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Local Young People making a BIG difference to lives of Marske Hall residents


egular readers of Coastal View may recall details of an inspirational project In the summer of 2019 when 195 local young people, who were Imagine You Can students took on the mammoth task attempting to raise enough money to build a Sensory Room and install

Sensory equipment for the disabled residents at Marske Hall. Over the course of the summer the students all visited the beautiful home and spent time getting to know the residents, joining in activities and running events for their enjoyment. The residents really enjoyed spending time with these youngsters,

who injected fun and a lively atmosphere to the activity room. Beautiful friendships were formed, and this has resulted in some of the young people signing up to become volunteers at the home. A very ambitious target of £10,000 was set and the youngsters organised and carried out many different

fundraising activities to achieve their target, including Sponsored Events, Race Nights, Sea Dips, Raffles along with sponsorship from local businesses. Ruth Hebden - Volunteer Coordinator at Marske Hall said: “I was greatly impressed by the enthusiasm, determination and drive that the young

people had to ensure that their project was a success.“ Not only was the project a success but those brilliant students smashed their initial target and raised £12,540 enabling the dream to build a Sensory Room complete with equipment Continued on page 6 ►►►

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Welcome to Coastal View & Moor News Issue 125


o here we are nearing the end of 2021 and what a strange year it’s been! We’ve had lockdowns, then easing of restrictions to hopefully get us all back to some kind of ‘normality’ whatever this now means. Our conversations consist of discussions about vaccines, boosters, variants, daily covid figures, can we go on holiday, what the weather forecast is (we’ve got lots of snow at the moment) and currently what we’re doing for Christmas. As we write this, Christmas is just over three weeks away so we hopefully we can all look forward to a little festive cheer, good programmes on the TV and above everything else peace and goodwill to all. Some people have been really good to us this year and we are proud to call them friends. They all know who they are so there is no need to name them individually but we thank them all for their kindness, generosity and friendship. We would also like to extend our thanks to everyone who has supported Coastal View this year. We thank the advertisers who cover all the costs of the newspaper, the distributors who work in all weathers making sure you get the paper

and the contributors who send us their articles. We live in a great area where community is so important and this is reflected in the wonderful stories sent to us each issue. We would like to remind you that on the whole the paper is written by you and we can only include articles we get so please carry on telling us all your great news and views in the future. Last but by no means least we thank you our readers, because without you there would be no point. But now, more than ever we need your help. In fact the very future of this paper depends on it! We have recently been informed that the cost of paper has increased by 25% with immediate effect meaning we have to find an extra £4000+ each year in order to break even and that’s without us making any money. This will mean we have no choice but to increase advertising prices to help cover these costs, but realistically we can’t increase them by 25% so we must find other ways to raise the money. Because we always said the advertising rates should be affordable for all businesses we would

always make sure they were fair and economical. We haven’t increased these prices since February 2018 so hopefully many of our advertisers will understand and realise we have always tried to do right by them. So, where do you come in? If you have a business maybe you could support us by taking an advertisement? If you have the means and the contacts maybe you could help by having a raffle or the like to help? When we put this to one of our current advertisers they kindly offered to help by running a fundraising night in aid of Coastal View. This is a most generous offer and we couldn’t say no. So we gratefully thank Andy Oliver from Holey Molies for offering to do this for us. Watch this space for more details. Can you help? We wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a Healthy New Year. Stay safe. Be kind to others and we hope you enjoy reading this issue.


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Councillor Steve Kay is new Deputy Leader of Redcar & Cleveland Council


Building works continue at the Mining Museum

Scout Post is back!

fter taking a year off, Scout Post is back this year, running from 29th November to 18th December. However, we have had to reduce the areas we can deliver to as only 1st Loftus and 1st Marske & New Marske Scout Groups can take part. So this year we are delivering to the following towns and villages ONLY: Loftus, Carlin How, Easington, Liverton and Liverton Mines, Skinningrove, Marske and New Marske. Please note, we cannot deliver to any other areas. Apologies, but we cannot deliver to Brotton, Guisborough, Saltburn or Skelton this year. The price is still just 25p per card. As always we will be running on an honesty box basis, so please put your card and money in the post box. You can find post

edcar& Cleveland Borough Council’s longest-serving councillor of 42 consecutive years, Steve Kay, has been appointed to the position of Deputy Leader. Councillor Kay, who represents the Lockwood ward and is Cabinet Member for Health, Housing and Welfare, takes on the role with immediate effect. Originally serving Langbaurgh Borough Council, with a period as Mayor from 1984-85, Cllr Kay was Chairman of the Health Committee before Langbaurgh became the unitary authority of Redcar & Cleveland. He now joins fellow

Independent Cllr Mary Lanigan as her Deputy in the fourth administration in which he has served. “I’m very grateful to the people of Lockwood ward for returning me 11 times consecutively,” he said. “I’ve always tried my utmost to represent them as best I can. “I’ve worked as a councillor for 42 years now and, in my new role as Deputy Leader, my chief priority will be to support the Leader in her endeavours, and to get the very best for our borough and its residents.” Cllr Mary Lanigan, Leader of Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, said: "Steve has had a long and successful career in local government and he brings experience, skill and commitment to the Deputy Leader role, supporting me to deliver a better future for everyone who lives in Redcar and Cleveland.”



t has been a long time coming but finally the building works at the mining museum is starting to take shape. Work on the construction of the exciting extension with its walk round museum, classrooms and artefact storage is progressing at an increased pace. Following the earlier demolition of some unstable walls, the concrete base of the new building was poured in November and the erection of the steel framework will take place

during December. This means by Christmas anyone looking down on the site from Deepdale path will get a good idea of the size and shape of the new museum. “We are all very excited at how the building is growing and can’t wait to see the framework up” said Ken Hunter-Smith, Project Coordinator for the Museum. “Early next year the brick skin will go on and it will really start to take shape”. Building work is on line for the new museum to open in September 2022.


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Christmas at Holey Molies

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‘Transformative’ Teesside Freeport throws open doors to business


eesside Freeport – the UK’s first and largest freeport – has tbegun operations, unleashing its “transformative potential” on the region. Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen officially launched the Teesside Freeport just a few weeks ago, and it is now ready to welcome businesses from across the globe as it positions the region as a leader in clean energy, advanced manufacturing and innovation. Situated at locations right across the Tees Valley, including Teesside Airport and Wilton International and with its heart at Teesworks, the freeport will help businesses benefit from a wide package of tax reliefs, simplified customs procedures, streamlined planning processes to boost redevelopment and government support to promote regeneration and innovation. The Teesside Freeport will create more than 18,000 new highly skilled jobs and generate billions of pounds for the local economy over five years, with work well under way on the first scheme at Teesworks. GE Renewable Energy is set to build a new mammoth offshore wind turbine blade manufacturing facility on the site which will supply Dogger Bank, the world’s biggest wind farm. The scheme is expected to deliver up to 750 manufacturing jobs and a further 1,500 in the supply chain. This facility will sit next to the in-development 1.2km heavy lift South Bank Quay to service the offshore sector, which recently secured £107million from the UK Infrastructure Bank as it made its first investment in the region. It forms part of the wider 4.5msq ft of advanced manufacturing and industrial space set to be built on 450acres of land next to the wharf as the area aims to become UK’s premier offshore wind hub. Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “The day has finally come – after years of campaigning and shouting about the transformative potential of a freeport for Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool, we’re at last open for business. This has put us well ahead of the game in being able to attract investment and capitalise on everything we have to offer. “We’re throwing our doors open to the world, showing businesses that we’re a truly outwardlooking, international region ready to welcome the cutting-edge sectors of the future. In turn, this will create good-quality, well-paid jobs for local people right across the region, boosting our economy and ultimately putting more money in their pockets. “We’re already reaping its benefits with investors coming on-site now, with GE

Renewable Energy choosing our area because of our freeport status. As we lead the UK in the cleaner, safer and healthier industries and jobs of tomorrow, the sky’s the limit as to what the Teesside Freeport can achieve.” The Teesworks Freeport will also have access to a share of £200 million of government funding to support the region’s levelling up ambitions and to become the UK’s clean energy powerhouse. Jacob Young, Conservative MP for Redcar and Freeport Board Member, said: "There's been a lot of talk in recent days claiming that this Government is somehow short changing places like Teessside the North East. "This despite absolutely unprecedented funding and support for our region, the likes of which we haven't seen for a generation. "Perhaps the difference is that this Government is all about investing in economic growth, in high-quality jobs for local people and in cleaner, healthier and safer industries. "And today who can doubt the scale of the ambition for Teesside? “Since my first speech in Parliament, I said I would fight to get a freeport at Teesport. Together my Conservative colleagues said we would transform the local economy and create the jobs of the future. "And now, with the official launch of the UK’s largest freeport, we are unlocking those jobs and doing exactly what we said we would. "We have kept our promises to Teesside and that's what we will continue to do." Simon Clarke, Conservative MP for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland, said: "Since day one, this Government has been clear about what levelling up means. It’s about creating jobs and opportunity and restoring pride in place. "And as we officially open the UK's largest freeport, we're already seeing the monumental change that this Government's policies are making to Teesside "This opportunity brings high-quality, welljobs to our region with huge investors such as GE Renewables choosing Teesside for their new manufacturing operations. "This is about rebalancing the economy to give communities which have felt ignored and let down a greater share of investment and greater control over how these investments are made. “And, as I've said before, my priority for the future is clear - delivering jobs, growth and investment for the area I was brought up in.” Minister for Levelling Up Neil O’Brien MP said: “I am delighted to see the Teesside Freeport spring into operation, putting the region at the

● Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen launching the Teesside Freeport forefront of UK’s drive to net zero. “Freeports will help to generate prosperity and spread opportunity by driving trade and innovation and delivering a world class workforce for the future. “We’re seeing evidence of this in Teesside already with GE Renewable Energy planning to bring their new blade manufacturing plant to the site, which they estimate will create thousands of new jobs.” Leader of Redcar and Cleveland Borough

Council Mary Lanigan said: “It’s great news that the Teesside Freeport has crossed the finish line and will now become a catalyst for worldrenowned companies to invest in our region, bringing even more innovation and expertise to the area. “Vitally, the freeport will also help create the secure and well-paid jobs that people in Redcar & Cleveland, and the wider region, deserve, improving their quality of life and giving a real boost to our communities.”

In The News: How Home Visit Eye Tests Can Save Broken Bones!! More than 50% of falls and accidents resulting in a trip to casualty are caused by poor vision with people aged over 60. If you enjoy your independence the last thing you want to do is to end up in hospital. Having good vision and eye health is vital for day to day life but so many people neglect having their eyes tested. If you are housebound a trip to the Optician can take up time and effort. You have to go for the eye test, then go back again for the glasses and then go back for any adjustments. Well, now you don’t have to. My name is John Prouse, I’m a local Optician at Loftus & Skelton Optical and I have been doing home visit eye tests for over 10 years. Thanks to the latest equipment you can have the same eye health and vision checks in the comfort of your own home. There’s no rushing, you can have as much time as you need for the eye test and to ask any questions about your eyes. If you want a home visit test or have a friend or relative that needs one, call anytime, day or night on 01287 644211. If you are not ready for an eye test you can still request more info, including a free special report on 7 ways to keep your eyes healthy and vision sharp! Simple ask or leave a message when you call. The eye test and call out is £40 but with this voucher you can get it for half price for only £20. This voucher is valid until 31st December 2021

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Local Young People making a BIG difference to lives of Marske Hall residents

become a reality.. After the fundraising efforts, over the next few months and in consultation with the residents the design plans were put together. Then early 2020 the Covid situation happened so things had to be put on hold. But after lots of hard work and determination by all concerned, the good news is the Sensory Room is now built and the next phase is to install all the Sensory equipment into the room and finally get it up and running for the residents. This will be another brilliant asset for the residents at Marske Hall along with the Cinema System the previous year’s Imagine You Can students raised the funds for. Ruth told Coastal View: ““It’s going to be fantastic to see the Sensory Room being used by our residents. “I fondly remember the amazing efforts of the

young people who arranged, planned, marketed, ran sponsored walks, race nights and arranged business sponsorship to raise the money for a purpose-built Sensory Room. They were all so friendly and enthusiastic and really involved our residents who enjoyed every minute at all the events. “All our thanks go out to the young people,Chris and Deb at the Corus Sports & Social Centre in Dormanstown, Coastal View newspaper, the local businesses for sponsorship and donations, parents and to Dave King and his Imagine You Can team for making this fabulous Sensory Room possible.” Once the Sensory Room’s equipment is fully installed all the young people involved in the project will be invited to go to the home and see what a difference the funds they all raised made to the lives of the brilliant Marske Hall residents.

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Footprints in the Community delighted to be chosen to benefit from the Co-op Local Community Fund When Co-op members buy selected Co-op branded products and services, 1p from every pound spent goes to support local causes like Footprints in the Community’s Next Step Shop project. Next Step Shops are generally the ‘next step’ for many food bank clients and others struggling to put food on the table for themselves and their family. People become a member, pay £2.50 each time they attend, and can then choose 10 items of food with a value of up to £15. The charity now runs two of these Next Step Shops, one at Queen Street in Redcar and one at Grangetown United Community Hub. The

By Rachel Wall - Volunteer Coordinator


edcar-based charity Footprints in the Community is delighted to have been chosen as one of the three local causes to benefit from the Co-op Local Community Fund over the coming 12 months.

Footprints are very grateful to have this partnership with the local Co-op and are urging local members to choose them as their cause, so they can support even more people struggling with poverty and isolation in Redcar and surrounding areas.

