include:- fortnightly bingo on a Sunday evening doors open at 6pm eyes down 6:30pm. Spiritual night first Friday of the month 7-9pm. Fitness classes on Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30-7:30. Yoga Monday 10:30-11:30 and Tuesday 6:30-7:30. Ballroom dancing also available. Please see our Facebook page for up to date information.

Skelton Villages Civic Pride

Our Community Environmental Group is seeking new members to help us to improve our villages. If you have some spare time and would like to make new friends and help us with our floral displays or help at our weekly Coffee mornings and other fundraising activities, you can either call our Secretary Pam Batts on 01287653077 or call in the Skelton Heritage Office and leave your details where we can contact you.

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What's On in Liverton

Redcar's Visual Presentations

Chaloner Street Market Guisborough

Christmas Coffee Morning Thanks to Ian, a Christmas Coffee Morning will be held in the Water Wheel Inn, Liverton, from 10 to 12 on Saturday November 23rd. The money raised is for Church Funds. There will be a raffle, tombola, home-made cakes, games and a special surprise. A warm welcome awaits those who attend this event. Christmas Domino Drive The Christmas Domino Drive will be held on Tuesday December 5th, from 7.30pm, in Liverton Village Hall. A home-made supper will be served, with the money raised going to the restoration of St. Michael’s Church. New players are always welcome. The next drive is on Tuesday January 7th. Carols for Christmas @ the Water Wheel Why not join us on Sunday December 15th for carols and readings at the Water Wheel Inn, Liverton, from 7pm? You can wear your Christmas jumper if you wish. All are welcome at this traditional family event. St. Michael’s Crib Service and Carols This year’s Crib Service and Carols will be held at St. Michael’s Church, Liverton, at 5pm on Tuesday, December 24th. All angels are welcome Christmas Day Service Times The Christmas Day Service will be held at St. Hilda’s @ Liverton Mines Village Hall at 9am or at All Saint’s Church, Easington, at 10.30am. Liverton Whist Drives Liverton Whist Drives recommence on Friday January 3rd, at 7.30pm, in Liverton Village Hall.

On Tuesday 19th December at 2.15 p.m. in the Redcar East Community Centre on Durham Road, we welcome Jim McCormick and he will be taking us for a short hop across the North Sea to show us the delights of the country of Norway. Snow-capped Mountains and Fjords immediately spring to mind but there are many other Tourist Attractions in the rest of that country to enjoy. Jim's outstanding Photography will be a delight for us to enjoy. His Presentation is simply called,'Norway'. We then have a five week break for the Festive Season before we return in the New Year on Tuesday 14th January 2020 at the same venue and time. On this date, Geoff Taylor will be taking us back thousands of years and illustrate to us the huge changes in the 'life' of the River Tees from that time until the present day. His Presentation is simply called, 'River Tees from the Ice Age'. Admission to each Presentation is £2.50 and visitors are most welcome at any of our Meetings.

The next Chaloner Street Market will take place in Guisborough on Sunday 1st December from 10 - 3 pm. We're hoping to build on last year’s very successful market events and have around 40 stalls booked with a wide range of arts and crafts, food, fashion and giftware represented. We also plan to have great family entertainment happening on the day. Our aim is to raise the profile of Guisborough as a destination shopping town, to bring more people into this lovely, historic market town and, of course, to promote the many and varied independent businesses who trade there. So come along for a great family day out there's something for everyone.

Season’s Greetings from Liverton

Your mental health matters

Don't feel alone Come along and share a cuppa with a friendly face LET'S TALK TOGETHER All welcome Support each other and join together every Thursday 6-9pm at TOC H, Albion Terrace, Saltburn. TS12 1JW

Free Craft Sessions For The Visually Impaired & Their Carers

If you would like to try creative crafts sessions which have been specially designed for you then contact: Irene Poynter 01642 470912 or

Marske Brass Band Est 1875 The Ironstone Miners Band

To book the band for an event, bandstand performance, Civic occasion. Contact Band Secretary Philip Chisholm 01642 510223 or 07802 936 414 thechisholm@ or FaceBook Marske Brass Band

Brotton Bowls Club

St. Margaret’s Way Brotton

Ladies and Gents are you no longer fit enough for high impact sports? Why not come along and try Bowling? It will give you gentle exercise. Make some new Friends. Gets you out of the House Come and have a go you may like it Give us a ring at Brotton Bowls Club 677295 Or ring Dorothy 676994, Josie 676632, Judy 679001 or Pat 651440

By Tony Crow

Parkinson’s UK Redcar & District Support Group

Do you suffer or care for someone with Parkinson’s disease? Come and join us at our monthly meetings Where you will be welcomed into our friendly atmosphere Our aim is to offer friendship, support and advice We have speakers at our meetings, we also organise social outings Support Group Meetings and Exercise classes held in 25K Community Centre, Ayton Drive, Redcar TS10 4LR Support Group Meeting: No meeting in December 2019. Next meeting 9th January 2020, social meeting. Chair Based Exercises for Parkinson’s sufferers – Tuesdays 1pm – 2pm These sessions are run by a qualified fitness instructor. £2 per session Exercise group: Last class of 2019 will be 17th December and will resume Tuesday 7th January 2020. Carers are welcome they can enjoy a coffee/tea and a chat in the lounge area. For further details contact Doreen on 01642 471667 or 07900 348518 We're the Parkinson's charity that drives better care, treatments and quality of life. Charity No. 258197

Loftus Tradesmans Reform Club. Est 1861 Meetings held 3rd Tues each month at 7:30pm at Grinkle Park Hotel. New members and guests welcome. For further information contact:-Ltrc.honsec@ Les Franks (Hon Sec) 01287 640959 / 07814436470

The Cleveland Retired Men's Association Meets every Wednesday morning at 25k Ayton Drive behind Asda Roseberry Rd Redcar. Guest speakers and films arranged. Meet from 0945 for tea/coffee. Speaker 1030-1130. All welcome. Plenty car parking space. .Give us a visit. Contact-Frank Everett 07758813965 Email

Christmas at St Mark’s St Mark’s Christmas Fayre Saturday 30th November in the White House from 9.30am. Admission 20p Christmas stalls, tombola, refreshments and more Annual raffle draw to take place at 12.30 Open Week Tuesday 3rd December to Friday 6th December. !0.00am to 4.00pm Call and see our display of Christmas Cribs, some old, some new, some homemade. Enjoy refreshments too. On Thursday 3rd December, St Mark’s will be hosting the reindeer again. Do come in to church and enjoy a warm drink with a mince pie. We invite you all to stop awhile and remember the true meaning of Christmas. We welcome all and anyone to our services. If you are new to church or returning we are happy to see you. Christingle Sunday 15th December at 3.00pm This is a short informal event for all the family. Children are invited to raise funds for ‘The Children’s Society’, and their donations are marked as they receive a Christingle. Collection boxes can be collected from St Mark’s Church or Scout and Guide groups.

St Nicholas Church, Guisborough Christmas Wreath Festival

Tuesday 3rd to Friday 6th December 2019 This is the first time such a festival has been held in St Nicholas Parish Church, in previous years Christmas Tree Festivals have been held. The decision to stage a WREATH FESTIVAL is exciting news which has been welcomed by all businesses, clubs, charities and individuals who have supported in past years. St Nicholas Church has a vast area for display so the more wreaths we have the better. Please do take part in this amazing event and be ‘wowed’ by the brilliant displays. If you would like to be part of this event by making a wreath to be included in the Festival, please contact Beryl Jackson for more details as soon as possible. The LAUNCH EVENING is on Monday 2nd December 2019 at 7.00 p.m. to be formally opened by The Rt. Revd. Paul Ferguson, Bishop of Whitby. TICKETS for Launch Evening-£5.00 to include refreshments from Beryl Jackson Tel 01287 633434 We look forward to welcoming you to visit the Festival from Tuesday 3rd to Friday 6th December.

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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 105 December 2019

The World of Theatre A

s we inch closer to the the information with discounts for families and concessions festive season there’s of course. always an abundance of great Meanwhile at our larger theatre shows to celebrate. regional theatres the York We’re delighted here at Theatre Royal will be kicking my own Badapple Theatre up a storm with their usual Company to be touring with By Kate Bramley big budget panto and Stephen our brand new eco-fable The Joseph, Scarborough has Snow Dancer. We were lucky to be awarded a grant of £28332 towards the Treasure Island in The Round from 5th world premiere of this family show and also December. This new comic adaptation to Big Shows for our Youth Theatre groups. from the Robert Louis Stevenson is from We’ll be out on the road across the country my old colleague from Sir John Godber’s with this show throughout December, which Hull Truck Theatre days, Nick Lane, and tells the tall tale of two teenagers who is bound to be a cracker. has all the deals and journey through The Great Wood to try and bring on the winter season by persuading details. York Theatre Royal start on 14th the Snow Dancer to dance and turn the December with Sleeping Beauty with the wonderful Martin Barrass taking over the season once more. As ever our Christmas shows are designed Dame role, and they promise the usual for audiences of all ages from 5 to 95 so hilarious gags, stunning costumes, thrilling hopefully some of you will be able to catch dances and a chance to sing along! www. up with us the wider area at Bempton and has all the details. There are countless other pantos to choose Buckton Village Hall on 7th December at 6.30pm, Danby Wiske Village Hall on 10th from right across the North-East region to December 7pm, with the tour closing at suit everyone’s taste and budget so please Yarm Fellowship Hall on 29th December do support your local theatres and give the at 5pm. has all family a theatre-magic treat this Christmas.

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What’s on at the Cutty Wren Every Tuesday at The Redcar Borough Park Bowling Club

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Tickets on sale for show inspired by Tees Valley’s young people


i, all! We’re going to have a lively time over the next few weeks. First, if you see this in time, don’t miss our annual Charity Night for Prostate Cancer Research on Saturday, November 30th. This takes the form of a Singers’ and Musicians’ night, when local folkies get up and do a couple of songs or tunes each. We usually get a good few people from other local folk clubs supporting the event, and ●● Beyond the pail it’s all good fun in a good cause. We’ll still be at the Bowls Club, with doors open about 7 p.m., and entry £5. Back to our normal Tuesday, we welcome for a Hot Spot on December 3rd our unique and crazy friends, the trio “Beyond the Pail.” Consisting of Ray Storr (it was his fault originally), Gordon Mogg and Trevor Davies, they sang together first because Ray needed support for another daft song, and the other two found they liked the experience. They’ve since expended their repertoire, refined their act and are now a very popular feature on ●● Marie Little the local scene. A warning – you will laugh a lot on this night! It’s back to our “core” evening of Singers and Musicians on the 10th. We never know just what will be sung or played but there’ll always good music and song as well as good humour. Come and try it if you’re new to folk clubs and have a go if you’re a performer. The Club Christmas Party will be on the 17th and it’s one of our treasured nights. It’s basically a singers’ night, but we bring a bit of food to share, and there’s always a great atmosphere. Sadly, we can’t meet on the 24th or 31st, inevitably, but it does mean we really look forward to the first night of the New Year. This will be on January 7th with our old Club friend Marie Little. She has one of the liveliest personalities on the folk scene, and has a very varied repertoire. I could try to sum it up as Lancashire with a dash of Country, and the best of current contemporary folk. She always cheers up the darkest winter, so don’t miss this chance to see her. Looking ahead, we have Singers and Musicians on January 14th, a Hot Spot with highly-regarded local lad Les Snaith on the 21st, while the 28th will be our Burns’ Night Celebrations, ably hosted by the very capable Gordon Mallory. Looking back, Lynne Heraud and Pat Turner were on top form in October, with a very original and entertaining mix of old and new songs, mostly quirky and many daringly risqué. Our Theme Night of “Songs for Dark Nights” got most people finding something thoughtful, while the annual “We Will Remember Them” evening was a great success, with the singers reminding us of the full cost of war. The “ordinary” Singers’ nights have been good, too. So – come and join us if you like live entertainment with songs that mean something. We meet every Tuesday (except for Christmas and New Year this time!) at the Redcar Borough Park Bowling Club, Thwaites Lane, off Redcar Lane, TS10 2FD. Turn off Redcar Lane at the big red racecourse sign and we’re down the bottom to the left. Doors open usually about 7-30 p.m., singing starts at 8 p.m., and we finish at 11 p.m. We’re lucky to have the use of a fine modern room with a very good bar run by the ever-efficient Gemma. Thanks go to her and all at the Bowling Club, as well as the Folk Club Committee and all who contribute to the evenings. We have a website at and contact email is info@cuttywrenfolkclub. com. Our faithful secretary John Connolly is on 01287 659242, and you can ring me, George Featherston (chair) on 01642 471769. See you soon! George F

