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elcome to the August edition. August comes with much tolook-forward-to expectation, but it can also be a challenging month, especially when you run a small business and have a family. So many balls to be juggled, with children off school, the house and garden to work on, and the business needs ever-needy. The monthly cycle of magazine deadlines still go on relentless – deep breath! Finding stuff for children to do that keeps them occupied and leaves you feeling less guilty for having to work is difficult – and curiously more so as they get older. But there is much to do in our local areas. Maybe blackberry picking could provide an option, though not for the whole month! Blackberries. Yum! I’m guessing our wet summers could be good for juicy fruit. There must be an upside to this weather. They always taste best eaten outside straight off the plant. The fate of a blackberry from picking to pudding rarely exceeds 50%. And besides, when we’ve managed to bring lots home, they tend to end up in the freezer for an indefinite period. Last year I did try making jam with some of the fruit, but it was best described as a first attempt – and not a great one! I read somewhere that blackberry picking is a dying

This month’s features General

Books - Great Journeys ..........................................p12 Emily’s column..........................................................p20 Run with perseverance..........................................p22 Feel great this summer ..........................................p38 Crop circle season ...................................................p42

Business Features

Doors opening at Fersina Windows .................... p8 A clean sweep of it ..................................................p10 Give your dog something to wag about.........p13 A treat for your dog and you ...............................p14 Painting a rosy picture of home .........................p17 Buying property? .....................................................p19 Make money while the sun shines ....................p21 What’s mine is mine................................................p35 A new local plumbing firm ..................................p45

pastime. In this current climate (there’s a phrase I’ve heard a lot recently) why not get out and about and pick some tasty and nutritious free food! More seriously, there is an article this month about Yorkshire Air Ambulance. I had no idea that the service had no central funding at all and is entirely run on donations. Our two air ambulances serve a population of approximately five million people across four million hectares and yet whenever a patient is carried in an ambulance, they will only be ten minutes from the nearest hospital or fifteen minutes from the most appropriate treatment centre. See ways you can help on page 47. Well I hope you manage a break during August and here’s hoping that summer will arrive sometime soon. We haven’t even managed a garden barbeque yet this year! The winner of the June competition was Shanie Burton of Kirby Grindalythe. Well done! The answers are on page 62. Thank you to Park Street Studios for the lovely cover photo this month.

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ucking these times of austerity, family-run firm Fersina Windows continues to provide excellent value to the area. Over their 26 years trading in Malton, Fersina always treats their customers ethically, placing customer satisfaction as their top priority. The company’s growing success is based on superior work, professional staff and excellent customer service. Fersina prides itself on keeping up with new technologies and 2012 is no exception with its new venture supplying and fitting electric roller garage doors. As Alan Walker, managing director, explains, “It made sense as we were being asked increasingly by customers having windows fitted whether we could match them to a new garage door. Our garage doors can do that and so much more. It is an exciting project for us and one which we hope to expand in the coming years.” The main core of Fersina’s business is supplying high quality hand finished German PVCu windows and doors. Their range also includes British-made machined windows which are reasonably priced and ideal for trade, as well as sealed units to engineered timber windows. These are especially appropriate in conservation areas where planning may be an issue. Fersina belong to Network Veka, an organisation of UK PVCu installation companies committed to putting quality and the customer first – and their high customer satisfaction levels have made Fersina one of the organisation’s most successful companies. “The recent rumours that Fersina Windows are closing or moving from the site we have been trading from for over two decades are frankly ridiculous given our successes and expansion over the last few years,” says Alan. “My responsibility is to our valued customers and loyal staff. I hope this sets the record straight.” Fersina have recently spent thousands refitting their showroom with new products and ranges. Why not visit the showroom and telephone to arrange a courteous, no obligation visit to discuss your window, door, conservatory or garage door requirements.


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In August's haze, we dream of foreign lands and far off places. Whether your holiday transport's a plane, train, automobile or simply your imagination, our books featuring great journeys will take you where you want to go.

Down Under Bill Bryson

Bryson’s trip begins with him trying to remember the name of the Australian Prime Minister. Obviously, power has changed hands several times since he wrote Down Under but his awe of this ancient land is timeless. Bryson’s ever-witty style and commentary is completely suited to the country that gave us the duck-billed platypus and the bouncing kangaroo. He’ll answer all those tricky questions you’re likely to have such as how to survive in the outback and what you should keep in your ‘esky’. It’s important information if you’re going to make it ‘Down Under’.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Hunter S. Thompson

As if Las Vegas couldn’t seem any more bizarre, here comes Fear and Loathing. This semiautobiographical novel’s based on two trips Hunter made to the oasis in Nevada, along with the attorney and political activist Oscar Zeta Acosta (appearing in the novel as Raoul Duke and his lawyer, Dr Gonzo). The novel is a witty commentary on the counterculture movement of the 1960s, viewed through the drug-induced haze of Raoul and Dr Gonzo. Written against a backdrop of political and social tension as people 12 •

searched for an alternative to the American Dream, it’s extremely wacky.

On the Road Jack Kerouac

Kerouac defined the Beat Generation and travelled cross-country to a soundtrack of jazz, drugs and poetry. Told through the eyes of an alter-ego, On the Road sees Kerouac use his real-life friends, lovers and acquaintances as characters, and America as the backdrop. It’s a personal quest for meaning and purpose. Hailed as one of the greatest ever works of literature, it’s a real escape into a bohemian existence.

Journey to the River Sea Eva Ibbotson

For the adventurous child in us, Eva Ibbotson’s story of Maia and her travels along the Amazon with her governess will transport you deep into the heart of the jungle. It’s a fastpaced children’s novel that’s loved by adults. The novel has an intricate plot and a rich diversity of character, all full of wit. It’ll definitely leave you wanting your own adventure into the heart of darkness. If you can’t make a journey this summer then let Maia’s story whisk you away.

Eat, Pray, Love Elizabeth Gilbert

Ambitiously and rather optimistically entitled ‘One Woman’s Search for Everything across Italy, India and Indonesia’, Gilbert’s memoirs made the New York Times bestseller list and stayed there for 187 weeks. The divorcee up sticks and goes on a voyage of discovery. Four months of eating her way across Italy, followed by three months in India, praying, her journey ‘ends’ in Bali where…well, I wouldn’t want to ruin it for you.

The Beach

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The Beach is a cautionary tale about the pit-falls of the pursuit of pleasure. English backpacker Richard is thrilled when he’s given a map that could lead him to a hidden beach, untouched by the throngs of tourists in Thailand. With two French friends in tow he sets out to find utopia. Inevitably, paradise is quickly lost as they encounter the isolated community. The group contends with food poisoning en masse, shark attacks and a Thai militia; turning the idyllic setting into something that resembles an episode of ‘Lost’.

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Give your dog something to wag about!


ince launching Wagabout just over a year ago, Jenny Tobin has made a lot of dogs very happy. Testament to this is the steady stream of new customers who have been queuing up to make use of Wagabout’s dog care services as the news about their service has spread – so many that Jenny now has a team of three people helping her.

Wagabout provides dog walking, dog sitting, dog day care, dog taxi service and feeding or TLC visits. It’s the perfect solution for any dog-lover who works long hours, or just needs the freedom to get away for a day or two. Wagabout can either take your dog in for the day, or visit them at home to give them their food, make a fuss of them and let them out for a while. Wagabout have also cared for dogs while their owners were moving house, and delivered them back to the new home at the end of the day. Holidaymakers staying at cottages in the area have found Wagabout useful when they want to spend a day in York, or

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his issue we are going to focus on rabbits as domestic pets. In recent years the number of rabbits being kept as pets has increased dramatically such that they are now the third most popular pet in the UK.

With their increasing numbers has come better knowledge and understanding of their needs and how best to keep them as pets which has meant that their life expectancy has also increased with many rabbits now living 8-10 years. Rabbits can be kept as both indoor or outdoor pets and they adapt well to either situation as long as their basic needs are met. These include plenty of room to exercise with “bolt-holes” to hideaway in if startled and a diet that is high in fibre, the majority of their nutrition coming from hay or grass with a small amount of a commercial dry diet and some fresh vegetables as well. Some of the main health problems rabbits encounter can come from poor management and diet. The main one of these is dental problems due to not having enough fibre in the diet. This is because they have teeth which grow continually and can then overgrow and cause problems if they are not chewing on enough fibre on a daily basis. Poor diet and not enough exercise can also lead to obesity. Rabbits need to have their bottoms checked regularly, at least daily during the summer, to ensure they are not getting faeces matted around the back end which is often another problem resulting from being overweight as they can’t reach round to keep themselves clean. In warmer weather flies are attracted to any faeces in the coat and will lay eggs in it, the maggots that then develop can cause very serious problems very quickly and need urgent veterinary attention. Keeping rabbits together in pairs is a good idea as they are sociable creatures and the pairing that often works best is to keep a male and female together, however one or both of them will need neutering to prevent being overrun by rabbits very quickly! Preventative healthcare is becoming increasingly available for rabbits too and this includes vaccinations against the major infectious diseases they face, myxomatosis and rabbit haemorrhagic disease, and also worming preparations. As the popularity of rabbits as pets increases, so does the need for education and awareness of their needs and what is involved in owning them. As a result, several organisations including vets, animal charities, welfare organisations and feed companies have clubbed together to organise the National

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ichard Moore is one of Malton’s most well established painters and decorators. Richard first discovered his love for painting and decorating at a young age, and has been a lifelong enthusiast. He’s worked on thousands of homes and businesses all over the UK and locally, including Frickley Hall and Tui’s Thai Restaurant in Malton. Job satisfaction is crucial to Richard, which means he’ll never, ever cut corners, plaster over any cracks or be satisfied with a less than top quality job. If you’ve had a DIY mishap, Richard can help put things right. He says: “I like to work with people who think of their house as their pride and joy, because that’s how I feel about my work. I like a job to look absolutely amazing when it’s finished.” As well as working for himself, Richard has also worked for builders and contractors, which means he has a good understanding of how decorating should be planned around building work, and he can work in a professional and patient manner alongside builders and plumbers on larger home renovation projects. It also means he can carry out more complex decorating or joinery jobs on your home, including putting in skirting boards, hanging doors or adding cornicing, dado rails and coving. He has also experience of working on grand-scale projects, including adding gold-leafing, rag-rolling and stippling, and carrying out exterior decoration on listed buildings. Most of Richard’s work comes through recommendation – he often returns to a single customer regularly, and it’s not uncommon for him to spend some months working for neighbours living in the same cul-de-sac, as word about his quality, good manner and competitive prices spreads. He’s well trusted by his customers, and if you’d prefer to give him the key while you’re at work or on holiday and avoid the hassle and disruption of having the decorators in, plenty of his customers have done that in the past, with complete peace of mind. Richard loves to work for people who have an unusual project to do, some creative ideas for their

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Hello again, Whilst you’re sat at home reading my column for this month, with your cup of tea and Facebook page open, I’l be over 7000 miles away lugging my over-full pack to the top of the second highest mountain in Africa: Mount Kenya. For those of you who haven’t decided to cook yourselves in Africa as I have; I hope you have (or have had) a fantastic summer holiday, whether you camped in Scotland for the weekend or sunbathed in Greece for a fortnight. The majority of my other summers have been spent in beautiful countryside in the most remote parts of England... camping... in the rain... As much as I complain – and have complained - the worst holidays I have been on in fact make the best stories. Still today, we laugh about our camping ‘ADVENTURES!’ No matter how lovely our few hot holidays have been, the family always talks about sleeping in the tent that we moaned so much about. My favourite family tale so far has to be the time we went down to Cornwall... We had just driven for over six hours with three frustrated teenagers cramped in the backseat with the sleeping bags, duvet, and a few suitcases thrown in for good luck when we drove past the village sign all still half asleep and in desperate need of a leg stretch. The designated map-reader then fumbled around trying to find our campsite, at which time my mum decided to announce that the tent poles were not, in fact, in our car, but back home in the loft. At 8 in the evening, SIX hours too late! In the end we bought a new tent and made more room in the car – you can imagine our ridiculously squished journey home! Still we tell that story four years later. And still it makes us laugh... See you next month,

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Make money while the sun shines


olar panels are an ever-more common sight these days on the roofs of homes, offices and garages throughout the country.

