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All about Kiplin Hall

We look at a fascinating story of preservation at Kiplin Hall and the celebration of it

Archives at Dusk

An interesting evening of local history returns!

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06 a good read 10 education 10 general interest 10 events 12

book launch: FEATURED

Local author launches novel 2 new books reviewed The importance of teamwork All about March Hares Local events this Spring

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Garden View

All about the fiesta of colour this Spring!

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14 local news: 16 local news: 16 garden view: 18 20 astronomy:

local news: FEATURED

A historic link at Kiplin Hall FEATURED

Archives at Dusk returns

FEATURED

Northallerton Library events FEATURED

A fiesta of colour!

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Why do the clocks alter?

Welcome to the Spring issue

We welcome Spring with a look at a whole host of local news stories and events, from a link to the past at Kiplin Hall (p14), to the return of the popular ‘Archives at Dusk’ event at the County Records Office (p16). There’s also a look at colour in your garden this Spring (p18) and the launch of a historic fiction novel by a local author. Don’t forget, if you have any news, events, updates or stories of local interest, please send them to editorial@jkanorth.com and we’ll do our best to publish them for you. I hope you all enjoy this issue and I’ll see you again in Summer. Best wishes,

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Local Author Hoping For Success `A Journey of Hope` is a fictional story - 85,000 words - set at the turn of the 19th Century and follows the life of Ruth Brennan, born into abject poverty in the city of York. On the loss of her parents, followed by cruelty and neglect suffered at the Orphanage, she is forced to flee to the coast in search of work. On her epic journey, she stumbles upon the small hamlet of Gallows Howe set in the very heart of the spectacular North York Moors where she discovers a new way of life, true friendship and eventually love. A story that will touch the heart one minute, gladden the spirit the next and, eventually, I hope, keep you reading.

`A Journey of Hope` is on sale at £6.99 at most local bookshops, such as White Rose, Thirsk, Claridges, Helmsley, Sutton Bank top Visitor Centre, Guisborough bookshop and many local outlets, garden centres and tea rooms.

About The Author Born and bred in Castleton in the North York Moors, in1943, John Watson attended the Castleton Primary School until he was 11 years old; here he found that he had a passion for reading and the written word. After failing his 11 plus exam he attended the newly built Eskdale School at Whitby where he left with no qualifications; John likes to blame the love of sport and competition, overpowering any sense of direction he may have possessed, for this, however, he recognises that this is only an excuse. For all that, John would not change a thing and has no regrets. A bricklayer by trade, John and his wife started their own building business when in there mid- twenties and the hard work of running the business, as well as raising a young family, left little time for anything else. In his mid sixties, John made the decision to take GCSE and A level exams in English Literature and was pleasantly surprised with his resulting success. With most of his former sports behind him, at retiring age John rekindled his passion and dedication for writing; he began to have articles accepted for magazines such as the ‘Dalesman’ and ‘This England’ on local history and historical events, while also supplying reports and photos on motorcycle trials and motocross events in this area. `A Journey of Hope` is his first novel of 85,000 words. John’s next book is a horror story `The Poltergeist`, a real spine tingling read, delving into the unknown; this will be followed by the sequel to `A Journey of Hope` which will continue with the next episode of Ruth Brennan`s extraordinary life as she reaches womanhood and how the horrors of the 1st World War affect her world.

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A Good Read

Education & Teamwork

The Handmaid’s Tale n Margaret Atwood

Congratulations to The Cotswold School in reaching the

You’d have to have been living under a rock over the

they were beaten by Marling School, Stroud. Although disap-

last couple of years to have not heard of The Hand-

pointed by their experience the team will have become more

semi–finals of the Gloucestershire Rugby Schools Cup. Sadly

bonded and supportive with each other, not only in the sport

maid’s Tale even if it is just through the hugely suc-

of rugby but also with other elements of life including study.

cessful TV series on Channel 4. However, the novel itself is not was first published in 1985 and appears

It is easy to envisage teamwork in a team sport but more

on set text lists for English Literature courses from A Level to university degrees. Fans of the book have not been disappointed by the TV series and so this bodes well for people wanting to go the other way. Like the TV series, the novel tells the story of life in Gilead from the point of view of Offred, a handmaid to commander in the new political regime. A dystopian view of America presents us with a country where fertility levels

difficult to visualise in what is an apparently individual based competitive environment such as education, so how can teamwork play a part in education? We are all members of different teams whether we are a teacher, parent or pupil. Education and teamwork is a means of ensuring that we are all pulling in the same direction.

have declined due to radiation poisoning and so Offred’s ability to reproduce

From a Teacher’s Prospective

means that she is forced to bear children for the upper echelons of society.