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●● Actors Harris Cain, Claire Gaydon and Lincoln College Cast. Production Photography: Phil Crow. Design by Verity Quinn. Lighting Design by Ben Pacey


ive Tees Valley venues have launched ticket sales for a dynamic new show inspired by and starring young people from across the region. Youthquake, by the award-winning Zest Theatre, is described as “part show, part TED Talk and part party”, which takes you on an exhilarating journey through Teen Britain and asks what it actually means to change the world. To help develop the piece, the company engaged with 800 young people from across the UK and spent five weeks in Tees Valley speaking to more than 500 of them, hearing their stories and learning of their experiences. At each venue, the two main cast members, Harris Cain and Claire Gaydon, will be supported by an ensemble of young people from that borough, with local voices and insights interwoven with the main story. The show, which has won a raft of rave reviews, will have its regional premiere at Hartlepool’s Centre for Excellence in Creative Arts on 16/17 January 2020 before touring the remaining local authority areas during the following weeks. Four performances will take place at each venue, which will be a mixture of productions for schools and the general public. Tees Valley Combined Authority Chief Executive Julie Gilhespie said: “While the Combined Authority is driving economic growth and creating jobs, we can never lose sight of who we’re doing it for – our region’s young people. We need to give them the opportunities to be the best they can be and build a life for themselves in the region. To do this we must listen to what they are saying to tackle the issues which are important to them. “Zest Theatre has been working with our teenagers to produce this fantastic show which

is a meaningful addition to our cultural calendar. I’d urge teachers, teenagers and adults alike to get a ticket and support our young actors and their stories.” Zest’s Catherine Fowles, who produced the show, said: “We’re so pleased to be bringing Youthquake ‘home’ to Tees Valley, having spent most of our time making and rehearsing the show here! Youthquake has been an incredibly transformative experience for everyone involved, from our team that conducted the initial workshops to the young people who have joined our casts across the country. “We are beyond excited to be able to share the same experience with our young casts in Tees Valley, all of the young people we’ve met who have helped shape the show for the region, and the audiences who will hear their stories thanks to the support of Tees Valley Combined Authority.” The show was commissioned by Tees Valley Combined Authority alongside The Civic Barnsley and Lincoln Drill Hall. Full list of dates and venues: • Centre for Excellence in Creative Arts (CECA), Hartlepool, 16/17 January 2020 • Middlesbrough Town Hall, 21/22 January 2020 - https://www.middlesbroughtownhall. • ARC, Stockton, 24/25 January 2020 - https:// • Theatre Hullabaloo, Darlington, 28/29 January 2020 - https://www.darlingtonhippodrome. • Tuned In!, Redcar, 31 January & 1 February 2020 - In.Redcar/ For tickets to these performances, visit Tuned In! Reception at Majuba Rd, Redcar, TS10 5BJ


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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 105 December 2019

Christmas Celebration Concert

Santa to return to Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum this Christmas


anta has confirmed that he will be visiting Skinningrove with his elves once again this Christmas, returning to the Underground Grotto at Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum. Santa will be here on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December and will be looking forward to meeting children of all ages. Santa will be giving out presents, but only after the elves have checked the Nice List! “Santa’s visit is always a highlight of the year at Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum,” says Graham Banwell, Director at the museum. “Each year it gets more popular, and the volunteers at the museum are already getting ready to make everything festive and make Santa and the elves feel at home.” Entry will be £4 per child, and there is no need to pre-book. There will be hot drinks, food and a tombola to raise funds for the museum, while there will be crafts and games to take part in while you wait to descend underground to visit Santa. Finally, Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum will be very grateful for any donations of raffle prizes from individuals or local businesses, as well as pre-loved toys and cakes or snacks. Please contact alec@ironstonemuseum. with any donations.

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uisborough Choral Society Christmas Concert – Guisborough Methodist Church on Saturday, December 14th at 7.30 PM. Get in the festive spirit and come along with friends and family to celebrate Christmas with us and of course, feel free to sing along! We are sure you’ll be delighted with our orchestral ensemble and guest artists Ben Noble and Alice Dix. Alice and Ben have performed on professional and amateur stages together in Gounod’s Faust, Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, Rossini’s Le comte Ory, Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Gondoliers and have performed many choral works. In the first half the choir will perform classical works and in the second half we will present our usual festive mix of choir and audience carol favourites accompanied by our enseble orchestra. The classical works are Fantasia on Chirstmas Carols by R. Vaughan Williams, On Christmas Night by Bob Chillcott and Quatre Motets pour le temps de Noël (Four Motets for the season of Christmas) by Francis Poulenc. Fantasia on Christmas Carols is a gentle work which focuses on four traditional carols with fragments of other familiar carol tunes.

On Christmas Night is a musical celebration in which Bob Chilcott combines tradition and invention - comforting and reflective, also jubilant, swinging, and a little folksy. Quatre Motets pour le temps de Noël depicts four scenes from the Nativity story, containing moments of haunting beauty. Enjoy your choice of hot or cold drinks and a selection of Christmas goodies served during the interval by the Guisborough St. Vincent de Paul Society. Please be generous with your donations and support their work to relieve poverty and isolation in our community. Tickets available now online at event/487864 and from choir members and from Guisborough Bookshop on Chaloner Street, Guisborough. Tickets at the door will be subject to availability. General admission tickets cost £8. Admission is FREE to those under 19 years of age. Did you know that singing helps ith sleep, is a natural anti-depressant, lowers stress levels and improves mental alertness? Singing can also widen your circle of friends! Come along to one of our rehearsals and have a go. We meet on Wednesday evenings during term times at Sunnyfield House on Westgate in Guisborough from 7.30pm - 9.30pm. For more information contact the Publicity Officer at 07463 089288 or visit our web page at guisboroughchoralsociety. and visit us on facebook at

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The East Redcar Residents Association are holding their next meeting on 5th December at 7pm Zetland rooms St Peter's Church Redcar. If you have an issue you would like to talk about please come to this meeting. All welcome

Skinningrove Village Hall Weekly Events Monday O.A.P bingo - doors open at 5pm and bingo starts at 6pm. Tuesday Knit & Natter - 1pm - 3pm, everyone is welcome. Wednesday Prize Bingo - Eyes down at 6pm. Thursday Bun Club - 9am - 11am. Friday Bingo - 5pm - 6pm. Saturday - Hall is free to hire. Sunday Afternoon Tea - 2pm - 5pm, everyone welcome. Includes food and refreshments (cakes, sandwiches, pastry’s, hot and cold drinks and much more) Sunday - Cash Bingo. Doors open 5.30pm, eyes down 6pm. All money raised goes to charity.

Coffee morning in Skelton Civic Hall every Mon 9.30am until 11.00. Come along and enjoy tea or coffee and some real home baking. All proceeds go to Skelton Villages Civic Pride towards environmental improvements and floral displays.

Guisborough Floral Art Club. The December meeting of will be a Workshop and Christmas Party with Susan Hall. This will be held at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 11th December in St Nicholas's Parish Hall, Guisborough. For up to date information visit our Facebook page. Search "Guisborough Flower Club".

Parkinsons Friendship Group Social/Drop In. We meet on first Thursday of the month in the lounge of the Coatham Lodge, Redcar 2 - 4 pm. On the second Thursday of the month we meet up for lunch (usually in a pub) For both carers and the cared for. It’s a chance to relax with a cup of coffee/tea, piece of cake and to talk to people in the same position. Long term friendships can and do happen. For more information please contact Ann on 01642 482066 Footprints in the Community Projects Women's Shed - every Tuesday morning between 9.30am - 11.30am, 10 Queen Street, Redcar. Contact John for further details on 07526 994468 or pop in during opening hours. Art Space - every Thursday between 10.30am - 1pm at 10 Queen Street in Redcar (upstairs). All abilities welcome. Reflections Dementia Support Group - 25k Centre, Ayton Drive, Redcar - every Wednesday between 10am and 12 noon. A friendly place for those people living with or caring for someone with dementia. Volunteer - for information on volunteering opportunities of for further information, please contact Rachel on 01642 484842 or email Redcar Area Foodbank - donations can be made at Tesco Redcar and Eston (South Bank), Asda South Bank and Co-op in Marske, Sainsburys Ennis Square, Dormanstown. Any Redcar and Cleveland Library (except Laburnum Road Redcar Branch). Foodbank centres as listed on www.redcararea. and many local churches. Thank you for your support. Men's Shed - every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9am-2pm and every Tuesday 12 noon - 5pm. 10 Queen Street Redcar. Contact John for further details on 07526 994468 or pop in during opening hours. Footprints Community Cafe - every Wednesday at East Cleveland Baptist Church, Park Avenue, Redcar. Excellent food at good prices. All profits from the cafe are fed back into Footprints projects including Redcar Area Foodbank

Moorsholm Church Hall activities Don’t sit alone at home come and join us at our Social afternoon for bingo, dominoes a good natter and some tea and biscuits. Alternate Thursdays. Craft Class - Weaving, knitting, rag rugging, dye and crafts every Wednesday 7pm-9pm. Moorsholm Memorial Hall Moorsholm WI, every 2nd Mon, 7.15pm. Guest speakers, crafts, outings, fun and friendship. All welcome. For more info call Enid McCabe on 01287 660808

Easington All Saints Coffee Morning. Village Hall – 2nd Saturday in every month. 10am – 12pm. All welcome Easington Village Hall - organised by All Saints PCC, an annual programme of events and activities on the third Thursday of the month at 7.30 p.m., quizzes, games, suppers, and much more - all welcome.

Riverside Building New Company Row Skinningrove hosts the following each week. Keep Fit Club – Tue 12.00pm – 1.00pm. Choir – Wed 7.00pm – 9.00pm. All newcomers welcome. Monthly Film Club featuring a Big Screen, Surround Sound HD Experience. Check notice board for details. Open Monday to Friday, 10.00am to 2.00pm and provide access to computers with internet and office applications free of charge. We also provide full colour Photocopying. To find out more or book a room (£5 to £15 per hour) call in at the Riverside Building or call 01287 642508, e-mail at slu@ or check us out on Facebook at Skinningrove Riverside.

Brotton Brotton Library ‘Knit & Natter’ every Thurs 2pm-4pm. All welcome to come and have a cuppa and a friendly natter.For more info:Tel: 01287 676342 or e-mail: Brotton_library@ Coffee morning Brotton Methodist Church every Tues & Sat 9.30 - 11.30 Thurs 10-12 Coffee Morning every Wed 10.00am - 11.30am in St. Margaret’s Church, High Street, Brotton. Prize Bingo in aid of Church funds held at KTS+ site, St. Margaret’s Way, Brotton every Tues at 7pm. Brotton Village Hall. Every Thursday Prize Bingo 1.15pm Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month Tea Dance 2pm - 4pm

Boosbeck St Aidan’s Church Boosbeck Coffee/open church morning on Thursdays 10am – 12

Loftus British Legion outreach sessions held 3rd Tuesday of each month in Old Co-op Building. Sessions are run on a drop-in basis between 10am-12 and are open to any veteran and their family. The British Legion can also be contacted using our free helpline number 0808 802 8080 every day between 8am - 8pm or on our easy to use website at: Saltburn & District Royal British Legion meets on1st Saturday of the month at The Loftus Club at 6pm. Also, British Legion Breakfast 10-12pm In The Loftus Club on the same day. Loftus Town Hall is host to a Tea Dance on the first Tuesday of every month. Doors open at 1.30 for an informal practice session with dancing from 2.00-4.00. Entry is only £1 and this includes a raffle and light refreshments. Loftus WI - Ladies, why not come along and make new friends. Meetings every second Tuesday of the month at 7pm in Loftus Town Hall. New members welcome. For details telephone 01287 644661

Hillside Patients Participation Group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each alternate month at 2.00pm at Hillside Surgery. The next meeting will take place on 14th January. Meetings are open and informal, with patients having the opportunity to discuss any concerns, issues or ideas they may have regarding the Practice and its development. Everyone is assured of a warm welcome. Skelton Library welcomes everybody to join in at any of the weekly/monthly groups that use the library. Weekly we have Mah-jong on Monday and Saturday 10-12pm. Knit (or any craft) and Natter Monday 2-4pm. Credit Union Monday 1112pm. Tiny Tunes Tuesday 10.15-11.15am. Family History Group Tuesday 2-4pm & Thursday 10-12pm. Adult board games, dominoes, cards etc. are available at all times if you & and your friends want to get out of the house. Monthly we have Citizens Advice 1st & 3rd Monday 1.303.30pm. Adult Reading Group 1st Friday 10.15am-12pm. Local History Group 2nd Friday 1.30pm. Sharpen Your Mind (crafts, music, cuppa & cake) Social group 4th Friday. 10.15am. Just call in or for more details contact us 01287 650487 skelton. Hope to see you soon. Skelton Methodist Community Church, on Castle Grange at Skelton Green, holds a coffee morning on the first Saturday of each month from 10am to 11.30am. Tea Dance with George and Marie Every Wednesday afternoon, 2pm - 4pm at Skelton Civic Hall, Coniston Road, Skelton. Everyone welcome. Suitable for beginners - you don’t even have to dance, just come and listen to the music. Refreshments served! £2.50 An Open Church Charity Coffee Morning is held on the 1st Friday every month from 10.00 am - 11.30 am at All Saints’ Church, Skelton. Pop in and enjoy homemade cakes, scones, etc.