Green Energy Projects are busy installing solar panels for homes through the York and Ryedale area from their base in Easingwold, and also the South Coast from their Sussex office. Their customers enjoy fantastic savings on their energy bills, and the good feeling that comes from knowing they’re reducing their use of damaging fossil fuels. Currently, the government’s ‘feed-in tariffs’ can see solar panel owners earning up to £750 a year, regardless of how much electricity they use in their home. The income will rise in accordance with the Retail Price Index, and it’s tax free. And that’s before you’ve even calculated the savings on your electricity bill which can add another £250 a year and the increase in value to your property. A solar panel installed today is guaranteed for 25 years and, as they have very few moving parts, their maintenance needs are very low. Whatever size roof you have, and whatever direction it faces, you can save money – an enormous south-facing roof is not essential for making money from a solar panel. If you’d like to take advantage of these benefits by investing in solar panels for your home, Green Energy Projects offer a fantastic service. Specialising in the

design and installation of solar panels, they are fully MCS-accredited (Microgeneration Scheme), which means their installations qualify for government subsidy. They are also members of the Renewable Energy Association, which means they abide by a stringent code created for the protection of customers. They work only with experienced, local tradesmen, and the company is run by experienced construction professionals with a great reputation for quality work and good customer service. If you’re interested in solar panels, but unsure of the details, an expert from Green Energy Projects will be happy to spend time with you explaining the process in full, from what installation involves, to how the feed-in tariffs can make you money – plain English guaranteed. Find out more on their website at or give them a call on 0800 644 0045. • 01653 658776 • 21

RYEDALE Our monthly column by Andy Boxall, Minister of Elim Ryedale Church

Run with perseverance


didn’t think I was the competitive type, but I could be wrong. I have a so called friend, who said, ‘Those who are losing weight wear their shirts tucked in, and those who are gaining weight wear their shirts out!’ As you can guess, he has recently lost a considerable amount of weight and well, my shirt was not tucked in! He has lost almost 6 stone, a remarkable achievement, but he did make me feel a little inadequate and for the first time I felt overweight and perhaps I ought to start taking better care of myself! How quickly we compare ourselves and compete with each other, it feels great when we can see we have the edge, but when we are the clear loser we can soon become discouraged. The world’s greatest competitive stage is set, the Olympic Games 2012. During the Olympics, the best in the world will compete for gold. Each athlete, after years of dedicated training and focus, will push themselves for a personal best or a new world record. Their greatest motivation will be the opportunity to beat their closest rival and to be the pride of their home nation. 17,000 athletes from 205 countries will go for one of 302 gold medals that are on offer, so sadly many athletes will go home empty handed but satisfied knowing they have done their best, ran their race and fulfilled the purpose of all their hard work. I’m not sporty, hopefully I have other qualities, but sport is not one of them. However, I do believe we all have a race to run. Not a race in competition with anyone else, but a personal race. In the Bible we are encouraged to ‘run with perseverance the race marked out for us’. Eric Liddell, the subject of the film, Chariots of Fire famously said, ‘I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure.’ In the 1924 Paris Olympics, Eric Liddell refused to run on a Sunday but went on to win the men’s 400m before becoming a missionary to China. What is your purpose? What is the race marked out for you? Run with perseverance, it’s not about beating anyone else or who’s watching, it’s about finishing and finishing well! For more information about Elim Ryedale Church visit our website or find us on Facebook.

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“May we Request the Pleasure…” Ryedale Festival exhibition of new work by many artists featuring the Festival theme of The Dance and many other inspirations Spring Sky Dance – Lapwings Stuart Brocklehurst

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What’s mine is mine! You’ll have heard the UK has technically entered into the dreaded “double dip” recession. You can’t have missed the headlines – bad news is the media’s life blood.

Now I’m a straight talking person, renowned for calling a spade a spade. And I’m very suspicious of statistics. (Lies, damned lies!) This dubious number crunching that leads to this conclusion comes from The Office of National Statistics. And they often get the numbers wrong. I prefer to make my judgements on what I see going on around me. I was in London a couple of weeks ago, staying near “The Shard” – a new building costing £450 million. That’s a lot of wonga to spend at any time let alone in a recession. Unemployment numbers look weird as well. The number of jobs is expanding faster than the number of people in employment. This doesn’t feel like stuff that should be happening in a recession. Unemployment figures are actually healthier than the headline figures appear because they reflect the shedding of jobs in the public sector. This job culling was a very necessary and long overdue move, in my view, and hasn’t gone nearly far enough. Many hundreds of these “jobs for the boys” are better paid than the Prime Minister. I can’t figure out what most of these bozos actually do. The Financial Ombudsman Service recently advertised for an “Engagement Champion” on forty grand a year, who’s job was - wait for it – “to help our people feel they want to come to work.” Eh? I thought that’s what a pay packet did? It gets better – the holder of this “job” reports to the

“Head of Content and Engagement”. So, they have a whole raft of these jobsworths making sure “our people feel they want to come to work.” The Money Advice Service, which money expert Martin Lewis describes as “bland, boring and unnecessary“, pay their chief £350,000 a year. £350,000!! The Financial Services Authority – the organisation that has responsibility for financial stability in the UK (they did a great job, obviously!) spend over half a million quid on “hospitality”. Just who do regulators have to wine and dine? The banks? Don’t get me started on banks. These “pillars of our community” who pocket OUR bail out money and then have the gall to hand out in bonuses the billions of pounds which is supposed to be lent out to businesses to get the economy back on its feet, whilst all the while manipulating the interest rates to their own ends. Jeez, you couldn’t make this stuff up. And to cap it all, most of the FSA senior executives ran away before this particular scandal emerged. Nice work boys (and girls!) And guess who’s paying for all this nonsense? Yes, YOU. The painful truth is that your money is under attack from all angles. If you’ve got it – they’re gonna tax it. Inheritance Tax, Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax, paying for elderly care. It goes on and on. People waste billions of pounds in unnecessary tax every year. If you’d like a FREE copy of my ebook “What’s Mine is Mine – A Straight Talking Guide To Protecting Your Stuff from Crazy Governments, Greedy Bankers, Desperate Creditors and Other Legalised Robbers”, just contact Helen at my office (details below) and she’ll get a copy straight over to you. Julie Wilson – Straight Talking ISO 22222 accredited Chartered Financial Planner & Director of Pen-Life Associates Ltd, who help individuals and small businesses with all aspects of financial planning including residential/commercial mortgages and equity release, individual and business protection, pensions, retirement and later life/long term care planning, savings, investment and inheritance tax planning.

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HOME-MADE BURGERS It’s the barbecue season and nothing tastes better than delicious homemade char-grilled burgers. Follow these top tips for the best burgers around…






Always choose good quality premium minced steak for the best flavour but pick one that has some fat in it – don’t buy extra lean mince as the burgers will dry out too much during cooking. Try asking your local butcher to mince some rump or chuck steak with about 20% fat content. For four quarter pounder burgers you’ll need 500g mince. Mince is fairly bland so you’ll need to add plenty of flavouring. Grated or very finely chopped onion and minced garlic form the basic flavouring but you add whatever dried or fresh herb, spice or seasoning you like. You’ll need to add 5-10ml (1-2tsp) salt and lots of freshly ground black pepper too. A handful of fresh breadcrumbs and a little beaten egg will also help to bind the mince together and prevent the burgers from breaking up during cooking. Whizz all the ingredients in a food processor until the mixture starts holding together or use clean hands to mix as thoroughly as possible. Shape the burgers into round flat discs with wetted hands. To get perfectly round shapes press the mixture into a metal pastry cutter. Don’t over handle the burgers or they will be tough and dry when cooked. Ensure that burgers are cooked all the way through and there is no pinkness in the

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middle. To check this press the burger down with a fish slice – if there are pink juices oozing out then cook for a few more minutes. If you want a change from the classic sesame seed bun why not serve the cooked burgers on top of wedges of toasted ciabatta bread spread with a little mustard mayo or pack into warmed and split pitta breads with salad or coleslaw. Try a fresh tomato relish instead of ketchup – just peel and finely dice a couple of ripe plum tomatoes and mix with a little olive oil, fresh chopped basil, a pinch of sugar and salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Ryedale LETS Local Exchange Trading System

LETS is a group who trade goods and services for points (known as Ryes in Ryedale). These can be traded within the group or with other LETS groups e.g. York or Scarborough. We meet locally for trading sessions, games nights and meals out. For further information contact Ruth on 01653 694866. Copy deadline for the next edition is Friday 3rd August

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A fun evening of wine tasting

Your host Dan Gadsby will guide you through a game of wine Call My Bluff. Prizes will be awarded for the best guessers informed wine buffs!

6th September 2012 at 7.30pm Tickets £12 to include a selection of cheeses and prizes!

Tickets from Lynn Reed on 01653 693196

Derventio Wines, Sundella House. Sheepfoot Hill, Off Castegate, Malton YO17 9TA

Courtyard Craft & Local Produce Markets Wednesday 1 August 2012 Tuesday 14 August 2012 Sunday 26 August 2012 Over 20 stalls of Yorkshire crafts and produce in the Courtyard | Visit the Farm Shop, Garden Centre, Gift Shops and Cafés | Open 10am | Free admission and parking Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA • 01653 658776 • 35


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Saturday 25th August: Bury Market £19.00 Saturday 1st September: Denby Visitor centre & Lichfield £22.00 Sunday 16th September: Lady Bower Reservoir & Scenic Derbyshire £21.50 Sunday 7th October: The Lake District in Autumn £22.00 Saturday 27th October: The Deep, Hull (excl entry) £15.00 Saturday 27th October: Hull Town Centre £15.00 Saturday 3rd November: Skipton Market £16.00 Saturday 3rd November: Boundary Mill, Colne £16.00 Saturday 24th November: Beamish at Christmas (excl entry) £16.00, Durham Town Centre £16.00 Saturday 1st December: Doncaster Shopper £16.00 Saturday 1st December: Meadowhall, Sheffield £16.00 Tuesday 4th December: Chatsworth House at Xmas (excl entry) £21.00 Saturday 8th December: Newcastle City Centre £16.00 Saturday 8th December: Metro Centre, Gateshead £16.00 Excursion sheets available from Thornton Dale, Pickering TI, Kirby Library, Malton TI or ring our office for details.

Coach tours Monday 10th – Fri 14th September Stratford and the CotSwoldS 4 star Barcelo Walton Hotel, £343 pp

Monday 8th – 11th October BrugeS

Hotel Academie 4 star & in the centre, £298 pp

Monday 12th - Fri 16th November torquay winter warmer Lincombe Hall Hotel £278 pp

To find out more or book your place, call us now on 01653 690500 Local Departures from Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside, Pickering, Thornton le Dale, Malton, Norton

At the cinemA the Bourne Legacy

Released 17th August The next chapeter of the popular franchise now takes the screens, an original story with a new hero (Jeremy Renner), where the events of the first three films have triggered the stakes of his life. Directed by Tony Gilroy.

the expendables 2

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Brave 3D

Released 17th August Disney Pixar are now bringing you an all star cast for a 3D action film. A young princess is determined to carve her own path in life, defying age old customs unleashing chaos in the kingdom.


Released 17th August A small town comes un siege by zombies, the only one who can save them is misunderstood local boy, Norman. His paranormal activites are pushed to worldly limits when he finds himself having to take on zombies, ghosts, witches, and worst of all, grown ups. This stop-motion comedy is also in 3D.

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Feel great this summer

It’s never too late to start making yourself feel good - both mentally and physically - and summer is a great time get started. Giving a little attention to your diet, exercise and general wellbeing can really benefit to your overall health.