All teachers are under pressure to produce the best out of each and every pupil that they not only teach but others whom

Atwood uses a form of dual narrative to present the story to us, as chapters

they come in contact with, within the school. By working as

alternate between ‘night’ revealing more of Offred’s feelings and glimpses

a team teachers can share views, lesson plans, set objec-

into her past, and ‘day’ showing us glimpses of day to day life in Gilead.

tive targets and support other teachers to attain their shared objectives. The teacher will also be a part of other teams that

It is hard to put your finger on what has made this novel so successful, but

include their tutor group, any additional out of classroom activ-

Atwood’s sources of inspiration may offer a clue. She has said that every-

ity group and gaining the support of parents.

thing she writes about in the novel is based on events that happened at some point in history. There is nothing fantastical here, but purely the uneasiness of realising what human beings might indeed be capable of.

From a Pupil’s Prospective Football, Rugby, Cricket, Netball, Hockey, Athletics, Swimming, Choir, Music, Dancing …… we could go on each activity produces a team; even though it may be called by another name such

Lost and Found

as a club, it is a group of youngsters feeling as though they

n Oliver Jeffers

belong to a group of friends.

‘Once there was a boy and one day he

Some pupil’s may feel that they do not belong to a team and it

found a penguin at his door’.

is these that will need the additional help to bring them into a team of friends that will give support. These pupils may have

This is the opening line of this wonderful

a disability, a specific syndrome or suffer from shyness. It can

picture book. A very simple story but one

be...

that can’t help but draw you in emotionally. Finding a penguin at your door is not a normal everyday occurrence, and what happens next isn’t normal and everyday either. The boy realises that the penguin is lost and is determined to help him find his home. After checking and the ‘lost and found’ and realising that no one has reported a missing penguin, he sets out to return him to the South Pole in a small rowing boat. But is the penguin really lost and will returning him to the South Pole really be what the penguin wants? This is a wonderful story of an unusual friendship and finding what is missing in life. By Willow Coby

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The Mad March Hare

Countless stories have been told about the hare. It’s a witch and trickster, a fertility symbol and even the real Easter Bunny. The hare is incredibly agile, evading capture through hairpin swerves, flips and leaps, often seeming to vanish suddenly. It’s a mercurial character, and one which has inspired copious mythology. Is there any other animal that appears so often and in so many guises within our folklore? The hare of legend is magical, in constant danger, proud, wicked and inventive.

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Brown hares are not indigenous to the UK. They are thought to have been imported from mainland Europe in the Iron Age specifically as both sport for hunters and a source of food. We do have a native species of mountain hare but most of our folklore relates to the brown hare. In the Middle Ages, hares were linked to witchcraft. There is a story of a hunter who wounded a hare and tracked its blood trail back to a cottage in the woods. He discovered an old woman cooking at her stove and spied a fresh wound on her arm which she claimed was the result of an accident


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...difficult to bring some of them into a team of friends but with patience they may eventually see that they are not alone and that others do care for them.

From a Parent’s Prospective Parents need to feel as though they belong and although most may not feel suited to paying an active part in the school’s PTA they all belong to an integrated part of the school team which endeavours to benefit their youngsters.

Conclusion A team can be defined as a group of people (the size of the group need not be defined) working together towards a common goal. The process will include motivation and an end product of enjoyment. Bear in mind that it only takes 2 people to form a team with one helping and supporting the other and for a good team you need: • Positivity • Good Communication • Good Support at all times • Patience Even with, as little as the above comments will breed good long lasting friendships which are so important in life. John Harris

with a kitchen knife. It was thought that witches could assume the shape of a hare, along with the attributes of speed, agility and the ability to vanish. This circumstantial evidence was enough to condemn the poor woman to death Hares devote a lot of time to courtship and coupling and can be seen most easily at this time of year. They breed quickly so became icons of fertility, and by association with the pagan rituals celebrating spring. They may even have become associated with Easter though they are definitely NOT bunnies! By Sarah Davey

