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Focus on Malton


The Milton Rooms


Malton Food Lovers Festival report


Ryedale Festival


Business Features Slimming World


Fersina Windows


Talents Fine Arts


Alex Yoxall Photography


Community Strictly Come Gardening


Local Groups




Food & Drink Moroccan Chicken with Couscous p12

Homes & Gardens Vegetable growing


Getting to know IT


The past weeks, and now too, have been a time for summer fruit picking; stained fingers, the horror of that moldy strawberry that appeared so good from above and indifferent weather add to the whole experience. But as I contemplate such activity this weekend, with my son as trusty helper, the rewards can be high. I aspire to match the tastiness of my Mother-inlaw’s summer puddings. Should I get around to making such as dish, it’ll probably disappoint, but then it’s as much an excuse to eat lots of sweet sticky fruit, breathe some fresh air and remind ourselves about the seasons and where fruit comes from! It’s not long now until the children finish for the summer. Is it my, or their, increasing age which makes me think they get more and more difficult to entertain. Gone are the days I could put out some paints, playdough, lego, cardboard and glue etc. for a peaceful time. Greater incentives are now needed to entice them from the x-box and whatever my daughter does on her ipod for seemingly endless hours of everyday. Shopping, surfing, kayaking and other (expensive) adventures seem essential. Why are they so blind to the housework and gardening that keeps us parents so ‘entertained’! Please have a look at our new website at www.thehandymag. Everything that is in the magazine is also online – and everything in recent editions. So if you need to find a service, local group or event, have a look here. This month I have devoted pages 14 to 31 to a special Malton focus. There is so much to be proud of in the town. Well done to Garry Cooper and Nick Bagnall for giving the Milton Rooms a new lease of life. I’m looking forward to many more productions and seeing the final result of their refurbishment. The winner of the May competition was Jayne Wilson of Norton. Well done!

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Hothouse Flower by Lucinda Riley

Having suffered a huge personal tragedy, concert pianist Julia Forrester returns to the stately home where she grew up. Now undergoing renovations under a new owner, a hidden diary has been discovered which transports Julia and the reader to France and Thailand as she pieces together a love story from the distant past.

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The Man who Broke into Auschwitz by Denis Avey

Perfect for Dads with a taste for a gripping true story, this is the incredible account of a British soldier who in 1944 marched willingly into Auschwitz to see for himself if the awful rumours were really true. Swapping places with a Jewish inmate, Denis Avey witnessed the horrors of the camp as well as the final Death March.

Artichoke Hearts

The Pile of Stuff at the Bottom of the Stairs

This is the touching tale of 12 year-old Mira, who is on the verge of adulthood and trying to cope with the loss of a beloved Grandmother whilst also experiencing a blossoming friendship which opens a new

Mary Gilmour is a frustrated mum with too much to do and too little time. Life is passing her by, she’s missing out on quality time with her two young sons and as far as she can see, there’s one thing making it all twice as

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by Christina Hopkinson

difficult - and she’s married to him. Compiling a spreadsheet of ‘infringements’, from displaced used teabags to wet towels left on the bed, as well as a few positives to redress the balance, husband Joel unknowingly has six months to correct his score. Or else. Brilliant, funny and sharp - all mums/partners to untidy spouses will love this.

The Help

by Kathryn Stockett

An utterly absorbing, deeply moving tale which delves into 1960s America and the story of the black maids who raised white children whilst dealing with ongoing discrimination from a prejudiced society. The author creates some truly wonderful characters in her presentation of ‘the other side to Gone with the Wind’. Inspirational, beautifully written and sincere - you won’t be able to put it down.

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roasting dish and season well with salt and black pepper. Drizzle with honey, pour over the water and place the lemon segments between the chicken pieces. Bake uncovered in the middle of the oven for 45 minutes to an hour depending on the size of your chicken pieces, until the chicken is cooked thoroughly and the juices run clear. Make the couscous when you are ready to serve the meal – Make up a chicken stock cube with a pint of boiling water in a jug. Put the couscous in a medium bowl and add enough hot chicken stock to just cover. Cover the bowl with cling film and leave for a few minutes until the couscous has absorbed all the stock. Fork though the couscous and mix in the chopped herbs, pistachios and pomegranate seeds. Pile the couscous onto a large warmed serving plate and top with the chicken and lemon segments, garnish with a few sprigs of coriander and serve the remaining sauce on the side. Enjoy with a green salad. • 01653 658776 • 13

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s a thriving market place and friendly meeting point since Roman times, this historic town has preserved its authentic atmosphere. Malton has fared well, thanks to the strength of many long-established family businesses allied with a good supply of modern businesses. The recent free parking scheme in the market place has proved a welcome boost to local retailers. With competition from out of town shopping centres it is important for Malton to stay vibrant. With the newly revamped Milton Rooms hosting shows and plays, a good mix of traditional pubs and modern cafe-bars, a weekly market, walks, regular farmers’ markets and popular events like this month’s Ryedale Festival, it offers plenty of great days out, too. Cate Tate-Smith, finance director of Tate Smith Ltd said: “Tate Smith was formed in 1888, and we can definitely credit the support of the local community for our 125 years of success. Many people who live here understand the importance of shopping locally and look to use local companies over national companies wherever possible. I think that stands local businesses in Malton in good stead.” Cate added that there is a false perception