Award-winning music and dementia charity Playlist for Life is bringing the power of personal playlists toTeesside


usic and dementia charity Playlist for Life is inviting community groups and organisations across the UK to join their free Help Point network to share the power of personal music for people living with dementia, their familiesand carers. Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, the charity has appointed Local Organiser Sue Rowe to run a 12-month project building a network of ‘Help Points’ across the Tees Valley. The charity is also looking for volunteers to help spread the word. Playlist for Life was founded in 2013 by writer and broadcaster Sally Magnusson after the death of her mother, who lived with dementia, to ensure that everyone living with the condition has a playlist of personal music and that everyone who cares for them to know how to use it effectively. Over two decades of scientific research has shown that listening to a personal playlist can improve the lives of those living with dementia. In fact, listening to music that is personally

meaningful has many psychological benefits, meaning anyone can benefit from a playlist. Personal playlists can: • reduce anxiety • improve your mood • make difficult tasks more manageable • evoke memories that can help families and carers connect A Help Point is somewhere that people affected by dementia can access free information, resources and in some cases support about creating and using a personal playlist. Any organisation that can provide free advice, support or activity to people affected by dementia are invited to apply, from grassroots community groups to libraries, dementia cafes, sports clubs, community Police stations and GP Surgeries. Playlist for Life currently works with over 1000 Help Points around the UK. It's free to sign up to become a Help Point, and the organisation will receive a free pack of printed resources to share as part of their activities. Materials are available in English, Welsh, Gaelic, Hindi, Urdu and Polish, with more languages to follow. Staff and volunteers will be invited to attend a free training webinar on Zoom. Sue Rowe, Local Organiser for Teessidesaid: “I am very excited to be working in the local community to raise awareness about the power of personal playlists for those onthe dementia journey” Playlist for Life was joint overall winner of the GSK Impact Award 2020. The award recognises the outstanding work of small and medium sized charities working to improve health and wellbeing in communities across the UK. Anyone interested in becoming a community Help Point or volunteering is invited to visit and/or contact: Sue call 07476278591 Watch the short film Discover Playlist for Life: personal music for dementia (4 mins)


funding will be used to provide fresh fruit and vegetables to shop members and to offer tasters and recipes for meals which can be made on a budget. Co-op members can select Footprints’ Next Step Shop as their local cause by visiting CEO of Footprints Ruth Fox, said: “We really hope that people will visit the Co-op website or download the Co-op app and select us as their Local Community Fund cause, so we can continue making a difference to the lives of local people through our Next Step Shop project.”

Light up Loftus

oftus Town festive lights and decorations are now switched on for all to enjoy! Santa left the elves wrapping presents in the workshop and called in very briefly to wave his magic and light up the town! There is a slight delay in some of the lights being switched on but rest assured they will all be on very soon as Santa is talking to his elves in the town to make sure of it! Light up Loftus are proud to work in partnership with Loftus Town Council and also this year with The Foxwood Project to bring more Christmas Lights and decorations into our town for the festive season and we all hope that everyone enjoys them again this year. We would like to thank all the local businesses

who have hosted the trees this year and thanks go to Phil and Dave for volunteering to install all 42 trees on our businesses! Thanks to all those who offered refreshments to the lads as they worked tirelessly for over 2 weeks to install them all. See if you can spot the new ones this year. Huge thanks go to all those in our community who continue to support us with fundraising and with volunteering their time and efforts – we couldn’t do this without you all. We at Light up Loftus are so looking forward to being able to come back next year bigger, better and brighter. Stay safe everyone and a very Happy Christmas to you all. Best wishes from the Light up Loftus Committee


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A marathon for mental health…

News from Ringrose Orchard


he growing awareness of the devastating impact poor mental health can have on individuals and their families has led a local runner in the London Marathon to share his fundraising efforts with two locally involved charities. Andrew Fulton, Boulby general manager and Vice President, raised over £1,200 on behalf of ‘Heads Together’ the mental health initiative spearheaded by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. “More and more people are beginning to realise that mental health issues can affect anyone at any time,” said Mr Fulton. “This has been highlighted by the pandemic which put an extra strain on all of us,” he added.To raise further awareness ICL Boulby decided to match fund the money raised, with the extra cash being divided between two local support providers – Redcar and Cleveland MIND and the Russ Devereux Headlight Project. Founder of the Headlight Project, Catherine Devereux thanked ICL Boulby for their donation, saying, “We are delighted to receive this fundraising donation and special thanks goes to Andrew for his brilliant achievement of completing the marathon whilst raising awareness about mental health issues. Most of our work is funded from local fundraisers and without it we simply couldn’t provide the services we do. Andrew’s efforts will go to helping those that need it most in our area.” It comes as the week commencing November 15th was designated Environmental, Social and Governance week at Boulby. This comes as an addition


●Andrew Fulton at the finish line to the mental, wellbeing and health support already on offer to all workers. It will highlight conservation of the natural world, including air and water pollution; consideration of people and relationships, including customer satisfaction; and the standards needed for running a company. Veronica Harnett the CEO for Redcar & Cleveland Mind thanked ICL Boulby for their generous donation, saying “at a time when our charity is reviewing our environmental impact, it is very apt that we’re receiving this donation during your Environmental, Social and Governance week. We’re working with all the people we support, our staff and our trustees, to consider what steps we can take to reduce our carbon footprint, a subject which is high on everyone’s agendas right now in the light of COP26. We take social value very seriously in all our work and remain deeply committed to improving the lives of people across our communities.”

By Stuart White

ith the end of 2021 almost upon us this is an opportune time to reflect on the past 12 months During the winter/spring period up to mid-April, when 1 to 1 contact was permitted, Chris Axford and myself met each Monday and Thursday morning to ensure that the orchard was in good shape for the summer months. From mid-April, when life started to re-open, volunteers began to return but sadly three of our ladies chose not to re-join our group. Then, in October, Chris Axford decided to take up a new opportunity that had become available to him. These losses have made a major impact on the group. Consequently we are in need of some new blood to bolster out volunteer force and assist with the maintenance and development of this outstanding local feature. If you would like to join us please call at the orchard (next door to the fire station) on any Monday or Thursday morning between 09.00-12.00. Alternatively ring 01287 654132. In October 2020 Joyce Basham became a grandmother, which restricts her joining us at the orchard, but Joyce continues her support by growing seeds, suggesting plants and acting as a consultant for new planting arrangements. In May Geoff Clark and Stuart White replaced rotting edging boards along the gravel path and will continue this work in other appropriate places in due course. During June a half-round metal seat, which matches the gate, was installed under the ash tree. This feature gives a different dimension to our other seats and has been much appreciated by our visitors. In August we experienced our first serious vandalism since starting the orchard in 2014 when

an apple tree was up rooted and two seats on the picnic bench ripped off. The tree has been re-planted and appears to be unharmed, whilst the bench was repaired and strengthened by Derek Hedges, Rodger Pell, Geoff Clark and former volunteer John Chapman. Arising from this, Craig Holmes has offered funding, from the MinersFest event, for the purchase of a CCTV system which will be installed free by a CCTV engineer known to Craig. This will go ahead once the former fire station on the site has been renovated. This renovation work will commence once the car park has been finished. FOSCO will retain approximately 80% of the building and gain a kitchen area, running water and electricity.The remainder will be a public toilet. Throughout the summer the community orchard continued to attract regular visitors—local families, Cleveland Way walkers from the UK/overseas and tourists. As in previous years it was a blaze of colour from early spring and even in these winter months there is still plenty of interest and lingering patches of yellow and red. Our team of volunteers has worked hard to maintain it to a high standard.

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Hundreds flock to Guisborough and Loftus pop-up vaccination clinics


undreds of people visited two mobile vaccination units organised by Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council this weekend, with 762 jabs given out at Guisborough on Friday and a further 518 in Loftus on Saturday. These figures smash the previous record number of vaccinations administered in one day within the borough, which was just under 400. The criteria for booster jabs are as follows: • Age 40 and over • Frontline health and social care workers of any age from 18+

• Age 16-39 in the at-risk group for COVID • Adult carers • Adult household contacts of at-risk groups 16 and 17 year olds can receive their first jab or their second, however 12 weeks must have passed between the two. The Pfizer vaccine will also be offered to 12-15 year olds (first dose only), who must have consent. Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Health, Housing and Welfare, Steve Kay, said: “Each time one of these sessions has taken place, we have

Residents urged to “get jabbed when you can” as Covid cases remain high


eople in Redcar and Cleveland have been urged to remain cautious, consider maintaining safety restrictions, get vaccinated and receive their booster jabs when eligible, as the number of cases of Covid-19 in the area remains at a high level. The borough was recently ranked among the areas with the highest number of Covid cases in the country, with a rate above 400 per 100,000 people. Deputy Leader of the Council, Councillor Steve Kay, Cabinet Member for Health, Housing and Welfare, said: “This pandemic has been going on a long time and at the same time, restrictions have eased as many people receive the vaccine. Maybe that has led to a complacency in some people. It shouldn’t. This is not over yet and this is still a deadly disease. “We simply must work together to

get these figures down. Clear advice has been issued to all our schools and we have urged mask wearing there - but we can all of us do our bit. If you or someone in your life hasn’t had a vaccine, please get it as soon as possible. It is the most effective way we can all restrict the virus and keep ourselves and our loved ones healthy. “If you’re eligible for a booster jab, please make that appointment and


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get it done and don’t forget to keep testing. Also, just because you don’t have to always wear a mask in public spaces, it doesn’t mean there aren’t some circumstances where it is wise to do so. We all know how to do our bit to keep this under control and the vast majority of people have been superb. Let’s keep working together and get those figures going the right way again – downwards.” Government advice is also to “remain cautious.” The Government’s website advises: • letting fresh air in if you meet indoors. Meeting outdoors is safer; • wearing a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces where you come into contact with people you do not normally meet; • getting tested and self-isolating if required. Find out more at Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support GOV.UK (

found ourselves congratulating the team on an ever-growing number of vaccines given out; and thanking residents for coming along to protect themselves and their communities. “These last two sessions have blown the previous record out of the water. We are extremely happy that the people of our borough have made such good use of the mobile facility. Moreover, we are very proud of our team - who are working tirelessly to protect people from this potentially fatal and highly transmissible virus. A massive well done must go to all involved.”

Top doctors urge people: it’s not too late to get protected


hree of Teesside and North Yorkshire’s top doctors are encouraging people who have still not had their COVID-19 vaccines to get protected. The call comes in the wake of a new national report from the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre showing that three in every four patients who required critical care in England, Wales and Northern Ireland over the summer had received no vaccine. The number of people with COVID-19 receiving care at The James Cook University Hospital currently is 63 today, of which five are receiving critical care. Dr David Reaich, deputy chief medical officer at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “It is vital people come forward for their COVID-19 vaccine and, if eligible, their

booster as quickly as possible.” Dr Deepak Dwarakanath, medical director and deputy chief executive, North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust, said: “The Tees Valley and North Yorkshire have been hit hard by the impact of the pandemic. “There is a real opportunity to invest in recovery by taking up the invitation for your COVID vaccine and, if you qualify, your booster jab whilst simultaneously protecting you and your family’s health, and the NHS this winter.” Dr Janet Walker, a GP and medical director at the Tees Valley Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “The COVID-19 vaccine is not just a nice to have, it is really important protection and the impact of putting it off can be seen in the number of people needing hospital care in our area.”


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Ryanair’s 2022 Summer schedule from Teesside Airport now on sale L

ocal people looking to get away for some summer sun can now book their flights from Teesside International, as Ryanair’s summer 2022 flights go on sale. Thanks to a popular season this year, despite the uncertainty surrounding international travel due to the coronavirus pandemic, Ryanair, Europe’s No1 airline, is continuing its commitment to Teesside International. The airline will be running a twice-weekly service on Tuesdays and Saturdays to Majorca from 29 March to 29 October, with Faro, Portugal, also running every Wednesday and Saturday between 30 March and 29 October. Flights to the Greek island of Corfu will depart on Fridays from June. The summer flights also join Ryanair’s service from Teesside to Alicante, which has become a year-round service due to local demand, and which departs every Monday and Friday. The news came soon after it was revealed Loganair will begin operating a one-stop service between Teesside and Esbjerg in Denmark, travelling via Aberdeen but without any need for passengers to leave the plane. Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “The fantastic uptake of this year’s summer flights shows that people are really eager to get away after a difficult 18 months, and that support has meant that Ryanair is continuing to back our airport once again by putting next year’s tickets on sale now.

“Thanks to this vote of confidence in our amazing airport, people from across Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool can get to some of the most popular summer hotspots in just a few short hours without the tedious travel times to airports such as Newcastle, Leeds Bradford or Doncaster, with our freshly redeveloped terminal delivering a fast, efficient and friendly service. “With the relaxation of the vast majority of international travel restrictions, our airport is in a brilliant position for an even bigger and better summer next year, which will also see the return of flights to the likes of Jersey and Bulgaria and the recently announced Dublin and Southampton routes. “Of course, we’re not slowing down in trying to secure more flights to even more popular destinations. And as we do, we’ll continue to steal a march on our already ahead of schedule plans to return Teesside Airport to profit.” A spokesperson for Ryanair said: “Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, is committed to re-building the UK’s aviation and tourism industries. We are excited to continue working with Teesside Airport and to connect passengers in the North East to their favourite holiday destinations next summer including Alicante, Corfu, Faro and Majorca.” For a full list of destinations served by Teesside International Airport, visit www.

Saltburn News By Mike Morrissey


Pier protest

ore than 100 people gathered on Saltburn pier in early November to join a national "climatechange" protest about sewage in the sea and on the beach. This followed hundreds of dead crabs and lobsters being washed up on beaches between Saltburn and Seaton Carew.


Saltburn Parish ‘giant’ dies

eronica Tait, a stalwart of Saltburn's Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic parish, died on Monday 18th October after a shoirt bout of ill-health at a Redcar nursing home. She was parish sacristan, caring for four successive priests, Pat Bluett, Bill Carroll, Bill Madden and (behind the scenes) current parish priest Ricardo Morgan. Veronica, the eldest of four sisters and two brothers in Jarrow, Co. Durham, and mother of four, came to Saltburn from Tyneside in the late 1980s with husband Chris to be near daughter Veronica and son-in law John Boland. She quickly started to help the parish, as a former Army catering sergeant. She continued to live at The Crescent, Saltburn, reading a newspaper every day ("The Catholic Universe" until it ceased publication last summer) and four books a week. Her presence at daily Mass until early summer will be missed plus her warm personality. She was the oldest parishioner at 104 and leaves four children Veronica, Kevin, Chris and Maria. Parishioner Mike Boyes said from the lectern at the 19th October Mass, she was a "giant" in the parish - despite being under five-and-a-half feet tall.


Saltburn engineer dies

Saltburn steel expert David Wilson died peacefully at Seaview care home, Saltburn, in early November. He had been resident there for several years and is remembered by steel chiefs all over the world for his expertise in building and running steelplants. Mr Wilson, of Guisborough Road, Saltburn, was a keen family man known for his generous hosting of meals, particularly at the Grinkle Park Hotel. where up to 20 family members would gather. He was also known for owning Rolls Royce cars, a rare sight in Saltburn.