You don’t have to radically alter your diet as even small changes will benefit you. • Blackberries, blueberries, cranberries and strawberries are all high in antioxidants and fibre, are nutritious and eating great handfuls will fill you up with healthy energy • All melons. They’re healthy and a great option if you need something sweet • Courgettes, aubergine, mushrooms, leeks, asparagus, onions, peppers and garlic are all delicious grilled or roasted with a light brush of olive oil. High in nutrition and flavour, low in

calories • There are no rules for salads - just put in any vegetables or fruit that you have. Combining different greens or lettuces make salads more interesting and are cheaper than buying the readypackaged salads. Add beans, couscous or tabouli for a bit of substance. • Alcohol is high in calories, so reduce this or go for a nonalcohol alternative, such as lemon barley water or lime cordial with sparkling water.


This doesn’t have to mean daily sessions at the gym. The key to weight loss is using up more calories than you’ve eaten, and there are lots of ways you can achieve this: • Walk. Sounds simple - and it is. Start by walking locally 3 times a week for just 20 minutes. Build up the pace so that you can do the route more quickly and

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extend the time to 30 minutes by extending your route. • Yoga is a great exercise for stretching and toning your muscles without having to break out into sweat. In the summer heat, your muscles are already warm and relaxed. Even better, find a class held outside - if it’s sunny! • If you are exercising in the heat, remember to keep to the shade and wear a hat to protect your head and neck. • Gardening is great exercise as you use a wide range of muscles and are constantly moving.


We all have to deal with stress at some point and research shows that it’s actually the small things in life (being stuck in a traffic jam, forgetting to pick up the dry cleaning, missing a work deadline etc) that causes more tension and anxiety than the major life events. So, allow yourself some ‘me

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time’. This simply means doing things just for yourself and just for the pleasure of it. Allowing yourself 20 minutes a day to potter in your garden, read the paper, or even take a nap calms the mind, lowers blood pressure and, just as importantly, gives you a few minutes to just ‘be’. Recent research shows that we don’t necessarily need eight hours sleep. Many of us can exist quite happily on less but what’s important is the quality of your sleep rather than the quantity. Try to stick to a routine, winding down and avoiding alcohol too late in the evening. If your room gets too warm, fans are a great way to cool the temperature and their low hum will help you drift off to sleep.



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by Pippa Greenwood

f you’re going on holiday shortly, don’t forget that your garden and plants will appreciate some TLC before you leave. An hour or two spent sorting out your plants can not only help to keep them going whilst you’re sunning yourself elsewhere, but also help to make your house look less abandoned in your absence. So before you grab a suitcase, make sure you spend some time in the garden. I’m certainly not a lawn buff, but whether your lawn is your priority, or like me it’s more of a patch of grass than a bowling green, sort it out before you go. Give it a thorough mowing, cutting it as short as you dare but without ‘scalping’ it by cutting too low. Next take a pair of lawn edging shears, a halfmoon edger or simply a sharp spade and neaten all the edges, including those next to flower beds. The effect of edging lasts far longer than mowing and will not only stop the lawn moving into the flower beds, but also make the grass appear more recently

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AUGUST 2012 • ISSUE 80 ules will last for longer. If you use a dry or granular feed, make sure that you water it in well unless it’s just about to rain. It really is worth persuading a friend, relative or neighbour to pop in to your garden and do the odd bit of watering. Make sure to suggest that they pick the sweet-peas, harvest some veg and so forth, then you’ll both benefit. A good, thorough watering of the garden will mean that plants in open ground should be unharmed by hot weather for a good while. Plants in pots and tubs are totally reliant on you if there is not much rain, so make these your priority, and tell your plant-sitter where all the containers are, especially those out of sight. Many plants cease flowering if faded flowers are left on them and allowed to start to form seeds. This means it’s extra important to remove every faded bloom before you leave. If you’re off for more than a week, I suggest ‘dead heading’ not only the faded flowers, but also those which are just starting to fade. A sharp pair of scissors or just your finger and thumb should do the trick. Hanging baskets are invariably in the hottest, sunniest pots in the garden and with their roots up in the air they are especially prone to drought. Unless you have a really reliable watering helper lined up, it’s best to carefully lower hanging baskets and stand each one on its own pot in a shady spot where it will dry out less quickly.

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Crop circle season

by Ted Bruning

It’s August, and although the crop circle season is nearing its end, now is the best time to go out and see what delights the Andy Goldsworthys of the skies have left us to marvel at this year.

Actually, crop circles “appear” around the world whenever and wherever there’s a standing crop. But with a fair chance of decent weather and the kids on holiday and needing some diversion, August may be the right month to go and see one, perhaps as part of a day out in the country which might include a pub lunch. An awful lot of crop circles “appear” in the Stonehenge area. I say “appear” in quotation marks because of course the contentiousness about them is how they’re made, or more especially who or what they’re made by: freak weather, outer space visitors or human pranksters. Crop circles have been reported since the 17th century, and the first investigation of their cause, in Surrey in 1880, put them down to “cyclonic wind action”, extraterrestrials having not yet been thought of. From the 1970s, though, they were reported more and more often, attracting more media attention and more theories about their origin. I needn’t go into detail, but by 1991 there was a large body of opinion that they were the work of UFOs or their occupants. Unfortunately for the UFO theorists, in that year a couple of blokes called Doug Brewer and Dave Chorley claimed to have made most if not all of them using nothing more sophisticated than a plank and a length of rope, and were more than happy to be filmed doing so. Since then there have been crop circle competitions. There’s even a group called Circlemakers that specialises in creating ever more intricate patterns and, like Doug and Dave, is happy to be filmed doing it. But it takes more than a video of a couple of guys with a plank and a length of rope to convince the UFO theorists and they can point to lots of anomalies that suggest that Doug, Dave and their successors didn’t create all of the crop circles in the world; but then, we don’t know who painted all of the paintings in the world, but that’s no reason to suggest that extraterrestrials did! I don’t really care whether it was a couple of blokes or alien astronauts: my point is, crop circles are beautiful and they serve no practical purpose - to me that makes them art. Anyway, believe what you want to believe. But if you’re having one of those Dunkirk-spirit make-the-best-of-the-recession “holidays 42 •

at home” this August, just Google one of the million or so regularlyupdated websites devoted to the subject, choose a crop circle near you, and visit it. You’ll love it. Who needs art galleries?

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Back by popular demand, Dan Watson will teach the ancient art of outdoor cooking. Full workshop 10am-4pm Adults £10.00 Children £3.00 HOW TO GET THERE: Howsham Mill, Howsham. Park at the car park at Howsham Bridge, then walk underneath the bridge. Cross the footbridge ahead and follow the public footpath along the side of the river until you get to the entrance to the Island over the oak bridge. Keep to the right hand path, which will lead to the Mill. BOOKING: For more information, please contact Angela Cole Tel 01653 658462, e-mail info@yorkshirehurdles. To secure a place, please send fee, cheque payable to; Renewable Heritage Trust, and post to Angela Cole, Westow Grange Cottage, Westow, York, YO60 7LU. Copy deadline for the next edition is Friday 3rd August


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Angels of the skies


etting help fast after an injury or sudden illness can literally be a matter of life and death.

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance’s two helicopters have helped thousands of people over the years, by giving fast medical attention on the scene and carrying them to treatment centres. As well as saving lives the YAA’s fast, smooth ride to hospital can make a big difference in recovery from, for example, spinal injuries. Both of the Air Ambulances weigh no more than a family car and move at up to 160mph – which means wherever you are in Yorkshire they can be with you in a matter of minutes. They serve more than five million people, flying 365 days a year. They are based at Leeds Bradford Airport and a new permanent home at RAF Topcliffe, where they are well placed to serve Ryedale and North Yorkshire; at the time of writing, they reported they’d flown to four incidents in the Malton area within a week. The most common types of incident attended by the air ambulance are traffic, cycling and horse riding accidents and sudden illness such as strokes and heart attacks. The YAA is a charity, relying entirely on donations to keep operating – and their costs run to £7,200 per day. The second helicopter was bought after Richard Hammond’s accident at the Elvington airfield near

York in 2006, prompted an upsurge in support for the YAA which raised more than £250,000. That was used as a deposit on a loan to buy a second air ambulance. The air ambulance relies on fundraisers and donors completely, and there are lots of ways of offering support. Volunteer roles with the YAA include working as a steward, a fundraiser or giving talks about the YAA to groups. You can also book a YAA speaker to come and talk to your community, professional or social group to find out more about the air ambulance’s work. Occasionally, the air ambulance itself makes an appearance at an event. You can find out when it will be in your area by visiting the website, and clicking the ‘helicopter visits’ link on the right-hand side. Or, you can help raise money to keep the air ambulance flying. Consider these ways:

in your community, give it your support • Set up a standing order and give every month • Leave something to the YAA in your will • Open a YAA Supporter Bond – they benefit while you save • Hold a fundraising gala, coffee morning, quiz night • Visit the YAA website for details of challenges – skydives, runs and walks • Encourage your company to join the YAA’s Business Supporters Network • Collect your old clothes, shoes and mobile phones and take it to one of their recycling partners See for more details on these and more fundraising ideas, call 01422 237900 or email

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BMW M5 (2012) BMW likes to do efficiency these days. That means big, brash and loud is out and in its place comes clever use of technology to excite drivers. That means big changes for the marque’s loudest cars, like the M5. The 5.0-litre V10 of the previous generation has been killed off, and in its place is a smaller 4.4-litre V8.

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efore you become too upset though, things aren’t as bad as they seem. Yes, the powerplant may have lost a few cylinders and cubic capacity, but thanks to a brace of turbochargers this new lump is actually more powerful and more efficient (there’s that word again) than the engine it replaces. How much more? Well, power is up 10 per cent to 560bhp and torque increased by a whopping 30 per cent to 680Nm. Ok, so that’s a little off the Merc’s 800Nm of pull, but still mighty impressive. It all helps the new M5 hit 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and crack on to 155 mph. Equally impressive is the improvements at the pumps – fuel economy is up from 20mpg to 28mpg while emissions have been slashed 112g/km to 234g/km. A major achievement. But to be honest, we don’t really care about the latter. What we really care about is whether it feels as good as the V10? And the simple answer is no – it’s better. There’s no denying the M5 is a big car, but it feels the smallest, most compact here. It’s easy to jump in and drive – and drive fast. It’s flattering on the road, and hugely exciting on the track. With the traction control engaged, there’s just enough slip to put a grin on your face, yet save you from the kitty litter. With it off, it’s a tail out showboater. That 4.4-litre engine sounds

brilliant too. Like a mini Bugatti Veyron it angrily sucks in air and spits out a venomous bark from its quad pipes. Equally thrilling is its rapid DCT sevenspeed gearbox. Far superior to the Merc’s set up, this twin clutch box fires through ratios with a ferocity only seen before on a Ferrari 458. Inside it feels a lot more modern than the Mercedes – its closest rival here – with brilliant seats, a superb driving position and wonderfully direct and supple steering. Tech levels are understandably high for a £73k car with a head up display, DAB radio, 19-inch alloys, night vision and lots more. But it’s not the kit or space that puts the Beemer in the number one spot here – it’s the driving experience. This is one mighty M model that’s simple to jump in and drive fast. Masses of electronic trickery help, but that absolute peach of an engine (BMW’s most potent

ever, no less), that visceral noise and that smile you’ll find hard to wipe off your face every time you drive it, help it secure the top spot.

VerdicT: it has BMW’s most potent powerplant ever, sounds amazing and is as easy to drive as a 520d.

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The National Women's Register Laughter, Literature & Larissa the Belly Dancer

Pickering NWR Area Conference • September 8th, 10am to 4pm • St Mary’s Community Centre, Old Malton Tickets cost £12 including teas & coffees. Please bring your own picnic lunch! National Women’s Register is a national network of local groups who enjoy lively discussion and conversations, both serious and light-hearted. We meet in each other’s homes to share opinions, ideas and fun, come along to our area conference, we have three special speakers booked to add to the entertainment! Terry Anne Scholes gives a talk about laughter therapy. Her talk is titled “Life in the Laugh Lane” www.terryanne. com. Terry Anne is a qualified hypnotherapist who combines hypnosis with her skills and experience as a master practitioner of neuro linguistic programming. She has spoken

on various television and radio shows including: BBC Look North, BBC Big Screens, Cable Network Television, Radio York, Radio Sheffield, Radio Edinburgh, Minster FM The Charles Dickens Malton Society will give an entertaining talk and reading on the women in Dickens life both real and fictional www.dickensmalton. org Larissa Collins gives a talk on the history and culture of belly dancing, followed by a performance with the opportunity to learn some moves if you want to! www.