NORTHALLERTON AND DISTRICT LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY 2020 PROGRAMME OF EVENTS APR. 14 The Stockton & Darlington Railway: Birthplace of the Railway Age – Dr Niall Hammond MAY 12 The Yarm Helmet – Dr Chris Caple JUNE 9 Capability Brown in North Yorkshire – Mike McQuade JULY 14 The East India Company – Prof. Andrea Major AUG. 11 Members-only private guided evening visit SEP. 8 Decoding the Medieval Wall Paintings of Pickering Church – Kate Giles OCT. 13 From the Ice Age to Roman Britain: the discoveries from Killerby Quarry revealed by Clive Waddington, Archaeological Research Services followed by the Annual General Meeting NOV. 10 The Gunpowder Plot – Eric Jackson

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DEC. 8 King Henry the Ninth – the Donald of Darlo – Chris Lloyd The presentations start at 7 pm in the rear hall of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Thirsk Road, Northallerton, where there is limited dedicated free parking. Non-members welcome: admission £3.00. Free entry for those in full-time education. Programme enquiries to Mike Sanders (01609 774662), aelric55@gmail. com Membership enquiries to Dorothy Edwards (01325 789702), daandrmedwards@gmail. com

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Out & About Brompton Heritage Group 19th March n “The Rise and Rise of the Bowes Family in an Age of Conflict” Local historian, Neil Reed, on how a family of north country gentry became important servants to the Tudors and never looked back. 7.00pm in Brompton Methodist Church The Green DL6 2QT

14th May n “The Arts and Crafts Movement in the North” 7.00pm in Brompton Methodist Church The Green DL6 2QT. Dawn Webster, formerly Curator of Kiplin Hall will focus on the architecture, glass, wood carving, and textiles, created for patrons in the north of England. Entry on the door: £3.50 inc. light refreshments

21st March

n Northallerton Holiday Show With Spear Travels. Expert Advice, Inspiring Talks, exclusive Offers, presentations, Raffle Prizes. Free Entry & Refreshments. Your chance to win a £2000 holiday voucher, plus much more... 10.30am - 3pm The Forum, Northallerton. T: 01609 779821 E: northallerton@speartravels.net www.speartravels.net6823 5-6 Market Row, Barkers Arcade, DL7 8LN. Call, email or go online to register your FREE place. www.stnhs.eventbrite.co.uk ........................................................

28 March th

n Brambly Hedge Nursery Open Day Come and meet our “Family team” at our fun filled open day on Saturday 28th March. A chance for both new and existing friends and families of Brambly Hedge to meet our “family team” and have a look around (we may look small

from the outside but come take a look inside) learn more about all the fantastic opportunities we provide for children. Special offers and discounts available on the day. Crosby Road, Northallerton, DL61AE 01609 771333 www.bramblyhedgedaynursery.com ........................................................

4th April

n The Mowbray Singers St. Oswald’s Church, Sowerby: 7:30pm. The Mowbray Singers performing Johannes Brahms’ German Requiem. Brahms often said that the word “German” could be replaced by “human” in the title of this beloved and ground-breaking masterpiece which was premiered with tremendous success in Leipzig in 1869. The seven movements, which are musically linked both by a three-note motive and a Bach-like chorale fragment, move the listener from sadness and grief towards comfort and peace. The best-known movement, How Lovely Are Thy Dwellings, forms the central core of this journey. The Mowbray Singers are conducted by Trevor Wilson and their performance of the Requiem will be accompanied by Brahms’ own piano duet arrangement, played by Margaret Rush and Evelyn Wilson. It will be Sung in English, which is how the work was first performed in England in 1871. If you want to know more about us, have a look at our website (www.mowbraysingers.co.uk) and come to the concert. Tickets are £8 (16s and under free) and are available at White Rose Books, Thirsk, choir members or telephone 01845 525091 ........................................................

12th - 13th April

n Annual Easter Art Exhibition Held by The Sheriff Hutton Art Group in Sheriff Hutton Village Hall, York Road, Sheriff Hutton, YO60 6RA on 12th and 13th April between 10.30am - 4.30pm. Entrance £1 and refreshments will be available. ........................................................