Guisborough Photo Group is a club for all enthusiastic photographers, young, old, beginners or advanced. We have a varied programme to suit all needs. We meet each Thursday evening 7.30 at the Methodist Church Hall, Westgate, Guisborough. New members welcome. Afternoon Tea Dance St Nicholas Church Hall Bow Street Guisborough each Thursday 1pm to 3.30pm with interval for tea/coffee & biscuits. Sequence dancing with music provided by Val Newton with tuition when necessary. £4 per person. Friendly atmosphere with newcomers welcome. Enquiries: Rita & Tony Morris 01287 281737 Come and join us at the TA Club, Rectory Lane, Guisborough every Tuesday evening 7.30pm - 10.30pm. Sequence dancing to organist & drummer. Bingo and raffle. Entrance fee £3 Hutton Lowcross WI meets on the second Thursday of the month at 7pm in Sunnyfield House, Guisborough. We have a monthly guest speaker, crafts, computing, outings, and much more. Come along and see what we do. Visit our web-site Priory Art Society. We are now open to new members joining us as and we meet on Monday evenings from 7.00 till 9.00 and Thursdays from 1.00 till 3.30


Stanghow Community Centre Coffee morning 10am – 12noon First Saturday in each month Bingo Fortnightly Wednesday evening 7:15 start. For further details of any of the above please phone 01287 650098

New Marske Friendship Group Are you lonely and want to make new friends? Come along to our Friendship Group which is held on the 1st Tuesday of the month at the Gleneagles Centre, New Marske at 2pm. We usually have a speaker, chat, cup of tea, raffle and spend the afternoon in a friendly and caring environment. All welcome

Skelton History Group meets on the second Friday of each month at 1:30 pm in Skelton Library. Anyone with an interest in the history of the Skelton villages, or in family history, will be warmly welcomed. Skelton Weight Management Group - meet the first Thursday of the month, at 10am, in Skelton Library for a cuppa, and an informal chat. A weigh in is available if required. New Members welcome!

St Hilda’s - Cake & Chat last Wed of month 3pm-4pm Coffee Morning on 1st Tues of month 10am -11am. All are welcome.


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Events at Lingdale Village Hall Saturday bingo every week from 2-4. Sit Happens dog training class on Wednesday evenings from 6-8.

Saltburn Friday Friends is an inclusive friendship group open to all over 18, we welcome people with different abilities. We have activities inc bowling, drumming, keep fit, singing, bingo, quizzes and arts and crafts. We meet Fridays 10-4, at Emmanuel Church Hall, Macnay Street, Saltburn. 1st session is free (Carers always free). Then £2.00 1 session/£3 all day, (includes cuppa and biscuits per session). Ran by volunteers. 07833895501 Registered Charity 1177967 All welcome! If you have any regular or one off events happening where you live let us know by emailing

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Speedway Redcar Bears Round Up By John Gallon 27th October Redcar Agilia Bears are the 2019 KO Cup Winners! Redcar Bears 94 - Newcastle Diamonds 86 on aggregate over two legs home and away. On a historic night for the club, the Bears lost the meeting 47-43 but won on aggregate 9486 after a great battling performance from the Newcastle Diamonds who pushed the Bears all the way. Indeed, it was the Diamonds who started the meeting well with a 5-1 in the first heat. Steve Worrall and guest James Sarjeant got out well from the tapes, and with Charles Wright looking to make a move round the outside he made a mistake and was forced to the back. The Bears got themselves into the meeting with a 3-3 in heat 2, with Tom Woolley holding off a hard charging Danny Phillips for a vital point. Then a 5-1 from Jordan Stewart and Ben Barker got the Bears back level after 3 heats. Two consecutive 4-2s from the Bears saw them then increase their lead

to 4 on the night, and 16 in total. The battling Diamonds then started to take control of the meeting with a 4-2 and 5-1 advantages which saw them level the aggregate scores after 12 heats. That run did see a couple of decisions from the referee which the Redcar fans in attendance did not agree with. First was heat 7, when Danny Phillips locked up coming out of bend 4 and was then collected by Ben Barker. The referee adjudged Barker to be the cause of the stoppage, much to the Cornishman's anger. Heat 12 also had the Bears fans up in arms, with Charles Wright and Ulrich Ostegaard clashing in a tight first bend. Ulrich came down and the referee again adjudged the Bears to be at fault. The Bears dug deep however, and heat 13 saw a 5-1 for the Bears to steady the nerves somewhat. Eric Riss gated and led from the front, however Charles Wright brilliantly passed both Diamonds to join him in second. Then came a crucial heat 14. Jordan Stewart gated and led superbly from the front, under immense pressure from Matthew Wethers to send the Bears fans wild as they could

sense the trophy was almost won. The Diamonds needed a 5-1 in the last heat to level the scores on aggregate, but once Erik Riss gated and was soon joined by Skipper Charles Wright that never looked likely. They were roared home by the huge travelling support to give the Bears the KO Cup Trophy! Huge congratulations to the team and promotion tonight, and a massive, massive thank you to all the Bears fans for their support throughout the season and tonight at Newcastle! A DVD of both legs (and more) of the KO cup can be purchased from site/speedwayondvd/speedway/premier/redcar 16th November Redcar Agilia Bears are delighted to announce Erik Riss and Jordan Stewart as the first two riders for the 2020 season. Both were part of our successful 2019 side, and we are delighted that they have agreed to come back for next season. Erik was a massive hit when he joined the side midway through last season, and ended the season on 8.41 average. Who can forget his Championship Riders win at Sheffield and his match winning display in the second leg of the KO Cup? Jordan is back for his third season with the Bears, and will be looking to build on his excellent progress over the last couple of years. He had another good season in 2019, and finished with a 5.74 average. Probably the highlight of Jordan's

North Riding Football League Round up By Andrew Snaith Saturday 16th November MacMillan Bowl Bedale Afc 1-1P Stokesley Sports Club Great Ayton United Royals P-P Fishburn Park Middlesbrough Rovers 0-25 Boro Rangers St Marys 1947 P-P Redcar Athletic Reserves Staithes Athletic 7-1 Kader (At Laurence Jackson School) Stokesley Athletic P-P Beads Yarm & Eaglescliffe 2-3 Boro Rangers Reserves North Riding Football League Premier Division Grangetown Boys Club 0-5 Stockton West End Thirsk Falcons 0-7 Thornaby Dubliners North Riding Football League First Division Loftus Fc 2-10 Loftus Athletic North Riding County Cup Redcar Newmarket 3-5 Wigginton Grasshoppers Redcar Town 1-4 Richmond Town Dick Madden Trophy Ts1 Tees Valley Tigers P-P New Marske Sunday 17Th November North Riding Under 19 Cup Dringhouses U19 0-4 Redcar Athletic North Riding Football League Under 19 Division Kader U19 Athletic 2-4 Middleton Rangers Kader U19 9-0 Hartlepool Pools Youth North Riding Football League Womens' Division Catterick Garrison Ladies 3-1 Poppleton Ladies Huntington Ladies P-P Harrogate Town Ladies Development Redcar Athletic Ladies 1-6 Guisborough Ladies Redcar Town Ladies Reserves 2-7 York St. John University Women Stockton West End and Yarm & Eaglescliffe are only separated by goal difference at the summit of the North Riding Football League Premier Division after West End's win on Saturday. They put five past Grangetown Boys Club as the freescoring Carl Williams blasted a hat-trick and Elliott May struck the other two. The other top tier tie saw another comfortable away win as Thornaby Dubliners put seven past Thirsk Falcons without reply. Tom Atkinson helped himself to four goals, with Arran Brookbanks, Gary Mitchell and Charlie Raby also scoring. Yarm & Eaglescliffe were the subjects of the biggest shock in the MacMillan Bowl as they were squeezed out 3-2 by Boro Rangers Reserves. The second tier newcomers struck through Jack Smith's brace and a Jonny Cummings goal. The Eagles netted through Matty Jenkinson and Liam Forster.

An all-Premier encounter that went the full distance saw Stokesley Sports Club and Bedale settle matters on penalties. Sports Club led on the stroke of half time when John Cairnes hooked into the roof of the net from 20 yards. However, Ross Hodgson forced a shoot-out with an 82ndminute equaliser. It was 10-9 when Stokesley booked their place in the next round, from 12 yards, as goalkeeper Phil Blackburn sent his opposite number the wrong way and found the bottom-right corner. Staithes Athletic made it 13 wins on the trot as they despatched Kader 7-1. The Middlesbrough side led through Ryan Hall but Staithes fired back as substitute Dean Wilson hit a half-hour double hat-trick. There were even more goals at Middlesbrough Rovers when Boro Rangers put a remarkable 25 goals past their hosts. Dan Lockwood scored five of them, with Stu Rose grabbing eight as Rangers had double figures by half-time. Jack Guy hit a three-minute hat-trick late in the first period, with substitute Jake Large netting a more sedate secondhalf treble of his own. Paul Blake netted two, with further strikes from Matty McQueeney, Jamie Lisle, Joe Woods and Tom Keenan. In the North Riding County Cup, both Premier Division Redcar sides tumbled out. Redcar Town lost 4-1 at home to Wearside League Richmond Town. Josh Heathcock netted their consolation. Redcar Newmarket went down 5-3, also at HQ, against York League Wiggington Grasshoppers. Michael Dowse hit two, with Gavin Jackson netting the other. The First Division's only game was a one-sided Loftus derby. Kain Jones-Jemson and Dan Stonehouse scored for FC but Loftus Athletic slammed in ten as they strolled to three points. In the Under 19 Division, on Sunday, second-placed Kader put nine past Hartlepool Pools Youth. There were hat-tricks for Luke Carney, Ben Fairless and James Skelton. Middleton Rangers are third after defeating Kader Athletic 4-2. Kieron Glenning, Callum Harland, Dan Hull and David Smith scored for Rangers. In the North Riding County Cup, Redcar Athletic won 4-0 at York League Dringhouses. Guisborough continue to lead the way in the Womens' Division. They put six past third-placed Redcar Athletic. Charlotte Sellstrom and Kimberley Skiba bagged braces with substitutes Charlotte Bennett and Esther Wakefield completing the scoring. Hannah Springell scored for Athletic.Catterick Garrison won 3-1 over Poppleton with York St John University overcoming Redcar Town Reserves 7-2.

season was his superb showing in the Pairs at Somerset where he scored 13 points. Welcome back to the Bears lads! We hope to be in a position to announce the rest of our side at our Christmas party on the 14th December. Redcar Agilia Bears are delighted to announce that at the BSPA's AGM end of season celebration we won the Most Improved Championship club award. We are delighted to win this award, and thanks to those who voted for us! Many thanks also to all our staff, sponsors, riders and fans. The BSPA's AGM have come up with a new North South split format for the Championship league for the 2020 season. Northern Section; Berwick, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle*, Redcar, Scunthorpe. Southern Section; Birmingham, Leicester, Eastbourne, Kent, Poole, Somerset. *Newcastle have been given a period of grace to resolve their current issues before confirming their participation next season. Eurosport has announced a new addition to its motorsport portfolio after signing a 5-year deal with BSPA (British Speedway Promoters Association) to screen British Speedway live in the UK. Starting in 2020, Eurosport will broadcast live on-site coverage from 18 rounds across the domestic SGB Premiership League season. Highlights from every round will also be available free-to-air on channels Quest and DMAX.

Redcar Town Junior Girls Remembrance

● Redcar Town Under 13 Girls

● Redcar Town Under 10 Girls vs Boro Rangers

Redcar Town Ladies Football fixtures 8th December Redcar Town Ladies. V. Farsley at the Mo Mowlam Stadium kick off 2 pm 15 December Harrogate V Redcar Town Ladies kick off 2pm

Guisborough & District Domino League By Danny Jones, League Secretary


s we approach the halfway stage of the main league, last year's champions and current A league leaders, Ship A, came crashing down to earth, losing 8-1 to Ship, Brotton who themselves have been going through a lean time. Station also recorded a high score, trouncing TA Club 7-2. The football club who have been very consistent, also won 7-2 against the 3Fiddles, taking them to

top of the A league but Station do have a game in hand. In the B League, Ship B lead the way over The Globe, Globe going down 6-3 to Guis. CC who also have a game in hand. Abbbey A and Abbey B both went down 7-2 to North Skelton and The Wharton respectively. Top House, Boosbeck played their first match as associate members, playing current B League leaders Ship B in the Tommy Swinburn Trophy and winning 5-4. Well done!