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AUGUST 2012 • ISSUE 80 AGE CONCERN RYEDALE Information and advice for local

pensioners. In the past year Age Concern Scarborough & District has helped local pensioners to claim £1.4million in benefits via a dedicated helpline service which can be reached on: 0845 603 0493

AISLABY and MIDDLETON VILLAGE HALL Ideal venue for meetings, clubs, dance classes, keep fit classes etc. Charity events welcome at reduced rates. Disabelled access/toilet. For booking enquiries please contact Paul Webster 01751 475825

ANGELINA BALLERINA DANCE ACADEMY Unique dance classes for 3-6yr olds. To register for these fabulous classes go to www.,and look for ‘classes in your area’, where you will find us and all available classes. BARTON LE WILLOWS VILLAGE HALL Coffee afternoon and

book exchange 2nd and 4th Friday of every month 2-3pm, 50p. If you are looking for a clean tidy hall for birthday parties, meeting, etc. this village hall is available for bookings. Easy parking, functional kitchen. spacious. £6.00 per hour. For more details contact Jayne Carr 01653 618255

BORDER COLLIE RESCUE Voluntary Registered Charity 1128983.

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CANCER INFORMATION & SUPPORT SERVICE Cancer? We can help…Drop in sessions held at Norton Trinity Methodist Church, Commercial Street Norton ,YO17 9ES. Meet 2nd and 4th Wednesday each month 10.30 -12.30 And Pickering Library and information Centre, The Ropery, Pickering, YO18 8DY. Meet 3rd Tuesday of each month 10.30 till 12.30 no session in August 2012 Tel: 01723 356060 CELL GROUPS Meet on Monday evenings at various venues to share fellowship and to explore the Christian Faith. Our members come from the villages from Malton along The Street to Hovingham. We also meet socially and enjoy walks and meals together. All welcome to join --contact Kate Giles (628739) or Tim and Clare Rowe (628555) CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU, RYEDALE Confidential, impartial

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DERWENT DIGGERS GARDENING CLUB The Derwent Diggers Gardening Club is a social gardening club based in Malton and Norton, including the surrounding area. Meetings are usually held on the first Monday of each month and are at Trinity Methodist Church in Norton in April and May 2012. Membership: a modest £7 per person per year or £10 for two people living at the same address. Contact 01653 697845 EMBROIDERERS’ GUILD RYEDALE BRANCH We meet at Wrelton Village Hall on the last Saturday of the month. (Excluding August and December) Meetings start at 10am with a workshop and at 2pm we have a business meeting and then there is usually a speaker. Coffee and tea are provided but we bring packed lunches. Meetings are open to visitors at a cost of £5. You do not have to be an expert to join us. We welcome people of all abilities. If you are interested please come to see us or contact Janet Coe 01751 473875 FRIENDS OF CATHEDRAL MUSIC Support our priceless heritage of cathedral music. To find out more or to join please phone your local Representative on 01653 618479. We need your support. FRIENDS OF THE CROFT The aim of the group is to befriend the residents of its six households in Malton and Norton by providing outings, six summer evenings of games, talks and slide shows, as well as presents at Christmas. We meet 3 times a year to organise fundraising activities, and welcome new members to our meetings. Contact Maureen on 01944 758448 for further information GREEN DRINKS An informal get-together of people interested in the future of mankind and the planet. 8pm on the 5th of every month at Suddabys Crown Hotel, Wheelgate, Malton. Everyone welcome. For further information please contact 01653 696748. HOME ALONE CLUB Work from home? Need to get more? Come and meet us at The Yard in Malton. The group is free - just the price of a drink. Call 07791 598239 for more details. HOME-START RYEDALE Home-Start Ryedale support families with

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HOPE CENTRAL CAFE X:Talk Youth Club: Tuesdays 7.30pm–9pm during term-time for Young People aged 11-16 years. Fridays 4pm – 6pm during term-time for Young People aged 11-16 years. A free, friendly environment for young people to meet and make new friends. Come and join us! Stepping Stones – Parents and Tots - Tuesdays during term-time 10am–11.30am & 12.45pm-2.15pm Hope Central Café Open 10–3:30pm on Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri & Sat. Quiz Nights: They are incredibly popular and teams book up quickly. There are four people per team, each team costs £10 and includes a delicious meal and excellent prizes

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HOPE DEBT ADVICE By appointment only with our fully trained advisers. Call our dedicated, confidential 24 hour phoneline on 01653 692616. KIRKBYMOORSIDE AND DISTRICT CAMERA CLUB

First and Third Thursday at 7.30 pm. British Legion Club, Shaw Lane, Kirkbymoorside.You are welcome to come along to any meeting where you will find a group of friendly people, of all abilities and experience, with a common interest in photography. For more details see www.

LACEMAKING CLASSES Lacemaking classes in the Pickering area are held on the third Saturday of each month in Middleton village hall from 10 am to 3 pm. If you are interested in taking up this craft or are already a lacemaker you are very welcome to join us. Details from Irene 01757 288656 LITTLE LAMB WOOL KNITTING GROUP We meet the 2nd and 4th Thursday afternoon of the month starting from about 1pm until the shop closes at 4pm, £2 to cover refreshments. All welcome. Phone 01653 628896 for further details. KIRKHAM HENRY PERFORMING ARTS (Community Interest Company) Dance, Singing, Drama, Musical Theatre. Lessons from preschool to professional. Childrens and Adult classes available. Full details at or call for a chat 01653 693310 MALTON & DISTRICT CAMERA CLUB Every other Friday at 7pm at Ryedale Indoor Bowling Club, Norton. Our yearly program is split into two halves Sept to Dec and Jan to July with events and exhibitions taking place through the summer months. We welcome anyone with an interest in any aspect of photography whether they are a beginner, an expert, or a newcomer to digital technology and computer manipulation of photo’s. Call 01653 619181 or 01653 628982 for details. www. MALTON AND DISTRICT FLOWER CLUB 3rd Tuesday of the month at 2pm. Old Malton Memorial Hall. Flower arranging demonstrations, workshops,talks, outings New members welcome For more information contact the secretary, Maggie Tate-Smith on 01653 698741 MALTON AND NORTON MUSICAL THEATRE (MNMT) The former Malton & Norton Amateur Operatic Society is open to performers young and old and has staged hundreds of pantos and shows since it was founded in 1949. Call Chairman Ian Goring on 07988 740274 or email MALTON COUNTRY QUILTERS We meet at the Methodist Church Rooms, Saville Street, Malton on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month (excluding January and July). Meetings are from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Out interests are wide ranging including patchwork, quilting, beading and needlecraft. We welcome anyone whatever their ability to come and join us or contact Mary Marlowe on 01653 694445 for more information. MALTON DISTRICT MALE VOICE CHOIR 30 strong and with a wide repertoire it has helped raise money for good causes at many concerts in Ryedale. Meet Fridays 7.45 - 9.30 pm in the Methodist Church, Saville Street, Malton. No previous singing experience is necessary but an ability to sing is! Contact Secretary David Ackroyd on 01944-758693 or Chairman Tom Todd on 01653-692362. MALTON BRIDGE CLUB Wednesdays at 7.15pm at Furlongs Avenue Community Centre. Details 01653 693501 or 01653 693553 MALTON CANCER INFORMATION AND SUPPORT SERVICE Ryedale Community House, Wentworth Street Malton 10.30-

12.30 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month. Tel: 01723 356060

MALTON LADIES LUNCHEON CLUB Meet at the Forest & Vale Hotel for lunch and a speaker once a month. For further details, please call the secretary Cath Taylor on 01653 692601. MALTON, NORTON AND COMMUNITY HOSPITAL

LEAGUE OF FRIENDS Successfully supporting Malton Hospital since 1977. Always happy to welcome new members. More information from 01653 698183 MALTON WHITE STAR BAND A friendly non-competition band. Practices are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.45 pm in the Bandroom in Old Maltongate. Players of all ages and ability welcome. Instruments may be provided. Contact the Bandmaster Mr Cliff Hicks 01653 693599 MARTON & NORMANBY GARDENING CLUB Meets monthly on the second Tuesday of the month in Marton & District Village Hall, Marton at 7.30 pm Varied programme of speakers, and visits; as well as the annual Produce Show in August. Monthly competition for the Cross Cup. Discounts on orders above £10 with six local plant and garden centres.For details of events: 01751 433105 MYASTHENIA GRAVIS LOCAL SUPPORT GROUP Charity No 1046443. We can help you to access information, support and • 01653 658776 • 53

RYEDALE you can talk to fellow sufferers. Call Ron Middlemass Chairman for more information on 01904 679939 or 07715 943406 or e-mail ron.

NATIONAL TRUST - RYEDALE CENTRE Meet every month at the Kirkby Misperton Village Hall, presents lectures of common interest. Also organises fund raising events to aid projects for the National Trust in the Ryedale Area. Open to all. New members welcome. Contact Janet Bailey 01653 693638 for fuller details, see also ryedalecentre. NEXT STEPS Ryedale’s resource centre run for and by people with mental health problems. The Centre aims to provide a friendly, informal atmosphere in which people with a wide range of mental health difficulties , and their carers, can meet together. Tel: 01653 690854 NOMADS PRODUCTIONS A long-established local drama society. Performing at least one major production each year, and occasionally doing charity events. Other activities include theatre visits, social evenings and an annual Christmas Dinner Dance. We usually meet twice a week in Norton during our rehearsal period. New members who are interested in any aspect of theatre are always welcome. Please contact Pat Davis 01653 690350 or visit our website www.nomads-productions. PARKINSON’S DISEASE SOCIETY Ryedale Support Group. Meets at Community House, Wentworth Street Car Park, Malton Second Thursday in each month. 2.15-4pm. Call 01653 694251 for details PICKERING ACOUSTIC MUSIC Pickering Acoustic Music welcomes singers, musicians and listeners who would like to play and/ or listen to folk, blues, jazz, classical or any kind of acoustic music. Fortnightly on Weds 8pm-11pm. Occasional guest nights with invited artists. Upstairs at The Bay Horse, Market Place, Pickering. All welcome (and it’s free!) For further information contact David on 01751 474696 or Alison on 01751 472827 PICKERING & DISTRICT FLOWER GROUP Meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm in the WRVS Hungate Centre. Come and join us for flower arranging demonstrations, workshops, practice classes and outings. We are just a small friendly group and would welcome new members or come as a guest. For more information, please call Val Weighell on 01751 472902 PICKERING IN BLOOM The group fosters interest in the appearance of the public areas of the town by tending planters and gardens. Members get together at 7.30 in the evening on every second Tuesday of the month at Bar 4, Market Place, Pickering. New members would be most welcome and can either attend one of the meetings or contact Eileen Blakeley on 01751 477799 PICKERING MUSICAL SOCIETY If you are interested in joining the society - in any capacity - we welcome anyone aged from 8 upwards! For more details about what we do and how you could become involved, please ring Linda Tester Publicity Manager on 01751 471553 or visit our website at or email pickeringmusical PICKERING SCRABBLE CLUB Meet every Thursday at 2pm at Crossways Hotel in Pickering. Why not join us. For more details, please contact Wendy Hutchinson 01751 475412 PICKERING WORKING MEN’S CLUB Southgate, Pickering YO18 8BL tel: 01751 473534 Every Mon Quiz from 9.15pm, Every Thu Bingo from 7pm, Every Sun Bingo from 7pm, Every Sat live entertainment from 9.30pm. (See events section for details) RELATE We offer a confidential counselling service for couples and individuals who need help with their relationships, regardless of marital status or sexual orientation. We also offer family therapy, a ‘time to talk’ young person’s service, and sex therapy. To register please call 0800 980 5907. Allatt House, 5 West Parade Road, Scarborough YO12 5ED RILLINGTON VILLAGE HALL Rillington Village Hall is available to hire for parties, meetings, etc. A choice of two rooms or the whole hall, with kitchen/cloakroom facilities. Please phone Richard Denton, 01944 758136 or ROSEDALE HISTORY SOCIETY Our informal Tea, Chat & History meetings are held on the first Sunday of every month, 2-4.00p.m. at Updale Reading Room, Rosedale. Large research archive, internet access and an excellent opportunity to find out about your family and local history. Tea and home-made cakes are available. See our web pages at email rosedalehistory@hotmail. Tel. Secretary 01751 417071 RYEDALE AND DISTRICT MENCAP Activities during term times: Monday Club meets afternoons for crafts, leisure activities, outings, etc. Thursday mornings: Yoga, on mats and in wheelchairs. Monthly on Friday evenings, Discos. Any adults interested should contact Pat Anderson on 01751 472 172. RYEDALE BRANCH OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION Meets every first Wednesday at the Old Lodge Hotel,

