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Your FREE & informative local community magazine

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Happy Christmas

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Welcome to the December edition and the last of 2012. As night follows day, Christmas is with us once more and our local shops, businesses, churches and the community at large are gearing themselves for a busy and festive time. To guide you through this wealth of festivity, we have our centre pages devoted to the churches of Malton and Norton area and their Christmas services. Why not pull these pages out so you can have them to hand. And with special Sunday opening hours in Malton, our independent retailers are set to indulge you in a game of Maltonopoly! More details are on page 20. Let’s take advantage of what is nearest to us and enjoy the wealth of choice, variety and quality to be had in our local towns of Malton, Pickering and Norton. A thought for next year is to never say never. This month I have discovered Twitter and a world of hash tags, tweeting and retweeting. It’s so easy to dismiss what you don’t know! Too easy to simply lump this wave of relentless ‘social media’ as benign twaddle for a younger generation on which they waste so much time and energy. But, ray of light, after talking to a

local business owner and devoted ‘tweeter’, I took the plunge and I’m now totally Twittered! It may not be for all businesses, but it is a fantastic place to tell people what’s going on in the area and perfect for the Handy Mags. So ‘follow me’ @Handymag and I’ll be letting you know all about what’s on alongside the features in the magazines every month. I’d like to thank Emily for her columns over the last year. This month we have a new columnist. Ella’s first column is all about having a PC Christmas - see more on page 69. Next month there will not be a magazine, as I too take time out for friends and family and fun this Christmas. So it just remains for me in signing off for 2012 to thank everyone who has supported the Handy Mag, not least our local posties for every magazine posted in every corner of the delivery area. I wish you all, readers and advertisers alike, a very happy Christmas and a very fulfilling new year! Well done to Jane Hodgson for winning the October competition. Until 2013…Marianne

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This month’s features

Publisher: Editor: Tel: Email: Address: Community:

Christmas with Dickens ......................................34 Look out for Santa ..............................................68 Ella’s Column ......................................................69

Please note that while the publisher takes care to be accurate no liability will be accepted under any circumstances should any of the contents of this magazine be incorrect. The Handy Mag does not endorse any advertising material included within this publication. The views expressed in the articles are not necessarily those of the publisher. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part without written permission is strictly prohibited.

General

Business Features

Keeping your business connected ......................12 Is your car ready for winter weather? ................15 Morality of Tax....................................................49

Christmas in Malton

Maltonopoly .......................................................20 All I want for Christmas ......................................24 What’s so special about Chancery Lane? ...........32 A world premiere in Malton ...............................38 Malton & Norton Christmas Services .................39

Community

Season of Love....................................................50 Local Groups .......................................................70 Events .................................................................74

Food & Drink

Recipe: Mini Christmas Cakes .............................46

Homes & Gardens

Winter Warmers .................................................58

Motoring

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Introducing our new cake shop on the ground floor selling delicious old favorites and our own unique recipe cakes as well as gluten free. We also prepare and bake our own bread daily. Our varieties vary on a regular basis. We have a choice of loose leaf teas and beautiful flora teas and coffee. Why not relax in our cosy upstairs cafe with a cappuccino, rose petal tea or delicious venezuelan hot chocolate.

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A selection of Malton’s high quality independent outlets will be open every Sunday from 2nd - 23rd December giving you the opportunity to buy unique gifts, stock up on Christmas treats and enjoy all the hospitality that Malton has to offer. Shops will be open from 10am - 4pm and you can enjoy free parking in the Market Square.

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watercolour to produce bird studies which reflect his detailed knowledge of and passion for his subject. He captures the natural habitat of the birds he is painting and seeks to show something of their character. Open 9.30 - 4.30pm Monday to Saturday This is but a small sample Talents Fine Arts of the many delights to be 7 Market Place, Malton YO17 7LP found in this T: 01653 600020 exhibition, from info@talentsfinearts.co.uk flowers to birds

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What’s so special about Chancery Lane?

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crooge’s Counting House in Chancery Lane is a reminder of the

close link Charles Dickens had with Malton and stems from his close friendship with the local solicitor Charles Smithson, whose family practised in Chancery Lane and shared also in the London firm of Smithson and Dunn. This friendship is recognised in many biographies of Dickens and in Dickens’ preface to ‘Nicholas Nickleby’ he acknowledges Smithson as the professional friend with whom he undertook a pious fraud by acquiring a letter of introduction for him to visit one of the notorious ‘Yorkshire Schools’ in Greta Bridge, which later figured as Dotheboys Hall. Transcripts of the many letters between the Smithson family and Dickens are displayed in the Counting House showing the

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mutual affection they had for each other. It has been left to the Society to work at keeping this connection alive. Thirsk has its James Herriot Centre which is admirable, but to have such a strong tie with arguably England’s greatest author go unsupported, by those who have the wherewithal to invest and develop this connection, is sad. The Counting House

Malton’s Hidden Gem

he Shopping Mall here in Chancery Lane has the all of the ambience of the little corner shop of yesteryear but is bursting with the technology of the Internet world.

You have the chance to have a browse round to find what you want or search it out on our website. Mostly you will find us among the cheapest and, better still, because we are a local outlet you can call and collect your products saving even more. We stock a range of famous crockery and glassware names such as Emma Bridgewater and Dartington Crystal in The Pottery Shop. A wide selection of vitamins minerals and health aid supplements with all of the big name manufacturers can be found in the Body & Soul shop with an exciting array of women’s skincare products in the Body & Beauty shop just next door. There is a huge display of baby and toddler products on offer in The Baby Shop and a superb selection of toys in The Wooden Soldier toy shop. 32 • info@thehandymag.co.uk

celebrates not just the Dickens’ Malton Connection but also the social history of the town and surrounding area during the Victorian Age. The members raise funds by opening the Counting House on Saturdays and on other special occasions. The many visitors bring with them their own memories and contributions. The members also give talks and presentations to a wide variety of associations, clubs and groups, including schools and colleges, spreading the word and all the monies they raise go to pay the £2,000 per annum rent, the electricity bill and insurance for the building. We are delighted to join with Jeremy at the Palace Cinema, Nathan at the Pott’ in Shed and Malcolm at the Shopping Mall in raising the profile of Chancery Lane and its attractions. It is an area of the town which deserves

We only keep the most well known brands so you can be sure of quality as well as value. The Lighting Shop has a wide choice of table lamps, chandeliers and light fittings with prices to beat most opposition. In the Homewares Shop you can find an interesting display of ‘off the wall’ pottery by cheeky chappy Jamie Oliver, colourful designs by Cath Kidston and the new lady on the scene Julie Dodsworth. Have a wander through Piccolos for that unique present for your loved one in handbags and accessories. Having acquired the remaining Yorkshire stock of Hartley Greens (Leeds Pottery) we offer the opportunity of purchasing a piece of the famous creamware at knockdown prices in the front foyer shop. Come and stroll along the mall this December and see what savings you can make for Christmas this year.

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an uplift and more recognition, not just by visitors to the town but by everyone. It is a currently a hidden gem and needs its opportunity to shine so that it can give its fullest contribution to ensuring Malton’s future. Local artist, Jo Clare, has been designing a mural and an eye-catching new sign for the wall of Chancery Lane to guide residents and visitors alike to the wide range of attractions in the lane.

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Christmas with Dickens

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harles Dickens is often credited with inventing Christmas, or at least reinventing it and giving it its modern form. A Christmas Carol must be one of the most-filmed books ever, and the name of its central character, Scrooge, has entered the language. Yet it is one of his shorter works – a novella rather than a novel – and was only written to recoup the author’s finances after the failure of Martin Chuzzlewit. A Christmas Carol was an instant success, and Dickens followed it up with four more Christmas novellas between 1844 and 1848, with 17 short stories published in the seasonal editions of his two magazines, Household Words and All the Year Round, between 1850 and 1867.

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Christmas badly needed reinventing. In the countryside, the grand old midwinter feast of medieval and earlier times had been driven underground by Puritan opposition before and during the Interregnum; and even after the Restoration it never really recovered its previous significance. And in the burgeoning industrial cities of the 18th and early 19th centuries, commerce allowed no pause for 12 days of ritual merriment. The shops didn’t even close. A companionable man, Dickens saw this as a great social evil. The traditional Christmas festivities had been communal events, and it was the sociable and communal side of Christmas that Dickens celebrated. Although privately he was a

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Christmas Residential Packages at The Old Lodge

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Stay Christmas eve and Christmas Day night. Evening meal on Christmas eve. Midnight mass. If you’ve been good, you may even receive a present from Santa! Continental breakfast in bed on Christmas Day, then spend your morning chilling out until your lunch. Light supper in the bar on Christmas Day night. Board games, quizzes and party games if you feel like it. Late breakfast on Boxing Day. £299 per person.