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Redcar Town Junior Girls Section


Marske United Juniors Season 2019/20

By Ian Enderwick

●● Redcar Town Under 13 girls


Redcar Town Junior Girls Section

oth our u13 girl’s teams playing in the same League are flying high at the moment. The Lionesses are currently in second spot after 9 games with 7 wins and 2 draws just 4 points behind our Redcar Town Girls team who have maximum points after 9 games and a goal difference of 83 scoring 86 goals and conceding only 3. Our Lionesses have scored 45 and conceded 11 so both teams are finding scoring easy with the attacking players in their teams. Our u10 girls a brand-new team formed

from the wildcat’s sessions are doing well in their season holding their own in most of the games and causing an upset now and again against the more experienced teams. Our U14’S have improved a lot from last season with a fair few of the girls only taking up the sport last year so with their hard work and Danny’s excellent coaching have improved immensely. They have won 1 lost 3 but, in the games, they lost they made their opponents work hard for their 3 points. Our U15 Girls are currently 5th after 6 games winning 3 losing 3 scoring 20 and conceding 16.

●● Under 10 girls team with new strip sponsored by CM Flooring


By Gary Pursley

fter winning the league in our very first season together 2017/18 we then went on to another very successful season last year having been moved up four divisions in the TJFA league we finished runners up with stats of P16 W11 D3 L2 F72 A26 GD48 PTS36 Only three points behind eventual winners Wynyard which again was another remarkable season for a team barely two years old. All our matches last season were played at Fortress Errington (Errington School Marske) very kindly supported by headmistress Sharon Robertson and Caretaker Dion Gibbon. As runners up in the league last season we have now been promoted into division 3 which is a very competitive league We have also relocated our league and cup matches to the fantastic Mount Pleasant Stadium in Marske thanks to our club officials agreement where we play all our matches on a Sunday morning (weather permitting of course) This is a big step up for the young Sea-siders, stiff competition and a much bigger pitch to contend with but they haven’t disappointed as we have started our new season in September, six games in and the only team to be undefeated in the league and still in both cups; we currently sit top of division 3. We have been blighted by the weather recently with waterlogged pitches; however the boys are really relishing the challenge and again pushing for our 3rd promotion in three years. The lads have been fantastic, soaking up their weekly

training regime focussing on learning, enjoyment and improvement with our superb head coach Harry Taylor. Team bonding has a massive effect on the boys development with regular fun team activities outside of football like Bowling, Go Karting at (Teesside Karting) Nerf Wars, Beach Walks etc. which they have thoroughly enjoyed. So a great start to another season; I hope the boys do themselves and their local community proud. Feel free to pop along any Sunday we are home (Home Fixtures advertised on Facebook) and take in a match with seating, toilets and a superb selection of breakfast buns, tea and coffee on offer at Neil’s cabin, Better than watching the Boro!! The boys and I would appreciate your support. None of this would be possible without the help and support of our team sponsors who have yet again dug deep to keep the team running. We are very proud to be associated with Car-Care of Marske, Coastal Carpets of Marske, SMNM Parish Council, Everyone Active and Sirius Minerals. We Thank them all for their unwavering support this season of our local junior team. All our weekly match action is captured by our brilliant team photographer Leigh Austin Photography (Pictures Supplied) whom has brought every season to life making memories for all to cherish. Great Team, Great Parental Support, Great Club Support, Great Sponsors Support, Great Community Support Hope to see you at one of our matches soon. Come be our 12th man and help the junior Seasiders win promotion.

North East Regional Women’s Football League

Premier Division 10/11/2019 Redcar Town Ladies First’s 3 -1 South Shields Ladies irst off must give a massive thankyou to both Lee and Rosey for their hard work recently which enabled us to get the game on. It was also great to see Ebony as a spectator with her cast, off and walking around un-aided. A Big Thank you to everyone for the impeccable held minutes of silence to remember our Fallen Heroes. We had a full squad for a change being able to choose from 16 players giving Lee a bit of a headache with his team selection. We started well going close on 7 minutes when Kenzie burst in the box, only stopped by a last-ditch tackle, from the resulting corner Bobbi’s cross found Jess who smashed a shot that hit the bar. We had a scare on 14 minutes, but Heathers pace enabled her to get back and put in a goal saving tackle. We carried on piling on the pressure and Jess shot just wide and hit the bar again with another superb volley. We finally got the goal our attacking play deserved on 21 minutes when Eve won the ball passed to Jess whose first-time pass found Kenzie who put on the after burners to beat the defenders and smash


past the stranded keeper. We went close to doubling our lead with Sue, Bobbi and Emily all going close, we finally got our second goal on 37 minutes when Jess’s shot was parried by the keeper and Kenzie ran in and fired home. We had a scare at the start of the second half caught on the break, but Jess managed to get back and clear, Kenzie nearly got her third a minute later, but the keeper bravely saved with her feet. We got our third and Kenzie’s third on 56 minutes when the keeper’s clearance was headed down into Kenzie’s path by Sue and Kenzie burst past two defenders and the keeper to fire into the bottom corner. We had a scare on 72 minutes when Shields headed over the bar and Shields finally got the consolation goal, they deserved on 81 minutes when we didn’t clear the ball and Grace Boyes fired past a stranded Louise. Sue picked up a caution in the 82 minutes for a totting up of fouls, but we defended well and saw the game out and picked up 3 valuable points. Squad: - Louise Arden, Ellie Turner, Eve Allen, Emily Fewster, Robina Todd, Jenny Dixon, Suzanne Fox, Kenzie Parkes, Jessica Round, Jade Featherstone, Heather Power, Michelle Coleman, Olivia Bullock, Chloe Jones, Tyler Sharp and Alix Jackson-Bailey.

●● Kenzie our Hat Trick scorer



Coastal View & Moor News Issue 105 December 2019

Building ‘bridges’ on and off the field is the ultimate goal for Guisborough Town


By Bill Perfitt

uisborough Town were delighted to welcome representatives of the Guisborough Bridge Association (GBA) as the club’s special guests at their recent home match against Whickham - further cementing a charitable partnership the two organisations are committed to forging. It was very fitting that members of the GBA joined the club on one of its special Junior Open Days, as both parties place the strongest possible emphasis on supporting youth projects - as well as initiatives spanning all ages. GBA's website describes their key objective as being to 'provide life and support in the heart of the Guisborough community. It aims to respond to local needs with projects for both young and old.' These GBA aims are also a perfect fit for Guisborough Town and the club’s desire to further develop its already keen and growing community involvement. Guisborough Chairman Don Cowan commented: “In the future we look forward very much to working together with the GBA for the benefit of our local community.” Shona Joselin, GBA Project Worker, added: “We’re absolutely delighted at the prospect of working more closely with Guisborough Town, as many of our aims for supporting the local community are very similar. “It’s exciting to be here at the club today and see and hear of the wonderful things that are going on, particularly in relation to the Guisborough Juniors Section. “I’m sure there are areas that we in the GBA and Guisborough Town can work together to

help further improve and support our local community,” added Shona. Meanwhile, the bridge-building continued out on the field of play against Whickham as the Priorymen went on to record an impressive 3-1 victory over the Tynesiders, reversing a recent poor run with three precious points that pushed Guisborough back into the table’s ‘Top Ten.’ There was also a bumper crowd of 420 at the game – swelled by the attendance of families coming to celebrate another of Guisborough Town’s now-famous Junior Open Days, with the young players forming a Guard of Honour as both teams and officials came out on to the field. There was also an impeccably-observed minute’s silence before the kick-off against Whickham to remember the Fallen of the two World Wars. Once play started bottom-of-the-table Whickham shocked the Priorymen by taking an early lead after only eight minutes’ play. But Guisborough bounced back strongly with ‘wizard of the wing’ Stevie Roberts rediscovering his best form with a superb hat-trick as the Priorymen eventually ran out 3-1 winners. ‘SQUAD NEEDS STRENGHTENING’ The victory ended a recent lean spell for Guisborough with disappointing defeats in both the league and cup competitions which prompted Town Manager Gary Forster to issue a thinlydisguised threat that he was running out of patience with the below-par performances of his team. He commented that the unacceptable recent performances of his team underlined his view that the squad needed strengthening – but for that happen it would mean losing some of the

●● The game against Whickham was designated as one of the Guisborough Junior Section ‘Open Days’ and they and their proud families added a real ‘community’ feel to the tremendous atmosphere and terrific attendance at the game. ●● Picture by DAN CLARK current squad. And the Guisborough boss moved swiftly to bolster his squad with the signings of Stockton Town stalwart Dave Ward and former Guisborough player Paul Young from Redcar Athletic. In the meantime Guisborough striker Danny Earl has been made available for transfer and another Town striker Carl Lawson has joined Sunderland RCA. After the Whickham match a delighted Gary Forster commented: “It was absolutely essential that we ground the right result out against Whickham after recent disappointments. “I was pleased with the endeavour showed by the lads – it was much more like the real ‘us’ today. We need to keep going though and build on this platform. “In the end it proved a good day all round in front of another exceptional crowd, which are very grateful for. We have actually probably played better at times this season than we did against Whickham and yet ended up being beaten.

“I was over the moon for Stevie Roberts to get his hat-trick and the Man of the Match. He has ability in abundance but at times he just hasn’t been at the races this season. If he wants success – which I know he does – it’s there for him but he must continue to work hard at his game,” added Gary, who also praised Mason McNeill and Charlie Marshall for their excellent showings once again. For Guisborough Town skipper Mark Robinson there was a proud moment when he came on as a substitute against Whickham to record his 100th game for the Priorymen. Following the Whickham game generous praise was given to Guisborough’s Head of the Juniors Section Chris Wood for another superbly-organised Junior Open Day. Chris also gave a presentation prior to the game about the importance of the section to the future of the club, which went down extremely well with all concerned.

Sleights FC Round Up


By Andrew Snaith

fter two weeks of postponements, Sleights Football Club began November with a disappointing exit from the North Riding Challenge Cup at the second round stage. Jordan Jackson-Bailey and Ed Turner's men were defeated 3-2 at Beckett League top tier rivals Slingsby, having had an outfield player in goal since the second minute. Jamie Wassall's muscle pull meant defender Chris Hurworth had to take the gloves. The free-scoring Charlie

Paterson and defender Chris Warrior found the net but it wasn't enough to keep SFC in a competition they reached the last 16 stage of a year earlier. Sinnington then visited the Board Inn Sports Ground, seven days later, in league action. The hosts bounced back with a 4-2 win as Paterson again hit the target and skipper Charlie Smith weighed in with a brace. Centre half Adam Entwistle also scored and picked up the man of the match award. Sleights then thumped Heslerton Reserves 12-0 to advance in the Gordon Harrison Memorial Trophy. Paterson smashed in five of his own as he took the man of the match award. There was a brace for Tom Shrimpton and further goals from Will Cork-Dove, Luke Jackson, Entwistle, Warrior and Robbie Hurworth. November Results & teams: 2/11 Slingsby A NRCC2; 2-3 L- Goals: Paterson, Warrior. SFC: Wassall (Warrior 2); C Hurworth, Entwistle, Turner, Struwig (Mitchell 60); Russell, Smith (c), R Hurworth, Jackson, T Humble; Paterson. 9/11 Sinnington H BLG; 4-2 W- Goals: Paterson, Smith (2), Entwistle (MOM) SFC: L Smith; C Hurworth, Entwistle, Turner, Mitchell; Cork-Dove, Russell, Jackson, T Humble; C Smith (c); Paterson. 16/11 Heslerton H GHCP2; 12-0 W- Goals: Paterson (5) (MOM), Entwistle, Warrior, CorkDove, Jackson, T Shrimpton (2), R Hurworth. SFC: L Smith; C Hurworth, Entwistle, Morrison, Warrior;

Cork-Dove, Jackson, Russell, T Shrimpton; Smith (c), Paterson. Subs: R Hurworth, McLay, Hegarty. The men from Lowdale Lane begin the defence of their Ryedale Hospital Cup on Saturday 30th November when Beckett League Division Two Norton United host them with a 2pm kick-off. There was some great news ahead of the Christmas period for the club as Whitby Lions Club matched their donation towards a defibrillator at the ground. The funds were raised at the Sleights Gala Day on 1st September. A four figure sum was raised thanks to all the senior and junior squads pitching in with a number of stalls, including: cakes, darts, tombola and raffle. Around 100 people visited throughout a day of very mixed weather with music provided free of charge from Charlie Brown, Sam Leadley and

Desolate Weekend. Under 11s manager Mark Jackson said: 'Massive thank you to everyone who supported or took part in Sleights Gala Day this year and of course for Whitby Lions Club for matching what we raised and the defibrillator project for organising the latest defibrillator saving lives in our local community. The Sleights adult football team and both junior sides should feel really proud of what we have achieved in such a short space of time and it is in situ to start saving lives now so well done again all.' The club are doing the Boxing Day Dip to raise more money- please email us at if you'd like to sponsor any of the squad.