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his spring Slimming World challenged members, to join their ‘Lets beat it together’ campaign to lose weight and give the whole community the gift of a healthier, happier future. The 12 week challenge started at the beginning for March and last year helped Slimming World members nationally lose 193,000 stone in total. Anne Rutter, local Slimming World consultant, challenged her Malton groups and together they managed to lose an amazing 85 stone over 3 months! Anne has been running groups in the Ryedale area for 14 years and has helped thousands of members shed the misery of excess weight. “I’m so proud of all of our local members,” says Anne, “They have worked very hard to lose this amount of weight in just 12 weeks.” Over 62% of adults are overweight or obese in the UK and there are now more men than women in this category. “We welcome anyone to Slimming World including men and even children - as long as they are over 11.” explains Anne.

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Slimming World not only helps you get to your target weight but also maintains the support afterwards. Anne wanted to give a special mention one of her long term members, Marina, who has been coming to the Malton group for over 8 years. During this time she has stayed within her target weight range for over 5 years by following the Slimming World plan. Slimming World managing director Caryl Richards says, “Slimming World works because it is much more than just healthy eating. It is all about tapping into the power of the group, positively influencing individuals to make better lifestyle choices.” The premise at Slimming World meetings is that success is not achieved by setting impossible standards or through humiliation, it’s achieved through caring, compassion and respect for you. You decide what size you want to be and Slimming World help you get there. Why not contact Anne now to find out how to switch to a healthier way of eating through Slimming World without ever feeling hungry or deprived.Anne holds groups in Malton on Monday evenings at 6pm and Tuesday mornings at 10am.

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Bringing the Milton Rooms back to life has been a labour of love for a highly dedicated and hard-working few. Now, the whole community is being invited to share it.


f, while strolling through the centre of Malton on a summer’s evening last month, you met a man with a donkey’s head being followed by a large crowd of people, you hadn’t gone mad, and neither had they. It was simply part of the plan to win the Milton Rooms a place in the heart of the local community. The ‘promenade’ production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream – in which much of the action takes place in the streets, alleys and churches of the town – was the Milton Rooms’ first ‘in-house’ production, starring seven professional performers and 180 local people. As well as overseeing a huge refurbishment project, planning arts events and promoting the Milton Rooms, artistic directors Garry Cooper and Nick Bagnall are actors and directors themselves. So, rather than just encouraging touring performers to make a stop in Malton, they decided to put something on themselves. Two more plays are planned for this year, and more for 2012. Garry and Nick, along with the third man in the team, Nick Barton, share an ambition to make Malton a cultural centre of national importance; promising talks are now taking place with Shakespeare’s Globe and Kneehigh Theatre with a view to bringing their productions to Malton.

A new lease of life The two working rooms have just been kitted out for theatrical and musical events, with grants from North Yorkshire County Council, Ryedale Council and the Fitzwilliam Estate. The money was invested in sound and lighting equipment and new stage curtains in the main hall, which was also redecorated. The bar was renovated into a studio theatre for small productions and acoustic gigs. Garry said: “The support is growing and we are starting to get people from the local community coming along to take on jobs in and around the building. 24 •

Nick Bagnall and Garry Cooper “Things are really developing now and it’s a great time for local people to really get behind us.” The long term plan is to renovate the older, Georgian part of the building, which is currently out of use, to provide space to be used by local artists. Garry added: “The Milton Rooms can provide lots of opportunities for the local community – and we do want to invite them in. Come down and see us, have a chat and a tour of the building. You can volunteer to help with building, decorating and fixing jobs, a bit of admin or front-of-house when we have events on. “We’d especially like to give young people the chance to use the space – if you’re into drama or you’re a musician, we have rooms here where you can come and work.”

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July events at The Milton Rooms Thursday 7th July Music in the Studio – Jinski & Danny Landau Newcastle duo JINSKI, are two highly individual guitarists/musicians with strong distinctive voices. JINSKI have a wealth of great original songs that draw upon acoustic roots and country music whilst remaining resolutely modern. JINSKI play songs that tell stories of love, joy, loneliness and longing.

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A stunning range of wines from around the world, displayed beautifully, with friendly expert advice on hand. Looking for that illusive perfect gift? Come and see if we can help. At Sundella house, Sheepfoot Hill (past the fire station), Castlegate, Malton 01653 693193 Opening Times: 8.30am to 5pm Mon-Fri 8.30am to 11am Saturday Minimum purchase 6 bottles (mixed cases are no problem)

Malton Show 17th July 2011 The Malton Show is in its 125th year and this year it will have all the agricultural attractions, farm exhibits and class entries that form it’s backbone, as well as a few other things to appeal to everyone. The show will be held as usual in Scampston Park, Malton

Friday 29th July Music in the Studio - Andy Stones & Martin Gough

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The wide programme of events will include Roman soldiers marching in full military uniform from the Forum to the Derventio barracks, escorting Miss Derventio. Demonstrations of living history, including weapons, gladiatorial combats, cooking and a mock battle! See a Syrian archer display his horse skills and there will be a collection of recent archaeological finds which have never been see previously.