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Stay Christmas eve, Christmas Day night and Boxing Day night. All of the above, plus Boxing Day lunch. Supper on Boxing Day night and a late check out on the morning of the 27th. Either enjoy the traditional spectacle of the Boxing Day hunt at the Lodge or as a guest you can get down and dirty and help us to feed the hunt participants. Cost £399 per person

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New Year’s Eve evening festivities, meal, overnight stay. New Year’s Day turkey antidote brunch. £280 per couple. All offers are based on 2 adults sharing a room and are subject to availability. Supplement for single occupancy, £55. Dogs welcome at £15 per dog per night. Visiting family and friends? Stay with us on a room only basis for only £80.

devout if unorthodox Christian, you will find little of the religious side of Christmas in his writings. Scrooge, frightened out of his miserly ways, does not rush out to church on Christmas morning but goes visiting. And at the heart of The Pickwick Papers is the Christmas Eve ball at Manor Farm, where Wardle hosts a blow-out of Lucullan proportions at which all comers, including the Pickwickians, are welcome. It would be a wonderful but wholly impossible endeavour to seek to recreate that feast at Dingley Dell. For one thing the sheer quantity of alcohol consumed – hot punch, mulled ale, warmed claret, brandy and hot water for the coachman, the “something good” enjoyed by Sam Weller and the Fat Boy at the Blue Lion at Muggleton, the “hot elder wine, well-qualified with brandy and spice” would give your GP a fit. For another, even the most rabid “political correctness gone mad” merchant would have to admit that the game enjoyed by the partygoers was dangerous to the point of insanity. This was snap-dragon. The lights were extinguished, and a “ghost” in white sheet and wild wig presented a tray of raisins which had been soaked in brandy and set alight. These the players would have to grab without burning their fingers (hence the modern expression); and “when fingers enough were burned, and all the raisins were gone, they sat down by the huge fire of blazing logs to a

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The Milton Rooms Malton and Park House present...

A Christmas Fair

The World Première of a new play by Jim Cartwright (Author of Road and The Rise and Fall of Little Voice) at The Milton Rooms, Malton December 13-16, 20-23, 2012 Written and directed by Jim Cartwright. Designed by Nicky Bunch

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ollowing the huge success of their 2011 community promenade production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the team at The Milton Rooms presents a play for Christmas by internationally renowned playwright Jim Cartwright. It is Christmas In the old village hall, villagers are setting up their stalls for the annual fair. Amidst the bric-a-brac, tombola and crafts, hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking stories emerge, fueled by the powerful Christmas punch at the refreshments table. Young love seems imminent, the vicar has his mind elsewhere, Veronica needs all hands on deck to make this fair a success and the caretaker just wants to go home. Village life as seen through the eyes of one of the country’s leading playwrights. Will romance blossom? Will secrets be revealed? And will the audience be able to buy their own last minute stocking fillers and sample the Christmas punch? Will the Christmas Fair go with a bang? It just might… Jim Cartwright’s plays are consistently performed around the world and have won numerous awards. They have been translated into over 30 languages. His first play, Road, opened at the Royal Court in 1986 and starred Ian Dury. Now considered a modern classic Road won the Samuel Beckett Award, Drama Magazine’s Best New Play Award, and was joint winner of The Plays and Players Award and The George Devine Award. The Rise and Fall of Little Voice was written for the Royal National Theatre and transferred to the Aldwych Theatre in London's West End in 1992. In 1998 it was made into the hugely successful feature film Little Voice, both productions starring Jane Horrocks. Other works include: Bed, Two, Baths, Eight Miles High, Stone Free, I Licked A Slag’s Deodorant, Vroom and Johnny Shakespeare. “Earlier this year, I was invited to The Milton Rooms by Nick Bagnall and Garry Cooper, to take a look at what they were doing there. Their evident passion for the The Milton Rooms was irresistible and I was intrigued. I knew that if these two men of the theatre, with their combined calibre and experience, had come together to focus their talents on a project such as this, it would definitely be worth investigating. I was right. When I saw first-hand what they had already achieved and heard of their ongoing plans for the Milton Rooms, I could not help but get involved. And so A Christmas Fair was born.”

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Jim Cartwright A Christmas Fair Thur 13th & Sat 15th December at 7.30pm Sun 16th at 6.30pm Thur 20th, Fri 21st & Sa 22nd at 7.30pm Sun 23rd at 6.30pm The Milton Rooms, Market Place, Malton,YO17 7LX Tel: 01653 696240 info@themiltonrooms.com Twitter: @themiltonrooms www.facebook.com/groups/481911605172956

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18th - 26th January 2013

Written by Mark Llewellin, Roy Barraclough and John Jardine Directed by John Hall

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Evenings 7.15pm, Saturday Matinees 2.15pm (No Sunday performance)

Tickets available from 1st December 2012 at Malton Tourist Information, Malton Library Tel: 01653 600 048 Script provided by NODA Ltd, Peterborough PE2 7UH

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Happy Christmas from

Malton & Norton Churches

A Christmas message from Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York....

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t Christmas we celebrate the birth of Jesus. It is a time of great celebration with family and friends. A time when we can bring joy to others and let them know that they are loved and valued. One of the names given to Jesus in the Bible is ‘Emmanuel’ which means ‘God with us’. God promises to be with us, not just in the best of times, but at all times. The promise of God is that he will be with us through everything that we face. Being able to support others in difficult times is a wonderful privilege. It might not feel like it in the midst of a crisis but there are lots of people who can help give encouragement and support during tough times. As the bible says, “Let us never weary of doing good.” My own charity – Acts 435 – is based on a Bible Passage (Acts Chapter 4 verse 35) which

tells how the early disciples of the risen Christ shared their possessions, and passed money to the apostles to give to anyone who had need. Acts 435 is an online charity (www.acts435.org. uk) which allows people who want to help, to give directly to people who need it. And 100% of what is given is passed on, giving to over a thousand people so far. Last winter we had a cry for help from a lady who had turned her heating off because she could not afford it. The church advocate who visited her was extremely concerned as the flat was freezing and the lady had terrible arthritis and other health problems. Money donated online gave her confidence to put her heating on. Her advocate said, “We will never know if that money helped save a life or a hospital visit. Not only that, but the gift made it possible for her to see her grandchildren for Christmas”. This Christmas, let us show our love in as many ways as we can. I pray that we will all know God is with us and he will guide us on our journeys. A very happy and blessed Christmas to you all. + Sentamu Ebor


Christmas Services in the Malton and Norton area

Malton and Norton Churches would like to welcome you to any of these services over the Christmas period. the Street the PariSh of churcheS WeSt BuckroSe

St Michael’S PariSh church Market Place, Malton Sunday 16 december 6.30 pm Carols by Candlelight. chriStmaS eve 3.30 pm Crib Service 11.30 pm Midnight Mass chriStmaS day 9.30 am, Parish Communion with Carols.

St Mary’S Priory church Old Malton

carol ServiceS

village carol ServiceS:

Sunday 16 december 3.00pm at St George’s Scackleton.

Sunday 16th december 3.00pm Hunt Carol Service, St Mary, Birdsall

6.00pm United Carol Service at Slingsby Village Hall.

4.00pm Village Carol Service, St Andrew, Langton

thurSday 20 december

6.00pm Village Carol Service, All Saints, Burythorpe

7.00pm at St Michael’s Barton le Street. Sunday 23 december 10.30am Eucharist with Carols at All Saints’ Hovingham. chriStmaS eve Christingle Service 4.00pm at St Helen’s Amotherby

6.00pm Village Carol Service, The Venerable Bede, Leavening 6.00pm Village Carol Service, St Nicholas, North Grimston Sunday 23 december 3.00pm Parish Candlelit Carol Service with mince pies & mulled wine, St Mary, Westow chriStmaS eve

Christingle Service 4.00pm at All Saints’ Hovingham.

3.00pm Parish Crib Service, St Andrew, Langton

Crib Service 4.00pm at St Michael’s Barton le Street,

3.00pm Parish Crib Service, The Venerable Bede, Leavening

Crib Service 4.15pm at All Saints’, Slingsby.

11.30pm Midnight Mass (Traditional) All Saints, Burythorpe

Sunday 23 december 3.00pm Nine Lessons & Carols.

Anticipated Midnight Mass 9.00pm at All Saints’ Slingsby led by Bishop Martin Wallace.

chriStmaS eve 3.30 pm Crib Service. 11.30 pm Midnight Mass.

9.00am Holy Communion at St Michael’s Barton le Street.

chriStmaS day 11.00 am, Mattins followed by Holy Communion.