Coastal View & Moor News Issue 105 December 2019


Marske lose unbeaten record but sit second in table M

By Mark Hathaway

arske have only had three games since the last edition of Coastal View and have now lost their unbeaten record, though they have moved upwards in the table and currently sit in 2nd place. After beating Marine 4-1 at Mount Pleasant, the Seasiders travelled over to Merseyside the following Saturday for a re-arranged game and this time found themselves on the wrong side of the score line, losing 3-1 despite playing well for much of the game. Marske found themselves 1-0 down on 5 minutes but fought back to equalise just before the halfway point in the half when Louis Johnson saw his excellent flicked effort superbly saved by Shamal George, on loan from Liverpool, in the Marine goal but Andrew Stephenson was on hand to net from close range. With no game the following Saturday due to their early exit from the FA Trophy, the first game of November saw old FA Vase foes Runcorn Linnets visit Teesside. On a heavy pitch, Marske put in a magnificent performance winning 6-1. After a tight opening when Jack Norton had to make a couple of decent saves, it was Marske who took the lead on 32 minutes thanks to yet another goal of the season contender from Curtis Round. Johnson played a lovely flick into the path of Round who rifled a left foot shot from the edge of the box into the top right corner. It was 2-0 on 38 minutes thanks to another stunner from Round who latched on to a Johnson header and fired home from the edge of the box. The second half belonged to Johnson who grabbed

his first Marske hat-trick thanks to 2 headed goals and a lovely solo effort when he turned his marker on the halfway line and raced into the box, breaking a tackle and curling a low shot into the bottom corner. It was 6-0 with 5 minutes left when Brad Plant grabbed his first of the season via a heavy deflection. The only blemish on the day was a late consolation from the visitors with Aley netting from close range after a free kick from Corrigan hit the post. Next up was a hastily arranged game at Tadcaster as both teams were out of the FA Trophy. Against a team in the top 5, Marske put up arguably their best performance of the season, especially in the first half with a scoreline of 2-0 not fully reflecting Marske’s dominance. It was 1-0 on 21 minutes when a wicked free kick from Lewis Maloney was headed past his own keeper by Ioan Evans. It was 2-0 just before half time when a slaloming run on the left from Johnson ended with the striker crossing to Round, who couldn’t miss from just inside the 6-yard box. The second half was more even but Marske defended superbly and secured another victory, lifting them to 2nd place in the table. The weather then took over with the League Cup game at Morpeth and the home league game versus Kendal Town both postponed due to waterlogged pitches. Upcoming game for Marske over the next six weeks are as follows:Wednesday 27th November – Northallerton Town (A) North Riding Senior Cup Saturday 30th November – Ramsbottom United (A) Saturday 7th December – Droylsden (A)

●● Andrew Stephenson against Runcorn Linnets Picture by Karen Harland Saturday 14th December – Mossley (H) Saturday 21st December – City of Liverpool (A) Thursday 26th December – Pickering Town (H) 3pm kick off Wednesday 1st January – Dunston (A) 3pm kick off Saturday 4th January – Brighouse Town (H) The club’s Christmas draw tickets are now available – please see any member of the committee to purchase tickets. The main prize is £200, once again generously sponsored by Car Care of

Marske United Supporters' Club

Whitby Town Update


By Andrew Snaith

hitby Town narrowly missed out on a place in the First Round Proper of the FA Cup after a heartbreaking Monday night in the West Midlands. Chris Hardy's men were 2-0 up in their replay with Stourbridge, after drawing 1-1 at the Towbar Express Stadium at the Turnbull Ground, 48 hours earlier, in front of 1,171 supporters. Stour, of the same level as Whitby but further souththe Southern League Central Premier- hit back quickly, to cancel out Matty Tymon and Adam Gell's goals, and won 3-2 after a superb late show watched by a fourfigure crowd again. They went on to face Southampton-based Conference outfit Eastleigh and draw 2-2, with the winners of their resulting replay to host Crewe. Having had that disappointment, bad weather meant a delay of 10 days before hosting Worksop Town in the FA Trophy. At a wet Turnbull, Whitby quickly fell behind but pulled off their own rally to see off the Tigers from the division below. In-form Tymon notched twice, with newcomers Jake Hackett and Connor Bell on target. Hackett has joined on loan from Sunderland and it's confirmed thast spell with extend into the new year. Bell, an ex Inverness Caledonian histle hitman has moved on a permanent basis after playing for Perth in Australia's A League. It was then back to BetVictor NPL Premier action as Nantwich Town- who were the only NPL side to make the FA Cup First Round- visited the North Yorkshire Coast. Whitby fell 2-0 and 3-1

down, but a late fightback with substitute Arron Wearmouth scoring from distance and Hackett netting two penalties saw the Blues earn a dramatic 3-3 draw. The Seasiders' 'reward' for their Worksop win was a first-ever trip to Peterborough Sports, of Stourbridge's league. The Cambridgeshire outfit have had a whirlwind five promotions in eight seasons and find themselves at their highest-ever level of football. Whitby fell behind to a first half free-kick and conceded right at the end after never getting going at Lincoln Road. It was another case of 'concentrate on the league' then, a week later, as they visited high-flying Basford United. The NPL Premier's third-placed side beat them at their Greenwich Avenue home, last term, but it was the Blues who led early through Tymon. Basford levelled before half-time but Wearmouth put the Blues back in front, early in the second half. However, it looked as if the Nottinghamshire outfit would 'do a Stourbridge' as they turned things around

to lead 3-2 with a minute remaining. But Danny Mills' deep free-kick was nodded home for 3-3, four minutes into added time, by Danny Rowe, for a priceless point. Results Mon 18th Oct- Stourbridge (A)- 21/10/19 (FAC4Q) N L 2-3 Tymon, Gell 1,089 Tues 29 Oct- FA TROPHY 1Q- Worksop (H) N W 4-1 Tymon (2), Hackett (pen), Bell 443 Sat 2nd Nov- Nantwich (H) N D 3-3 Wearmouth, Hackett (2 pens) 407 Sat 9th Nov- FA TROPHY 2Q- Peterborough Sports (A)- 0-2 L- FA Trophy 2Q- Y- 202 Sat 16th Nov- v Basford (A) N- 3-3 DTymon, Wearmouth, Rowe. 345 Fixtures Sat 30th Nov- Scarborough Athletic (A) NPL Sat 7th Dec v Staly (A) NPL Sat 14th Dec- Bamber Bridge (H) NPL Sat 21st Dec v Witton (A) NPL Boxing Day- Shields (H) NPL New Years Day- Morpeth (A) NPL Whitby Town are searching for a matchday videographer and additional media team members. It's an opportunity, particularly for those looking to go into a career in media. The videographer will be filming home matches and uploading to YouTube. If either role interests you, email: The club have been successful at the Winter Market at Dock End, Whitby, selling a range of merchandise. Chairman Eddie MacNamee and committee member Peter Graham were present all weekend as Town looked to pre-empt the Christmas rush. is launching an online Club Shop ahead of the festive season.

Marske. The club would welcome any donations of prizes. Again, please contact any member of the committee should you be able to help. The club’s website is back up and running and being updated regularly by committee member Bob Ryan – it can be visited at https://www. As well as the club’s website, you can visit Twitter - plus the club’s Facebook page for the latest club news.


By Stan Glover

he supporters' club have celebrated their first anniversary and look forward to the year ahead. At the Annual General Meeting Stan Glover was elected chairman, with Dave Hodgson and Simon Wall continuing as treasurer and secretary respectively. The committee has been strengthened with the addition of Beth Fountain and Sam Jemson joining Ben O'Connor. Thanks were given to Mike York and Bob Ryan who were founding committee members but have decided to step down. The AGM reported that during season 2018/19 over £1100 has been put into the football club through purchasing a PA system, sponsorship of players and donations towards ground improvements. Ground improvements now permit fully disabled access and supporters can have an alcoholic drink at pitch side as well as an expanding refreshment offering. Membership now stands at 141 with 45 of those juniors. Our target is 150 members for this year. Membership fees remain unchanged at £4 for adults and £1 for juniors. The supporters club will continue with awarding a man of the match, which is now sponsored by Molson Coors, and we will work with the club to involve the match day mascots in presenting the award. The supporters' club close liaison with the junior team, who now play their Sunday home games at Mount Pleasant, sees the catering services available for junior as well as senior games. Junior fixtures are promoted on our social media sites and we now have supporters watching both teams. For this year we are again sponsoring players, providing a Terrace Talk article for the match day programme, and assisting with promoting the club Xmas raffle. We intend to commission some flags for both home and away games, and Simon and myself were invited to the Zetland FM on the Monday evening show as we spread the message further afield. It is intended to run a supporters social event on the 14th December and a race night fundraiser next February. We will join the club at the Marske Christmas Fayre on December 5th, offering club merchandise and promoting the club in general. We are always looking for ways to enhance the supporter experience as well as helping the club to be a positive contributor to village life. Any ideas in this regard should be given to any of the aforementioned supporter club officials or committee members for consideration.


The Community Newspaper for the Towns and Villages of East Cleveland, Redcar & North York Moors, telling the real news and views of the people of our region Coastal View & Moor News Issue 105 December 2019

Top three placing for Paige R

ecently we reported on four East Cleveland girls competing on their ponies at the national quest championships. Since then they travelled 40 miles north of London and did East Cleveland proud. Paige, Lola, Sophie, and Bella had a mid position result from a very large entry. The girls ranging from 8 to 16 were competing against 21year olds. Well done, thumbs up, sit up. Also individually Paige Waring (team captain) finished 3rd in the championship, a result that she has been wanting for some time now. Paige said: "I'm over the moon as I've had a rough year, breaking my ankle and having two plates fitted. So this result has made any pain I've had well worth the wait in getting back in the saddle. "Next year I want to win the championship. Thanks to all my team members for their support." The qualification process begins in December, so team and individual challenges start again.

Success at Dressage Championships


By S Coverdale

earby rider Emma Louise Coverdale qualified for the British Dressage Associated Championships held recently at Vale View near Melton Mowbray. During a relatively dry spell in this recent wet weather, Emma enjoyed success winning the warm up test and the Intro Championship for Thoroughbreds. Emma was riding her beloved Harley Quinn

at the Championships and just missed out on more honours in the Preliminary Class by one place. Her first year competing in British Dressage is a fantastic finale to 2019. Earlier achieved qualification for My Quest finals near Leighton Buzzard and member of winning team in the British Riding Club Northern Championships for Jumping with Style. Emma and Harley compete for the Darlington Branch in dressage, show jumping and Eventing.




Saturday 7th

York St. Nicholas Fair


Sunday 8th

Skipton Xmas Market


Saturday 14th

Leeds Xmas Market


Saturday 21st

Eldon Square, Newcastle





Saturday 11th

York and/or McArthur Glen


Saturday 18th Richmond and Barnard Castle


Saturday 25th


Dalton Park and Durham

Telephone: (01287) 652222

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Year 8 Graduation 2019

or students moving into year 9, Northern Education Trust celebrate their achievements with a graduation ceremony. Year 8 students at Freebrough Academy were no exception and took part in their graduation ceremony on the 19th July. It was an emotional day and, as this was the first ever graduation ceremony at the academy, students had no idea what to expect! The day began with 179 nervous, but excited students changing into their graduation cap and gown. The students then walked through the academy in procession to a much welcomed round of applause from staff and students who had formed a guard of honour on the balconies and corridors before moving into the large atrium to applause from proud parents, carers and family members who had come to join the students for their special day. A formal ceremony took place where students were presented with a scroll and this was followed with a sparkling reception where everyone was able to celebrate with refreshments, take photos and reflect on this memorable day.

A ‘haunting’ Friday@Freebrough


n Friday 25th October ghosts and ghouls from the area ‘haunted’ the Friday@Freebrough halloween disco. Students arrived in their best costumes to try and win the award for best costume.Entertainment for the evening was a disco and

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games along with staff from Middlesbrough Kicks who were training with students in the sports hall. Two students raised £45 for Macmillan Cancer Trust by selling cupcakes. A huge well done. A night of high spirits was enjoyed by all!

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Freebrough Flyer Issue 27 December 2019

Reading Routes

his term has seen the launch of our exciting, Northern Education Trust-wide, Reading Routes initiative for year 7 and 8 students. Reading Routes takes students on a reading journey through different genres, different worlds and different times, introducing students to books and authors that they might otherwise never have the opportunity to read, with the aim of fostering a love of reading within all of our students. Covering a wide range of genres, including historical fiction, fantasy, mystery, sport, and thriller (as well as many others), every student should be able to find something to grab their attention and get them hooked into reading. Following a route map based on the GNER rail map, students travel along a reading line, reading books, quizzing and gaining rewards as they go, which range from a certificate and a letter home for 5 books, to an Amazon Kindle for 50 books. Not only are our students reading books from Reading Routes, but every adult in school has also picked a book, which means that we are all a reading community, and we can all share and discuss our love of reading. Furthermore, students will have a weekly lesson dedicated just to reading. Alongside their already timetabled bi-weekly library lessons, students will have one lesson per week in which they Drop Everything And Read (DEAR). These DEAR lessons will be run by their normal subject teacher, giving everyone in school the opportunity to read and share reading with our students.