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s you drive around the Malton, Norton and the surrounding villages there are lots of really colourful and attractive displays to be seen in residents’ gardens and on business and public premises. They are a tribute to the efforts of the people who create them, who clearly get pleasure and satisfaction from doing so. But they also lift the spirits of those who pass by and make our locality a more attractive place to live in or to visit. This years event will be a Community Gardening competition called “Strictly Come Gardening”. The aim is to attract as many as possible to join in so that we can compile a portfolio of photographs that will be put on display in September to celebrate the enthusiasm and skill and pleasure that local gardens embody. Entry forms will be available at Yates’s Garden shop, The Tourist Information Centre and

Dickens of a Deli in Malton marketplace. Entry is free with a closing date of Saturday 2nd July. Judges will visit to view and photograph gardens in mid-July. Modest prizes will be awarded in each of the following categories: • Most attractive front garden • Most attractive back garden • Most attractive courtyard garden • Most attractive business/hotel/pub display • Most attractive Hanging Basket or Patio Pot Derwent Diggers hope that this event will prompt many more residents in the area to join in and show what they can do with their gardens - whatever the size or shape.

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Malton Food Lovers Festival leaves the whole town buzzing


he 3rd Food Lovers Festival in Malton attracted over 10K enthusiastic visitors over its first ever weekend and producers are already clamouring to ensure they get a stall for next year’s event.

200 chocolate bars on the Sunday. Another producer of baked goods sold out by 1.30 on the Saturday and baked through the night to ensure sufficient supplies were available for the next day’s trading.

Malton’s first complete weekend celebration of Yorkshire’s finest food and drink received glowing approvals from the crowds of visitors who flocked in to the Market Place to buy from some 100 high quality food and drink producers and to meet celebrity Patrons including cookery guru Rosemary Shrager and food writer and columnist Tom Parker Bowles. Over the two days 22 cookery demonstrations by some of the region’s best known chefs, including Stephanie Moon, Tim Bilton and Andrew Pern, played to packed audiences in two specially created cookery theatres.

The highly acclaimed Beer and Wine Festival within the Milton Rooms also proved a sell out with some 3000 pints of beer and cider sold over the two days.

Tom Parker Bowles commented: “The quality of the produce and the conversations the producers have with visitors at an event like this puts Malton on par with the best in the country. It is a total joy to be part of it and l can’t wait for next year.”

Tom Naylor-Leyland of Fitzwilliam Estates said: “The sheer numbers of people coming into Malton to enjoy the array of chef demonstrations, to taste and purchase the wonderful fresh produce direct from the makers and growers over the weekend was phenomenal. The whole town was buzzing and the popularity of the Taste Trail meant that visitors had a real incentive to explore and discover all that the town has to offer, whilst enjoying some exceptional food and drink. We have had some very positive feedback and we are already thinking about next year’s event!”

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“The Animal Kingdom” Ryedale Festival Exhibition of Paintings and Sculpture Stef Ottevanger Lazing dog

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For the second year, the summer exhibition at Talents Fine Arts in Malton Market Place forms part of the Ryedale Festival. It shares this year’s Festival theme of “The Animal Kingdom” and features drawings, paintings and sculptures of birds and animals wild and domestic, native and foreign. Five artists and one sculptor are showing their work in the exhibition. Within the overall theme, they cover a wide spectrum of subject matter as well as of style and media.

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primarily in watercolour but has developed styles to suit the mood of each piece, leading to the use of metal leaf, oil and acrylic paints, and pen and ink in some of his work. He says that the theme linking all his work is capturing the textures of the natural world, and his paintings succeed to the point where the viewer wants to reach out and feel the hide of the rhino or elephant. Mark has lived in York for almost 20 years and has exhibited widely in Yorkshire and in London.

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in Yorkshire for over 30 years and has been painting for 20 years. She says: “I love the actual process of painting, as the glorious colours move and blend and settle in shining water, creating unexpected effects. Painting has taught me to see the world with new eyes”. She is especially known for her paintings of cats, dogs, hens, cows and other domestic and farm animals. She works mainly in watercolour and acrylics, but is also a printmaker.