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Historic garden proves perfect backdrop for Redcar graduates

or some it had been a year in the waiting, but higher education students from Redcar and Cleveland College finally got the chance to shine a spotlight on their achievements. In caps and gowns, the college’s class of 2020 and 2021 got to celebrate in style at the newly restored Grade II listed Kirkleatham Walled Garden. With last year’s college graduation postponed due to the pandemic, principal Jason Faulkner said: “What a fantastic way to finally be able to

recognise our students’ remarkable achievements in what has proven to be a challenging two years.” Both humbled and proud of their determination and achievements, he added: “It was incredible to see our students able to celebrate with friends and family.” Redcar and Cleveland College works in partnership with Teesside University to offer higher education courses, including HNCs, HNDs, foundation and full honours degrees. The graduation ceremony saw 76 students celebrating their personal success; among them

Meet the siblings who got to graduate together


● WIlliam and Oliver Todd

raduation day was a proud moment for Peter and Bethany Cassy, not only did they get to receive their HNC, but they got to do it with their sibling by their side. Despite 10 years between them, the double act found themselves classmates at Redcar and Cleveland College. And they weren’t the only siblings in the group, as they were also joined by twins, William and Oliver Todd. Among those to graduate at a ceremony at Kirkleatham Walled Garden, process operative Bethany said: “Peter is 10 years older than me so I never expected us to end up studying together.” But working towards an apprenticeship at the time, the 22-year-old had been offered the chance to progress on to the HNC in chemical engineering, an opportunity she describes as, “too good to miss”. As chance would have it, Peter, 32, an operations technician, was also to be given the same opportunity by his own employer. “I don’t think it was until a couple of weeks before the course started that we were chatting and we realised there must only be a limited number of places locally that offered the course,” said Bethany, of Middlesbrough. “It was then we realised we were going to be in the same class.”

● Peter and Bethany Cassy “It was a total coincidence at the time,” said dad-of-two Peter. But the pair found there were clear advantages to studying together. Peter explained: “There were some units that I was stronger at and then I struggled with others and it was the same for Bethany. It meant that we were able to help each other out.” As for Redcar twins, William and Oliver, 19, they are no strangers to the benefits of studying together. “We have always seemed to do most things together, with the same mates and being in the same classes, it just seems normal to us,” said Oliver. Both employed as apprentices together, they too got the chance to progress to the HNC. Fortunately, true to form, the pair have gone on to be offered permanent jobs together. Process operators at Seqens, sharing graduation was, for them, the latest in a long line of shared milestones but, just like Bethany and Peter, they said it was a great moment to share. “After the year everyone’s had it has been nice to see the friends we made in college and to celebrate together,” said William. As for Peter, he said: “Sharing graduation was brilliant.” And as a big brother, he added: “I was so proud of Bethany.”

Redcar and Cleveland College’s own programme area lead for sport, public services and service industries, Kelly Coupland. Receiving a BA (Hons) in Education and Training and valedictory speaker for the class of 2021, she said: “As teachers we are always trying to encourage people to continue to learn throughout their lives. That is exactly what I have been doing, increasing my knowledge and personal development.” Faced with the demands of juggling her studies around the day job, as well as studying in lockdown, she said: “This was something I wanted to do for me. It has been both challenging and rewarding.” Valedictory speaker for the class of 2020, Amy Murphy, also celebrated achieving her BA (Hons) in Education and Training. The Redcar mum-of-one said: “Despite the fact that we



have waited over a year to graduate, it has been worth the wait.” Now having achieved her ambition of working as a primary school teacher, she said: “It seemed like an impossible goal at first, there were times when it felt like too much of a mountain to climb. But before you know it, you have done it, and here I am!” Seeing students celebrate in the grounds of the Kirkleathem Walled Garden which re-opened its doors to visitors in August this year, general manager, Kelly-Ann Wolfe, said: “We were really excited to welcome graduates from Redcar and Cleveland College. “The garden has been fully restored it to its former glory and we’re thrilled that our Turner Pavilion provided the backdrop for the graduation. We wish all those graduating every success in their future careers.”


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Big-hearted foster carers say busy lives is no barrier to opening your hearts and home to a child in need

oster carers Doug and Ira Moody have told how Household Support Fund working full time and having busy lives has not F stopped them becoming effective foster carers. to help low-income The council is looking to recruit more foster carers and it is possible to provide short-term care, emergency care or families this winter specialise for different age groups.


edcar and Cleveland Borough Council has been allocated £1,296,381 from central Government to support households in need this winter. The funding will help the Council to continue to support those struggling with their energy bills, food costs and other essentials as the area continues its recovery from the pandemic. The funding is available to spend until 31 March 2022 and it is estimated that it could help to support up to 12,000 households across the borough. It will be available to the majority of families who normally have access to free school meals during term time. Councillor Alison Barnes, Cabinet Member for Children, said: “We know how difficult the last eighteen months has been for everyone and as we slowly emerge from the pandemic we start to face other challenges such as rises in the cost of living, which are having a significant impact on our residents. “Low-income families are far less resilient to the effects of the recent price rises in energy and food because they don’t have any surplus disposal income to absorb these extra costs. It is important that they know that there is support out there. “If you are a household who receives housing benefit, universal credit, housing credits and/or council tax support then please visit the Council’s website to find out how to request assistance to help you through the winter months.” It is anticipated that most of the Household Support Fund payments will be allocated in December with the majority being made at set rates dependant on the size of the household. A discretionary crisis fund will also be available with funds allocated on a case-by-case basis. To make a claim, eligible residents will need to complete a short online claim form by visiting the ‘Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information’ section of the Council’s website householdsupportfund

And, as Doug and Ira explain, it is possible to work with the council to ensure that there is flexibility in the type of fostering you do which will fit with your family circumstances. “There’s a lot you can do, even if you’re working a lot and have a teenage daughter, like we do,” says Doug, freelance photographer. “For us, it means committing to respite and emergency care. It’s usually a short stay with us, but we hope we can offer some security and keep them safe.” Ira, a full time accountant, explains that whenever they offer a home to a child who needs fostering, the circumstances must also suit her family’s needs. “Our daughter, Faith, is 13 and was 11 when we started fostering,” she says. “So we asked to be sure that if we had a boy he would always be two years younger than her and that has been possible. Of course, Faith really wants us to have babies she can cuddle! “We did have one boy who was a bit older who had some special needs and he was just lovely.” The family have had 24 young people in the home in the past two years, including babies right through to teenagers. Most have been short stay but it hasn’t all been easy. “We had one girl walking in the road, it was frightening,” says Doug. “The police have called round before and you get some teenagers pushing boundaries, really finding out what the rules are. But, we’ve had many more positive experiences. It can be heart-breaking, you have to be prepared for that too.” Ira agrees. “We have them coming with no change of clothes from an urgent, emergency situation. Some get scared and disoriented the first day or two - you really feel for them. You get some teenagers who might struggle to read, who’ve never had a really good, home-cooked, hot meal. “We did have two girls, sisters, for 12 weeks, and they were really like family. I’m really big into education and it was so

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wonderful when we talked to the school and they said, ‘their attitude is transformed.’ That gives you the best feeling you can imagine. “ Doug stresses that the family have good support from council social workers. “They’ve been fantastic for us,” he says. He also explains that there are many different types of fostering for many different types of families. “For us, it’s about giving to our young people, and it is something we absolutely recommend to anyone who wants to make that difference to young lives.” Councillor Alison Barnes, Cabinet Member for Children, said: “We need big-hearted people like Doug and Ira who make a huge contribution to the lives of our children and young people. This often has such a positive effect that it can last a lifetime and I would like to thank them personally for their commitment and hard work. As they have said, there are many different kinds of fostering to suit a variety of lifestyles - financial support is available and I would urge anyone who thinks they could help to contact us to find out more.” Financial support, full training and extensive support is available to anyone becoming a foster carer. Contact the fostering team on 01642 444087 or foster@redcar-cleveland. Or drop in to talk to the council’s fostering team faceto-face at Marske Christmas Fair on Thursday 2 December where they will be running a stall.

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East Cleveland barn owls take a blow

ver the past three years the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust has been working with licenced owl volunteers and multiple landowners across East Cleveland to try and rebuild and maintain a healthy barn owl population. By adding over a hundred specially designed owl boxes throughout the countryside, barn owls are provided with much needed places to nest and breed, having lost traditional nesting sites in old farm buildings and hedgerow trees. The boxes also provide an opportunity for experienced and licensed owl volunteers to monitor the barn owl population in order to determine trends in the number of breeding pairs, breeding success, barn owl movements and barn owl mortality. The results for 2021 are finally in. Whilst the number of breeding pairs looks to be stable, barn owl breeding success for 2021 is down by about 30%. But what is driving the change? A key culprit could be the weird weather earlier in the year. Remember April when we had twenty three consecutive days of ground frost? It coincided with the main barn owl breeding season. At the start of April owls were laying five to six eggs, by the end of the month they were laying only three to four and a number of nests were abandoned. Barn owl diet may be another factor. If field voles have been in short supply the owls may have gone hungry. Owl pellet analysis should shed more light on this later in 2022. “There is no definitive answer for the change in breeding success. We have only been monitoring for three years so at this stage it is difficult to identify whether this years results are outside “normal range”” said Kate Bartram of the Wildlife Trust. “The key factor is to monitor the owls over a

much longer time period to really understand what drives the population dynamics. To be able to do this we need funding to cover our volunteer costs, owl rings and new and replacement boxes. If anybody would like to help by sponsoring a barn owl box, or could make a donation towards a barn owl talk please get in touch. With the days getting shorter, people are more likely to see barn owls out hunting. It is also the time of year when the juvenille owls are left to

fend for themselves. One of the biggest causes of death for young owls is traffic. To better understand where owls move to and how long they live, the East Cleveland owls are ringed with a unique ring number. If you find a dead owl,

please contact the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust on 01287 636382. The Tees Valley Wildlife Trust would like to acknowledge the support of the Tees Valley Community Fund towards this project in 2021.

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FRADE Guisborough Store celebrates six months of trading

Art Award will celebrate 70th anniversary of the North York Moors National Park


ainters, photographers and printmakers from across Yorkshire and beyond are invited to submit their recent works to the 2022 Art Award, hosted by the North York Moors National Park Trust. In recognition of 70 years since the North York Moors was designated a National Park, the theme of the Award, ‘Past, Present, Future’, challenges artists to capture the environmental and cultural significance of the area over time. This could be based on the North York Moors as people experience it today, as a culmination of its long dramatic history, or even set in its climatically-uncertain future. The competition therefore seeks imaginative and visionary artists who can help tell the story of this dynamic place. For the first time, there is a specific category for young artists aged 17 or under, with a top prize of £250. Prizes of £500 will then be awarded to the creators of the best painting, print work and photograph, as decided by a panel of judges. An exhibition of all successful entrants will take at the Inspired by… gallery at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby, between Saturday 9 April and Sunday 22 May. Joe Cornish, world-renowned landscape photographer and Trustee of the North York Moors National Park Trust, said: “After a gap of two years, due to the global pandemic, it is time once again to gather the best art made in our region at the wonderful Inspired by… gallery, in Danby. “Time itself is the guiding principle of the 2022 Award. Past, Present, Future is a very broad theme which we hope will motivate and inspire artists to consider how their work translates history, whether that be the legacies of the past, the present day reality, or the imagined future. “If you are an artist who identifies strongly with our wonderful landscape, as I do, please do participate. Absolutely everyone is welcome.” Entry to the Awards is open until Monday 21 February and both amateur and professional artists are encouraged to take part. Initial submissions are online only, with full eligibility criteria available at

News from the Local WI’s Hutton Lowcross WI


By Pat Bolton

e held our first face to face meeting inside in October, which was our AGM. Three members stepped down from the committee and three new members took their places, so we are back to a full compliment and keen to move forward and re start our various small groups which have been unable to meet. These include a Family History, Scrabble, Gardening and Walking group as well as Supper Club and Coffee Morning Meet. At the November meeting held on 11th Nov. we began with one minute silence as part of our Remembrance Day participation and one of our members laid a wreath at the Guisborough wreath laying and service on the following Sunday. Our speakers in November were Richard and Jan Crouch who enlightened us as to the history of Edward VII and some of his ladies, of which there were many. They were unable to confirm whether “Teddy’s Nook” in

Saltburn was a love nest of Edward VII and Lily Langtree as there are several stories as to how it got its name. Awards were then presented to the retiring members of the committee, one of whom had been a member for over forty years and had been on the committee for 29 of those years. Massive congratulations to Sybil Saville. We are now looking forward to the up and coming Christmas Festivities including “A Victorian Christmas” at our meeting on 9th December at 7pm in Sunnyfield House as well as our Festive Afternoon Tea at The Chase and post Christmas Lunch at Brockley Hall. Prior to these we have our COFFEE MORNING , postponed from July. See details below. Hutton Lowcross W.I. Coffee Morning Saturday 4th.december 2021 Methodist Church Hall Guisborough Coffee, Cakes, Crafts, White Elephant


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t’s been a hectic few months since Guisborough FRADE opened its doors at 31 Westgate. We have been amazed at the generosity of the Guisborough community, a wide range of donations arrive daily from small items of kitchenware to large items like sofas and table and chairs. The charity founded in 1990 initially used a garage to store and distribute donated furniture before opening shops in Middlesbrough, Stockton, Darlington and Northallerton. Guisborough is the latest store and continues to follow the charities three aims to alleviate poverty, reduce waste and improve employability. ‘We offer a 25% discount to customers

in receipt of Universal Credit or other Benefits for all of our reused items. We also sell new white goods - fridges, freezers, washers and cookers- matching wardrobes chest of drawers and bedside cabinets and beds and mattresses at competitive prices as we buy in bulk. So whether you are setting up home for the first time or you need a replacement we have something for everyone and we only charge £10 delivery. Volunteers support the Manager on the shop floor, and in the warehouse. Our volunteers come from all walks of life, some are looking for their first job, we train them so they learn new skills and are more attractive to Employers. Others are retired but want to give their time to the community. To donate items telephone 01287 236037

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Foundation to fund support for young people’s mental health

recent survey by the charity Mind revealed that one in six children and young people in the UK experienced mental health distress for the first time during the Covid-19 pandemic. In response to these troubling findings, the Sirius Minerals Foundation has launched a £440,000 fund to provide long term support for children and young people with emotional health and wellbeing needs across the North Yorkshire coast. The Foundation is funded by mining company Anglo American, the owners of Woodsmith Mine being built near Whitby with product processing on Teesside. We are aiming to help children and young people develop


the tools they need to improve their ability to cope with all they’ve faced and with ongoing challenges. The Foundation would like to hear from experienced organisations

who are passionate about supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing. Single organisations can apply for grants of between £30,000 and £75,000. It will also welcome multiple organisations applying in partnership for a greater amount of funding. Sirius Minerals Foundation Chief Executive Leah Swain said: “We understand that the pandemic has had a devastating impact on many children and young people’s mental health and emotional well-being, due to the unprecedented levels of trauma and uncertainty they have faced over the last 18 months. “As a result, many are struggling and lack the support they deserve to move forward positively with their lives.