What’s On at Cats (U) A tribe of cats called the Jellicles must decide yearly which one will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back

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to a new Jellicle life. Friday 13 March: 14:30 Friday 13 March: 19:30


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18th & 19th April n Crayke Open Gardens & Village Event To coincide with our annual flourish of thousands of golden daffodils on Church Hill, listed as a ‘must see’ display by the Dalesman, in its 2019 feature of Yorkshire’s ‘Fields of Gold’, the Village of Crayke is staging an Open Gardens & Village event between 11.00am and 5.00pm (visit ‘craykepc.org.uk’ for further information) See p15 for more details. ........................................................

23rd - 25th April

n “VICTORY BELLS” Concert Northallerton Musical Theatre Company present ‘Victory Bells’. The Forum, Northallerton, 7.15 pm Come along and join in the celebrations of VE Day - 75 years on! This will be a roller coaster of emotions brought to you in song and dance as the Musical Theatre Company bring music from the war years and more modern up to date music in a tribute to those who lived and died during 1939-45. There will also be a street party! Tickets will be available from The Forum, Northallerton from the middle of March. (Tel. 01609 776230) ........................................................

3rd May

n Husthwaite Village Spring / Summer Market Our popular market offers over 25 indoor and outdoor stalls. We are proud to support Husthwaite’s locally reared beef from Yorkshire Rare Breeds and free range organic poultry, meats and dairy from Farm Gate Farm Shop. With artisan gin from Cooper King Distilleries, honey, jams, preserves and cakes we have everything you need for your larder. Shop at your leisure for jewellery, candles, cards, woodcrafts and much more, from our quality art and crafts stalls. There is even something for your beloved pooch or tabby!

A friendly atmosphere awaits, so come along, browse, stock up your cupboards and relax with a light lunch or snack at The Apple Tree Café. All ages – Wheelchair friendly Admission free –donations gratefully accepted. 11am to 3pm: Husthwaite Village Hall YO61 4PY ........................................................

7th - 10th May

n Northallerton May Fair Thur 5:45pm-11pm Fri 6pm - 11pm. Sat 10am - 11pm. Sun 1pm - 5/8pm (TBC). No Monday fair. ........................................................

14th May

n Archives at Dusk: Maps, Travel and Navigation Please join us for Archives at Dusk, on Thursday 14th May 2020. Drop in anytime from 6pm-8.30pm. North Yorkshire County Record Office, Malpas Road, Northallerton, DL7 8TB For further information, please telephone 01609 777585 Follow us on Twitter @nyccarchives See p16 for more details. ........................................................

27th & 28th June

n East Harlsey Open Gardens A rare opportunity to visit gardens not normally open to the public including formal and cottage style, then enjoy a cream tea or refreshments at our village hall. Open 12 noon to 5pm £5 per adult (under 12’s free) Also a plant stall and free to enter children’s. Treasure Hunt. For satnavs use DL6 2DB. ........................................................ Please check all events directly with the organisers before travelling. No liability or responsibility can be held for errors or omissions. All events are published in good faith.

1917 (15) Two young British privates during the First World War are given an impossible mission: deliver a message deep in enemy territory that will stop 1,600 men, and one of the soldier’s brothers, from walking straight into a deadly trap.

Emma (PG) Based on the classic Jane Austen novel.

Friday 27 March: 14:30 Sunday 29 March: 14:30 Sunday 29 March: 19:30

Friday 3 April: 14:30 Friday 3 April: 19:30

Stars: Anya Taylor-Joy, Josh O’Connor, Gemma Whelan

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The Heart of Kiplin Kiplin

Hall

and

Gardens

Lay.

remains a jewel in the crown

Susan,

of North Yorkshire thanks to

volunteers as a Room Steward

many people, but especially

in the Hall, took on the task of

the tenacity and spirit of

researching and writing the

Bridget Talbot. Miss Talbot

book after receiving so many

was the last owner of Kiplin

questions about Miss Talbot

and saved the 400-year-old

from visitors. An exhibition,

house for the nation in the

The Creative Life of Bridget

1970’s.

Talbot, continues this season

Miss

Talbot’s

achievements

life have

and been

explored in a newly published

and

who

normally

displays

artefacts,

possessions and records of her adventurous life.

book ‘The Heart of Kiplin – Life

The

of Bridget Talbot OBE’ written

Talbot’s

by Kiplin Volunteer, Susan

extremes.

book

describes

life

Miss

as

one

of

Born

into

a

privileged, aristocratic, and loving family Miss Talbot was presented to the Queen as a debutante in her youth.