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Vegetable Growing T here is something lovely about this time of year: even on the less appealing days it rarely gets too chilly, the soil is warm and feels all the more full of potential. But there is no doubt that your vegetable growing may seem to be close to peaking and perhaps in some areas on the decline. Rather than forgetting the fun of growing your own until next year, why not add to what you already have and start some crops from fresh? If you’ve missed the boat totally and never actually planted anything this year, there’s still time to grow some tasty home grown vegetable and herbs.... it’s not too late to start, but you’ll have to get your skates on. That lovely warm soil is a real advantage to those somewhat tenuous sowings made right at the start of the season, but you may also have to spend more time watering your vegetables, especially when the plants are small. Sow yourself some ruby chard. These brightly coloured plants mean you can create something seriously good-looking as well as tasty. ‘Bright Lights’ is the wackiest with bright yellow, orange, red, pink and purple stems. It can be sown successfully into August and can be used as ‘baby leaves’ for salads or as an alternative to spinach. Several of the oriental vegetables respond especially well to later sowing. Mizuna, with its pretty divided leaves and ability to grow very fast, can be sown right through from now and into September. Good 38 •

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Cheap Convertibles T he sun may have only been out for a little bit, but with the smell of barbecues comes that annual hankering for a cheap convertible. There’s nothing quite like a spot of topdown motoring when the temperature manages to haul itself into double figures – and the good news is it won’t have to cost you a second mortgage. Here, we delve into the online classifieds to find you five bargain summer sizzlers that you can put on your drive for less than £2,000. Just remember to save some cash for the Factor 50…

Mazda MX-5, from £780 The MX-5 is a perennial softtop favourite and rightly so. It’s been around for 21 years now which means there are plenty of cheaper examples knocking about. Our £2,000 budget can get a well-looked after original model, not an import, with relatively low mileage. The Mazda is brilliant to drive, cheap to run and repair and the perfect entry into convertible ownership.

with a cracking drive, good looks and a zesty 1.7litre engine. Some drivers will find the cabin a little cramped, but you’ll soon forget that when you’re blasting along country lanes with the top down. A 1998 model with 50,000 miles and service history can be found for £2,000.

Audi A4 Cabriolet, from £2,000

You’ll have to hunt pretty hard, but Audi A4 Cabriolet models do occasionally crop up within this price bracket. That might mean looking in the depths of winter when the last thing people want is a soft-top, but canny buyers will be rewarded for their efforts. The A4 is solid, well packaged and usually comes with a high spec. For this money you’ll find a tired petrol model with intergalactic mileage but, have it looked at by an independent, and you could be onto a winner.

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Yes, you read that right. Saab 9-3 Convertibles can be had for under £1,000. That’s a huge amount of car for the money. You’ll be able to seat four in comfort, it’s built like a tank and will go on forever. And that’s handy because for this money you’re looking at a 150,000-miler plus. We found one with 180k, a 2.0-litre turbo petrol lump, service history, tax and MOT for six months at £850 on Auto Trader. Be quick as we’re tempted ourselves…


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Oral care for pets Imagine never brushing your teeth or visiting the dentist, sadly this is often the case for our pets. Signs that may indicate your pet has dental problems include smelly breath, pawing at the mouth, drooling, red or bleeding gums, yellow or brown tartar on the teeth, tooth loss and loss of appetite. Dental disease develops with plaque sticking to the teeth after eating, if this is not removed it builds up until it forms visible hard tartar on the tooth which also goes under the gum line. This irritates the gums causing them to become reddened and inflamed and result in gingivitis, which causes pain and sometimes a reluctance to eat. If left untreated the animal may go on to develop periodontal disease which can result in tooth loss and may lead to infections affecting other organs in the body. Some cats suffer from gingivitis from a young age due to a virus they have come into contact with at some time. For these pets oral hygiene is even more important. Older animals, cats and small breed dogs are often more prone to dental problems as are animals that are fed a wet diet that sticks to the teeth. Some animals develop dental disease quite early in life. To ensure your pets teeth are kept in good condition it is important to try brushing regularly from an early age – we offer free nurse appointments to show you how to brush your 50 •

pets teeth. However if this turns out to be impossible there are various products on the market that can help maintain healthy teeth. Vet practices sell a specially formulated dry food diet that is designed to wipe the teeth clean of plaque as the biscuits are chewed. The diet contains an antioxidant that has been proven to slow the progression of dental disease, this dental diet can also be fed as one or two biscuits as a treat or alongside their normal diet or alternatively you can replace your dogs daily treat with a dentistix or raw hide chew. There are also oral hygiene rinses that can be sprayed onto the teeth and gums to reduce the plaque bacteria that causes the gingivitis . A product called ‘plaque off’ can be added to the food daily to help prevent plaque build up and logic gel can be used to brush with or simply applied to the pets paw so they lick it off as it contains enzymes that also break down plaque. If your pet already has dental disease your vet may suggest carrying out a scale and polish under general anaesthetic to remove the plaque and possibly any infected teeth as they can also get tooth root abscesses, root exposure where the gum has shrunk back and caries as we can. It is therefore

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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


Ideal venue for meetings, clubs, dance classes, keep fit classes etc. Charity events welcome at reduced rates. Disabelled access/ toilet. Two halls and smaller meeting room available for hire at reasonable rates. Kitchen facilities available f.o.c. with hire of main hall. Easy access on A170. For booking enquiries please contact Paul Webster 01751 475825

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Voluntary Registered Charity 1128983 (UK) & SC040796 (Scotland) We run an Assessment and Rehabilitation centre in Ryedale, not far from Stamford Bridge, to rescue and re-home Border Collies and Sheepdogs. For information, visit our website at - www.bordercollierescue. org for details of local events where we have a stall and information about Open Days and Coffee Mornings visit - www. events If you can volunteer to help at the centre, offer a home to a Border Collie as a pet or sheepdog or want further information, phone us on 0845 6044941 - 2pm to 5pm weekdays.