Friday 18 th October was an exciting day, as year 7 and 8 students in every NET school received the books that they had ordered so that we could begin our reading journeys, then, on Monday 21st October, every year 7 and 8 student in every NET school participated in their first ever DEAR lesson during period 1. The lesson consisted of some guided and group reading time, followed by independent reading time, where students had the opportunity to enjoy the books that they selected. Staff and students were very positive about the experience, and the feedback so far has been phenomenal; everyone is talking about reading! Students have been reading at break and lunchtime, staff and students are chatting about reading on the stairs and Mrs Hinds has been inundated with students quizzing and changing their books in the library. We are at the start of a very exciting reading journey here at Freebrough, and cannot wait to see where it might take us.

Pledges start to gain momentum at Freebrough W

ith the new academic year here, it’s great to see the buzz and enthusiasm for learning and student outcomes here at Freebrough. Equally, however, this is also transferring to experiences outside of the classroom which are paramount here at the school. The students at Freebrough have access to a wide variety of after school interventions and enrichment clubs, from LEGO to rounders and many more, which we believe nurture the whole student. This, in turn, has also created an enthusiasm for the Pledge system which was introduced to the school last Easter. Pledges are a system that encourages the students to take part in many different experiences and activities that will shape them ready for whatever they wish to achieve

both in and out of school life. Students are able to pick up badges of bronze (4), silver (6), gold (8) and platinum (10) as they make their way through the criteria of each pledge. The pledges range from regular participation in Hegarty Maths, to attendance at an afterschool enrichment club for 6 weeks and also ensuring students have over 95% attendance the whole time they are at the school, as well as many more. This year has seen a great start to pledges and it is fantastic to see students having their pledge passports completed by teachers and tutors. We have already awarded our first two gold pledge badges this term to Abbie and Georgia for gaining 8 pledges and we look forward to handing out many more in the rest of the year. Keep up the good work Freebrough!

Freebrough Flyer Issue 27 December 2019


Aiming for Gold


exie in year 8 has qualified for the Junior Championship Gundog Finals at the Midland Gamefair for the second year running. For part of the competition, people stand at certain points in a large arena with dog dummies which they throw these into bracken where her gundog, Chance has to retrieve all, or as many as possible in the fastest time. Last year Ellie won the main event against a strong team of junior competitors. This is the second time Lexie has qualified with Chance. A huge well done to Lexie and Chance.

llie started archery in 2017 when she was just 12. She shoots for Vipers Archers which is part of the National Field Archery Society (NFAS) and this involves using a bow and arrow and shooting at realistic, rubber 3D animals from different distances. Ellie does this at various clubs across the country and so far has competed and won 32 competition medals, with 28 of them being gold and 4 silver. Ellie competed in the NFAS UK 3D championship last year in Plymouth in the under 16’s category which she won and the under 16’s category this year in Nottingham where she also came first!

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riday 11th October 2019 saw our first ‘Star Student Event’ for this academic year; students attend a high tea event in the small atrium. The event was held in recognition of the student’s hard work and commitment to upholding the academy’s high standards in all aspects of learning throughout the half term. To qualify for the event, students needed to receive multiple 1’s on their report from staff, which reflects the excellent effort they have

PROUD E Thursdays

Lexie and Chance aim to win

demonstrated throughout all subjects. There was a lot of competition for this ‘Star Student Event’ as a large number of students had achieved nearly all E1’s on their STEP report which is absolutely fantastic. The students who were invited also took home a certificate and letter to show their parents. The students loved the event and a number of students have now attended every ‘Star Student Event’ which we have hosted. At the event we had 100 students invited from years 7 to 11.

very Thursday at lunchtime, Freebrough hosts ‘PROUD’ day. This is to celebrate students work and the effort they put in. The students bring work that they are PROUD of and speak to staff to explain why they are PROUD. On average, there are 115 students across all three lunch breaks attending, with our highest number being 123. The students receive a PROUD certificate and a little gift to show our appreciation for their hard work. We have had students bring work from all areas of our curriculum (DICE, English, Humanities, MFL, Maths, Science, PE and Creative Arts and Business) Every Thursday is ‘PROUD’ day and the students love to bring their work down and have their photos taken with the PROUD sash.



Freebrough Flyer Issue 27 December 2019

Freebrough Enrichment Why take part in enrichment activities?


fter school enrichment activities are a fantastic way to improve academic performance, develop new skills and meet new people. At Freebrough Academy, we provide great ways to develop your academic performance through progress clubs, catch up sessions, homework clubs and one-to-one support sessions. We also provide enrichment activities to allow you to gain new experiences and opportunities outside of the classroom including volunteering opportunities, sports and leadership activities, crafts and many more. These activities will help equip you with valuable skills that are needed for higher education and future employment.

How can I get involved?

There are various enrichment clubs that run every day after school, each week, from 2.30pm onwards. All clubs are free! Information can be found in the enrichment booklet as well

as on notices displayed around the academy. Some clubs will require you to sign up so you will need to see the member of staff running the club if you are interested in taking part in a specific activity. If the club does not require you to sign up, just turn up and enjoy what the club has to offer! Some clubs are ‘targeted’ at specific individuals or groups so please check this information with the leader of the club before you arrive. If a club is targeted at specific students, those students will be invited by the member of staff running the club.

What else do I need to know?

Whatever your needs or interests, there are lots of activities to get involved with. The table below contains information about clubs which are available to attend. If there is a club you would like to take part in that isn’t currently offered, please speak to Mr Hutchcraft.

Enrichment activities are Tuesday

Art/Photography, Lexia, Freebrough war games, Trampolining Badminton, Mandarin Chinese taster, Homework


Creative writing club, KS3 Football fixtures, School production Art\Lexia/reading, Homework, Duke of Edinburgh y9/y10


Netball, Reading club, Guitar Club, Environmental action team, History Society club, Hegarty Support club


Computer Science with Lego

Lego Education after school


his half team has seen a group of Year 9 computer scientists work with a lego educator during their enrichment session. Using Lego EV3 mindstorm robots they have worked as a team to build the robot in under 4 minutes then program it to follow certain movements. This included students taking part in their own version of ‘robot wars’. The enrichment session aims to develop the students core programming skills by programming for purpose - allowing them to take this solid understanding of the key programming concepts into their GCSE Computer Science course.

Freebrough Flyer Issue 27 December 2019


A word from our Principal I

would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as Principal of Freebrough Academy. It has been a pleasure meeting our students and their parents and the support from the local community has been tremendous. Our first half term has been great, it was lovely to welcome the students back safely from the summer break, they all looked incredibly smart. It has been a privilege to hear applauses rippling around the academy and to see, once again, over 100 students at PROUD Thursday showing staff their new exercise books and the PROUD work they have completed every week. Over the summer break, following feedback from students, our academy has been renovated; corridors, stairwells and atriums have been painted, student toilets have been updated and over 16 classrooms have new carpets. New signage is on display throughout the academy and we will endeavour to continue updating our academy over the coming academic year. As an academy, we are very proud of the enrichment offer we provide our students. Any student who takes part in enrichment is eligible for our free late bus service. We offer enrichment activities in art and photography, trampolining, badminton, homework club, creative writing, environmental action, historical society to name but a few.

Student Voice The importance of Student Voice -


t Freebrough Academy, we believe that all students have a voice and a right to be heard. Having an effective Student Voice team allows students to share their beliefs, concerns, thoughts and ideas with their peers, teachers and leaders. At Freebrough Academy, we have elected Student Voice Chairs who lead meetings each fortnight to discuss areas important to the student body. Meet the team: Millie –Satellite Chair of Hospitality Olivia – Satellite Chair of SMSC Georgia – Satellite Chair of Sport, Health and Well-Being Kenzie – Satellite Chair of Performing Arts Libby –Satellite Chair of Charity and Fundraising Ella – Satellite Chair of Teaching and Learning Student Voice Campaign WeekThree candidates have now been shortlisted to campaign and run for the role of Student Voice President. This process prepares students for future interviews when they leave the Academy as well as teaching students the importance of voting. During the week of the 25th November, students and staff in the academy will be voting to elect the first ever Student Voice President. The candidates will campaign during the week, delivering their campaign speech in assembly to the student body and canvassing student and staff support during break and lunch times. Voting will take place on Thursday where students will cast their votes using official polling booths from Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council and they will learn how to vote and understand the British voting and election process. The new Student Voice President will be announced on Friday 29th November

in an Inauguration Ceremony. The entire student body will attend the ceremony, along with special guests and dignitaries. Congratulations to the final three students who are running for Student Voice President:

In the next few weeks students will select their Student Voice President. The President will represent the students’ views and will coordinate the Teaching & Learning, SMSC, Charities and fundraising, Sports, Health and Wellbeing Hospitality and Performing arts satellite groups. On the 29th November we will hold our Inauguration Ceremony where we will announce the Student Voice President to the academy and representatives from the local community. This will be an exciting event! Many of our students are working towards achieving pledges. There are ten pledges in total and include; • Completing one task per week of Hegarty maths • Be actively involved in a community exercise or event • Help contribute to the sustainability of the academy When a student has achieved four pledges they receive their bronze badge, they can also get silver and gold badges and when they achieve them all, then they receive the prized platinum pledge award. I hope you enjoy the update, it outlines activities that take place throughout the half term and the excellent work that the students are involved in. If you would ever like to visit the academy, please contact us to arrange. All are welcome to visit and I look forward to meeting you.

Our Vision We constantly focus on standards as we understand outcomes are paramount. Our decision making is driven entirely by what is best for children. By doing this we enhance the life chances of the children and young people in our care.

The 10 values which underpin our vision: 1.







●● Ella

We believe that all young people,







We would always wish to act in such neighbouring school or community.


We care passionately about children








in all schools, not just our own

Our and

overcome barriers to learning are a


That all employees act with integrity and embrace the value that ‘we are the Trust’

10. We work regionally and nationally

Our approach to education recognises


that outcomes are paramount and also

improvement that influence the wider

allows children to gain experiences

school-led system

and values which prepare them fully for life in modern Britain. This includes

Key dates are as follows: Monday 25th November - Presidential assemblies and speeches delivered Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th November - Campaign Days Thursday 28th November- Polling day / Election Day Friday 29th November- Inauguration Day Good luck to all candidates!


a way that has a positive effect on a

key aspect of our work

●● Abbie


We believe that local schools are for all




We are not and will never be selective.

mechanisms to support the most

●● Libby


with them

will be successful in our Trust (please 3.


admissions protocol and work closely

irrespective of background or ability refer to Equality & Diversity Policy)



education and welfare of young people 2.






advice for future progression

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred






Primary News

Freebrough Flyer Issue 27 December 2019

Badger Hill Academy

Life in a NHS Laboratory Wow, what a unique experience!


Exciting times for the Eco Council

he Eco Council (Bradley, Finlay, Izzy, Isla, Spencer, Kian, Andrew and Caleb) have made an excellent start to putting their aims into practice; the enthusiasm around school is buzzing. Already, teams of litter pickers have collected an alarming amount of litter from around our school site. Developing our school garden was another area chosen by the Eco Council to develop, and once again we’ve had so many pupils volunteering during lunch times to help with this. They have been busy laying bark and mulching the ground to protect the soil over Winter, picking fruit for jam making, apples


s part of the STEM Partnership project, Year 5 were incredibly lucky to visit a real life working laboratory at North-Tees Hospital this week. They visited the four different departments: Cytology, Haematology, Histology and Microbiology and saw first-hand the valuable work that goes on within each department, talked to the knowledgeable scientists and even got to have a go at using some of the specialist equipment. It was especially interesting to see Mrs Davies, in her role as Senior-Biomedical Scientist in the

Cytology department. Once again, we owe a big thank you to Mrs Davies for making this visit possible - she gives up her day off to come and work with Year 5 every week on a completely voluntary basis. We really cannot thank her enough! As we were leaving, Emily turned to Mrs Davies and said: “This has been the best school trip ever!” “It was really interesting finding out how blood is tested when it is sent to the hospital and looking at the red and white blood cells,.” said Ben.