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guest speaker. The branch also usually meets on the third Wednesday of the month at a local restaurant for a lunch. Membership is open to all people with a regard for the RAF plus serving and ex-serving members of the RAF and WRAF. The Association works towards helping serving and ex-serving members of the RAF, together with their dependants, in time of need. For further information please contact our Secretary, John Paul, on 01751 431793

RYEDALE CARERS SUPPORT We need volunteers of all ages and varied experiences to sit with older people to enable their partnet or family carer to have a little time off. If you have an hour to spare each week or fortnight, we would like to hear from you. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please call Claire Hall, Annette Major or Vicky Taylor on: Tel: 01751 432288 Ryedale Carers Support, The Old School, Tinley Garth, Kirby Moorside, York, YO62 6AR email: chgh@ Reg Charity No 1076716 RYEDALE CHORAL Rehearsals are in Pickering Methodist Church Rooms, Potter Hill on Fridays 7.30-9.30, from September with a summer break. There are two different concert programmes in autumn and spring and sometimes a Christmas concert of carols and readings, performed at different venues around Ryedale. New members are always made welcome, whatever their experience. Contact Grahame Walker (01723 850640) or Jim Dye (01751 431945) for further details RYEDALE CROQUET Ryedale Sports Club, Thornton Road, Pickering. Play Short Lawn Croquet, Mixed Association and Golf Croquet April to end of September. Mondays and Tuesdays 2-5pm and Wednesdays 2-8pm. Tel: 01653 694595 for more details RYEDALE DOG RESCUE Reg Charity no 1117972 We are local volunteers in the Ryedale, Scarborough and York area and re-home all types of dog wherever possible. We pay kennel fees and have foster homes to help long or short-term needs. For details of our work, fundraising events, to adopt a dog or simply make a donation please contact 07581 324153 or see our website RYEDALE FAMILY HISTORY GROUP The Ryedale Family History Group holds monthly meetings at various locations in Ryedale on the third Wednesday of every month. Details are to be found on the website at The Research Room at Hovingham Hall is open every Thursday from 10am to 3pm for family history research with expert help. Open by arrangement by contacting Janice Wood on 01653 628952 RYEDALE FILM SOCIETY Films take place at Friends Meeting House, 19 Castlegate, Pickering at 7.30pm. Season tickets (for 12 films) £30. Half season (for 6 films) £18. Guest tickets £4.00. For a full programme, please contact Alison Lawson 01751 472827 or Frank Rock 01751 477 484. RYEDALE FORUM 50+ The forum is open to all residents aged 50 and over, and membership is free. A varied programme of events is arranged, including talks about issues particular to the over 50’s, outings to a variety of places, concerts and theatre, and coffee mornings. Transport to enable people to attend many events is often organised. To find out more about the Ryedale Forum 50+, please contact Judith Denniss - Membership 01653 697077 or Anna Salkeld - Hon. Sec 01944 759123 RYEDALE FRIENDSHIP GROUP We meet on the second Monday evening of each month at the Memorial Hall in Pickering. A social group for retired or over 50’s local people There is a mixture of social activities, speakers, lunches at local venues, short strolls, theatre visits, holidays and more. Please contact Peter Ashton (01751 473715) or Sue Hall (01751 474181)for more information. RYEDALE LETS Ryedale Local Exchange Trading System (LETS) is a group who trade goods and services for points (known as Ryes in Ryedale). These can be traded within the group or with other LETS groups e.g. York or Scarborough. We meet locally for trading sessions, games nights and meals out. For further information please contact Ruth on 01653 694866 RYEDALE MEN TOGETHER We are a small informal group of about 15 men who meet for a chat and a meal each month at the Market Place Restaurant Malton. After dinner our visiting speaker kicks off a discussion on a theme that he is passionate about and has experienced. New members are very welcome, contact or phone 01944 758807 RYEDALE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS BRANCH Ryedale Branch Multiple Sclerosis members come from all parts of the Ryedale area. We have a Support Officer who can offer information, advice and support. There is a members’ monthly newsletter and an annual lunch for everyone. Our Charity Shop on Smiddy Hill in Pickering holds information, or for more details contact our Support Officer, Mrs Lindsay Ward on 01653 695310. New members and volunteers are always welcome. RYEDALE SCOTTISH DANCE GROUP This friendly group meets every Wednesday evening in the parish hall, Hallgarth, Pickering from 7.30 – 9.30pm. Cost £1.50 which includes a drink and a biscuit. You don’t need any special equipment, level of fitness or even a partner. Beginners especially welcome to come along for an evening of exercise Copy deadline for the next edition is Friday 3rd August

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and laughter. For further details, please contact Sheila Barnes on 01751 473924

individual tuition on Monday evenings. For more information contact the Band Master Mr Mike Breckon 01751 472224

RYEDALE SPECIAL FAMILIES Supporting families of children with disabilities and special need. Ryedale cial Families is an independent charity founded in the early 1990s by a group of parents of disabled children. Our objectives are the relief of children and young adults with disabilities and special needs, their families and/or carers, in particular, but not exclusively, by the provision of information, advice and support service. 121 Town Street, Old Malton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 7HD. Tel: 01653 699 000

SWINTON EXCELSIOR BRASS BAND People of all ages and abilities welcome - Practice Nights Monday and Wednesday 7.30 to 9.00pm, Learners Saturday Night 6 to 8pm - Everything is provided, we just ask for your commitment - The Band Room, Middle Street, Swinton. Please contact Tracey Popham 01653 696417 or look at website www. for more details.

RYEDALE TALKING MAGAZINE Ryedale Talking Magazine is

a small local charity, based in Pickering and founded in 1981, which provides a free monthly magazine recorded on tape and CD for those Ryedale residents who are blind, partially sighted or otherwise visually impaired. Do you know of anyone who might like to receive the magazine? We can arrange for an issue to be sent out on a trial basis. We are also looking for new volunteer readers. For further information please contact Val on 01751 476499.

RYEDALE U3A U3As (Universities of the Third Age) are charitable,

self funded, democratic organistaions which provide all types of educational, creative and leisure activities for older people at minimal cost, by making use of the knowledge, skills and experience of their members. Ryedale U3A currently has around 400 members and, as well as a regular monthly speaker meeting at Kirbymisperton Village Hall on a wide range of subjects, there are over 20 groups in such subjects as local and family history, music appreciation, gardening, walking and painting etc. Anyone interested should contact the membership secretary Anne Hebblethwaite on 01653 696211

RYEDALE VOLUNTARY ACTION (RVA) A registered charity working across Ryedale providing voluntary and community support to charities, self help groups, and any group which is led by volunteers or by the community. We provide a number of services including: information, representation, governance and charity law advice, funding advice, financial services, volunteer brokerage service and training. Tel: 01653 600120, email:, or visit uk for more information. RYEDALE WALKING GROUP The group is affiliated to the Ramblers Association. We walk as a group all year at weekends locally and throughout Yorkshire. We meet at Pickering swimming pool on Saturday or Sunday mornings. Most of our weekend walks are 5-12 miles in length. In addition, during the summer months we have evening walks. Full details are in the programme on our website at www. Members receive 10% discount from three local walking shops. For more information about the group please ring 01751 476380 SAMARITANS OF SCARBOROUGH Confidential emotional support to anyone in distress or despair or at risk and self harm or suicide. tel 08457 90 90 90. We are always available for phone calls and visitors 8.00am - 10.00pm. Samaritan House, 40 Trafalgar Street West, Scarborough. Tel: 01723 368888 SAND HUTTON AND CLAXTON VILLAGE HALL The ideal

venue to hire for parties, meetings, celebrations etc. Large bright hall, Meeting Room, Excellent kitchen facilities and cloakrooms. For more details please phone 0770 4353186 for competitive rates of hire.


For information about where carers can find help and support. 01723 850155

SIGHT SUPPORT RYEDALE Do you know someone who is experiencing sight problems, and is finding daily life difficult? We aim to help by providing activities and support for blind and sight impaired people. We offer fortnightly social meetings in both Malton and Pickering, excursions, an annual holiday, information and support, walking group, Yoga group, book group, computer training, and loan or supply of aids and equipment. All our activities are speciallytailored for those who are sight impaired, and fully supported by our volunteers. We also provide door-to-door transport. Many of our members are registered either blind or partially sighted, but you needn’t be registered to join us. Our office number is 01653 698860, or email SINNINGTON PEOPLE’S GUILD Meet on Tuesdays at 7.15pm from October to March in the Methodist Schoolroom at Sinnington. A friendly ecumenical mixed group of men and women. There is a varied programme of musical evenings and speakers. Everyone is assured of a warm welcome and each hour long meeting concludes with a cup of tea and refreshments! STAMFORD BRIDGE SINGERS We are a friendly, community choir of approx: 40 voices aged 13 to 70 which rehearses weekly throughout term time in Stamford Bridge School. We are available for Concerts, Church Services and Weddings. To hire us or to join the choir please email: Further details on our website: We look forward to hearing from you. STAPE SILVER BAND Pickering. Practice Tuesdays and Thursdays. Constantly recruiting new and old members wanting to return. Offer

THE CHANTICLEER SINGERS This is a friendly, Malton-based chamber choir of around thirty voices. We meet on Wednesdays in termtime at St. Leonard’s church rooms, from 7.30 - 9.30 p.m. to rehearse, and sing 4 - 6 concerts in the local area and beyond each year, featuring a wide-ranging repertoire. A vacancy occasionally arises, and the Musical Director is happy to audition people with good singing experience and some sight-reading ability. For further details, please contact the Musical Director on 01904 706437 THE VALE OF PICKERING ART CLUB Beginners and interested non-painters welcome! Meetings are held in the Memorial Hall on the 2nd Thursday of each month, 7-9pm. Annual membership of £15 gives free entry to these and the right to show work at the prestigious and highly successful Annual Exhibition in September. We also organize two one day workshops and four outdoor painting days per year and Monday evening practical sessions.. Membership Secretary: Renee Clark 01751 431834 THE VALE OF PICKERING PROBUS CLUB The Club always welcomes new members who are retired or semi-retired men with a professional or business background. We meet the second Tuesday of the month in the Forest & Vale Hotel, Pickering for lunch and a visiting speaker. Our speakers cover a wide range of topics. Occasional visits are also arranged. For more information please contact the secretary, David Billett on 01751 472879. THORNTON LE DALE PLAYERS The Society has been putting on regular productions in the Village Hall since the early 1940s. We now perform at least one major production each year, usually in November. If you are interested in any aspect of amateur dramatics please contact Mr J Walker 01751 475001 or Mr G Hunt 01751 476283. You will be made very welcome by this happy band of thespians! THORNTON LE DALE SCRABBLE CLUB Meets on Tuesday afternoons at 2pm at The Institute in Thornton le Dale. Tel: Wendy Hutchinson on 01751 475412 for more details WEA PICKERING BRANCH The branch of the WEA organises courses and day schools on a variety of subjects during the daytime and evenings, sometimes including trips out. Contact the programme secretary Rev. David Clark on 01751 476118. Series of talks from September to March on the second Friday of every month at The Friends Meeting House, Castlegate, Pickering. A number of theatre visits are organised, for details please contact Oulton Walker on 01751 477597. WELBURN VILLAGE HALL The ideal venue for parties and celebrations, meetings, exhibitions. Large hall and smaller meeting room. More details, please call Sandy Hill 01653 619576 or Yvonne Myers 01653 618610 WRVS Our volunteers and employees work together to support people in need who might otherwise feel lonely and isolated whether at home , in hospital, or in times of crisis. The Hungate Centre is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. We offer a variety of activities including our Wednesday Social Club. It starts at 2pm and we host various different activities at this event. All are very welcome to come and join. It is free to join and just £2 per session which includes refreshments.