Cancer? We can help… Ryedale Community House, Wentworth Street Malton 10.30-12.30 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month. Drop in sessions at Pickering Library 1st & 3rd Tuesday each month 10.30 - 12.30 Tel: 01723 356060

CARD CRAFT GROUP We meet every other Thursday from 2-4pm at

Rainbow Lane Community Centre Malton to discuss and demonstrate card making techniques. All materials are provided. Tea & Coffee 50p. For more details email jp.overfield@




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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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 at Community House in Wentworth Street car park, Malton. Membership: a modest £6 per person per year or £8 for two people living at the same address. Contact 01653 697845


We meet at Wrelton Village Hall on the last Saturday of the month. (Excluding August and December) Meetings start at 10 a.m. with a workshop and at 2 p.m. 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


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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. Thank you

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

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


Lacemaking classes in the Pickering area are held on the third Saturday of each month in Middleton village hall from 10 am to 3 pm. If you are interested in taking up this craft or are already a lacemaker you are very welcome to join us. Details from Irene 01757 288656



Every Friday at 7pm, Wentworth Street Community Centre, Malton. Our yearly program is split into two halves Sept to Dec and Jan to Mar with events and exhibitions taking place through the summer months. We are a friendly club that welcomes 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


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 TateSmith on 01653 698741


The former Malton & Norton Amateur Operatic Society is open to performers young and old and has staged hundreds of pantos and shows since it was founded in 1949. Call Chairman Gemma Williams on 07828 038495


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 01944758693 or Chairman Tom Todd on 01653-692362.


Wednesdays at 7.15pm at Furlongs Avenue Community Centre. Details 01653 693501 or 01653 693553


Ryedale Community House, Wentworth Street Malton 10.30-12.30 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month. Tel: 01723 356060


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.


Successfully supporting Malton Hospital since 1977. Always happy to welcome new members. More information from 01653 698183


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


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


Charity No 1046443. We can help you to access information, support and you can talk to fellow sufferers. You are not alone if you need any help pr advice just get in touch. Newly diagnosed? Not a member? Call Ron Middlemass Chairman for more information on 01904 679939 or 07715 943406 or e-mail ron.middlemass@


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 uk/ryedalecentre.


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

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A society of approx 30 members, usually meeting every Wednesday and Friday in Norton. We welcome people of all ages to help in all aspects of theatre. Other activities include theatre visits, social evenings and an annual Xmas dinner/dance. Please contact Peter Corrigan, 8 Mulberry Court, Huntington, York YO3 9TU Tel 01904 761960


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 welcomes singers, musicians and listeners who would like to play and/or listen to folk, blues, jazz, classical or any kind of acoustic music. Wed 14th Jan and fortnightly Weds from then. 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


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 The Station Hotel, Pickering to project plan. New members would be most welcome and can either attend one of the meetings or contact Janet Howard at The Design Centre, Market Place, Pickering or ‘phone her on 01751 475354

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.communigate. or email pickeringmusical society@

Meet every Thursday at 2pm at Crossways Hotel in Pickering. Why not join us. For more details, please contact Wendy Hutchinson 01751 475412

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




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)


We offer a confiential 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 is available to hire for parties, meetings, etc. A choice of two rooms or the whole hall, with kitchen/cloakroom facilities. Please phone Helen on 01944 758719 to discuss


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. email rosedalehistory@ Tel. Secretary 01751 417071

Ryedale Branch of the Royal Air Forces Association Meets every first Wednesday at the Old

We need volunteers of all ages and varied experiences to sit with older people to enable their partnet or family carer to have a little time off. If you have an hour to spare each week or fortnight, we would like to hear from you. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please call Claire Hall, Annette Major or Vicky Taylor on: Tel: 01751 432288 Ryedale Carers Support, The Old School, Tinley Garth, Kirby Moorside, York, YO62 6AR email: chgh@ ryedalecarerssupport. www. ryedalecarerssupport. Reg Charity No 1076716


Rehearsals are in Pickering Methodist Church Rooms, Potter Hill on Fridays 7.309.30, 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 to reflect the fact that members are drawn from all over the area. Fees are payable per person either for the whole year in September or per term. New members are always made welcome, whatever their experience. Contact Grahame Walker (01723 850640) or Jim Dye (01751 431945) for further details


Ryedale Sports Club, Thornton Road, Pickering. Play Short Lawn Croquet, Mixed Association and Golf Croquet April to end of September. Mondays and Tuesdays 2-5pm and Wednesdays 2-8pm. Tel: 01653 694595 for more details


Reg Charity no 1117972 We are local volunteers in

the Ryedale, Scarborough and York area and re-home all types of dog wherever possible. We pay kennel fees and have foster homes to help long or short-term needs. For details of our work, fund-raising events, to adopt a dog or simply make a donation please contact Mr John McKenzie 01653 694369 or see our website

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. or phone 01944 758807


Ryedale Branch Multiple Sclerosis members come from all parts of the Ryedale area. We are people affected by MS, families, friends, carers, who enjoy social outings, shopping trips, therapy sessions and fun with fundraising. 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.