Our Pupil School Leadership Team


ongratulations to all the year 6 pupils who shared their speeches, explaining

why they should be chosen as Head Boy or Head Girl, in Monday’s assembly; the quality of what they had written and their confidence was outstanding - watch out Parliament! We are so excited to share the results after running a ballot with pupils and staff: Head Girl: Nieve; Head Boy: Will; Head of Sports and Outdoor Provision: Henry; Head of School Community: Bradley; Leaders of Reading: Zara and Summer. This pupil leadership team have so many fantastic ideas how they would like to develop our school further in their key areas. We are looking forward to see them putting their ideas into action...

and pears for chutney and they’ve even collected some of the produce for our Harvest Festival. Out in the community: The Eco Council enjoyed a super morning planting crocus bulbs around Brotton, to commemorate Polio Day. In the past, when children were vaccinated for Polio their finger was dipped into purple ink. To raise awareness of Polio, all the crocus bulbs planted are purple. Thank you to The Rotary Club, who kindly donated the 2,000 crocus bulbs and to Brotton Improvement Group, who organised this event. Please look out in early Spring for these beautiful purple crocuses. We can’t wait to hear what they are planning next …

The Greatest Showman Lantern

n Monday, Year 5 constructed some marvellous lanterns for Skinningrove Bonfire, which his year is all about the Greatest Showman. Year 5 made the lanterns which look like the top of a circus tent. They did a BRILLIANT job making the lanterns and soon got along with each other beautifully and worked as a team. The person who did this with year 5 was called Bub, who is an amazing artist with an absolute magnificent imagination and talent. Year 5 is really lucky to do this with Bub. There were four stages of making the lanterns. Stage 1 was making the hoops, stage 2 was putting all the hoops together into the right shape, stage 3 was covering the inside of the lantern with expensive tissue paper and stage 4 was covering the outside of the lantern with the expensive tissue paper. If you go to Skinningrove Bonfire, please look out for our amazing lanterns. By Finlay and Lily (Y5)

Adventurous Writing


ear 3 have been really impressing their teachers, creating exciting openers for their adventure stories:

One dark, snowy night, a mountain climber started his journey. Guided by the moon, he travelled slowly across the edge of the snowy mountain. CRASH! A humongous icicle hit him hard on the leg. An avalanche. By Mia Excitedly, the man wandered through the rocky mountains. High above there was a terrifying, hideous growl and it got closer. Suddenly the clouds got dark then he moved faster than ever. For a minute he thought he was seeing things. BANG! He stood shaking. His heart started to pound. Above the mountains, he saw two red eyes looking at him. By Oliver

Science education grant for Badger Hill Academy


adger Hill Academy in Brotton, East Cleveland, is one of only three primary schools in the North East currently celebrating the award of a Partnership Grant from the Royal Society to deliver an all-school STEM project for the 2019/20 academic year. Alongside the £3000 grant, the school is delighted to have secured mentoring support from a parent who is employed the North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust. Senior Biomedical Scientist, Andrea Davies will be attending Badger Hill on a weekly basis, throughout the academic year to help deliver

North east primary school receives grant to support science education the learning alongside pupils and teachers. Centered around the theme of healthy eating, pupils will learn about the science of the cell in relation to their own bodies and the food that they eat through scientific investigations and experiments. Children will get the opportunity to visit an NHS laboratory and a local food production facility, ●● Senior Biomedical scientist Andrea providing them with real, first-hand Davies (centre) with year 5 and 6 STEM educational insights into different ambassadors from Badger Hill Academy scientists at work. school science fair. Other planned initiatives include The school’s STEM ambassadors visits from a dietician and senior food scientist, a pupil designed programme will see pupils from healthy eating recipe book, and a Badger Hill going out to other local

schools and the community to showcase the project and share their learning. “We are absolutely delighted to have secured this funding. As a school we are working incredibly hard to raise the profile of science and further inspire our pupils to follow STEM into further and higher education and the world of work” said Sara McCallum, Executive Headteacher. “This project will give our pupils a unique opportunity to learn from scientists, who will be translating their knowledge and activities from their own place of work to the school classroom. It will help to

raise aspirations, build knowledge and understanding and overall experiences not usually possible within the primary curriculum. As a school, we are always seeking opportunities to develop independent and inquisitive scientists and its projects like this will inspire and seed the next generation of scientists,” continued Sara McCallum. Badger Hill Academy in Brotton, East Cleveland has 232 students. The school was awarded a ‘good’ rating in its most recent Ofsted inspection and in September 2019 will become part of the Northern Education Trust.

Primary News

Freebrough Flyer Issue 27 December 2019

100% Attendance Trip


s a celebration of the outstanding achievement of 100% attendance last year, ten of our pupils had a special treat when they visited the Fun Shack

Whitecliffe Academy

and Pizza Hut. The children raced around the massive soft play area and had a great time! At Pizza Hut, they were treated to unlimited salad, pizza, drinks and ice-cream! The children’s behaviour was perfect and it was a great pleasure to take them out for the day! Well done to Hannah, Peyton, Rosie, Savannah, Finley, Leo, Ben, Macauley, Mark and Ryan. In addition to the trip, we had a special prize draw for a brand new bike and Finley won! He chose his new bike and helmet and these were presented to him during our celebration assembly.

Whitecliffe achieve Platinum School Games Mark for the third year in a row!


very year, Whitecliffe Academy applies for the National School Games Mark. The awards were implemented to recognise the commitment shown by schools across the country that provide opportunities for pupils to participate in a range of sports and physical activities, provide a pupil voice regarding sport and provide a route into competitive sport.


We are so proud to achieve the Platinum award for the third year in a row! Thank you to all the pupils and staff for their dedication and hard work and special thanks to all our parents who allow their children to take part. Without our pupils, parents and staff working so well together, Whitecliffe wouldn’t be so amazing.

EYFS trip to Saltburn Fire Station

hildren from EYFS visited Saltburn fire Station to learn all about the Fire Brigade and how they help us. Behaviour was absolutely amazing and the children had an amazing time. Thank you to all the parents that supported during the trip and a special thanks to the Fire Brigade for giving up some of their valuable time to help our children with their learning.

Class 3 visit Danby Moors Visitors Centre


s part of their Stone Age topic, Class 3 visited Danby Moors Centre. The children took part in a range of Stone Age activities, including building dens and fires. They also researched the different types of leaves and how they were used during the Stone Age. Behaviour was exceptional and we’re so pleased that the children had an amazing day.


Tag Rugby

e entered two teams into the Loftus-Brotton Cluster Tag Rugby competition at Lingdale Primary School. Both teams performed really well and showed some fantastic tag skills! Well done to Lexi and Beth for representing the school so well at a tag rugby competition


on Thursday at Handale Primary School. Sadly, we did not have enough girls to make a full team therefore Beth and Lexi joined one of the teams from Badger Hill. They played wonderfully well, showing great sportsmanship. They also made a few more friends!

Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Afternoon

ast half term, we held a special coffee afternoon to support Macmillan Cancer Support. We dedicated our coffee afternoon to one of our parents who sadly lost his battle with cancer during the summer holidays. Peter Cullen was a loving father of Lexi and loving grandfather of Ethan, as well


as his other children and grandchildren. Peter always showed fantastic support to our school and attended all of our community events. He was such a gentleman, and a valued member of our school community. Thanks to everyone for their support. We raised an amazing £393 for Macmillan Cancer Support.


Harvest Festival assembly

e held a special Harvest festival assembly with our parents and Father Adam. The children presented their Harvest-linked learning incredibly well and special thanks to Father Adam for attending and closing the celebration. We were overwhelmed at the huge amount of food collected for the Food Bank. We received a massive 349 tins and packets! The generosity shown by our community has been amazing and we would like to thank everyone for supporting


the charity and school. Volunteers were also overwhelmed with the generosity shown by our community when we took our large food donation to the Footprints Foodbank Collection Centre. Beth and Zack represented the school wonderfully well in their role as head boy and head girl and were given a tour of the Footprints collection centre. Well done and thanks to everyone in our school community and to the volunteers at the Foodbanks who make such a difference.

Ryley unbeaten this year as he wins the Tees Valley Cross Country Championships!

his year, Ryley represented Whitecliffe Academy and won the Loftus and Brotton Primary School Cluster Cross Country Championships, held at St Peter’s Church of England Primary School in Brotton. He then represented the Loftus and Brotton Cluster at the Cleveland School Sports Partnership Cross Country Championships, held again at St Peter’s, at which he was victorious again. He was then selected to represent the Cleveland School Sports Partnership at the Tees Valley Cross Country Championships

at Stewarts Park, Middlesbrough. He negotiated an extremely muddy course around Stewarts Park and competed against the best Y3 and Y4

runners from Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Stockton, Darlington and Redcar and Cleveland. Yet again, Ryley came home in first place! This was the final round of the cross country and we are so proud of Ryley for working so hard and representing the school brilliantly. He showed exceptional sportsmanship and behaviour throughout the competitions and has the perfect record of three races with three wins. Well done Ryley, remember where this all started when you’re in an Olympic final when you’re older!

Class 3 make lanterns for the Skinningrove Bonfire


hildren from Class 3 spent a morning making lanterns for the Skinningrove Bonfire. Children worked together incredibly well to make the frames and then completed the lanterns by covering the frames with tissue paper. The lanterns were displayed along the sea-front at Skinningrove during Bonfire Night.

KTS Academy


KTS achieved Gold Status!

tudents and staff at KTS Academy have been celebrating receiving the Unicef Gold Rights Respecting School Award in recognition of its whole school commitment to children’s rights; this follows a visit by two Unicef assessors in June 2019 who observed that: ‘It was evident that children’s rights are embedded across the school and underpin every facet of school life. They observed ‘A strong and powerful ethos underpinned and driven by children’s rights which empowers children and young people’. Pupils are ‘confident and articulate’ and ‘are able to talk about rights and connect their understanding to their own lives and the lives of other children around the world.’ A ‘Right of the Week is displayed throughout the school, including on the Head-teacher’s office door. This forms the theme for weekly assemblies and is then discussed in all classes. Rights are chosen based on important dates throughout the year and current affairs making the work reactive and relevant to pupils’ lives.’ KTS is currently the only school in Redcar and Cleveland to have achieved the Gold Award.


Primary News Freebrough Flyer Issue 27 December 2019 St Peter’s Church of England Primary St. Peter’s Gardening Club

Archbishop of York Youth Trust


iss Hunt’s class have now completed their Archbishop of York Youth Trust Award. In order to gain their certificates, the children were required to focus on several values including kindness, teamwork and leadership. This allowed the children to plan and carry out tasks which would put their skills to the test. Some children secreted kind and supportive

messages in to the trays of their peers, while others shared a new skill with a group of younger children. Whilst completing the teamwork section of the award, the class chose to sell bags of cereal during break times, raising a total of over £50 to put towards new books for the outside reading gazebo. Upon successful completion of all tasks, the children were presented with an official certificate.

Tag Rugby success for St. Peter’s Boys and Girls


ur vegetables and fruit have excelled in this year’s very wet weather. The children got wages of raspberries, green beans, peas, tomatoes, rhubarb and early potatoes, delivered to their homes (we did not want them to miss out on the fruits of their labours) during the holidays. Since we have come back after the holidays we have been busy weeding. The weeds seem to enjoy the wet weather growing everywhere! Our new wheelbarrow that we purchased with funds donated by Marton Allotment club has been put to excellent use removing potato tops, spent beans and peas, making work a lot easier, back and forth to the compost heap and the bins. We have two new members, Mollie and Daniel,

joining our hard working team of Joseph, Freddie, Mia, Isabelle, Jessica, Amelia and Gabriella. They are a happy bunch of gardeners, laughing and chattering as they learn and work alongside us. We have harvested all the potatoes, apples, onions, courgettes, sweetcorn, tomatoes and green beans. We have picked the squashes and pumpkins for our Harvest produce celebrations and sale. All that we are nurturing at the moment are grapes, Harlequin carrots and sprouts for Christmas. We have leeks growing over Winter to eat next year. Time will now be spent potting up our geraniums and replacing them with a winter/spring display of wallflowers in the boats. The polytunnel is also due a spring clean!!

Boys and Girls Football Teams


ollowing qualification from the Cleveland Sports Partnership both the boys and girls teams travelled to Middlesbrough Sports Village to compete against the winners from Middlesbrough, Stockton, Redcar, Hartlepool and Darlington Primary Schools in the Tees Valley Festival. The girls played magnificently well winning the plate therefore finishing 5thoverall and the boys were just pipped in the final after extra time getting beat by one try therefore were runners up from over 200 schools, an amazing achievement. All the children were proud to win a medal and were

congratulated along with their coach Mr Ahmed. And in the Sports Partnership both the boys and girls teams travelled to Middlesbrough Sports Village to compete against the winners from Middlesbrough, Stockton, Redcar, Hartlepool and Darlington Primary Schools in the Tees Valley Festival. The girls played magnificently well winning the plate therefore finishing 5thoverall and the boys were just pipped in the final after extra time getting beat by one try therefore were runners up from over 200 schools, an amazing achievement. All the children were proud to win a medal and were congratulated along with their coach Mr Ahmed.


e were delighted with the efforts of both our boys and girls football teams recently. The boys competed in the Derek Butcher Memorial Trophy at Westgarth Primary School in Marske and the girls played in the East Cleveland Cup at St. Peter’s. The children were great representatives for our school and were cheered on by our supportive parents.