and toddlers meet 9.30-11.30am, birth-school age, £2.00 per child. Qualified staff.Lots of interesting activities to enjoy. For more details contact Catherine Bell 01653 619304

BROOKLYN PRE-SCHOOL PLAYGROUP Large indoor and outdoor learning environment. Early Years qualified staff. Good Ofsted report (May 2010) Value for money fees and free Early years Funding for 3 and 4 year olds. Brooklyn Preschool Playgroup is registered for children aged 2 years to 4 years 11 months. For more details contact us on 07792369468 during session or on 01653 696603. CHATTERBOX PLAYGROUP Friendly Qualified Staff, Places for 2 year olds to school age children. Safe outside play area. Ofsted registered. Funding for 3 & 4 year olds. Opening Times Mon - Fri 9.05 - 12.05 Lunch Club twice a week. Village Hall, Barker’s Lane, Snainton, Contact Janet on 0776 5557020 FIRESTATION PRESCHOOL A community run playgroup in safe comfortable surroundings. Wide variety of activities. Members of the Pre-school Learning Alliance. Sheepfoot Hill, Castlegate, Malton Tel: 01653 694768 LEAVENING TODDLER GROUP Leavening Methodist School Room every Monday morning during term time from 9-11.30am. For • 01653 658776 • 55

RYEDALE children 0- school age accompanied by their parent/carer. Come have a play, make things, sing and adults get chance to have a cuppa and chat! £1 per family. For details contact Paula on 07504821580.

LITTLE STARS STAY AND PLAY GROUP Held every Wed morning in term time and most school holidays from 10-11.30am in the back room at Thornton Dale Village Hall. Open to mums with bumps and babies and children aged 0-5 years and their parents and carers. Sessions cost: Bumps and babies up to 6 months are free, 6 months to a year are £1.50 per child and 1 year + are £2.50 per child. For more information contact us on (01751) 474963 or MUMS AND TOTS Trinity Chapel, Norton. Meets every Wednesday in termtime. 9.15am - 11.15am. Open to all Mums and tots in the area. Call Carole Elliott on 01653 694891 for more details PICKERING PRE-SCHOOL PLAYGROUP (HALLGARTH)

We provide a wide range of activities. Friendly qualified staff. Ofsted registered. Members of PLA. Teddy Bear club is on a Fri mornings from birth onwards. Intro session is on a Tuesday morning from 0 months to playgroup entry. Playgroup sessions from 2 years to school age. Telephone number 07910147095 Parish Hall, Hallgarth, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7AW Registered Charity Number 1038039

POTTER HILL PLAYGROUP Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri. 9am - 11.30 am. For children from 2 years to school age. £7 per session for non-funded children. Funding available, please ask for details. Rear of Methodist Chapel. Contact: 01751 472015 or 07837 306460 Wednesdays - Potter Hill Tiny Tots & Tiny Tots plus. From birth 9.30am-11am. £1.50 for babies. £2.50 for children over 14 months. £4 for 2 children. Rear of Methodist Chapel. Contact: 01751 472015 or 07837306460. Reg. Charity No. 1025256 RILLINGTON PLAYGROUP Rillington Village Hall. Open times

Mon-Wed 9am till 12 noon. Thu-Fri 9am-12pm lunchclub 12-12.30 afternoon 12.30-3pm. Term-time only. Pre-School Sessional Care - 2yrs to School Age. Highly qualified Staff with Early Years Professional status. (EYPS equivalent to Teaching status). We are registered with Ofsted..Toddler Group Wed & Fri 9.15-11.15 £1 a session pay as you go. Playgroup mobile Tel; 07704289080 session time

SINNINGTON PRESCHOOL Through friendship, fun and play we

learn together. Located in idyllic rural setting. Ofsted registered good with outstanding in some areas. Friendly experienced and well qualified staff. Pre-school -Mon & Wed: 9.10 - 2.55 (includes am, aft and lunch club sessions).Thurs & Fri: 9.10 - 11.40am. Stay & Play (0-5) Tues: 10.00 11.30am. Tel: 01751 431465 or 07799 727656 email: info@sinnpreschool. Web:

SWINTON PLAYGROUP Why not come and join us in a happy,

friendly, safe environment. The staff are fully trained, we are OFSTED inspected and funded places are available. We are open during term time on Mon and Thu from 9 to 12 and on Tue and Wed from 9 to 3. Children from 2.5 years to school age are welcome to attend any session, those who are 2 but not yet 2.5 can come on a Thu. Please phone us on 01653 695020 or 07879 834975. The Reading Rooms, Main Street, Swinton - just two miles out of Malton.

TERRINGTON PRESCHOOL PLAYGROUP A happy caring environment, qualified staff, OFSTED inspected. For children 2 years old to school age. Serving Terrington, Malton and surrounding villages. The Preschool runs on Tue, Wed and Thu from 9:30 to 12:30. Contact Amanda Welch 01653 619870 or Jenny Smith 01653 628683 for more details. THORNTON DALE PRE SCHOOL Offering places for children from 2 years old to school age. Ofsted registered. Friendly qualified staff. Situated within Thornton Dale School with a secure outdoor play area. We run sessions Mon-Fri from 9am-11.30am with lunch club on Mon, Thu and Fri and also FULL DAY CARE from 9am-3pm Mon,Thu and Fri. Contact Tracey Toes on 07887663996 for further details. TOTS PLAY & PRAISE Saville Street Methodist Church, Malton. Every Thursday in term time. 10am - 11.30am Play and praise for preschool children. £1 per family WELBURN TEA AND TOTS Meet in Welburn Village Hall every

Tues 10am–11.30am. Open to babies/toddlers/under primary school age with parent/grandparent/carer (must stay with child throughout the whole session) Only £2 per family per session, includes refreshments, lots of activities and lovely toys to play with in a laid back and friendly atmosphere.

GKR Karate Club T: 07956 251580 Heslerton Bowling Club T: 01944 738632 Heslerton Cricket Club T: 01723 859616 Heslerton Football Club T: 01653 693598 driver_edward@yahoo.

Heslerton Junior football Club T: 01944 768387 Malton and Old Malton Cricket Club T: 01653 692223 john. Malton Outdoor Bowls Club Malton Wheelers Road Club T: 01653 694571 maltonwheelersrc@ Marton Short Mat Bowls Club T:01751 472137 Beckett Football League T: 01751 473348

Norton United Football Club T: 01653 693241 Old Malton & St Marys Football Club T: 01653 692193 Pickering Athletics club 01751 472877 www.pickeringathletics. Pickering Bowling Club T: 01751 472566 Pickering Cricket Club T: 01751 475442 mansfield_glaisdale@

Pickering Town Community Football Club

Senior Section: T: 01944 711448 Junior Section: T: 01653 697724

Ryedale Indoor Bowls Club T: 01653 600016 Ryedale Leisure Centre T: 01751 476726 Ryedale Sports Club Thornton Road, Pickering. Tennis - T: 01751

473101, Croquet - T: 01653 694595. Cricket - T: 01751 476924. Table Tennis - T: 01751 477778. Football - T: 01751 473390 Ryedale Table Tennis League Contact: Alan Kirkwood Tel 01653 692862 and

Scarborough and District Football Association Mr K.W. Sales 01751 473348

Settrington Bowling Club Mr Croser Tel: 01653 692522 Swinton Sports Centre Contact Derek Cuthbertson on tel: 01653 690807 Thixendale Cricket Club Ms Anstey Tel: 01377 288272 Thornton-Le-Dale Bowling Club Mr Callow Tel: 01751 472748 Thornton-Le-Dale Cricket Club Mr Calvert Tel: 01751 472533 Thornton-le-Dale Football Club Mr Barnes Tel: 01751 475134 United Martial Arts Tony Dyas 07956 612667 unitedmartialarts@ Welham Bowling Club Secretary Mr Pool 01653 699624 Westow Cricket Club Ms Price Tel: 01653 658338 Julie@

SCOUTS & GUIDES 1ST MALTON SCOUTS Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers. Please contact Roger Thomson on 01653 696789 or 07950 558216

1ST KIRKBYMOORSIDE BROWNIES Contact Angela Kneeshaw 07976 748299

1ST NORTON SCOUTS Beavers, Cub Scouts, Scout and Explorers. Please contact Mr Ian Appleby on 01653 694900 for more details 1ST VALE OF PICKERING SCOUTS Beavers, cubs, scouts and

explorers. Please contact Ray Bowman on 01751 476918 for more details


RILLINGTON AND DISTRICT SCOUT GROUP (meeting in Settrington) Cubs and Scouts. Please contact Liz Hinde on 01944 758328

RYEDALE BROWNIES AND GUIDES Contact Alison Hutchinson (Girlguiding Division Commissioner) on tel: 07816 847271

SCOUTING IN RYEDALE Please contact Mererid Hunt (District Commissioner) on 01653 690992

Amotherby & Swinton Football Club T: 07530028986 www. Amotherby Table Tennis Club T: 01653 696704 andy@ Badmington Club Sandburn Hall, Flaxton. Fri 2-3.30pm T: 01904 490440

Brooklyn Junior Football Club T: 01653 693682 info@ Derwent Swimming Pool T: 01653 693407

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Museum offers special admission deals to locals


he Beck Isle Museum Trust in Bridge Street, Pickering, has recently launched a campaign, assisted by The Handy Mag to encourage more local residents to visit this volunteer –run local treasure house of Pickering history.

There are 27 rooms of exhibits; some are working rooms on certain days, an outside courtyard with a display of farming machinery, carts and forestry tools. We also have excellent facilities for the Disabled (carers get free entry). Special rural craft days when The majority of the thousands of the printers and the blacksmith visitors who pass are working, demonstrations of through the doors rag rugging, lace making, quillof this museum each ing, quilting, spinning, year are holiday grass engraving and other makers, schools and crafts are also held during specialist groups. the season. Following a survey, There is a permanent it has become obviand exclusive exhibition ous that many of the of Sydney and Maud residents of Pickering Smith’s fantastic photoand it’s surrounding Come a graphic work with many long towns and villages items for sale. Displays of and se have either never visited, or not visited model carts and wagon, PiCker e for many years and are unaware of the ing’s examples of miniature steam engines and many interesting items on display and histor some excellent models of fairground carouy! the history of this working museum. sels made by Arthur Hutchinson, paintings by The visitor’s book is full of such comthe famous artist Rex Whitsler. ments as ‘The best museum I have ever There are specialist rooms such as, the Diary, visited!’ – ‘A fantastic museum’ – ‘So much to see Victorian Pub, Pharmacy, Cobbler’s shop, a Cooper we will have to come back!’ – ‘Pickering is so lucky or barrel makers’ workshop, an old Barber shop, to have such a brilliant museum!’ and many such Victorian Parlour, Gent’s Outfitters, examples of similar remarks. 19th century ladies costumes, an early Cottage To encourage local people to come and visit, Kitchen, Wheelwrights workshop and one of the special discount prices are being offered to local best examples of an early Hardware shop to be residents, their families and friends with the introseen anywhere. duction of a discount coupon (*printed below). There is a Victorian Schoolroom where many The museum’s collections reflect a wide area school parties are held and able to wear Victorian of interests, covering many of the local lives and clothing and experience old fashioned schooldays! customs of Ryedale and also examples of work by Plus much more! local people.