10.30am Short Family Service with Holy Communion at All Saints’ Hovingham.

chriStmaS day

chriStmaS day 9.00am Parish Holy Communion (Traditional) St John the Baptist, Acklam 10.30am Parish Eucharist (Contemporary), All Saints, Settrington


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Sunday 23 december 6.00pm Carol Service chriStmaS day 10.00am All Age Worship at Saville Street, Malton

Saville Street MethodiSt

Malton

Saturday 15 december 10.00am to 12 noon Carol Singing on Church Steps (in aid of Action for Children) Sunday 16 december 3.30pm Carol Service followed by Tea. chriStmaS day 10.00am All Age Worship

leavening MethodiSt chriStmaS eve 11.30pm Christmas Eve Communion service

St leonard & St Mary roMan catholic church Malton tueSday 18 december 3.30pm Carol Service (with St. Mary’s School) chriStmaS eve 7.30pm Vigil of Carols and Anticipated Midnight Mass chriStmaS day 9.30am Mass of Christmas Morning

St Peter’S church Langton Road, Norton Sunday 16th december 7pm Carol Service - nine lessons and carols. Sunday 23rd december 8am and 9.45 am Holy Communion.

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chriStmaS eve 4pm Crib Service 11.30pm Midnight Communion.

Sunday 23rd december ‘Look Closer’ Family Carol Service 2pm Norton College

chriStmaS day 10am Family Service with Holy Communion.

tueSday 25th december Christmas Day Service 10am11am, Norton College.

BaPtiSt church

Salvation arMy

Wood Street, Norton

Sunday 2 december 10.30am Messy ‘Christmas’ Church Sunday 9 december 3pm Community Carol Service

Malton Sunday 16 december 3.00pm Carol Service, followed by Tea. chriStmaS day 10.15am Short Family Service

Benefice of BuckroSe carrS Sunday 23 december 9.15am Holy Communion (CW) St Hilda’s, Sherburn 10.45am Holy Communion (BCP) St Martin’s, Scampston 6.00pm Carol service, All Saints, Thorpe Bassett chriStmaS eve 11.30pm Midnight Holy Communion (CW) St Andrew’s, Rillington chriStmaS day 8.00am Holy Communion (BCP) All Saints, Thorpe Bassett 9.15am Holy Communion (CW) St HIlda’s, Sherburn

Society of friendS

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chriStmaS day A meeting for worship at 10.30am at the Friends Meeting House, Greengate, Malton.


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Join us at St Michael’s Church in the Market Place, Malton between 10 and 11.30am for coffee and mince pies, Christmas carols and a brief Christmas message. Come and go as you please. Churches Together in Southern Ryedale

Malton and Norton Churches would like to wish you all a happy and holy Christmas contact detailS...

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


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asy-access amenities with free parking this Christmas are literally on the doorstep. The months of disruption caused by roadworks at Brambling Fields are now thankfully over and Norton high street is very much open for business. With the Christmas lights blazing after the big switch-on on November 23, and new improvements to the look of the street over the past year, Norton offers a warm welcome, together with the pick of unique shops run by independent traders. Get organised for Christmas with a walk down and around Commercial Street. Norton has everything you need to make Christmas fantastic this year. Norton Print and Frame at Norton Priory on Scarborough Road can supply you with a unique framed gift and SKW Craft Creations can

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provide you with some great ideas for Christmas decorations. If your party dress is in need of a freshen up, why not drop it into Norton Dry Cleaning who are offering to clean it from £8. Norton Town Council is working hard to support the local shops through the recession, and are strongly encouraging Norton’s residents to remember to shop locally as much as they can. The prize draw for a ‘Norton Hamper’, which was drawn on November 23, was well supported by townsfolk and local traders. Norton Mayor Di Keal said: “The town council wants to do all it can to support Norton businesses that have been through a rough time recently during the construction of the Brambling Fields junction and the current economic downturn. “We are asking everyone to shop local and shop in Norton - we have a great range of independent shops here in the town and they need and deserve our support. “With a free car park behind the Derwent Arms, a visit to Norton promises to be the easiest, most convenient Christmas shopping trip you’ll do this year!”

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Christmas is often a busy time for rescue charities and it is also when we all want to remind everyone that a dog really is for life and must not end up as a discarded Christmas present so please think very carefully before acquiring one. However if you are looking for a dog and can provide a safe and loving forever home then why not consider a rescue dog? to find out more about our dogs looking for their forever home visit our website www.ryedaledogrescue.com If you are looking for that ideal Christmas gift then why not purchase one of our fantastic calendars, featuring our dogs that have been re-homed. Only £6 with details on how to purchase available on our website or by calling 07581324153. You could also come along to our Christmas Fair on 1st December at The Railway Club, Norton (near Lidl) 10 am -3pm, where there will be Christmas goodies for sale and refreshments.

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These delightful mini fruit and nut topped cakes are perfect for giving as a festive foodie present. Simply wrap in clear cellophane and tie with gold ribbon or place in small gift boxes. For the cake 250g butter, softened 250g dark muscovado sugar 4 medium eggs, beaten 350g plain flour 2 tsp ground mixed spice ½ tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp ground cloves Finely grated zest of 1 lemon 800g mixed dried fruit 100g glace cherries, rinsed, dried and chopped 100g chopped mixed nuts For the decoration 750g marzipan Icing sugar, for dusting 4 tbsp apricot jam, warmed and sieved Mixed coloured glace cherries, walnut halves, Brazil Nuts & chopped dried apricots

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FOOD & DRINK

DECEMBER 2012 • ISSUE 84 Makes 9. Ready in 4 hours (plus cooling) 1. Preheat the oven to 150C/300F/gas 2. Grease and line the base and sides of a 20cm square cake tin with a double thickness of greased, greaseproof paper. 2. Place the butter and sugar in a large bowl and cream together until pale and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs. Sift together the flour and spices then fold into the creamed mixture. Fold in the lemon zest, dried fruit, glace cherries and nuts and mix thoroughly. 3. Spoon the mixture into the prepared cake tin and smooth the surface. Use the back of a metal spoon to make a slight dip in the centre (this will help to give an even rise). Bake in the preheated oven for 3¼ - 3 ½ hours or until firm to the touch and a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tin. 4. When the cake is completely cold, use a sharp knife to cut it into 9 smaller square cakes. Brush the sides of each cake with a little apricot jam. Divide the marzipan into 9 pieces. Dust a surface lightly with icing sugar & roll each piece out to a strip long enough to go around each cake. Wrap the strips around the cakes pinching the ends together to seal. Top each cake with a selection of cherries, nuts & apricots. Tie a ribbon around each cake if liked.

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Season of Love

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

It’s so easy to forget the ‘reason for the season’: corny but true. As we prepare for Christmas the pressure to buy presents, make arrangements to see family and plan and prepare meals can easily distract us from the central message of Christmas: Love. Many years ago I read a book by Gary Chapman called ‘The 5 love languages’ and it totally revolutionised how I viewed love. The basic concept is that we all give and receive love in different ways and this can be broken down into 5 categories. Love can be demonstrated through words of affirmation, quality time, acts of kindness, physical touch and receiving gifts. Yet at Christmas we tend to put the majority of our time and effort focussing on one; giving and receiving of gifts. Yet, not everyone feels loved when they receive a gift. Some would much rather spend quality, uninterrupted time with a loved one or would appreciate the kindness of a task being taken from their ever growing to-do-list, others would like to hear how much they mean to you and some need a hug or arm around the shoulder; someone to hold them, walk with them and never let them go. In the current financial climate, when money is tight, perhaps we need to remember that the ‘reason for the season’ is to demonstrate love to our family, friends and neighbours and this doesn’t have to cost money. Our goal is to ensure that those we love, know that we love them. The reason we focus on giving at Christmas is because God so loved the world that He gave. God gave His one and only son Jesus to communicate His love to every one of us and to offer the gift of life. However, God is love; His motive for giving is that we would know His love but He didn’t stop with just giving. He demonstrated His love through His words, His life and the fact He is still with us every day. May your Christmas be full of the giving and receiving of love. 50 • info@thehandymag.co.uk

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Help my cat keeps squatting but can’t pee!