The trustees of the Sirius Minerals Foundation are absolutely committed to supporting the young people in our area and we hope this funding will make a real difference to those who need it.” The Foundation’s trustees worked closely with a number of mental health professionals when putting together this funding round. Wendy Kelly of Public Health South Tees added: “The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted significantly on the emotional health of children and young people. “The regularity and routine of school and the familiarity of socialising with school friends, plus the fear of catching and communicating the virus has contributed to many children being unable to cope. This has manifested in

a range of ways: loneliness, low mood and anxiety being some examples. There is an urgent need for further investment into support services and the Sirius Minerals Foundation grants programme will help to facilitate this.” This grant round will close at 12pm on Monday January 24th, 2022. For more information on how to apply visit https://www.siriusmineralsfoundation. If you are unsure if your idea for a grant meets the criteria, you can get in touch to discuss your application before you apply by calling Leah Swain on 07724 832982 or emailing grants@siriusmineralsfoundation.

Council launches website towards a Greener Future

new website aimed at helping to achieve a carbon neutral Redcar and Cleveland has been launched. provides the latest news and information about climate change as well as explaining how residents and businesses can play their part in reducing carbon emissions and saving the planet. The site supports the Council’s ambitious target of becoming net carbon neutral by 2030, as set out in the Climate Change Strategy approved earlier this year. The Council is keen to find out what else could be included on the new site to make it as helpful as possible for residents, businesses and visitors to the borough. Cabinet Member for Climate Change and the Environment, Cllr Louise Westbury explained: “The website acts as a focal point for residents, business and

The night sky in Marske



he October and November skies reveal wonderful views of objects like The Cave Nebula which is in the constellation of Cepheus. This photo was taken from my back garden on 15th October and was a 5 hour exposure. The Cave Nebula is around 2,400 lightyears distant and about 35 lightyears across, at a visual magnitude of +7.7, a pair of binoculars would show it as a faint smudge of light. Regards from Stephen Doody MSc FRAS.

partners to find out more about climate change and what steps they can take to help Redcar and Cleveland become a carbon neutral borough by 2030. “Climate change is the topic for the future of the planet and we are keen to hear what else residents and local businesses would like to see on the site to help them reduce their carbon footprint by emailing us with their thoughts and ideas at “The Council has reduced its CO2 emissions by 69% since 2014, halved our emissions from street-lighting and introduced zero emissions vehicles to our fleet, but this is only the start of our journey, and we now need to work closely with residents, partners and industry to embrace the 'Green Industrial Revolution' to achieve our ambitions.” Around 70% of overall emissions in Redcar and Cleveland come from industry, so plans for the 'Net Zero Teesside' carbon

● The greener future website with the latest news and information capture, utilisation and storage scheme on the Teesworks site are integral to reaching the target. To achieve carbon neutrality by 2030,

emissions will need to be reduced by 275,000 tons each year in Redcar and Cleveland. There’s a lot to do and we all need to act now.


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Northern Ballet announces major national tour of new ballet for children New ballet for children Pinocchio will tour nationally February – April


orthern Ballet has announced that its new ballet for children, Pinocchio, will embark on a major national tour throughout spring 2022, following its world première in Leeds last month. The production will tour from February to April 2022, visiting more than 20 theatres. In this original retelling of the Italian story by Carlo Collodi, a lonely carpenter wishes for their puppet Pinocchio to come to life. After their dream comes true by the magic of a wishing well, Pinocchio sets out to prove himself worthy of becoming a real boy. This child friendly 40 minute ballet has been created especially for children and their families to experience live dance, music and theatre together. Pinocchio follows in the footsteps of the Company’s seven previous children’s ballets, which have achieved huge popularity live on stage, in CBeebies TV adaptations and in cinemas nationwide. With a choreographic debut by Northern Ballet’s Junior Soloist Gavin McCaig, Pinocchio will be performed to music by Ian Stephens, played live by members of Northern Ballet Sinfonia at every venue. Sets are designed by Frankie Bradshaw, lighting by Abbi Fearnley, and costumes designed by Carley Marsh and Kim Brassley. Gavin McCaig said: ‘Having premiered Pinocchio this autumn, I am thrilled the show will now be touring so extensively across the country next spring. Northern Ballet’s children’s ballets have been enchanting families across the UK for several years, creating a truly magical live dance experience for all ages to enjoy together, and it is both a privilege and a pleasure to be creating for the next generation of audiences and artists.’ For venues, updates to on sale dates and details on how to book, please visit

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● Harris Beattie, Pinocchio, Photo Drew Forsyth

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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 125 December 2021

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Remembrance Day Remembrance service returns to Redcar and Cleveland College


historic Service of Remembrance returned to Redcar and Cleveland College o f f e r i n g c u r re n t students and the community the chance to remember those who lost their lives in conflict. The annual event, hosted at the college, pays a special tribute to 103 “Old Boys” of the town’s former Sir William Turner’s School, lost during the First and Second World Wars. After last year’s ceremony had to be held online due to the pandemic, historian and former head of history at Sir William Turner’s Sixth Form College, Peter Chester, said: “It was nice to see people back together.” And, he added: “There was an appreciation from the current college students, who recognised the importance and seriousness of the ceremony, which is always encouraging to see.” Now in its 99th year, the service offers the chance to share some of the details about the real people behind the names listed on the granite cross at the corner of the college grounds or a bronze memorial plaque inside the college. Each name is also written on a small memorial cross and laid by students and members of the congregation alongside the wreaths during the ceremony. Reading a memorial to one of the “Old Boys”, Redcar and Cleveland College’s policing student, Paige Costello, 16, said: “It felt important to be involved in the ceremony and remember those that have fallen.” Public services student, Samuel Britton, 20, added: “I felt proud to be a part of the service.” Representing the Redcar branch of The Royal British Legion, which this year reached its own 100th anniversary, was branch President Alan Frankland and Chairman Eric Howden BEM. Eric said: “It is absolutely brilliant that we are returning to some form of normality. The public have been so responsive, everywhere we have gone there has been some form of thank you. We are proud to be back.”

Remembrance Day service at St Germain’s


By Gill Connor

he Friends of St Germain’s annual remembrance service took place in the churchyard on Thursday 11th November. The day dawned mild and sunny with a beautiful blue sky and a gentle breeze, just enough to flutter the flags marking the 28 commonwealth graves across the churchyard. We were delighted that Alan Maggs, a Korean War veteran could lead the event as Parade Marshall with the exhortation and the Kohema epitaph. Tony Longstaff was able to play the bugle for the marking of the two minutes’ silence as he has done for many years. We were pleased to have Jennifer Render, our past chairperson of FOSG, read John McRae’s evocative poem, In Flanders Fields. We were thankful for the address, prayers and blessings from Rev David Tembey. The Year 6 pupils from Errington Primary school read the names of the 28 from the armed forces who are laid to rest or memorialised in St Germain’s. It was evident that Mrs Claire English and Mrs Jane Graham had worked with sensitivity with the children, who showed respect and interest in their task. Wreaths were laid by Gill Connor and Gill Haveron for FOSG, Peter Downham on behalf of the armed forces and Debbie Dowson for Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council. There was an excellent attendance of local residents who enjoyed this moving service.

300 at Saltburn Memorial Service


By Mike Morrissey

n estimated 300 attended the annual Remembrance Day parade ad service held at Saltburn's war memorial. It was led by the vicar the Rev David Adam. A list of those laying wreaths was read out and they included local authorities, town groups, political parties and care homes. Earlier a service was held at the Methodist church and representatives of local churches took part.


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Christmas & New

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

Coastal View & Moor News Issue 125 December 2021

w Ye a r G r e e t i n g s Guisborough Town Council sends Christmas Greetings and Best Wishes to all Parish residents and businesses

Redcar Town FC Ladies would like to wish everyone especially our supporters, sponsors, background staff, friends and family and our clubs Café Staff for their support and assistance during 2021 especially during the trying times during Covid. We could not be successful without your help and support, and we wish each and everyone of you a Healthy and Prosperous 2022.


Town FC

Wildcats and Cubs Club

A Very Happy Christmas

Redcar Town FC Wildcats and Cubs Club would like to wish everyone who has supported us and helped make both the Cubs and Wildcats highly successful, a Merry Xmas and a Great New Year and we hope for your continued support to enable our Club to keep giving the opportunities for our local children to have somewhere to play sport in a safe and secure environment.



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Coastal View & Moor News Issue 125 December 2021

Hollie Bush Writes

A whimsical look at our area

Victorian East Cleveland was 'frothing' about the demon drink ● The Spartan Drill Hall in Skelton

●An unknown group of besashed Good Templars in sober Sunday best

With her blessing and wishes, I'm piggy backing on someone else's work; here it is; a reverie on Victorian attempts to curb the demon drink.


ovid or no Covid, the coming festive season is still going to see record quantities of beer, wine and spirits go down the mouths of pretty well everyone. But, isolated cases of alcohol addiction and associated anti-social behaviour apart, it no longer seems a problem (as it once did in the early 2000’s when town centre gargling seemed to assume unprecedented heights). But once in late Victorian days, the demon drink was seen as a real menace and - from the court returns of the time - with good reason. Skelton based local historian Josie Bland has been in touch with me on an essay she’s written about drinking in East Cleveland at that time and the growth of the Temperance movement here. It’s in two parts, so the first part is here today with the second to be read after recovering from the Christmas gin, beer and wine. Away you go Josie! (if I insert anything it’ll be in italics and in parentheses) “Whilst reading rooms, libraries and allotments were being provided, and the Co-op offered unadulterated food and a dividend for buying it, the improvements in the workers’ lives were easily undermined by the demon drink - beer. During the preceding century anti- drink campaigns had been directed at spirits, particularly gin. Beer was represented at this time as a symbol of Britishness - and healthy. Drinking water, particularly in crowded urban areas, was often contaminated, thus beer brewed from water from deep artesian wells seemed a safer alternative. But during the Victorian era as industrialisation gained a stranglehold on Britain, the realisation came that the problems associated with spirits were equalled by those caused by beer. It was quite common in that time for workmen to get their pay in the alehouse, often the paymasters arrived late by which time the men had already spent most of their wages.(Locally I have read that the now closed Crown in Brotton and the Miners Arms in Skelton Green was used for this purpose HB) In a home with little money, in a family that was struggling to survive, lack of their husband or father's wages was catastrophic. Working class drunkenness was also all too visible. Whilst the wealthy drank in their homes behind closed doors, workers chose the warmth of the public house, to the cold and squalor of their houses. Drunken, often violent behaviour was a major cause for concern in the East Cleveland villages, and magistrates seemed to be dealing with inebriated miscreants to the exclusion of all else. The drink problem was the impetus behind the Temperance and Teetotal Movements, both emerging in the early decades of the 19th century. The first promoted drinking in moderation, but preferably not at all, the second was more hard- line, requiring total abstinence from alcohol. The Temperance

● George pub and North Terrace Skelton in the 1850's - the Temperance Hotel would be on the right.

movement, begun in the 1820s, contained a diverse range of individuals – industrialists who wanted to constrain the drinking habits of their workmen and political radicals who saw a drop in drink revenue as weakening the government’s pocket. The Teetotal movement first saw light of day at the time of the 1833 Beer Act, which allowed a licence to sell beer to anyone able to pay a fee of two guineas. A rapid rise in licensed premises was the result although this probably was the fact of numerous illicit premises now selling beer openly, and possibly there were no more alehouses than existed before the bill. Whilst the Temperance movement was for the working class, the Teetotal movement was formed by the working class, especially from an emerging fraction of this class. This sector consisted of those who, like George Spink, the writer of the letter which opened this chapter, believed in self- improvement. They reasoned that through education, careful budgeting, a Christian outlook underpinned by regular attendance at chapel, and abstaining from drink, a man and his family could rise up the social ladder. We see the Cleveland Miners Association President, Joseph Toyn, as a clear example of this type, (succeeding the rumbustious, hard drinking and rough and ready founding leader, Joseph Shepherd. HB) and we could include his Co-op managers and aspirational staff. As the ironstone industry hit Skelton, Temperance and Teetotalism emerged in tandem and appeared at their most potent in the last two decades of the Victorian era. One of their earliest manifestations was the forming of a Band of Hope at Skelton. The Band of Hope was a teetotal movement, founded in Leeds in 1847 by one wonderfully named Jabez Tunnicliff, a Baptist Minister. Its aim was to inform children about the dangers and evil of drink, so that they would be abstainers as adults. These children also had the sneaky task of warning their parents about the problems associated with drunkenness. Children as young as six were recruited, the meetings taking place in village halls, such as Skelton’s Drill Hall. (later the British Legion and then the Marlborough Road Club HB) and chapel schoolrooms, there being a powerful link between Methodism and teetotalism. Lectures on drink and other more cheerful topics were often given by ‘magic lantern’ an early form of what we now call a slide projector, and these meetings were supplemented by some form of excursion, perhaps to the seaside or the countryside. Old newspapers offer glimpses of The Band of Hope in Skelton. On January 7th1888, the friends and members of the Band of Hope associated with the Parish Church met at the Drill Hall, Skelton for a magic lantern talk on local blast furnaces by a Dr Stainhope of Kirkleatham which was ‘largely attended’ The Gazette pointed out that the talk was all the more interesting as the speaker had taken the pictures himself. Two months later on the 3rd March the same group met, again in the Drill Hall, for a ‘magic lantern’ show of Scenes from the Continent. Seven hundred people packed the Drill Hall for another magic


lantern show on February 14th 1890, although frustratingly we have no record of the subject, and on 6th April 1894 the Drill Hall was yet again the venue for a Band of Hope meeting with a Punch and Judy show paid for by Mrs Wharton of Skelton Castle. It might be argued that the children came for events such as this and the excursions, nevertheless they were expected to sign a pledge that they would avoid alcohol throughout their lives. As well as a number of Bands of Hope, Skelton was the home of several Temperance groups. Linked to church and chapel they were active in the last decades of the century particularly in the 1890s. Further back, in 1877 to be exact, a meeting of the International Order of Good Templars (IOGT) Cleveland Lodge at Guisborough included representatives from Skelton. This group, who based their meetings and dress on those of Freemasonry were highly active in East Cleveland. It was the 14th meeting, and it was stated that the organisation had had a presence in this area since 1863. Thirty three lodges (groups) and juvenile temples (children’s groups) were represented and the chairman spoke of the 'growing zeal' for temperance in the Cleveland area. The adult membership had reached nearly 2000 whilst the juvenile section had 1300 members. He claimed that many had joined with the idea of

moderation in mind but had come to the conclusion that the only path was that of total abstinence. The members had vowed total abstinence from intoxication, tobacco, gambling and profanity. A children’s competition with prizes was being organised. Questions would be asked on four books – The Bible, The History and Mystery of a Glass of Ale, A Pint of Ale, What it Is and What it Costs, and Lecture on Malt. Eighteen years later, in 1895, the IOGT finally opened a lodge at Skelton. Named ‘The Skelton Happy Home’ it admitted 18 people at its first meeting. Already with a lodge at North Skelton it had numerous other lodges in the East Cleveland area, including Boosbeck, Brotton, Carlin How, Guisborough, Margrove Park, North Skelton, Skinningrove, New Marske and Redcar. On the 1881 census we find that 14 North Terrace was a Temperance hotel, run by a James Elliott, originally from Hutton Rudby. With the Royal George at number 10 and the Duke William at number 16 it provided an oasis of abstinence amidst two popular drinking venues. Its outward appearance would have echoed that of the regular public house, but its drinks were non-alcoholic. Examples of these would be Dandelion and Burdock, Cream Soda, Ginger Beer and the ever-popular Vimto. It was not on the 1871 or the 1891 census so how long it survived is unknown, but its presence is indicative of the groundswell of interest in the Temperance movement. (To be continued) Hollie Bush and Josie Bland