Photo above: Kiplin Volunteer Susan Lay pictured with a copy of the book she has written alongside a portrait of Bridget Talbot as a child.

As an adult she grew into a courageous and determined

the Kiplin Gift Shop.

woman, volunteering tirelessly

For more information about

during the First World War under bombardment on the Austrian-Italian front. Following

the

dilapidation

of time and wealth Kiplin fell into disrepair. Miss Talbot’s dedicated

fight

to

save

the house resulted in the wonderful visitor attraction we see today. This spirit endures at Kiplin in over 150 volunteers who give up their time to help maintain and open Kiplin Hall and Gardens to the public. Often described as Kiplin’s fifth family the volunteers are an invaluable team. In recognition of her painstaking research Susan has been nominated for an award as Museums and Heritage Volunteer of the Year. The book is available to buy in

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volunteering at Kiplin visit www.kiplinhall.co.uk - Kiplin Hall is an historic house museum set in 100 acres of publicly accessible grounds; the visitor attraction enjoys a peaceful location between Northallerton and Richmond with

grounds

comprising

woodland, parkland, lake, and lawns. - 2020 Opening. The Gardens and Tea Room will reopen on Friday 7 February 2020, and the Hall will reopen on Friday 6 March 2020. All open until the end of the season on Sunday 1 November 2020. - Opening tmes. Friday to Wednesday,

10am

-

5pm

(Closed Thursdays) (Closes at 4pm in February)


Crayke Open Gardens & Village Event Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th April 2020 To coincide with our annual flourish of thousands of golden daffodils on Church Hill, listed as a ‘must see’ display by the Dalesman, in its 2019 feature of Yorkshire’s ‘Fields of Gold’, the Village of Crayke is staging an Open Gardens & Village event between 11.00am and 5.00pm on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th April 2020. (visit ‘craykepc.org.uk’ for further information) Open Gardens: there will be around a dozen entries showing a range of diverse gardens with different plants and planting styles to interest both amateur and skilled gardeners alike. These are scattered around the Village and will therefore give the visitor an insight into Crayke’s topography and history and the opportunity to visit the other displays and exhibitions.

On entering the Village visitors will be directed to the Sports Club and Village Hall for safe free parking, the purchase of Open Gardens tickets (at £5 per person – children free) and the opportunity to buy refreshments, sandwiches, cakes and plants. Whilst in the Hall please take a few moments to look at the recently discovered photographs of Crayke’s history including, for many, past family members and houses and businesses that have changed over the years. Also, on display will be an exhibition of Crayke’s 2019 Ecological Audit, commissioned at the request of villagers and information relating to both the Sports Club and Village Hall facilities and the various sports activities that take part at this venue. Just down the road is Crayke Primary School, which will open its own unique ‘garden’ for this event. Children are shown how to cultivate and

then harvest plants that are either edible and/or aromatic and are encouraged to freely explore and experiment and safely use the tools necessary for such activities; whilst leaning about the natural world around them. Inside the beautiful and historic St Cuthbert’s Church (at the top of Church Hill), will be ‘A Weddings through the Decades’ display – including wedding attire, brides’dresses, hats! music (organ and church bells) personal memorabilia and recollections/memories, photographs and the changing fashions of wedding flowers. Refreshments, sandwiches and cakes will also be on sale in the Church. Please look out for our unique largescale tapestry designed and executed by the residents of Crayke, to mark the ‘Millennium’, which depicts the history of Crayke over the years, its people, their trades and buildings.

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Archives at Dusk: Maps, Travel and Navigation On the 14th May 2020 the County Record Office is throwing open its doors for a late night adventure for the culturally curious. For the tenth year running Archives at Dusk will inspire visitors, old and new, to discover the fascinating heritage on their doorstep. Every journey needs a destination and a map by which to navigate. We’ll be looking back to a time before our reliance on virtual mapping to show fascinating items from our collection relating to Maps, Travel and Navigation. Maps are a snapshot in time designed to reveal or hide information. We’ll look into the cartographer’s art and the variety of reasons behind their commissioning. Every map has to be seen in context: from maps’ depiction of land as power, to maps showing political allegiance or social deprivation; maps used in the planning of military campaigns or an

eighteenth century grand tour. We’ll look into the way we travelled, from the highway coach and horses to the coming of the railway and the combustion engine. We couldn’t overlook the sea and the global reach it afforded the thriving shipping industry in Whitby. With many ships returning with food stuffs, spices and tea, we’ll explore early evidence of such goods found in household accounts and recipe books. Archives at Dusk is a highlight in the Record Office year. It’s a creative event - an interactive evening, that provides a rare opportunity to see behind the scenes and view unique historic records relating to North Yorkshire’s history. It’s no wonder we’ll never run out of stories for an evening of archive entertainment and we hope to see you there!