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our cat seems unsettled and keeps going out the cat flap or keeps digging in the litter tray and squats but can’t seem to pass anything or only drops of urine. He/She may spend a lot of time licking around the back end and may even cry. This is quite a common problem in cats and one you should contact the vet about promptly. There are a number of things that could be going on, either your cat has cystitis and feels he/she needs to pee but the bladder is empty and inflamed, he/ she can not actually pee as the urethra is blocked – this occurs most commonly in male cats and requires rapid attention or they may be constipated and struggling to pass a stool. Cystitis is inflammation of the bladder which is painful and makes the cat keep wanting to try and empty their bladder even when there is only a small amount of urine. Occasionally it is caused by an infection, particularly in older cats or cats with other problems, for example if their kidneys are not working properly. More commonly it appears to be linked to stress,

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which people often find surprising as to most of us our cats live a life of luxury! It is more common in indoor and overweight cats though any cat can show signs and sometimes a source of stress can be identified, for example living in a multicat household, a visiting cat, something going on at home for example building work. In addition some cats have crystals in their urine which can cause cystitis. Treatment can include pain killers to rapidly improve comfort and then examination of a urine sample to rule out infection/crystals. Stress related cystitis can be something that recurs so once they are comfortable we would recommend looking at longer term issues: managing stresses, improving water intake and encouraging activity and regular toileting. Blockage of the urethra is a true emergency and the reason why it is important to see any cat that doesn’t appear to be peeing. It occurs more commonly in male cats because the urethra – the

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DECEMBER 2012 • ISSUE 84 tube that leaves the bladder and through which they pee through, is narrower than in female cats and if they have crystals and inflammation in the bladder can be easily blocked. These cats often need an anaesthetic once we have stabilised them with fluid therapy so we can very carefully pass a catheter and flush through the blockage. The sooner a blocked cat is seen the better as they can very quickly become extremely unwell. Once they have recovered we may need to address the cause – crystals in the urine can be resolved by using a specialised diet which stops them forming and helps them to dissolve and increasing their fluid intake. Constipation can also be very distressing and may occur for a number of reasons but often is made worse when we have bad weather and cats are reluctant to go out! The longer a cat avoids or can’t pass a stool the more the faeces in the large bowel dries out making it much harder for them to go. Sometimes they need an anaesthetic and an enema or they might be managed with medication but left untreated the large bowel can become really stretched and not work properly again. Once resolved constipation can be prevented by using a diet with some beneficial fibre, sometimes laxatives and also management changes like encouraging exercise and more frequent toileting.

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The Stamford Bridge Singers are well into rehearsals for two important Christmas events in December. First of all on Friday December 7th at 7.30pm, the Singers make a return visit to the Chapel at the Bar Convent in York for a celebration of Advent and Christmas entitled ‘O Come O Come Emmanuel’. This event last year was a sell-out and much praised by those who attended. The evening will consist of readings and music to prepare for the Advent and Christmas season. Tickets, priced ÂŁ10 to include wine and mince pies, can be obtained from the Bar Convent on 01904 643238 or email: reception@bar-convent.org.uk The second event will be a return visit to St John the Evangelist Church in Welburn near Malton on Saturday 15th December starting at 7.30pm. This event, entitled ‘This Wondrous Night’ will be a joyous celebration of both the religious and the secular side of Christmas. Tickets, priced ÂŁ10 to include supper in the village hall, are available by ringing 01653 61564 / 618836 / 618662 or from Malton Tourist Office 01653 600048. Further details of both events and all Stamford Bridge Singers news can be found at www.stamfordbridgesingers.btck.co.uk

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try to position winter planters out of the windiest areas. If possible place them fairly close to a house wall on the south or west side as this will help to provide a little extra warmth. You’ll be amazed at the range of plants available at your local garden centre for adding winter colour. Some of my favourites are the universal or other winter flowering pansies or even hardier smaller flowered violas. For some seriously sturdy winter colour, try the winter flowering heathers as these make a good base for the display and you can then add trailing plants such as variegated ivies to help provide extra colour, texture and interest. All these plants will last for years, not just this winter. At this time of year, garden centres may offer very tiny

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DECEMBER 2012 • ISSUE 84 versions of shrubs such as skimmias, Pieris or hollies and many of the dwarf conifers. They will provide good colour in a container for a year or two and can then be planted in your garden to reach their full size. Don’t forget to add in a few early spring flowering bulbs such as miniature narcissus, crocus and miniature iris. Hide them beneath the roots of your winter bedding plants; you’ll forget they are there until they burst out in spring.

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The choir is launching the Christmas season with its first major concert in Pickering’s popular Kirk Theatre on Saturday December 1st. The choir, now in its sixth year, has already helped raise thousands of pounds for local causes at concerts in Pickering itself and surrounding villages including Middleton, Edstone, Apppleton and Newton Rawcliffe. Its concert at the Kirk Theatre will be its first in Pickering’s premier entertainment venue, although many choir members have performed there in shows over the years by Malton & Norton Musical Theatre, Pickering Musical Society and other local groups. The concert will feature a kaleidoscope of traditional and modern songs and solos with a festive flavour to get the Christmas season underway. At the piano is Chris Welch and wielding the baton is Assistant Musical Director Vivien Wilcock, who has conducted the choir since former MD Chris Gulley left in the summer. Viv has been with the choir since it was founded in 2007 and is a former accompanist with Durham Police Male Voice Choir. She says the Malton choir “must now build on its current success and set a balance between traditional and modern music while having lots of fun”. She also welcomes more young singers. Current members range from 17 to 85. The Kirk concert is the latest in a busy new season for the Malton choir. On December 8th it holds its annual concert of Christmas music in Malton Methodist Church. In January it makes a guest appearance with Ryedale Choral Union in Norton and also plans concerts next year in Newton Rawcliffe and Scarborough as well as its annual concert in May. Tickets for the Kirk Concert, at £8.00, are available from the theatre’s booking office on 01751-474833 or from choir members. Malton District Male Voice Choir is open to men of all ages and is the only choir of its kind in the immediate area. No previous musical experience is required to join. It meets Friday evenings in Malton Methodist Church. Call Secretary David Ackroyd on 01944-758693 or Chairman Tom Todd on 01653692362. Copy deadline for the next edition is Tuesday 8th January


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RYEDALE LIONS SLEIGH

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Santa’s sleigh heads for Ryedale - with the Lions Ryedale Lions Club is teaming up again with Santa and his sleigh on his pre-Christmas tour around the district. Father Christmas will be making his debut at the switch-on of Pickering’s Christmas lights in the Market Place before climbing aboard his sleigh and calling at towns and villages all around Ryedale to help make dreams come true for local children. At the same time, Santa’s “little helpers” from the Lions Club will be collecting door-to-door for charities including St. Catherine’s Hospice and Marie Curie Cancer in its biggest fund-raising event of the year. Last year the event raised a record £6,500 plus and the Lions hope to even better this year – the tenth year it has toured with the sleigh.

MALTON, NORTON & DISTRICT LIONS Collecting between 4- 8pm Saturday & Sunday, 5 9pm week nights.

PICKERING AREA For further information please contact: Ryedale Lions Club Press Officer, Ben Hayes, 01751 471409 SATURDAY 24TH NOVEMBER Switch-on of Pickering Christmas lights 5pm. MONDAY 10TH DECEMBER Rosedale 5pm, Cropton 5.40pm, Wrelton 6.30pm, Aislaby 7.10pm, Middleton 7.40pm. FRIDAY 14TH DECEMBER Wilton 5 pm, Thornton Dale 5.30pm. SUNDAY 16TH DECEMBER Pickering West 4pm, Pickering East 6.30pm.

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SATURDAY 1ST DECEMBER Hambleton Road, Langley Drive, Langton Road, The Gallops, Millside. SUNDAY 2ND DECEMBER Wentworth Street, Horsemarket Road, Middlecave Road, Castle Howard Road, Orchard Estate, Station Way, Milton Ridge Estate. TUESDAY 4TH DECEMBER Welham Road, St Nicholas Street, Lower end of Langton Road to include St Peters Crescent and Langton road until The Ridings. WEDNESDAY 5TH DECEMBER Furlongs Avenue, Beverley Road, Dean Road, Howe Road, Eastfield Road, Mill Street, Wood Street, Commercial St, Princess Street, Bowling lane, Arbour way if possible. THURSDAY 6TH DECEMBER Hovingham, Fryton, Slingsby, Barton le Street, Appleton le Street. SATURDAY 8TH DECEMBEr Broughton, Swinton (off main road only), Amotherby (off main road only), Habton, Kirby Misperton, Barugh, Brawby main street of Swinton/Amotherby. SUNDAY 9TH DECEMBER Highfield Road, Peasey Hill Area including East Mount & Old Malton. MONDAY 10TH DECEMBER Leavening, Burythorpe, Westow, Langton, Birdsall. TUESDAY 11TH DECEMBER Scagglethorpe Settrington, N Grimstone, Wharram, Duggleby, Luttons, Helperthorpe Weaverthorpe. WEDNESDAY 12TH DECEMBER (New route) Foston, Thornton le Clay Lilling, Sheriff Hutton. THURSDAY 13TH DECEMBER Huttons Ambo, Crambeck, Welburn, Bulmer, Terrington. SATURDAY 15TH DECEMBER Scarborough Road (Redrow estate), West Heslerton, Sherburn. SUNDAY 16TH DECEMBER Thorpe Bassett, Wintringham, Scampston, Rillington. Copy deadline for the next edition is Tuesday 8th January


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Norton Brownies

Celebrating 30 years

Congratulations to Norton Brownies who celebrated their 30th Birthday on 1st November 2012. Girlguiding is the UK’s largest voluntary organisation for girls and young women with over 535,000 members. Locally the groups are growing and all Brownies follow a programme called Brownie Adventure which is full of exciting challenges, activities and games. Over the last few weeks they have chosen to celebrate by having a sponsored event to support a local charity. A Sponsored Silence has raised money for local Ryedale Special Families. All the sponsor money has not yet been collected, but collections so far are over £150. The following week they had a special treat at The Academy, Norton where beauticians painted the Brownies’ nails, who in turn helped the Academy to support their chosen charity. Each Brownie made a donation for the service in aid of the Breast Cancer Campaign. In order to give families more choice, from January 2013 2nd Norton Brownies, who meet at Trinity Methodist Chapel, Commercial Street, Norton will be changing meeting days to a Thursday 6pm to 7.30pm. The other Norton Brownie Unit meets on a Wednesday.