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:

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Thrilling, vengeful new adventure series follows the exploits of McQueen private investigator


E Taylor’s, McQueen Private Investigator ‘Envouter’ is the first volume in a gripping series that chronicles the life and adventures of McQueen – a former paratrooper and SAS soldier who travels the world fighting the most intense of crimes. McQueen finds himself waging a one - man war, with his only weapons being his sharp tenacity, intelligence, unarmed combat skills and an unstoppable thirst for justice. Envouter is a furious and fast paced adventure that takes the reader on a journey through many levels of corruption and crime. Don’t expect convention or an easy tide, McQueen is used to a rough ride and won’t stop at anything in his pursuit to end both local and international crime. A.E. Taylor was born in Barrow in Furness Lancashire, son of Herbert Taylor a soldier, and riveter on the naval dockyard. and mother Gwen Taylor nee Saunders who worked at the Lakeland Laundry, Abbey Road. His parents divorced when he was three. His mother remarried and the family moved to Teesside. The author grew up reading and in teen years his favourite authors were Franz Kafka, Ernest Hemingway, Mikhail Sholokhov and many of the classic authors, Buchan, Tennyson, Wells, Burton, Homer, Conan Doyle and Stevenson. His other favourite read was the Eagle comic. At eighteen he did military training course but didn’t join up. He was a Ranger for NYM and Durham C.C for a total of twelve years. His pastimes included Boy Scouts when younger and went from Scout to Patrol leader in three years of

his most enjoyable years. His later years at weekends found him fell walking, rock climbing, back packing in the Lake District, NYM, Swaledale, Yorkshire Dales, Northumberland. He practises Shaolin Warrior Chi Kung and (Zen) Buddhism and Meditation, hence McQueen’s interest and practice in Shaolin culture. He started to write after his second redundancy in 2009. Writing solid for two years there are six McQueen novels, and A E Taylor is writing children’s stories for all ages up to fifteen. And has more 18+ themed stories in the pipeline. Envouter is available from Amazon in paperback and Kindle format, Waterstones and all good bookshops.

Ho ho ho

It's that time of the year again. Try this one out for Boxing Day. Keep back mashed potatoes. Cabbage and carrots from your lunch. You will need a large non stick frying pan. Work on around 8-10oz per person of mixed leftover mash and veg. Then 1/2 an onion and 1/2 a sweet pepper and 2oz of chorizo per person. Dice the onion and the chorizo. slice the peppers. Heat the pan and add the chorizo. Onions. Add the peppers and fry until the oil is released from the chorizo. Add the veg mix and allow it to catch on the pan whilst stirring and folding in. Once you have stirred in for about 5 mins turn off heat and leave to rest for a couple of mins. Chef ecret S e h If you want something a little more substantial T top with 1 or 2 fried eggs

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Rural Ewe Crime Update


ello everyone and welcome to December’s rural policing page. I hope you’re all ready for Christmas, and you’ve all been good this year and have sent your letters to Santa … I know you all still believe I thought as a crime prevention officer that I would give some timely tips for this time of year to keep both you and your belongings safe. So please take a look at the below: Crime Prevention Guide - Christmas Advice Have a crime-free Christmas. Here at Cleveland Police we’re working hard over Christmas to keep you and your families’ safe, but there are steps you can take to help us. When you're out shopping Stay alert and be aware of what's going on around you, especially in busy shops and crowded streets where thieves and pickpockets may well be operating. Keep valuables in inside pockets of clothing or bags. Keep a close watch on them, and try not to keep them all in one place. Only carry the cash and cards that you need. Always shield the PIN pad when entering your PIN. Be careful where you park your car, especially if you will be returning to it after dark. If parking in a multi-storey car park, choose a well-lit space as close to the exit as possible and away from pillars. Reverse into position. Visit www.parkmark. co.ukfor details of approved car parks. Avoid going back to your car to leave your shopping part-way through your trip. If you have to keep presents in the car, make sure they are out of view in the boot, the car is locked, and keep the receipts with you. Deter pickpockets and muggers. Don't overburden yourself with bags/packages. Be extra careful with purses and wallets. Always carry a purse close to your body and not dangling by the straps. Put a wallet in an inside coat or front trouser pocket, likewise with your phone and keys. Try and avoid taking young children into busy shopping areas. If it is unavoidable make sure they know what to do if they lose you e.g. tell the nearest counter assistant that they are lost and never leave a shop without you. Agree a meeting point with older children, in case you get separated. Never leave your bag unattended on your trolley whilst shopping and don’t leave it in your vehicle when returning your trolley. Don't get loaded down with too many bags. Try to keep one hand free. Keep car doors locked whilst driving in built-up areas, especially if you've got bags or presents in the car. At cash machines If you see anything suspicious alert the bank or


Don't encourage window shopping call the police on 101. Shield the keypad when typing in your PIN at a cash machine or in a shop. Only withdraw as much as you need and avoid carrying large amounts of cash. Put your money and cards away (not in your back pocket) safely before leaving the machine. Ideally pay with a debit/credit card wherever possible. When you’re out for the evening Watch your drinks and food to ensure that nothing is added to them. Never leave your drink unattended, even if you are going to dance or to the toilet. If your drink has been left unattended, don't drink any more of it. If something tastes or looks odd, don't eat/drink any more if it. Be aware, though, that some drugs are colourless and tasteless. If someone you don't know or trust offers to buy you a drink either decline or accompany them to the bar and watch that nothing is added. Know your own limit. If you meet someone new at a party, avoid going home with them or inviting them back to your home/accepting a lift from them. It's safer to arrange a second date in a public place to get to know the person better. If you do find yourself alone with someone you don't know well, make sure that someone knows where you are and who you're with. Pay attention to your instincts. If you feel uneasy about someone, there may be a reason. Make sure someone knows where you are going and when you’ll be home. Avoid walking home alone and never with someone you don’t know well. Drink responsibly, arrange for a member of your group to be a designated driver.

Check your taxi driver’s ID and never get into an unlicensed taxi. The ideal plan is to book your cab or taxi in advance or call a licensed cab company from the party and arrange for them to pick you up right outside the venue. Never accept a lift from a minicab touting for trade on the street. They are illegal and can be very dangerous. Always sit in the back of a cab/taxi and if you get chatting to the driver, do not give away personal details. If you feel uneasy with the driver, ask him to stop at a busy familiar place and get out. If using public transport, have your ticket, pass or change ready in your hand so that your wallet or purse is out of sight. Always wait for the bus or train in a well-lit place near other people if possible and try and arrange for someone to meet you at the bus stop or station. If a bus is empty, or it is after dark, you may feel safer on the lower deck as near as possible to the driver. On trains, avoid empty compartments. If you feel threatened on any public transport press the alarm or attract the attention of your fellow passengers or the driver or guard. Take note of where the emergency alarms are and try to sit near them. At home Don’t leave presents under your Christmas tree if they are visible from windows or doors. Never keep large amounts of cash at home. Make sure you keep your doors and windows locked at all times. Keys should always be kept out of sight and

not left in doors or in view of windows. Make your house look occupied, use a timer switch to operate lamps as it starts to get dark, leave a radio on. Don’t open the door to anybody you don’t recognise. Not sure? Don’t open the door! After you have opened your Christmas gifts Burglars and robbers know that many households have new and often expensive, items in their homes following the December holidays especially items such as new tech such as tablets or laptops, mobile phones, music systems, televisions, cameras and other electronic equipment. In many cases, residents make it easy for burglars to figure out which homes to target by putting boxes that identify their new gifts in plain view with their other rubbish. Avoid becoming an easy target for postholiday burglars/robbers by not leaving boxes for new electronics and other items outside your wheelie bin. Break down any boxes you are throwing out and put them in rubbish bags and place them inside the wheelie bin. With computer equipment, you might consider keeping the boxes for safe storage, shipping or moving in the future. Would they be useful as storage boxes? Think about keeping broken-down boxes inside in a garage or loft. Register your property securely and free of charge on the national property marking database www. To speak to your Crime Prevention Officer (Me, Paul Payne)about protecting your property and reducing your chances of becoming a victim of crime, email:

23 Million People Used 123456 As A Password

hether it’s your Facebook, Amazon, or Netflix account, the explosion in popularity of online apps and services means more and more of us have to remember an increasingly long list of passwords. Unfortunately, some of us cope with this challenge by resorting to practices that leave our data, devices and money at risk - by using the same password across multiple accounts, or by creating simple passwords that could easily be guessed by hackers. Bad password practice is more prevalent than you might think - the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre carried out analysis of passwords leaked in data breaches and found that more than 23 million users worldwide used 123456 as a password.

You can read more about it here: https://www. Here are some top tips that will make your life easier and your online accounts more secure: 1: Creating memorable passwords A good way to create strong, memorable passwords is by using 3 random words. But remember, don’t use words that can be guessed (like your pet’s name). You can include numbers and symbols if you need to. For example, “RedPantsTree4!” 2: Saving passwords in your browser Saving your password in your browser means letting your web browser (such as Chrome,

Safari or Edge) remember your password for you. This can help: • make sure you do not lose or forget your passwords • protect you against some cyber crime, such as fake websites It is safer than using weak passwords, or using the same password in more than one place. Here are some useful links on how you can start saving passwords in your browser: Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Safari. 3: Email account passwords If a hacker gets into your email account, they could: • reset your other online account passwords

• access personal information you have saved about yourself or your business Your email password should be strong and different to all your other passwords. This will make it harder to crack or guess. Need help changing your email account password? You can use these links to find step by step instructions: Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Outlook, BT, AOL Mail. For more of the government’s latest advice on how to stay secure online, visit the Cyber Aware website: cyberaware Thanks for reading! If you found this information useful, please help us spread the word by forwarding this email to your friends.


Coastal View & Moor News Issue 125 December 2021

Coastal View & Moor News Issue 125 December 2021

What’s On - Music & Events


Guisborough Photo Group Update


esults of our 2nd Competition Movement, from 11th November Advance Prints, First Place Bob Norton Vroom,Second Place Dave Beadle Head down tail up Third Place Dave Beadle Wheeeeeeeeeee. With 2 Highly commended and 2 Commended Advanced PDI’s, Steve Gray Newport Bridge Trails, Second Place Chris Reed Full Throttle, Third Place Wayne Stephens Fetch. With 4 Highly commended and 2 Commended Intermediate Prints, First Place George Ezard,Passing Goathland Summit, Second Place Brian Collett Thrills and spills on the track, Third Place Ray Heron Food ahead. Intermediate PDI’s, Winner Brian Collett Soon be home, Second Place Brian Collett Straight down the middle,Third Place Trevor HewisionShifting sands on an Autumn Day. With 2 Highly Commended. The Auction night on November 4thwas well attend and made over £200 for the club fund’s,

2ndDecember Showing the results of the NYSDPA Inter- Prints and PDI’s 9thDecember results of 3rd competition – Be Creative, 16th DecemberChristmas Social Night, Due to the present situation No information as yet, so watch your E-mails club Facebook page and Club web site. January 2022 6th January NYSDPA Silver Salver and Individual PDI’s Portfolios, Plus entries for4th Competition Rain 13thJanuary 2nd Gallery Night a fun night of Judge and be judged, also entries for the short set. 20th January Lecture 27th January Results of 4th competition Rain All the information can be found on our Facebook page and web site. More information on club web site www.guisboroughphotogroup. Or our Facebook groups/984715171574093/ More updates next month Rick S.

The Rotary Club of Redcar Boxing Day Dip It’s back for 2021


ast years dip had to be cancelled because of the covid lockdown – but we are back for the 51st dip on Boxing Day 2021. The Rotary Club of Redcar are busy doing the background work to get this year’s dip on, the format will be as in previous years – 11am start from the Hub on Redcar Promenade entering the sea using the lifeboat slipway. So come along and join the event either by “dipping” or spectating. It’s a great opportunity to fund raise for your local club or your nominated charity through sponsorship. Entry for the event is £10 per dipper either payable in advance by logging onto the Rotary Club of Redcar web site and following the links to the dip, or by using the qr code below, or on the day (cash only). So get your fancy dress out – get a group together - but most of all come and join the event.