Romanian Shoe Box Appeal

The Arts



t was great to welcome back Roy Wheeler from the Children in Distress Charity. He spoke to the children about the Christmas shoe box appeal for the children of Romania with the support of the school council. He also

showed us the routes he has taken over the last 30 years before Christmas to deliver the boxes, an incredible feat. We are hoping to make up as many shoe boxes as possible before they are collected by Roy on Wednesday 13th November.

t St. Peter’s we are always trying to give the children as wide a variety of experiences as possible. Every Tuesday afternoon the Year 5 children are all taught to play the Violin giving them the skill of reading and playing music. On a Tuesday after school our Art Club enjoy a range of activities which recently included creating their very own canvases.

Freebrough Flyer Issue 27 December 2019 Primary News Lingdale Primary Skelton Primary


Years 1 & 2 get a special visit!

o launch our new topic, we had some very special visitors lined up to come and see us at school today; can you guess what our new topic is? The children were able to ask the firefighters questions; we spoke about how to stay safe and what to do in the event of a fire. Following on from this, we braved the wind and rain and headed outside to see the big red fire truck. WOW! It was huge! The children were well and truly amazed.

Miss Parvin tried on a firefighter’s outfit and handed out the radios to the children. The children took over the radios and held a role play of what they would do and say in the event of a fire. We were also able to sit inside the fire engine and the grand finale was to take control of the fire hoses. I think a few children were aiming at the teachers! We had so much fun and we can’t wait to get our teeth into our new topic…The Great Fire of London!


he 2019-2020 school year at Skelton Primary has got off to a fantastic start! The teachers and children are fully committed to our new ‘Big Ideas’ approach to learning and


there has been some fabulous creative learning taking place across all Key Stages. We have enjoyed exploring topics including Ourselves, The Space Landings, Guy Fawkes and Remembrance.

Sports Day September 2019

Macmillan Coffee Morning


chool held their annual coffee morning in aid of Macmillan. The staff organised a tea cup competition, auction, raffle and a chance for the community to come together for a cuppa, slice of cake and a chat. All the staff were overwhelmed with the fantastic support we received from our families and we raised an amazing £330 for Macmillan. Huge thanks to our Chair of Governors who did a fantastic job with the auction. The winners of the tea cup competition were Chloe J and Thomas T. They will be invited to have afternoon tea with Mrs Stephenson and a family member of their choice. Congratulations and thank you to everyone who participated. The cups looked wonderful!

Year Three & Four erupt into life


new school year is always an exciting yet daunting time for children; however, the Year Three and Fours at Lingdale have started


Outdoor Adventure Challenge Day!

ur Year 2 children were taken on an outdoor sports adventure trip and what a fantastic experience it was! Pupils from Lingdale Primary were invited along to Brotton to meet children from other schools in our local area. From finding clues


the year on fire. Embracing the topic of Romans, they have been investigating Pompeii and the terrible eruption that buried the city. They have taken on the role of someone from the city and have been writing diary entries as if they were there. They have developed their understanding of the geography and have begun to create 3D topographic maps of the area around Mount Vesuvius. Not only that, they have also started learning to play recorders and some of the children ran valiantly in the recent cross country trials. Their passion for learning has continued to grow and their thirst for knowledge never wanes.

ears Five and Six have done themselves proud in what has been a whirlwind start to the new school year. They have embraced their topic of how WW1 affected the local area and who the real heroes were. Our new novel, Evie’s War has taken us on a rollercoaster of emotions – the children have gained an insight into a local family and how the war took its toll on them. Visiting Whitby helped bring the book to life, and as well as being immersed in the history of the town, we were privileged to visit the operational lifeboat station. We were humbled to hear about the amazing work the crew do.

in a sawdust trail, to manoeuvring through the woods whilst blindfolded, our day was certainly full of fun and action! A huge thanks to the students from Freebrough Academy for supporting Mrs Bell to set up the activities throughout the day.


t has been an extremely busy term PEs wise with Mrs Bell ensuring that we entered as many tournaments as possible. We know how important it is to keep healthy bodies as well as healthy minds. The children have also started to play the recorder and are learning that “gentleness” is the key to success! Winning a STEM competition at Sunderland Beacon of Light was another highlight of October for us- “Everyone can be a Scientist!”


he sun was shining down on Skelton Primary for our annual sports day. The pupils were raring to go participating in a wide variety of


activities including the space hopper race, standing jump, cargo net crawl and many more. It was great to see so many parents supporting the event and cheering the pupils on.

UFO Mystery

ear 1 have been learning about Neil Armstrong and the first space landing. The children were amazed one Monday morning when they arrived at school to see that an alien space craft had crash landed in the playground! They became detectives for the day to search for

clues to where the space craft came from and who was on it when it crashed. The staff in year one were thrilled at how engrossed in their learning the children became and the excitement it brought to all the children and families that saw it. Fingers crossed that whoever was on board got home safely!!!!


Freebrough Flyer Issue 27 December 2019

Battlefields trip I

n the final week before the summer students and staff of Freebrough Academy embarked upon a journey to the European Battlefields of the First World War. The tour was part of the centenary commemorations marking the end of the Great War in 1918, and aimed to bring to life the experiences and tales of individuals who served their country. It was also an opportunity to reflect upon the involvement of our local communities and what role our ancestors may have played throughout the war. After a long first day of travel, the first port of call was London, which gave the brief opportunity to examine key historical and geographical features of the city. An eco-sustainability exploration and later tour of the Natural History Museum were valuable educational experiences, but nevertheless we curiously awaited primary purpose of our tour and were eager to get to Europe the following day. Following an early start we soon arrived in Europe and headed for Lijssenthoek Cemetery, near Ypres in Belgium. Here students soon became very aware of the scale of the conflict where close to 11,000 named and unnamed soldiers are buried. Row after row of beautifully preserved head stones started to tell the tales of the individuals who had made the ultimate sacrifice. The most poignant part of this seemed to be the connection that students had to the people whose graves they walked amongst. As we read through the names and the brief synopsis of their stories, it started to become abundantly real. As historians we are often fascinated with such events, yet too often it is the individuals involved and their unique story that is cast into the shadows. Lijssenthoek, it would be fair to say began to bridge that gap, and acted as a catalyst for us all, staff and students, to look much deeper into the roles of our families and communities into the events of the First World War. The journey continued on to Essex Farm Cemetery, Langemark and Tyne Cot, where pupils laid their messages of thanks and remembrance by the gravesides of soldiers from all parts of the British Commonwealth. Sadly, many graves were reminders of the recruitment crisis Britain was enduring, as the fields were laden with the names of young boys below the age of legal enlistment; one boy as young as fourteen. A rather unique experience followed later that day in the picturesque town of Poperigne. Despite its enchanting medieval beauty, uncharacteristically left intact during the war, it bore witness to one of the most shameful aspects of our military past. The Poperigne death cells were the place of execution for soldiers who were branded as ‘cowards’, who in reality were psychologically traumatised by their experiences and could no longer face the horrors of the frontline. Students were able to ask questions about the difficulties faced by those who had deserted their regiments and the dreadful situation that ultimately led to their undeserved executions. The day had certainly been emotionally challenging but highly rewarding in terms of its educational value and understanding of some of the broader issues synonymous with war. The penultimate day centred around four sites. Firstly, a visit to Sheffield Memorial Park where the story of the PALS Battalions was unearthed, and then on to Newfoundland Memorial, which

gave us a broader understanding of the efforts made by our commonwealth allies. This allowed for further questioning of the broader war effort of the many commonwealth nations from around the globe. From there a short journey to Thiepval Memorial where over 72,000 British and South African troops lay in rest. It was here where Oliver, a year eight pupil came to pay his personal tributes. James Edward Hart, 13th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry, died at the Battle of the Somme in September 1916; his body was never discovered. Mr Hart was Oliver’s great grandfather, who lived in Skinningrove and is just one of the individuals from our community that paid the ultimate sacrifice. Having been inspired by Oliver’s story, several pupils began to find the names of their relatives that had served and died for their country. A truly emotional experience that none of us shall forget, nor think of lightly. That night brought all of us together to pay our final respects at the Menin Gate. Three pupils, Amy, Adam and Oliver took part in the formal ceremony that has taken place since 1928. Each pupil had their own important reason for doing so, and credited themselves and the academy as they laid down wreaths of remembrance. Soon after, all pupils were eager to pay their respects and acts of remembrance, some of whom found the names of family members etched onto the memorial as a permanent reminder of their sacrifice. This culminated in a brief gathering upon the top of the Menin Gate where staff thanked students for showing their humility, respectfulness and maturity throughout the tour, echoed by praise from visitors of the Menin Gate that summer evening. Whilst one final day was yet to come, the formality of proceedings regarding the acts of remembrance had all but

come to an end. The final day marked an enjoyable visit to the Passchendaele Memorial Museum, teeming of genuine First World War artefacts, recreated trenches and an arsenal of weaponry. An intriguing visit if ever there was one, before a short stop at Langemark Cemetery, containing over 44,000 German Soldiers who fought in the Battle of Ypres. Unlike commonwealth war graves, Langemark Cemetery has few individual grave stones, but instead hosts a wealth of mass graves, one of which is believed to contain close to 25,000 Germans who fought and died serving

their nation. It gives us an important reminder that the First World War did not discriminate between right and wrong. In the end there was only suffering, loss and grief on all sides of the conflict. Finally, we visited Tyne Cot Cemetery; the largest commonwealth war cemetery in the world. Almost 12,000 troops are buried here, with well over 8,000 unnamed soldiers; a harrowing reminder of the brutality and horror of attritional trench warfare. This trip was our chance to pay our respects and learn so much more about the lives of individuals, family members and the role of

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Grace and the female football factory

our local community in the First World War. Upon reflection, there has seldom been a time where I have been so immensely proud of our amazing students at the academy for their application and engagement in the whole process. The future of remembrance and the messages learned from history are in the hands of our young generation. The veterans of the First World War have all since passed, and with that, memories of its significance may slowly confine themselves to the history books. Yet the students of Freebrough Academy know the importance of remembrance and will no doubt keep it close to their lives as they grow into the wider world.

Here is what some students had to say about their experiences: Samuel, Year 8 “The trip showed me the true scale and destruction of war and the massive impact it has on people. Seeing the actual memorials to the brave soldiers who sacrificed themselves for their nations proved to me how important remembrance of those brilliant people who died for their country really is.” Charlotte, Year 9 “On the trip I learned a lot; about myself, other people and surroundings. The main

reason I wanted to go was purely because of my love of history as a whole. I wanted to learn more and get a better understanding of what happened. However, it became a lot more than that. I learned about family of mine that served in the war and came to terms with how devastating and emotional conflict actually is. The trip was overwhelming, interesting and educational. I am glad I decided to go. “ Olivia, Year 9 “Last year my history teacher introduced to us information about a battlefields trip. When I heard about it, it automatically appealed to me because not only do I enjoy history, especially the first and second world wars, but also it would be excellent for my personal knowledge and understanding of the wider impact. The trip itself was amazing and went beyond my expectations. I can’t say it was a very happy trip, but I very much enjoyed it and learned a lot about myself, others and the reality of war and how as a world we should prevent it at all costs. Some of the sites we visited were not only emotionally challenging, but they opened my eyes to the consequences of the conflict. Above all, however, it is a great experience and I very much recommend this to any historian.”


race started out playing girls football whilst in year 6 at the age of 9 when Skelton Utd started coaching girls through female football factory and they went into Badger hill to see if any girls fancied trying it. She absolutely loved it and the first Skelton Utd under 10’s girls’ team was started in Sept 2015. Grace continued to train with both Skelton Utd and with Female football factory as her passion for football was obvious to see. Spending two seasons at Skelton, the team started off slow the first year but then went onto win the league in the second, she decided she wanted to try something new and in the summer of 2017 she left Skelton and joined Nunthorpe Girls Under 12’s. Here, she started to develop and improve under different coaching and leadership at the club and her team went on to finish third in the league, winning the Corus Cup and Flamingoland Tournament in the first year. In her last year at Nunthorpe they moved to the toughest league in the area, the RYFL and there

they went on to finish second to Boro Rangers and win a league cup. This summer she decided to move to her biggest rivals Boro Rangers and she has started the season strongly establishing herself in, what was already a strong team. She has always had a strong desire to play football and has had one to one coaching from the old Middlesbrough Ladies Manager , as well as been currently involved with MFC foundation and extra training with Mark Proctor academy ( Ex MFC player) All of this commitment and dedication has led her to where she is today and give her the opportunity to become a member of the Under 15’s Girls Redcar and Cleveland district team. Having had two trials for the Under 15’s (she plays under 14’s) , she managed to be picked with only another five girls at her age, as the other 13 girls were the year above. Grace is hoping to start refereeing when she turns 14 in February and hopes to continue improving as she gets older

Freebrough Flyer Issue 27 December 2019

100 Star Students October 2019 Year 9

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Ryan Archie Henry Mitchel Beth Kia Sophie Luke Tyler Charlie Daniel Faith Adam Kacey-Marie Josh Katie Charlotte Jack Caitlin Paris Finn Macie

Congratulations to all our STAR students

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