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...on having a PC Christmas Is ‘Merry Christmas’ offensive? ‘Merry Christmas’ has long since been a cheerful, friendly greeting which can warm the heart on a cold winter’s day. However, could it in fact alienate and insult a good deal of people, if taken the wrong way? Some would say so. For a long while now, the custom in America has been to wish each other ‘Happy Holidays’ or ‘Season’s Greetings’ instead of a ‘Merry Christmas’. And why? Indeed, the trouble with saying ‘Merry Christmas’ is that it assumes that whomever you are talking to is a Christian, and also celebrates Christmas, which may not be the case. On one level, I think they have a point. We often hear religious people complaining about ‘taking the Christ out of Christmas’, but forgetting that for some, Christ was never there in the first place. By wishing a stranger a Merry Christmas, you could be unwittingly disregarding whatever religion they follow, if any at all. When companies or businesses use ‘Merry Christmas’, it could be seen that they favour Christians over others. Is that fair? Perhaps we should also wish each other a happy Hanukah, Bodhi day, Diwali, Solstice, Saturnalia, Hogswatch… But of course, all of that’s very impractical and near impossible to communicate with one simple greeting, and ‘Happy Holidays’, although kind of empty-feeling, at least allows a person to be succinctly inclusive in their well-wishings. The key problem I find with this though, is that in wishing someone a happy Christmas (or Hanukah, or any other relevant festival), you are quite clearly wishing him or her happiness over the winter period that is sincere and thoughtful, if not entirely accurate. Surely then it makes no sense to be offended when it is evident that offence was not intentional, it was simply a gesture of kindness. It seems ridiculous to be so wrapped up in trivial things like political correctness that we cannot appreciate that. So, maybe this year when wishing people the season’s greetings, the most important thing is to say it with sincerity and a smile, because in truth, it’s not the words you say that are significant, but the genuine meaning behind them. I wish you a very happy whatever-the-appropriate-holiday-is-if-you-subscribe-to-any-particularform-of-religion-and-if-not-have-a-nice-winter.

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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 & 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

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 Reg Charity 1128983. For information, visit our website at - www.bordercollierescue. org for details of local events. If you want further information, phone us on 0845 6044941 - 2pm to 5pm weekdays.

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)

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Confidential, impartial advice to help you solve the problem - no matter what it is. Opening hours are; Mon, Wed & Fri 9.30 - 12.30, Tue 9.30 - 12.30 telephone advice only, Thu 9.30 - 12.30 telephone advice and prior appointments only, Wed evening - 5.30 - 7.30 prior appointments only. Tel : 0844 411 1444. Community House, Wentworth Street, Malton. OUTREACH IN PICKERING Tues 9.30am - 12.30pm at Pickering Library

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

FOSTON & THORNTON LE CLAY VILLAGE HALL

Recently refurbished and central heated hall available for hire for events,parties, meetings, etc . Well sprung wooden floor for exercise and dancing (currently used by the Minster Strays) with kitchen and cloakroom facilities ; £6 per hour. Contact Fiona Hill 01904 468773 for details.

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

Support for families with children under the age of 5. Please contact us on 01653 693551.

KIRKBYMOORSIDE AND DISTRICT CAMERA CLUB

CLAXTON AND SAND HUTTON KNIT & NATTER GROUP

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. kirkbymoorside-camera-club.co.uk

CONNECTIONS CRAFT CLUB

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

Meets in the village hall on the first Monday of each month 10.00am to 12.00pm. For more details and/or to learn to knit call Rachel on 07970956022. There is no charge for meetings or tuition.

Meets every Weds in term time 1.30 - 3.30 pm rear of Methodist Church, Pickering. For women - all levels of experience. Relaxed & friendly afternoons, have fun, learn new crafts, make new friends & improve your life. Details from Ruth (01751 474291).

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

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LACEMAKING CLASSES

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.maltoncameraclub.co.uk

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)

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 ian.goring@btinternet. com.

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 Ryedale Indoor Bowls Club. 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 you can talk to fellow sufferers. Call Ron Middlemass Chairman for more information on 01904 679939 or 07715 943406 or e-mail ron.middlemass@o2.co.uk

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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 www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ 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 occasional charity events. Other activities include theatre visits, social evenings and an annual Christmas Dinner Dance. 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.co.uk

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 EXPERIMENTAL ENGINEERING MODEL SOCIETY (PEEMS)

Meets every first Wednesday (except January) at 7 pm. in the WRVS Centre in Hungate, Pickering. Visitors are always welcome. For details ring 01751 474291 or visit our website www.peems. co.uk

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 www.pickeringmusicalsociety.co.uk or email pickeringmusical society@hotmail.co.uk

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

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 mrdenton@ btinternet.com

RYEDALE DOG RESCUE

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 www.ryedaledogrescue.com Reg Charity no 1117972

RYEDALE FAMILY HISTORY GROUP

Monthly meetings at various locations in Ryedale on the third Wednesday of every month. Details can be found at www.ryedalefamilyhistory. org. 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.

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 http://rosedale.ryedaleconnect.org.uk email rosedalehistory@hotmail.co.uk Tel. Secretary 01751 417071

RYEDALE FORUM 50+

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, Malton, from 3 -4.30pm for a social meeting when there is usually a 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 partner 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@ryedalecarerssupport. fsnet.co.uk www.ryedalecarerssupport.fsnet. co.uk Reg Charity No 1076716

RYEDALE CHORAL

Rehearsals at 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

Mondays and Tuesdays 2-5pm and Wednesdays 2-8pm. Tel: 01653 694595 for more details

Ryedale Sports Club, Thornton Road, Pickering. Play Short Lawn Croquet, Mixed Association and Golf Croquet April to end of September.

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 Membership Secretary Danny Dwyer on 01751 474464 or Anna Salkeld on 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

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 eddie. james@cvmen.org.uk or phone 01944 758807

RYEDALE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS BRANCH

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

A friendly group meeting 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 and laughter. For further

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details, please contact Sheila Barnes on 01751 473924

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

RYEDALE TALKING MAGAZINE

We are a small charity providing a free monthly magazine recorded on tape and CD for those residents of Ryedale and all its surrounding areas who are finding reading either a strain or impossible. Items are individually chosen and read by our team of volunteers. Therefore there is a wide variety of topics providing interest and entertainment. The magazine is sent out and returned by FREEPOST thus incurring no cost to our listeners. 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 Jean Leggott on 01751 475093

RYEDALE VOLUNTARY ACTION

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. Tel: 01653 600120, email: post@rva-cvs.org. uk, or visit www.ryedaleva.org.uk for more information.

RYEDALE WALKING GROUP

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. ryedalewalkinggroup.btck.co.uk. 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. www.samaritans.org.uk 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.

SCARBOROUGH AND RYEDALE CARERS RESOURCE

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

SIGHT SUPPORT RYEDALE

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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 sightsupportryedale@btconnect.com. www. sightsupportryedale.org

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: info@ stamfordbridgesingers.co.uk Further details on our website: www.stamfordbridgesingers.btck. co.uk We look forward to hearing from you.

STAPE SILVER BAND

Practice Tuesdays and Thursdays. Constantly recruiting new and old members wanting to return. . ‘Learners Tuition for children and adults available Tuesday 6.30pm - 7.30pm’. For more information contact the Band Master Mr Mike Breckon 01751 472224

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.swinton-band. org.uk for more details.

THE CHANTICLEER SINGERS

A friendly, Malton-based chamber choir of around thirty voices. We meet on Wednesdays in term-time 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

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

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

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.

PLAYGROUPS BARTON LE WILLOWS PLAY GROUP

Friday mornings mother 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

LANGTON PLAYGROUP

Leave your little one for two hours of fun, friendly and educational indoor and outdoor play led by a qualified, experienced Play Leader. For children aged 2 and a half to 5 years. Sessions run every Tuesday and Thursday morning during term time from 9am to 11am at Langton Primary School. Costs £4 a session payable termly. First session free! For more

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DECEMBER 2012 • ISSUE 84 information please contact: Helen on 01653 699667 / 07866 819556 or Julie on 01653 658057.