●Advance Prints, First Place Bob Norton Vroom

● Intermediate PDI’s, Winner Brian Collett Soon be home ● Intermediate Prints, First Place George Ezard, Passing Goathland Summit

Skelton & Brotton Parish Council in partnership with

All Saints’ Church

Skelton & Brotton Parish Council & St Margaret’s Church

Community Carol Service

A Service of Lessons & Carols for the Whole Community

Sunday 19th December 2021

Sunday 12th December 2021



All Saints’ Church, Skelton

St Margaret’s Church, Brotton

The Cleveland Retired Mens Association

Have renewed their weekly meetings from Wed 20th Oct. Venue 25K Community Centre, Ayton Drive, Redcar (behind Asda Roseberry rd).10.30 start New members welcome. Contact Frank Everett on 01642 466800

●Advanced PDI’s, First Place Steve Gray Newport Bridge Trails

Accompanied by Local Primary Schools

Followed by Refreshments Followed by Refreshments

Proceeds of collection to Charity (TBC)



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Artists’ message to protect the night sky will launch the 2022 Dark Skies Festival (18 February-6 March)

ew thought-provoking solo art exhibitions during next February’s Dark Skies Festival across the North York Moors will help deliver a message that the night sky is precious and needs to be protected. For the first time the North York Moors National Park’s Inspired by… gallery has commissioned two artists to produce new bodies of work that not only celebrate the night sky but also promote a wider understanding of its fragility in the face of creeping light pollution and the detrimental impact this is having on the natural world. World-renowned astronomy artist Louise Beer has spoken to National Park dark sky consultants as part of her research into the philosophical and ecological importance of natural darkness. She will then interpret their relationship to the night sky through photography, installation, sound and a visitor participatory element, for her ‘Dark Reflections’ exhibition which will be designed to help inspire positive environmental change Meanwhile talented Yorkshire Dales-based printmaker Helen Peyton has spent time walking ancient routes across the North York Moors landscape at night, guided only by landmarks and the stars, to create a series of artwork entitled ‘Starscapes’. The exhibitions will be a key feature of the half-term Dark Skies Festival which runs from 18 February to 6 March and will see events being held right across the International Dark Sky Reserves of both the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. Visitors can expect a fantastic array of events in beautiful locations – from stargazing safaris and opportunities to run, cycle or walk under pristine dark skies, through to daytime fun activities

including rocket building and planet trails, as well as expert talks aimed at fostering a greater understanding of the night sky. A host of dark skies friendly accommodation providers, including B&Bs, pubs and hotels, will also provide stay and gaze packages for

those visitors who want to spend longer enjoying looking at the heavens while wrapped in a blanket with a pair of binoculars in-hand. More programme information and booking details will be available soon on www.

The ‘Dark Reflections’ and ‘Starscapes’ exhibitions will begin with a special pre-booked preview on 18 February and then run from 19 February to 3 April at the Inspired by… gallery in The Moors National Park Centre, Danby

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Widely praised celebration of nature, ‘The Lost Words’ exhibition, comes to Kirkleatham Museum


irkleatham Museum will host the acclaimed ‘The Lost Words’ exhibition, organised by Compton Verney and on tour from the Compton Verney Art Gallery. The exhibition has been highly praised for helping reconnect adults and children with the natural world. It will run through to March next year, displaying ‘spell-poems’ written by Robert Macfarlane and paintings by

Jackie Morris from The Lost Words book, published by Hamish Hamilton in 2017. The book itself has become, in the words of The Guardian, a ‘cultural phenomenon’, credited with inspiring the nation to look afresh at the wonders of nature. Each of Macfarlane’s poetic spells are based on a word from nature, chosen for its increasing loss of presence in modern, everyday language, such as ‘conker’, ‘dandelion’ and ‘wren’. Alongside the poems, Jackie Morris’s watercolours will be displayed, some of which incorporate gold leaf, making the familiar suddenly appear magical. On display alongside pieces from the touring exhibition will be work completed by the former pupils of Riverdale Primary School, Redcar. In their final week at primary school, Year 6 children worked with two local artists and a writer to create

Santa to return to Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum this Christmas


anta has confirmed that he will be visiting with his elves once again this Christmas, but not at the Museum. Due to the exciting building works going on at the museum Santa is going to be in our tunnel at St Helen’s Parish Church, Carlin How. Santa is visiting on Friday 10th December 2:30-4:30pm and Saturday 10th December 10am-4pm. 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. “Despite the museum being a building site, we were determined he should visit so we have removed some pews and built him a special tunnel with our friends at St Helen’s church. 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 £2 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 enter Santa’s tunnel. For children with complex needs who may prefer to visit Santa at a quieter time, you can pre-book slots between 9.30 and 10am on Saturday when things will be quieter. To do this, please email The Museum would 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. St Helen’s Parish Church, Rockcliffe Ave, Carlin How, TS13 4ES

their own installation, inspired by The Lost Words books. The Lost Words experience will continue beyond the main exhibition, with a ‘Wizarding Way’ trail around the museum galleries and an outdoor trail across the grounds. The museum is also planning a number of walks and talks in relation to the exhibition. Katie Brown, Collections Manager at Kirkleatham Museum, commented:


“The Lost Words really is a fantastic exhibition that inspires visitors to stop and think about how magical nature is in today’s world.” Councillor Louise Westbury, Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Culture, said: “We’re very much looking forward to welcoming this exhibition to the museum. Lockdown saw many people and families in our area reconnecting with nature and


the outdoors on their daily exercise together; these pieces seem an apt and timely reflection of that. The programming of the exhibition is also a wonderful link with this year’s opening of the Walled Garden and the museum being reflective of the wider Kirkleatham Estate.” Opening times are Tuesday - Sunday from 10am, with the last admission at 4pm. Admissions are free.

P!nk Tribute Charity Concert

lecia Karr the official Tribute to P!nk is appearing in a charity concert at Holey Molies in Skelton at 8pm on Wednesday 8th December. The concert is in aid of the Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum. “We are very grateful to Alecia and Holey Molies for offering to host this charity concert, helping raise much

needed funds to keep the museum alive till it reopens in September 2022” said Father Adam Gaunt, Chair of Trustees at the Museum. “The museum has gone through a tough time, being closed for the last three years preparing for building work to start on the new museum” says Graham Banwell, Director at the Museum. “Also, due to the roof fall

during the Beast from the East, we have to find £300,000 to rebuild the exciting and ever popular underground tour.” Tickets can be booked through Alec Silver at Holey Molies on 01287 650552 For more information about the museum please contact Graham Banwell, graham@ironstonemuseum.

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By Kate Bramley

The World of Theatre


s we turn the corner into December we know that Panto season is fast approaching, and it’s great to see the region’s theatres dusting off the costumes and wigs and getting ready to entertain you. In York it’s the battle of the Pantomimes with York Theatre Royal kicking off on 3rd December (various times to 2nd January)with Cinderella, featuring C-Beebies Andy Day. Across town at The Grand Opera House Berwick Kaler will be starring in Dick Turpin Rides Again from 11 Dec to 9th Jan. At Middlesbrough Theatre it’s comedian Mark Little and a return for Philip Green in Peter Pan from 3rd31st December. But the production that has really caught my eye, and it’s definitely worth travelling for, is Wendy and Peter Pan by Ella Hickson at the newly rebranded Leeds Playhouse. With a stunning design and a fantastic ensemble cast as well as flying, fighting and dancing, we see a new adaptation of the classic story with Wendy giving the Lost Boys


● The Snow Dancer : Picture by Karl Andre Photography a run for their money. Their own publicity says “it will be an unforgettable journey for all the family” and everything I have seen of rehearsals so far seems to back up that bold statement! With my own company, Badapple Theatre, we are just going into final rehearsals sir our 2021 rural touring EcoChristmas show The Snow

Dancer, which is out and about across the UK from 2nd December. This follows the tale of teenagers Sol and Aurora who have to search our the elusive and magical Snow Dancer to bring order back to The Great Wood. If you like, head to www. and see if we are coming to a village near you….

Saltburn Charity Crafters

n Saturday 4th December, 2021 Saltburn Charity Crafters will be joined by S.A.R.A (Saving And Rehoming Animals) for their 4th Annual Charity Fundraiser Christmas Craft Fair and Market. This event takes place in Saltburn Community Hall on Windsor Road 10.00 am – 4.00pm Along with other local Charity Stalls S.A.R.A will be selling handmade


seasonal gifts, knitted goods and Christmas decorations along with other surprises. Information about this local animal charity will also be available. All funds raised on this day will go towards vets bills, particularly as a few costly operations have been needed recently for dogs. Admission is free so please come along and enjoy browsing and buying whilst live festive music gets you in the seasonal mood.

2021 Christmas Fayre

ur first Christmas Fayre to be held on site at Foxrush Farm Redcar takes place over two weekends. Festive stalls with gifts a-plenty will make for a colorful display in this large space with Christmas music to help put you in the festive mood. Mulled wine and mince pies will warn you up with other refreshments on sale too. As always great goods at great prices. A huge thank you goes out to all the kind supporters who have been bus knitting, sewing and craft-making fabulous


Saving And Re-Homing Animals The Ann Prosser Foundation Registered Charity No. 1051037 /

creative gifts exclusive to SARA for these Fayre weekends. Monies raised will ensure the animal residents - dogs, cats and rabbits have a super Christmas at the sanctuary. Saturday 11th December 2021 Sunday 12th December 2021 Saturday 18th December 2021 Sunday 19th December 2021 10.00am – 3.00pm Foxrush Farm, Kirkleatham Lane, Redcar. TS10 5NJ www.

Book signing in Loftus

aul Jones-King of Chapter One Bookshop, Loftus is holding a book signing on Thursday, December 9th from 5pm until 7pm. John F. Watson will be signing copies of his latest book, `Inheritance` - sequel to ` A Journey of Hope`.

John says: "I`m really looking forward to meeting up with a few old acquaintances as well as new and old customers. John and Ann have fond memories of the area, running their own business in Loftus for more than thirty years.




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Christmas at The Moors National Park Centre: Magical events for all the family

estive family trails, virtual Santa experiences and a woodland storytelling adventure; the Countdown to Christmas has begun at The Moors National Park Centre in Danby. From Saturday 13 November, visitors to the Centre got into the seasonal spirit with the launch of Brigantia’s Bounty, featuring an incredible range of hand-made crafts from 20 talented artisans. The Centre’s gift shop will also be championing the region’s passionate local suppliers, stocking a wide selection of delectable Christmas treats and environmentally-sourced products. For those visiting with children, there’s a choice of two Christmas trails around the grounds of the National Park Centre. Younger visitors may like to help Merry Mouse locate the lost parcels, while those aged seven or older can take part in an exciting Christmas word hunt. Collect your trail maps for £5 from the information desk (prize included). Santa will be making a very special virtual appearance live from his workshop on the 4-5 and 11-12 December. There’s no need to book and all children who see Santa will also receive an eco-friendly gift from the elves, including the choice of a real baby Christmas tree to take home for planting! New for 2021 is the Magical Woodland


Journey, taking place at 3.45pm and 5.45pm on Sunday 19 December. As the night draws in, participants will collect a lantern before heading out along an enchanted trail with the ‘Lady of the Landscape’. Along the way, characters, such as ‘The Keeper of the Light’ will share ancient tales about our connection with nature. The experience is suitable for all ages and promises to capture the imagination of everyone who enters. Tickets cost £10, and include a tasty treat and drink in the Park Life Café following the adventure. Lucy Heal, Centre Manager at The Moors National Park Centre, said: “At the National Park Centre, you can combine a festive family day out with the chance to shop for original, personal and eco-conscious gifts, many of which are handmade by local crafts and tradespeople. Our children’s trails and events are an opportunity to make enchanting Christmas memories with loved ones, all while enjoying the cherished and protected landscapes of the North York Moors.” The Moors National Park Centre is open every day from 10.30am-4pm until 3 January, then weekends only. It will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. For more information, including booking links for the Magical Woodland Journey, please visit

Guisborough Choral Society Christmas Concert

ill be held in Guisborough Methodist Church on Saturday, December 11th at 7.30 PM. We are delighted to be able to perform again, so please get in the festive spirit and come along with friends and family to celebrate Christmas with us! We are sure you’ll be delighted with our mix of contemporary and traditional choral works. As you are aware, Covid numbers are constantly fluctuating so we will join other local public venues in ensuring Covid safety measures are in place in order to provide you a pleasurable and safe experience. All touchable surfaces will be sanitised before and after the concert and we will have hand gel available for you upon your arrival. We ask you to maintain appropriate

social distancing and wear a face covering while inside the church until you are seated. To reduce congestion at the church entry, stairways and ticket counters we kindly ask you to please purchase your tickets in advance. Tickets are available online at event/ 528993, from choir members and from Guisborough Bookshop on Chaloner Street, Guisborough. Tickets at the door will be subject to availability, as this will be a smaller seating capacity concert than in pre-covid times. General admission tickets cost £6. Admission is £1 to those under 19 years of age. For more information contact the Publicity Officer at 07463 089288 or visit our web page at and visit us on facebook at

St. Mark's Church, Marske Services back to normal St Mark's CofE church in Marske has reverted to its normal (pre-Covid) service times. Sundays: 8.00am Communion (said) 9.30am Family Communion.

Mondays: 7.00pm Communion Wednesdays: 10.00am Communion

Sunday Club for children has resumed on Sundays at 9.30am, during the Family Communion Service. Although face masks are no longer a legal requirement, while infection rates remain high, they are preferable for everyone's safety and peace of mind. Please contact the Revd David Tembey (01642 482896) to arrange weddings and Christenings. Funeral arrangements can be made through your funeral director. More information is available at or search FaceBook for St. Mark’s church, Marske by the Sea.