The Ryedale Family History Group holds monthly meetings at various locations in Ryedale on the third Wednesday of every month. Details are to be found on the website at 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


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.


The forum is open to all residents aged 50 and over, and membership is free. A varied programme of events is arranged, including talks about issues particular to the over 50’s, outings to a variety of places, concerts and theatre, and coffee mornings. Transport to enable people to attend many events is often organised. To find out more about the Ryedale Forum 50+, please contact Judith Denniss - Membership 01653 697077 or Anna Salkeld - Hon. Sec 01944 759123


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 Martin or Liz Redgard on 01751 473 077 for more information


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Supporting families of children with disabilities and special need. Ryedale Special 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


This small charity based in Pickering provides a free monthly magazine recorded on tape for those who are visually impaired and who live in Ryedale. It is sent out by freepost through Royal Mail. The aim is to provide interest and entertainment rather than news or local information. Do you know anyone who is visually impaired who might like to recieve the magazine. We can arrange for one to be sent on a trial basis: For further information contact Valerie Bulidon, 01751 476499


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

RYEDALE VOLUNTARY ACTION (RVA) A registered charity working across Ryedale providing voluntary and community support. We exist to help the many varied voluntary and community groups in Ryedale. These include charities, self help groups, and any group which is led by volunteers or by the community. We provide a number of services including: information, representation, governance and charity law advice, funding advice, financial services, volunteer brokerage service and training. Tel: 01653 600120, email:, or visit uk for more information.


The group is affiliated to the Ramblers Association. We walk as a group all year at weekends - locally and throughout Yorkshire. We meet at Pickering swimming pool on Saturday or Sunday mornings. Most of our weekend walks are 5-12 miles in length. In addition during the summer months at 6.30pm on Thursday evenings, we enjoy walking on public footpaths in the Pickering area. These walks are 4-6 miles in length and we meet at 6.30pm. Full details are in the programme on our website at www.ryedalewalking. . Group members receive 10% discount from three local walking shops.


Confidential emotional support to anyone in distress or despair or at risk and self harm or suicide. tel 08457 90 90 90. We are always available for phone calls and visitors 8.00am 10.00pm. Samaritan House, 40 Trafalgar Street West,

Scarborough. Tel: 01723 368888


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

Sight Support Ryedale

Do you know someone who is experiencing sight problems, and is finding daily life difficult? We aim to help by providing activities and support for blind and sight impaired people. We offer fortnightly social meetings in both Malton and Pickering, excursions, an annual holiday, information and support, walking group, Yoga group, book group, computer training, and loan or supply of aids and equipment. All our activities are specially-tailored 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@ www.

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!


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


Pickering. Practice Tuesdays and Thursdays. Constantly recruiting new and old members wanting to return. Offer individual tuition on Monday evenings.

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For more information contact the Band Master Mr Mike Breckon 01751 472224


Sue Ryder Care is a national charity which helps seriously ill people to enjoy the best life they can. We have 14 care centres across the UK, 4 of which are in Yorkshire. Local to York is holme hall at Holme-on-Spalding Moor and Wheatfields Hospice in Leeds. We provide the care that liberates lives but we need to raise at least £15 million a year so if you would like to organise an event or help us with our fundraising please call Jackie Sedgewick on 07769 671786 or email: york@ We’d be delighted to hear from you!


People of all ages and abilities welcome. Practice nights Mondays and Wednesdays 7.30pm 9.30pm. Learners Saturdays 6pm - 8pm. Everything is provided. We just ask for your commitment. The Band Room, Middle Street, Swinton. Please contact Dorothy Ratcliffe on 01653 694344 for more details


This is a friendly, Maltonbased 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 sightreading ability. For further details, please contact the Musical Director on 01904 706437


Beginners and interested non-painters welcome! Meetings are held in the Memorial Hall on the 2nd Thursday of each month, 79pm. During the year these include 8 Demonstrations by professional artists, the Annual Painting Challenge, a practical evening and the AGM. Annual membership of £15 gives free entry to these and the right to show work at the prestigious and highly successful Annual Exhibition in September. We also organize two one day workshops and four outdoor

painting days per year and Monday evening practical sessions.. Membership Secretary: Renee Clark 01751 431834

The Vale of Pickering Probus Club

Meets the second Tuesday of the month at the Forest and Vale in Pickering. More information from David Billett 01751 472879.


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. We also occasionally provide entertainment for other organisations and charities in the village. 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!