LEAVENING TODDLER GROUP

Leavening Methodist School Room every Monday morning during term time from 9-11.30am. For 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 donnafirth2004@yahoo.co.uk.

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

Run by qualified, experienced staff, we offer a wide range of both indoor and outdoor activities. Playgroup sessions (from 2 years to school age) are held on most days. Tiny Tots sessions (from birth to school age) are held on Wednesday’s 9.30am to 11am and Fridays 1.30pm to 3pm. Rear of Methodist Church, Potter Hill, Pickering. Contact Helen Welford (Manager) 01751 477833 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.org.uk Web: www.sinnpreschool.org.uk

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.

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 various sessions across the week including full day care. Contact Mrs Carrie Payne, Manager 01751 474345 for further details.

TOTS PLAY & PRAISE

Saville Street Methodist Church, Malton. Every Thursday in term time. 10am - 11.30am Play and praise for pre-school 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.

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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

Alan Kirkwood 01653 692862 alanandchrisa@ aol.com and www.ryedale-table-tennis.org.uk

SCARBOROUGH AND DISTRICT FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION Mr K.W. Sales 01751 473348 SETTRINGTON BOWLING CLUB Mr Croser Tel:

01653 692522 maureencroser@yahoo.co.uk.

SWINTON SPORTS CENTRE

Derek Cuthbertson on tel: 01653 690807

THIXENDALE CRICKET CLUB

Ms Anstey Tel: 01377 288272

THORNTON-LE-DALE BOWLING CLUB

Joe Wade 01751 472080, joewade78 @ hotmail. com

THORNTON-LE-DALE CRICKET CLUB

SPORTS CLUBS

Mr Calvert Tel: 01751 472533 martin@ calvert213.wanadoo.co.uk.

T: 07530028986 www.amotherbyandswintonfc. co.uk

Mr Barnes Tel: 01751 475134 maadi@btinternet. com.

AMOTHERBY TABLE TENNIS CLUB

THORNTON LE DALE INDOOR BOWLING CLUB

AMOTHERBY & SWINTON FOOTBALL CLUB

T: 01653 696704 andy@cannybooks.com

BADMINGTON CLUB Sandburn Hall, Flaxton. Fri 2-3.30pm T: 01904 490440

THORNTON-LE-DALE FOOTBALL CLUB

BROOKLYN JUNIOR FOOTBALL CLUB

Village Hall, Thornton le Dale. Jean Matthews 01751 475871 or Christine Harrison 01751 473703 or email candepickering@tiscali.co.uk

HESLERTON CRICKET CLUB

Secretary Mr Pool 01653 699624 WESTOW CRICKET CLUB Ms Price Tel: 01653 658338 Julie@pricewelford.freeserve.co.uk.

T: 01653 693682 info@brooklynjfc.co.uk www. brooklynjfc.co.uk. HESLERTON BOWLING CLUB T: 01944 738632 T: 01723 859616 www.nutt@farmline.com.

HESLERTON FOOTBALL CLUB

T: 01653 693598 driver_edward@yahoo.co.uk.

WELHAM BOWLING CLUB

SCOUTS & GUIDES

HESLERTON JUNIOR FOOTBALL CLUB

1ST MALTON SCOUTS Beavers, Cubs,

MALTON AND OLD MALTON CRICKET CLUB

1ST KIRKBYMOORSIDE BROWNIES

MALTON OUTDOOR BOWLS CLUB

1ST NORTON SCOUTS Beavers, Cub

MALTON WHEELERS ROAD CLUB

1ST VALE OF PICKERING SCOUTS

T: 01944 768387 tracyarmstrong@aol.com www.heslerton-sport.co.uk T: 01653 692223 johnandjoyhudson@ btinternet.com

Maltonbowlsclub@btinternet.com www. maltonbowlsclub.co.uk T: 01653 694571 maltonwheelersrc@tiscali. co.uk www.maltonwheelersrc.co.uk

MARTON SHORT MAT BOWLS CLUB

T:01751 472137

NEWITTS.COM BECKETT FOOTBALL LEAGUE

T: 01751 473348

NORTON UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB

T: 01653 693241

OLD MALTON & ST MARYS FOOTBALL CLUB

T: 01653 692193 oldmaltonstmarysfc@yahoo. co.uk. www.oldmaltonstmarysfc.com

PICKERING ATHLETICS CLUB

01751 472877 www.pickeringathletics.co.uk

PICKERING BOWLING CLUB

Scouts and Explorers. Please contact Roger Thomson on 01653 696789 or 07950 558216 Contact Angela Kneeshaw 07976 748299

Scouts, Scout and Explorers. Please contact Mr Ian Appleby on 01653 694900 for more details Beavers, cubs, scouts and explorers. Please contact Ray Bowman on 01751 476918 for more details

2ND NORTON BROWNIES

From January 2013, 2nd Norton Brownies, will be meeting at Trinity Methodist Chapel, Commercial Street, Norton will meet on a Thursday 6pm to 7.30pm.

RILLINGTON AND DISTRICT SCOUT GROUP (meeting in Settrington) Cubs and

Scouts. Please contact Liz Hinde on 01944 758328

RYEDALE BROWNIES AND GUIDES

T: 01751 472566 glloyd@pcxinternet.com

Contact Alison Hutchinson (Girlguiding Division Commissioner) on tel: 07816 847271

T: 01751 475442 mansfield_glaisdale@ btinternet.com.

Please contact Mererid Hunt (District Commissioner) on 01653 690992

PICKERING CRICKET CLUB

PICKERING TOWN COMMUNITY FOOTBALL

SCOUTING IN RYEDALE

CLUB TERRINGTON PRESCHOOL PLAYGROUP Senior Section: T: 01944 711448 usherso8@

A happy caring environment, qualified staff,

btinternet.com Junior Section: T: 01653 697724

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Local Events MALTON MALE VOICE CHOIR

STAMFORD BRIDGE SINGERS

Kirk Theatre

O Come O Come Emmanuel

1 December Launching the Christmas season with its first major concert in Pickering’s popular Kirk Theatre Tickets are £8.00, are available from the theatre’s booking office on 01751-474833 or from choir members.

7 December 7.30pm. Chapel at the Bar Convent in York for a celebration of Advent and Christmas. Tickets, priced £10 to include wine and mince pies, can be obtained from the Bar Convent on 01904 643238 or email: reception@barconvent.org.uk

RYEDALE FOLK MUSEUM Christmas Weekend 1- 2 December The Museum’s Christmas weekend event: A great weekend for all the family. Museum will be in full festive swing with activities, demonstrations, crafts, cooking, stalls, music and all round festive fun. Hope to see you there to help the museum close for Christmas with a bang!

NEWTON UPON RAWCLIFFE & STAPE KIDS FUN CLUB Christmas Fair 16 December At Newton Upon Rawcliffe Village Hall at 12-4pm. There will be trees and wreaths and carol singers. Hot food and drink mulled wine and mince pies, santa's grotto, children's activities alongside many traditional stalls.Entry is free all welcome. Anyone wishing to have a stall can contact Josephine on 01751 473721

This Wondrous Night 15 December St John the Evangelist Church in Welburn near Malton. 7.30pm. This event will be a joyous celebration of both the religious and the secular side of Christmas. Tickets, priced £10 to include supper in the village hall, are available by ringing 01653 61564 / 618836 / 618662 or from Malton Tourist Office 01653 600048. www.stamfordbridgesingers. btck.co.uk

RYEDALE MENCAP Xmas Disco Party 14 December Night Owl, Cauwood. 7-9pm

Carol Concert 10 December St Marys Priory, Old Malton. 1.30 – 3pm with Reverend Ian Robinson

Monday Club resumes 7 January

Yoga Club resumes 10 January Phone: 01751 472 172. Email: pat. anderson88@ yahoo.com

HOVINGHAM VILLAGE MARKET Christmas Market

7 December 7.45pm to 11.30pm (doors open 7.30pm). at Ryedale Indoor Bowls Club. Pat and Barrie Elener are sending out a BIG INVITATION to all dancers and their friends to ‘COME DANCING’ at their Christmas Dance and Cabaret, which is in aid of the local Marie Curie cancer care charity. Modern and old time dancing, including waltz, foxtrot, quickstep, jive, rock’n’roll, latin, party and some popular sequence, will be played. Raffle, Spot prizes and games. Dress: Smart - black tie optional. AND ladies - a chance to wear your best party dresses!! All firm bookings should be made to the organisers by email or telephone please. Tickets are £6 and payment will be taken on the door. Large groups of six or more may reserve a table. Email: bpelener@hotmail.co.uk or T: 01653 694431

MALTON & NORTON RAILWAY CLUB 01653 698537

Saturday Musical Evenings 1, 8, 15, 22, 9 December Starts at 9pm

Charity Bingo Monday 3, 10, 17 December Starts at 7.30pm

Whist Nights

5 & 12 December Starting at 7.15pm

Quiz

18 December at 8pm

Christmas Family Fun Night 23 December 6.30pm, disco & usual games plus Santa will be arriving £2 per family.