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Autobiography of Teesside folk legend Vin Garbutt tops Amazon charts


he autobiography Vin Garbutt wrote in his final years rocketed to number one in Amazon’s Biographies of Folk Musicians chart within 24 hours of its release in paperback and ebook versions early in November. Folk legend Vin, who was 69, passed away on June 6 2017 after undergoing heart surgery at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough. He had begun working on All The Very Best! with the help of journalist Michael McGeary in 2014 and the first draft was completed a few days before Vin died. Just under 1,000 hardback copies were preordered by folk fans as far away as Australia and Canada and they are now being shipped across the world from Loftus, North Yorkshire, by Vin’s wife, Pat. Vin’s son Louis, who has managed the project together with his mam, Pat, said: “We were delighted that so many people put their faith in us and were prepared to order the book without even seeing it. “We’ve sent the books out now, but it was a mammoth task and we thank people for bearing with us and for their patience.“Some of the first fans to receive the book have already read it, and it’s been lovely to hear their positive comments. “The book truly captures Dad’s spirit and his outlook on life and we’re really proud of the way it’s turned out.” One fan wrote on Vin’s Facebook page: “It's a great read. Just like Vin's performances. You will laugh and cry at Vin's recollections. Loved every word of this book.” Born in South Bank, Middlesbrough, on November 20 1947, Vin became known as the funniest man on the worldwide folk scene. But while his patter was hilarious, his songs were often deadly serious, tackling issues from

unemployment in the North-East to oppression and injustice wherever he saw it in the world. He recorded 12 studio albums and three live albums and was the subject of a full-length feature film, Teesside Troubadour. He was the first British folk artist to tour Australia and he played to packed out venues across the globe. In 2001 he was named Best Live Act at the 2001 BBC Folk Awards and received an honorary degree from Teesside University. Vin was also shunned by elements of the mainstream folk world because of his outspoken views but he refused to be silenced, even at considerable cost to his career. Next year will see three important milestones. As well as being the fifth anniversary of Vin’s death and the year he would have turned 75, it’s also 50 years since he released his iconic debut album, Valley of Tees. All The Very Best! includes many previously unseen photos from Vin’s life and contributions from some of Vin’s friends and admirers from the folk world, including Tom Paxton, Loudon Wainwright III, Eric Bogle, Christy Moore, Mike Harding, Barbara Dixon and Jasper Carrott, as well as from fans and the people who knew Vin best. The paperback is priced at £9.99 and is available from and selected bookshops. The ebook is also available from Vin’s website as well as Amazon and most other digital retailers priced £5.99.

PARKINSON’S UK Redcar & District Support Group SEASONS GREETINGS Chair based exercise classes for people with Parkinson’s every Tuesday 1 – 2pm at 25K Community Centre, Ayton Drive, Redcar. Further information contact the instructor Beverley Willis on 07980 468851. There is a charge of £2 pp No exercises over the holiday period. No meeting in December, but we will be back with a social meeting Thursday 13th January 2022. There is a charge of £2pp at the Support Group. For further details contact Doreen - email doreen. or 07900 348518 Parkinson's helpline (free phone) 0808 800 0303 Email: Website: We are the Parkinson's charity that drives better care, treatments, and quality of life. Charity No. 258197

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Christmas Wishes and Notice on Opening Hours over the Festive Period From everybody at Car Care Of Marske we would like to wish all of the Customers, suppliers and associates a Merry Christmas and to say a big thank you for your business and support over the past year.

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Redcar Bears


he Redcar Bears kicked off their team building plans ahead of the 2022 campaign with the double return of Charles Wright and Jordan Jenkins. The two British riders have also been signed as full club assets which commits their long term futures to the Media Prima Arena. Wright was approached in September by the Bears promotion and he quickly agreed a deal with the club. Additionally, the Stockport born star picked up the accolade of Bear of the Year at the club's end of season party which was held in early November. The 2019 British Champion was previously owned by Poole and Jade Mudgway and Jamie Swales moved quickly to secure the signature of the club captain. Wright has made 105 appearances over three spells at the club and he will be hoping to close in on the 163 appearances Aaron Summers made for the club during his spell at Redcar. Jenkins impressed in his first full year in the second tier with the Norfolk born racer also securing National League glory with the Mildenhall Fen Tigers who took the crown of National League champions. The 20 year old is hoping to secure a place in the SGB Premiership this season as a rising star to complement his commitments with Redcar. The 2021 Championship season ended with an entertaining grand final as the Poole Pirates claimed a league and KO Cup double in their first year at Championship level. The world famous

● Jade Mudgway (Bears Team Manager and Co-Promoter) with the 2021 Bear of the Year, Charles Wright

Pirates defeated Edinburgh in the KO Cup final by winning both home and away legs whilst they hauled back a 10 point deficit at Wimborne Road against Glasgow to take home the league title. With the focus now firmly on 2022, the SGB Championship promoters have agreed on a 42 point limit in regards to team building whilst the rising star system in the Championship has been scrapped, the system will remain in place in the SGB Premiership. Sadly, Kent and Birmingham, at the time of

Ryan’s Redcar round up writing have not been able to offer assurances regarding their immediate futures and have been given extra time in the hope they can both make the tapes in 2022. Conversely, Oxford have made a much welcome return to British Speedway and they will line up in both the Championship and the National Development League. Additionally, they have kicked off their team building with the signing of the 7 time British Champion Scott Nicholls as their captain. With clubs now building ahead of March I thought it wise to look at the other announced septets so far. Berwick have raised eyebrows by signing the former Grand Prix star in Chris Harris whilst Ricky Wells also makes the move from Glasgow to Shielfield Park. The 2 high profile stars are joined by the returning trio of Jye Etheridge, Kyle Bickley and Leon Flint who had a breakout 2021. Leicester have re-signed two of their 2019 SGB Championship title winners in the shape of Connor Mountain and Richie Worrall whilst Nick Morris returns from their 2021 septet. Worrall had initially looked close to returning to Edinburgh after a successful 2021 at Armadale but the Brit had a late change of heart and chose to base himself at the Paul Chapman and Sons Arena. Redcar’s north-east rivals, Newcastle have wasted no time in building the majority of their 2022 side with 6 of their side announced. Returning to Brough Park are James Wright,

Marske Cricket Club I

t’s been a busy time recently with various activities taking place in and around the club, all to the good we add. We hosted a tremendously successful Halloween party for children, at which each and every child, took part with gusto and enthusiasm. On behalf of the club we would like to thank the Ladies Section for organising such a well planned event which was enjoyed by everyone. An unexpected treat was a very special Goody Bag for all the children which was more than appreciated by everyone,especially the children. A thanks must also go to James and his staff for keeping refreshments going throughout a hectic afternoon. November 5th brought the return of our, previously, successful Fireworks Display and this year’s did not disappoint in anyway whatsoever. Thanks to the Cricket Section we put on a display that, according to many comments placed on social media, was the best seen for many years and far better than some of the officially arranged displays seen in the past at various locations. So, once again, the club thanks everyone involved including the volunteers who helped to manage the event so well. We hope to see you all again in 2022! We also welcomed back, after almost two years, the return of Dave & Sue’s Country and Western Nights and what a night, considering the time gap, it was. An almost full house enjoyed the evening and the talent on show was quite

exceptional with everyone looking forward to the next time, on December 10th, when they will be returning and will continue on the 2nd Friday of every month. On November 19th we had the excellent Laura Cairns performing at the club and she will be followed, on Saturday December 11th, by the truly brilliant singing duet, Macarber, and they are definitely not to be missed – so get yourselves to the club, invest £3.00 entrance fee, relax and be entertained for a few hours. Marske also held their annual Remembrance Day Parade on November 14th which was, as normal, followed and supported by many supporters and onlookers from Marske and surrounding areas. Pictured are some of the local organisations’ representatives leading the parade prior to the laying of their wreaths – it is hoped that more will be represented next year. Don’t forget we have our ever-popular Irish Nights with the next artiste being Dermot Doyle on Tuesday December 7th. Doors open at 7.30 with a £3.00 entrance and the evening includes a couple of games of Bingo and a raffle. Our regular Bingo sessions on Sunday lunchtime and Wednesday evening are as popular as ever so, all you Bingo lovers out there, get to the club and try and win some extra money in time for Christmas. We hope to be running a special monthly article from next month so look out for the 1st one in January’s issue of your favourite local newspaper.

brother of Charles, Matthew Wethers, and Max Clegg whilst they have signed New Zealand’s Bradley Wilson-Dean as the club’s new number 1. Wilson-Dean will be joined on Tyneside by his compatriot George Congreve who makes his debut on British soil whilst Paul Starke, who made several guest appearances for the Diamonds in 2021 is to become a full-time Diamond. Plymouth have signed up five members of their 2022 septet with the returning duo of Henry Atkins and Alfie Bowtell being joined by Richard Lawson, Edward Kennett and Michael PalmToft. Palm-Toft, a member of the Redcar 2019 and 2021 line-up moves onto pastures new in 2022 after lifting the Premiership title with Peterborough at the end of the 2021 campaign. Scunthorpe are the only other team to announce a signing with Ryan Kinsley returning to the Eddie Wright Raceway after a successful 2019 debut season at the Lincolnshire track. Kinsley was a late season addition to the Bears side in 2021 and he will be hoping to re-ignite his career back with Scunthorpe. The new double promoting duo of Mudgway and Swales have announced that the remaining five Bears will be announced at the club's Christmas party on December 12th at the Bears’ clubhouse. Redcar’s Jitendra Duffill has now officially stepped down from his duties as copromoter and everyone associated with the club wish Duffill the best in the future.

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Redcar Town FC Redcar Town FC Men's First Team


e would like to thank our supporters for travelling to Grimsby and Liverpool to cheer us on in the FA Vase. Sadly our journey ended at Liverpool but what a great run we had to put Redcar Town FC on the football map.

Redcar Town FC Smoke Free Side Lines


by Ian Enderwick


Remembrance Day

s a Club with many ex service personnel amongst our ranks, we are proud to show our gratitude to all those who gave up their lives or incurred life changing injuries to maintain our freedom.


edcar Town in Partnership with the North Riding Football Association are promoting the Smoke Free Side Lines Campaign to enable our children and spectators to participate and spectate in a smoke free environment. We are encouraging smokers to smoke away from our pitches in a designated smoking area.

Many successes for over 60s Walking Football Team Redcar Strollers ● The Winning Team Back Row L to R Marty

● Redcar Town Ladies would like to thank Rob at Alphatech for sponsoring a pitch side board. It is much appreciated.

Wright, Jimmy Laidlaw, Brian Bagnell, Hayden Passman, Charlie Bell ● Front Row L to R Dave Borrow, Tony Breslin, Steve Borrow, Mike Rowell


he Redcar Strollers football team was formed in 2018; when they were initially named Peterlee/Redcar but later that year they changed their official name to Redcar Strollers. The over 60’s team was formed in 2019 and in their first season in the Northern Premier League they finished in second place which enabled them to qualify for the Inter League Championship. During that competition they defeated four teams from the Southern Leagues and became the Inter League Champions at the first attempt. In the same season they won the Steel City Cup, a regional competition based in Sheffield. They were also narrowly beaten by Wakefield in the North East Regional Final of the WFA (Walking Football Association) National Cup competition. Also in 2019, the Strollers won the National WFU over 60’s competition by beating Bexley 3-1 in the final. The Strollers started competing again in 2021 after the covid pandemic lockdown was lifted and in their first competition played in Middlesbrough in early


July where they won the HH Auto cup. In the same month they won the Scarborough Seaside Shield during which they were undefeated throughout the tournament. In August they came third in the Queens Tournament which was played in Hull. Once again they entered the WFA Pharmacy over 60’s National Cup competition and reached the regional final by winning three rounds, two at home and one away. They played Wakefield away in the final. In a very hard fought game, the score was 2-2 after extra time with the Strollers winning through on penalties. The National Final was played at Barnsley in early October. The Strollers lost their first match but won their next two league games to top the league on goal difference. In the semi final they played Hartshill Strollers and defeated them on penalties after extra time. In the final they played Kingsmaid from Manchester and won 1-0 to become the National WFA Champions. Amazing success so well done to all concerned.

New Marske Cricket Club

e play in division two of the Langbaurgh League. Having lost players to the N.Y & S.D. League we especially welcome new players for next season. Beginners and older players making a come-back equally welcome. Our ground is at Gurney St.,New Marske (TS11 8EG)

complete with pavilion. Winter nets are scheduled to start on Tuesday evening,January 4th ,2022 Interested players should text 07768 168017 or alternatively leave contact details at the parent New Marske Sports Club clubhouse.




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Guisborough Town Manager warns of changes ahead unless results improve

● Guisborough Manager Steve Bell – stark warning to his players following another defeat at Sunderland RCA


uisborough Town Manager Steve Bell has issued a stark warning to his players following their fourth defeat in their last six matches as the Priorymen were sunk by the only goal in another disappointing display at Sunderland RCA on Saturday, 20 November. After the game a frustrated Steve commented: “I told the players that at the moment I have a problem to solve and I’ll solve it in the end either with or without some of them. “I also told them that we lost against RCA because of the little things that we weren’t good at. Little but important decisions that

● Officials and members of Guisborough Town Football Club present a bumper cheque for £2,000 to officials of the Great North Air Ambulance. Pictures by DAN CLARK

good players get right more often than they don’t. “We seem to be able to get into good situations but then usually make a wrong decision. As far as the match against RCA is concerned, it was just more of the same – one step forward and two steps back,” added Steve. Following that latest defeat at RCA, the Priorymen hadthen played nine games since the start of October and lost seven and won just two, slipping alarmingly to 15th in the table. The Priorymen have been dogged by injuries

more than most teams so far this season and at a time when they have been in dire need of a striker who can score goals regularly they have recently lost star winger and marksman Steve Roberts to an ankle injury, just when he was rediscovering his scoring prowess. Only recently, Steve had commented: “Quite simply, I am convinced that we are just one player who can score a few goals short from being a very good team at our level,” added Steve. Meanwhile, off the field Guisborough Town’s commitment to the local community has been underlined following a recent highly

Ups and downs for Whitby Town


By Andrew Snaith

he Blues went into December's Pitching in Northern Premier League Premier Division campaign lying fifth. The Seasiders occupy a play off spot following a fourth match unbeaten run including an epic 3-2 victory at leaders Matlock Town. Soni Fergus netted on debut, with former Middlesbrough marksman Brad Fewster and in form midfielder Priestley Griffiths completing the scoring. Griffiths was one of a number of injury

●Adam Gell

victims for Town recently. On loan Hartlepool winger Lewis MacDonald also pulled up lately with Adam Gell and another former Pools man Lewis Hawkins still feeling their way back. Sadly centre half Lewis Ritson is likely to miss the rest of the season with a muscle tear, fellow defender Dan Burn has also struggled with a shoulder injury. Town host fellow promotion chasers South Shields at the Towbar Express Stadium on Monday 27th December where the club's Christmas Draw will also take place. Tickets remain on sale.