*Special coupon in association with the Handy Mag*

Ryedale ResidenTs

special pRices only wiTh This coupon Family entry (usually £10) with coupon £8 Adults (usually £5 each) with coupon, two for £5 Single Adult + 2 children (usually £10) with coupon £5

Beck ISle MuSeuM, BrIdge Street, PIckerIng Coupon to be retained by Beck Isle Museum Trust • 01653 658776 • 57

Puzzle pages


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across 1. Cut short (4) 3. adversary (8) 9. Error (7) 10. Board game (5) 11. Very eager (12) 13. Informal (6) 15. small piece of food (6) 17. Books giving meanings of words (12) 20. relating to the moon (5) 21. absence of sound (7) 22. Moving very fast (8) 23. spheres (4) 2


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Spot thethe Spot difference Can you spot the


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Stage Names 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Caryn Johnson Stefani Germanotta Eleanor Gow Gaynor Hopkins Frances Gumm Margaret Hyra Alicia Moore Jo Tejada Julie Harris Eilleen Edwards

Choosing from the list below, can you work out the names by which the famous women above are better known?

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Judy Garland Whoopi Goldberg Pink Raquel Welch Meg Ryan


Elle Macpherson Bonnie Tyler Patsy Palmer Shania Twain Lady Gaga

Fill each cell with a number from 1-6. No number can be repeated in any row or column. The numbers in the heavily outlined set of squares (cages) must combine in any order to produce the target number in the top corner, using only the mathematical operator specified: +, -, x or /. Numbers can be repeated within a cage, but not in the same row or column.




■ 26 - 27 JULY

2.30pm. Hovingham Village Hall.



brings the classic novel ‘Black Beauty’ to life this summer at Castle Howard in a stylish and contemporary open-air theatre production. Bring a picnic and be entertained on a summer evening. Suitable for ages 6+

■ 27 JULY PAPERMAKING FOR ALL Dalby Forest Have fun learning the art of papermaking with Niki Hampson of Pulpitations. We will take a short stroll to collect natural objects which we will incorporate into colourful recycled pulps. Booking essential; call Niki on 01751 460134 or email pulpitations@hotmail. £8.50 per person or £30.00 per family of 4.


Pickering Working Mens Club 9.30pm. Male Entertainer Keith Swales

■ 30 JULY - 5 AUGUST MY LAST CAR Ryedale Folk Museum A theatrical performance each day exploring peoples relationships with their car.

■ 31 JULY RYEDALE SHOW Welburn Park,

Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire. Join us in Olympic Year for a Special Show. See website for more details

■ 31 JULY GREEN GADGETS Ryedale Folk Museum

A stimulating workshop for anyone who loves a good gadget! Learn about and try a range of fun and unusual historical gadgets. Can you guess how they work and what they were used for? £10 per person, includes all materials. 11.00 - 13.00 . Places must be prebooked - for more information please contact :

■ 1 AUGUST YORKSHIRE DAY FOOD MARKET Castle Howard A courtyard market with a difference. Its Yorkshire Day so why not celebrate the delicious food and produce Yorkshire has to offer? With over 30 stalls as well as our very own Farm Shop and Butchery it will be an ideal day out for any food lover! Free entry & car parking

■ 2,9,16,23 & 30 AUGUST BUSHCRAFT DAY CAMP Dalby Forest Learn how to set up camp and survive in the wild - build a shelter and other fun survival activities.Aimed at young people 10 - 14 years. £12.00 per person. Booking is essential - call Mark Barker on 01751 417123.


Pickering Working Mens Club 9.30pm. Male Entertainer John Andrew

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WALK TEN FOR MARIE CURIE CANCER Castle Howard “Join hundreds

of people for a twilight 10K walk with a celebration to finish. This fun-filled summer evening starts around 6.00pm in support of a fantastic charity. Dogs on leads welcome. Register online today at uk/walkten or call on 0870 034 0040. Entry fee is £10 including a t-shirt.


Isle Museum Dinosaurs and Fossils day

9 AUGUST TRACTORS AND TRAPS Ryedale Folk Museum “Enjoy a tour round our new ‘Fold Yard’ area with Museum Director Kevin Simms and learn all about the farming history of North Yorkshire through our display of machinery and implements. Followed by Phil Gospel and his interesting and varied trap collection. £6 per person. Please note that all of our adult activities require prior booking . For more information please contact:

11 AUGUST WELCOME CRAFTS Ryedale Folk Museum 11 -4pm. Join us for a lovely small craft fair with demonstrators by Craft fairs of distinction

11 AUGUST ANIMAL INTUITION Dalby Forest Ranger day at Dalby Forest with Animals In-tuition, you are given the opportunity to actually touch and handle a variety of fantastic animals. Creepy cuddle Corner: Not the usual creatures you might see around Dalby Forest! There’ll be creepy crawly cockroaches, loveable lizards and slithering snakes..... Booking essential; call Marie on 07717 492190 or email at More details on website

to the Stable Courtyard where the markets take place - as well as car and coach parking is free of charge. Open from 10am until 4pm.

14 AUGUST LOCKER HOOKING Ryedale Folk Museum “An ideal technique to use up some of those fabric and yarns you have been hoarding! Make a small mirror frame, or start a rug, cushion or bag. £30 per person, includes all materials . Please note that all of our adult activities require prior booking . For more information please contact: learning@

16 AUGUST RARE AND UNUSUAL Ryedale Folk Museum “All the strange and unusual gadgets you never knew existed. An amazing opportunity to find out more about the rather odd items from the museum’s ‘Harrison Collection’ – with Edward Harrison. £6 per person. Please note that all of our adult activities require prior booking . For more information please contact: learning@

16 AUGUST HISTORY DAY Beck Isle Museum Rural Crafts and Hands on History day


Pickering Working Mens Club 9.30pm. Male Entertainer Nigel Heap

18 - 19 AUGUST GAMES IN THE PARK Ryedale Folk Museum Dance performance and demonstrations. Come and take part in historic games from around the world


SHOW Cattle, Goats, Hunters, Heavy Horses, Ponies, Jumping, Sheep, Produce, Flowers, Fruit, Vegetables, Rabbits, Cavies, Pigeons and Poultry, Vintage Tractors & Scarecrows. in Milburn Arms Field, Rosedale Abbey by kind permission of the owners of The Milburn Arms Field.


17, 18, 19 AUGUST


ART EXHIBITION – Westow Village Hall Westow Cricket Club Most of the exhibits will be for sale, refreshments of tea, coffee & cake will also be on sale throughout the event.

Pickering Working Mens Club 9.30pm. Male Duo Ian & Bob

12 AUGUST JAZZ IN THE AFTERNOON Castle Howard’s popular outdoor musical event returns for two dates this August. Relax in the Boar Garden and listen to the smooth sounds of the Chris White Jazz Trio who will be performing all your favourites from the Swing era. 12pm - 3.30pm. Included in normal admission prices.

14 AUGUST YORKSHIRE CRAFT AND PRODUCE MARKET Castle Howard “Shop for delicious

food and beautiful crafts all sourced or produced in Yorkshire, and in many cases locally to the Castle Howard Estate. Admission

20 - 24 AUGUST HOME ON THE RANGE Ryedale Folk Museum Cooking on a traditional range, come and see the cottages light up with traditional cooking on the open fire

24 AUGUST PAPERMAKING FOR ALL Dalby Forest Have fun learning the art of papermaking with Niki Hampson of Pulpitations. We will take a short stroll to collect natural objects which we will incorporate into colourful recycled pulps. Booking essential; call Niki on 01751 460134 or email pulpitations@hotmail. £8.50 per

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Folk Museum “Enjoy a relaxing and intimate summer’s evening in the museum grounds with talented acoustic duo Natasha and Robin. They give their own take on 3 decades of music from 1940s wartime to 1960s soul. Please bring your own chairs, blankets and picnics. £10 per person. Please note that all of our adult activities require prior booking . For more information please contact: learning@

24 - 26 AUGUST GALTRES FESTIVAL 2012 Crayke near York YO61 4TQ. Beer, cider, music, fun, food. For more info see website www.galtresfestival.

25 AUGUST BATS AND STARS Dalby Forest Take a night time stroll through Dalby to detect bats in flight. Afterwards join Scarborough and Ryedale Astronomical society for a tour of the night sky. 8.00pm until 10.00pm. All ages. £5 per person. Booking essential at the Visitor Centre or call 01751 472771.



gathering of pre 1931 motorcycles which will include the road-run and return for public display.

27 AUGUST TABLE TOP SALE Beck Isle Museum Table

Top Sale fundraiser at Beck Isle 10-4pm


Museum “Learn how to use the traditional marquetry straw technique to create your own beautiful brooches. £12 per person, includes all materials. Please note that all of our adult activities require prior booking . For more information please contact: learning@

30 AUGUST MAKE YOUR OWN GLASS WALL HANGER Ryedale Folk Museum “Design and

HELMSLEY ARTS CENTRE Box office: 01439 771700 3 AUGUST KMSUB kmSUB is a group of djs/producers wishing to bring the music that they love to the local area of Ryedale. They play a mixture of music genres such as Dubstep, House, Drum n Bass, UK Funky, Reggae etc. All genres that fall under the term ‘UK Bass Music’ - aptly named for the music’s strong emphasis on low-end bass frequencies. The night is for anyone who shares this interest in music, for anyone who would like to hear some new music, and of course for anyone who enjoys a good party.


make your own 28cm by 14cm kiln formed glass wall hanger. Create an abstract pattern or a landscape masterpiece with glass artist Wendy Greenwood. Your handmade piece will make a great talking point. (Please note the glass will take a week to be fired and ready for collection or posting. £30 per person, £35 session & postage . Please note that all of our adult activities require prior booking. For more information please contact: learning@

WHOLE LOTTA LED After twelve years with the same members Whole Lotta Led have changed line-up. On drums is Chris Scrivens, and the new vocalist is, Lee Pryor, who effortlessly reproduces Robert Plants stunning vocals. Founder members Nick Ferris, and Geoff Hunt are still there ensuring the standard of performance is as high as it can be.





SIMPLY MUSICALS! In Concert Enjoy two hours of the great musical classics as well as a selection from some of the latest shows such as ‘Dreamboats and Petticoats’, ‘Spamalot’ and ‘Wicked’.


MONDAY CLUB resumes Ryedale and District Mencap Monday Club (free) is at the cricket club from 1.30 – 3.30pm. (Pat Anderson 01751 472172


demonstrating on site all weekend, covering different periods and demonstrating their traditional ways of living.

Pickering Working Mens Club 9.30pm. Female Entertainer Becky Brown.


Kirkham Abbey. Westow Cricket Club 10 - 4pm.

26 - 27 AUGUST GET ACTIVE WEEKEND! Castle Howard “Come and try out a range of new activities for all the family from weird and wonderful bikes, to archery, climbing and lots more! All activities and attractions are included in the cost of a grounds admission ticket and free to Castle Howard Annual Pass holders.

JUMBLE SALE raising money for Macmillan

Cancer Support 2pm - 4pm



down 7.30pm.

PRIZE BINGO Railway club, Norton Eyes

The Royal British Legion, Kirbymoorside2-4pm and 5-7pm



OPEN DAY Howsham Mill “Howsham Mill

Ryedale Bowls Club, Norton 2-4pm and 5-7pm

Heritage Open Day. Come and see the use of traditional materials and techniques in the current restoration of Howsham Mill, 10am to 4pm. For further details contact Martin Phillips 01653 618925.