Meets on Tuesday afternoons at 2pm at The Institute in Thornton le Dale. Tel: Wendy Hutchinson on 01751 475412 for more details


The branch of the W.E.A 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. They also hold a series of talks from September to March on the second Friday of every month at The Friends Meeting House, Castlegate, Pickering. The WEA Theatre Group organises trips to theatres and concerts, travelling to the venue by coach, which picks up at Kirkbymoorside, Sinnington and Pickering. For details please contact Oulton Walker on 01751 477597


The ideal venue for parties and celebrations, meetings, exhibitions. Newly built in 2007. Large hall and smaller meeting room. Convenient location off A64, 4 miles south of Malton. Well equipped kitchen. Catering available. Fully accessible for disabled visitors. Competitive prices. More details, please call Sandy Hill 01653 619576 or Yvonne Myers 01653 618610


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 and at the weekend from April to October. 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. For more details please call Sue Clark on 01751 472681


Barton le Willows play group meet twice a week, with qualified friendly staff, Mondays age 2-school, 9.30 -11.30am, where parents drop their children off to a relaxed morning of learning and fun, following the guide lines of Ofsted and EYFS, £4.50 per child, includes snack. Friday mornings mother and toddlers meet 9.30-11.30am, birth-school age, £2.00 per child.Lots of interesting activities to enjoy. For more details contact Catherine Bell 01653 619304


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.


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


A community run playgroup in safe comfortable surroundings. Wide variety of activities. Members of the Pre-school Learning Alliance. Sheepfoot Hill, Castlegate,

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Little Stars stay and play group Held

every Wednesday morning in term time and most school holidays from 1011.30am in the back room at Thornton Dale Village Hall, Sessions include free play with a good variety of toys, a messy play activity and a drink and snack for all. 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.


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


12.00-12.30 afternoon 12.30-3.00pm. 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 Wednesday & Friday 9.15-11.15 £1 a session pay as you go. Playgroup mobile Tel; 07704289080 session time


Sessions are; Toddler group- Tuesday 10am - 11.30am, Pre School - Mon 9.10-11.40am, Wed 9.10-11.40am, Thu 9.10-11.40am, Fri 9.10-11.40am. For more information contact Kerry or Suzanne on 07799727656.


Why not come and join us in a happy, friendly, safe environment.. The staff are fully trained and we are OFSTED inspected. Opening times: Mon-Fri 9.15-11.45am The Reading Rooms, Main Street, Swinton Tel: 07879 834975

We provide a wide range of activities. Friendly qualified staff. Ofsted registered. Members of PLA. Teddy Bear club is on a Wednesday morning from birth onwards. Intro session is on a Tuesday morning from 18 months to playgroup entry. Playgroup sessions from approximately 2 ½ years to school age. Telephone number 07910147095 Parish Hall, Hallgarth, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7AW Registered Charity Number 1038039



Offering places for children from 2 years old to school age. Ofsted registered. Friendly qualified staff. Situated within Thornton Dale School with a secure outdoor play area. We run sessions Mon-Fri from 9am-11.30am with lunch club on Mon, Thu and Fri and also FULL DAY CARE from 9am-3pm Mon,Thu and Fri. Contact Tracey Toes on 07887663996 for further details.

. Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri 9am - 11.30 am. For children from 2 years to school age. £7.00 per session for non funded children. Fu nding available, please ask for details. Rear of Methodist Chapel. Contact: 01751 472015 or 07837 306460 Wednesdays - Potter Hill Tiny Tots & Tiny Tots plus. From birth. 9.30am - 11am. £1.50 for babies. £2.50 for children over 14 months. £4 for 2 children. Rear of Methodist Chapel. Contact: 01751 472015 or 07837306460 Reg. Charity No. 1025256


Rillington Village Hall.. Opening times Monday - Wednesday 9.00am till 12.00 noon. Thursday Friday 9am-12pm lunchclub

A happy caring environment, qualified staff, OFSTED inspected. For children 2 years old to school age. Serving Terrington, Malton and surrounding villages. The Pre School runs on Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 12:30. Contact Amanda Welch 01653 619870 or Jenny Smith 01653 628683 for more details.



Saville Street Methodist Church, Malton. Every Monday in term time. 10am - 11.30am Play and praise for preschool children. £1 per family.

Welburn Tea and Tots meet in Welburn

Village Hall every Tuesday morning 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.

Sports Clubs Amotherby & Swinton Football Club Mr Thistleton Tel: 01653 658565 philip@pthistleton. www.freewebs. com/amotherbyfc.

Amotherby Table Tennis Club Andy Seed Tel 01653 696704

Badmington Club

Sandburn Hall, Flaxton. Fridays 2 - 3.30pm All ages welcome. tel: Stephen Marshall 01904 490440 for more details

Brooklyn Junior Football Club

Mr C Lloyd Tel: 01653 693682 info@brooklynjfc. www.brooklynjfc.

Derwent Swimming Pool 01653 693407

GKR Karate Club

Richard Flynn Tel: 07956 251580

Heslerton Bowling Club

Mr J Pease Tel: 01944 738632

Heslerton Cricket Club Mr Nutt Tel: 01723 859616

Heslerton Football Club

Mr Driver Tel: 01653 693598 driver_edward@yahoo.