North Riding Football League


By Andrew Snaith

arm & Eaglescliffe continue to lead the way in the Premier Division as we move towards the festive period. The North Riding Senior Cup will definitely have North Riding Football League representation in the quarter finals. Grangetown Boys Club beat Stokesley Sports Club in an all NRFL affair. Kader came agonisingly close to joining them, they drew 3-3 with Northern League First Division Redcar Athletic. Debutant Charlie Paterson grabbed a hat-trick, however Athletic won 4-1 on penalties. Saturday 20th November North Riding Premier Division BEADS 1-3 Kader Bedale 2-5 Redcar Athletic Reserves Boro Rangers 4-2 Thornaby Dubliners Redcar Newmarket 1-4 Yarm &

Eaglescliffe Staithes 1-3 St Marys 1947 Stokesley Sports Club 0-4 Grangetown Boys Club Thirsk Falcons 2-2 Fishburn Park North Riding First Division East Lealholm 4-1 New Marske Redcar Town Reserves 0-5 Boro Rangers Reserves South Park Rangers 7-1 Loftus Athletic Whitby Fishermens Society 7-0 Great Ayton United North Riding First Division West Darlington RA U19 2-1 Thirsk Falcons Development Kader Reserves P-P Cleveland Nunthorpe Athletic 8-0 Northallerton Town Reserves T.I.B.S 6-0 Wolviston Youth Whinney Banks 6-3 Yarm & Eaglescliffe Development

successful charity concert at the KGV Clubhouse in aid of the Great North Air Ambulance (GNAA). Fund-Raising Initiative Guisborough Town subsequently presented the Great North Air Ambulance (GNAA) with a cheque for £2,000 - the proceeds from the concert which was held at the KGV Priory Suite in October. The event, featuring top Teesside band The Cadillacs, was the first major fund-raising initiative Guisborough Town had organised since the Covid lockdown - and the club was absolutely delighted with the bumper turn-out and the very healthy sum raised. Some £1,800 was raised on the night from the various fundraising activities including raffles and a tombola. As a further gesture of goodwill, Guisborough Town FC topped the final amount up to the £2,000 mark. Guisborough Town Club President Don Robinson was particularly delighted with the money raised as he was a key driving force behind the event with the GNAA one of his favourite charities. Guisborough Town's recently-appointed Chairman, Andy Willis, commented: "We were delighted to hold this event to raise much-needed cash for the GNAA. They are a superb charitable organisation which provides a vital life-saving service for potentially the whole community in the Teesside region and wider. "As such, helping organisations like the GNAA underscores Guisborough Town's commitment to supporting and becoming even more closely involved with our local community," added Andy.

Coast and County Radio have been testing broadcasts on 105.5FM in Whitby area By Andrew Snaith


he community station whose shows feature ex Radio Caroline stars Emperor Rosko and Roger Day, as well as veteran David Hamilton and extensive coverage of Whitby Town FC, now cover from Lythe

to Flamborough, over 40 miles down the coast. Their trial broadcasts are next going to be centered around Robin Hood's Bay and Ravenscar on 105.5FM. To present or advertise with the station, find them on Facebook, Twitter or email studio@

Coastal View & Moor News Issue 125 December 2021

Marske United continue successful season up to second in the League! W

By Mark Hathaway

ith Christmas approaching, Marske United’s season continues to be a successful one, with the club now up to 2nd in the League, just three points behind leaders Liversedge, with a record so far of played 14, won 12, drawn 1 and lost 1. The one draw came in a disappointing game at Stocksbridge Park Steels, the former club of Jamie Vardy. In a poor game, Steels took the lead just before half time before Adam Boyes equalised moments later from a cross by Jack Blackford. With just over 20 minutes left, Marske were awarded a penalty for handball which Craig Gott converted. Marske looked like they would hold on for a win but, in the last minute, the referee awarded another penalty for handball, this time against Marske skipper Adam Wheatley, which Luke Mangham converted. Next up was a trip down the coast for an FA Trophy game at Bridlington. Marske absolutely blew their opponents away with seven unanswered goals, four from Adam Boyes, two from Matty Tymon and one from James Fairley. As the season entered November, Sheffield FC, the oldest football team in the world, made the trip to Mount Pleasant and the Seasiders made

it 13 goals in two games with a 6-1 win, where there were six different goalscorers. Marske took the lead on seven minutes with a fine shot from the edge of the box by Glen Butterworth, but the away side equalised on 10 minutes thanks to a neat finish from Marc Newsham after fine build-up play. That was as good as it got for Sheffield with Marske grabbing three goals before half time thanks to James Fairley, a superb finish from Connor Smith and the inevitable goal from Adam Boyes. Marske made the game safe with two goals in three minutes early in the second half with a towering header from Kev Burgess and a sublime chip from the edge of the box from Dale Hopson. The following Tuesday, Worksop Town made the long journey from Nottinghamshire to Mount Pleasant. In what was a really tough game, where the away side came for a draw, Marske broke the deadlock on 41 minutes, thanks to a penalty from Gott. The lead lasted less than two minutes when a fine corner was powered home by the head of Lewis Gibbens. Into the second half, Marske retook the lead on 53 minutes when Wheatley was on hand to slot home a rebound after the ball was cleared off the line and Curtis Round made it 3-1 with a back post finish. However, a nervous finish ensued

when Liam Hardy scored with six minutes to go, but Marske held on to claim a crucial three points. Attention turned to the FA Trophy with the well supported FC United of Manchester visiting Marske hoping to avenge their FA Trophy defeat last season. In front of a bumper crowd of 1006, supporters saw a fantastic game of football. Marske flew out of the blocks and scored twice in the opening six minutes. First, a Gott free kick flicked off the wall and into the corner of the net before Boyes netted from close range. Marske looked to have made the game safe on 65 minutes when a Fairley shot went in via a deflection from an FC United defender. However, FC United hadn’t read the script and got a goal back on 67 minutes through a fine finish from Regan Linney. With 14 minutes left, Connor Smith was penalised and Paul Ennis converted the penalty to ensure a nervy end but Marske held on to reach the 2nd Round and a trip to Northern Premier League Premier Division leaders Matlock Town. Marske returned to league action the following Tuesday with 3rd bottom Pontefract Collieries making the trip to Marske. Colls defied their league position and gave Marske one of their hardest games of the season. Just as the game looked to be heading for a draw, Tymon popped

Sleights hunting for trophies

Marske United Yellow Warriors Complete another Fundraising activity for the club


Facebook Media Pages with over 10,000 followers and via the matchday programme etc. They are from Player Sponsorship, Matchday Sponsorship and Advertising Board/Programme Sponsorship. If anyone is interested in finding out more about these go to the website or email Matchday Mascot Opportunities for all The Club are once again running their popular Mascot Matchday Opportunities for the forthcoming season. This is FREE to any child aged 5-12. You meet the team ahead of the game, walk out with the team and meet the teams and the officials. Have your photo taken with the player of your choice or the club captain. Receive a signed framed copy of that moment. Have a half time kick around with the coaching staff. Present the Man of the Match prize at the end of the game. This has proved very popular and places fill up quickly. Only stipulation is the Mascot needs to be wearing a Marske United shirt. To register your child for this please email It is also great to see the number of children now attending the games at Mount Pleasant in their Marske United shirts. Little Kicks- Free Football Activities This weekly activity has returned for the winter period. This will now take place every FRIDAY from 5pm-7pm at the new outside Astro turf facility at Redcar and Cleveland College TS10 1EZ. These sessions prove very popular, you just need to turn up any Friday with the relevant times for the specific age groups below. 5pm – 6pm Ages 8-13 years 6pm - 7pm Ages 14-18 years These sessions are free to attend and there is no need to book in advance, you can just turn up. Thank you for your support of Marske United. Reminder all information on Marske United can be found@


up at the back post to head home a cross from Hopson to secure the win. Next up was a relatively short trip to Hebburn to face our former Northern League foes. Marske secured the points thanks to a double from Boyes, who took his season goals to a scarcely believable 31 in all competitions. On the player front, Marske have secured the loan signing, for four weeks, of Spennymoor midfielder Mark Anderson, who made his debut against Hebburn and had a fine game. On the fixture front, December sees the following fixtures: Saturday 4th December – Ossett United (A) KO 3.00pm Tuesday 7th December – Pickering Town (H) KO 7.45pm Saturday 18th December – Cleethorpes Town (A) KO 3.00pm Monday 27th December – Stockton Town (H) KO 3.00pm The club are offering half season tickets, which would make a great Christmas present. Covering 9 games, prices are adults £75, concessions (over 65, OAPs, 16-18 year olds) £37.50 and under 16s £22.50. They will be available on the Marske United website – www.marskeunitedfc. org – very soon.

Off The Field update for Marske United

By Bob Ryan he Yellow Warriors have just recently undertaken a sponsored walk from Whitby to Marske United. Currently they have raised over £1K which will be put towards further ground improvements at Mount Pleasant. This is a fantastic achievement from these young lads in working with the club to improve facilities. Well done to you all from everyone at Marske United. Remembrance Services Marske United carried out a very poignant minutes silence at the recent FA Trophy fixture against FC United of Manchester. The team were joined on the pitch by a bugler Martin Tadd who played the last post. This ● Photo to Karen Harland. was a very moving tribute and well observed keen to have trade skills people helping with the by the 1006 supporters who attended the event. On the Sunday after 2 representatives of the various ground improvements that are taking place club. Bob Ryan and Dave Bishoprick also took part and can offer their skilled expertise. in the remembrance service and laid a wreath at the Marske United Annual Christmas Draw Once again, the club will be running their annual village cenotaph. Christmas draw. The draw will take place on the Ground Works/Volunteer helpers Work is continuing a weekly basis to move the 27th Dec 2021 and prizes are as follows:- 1st Prize ground forward. Mark Hastings-Long has now come – 40” Smart TV, 2nd Prize - £100 Cash, 3rd Prize onboard to help with the maintenance of the pitch. £50 Club shop voucher donated by the Supporters Club plus many more great prizes. Tickets are Already an improvement has started to be seen. The Football club relies on volunteers to help with now on sale and cost £1 per book of 5 tickets and the day-to-day maintenance and running of the can be obtained by emailing Diane - diryan699@ football club Would you like to become involved. We are always seeking Matchday Volunteers who Sponsorship Opportunities can assist with Scanning Tickets, Programme Sales, Marske United continue to promote the local community businesses via their various social and Raffle Sales. Pitch set up and other activities We are also looking for Grounds persons to help to media channels. More and more local companies maintain the pitch as and when required, working are coming on board and showing their support for as part of a team. Help also needed in organising Marske United who are certainly putting the village on the map with the team. events, fundraising, promoting games etc. If you are interested in getting involved with Marske The club have various sponsorship opportunities United in a voluntary capacity either during the for individuals and businesses alike. Promote your week or helping on a matchday please email Bob or business via the ground/club website (regularly Stan via we are always in the Top 50 Pitchero Websites) Twitter and


● Robbie Hurworth By Andrew Snaith leights went into the festive period with their hopes of challenging at the top of the Beckett League First Division hanging by a thread. They were held 2-2 by Rosedale for their first draw of the season, coming from behind twice through Will Cork Dove and man of the match Robbie Hurworth. Sleights have already lost twice, to Snainton 3-1 at home and controversially 2-1 at Ryedale. Manager Ed Turner has added Sam Bailey to his ranks with Tom Shrimpton leaving to join Fishburn Park. Turner's men, as of time of press, are still holding the Hospital Cup, as they have since Good Friday 2019. They beat Rosedale 5-0 to reach the quarter finals. SFC are also still in the hunt for the Gordon Harrison Memorial Trophy too after coming from behind to see off Ayton 2-1 away from home. Sleights FC have a brand new Adidas playing strip. The black and white home kit has sponsors on the front and back with a further sleeve spot available for just £250. If you or your company are interested email


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 125 December 2021


Amazing season for local riders

● British Trials Champion Andy Chilton

● Holly Dixon Ladies Youth C British Trials Champion

By John Watson


2021 was an amazing season for three of our home grown trials riders, Andy Chilton, Tom Affleck and Holly Dixon

hitby`s Andy Chilton began riding trials at the age of seven. Initial interest came from Andy`s dad, Dave, who happened to be a huge enthusiast on anything with an engine. Once he joined Scarborough DMC, Andy and the whole family became involved and his journey began. From Wednesday night trials, then club trials, progressing through to British Championship youth trials. Early on in his career, possibly his desire to crowd please kept him off the top spot a little longer than necessary but since joining forces with Nigel Birkett and Scorpa he`s never looked back, culminating in the 2021 British Trials 2 Championship, after a season long battle with TRS rider Ross Danby. Thirty years old now and hoping to move to Moorsholm, Andy says: ”Next season I will concentrate on the big events such as the Scott and SSDT and I will definitely be 100% Scorpa next year. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone – past and present – who helped me achieve what I set out to do 20 odd years ago and that is to be able to call myself a British Trials Champion.” Tom Affleck clinched the British Expert Trials Championship class in fine style after a season long battle with former Ladies World Trials Champion, Emma Bristow. The 30-year-old electrician/ dad/ husband from Skelton began his riding career at the age of four. Tom says: “My dad rode bikes back in the day, so I started messing around at our local practice area at Charltons. A few local trials soon followed at Guisborough, Scarborough, Richmond etc. “But it wasn`t until 2011 that I started riding the British championship rounds. I grabbed a few 2nd overalls but it wasn`t until this year that the confidence kicked in and I finally sealed the deal with the overall win. “ It was very special to do it the same year as my best mate, `Chilly`, as we train together, travel to all the rounds together and I will continue riding the Sherco for Malcolm Rathmell Sport in 2022. I would like to thank all at MRS, my dad, my wife & Karl Dodderidge. They have been brilliant. I couldn`t have done it without their support.” Last but far from least is the irrepressible youngster from Sneaton, Holly Dixon and well known in the trials fraternity as `The Princess of Trials.` A gritty, determined rider – “and character,” says her dad, Andy, Holly, twelve years old, stood atop the rostrum after winning the final two rounds in Derbyshire to be crowned Ladies Youth C British Trials Champion. Dad, Andy told me: “Holly started riding aged eight on the electric Oset and has many hobbies. Her favourites are horse riding, mountain biking and snowboarding.” Quite a dynamic young lady. She is a member of Scarborough DMC and rides for ex-British trials Champion under Michael Brown Racing. Next season will see Holly move up to Scorpa 125 and if she gets her wish the Scorpa will be customised in pink. What a fantastic achievement and dedication to the sport, not only from the riders but from their families, helpers and supporters. Congratulations all.

● Tom Affleck British Expert Trials Champion