24 AUGUST Pickering Memorial Hall 2-4pm and 5-7pm




Malton Community Sports Centre 2-4pm and 5-7pm

Puzzle Solutions

CROSSWORD: Across: 1 Crop, 3 Opponent, 9 Mistake, 10 Chess, 11 Enthusiastic, 13 Casual, 15 Morsel, 17 Dictionaries, 20 Lunar, 21 Silence, 22 Speeding, 23 Orbs. Down: 1 Commerce, 2 Onset, 4 Poetic, 5 Occasionally, 6 Eyelids, 7 Toss, 8 Manufactured, 12 Clusters, 14 Science, 16 Loosen, 18 Inner, 19 Plus. PICTOGRAMS: 1. Half-hearted 2. The birds and the bees 3. The centre of attention DROP DOWN: Answers from left to right:; Capital, Deposit, Payment, Receipt, Savings SPOT THE DIFFERENCE: 1, No star on drum 2, Big hair appeared 3, Musical note disappeared 4, Part of microphone lead missing 5, End of drumstick missing 6, Moustache appeared 7, Teeth missing 8, Microphone stand leg missing 9, Top of cymbal added 10, Trousers changed colour WORDSEARCH: Hidden Phrase: Listen with your heart, you will understand. Pocahontas QUIZ: 1. Caryn Johnson = Whoopi Goldberg, 2. Stefani Germanotta = Lady Gaga 3. Eleanor Gow = Elle Macpherson 4. Gaynor Hopkins = Bonnie Tyler, 5. Frances Gumm = Judy Garland, 6. Margaret Hyra = Meg Ryan, 7. Alicia Moore = Pink, 8. Jo Tejada = Raquel Welch, 9. Julie Harris = Patsy Palmer, 10. Eilleen Edwards = Shania Twain • 01653 658776 • 61

INDEX ACCOUNTANTS Jones Partnership, The........ 48 Newby Business Accounting. .................................................... 49 McGlincheys Chartered Accountants........................... 49 AERIALS & AUDIO VISUAL ADI Communications.......... 26 Aerial Services........................ 11 ART GALLERIES & PICTURE FRAMING Talents Fine Arts.................... 28 ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES & PLANS Pinfold Building Consultancy .................................................... 19 Prospect Design.................... 24

COMPUTERS Awesome Technologies .... 48 Computer Fx.......................... 44 Coppins Systems Services...... .................................................... 49 Green Computing................ 48 tKnowIT.................................... 49 Underwood Computer Services.................................... 48 CRAFTS Little Lamb Wool................... 29 DAMP PROOFING Eastgate Building Contractors............................. 16 DENTISTS Howardian Dental Practice.... .......................................................4

Rock and Stone York Ltd.... 41 Stone Troughs........................ 40 GROUNDWORKS GJC Construction & Groundworks......................... 27 Swales Paving & Groundworks......................... 40 HEALTH Gaia Holistix............................ 36 Ryedale Physiotherapy Clinic .................................................... 36 Slimming World ................... 39 Stuart Moore Foot Health.. 39 JOINERY Acorn Lofts & Joinery.......... 44 Hewison Joinery................... 11 S Elvidge Joinery................... 45

PLUMBING - GENERAL Plumbing Plus...........................8 PRINTING Warwick Digital Printing.... 63 PROPERTY MAINTENANCE D Walker Domestic Handyman.............................. 19 Eastgate Building Contractors............................. 16 Handy Man Hewson............ 24 Les Harper Painting & Decorating.............................. 20

ATTRACTIONS Castle Howard Get Active Weekend.................................. 29

DOG GROOMING Nose 2 Tail Grooming.......... 14 Spotless Dog, The................. 14

BATHROOMS Bluewater Bathrooms............9

DRY CLEANING Norton Dry Cleaning........... 19

BEAUTY Be Pampered @ Elaine’s...... 37 Nails at Femme Fatale......... 39 Simply Beautiful.................... 39

ELECTRICIANS Haines Electrical.................... 22 Merlin Trading Ltd................ 20 Powerlink Electrical.............. 27

MARKETS Castle Howard Courtyard Market...................................... 35 Hovingham Village Market.... .................................................... 35

ROOFING & GUTTERING Christian Baker Roofer........ 44 Orion Roofline....................... 43 Pickering Flat Roof Company .................................................... 25

BLINDS Low Blind Price...................... 44

ENTERTAINMENT Disco Culture.......................... 37

MOBILITY MV Mobility............................ 24

SCRAP METAL P Farrow & Sons..................... 27

BUILDERS Derwent Vale Building Services Ltd............................ 11 Eastgate Building Contractors................................2 Image Developments (Northern) Ltd........................ 24 Rising Builders....................... 23 GJC Construction & Groundworks......................... 27

FENCING Acklam Fencing..................... 40 JC Fencing............................... 43 Philip Mason Fencing Contractor............................... 43

NURSERIES Flaxton Village Nursery...... 29 Puddleducks Nursery.......... 30

SOFT FURNISHINGS Stitches Interiors......................5

CAR VALETING Crystal Clean.......................... 51 CARPET CLEANING Kevin Atkinson Carpet Cleaning................................... 27 CARS & SERVICING BMC Motor Engineers......... 51 Pure Car Mechanics............. 51 CHILD MINDING Sharon Smith Childminding.. .................................................... 30 CINEMA Palace Cinema....................... 37

FIREPLACES Hovingham Fireplaces........ 20 FINANCES Moneywise Financial Solutions.................................. 32 Pen Life Chartered Financial Planners................................... 33 FOOD & DRINK Derventio Wines................... 35 JASS Brewing Supplies....... 32 The Pott ‘in’ Shed................... 31 FURNITURE & INTERIORS Interiors at Nine to Eleven....5 The Pine Shop........................ 23 GARAGE DOORS Fersina Garage Doors.............8 Hobman Garage Doors...... 19

KITCHENS & BEDROOMS Dream Doors Ltd.....................9 Howarth Timber.................... 18 Instyle Kitchens Ltd................7 Work Top Man........................ 16

GW Plumbing............................2 OJ Gas Services........................6 Paul Chaplow Plumbing & Heating........................................8 Smart -Flo LTD....................... 45

OPTICIANS Specsavers Opticians.......... 32

RENEWABLE ENERGY Green Energy Projects Ltd.21 Michael Magson Ltd............ 22 Peak Power Systems............ 25

SURVEYORS Pinfold Building Consultancy .................................................... 19

PAINTERS & DECORATORS Decorators of Distinction.. 18 Les Harper Painting & Decorating.............................. 20 RM Decorators....................... 17

T-SHIRTS & HOODIES BigBoolies................................ 30

PETS Happy Paws............................ 14 Nose 2 Tail Grooming.......... 14 Paws for Louise...................... 14 Spotless Dog, The................. 14 Station House Vets............... 15 Wagabout................................ 13

TIMBER SUPPLIES Howarth Timber.................... 18

PHOTOGRAPHY Alex Yoxall Photography.... 39 Katie Jones Photography... 29 PLASTERING Ian Townley Plasterers........ 45 Ian’s Plastering Service....... 16

TILES Zenki Tile & Interior.............. 16

TRAVEL Perfect Hideaways................ 37 Perrys Travel........................... 36 WEBSITE DESIGN Malton Web Design............. 49 Web Site Made Easy Ltd..... 48 WINDOWS Fersina Windows................... 64 Proline PVCu Ltd......................3 Window Distribution Ltd......6 Window Fixer......................... 18

GARDENS Don Lofthouse Tree Surgery.. PLUMBING & HEATING .................................................... 43 Aquatec Utilities.................... 24 Economic Landscapes........ 41 Boiler People Ltd................... 23 Greensleeves Gardening... 42 Gemma Lonsdale Gas Howarth Timber.................... 18 Servicing.................................. 42 Old radio & audio valves. CLOTHING & Malton Gardening Services... Greenley and Ware Plumbing Please call Alan on EMBROIDERY .................................................... 41 .................................................... 10 02392 251062 BigBoolies................................ 30 Pave-a-way.............................. 40 Answers to the June Competition: Fersina Electric Garage Doors (pg11), Aquatec Utilities (pg26), RM Decorators (pg42), Wagabout (pg51), Island Build (pg10) CLEANING SERVICES Home Fairy, The..................... 26 Ryedale Cleaning Services..... .................................................... 10

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MALTON..........................01653 600069 RILLINGTON.....................01944 758325 SHERBURN......................01944 710226 THORNTON LE DALE.........01751 474202 PICKERING......................01751 471296 NHS Direct............................0845 4647 Malton District Hospital...01653 693041 Scarborough Hospital......01723 368111 York Hospital...................01904 631313 Social Services................ 0845 950 1555 Samaritans.....................08457 909090


FJH Wrothwell Ltd...........01751 472550 Pickering Surgery............01751 477555 Malton Pharmacy............01653 692040 Beecham Pharmacy, Malton ......................................01653 692380 Beecham Pharmacy, Norton................. ......................................01653 693264 Beckside Pharmacy, Thornton le Dale, .. ......................................01751 476968 Boots, Pickering, ............01751 474958 F Maltby Ltd, Maltongate, Thornton le Dale, ..............................01751 474542


Domestic Violence Helpline.................. ..................................... 0808 2000 247 North Yorkshire Police (non-emergencies)......... 0845 606 0247 Citizens Advice Bureau... 0844 411 1444 Crimestoppers.................. 0800 555 111 Northern Electric (loss of supply).......... ....................................... 0800 668 877

BT Faultline...................... 0800 800 151 Floodline........................0845988 1188 Transco Emergency Service - Gas........... ....................................... 0800 111 999 Yorkshire Water.............. 0845 124 2424


Ryedale District Council...01653 600666 Malton Town Council.......01439 748500 Norton Town Council.......01653 695348 Pickering Town Council....01751 476503 North Yorkshire County Council ............ ......................................01609 780780

FINANCIAL MATTERS National Debtline............0808 8084000 Inland Revenue...............0845 0109000 Tax Credits......................0845 3003900


Central Ryedale Childrens Centre.......... ......................................01609 533102 Northern Ryedale Childrens Centre....... ......................................01609 798345 Childcare Link................ 0800 2 346346 Childline...............................0800 1111 NSPCC............................ 0808 800 5000 Ryedale Special Families.. 01653 699000


Ryecat............................01653 699059 AA Breakdown................. 0800 887 766 AA Roadwatch.................09003 401100 Moorsbus ...................... 01845 597 000 Pickering Town Bus.........01751 473791

Yorkshire Coastliner.........01653 692556 Rail Enquiries..................08457 484950 Environment Agency...... 0870 850 6506

Norton .......................... 0845 034 9530 Pickering ....................... 0845 300 5157


St Peter’s, Norton............01653 699222 St Mary’s Priory, Old Malton.................. ......................................01653 692089 St Michaels, Malton ........01653 692089 St Leonards & St Mary’s, .. 01653 692128 Baptist Church, Malton ...01653 696023 Trinity Methodist, Norton.01653 692173 Saville Street, Malton .....01653 692173 Elim Ryedale Church, ......01653 697796 Society of Friends, Malton.01653 658574 Salvation Army, Norton...01653 693344 Churches together in Pickering............. ......................................01751 472827 St Josephs RC Church.......01751 472727 St Peter & St Paul Parish, Pickering....... ......................................01751 472983 Religious Society of Friends, Pickering.. ......................................01751 472827 Methodist Church, Pickering................. ......................................01751 472810 The United Reformed Church, Pickering. ......................................01751 476844 All Saints, Thornton le Dale................... ......................................01751 474244 St Andrew’s, Middleton...01751 474858

RSPCA............................ 0300 1234 999 Station House Vets..........01653 618303


Malton School.................01653 692828 Norton College................01653 693296 Ryedale School................01439 771665 Malton Community Primary................. ......................................01653 692582 Norton County Primary....01653 692104 Amotherby County Primary.................. ......................................01653 693675 St Mary’s RC Primary.......01653 692274 Rillington County Primary.01944 758402 Leavening County Primary.01653 658313 Langton Primary School..01653 658236 Settrington CE Primary....01944 768238 Luttons CP School............01944 738232 Sherburn CE Primary...... 01944 710 282 Weaverthorpe CE School.01944 738 280 Heslerton CE Primary...... 01944 728 286 Pickering County Junior School ......................................01751 472873 St Josephs RC School........01751 473102 Pickering Infant School...01751 472620 Pickering Junior School...01751 472873 Thornton Dale CE School....................... ......................................01751 474345 Lady Lumley’s School.......01751 472846


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Handy Mag Ryedale August 2012  
Handy Mag Ryedale August 2012  

Community magazine and business directory for the Malton, Norton and Pickering area.