Please join us for Archives at Dusk, on Thursday 14th May 2020. Drop in anytime from 6pm-8.30pm. North Yorkshire County Record Office, Malpas Road, Northallerton, DL7 8TB For further information, please telephone 01609 777585 Follow us on Twitter @nyccarchives

Admission is free, and light refreshments are provided. Booking is not necessary and free parking is available on site and nearby.

Northallerton Library Events Saturday 14 March – Operation: Space Search! Join Hoglets Theatre of Science on a mission to find a new planet! Discover the world beyond our solar system with exciting experiments, real astronomy and games. Sessions start at 10am and 11am and are most suited for children aged 5-10, but all are welcome. Tickets £2 for library members and £3 for non-members, per person – please call 01609 533832 to book your space. Wednesday 18 March, 11am – 1pm - Information drop-in sessions with Action on Hearing Loss. Whether you’re just noticing hearing problems or have lived with them for years, Action on Hearing Loss can answer your questions and give you the information you need to take control. They can help if you’ve noticed that a loved one can’t hear as well as they used to, or you want to find out how you can support someone with hearing loss or tinnitus. Chat to Action on Hearing Loss Information Officers and pick up expert factsheets, leaflets and other publications. For more information about Action on Hearing Loss visit actiononhearingloss.org.uk Tuesday 31 March, 10.30am-12noon – Northallerton Library Poetry Group. Are you interested in reading, discussing or even writing poetry? Or maybe you know nothing about it but feel you would like to find out more? If so, come along to our new poetry group at Northallerton library. You are welcome to bring along a favourite poem if you have one. No previous knowledge required. Writing your own poems will not compulsory.

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Wednesday 8 April, 11am-12noon – Good over Evil event with Promoting Yorkshire Authors. This is a free event. More details tbc. Call the library to more information and to book your space tel.: 01609 533832 Wednesday 22 April, 10.30am-12noon – Memory Café - a monthly reminiscence session delivered by Dementia Forward – Health and Social Care Services. For more information contact Janice on 03300 578592 This session’s theme is: Commemorating VD Day 75th Tuesday 28 April, 10.30am-12noon – Northallerton Library Poetry Group. Are you interested in reading, discussing or even writing poetry? Or maybe you know nothing about it but feel you would like to find out more? If so, come along to our new poetry group at Northallerton library. You are welcome to bring along a favourite poem if you have one. No previous knowledge required. Writing your own poems will not compulsory. Wednesday 6 May, 11am-12noon – VE Day 75th Commemorations event with Promoting Yorkshire Authors. This is a free event. More details tbc. Call the library to more information and to book your space tel.: 01609 533832 Wednesday 13 May, 11am-12noon – A Yorkshire Royal, Promoting Yorkshire Authors panel for Local History Month. Meet Alex and Marla talking about Richard III. This is a free event. More details tbc. Call

the library to more information and to book your space tel.: 01609 533832 Tuesday 19 May, 10.30am-12noon – Northallerton Library Poetry Group. Are you interested in reading, discussing or even writing poetry? Or maybe you know nothing about it but feel you would like to find out more? If so, come along to our new poetry group at Northallerton library. You are welcome to bring along a favourite poem if you have one. No previous knowledge required. Writing your own poems will not compulsory. Wednesday 20 May, 10am-3pm – Pop-up Archive, meet archivist from North County Record Office and find out more about their work the county record office collections. This year the emphasis of the Popup Archive will be on WW2 material to coincide with VE Day 75th Anniversary Wednesday 27 May, 10.30am-12noon – Memory Café - a monthly reminiscence session delivered by Dementia Forward – Health and Social Care Services. For more information contact Janice on 03300 578592 This session’s theme is: Film, TV and Radio Memories Northallerton Library, 1 Thirsk Road, Northallerton, North Yorkshire DL6 1PT, Tel: 01609 533832 northallerton.library@northyorks.gov.uk www.northyorks.gov.uk/northallertonlibrary