Live Music

1 & 15 December 10.30am, Hovingham Village Hall, Main Street, Hovingham,YO62 4LF 74 • info@thehandymag.co.uk

CHRISTMAS DANCE PARTY AND CABARET

Christmas Eve: Wayne Steel New Years Eve: John Fitzpatrick

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DECEMBER 2012 • ISSUE 84 CASTLE HOWARD Christmas at Castle Howard 24 November - 16 December From the elegant decorations and music in the House, to festive food, gifts and audiences with Father Christmas, there is something for everyone this Christmas at Castle Howard. Children will love a trip to Castle Howard with Geoffrey the Lion’s special house trail, rides on the Christmas Express to the Lakeside Adventure Playground and a fireside audience with Father Christmas (pre-book), a magical experience they will never forget.

NORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS RAILWAY Santa Specials 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 December Perfect for families with young children, embark on this magical adventure on-board the Santa Express to meet Santa in his Grotto on-board the train. Ticket price includes return travel, a present for each child, a scrumptious mince pie for everyone, warming hot drinks, juice for the children and adults can enjoy a complimentary alcoholic tipple. For more details visit www.nymr.co.uk

Christmas Craft & Produce Market 25 - 27 November 2, 4, 9 & 10 December Shop for perfect Christmas gifts and treats from the wide selection of delicious food and beautiful crafts. Open from 10am until 4pm. Castle Howard, York, YO6O 7DA | www.castlehoward.co.uk | 01653 648333

PICKERING CAROL SERVICE Carol Service 19 December At St Peter & Paul’s Church, Pickering at 6pm.

DALBY FOREST YO18 7LT | 01751 460295

Stars at Christmas 7 December Join the Scarborough and Ryedale Astronomical Society for a tour of the night sky with a Christmas theme. Bring warm clothing and a torch. Suitable for all ages. Check details www.forestry.gov.uk

MALTON FOOD LOVERS Malton Food Market 1 December 9am -4pm. The Milton Rooms. Malton’s regular indoor market and the little brother of the bigger annual festival. www.welovemalton.co.uk/foodmarket

GREAT HABTON FAIR Grand Christmas Fair 1 December From 2pm at the Village Hall, all welcome and free entry. To be opened by Father Christmas, large variety of stalls. Mulled wine and mince pies.

TIA GREYHOUND & LURCHER RESCUE A festive charity shop...

8, 9, 15 & 16 December Visit Father Christmas in his grotto in the Visitor Centre. Suitable for all ages. Check details at www.forestry.gov.uk

The shop, situated in Pickering, has got into the Christmas spirit and this year they will be selling lots of gifts for Christmas. TIA calendars, Christmas cards, teatowels, shopping bags, broaches, bandanas for dogs, hand-made dog biscuits, hand-knitted hairbands and donated new gifts, plus bric a brac, books & clothes. The charity is now 15 years old rescuing and rehoming greyhounds & lurchers. The kennels, near Hebden Bridge, have about 90 dogs looking for homes. To see the dogs, latest news or any info contact www.tiagreyhounds.org. uk. 44 Burgate, Pickering, YO18 7AU T: 01751 472835

Ryedale Bowls Club, Norton

Malton Community Sports Centre

Pickering Memorial Hall

The Royal British Legion, Kirbymoorside

7 &21 January 2-4pm & 5-7pm

Father Christmas

WEA PICKERING Friday talk. 11th January 2013 Mike Potter “Flooding from the Damp End.” Time 7.30pm. Held at the Friends Meeting House, Castlegate, Pickering. There is no fee, but a donation of £2 will help to cover costs.

BLOOD DONOR SESSIONS 10 December 2-4pm and 5-7pm 14 December 2-4pm & 5-7pm

10 January 1.30 - 4pm & 4.45pm - 7pm

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THE MILTON ROOMS A Christmas Fair 13 - 16, 20 & 23 December The Milton Rooms & Park House present, The World Première of a new play by Jim Cartwright. Press Night Friday 14th 6.30pm | Thursday 13th, Saturday 15th Thursday 20th, Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd at 7.30pm | Sunday 16th & 23rd at 6.30pm. www.themiltonrooms. com. Box Office: 01653 600 048, The Milton Rooms, Market Place, Malton

THORNTON LE CLAY EVENTS Christmas Shopping 22 December Raising money for Foston School PTA. 10am-4pm. Serving Refreshments All Day. Come and visit us whilst finishing your Xmas Shopping! St Crux Parish Hall – York.

YORK SANTA JOG 2012 British Heart Foundation 9 December Choose from a 2km or 5km around York Knavesmire and get into the festive spirit with hundreds of fellow Santas. £9 per adult advance registration. Contact BHF York Fundraising Team on 01653 624558 or north@ bhf.org.uk. More information on www.bhf.org.uk

PICKERING MUSICAL SOCIETY Dick Whittington Pantomime 5 - 12 January For more details see website www.pickeringmusicalsociety. co.uk 76 • info@thehandymag.co.uk

HELMSLEY ARTS CENTRE Tel : 01439 771700 www.helmsleyarts.co.uk

Drive The Cold Winter Away 29 November

Uncorked

WESTOW CRICKET CLUB Beetle Drive 2 December Westow Village Hall, starting at 7pm. Tea and cake provided. Everyone welcome.

30 November

Christmas Lunch

The Snow Queen

2 December Westow Village Hall served at 1pm. Tickets £10 each ( Westow pensioners and children under 12 £6). Entertainment & games during the afternoon. Places limited and ticket must be purchased in advance to assist with food numbers. Contact Julie 01653 618214 or Pam 01653 618547 for tickets.

1 December This classic family winter tale by Hans Christian Anderson of friendship and the power of love over evil is brought to us with humour, pace, drama and plenty of live music by London-based Quantum Theatre. A magical show for all the family.

Christmas By The Fireside

Christmas Fayre

2 December Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without this heart-warming evening, back by popular demand in the Studio Bar following a sell-out performance last year. With Dominic Goodwin, Martin Vander Weyer and friends

15 December Westow Village Hall 10.30am2.30pm. Stalls inside and out. Westow Cricket Club stalls including cakes, tombola, christmas gifts and more plus selling tea / coffee. All in aid of their pavilion fund. Everyone welcome. For details or to book a stall contact Julie 01653 618214

Kmsub Presents Subconscious 7 December kmSub are back again to host another night and are branching out with an extra twist to their well-known DJing formula. This new musical showcase features a variety of young musicians from around the region.

The Sleeping Beauty 11 - 16 December 1812 Theatre Company Presents 11th -15th 7.30pm / Matinée: Sat 15 & Sun 16 December 2.30pm. It’s Panto Time - oh yes it is!

18.12 Our 200th Birthday 18 December We’re celebrating the bicentenary of the building of The Old Meeting House in 1812, as well as the end of another great year of entertainment, with a party for all who sail in her.

Annual Christmas Draw 16 December Drawn at 11am in Westow Village Hall. Tickets available from Cricket club members & Westow monthly village fares. Lots of prizes to win!

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS Switch on in Malton 29 November From 5pm switch on at 6pm. Primary schools choir, Malton Male Voice Choir and White Star Band.

Switch on in Thornton Le Dale 1 December 6pm on the village green. Father Christmas, Burgers and Hot dogs, Hog Roast, Mulled Wine and Mince Pies and festive community carol singing.