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GARDEN VIEW

An annual fiesta I’ve always loved an annual. From Bunty to The Blue Peter Annual, they were crammed full of interest and fun. As I grew older my taste in annuals has become more horticultural. One little pack of seeds is now my gardening equivalent of the Beano - a brief shelf-life and packed with colour. Hardy annuals are the most obliging. They don’t need a propagator or a greenhouse, or even a windowsill; all they need is a sunny spot and some well-drained soil. Just sprinkle the seeds in the ground and you can look forward to a fiesta of summer colour for very little work. The choice of plants and hue is wide. If blue is your thing try a soft shade of love-in-a-mist, or a vivid blue cornflower, or the most gorgeous tiny phacelia. For pinks try a fluffy clarkia or delicate godetia. Nasturtiums span the colour wheel

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from cream through yellow and orange to deep red. Annual doesn’t mean small either. Both larkspurs and amaranthus are tall and elegant, and cleomes which also provide height probably only need to be planted once as they are prolific self-seeders! Look around your garden for gaps in beds and borders which are in a sunny spot and well-drained. Don’t plant when it’s cold or the soil is wet and sticky. Wait until the weather is mild and soil is damp and crumbly, then fork it lightly to break it up. Use a rake to create shallow furrows, sprinkle the seeds over and rake them gently in, raking across the furrows to cover them. Bigger seeds like nasturtiums can be pushed into the soil a couple of centimetres deep and 10-15cm apart. Label the area so you know what should come up.

The biggest enemy of the newly-planted hardy annual seed is the domestic cat! They love a patch of freshly raked soil, and will happily do their business in your handiwork and then kick up all your seeds without a second thought. Thwart the moggies by laying twiggy pea sticks over the area (and particularly twiggy and thorny prunings will do!). Remove them with the shoots are big enough or stand them up and use them to support the taller annuals. Thin them out a little to one plant per 10cm and water them if the weather is very dry. You don’t need to feed them, they flower best when the soil is not rich. Food and manure will favour leaf production whereas we’re after flowers and lots of them! Happy gardening. By Rachael Leverton

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Yorkshire Sky On the morning of Sunday 29th March at 01.00 hours clocks will be adjusted to British Summer Time (BST) by being advanced one hour. It is an annual ritual when we welcome longer lighter and more pleasant evenings. BST stays with us for 7 months until the last Sunday of October when we revert to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Origins

Changing the clocks to give more daylight during the evenings was first proposed by William Willet in 1907. His original idea was to advance the time by 20 minutes a week during April giving a total of 80 minutes additional working time and reversing this by 20 minutes a week during September. The principle was not introduced until the enactment of the Summer Time Act 1916 (Daylight Saving Time) when Daylight Saving Time (DST) was declared between 21st

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Why we put the clocks forward for British Summer Time

May and 1st October 1916, this was in order to save energy and help the First World War effort. It proved so popular that it was eventually called British Summer Time and this seasonal practice has been kept throughout the years with 2 exceptions.

to as British Standard Time so as not to confuse people during the winter months. This did not last because lighter evenings mean extended darker mornings during the winter months which can be problematic in the far northern areas of the UK.

BST during the Second World War

March – April Throughout both months Venus will be seen each evening shining vividly making its way from a south west position towards a more westerly position as the weeks go by.

In the autumn of 1940 the clocks were not put back so we stayed one hour ahead of GMT during the winter months. The clocks were then advanced by one hour in the spring of 1941 giving British Double Summer Time. This practice continued throughout the war.

BST from 1968 – 1971

It was argued that it would be better to continue with BST throughout the year and was trialled between February 1968 and October 1971. During this period BST was referred

Diary

At around the same time of the Spring Equinox, look towards the south east between 04.00 – 06.00 hours and observe Jupiter very close to Mars and Saturn will be observed to the left of these two planets. 20th March – 30th April Saturn, Mars and Jupiter continue to hug the morning sky in the south east Mars eventually lagging behind the two gas giants. (Below) Morning Sky in the South East: 05.00 20th March

20th March

The Vernal Spring Equinox occurs on 20th March at 03.49 hours GMT. This is considered first day of spring when the Sun is overhead at the equator and the length of day and night are approximately equal everywhere on Earth (Please note that meteorologists use 1st March as the first day of spring)

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