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ACCOUNTANTS Jones Partnership, The.......... 55 Newby Business Accounting... ...................................................... 55 AERIALS & AUDIO VISUAL. ADI Communications............ 56 Aerial Services.............................9 Poptron...................................... 65 ART GALLERIES & PICTURE FRAMING Norton Print and Frame....... 45 Talents Fine Arts...................... 26 ATTRACTIONS Castle Howard......................... 31 ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES & PLANS Pinfold Building Consultancy.. ...................................................... 56 Prospect Design...................... 65 BATHROOMS Bluewater Bathrooms........... 11 BEAUTY Be Pampered @ Elaine’s........ 51 Belle Beauty Salon.................. 50 No1 Health and Beauty........ 23 BLINDS Low Blind Price........................ 63 Select Blinds of York.............. 64 BUILDERS Derwent Vale Building Services Ltd.............................. 10 Eastgate Building Contractors .........................................................6 Image Developments .......... 56 Rising Builders......................... 62 BUTCHERS Overtons Butchers................. 31 CAR VALETING Crystal Clean............................ 17 CARE HOMES Alba Rose Care Home..............2 CARPETS Mikes Carpets.......................... 30 CARPET CLEANING Kevin Atkinson Carpet Cleaning..................................... 56 CARS & SERVICING BMC Motor Engineers........... 17 HM Services.............................. 17 Lease not Buy........................... 16 Pure Car Mechanics............... 15 Revive!........................................ 17 CHIMNEY SWEEP Allan’s Chimney Sweeping Service........................................ 66 CINEMA Palace Cinema......................... 33 CLEANING SERVICES Ryedale Cleaning Services....... ...................................................... 60 CLOTHING & FASHION Add + Accessories.................. 22

County Classics........................ 28 Fine and Country Clothing.. 19 Perfect Day................................ 26 Smash Boutique...................... 22 Tots2Teens................................ 19 COMPUTERS Awesome Technologies....... 12 Computer FX............................ 30 Coppins Systems Services... 54 tKnowIT...................................... 55 Underwood Computer Services...................................... 43 CRAFTS Little Lamb Wool..................... 43 SKW Craft Creations............... 44 DAMP PROOFING Eastgate Property Maintenance............................ 14 DENTISTS Howardian Dental Practice.49 DEPARTMENT STORES Ralph Yates and Sons Ltd..... 27 World wide Shopping Mall...... ...................................................... 34 DOG GROOMING Nose 2 Tail Grooming............ 53 Spotless Dog, The................... 52 DRY CLEANING & LAUNDRY Norton Dry Cleaning............. 44 ELECTRICIANS Haines Electrical...................... 62 Merlin Trading Ltd.................. 14 Powerlink Electrical................ 61 EQUINE Parnabys Saddlery.................. 29 Station House Vets................. 53 FENCING Acklam Fencing....................... 58 JC Fencing................................. 59 Philip Mason Fencing Contractor................................. 58 FINANCES Moneywise Financial Solutions.................................... 36 Pen Life Chartered Financial Planners..................................... 49 FIREPLACES Hovingham Fireplaces.......... 67 FOOD & DRINK Café Cocoa...................................4 Derventio Wines..................... 29 Old Lodge Hotel...................... 35 Overtons Butchers................. 31 Patisserie, The.......................... 26 Pott ‘in’ Shed Café................... 33 Talbot Hotel, The..................... 23 FLORISTS Topiary Tree, The..................... 26 FURNITURE & INTERIORS.. Coopers of Pickering............. 51 Interiors at Nine to Eleven......5 Pine Shop, The............................2

FUEL K ‘n’ L Hardwood Logs & Kindling...................................... 66 L and P Fuels............................. 67 Norton Joinery Ltd................. 66 Ryedale Wood Fuels.............. 66 GARAGE DOORS Fersina Garage Doors...............8 Hobman Garage Doors........ 14 GARDENS Coopers of Pickering............. 51 Economic Landscapes.......... 58 Expert Tree Care Ltd.............. 57 Howarth Timber...................... 61 Malton Gardening Services..... ...................................................... 58 Pave-a-way................................ 60 Rock and Stone York Ltd...... 59 GROUNDWORKS B Swales Groundworks & Paving......................................... 56 GIFTS Plum............................................ 19 HEALTH Gaia Holistix.............................. 51 Image Fitness........................... 29 Ryedale Physiotherapy Clinic.. ...................................................... 30 Slimming world....................... 46 Stuart Moore Foot Health.... 43 HOTELS Old Lodge Hotel...................... 35 Talbot Hotel, The..................... 23 JOINERY Acorn Lofts & Joinery............ 67 Hewison Joinery..................... 63 S Elvidge Joinery........................8 KITCHENS & BEDROOMS Coopers of Pickering............. 51 Dream Doors Ltd.......................9 Instyle Kitchens Ltd..................7 Howarth Timber...................... 61 MARKETS Castle Howard Craft & Produce Market....................... 47 Hovingham Village Market.47 MOBILITY MV Mobility.............................. 54 NURSERIES & CHILDCARE. Flaxton Village Nursery........ 49 OPTICIANS Specsavers Opticians............ 18 PAINTERS & DECORATORS Decorators of Distinction.... 60 Les Harper Painting & Decorating................................ 62 RM Decorators......................... 60 PETS Happy Paws Boarding........... 53 Linton Pet Shop....................... 35

CROSSWORD: Across: 1 Alpaca, 4 Tribes, 9 Tornado, 10 Drake, 11 Stews, 12 Shocked, 13 Electricity, 18 Traffic, 20 Risky, 22 Nails, 23 Elegant, 24 August, 25 Stream Down: 1 Artist, 2 Purse, 3 Classic, 5 Radio, 6 Blanket, 7 Speedy, 8 Constructed, 14 Leaving, 15 Correct, 16 Stanza, 17 System, 19 Fists, 21 Scare PICTOGRAMS:1. Raising the stakes 2. Look both ways 3. All at sea WORDSEARCH: Hidden Phrase: Deck the halls with boughs of holly

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Nose 2 Tail Grooming............ 53 Paws for Louise........................ 52 Spotless Dog, The................... 52 Station House Vets................. 53 PHOTOGRAPHY Alex Yoxall Photography...... 51 PLASTERING Ian Townley Plasterers.......... 64 Ian’s Plastering Service......... 62 PLUMBING & HEATING Ecotech Solutions UK Ltd.... 11 Gemma Lonsdale Gas Servicing.................................... 54 Greenley and Ware Plumbing. ...................................................... 14 HC Engineering Ltd..................8 Michael Magson Ltd.............. 66 OJ Gas Services..........................6 Paul Chaplow Plumbing & Heating....................................... 67 Smart-Flo Ltd........................... 56 PLUMBING - GENERAL Plumbing Plus.......................... 60 PRINT & EMBRIODERY Yorkshire Print and Stitch.... 36 PROPERTY MAINTENANCE D Walker Domestic Handyman................................ 65 Eastgate Building Contractors .........................................................6 Handy Man Hewson.............. 62 Les Harper Painting & Decorating................................ 62 RENEWABLE ENERGY Ecotech Solutions UK Ltd.... 11 Michael Magson Ltd.............. 66 Peak Power Systems.............. 59 ROOFING & GUTTERING Christian Baker Roofer.......... 60 Malton & Pickering Flat Roof Company................................... 63 Ryedale Roofline..................... 64 Will Waltham Roofline.......... 62 SCRAP METAL P Farrow & Sons....................... 60 SPORTS NTX Schools Malton.................2 STOVES R Yates and Sons Ltd.............. 27 SURVEYORS Pinfold Building Consultancy.. ...................................................... 56 TILES Zenki Tile & Interior................ 65 TIMBER SUPPLIES Howarth Timber...................... 61 TRAVEL Perrys Travel............................. 43 WEBSITE DESIGN Kingfisher Designs................. 48 Malton Web Design............... 55 Web Site Made Easy Ltd....... 55 WEDDINGS Perfect Day Bridal................... 26 WINDOWS Fersina Windows..................... 80 Proline PVCu Ltd........................3 Protech Windows.......................9 Window Distribution Ltd..... 10 Window Fixer........................... 64

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DECEMBER 2012 • ISSUE 84

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Simply send a postcard or email telling us which pages the reindeer in on and in which adverts to: December Competition, The Handy Mag, 10 The Rise, Leavening, Malton, YO17 9TA or competition@thehandymag.co.uk, telling us your: name, address and a contact number. Entries must be received no later than 30th December 2012 Entries will be drawn from a hat. First correct entry drawn wins. Only 1 entry per household. Winner will be notified by post. Responsibility is not accepted for lost/delayed/damaged entries.

NOMAD PRODUCTIONS INSPECTOR DRAKE & THE BLACK WIDOW 6 -8 DECEMBER 7.30PM AT NORTON COLLEGE After their highly successful sell out production of Alan Aykbourn comedies Nomad Productions come to Norton College for their winter production. Another hilarious evening of comedy is guaranteed as they perform David Tristrams side splitting comedy. For those of you not familiar with The Inspector Drake comedies they could be described as a mixture of The Pink Panther, Monty Python and Fawlty Towers all rolled into one. Indeed Inspector Drake’s ineptitude makes Clousseau look like a veritable Sherlock Holmes. In this comic mystery our lnspector, along with his intrepid sergeant, struggles to solve a case in which the murders increase at an alarming rate. Their investigations being complicated by a baffling array of female suspects and the agonising escape of a rather large aracnid. This is definitely a production not to be missed and one which will get you in the mood for Christmas. Tickets are available from The Box Office Malton Library www.thehandymag.co.uk • 01653 658776 • 79


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