Heslerton Junior football Club

Tracy Armstrong Tel: 01944 768387 tracyarmstrong@

Malton and Old Malton Cricket Club

Mrs Hudson Tel: 01653 692223 john.hudson37@

Malton Outdoor Bowls Club

Mr Smith Maltonbowlsclub@ www.

Malton Wheelers Road Club Matthew Enticknap Tel: 01653 694571. E-Mail: maltonwheelersrc@ Web: www.

Marton Short Mat Bowls Club

Mrs Jean Bell 01751 472137 Beckett Football League. Mr K.W. Sales 01751 473348

Norton United Football Club

Mr Johnson Tel: 01653 693241

Old Malton & St Marys Football Club

Mr Wilson Tel: 01653 692193 oldmaltonstmarysfc@ www.

pickering athletics club

Sue Lawal 01751 472877 www.pickeringathletics.

Pickering Bowling Club

Geoff Lloyd Tel: 01751 472566 glloyd@pcxinternet. com

Pickering Cricket Club

Mr Mansfield Tel: 01751 475442 mansfield_

Pickering Town Community Football Club

Senior Section: Mr Keith Usher, Tel: 01944 711448 email: usherso8@btinternet. com Junior Section: Mr Hood Tel: 01653 697724 york/juniorpikes.cfc.

Ryedale Indoor Bowls Club Ms Wright Tel: 01653 600016

Bowling Club

Mr Croser Tel: 01653 692522 maureencroser@

Swinton Sports Centre

Contact Derek Cuthbertson on tel: 01653 690807

Thixendale Cricket Club

Ms Anstey Tel: 01377 288272

Thornton-Le-Dale Bowling Club Mr Callow Tel: 01751 472748 david@ncallow93.

Thornton-Le-Dale Cricket Club

Mr Calvert Tel: 01751 472533 martin@calvert213.

Thornton-le-Dale Football Club Mr Barnes Tel: 01751 475134 maadi@btinternet. com.

United Martial Arts

Tony Dyas 07956 612667 unitedmartialarts@btinternet. com

Welham Bowling Club Secretary Mr Pool 01653 699624

Westow Cricket Club

Ms Price Tel: 01653 658338 Julie@pricewelford.

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

01751 476726


Ryedale sports club


Ryedale Leisure Centre

Thornton Road, Pickering. Tennis - tel: J. O’Donnell 01751 473101, Croquet - tel: G Timms 01653 694595. Cricket - tel: A Hardy 01751 476924. Table Tennis - tel: J Wardman 01751 477778. Football - tel: S Walker 01751 473390

Ryedale Table Tennis League

Andy Seed Tel 01653 696704

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


Contact Angela Kneeshaw 07976 748299 Beavers, Cub Scouts, Scout and Explorers. Please contact Mr Ian Appleby on 01653 694900 for more details

1st Vale of Pickering Scouts

Beavers, cubs, scouts and explorers. Please contact Ray Bowman on 01751 476918 for more details


Contact Alison Hutchinson (District Commissioner) on tel: 07816 847271


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day, with Shadows Music on Saturday, and Jive Express on Sunday, plus a real ale bar.

2 July Saturday night entertainment

9 July Saturday night entertainment

2 July Fire Service Preservation Group Rally

10 July Tractor and Engine Day

Pickering Working Mens Club ‘Detour’, Male Duo.

at Eden Camp. Fire engines and other associated vehicles and equipment on display over the weekend

2 July Saturday Day School

WEA Pickering Talk. Geology and building stones Town Trails - Kirkbymoorside. Tutor Richard Myerscough. 10.00 am at the Kirkbymoorside Library Learning Centre, 7 High Market Place, Kirkbymoorside. Lunch -Local cafes. 1.00pm - 4.00 pm on foot around town. Fees: £15 No Concessions.

2 July Hovingham Market

Open 10:30am until 2:30pm at Hovingham Village Hall.

8 & 9 July Don’t Stop Believing

Malton and Norton Musical Theatre. Norton College. Tickets £6 available from the tourist information centre in Malton.

9 - 10 July Vintage Vehicle Weekend NYMR

See classic cars up and down the line. There will be displays of cars at Grosmont, Goathland and Levisham, with free bus rides around Pickering starting from outside Pickering Station. Levisham will have live music from 12 till 4 each

Pickering Working Mens Club. ‘Keith Swales’ Male Guitar Vocal Entertainer

Ryedale Folk Museum Come and witness the fantastic displays of vintage tractors and engines at the Museum as well as cooking in the cottages and other traditional crafts.

12 July Made in Yorkshire Craft and Produce Market

The Malton Agricultural Show is one of North Yorkshire’s premier attractions for the summer, and this year is no exception. We have an excellent display on offer, including; farm produce, livestock, horses, fur & feather, vintage tractors, farmers’ market, trade stands, craft fair, and more. There are numerous events to take part in, including the tug-of-war or the many class events, craft marquee, farm market and so on.

23 July Saturday night entertainment

Pickering Working Mens Club ‘Debbie Marks’, Female Vocal Entertainer.

24 July Fun dog show

at Castle Howard Craft and local produce Market with over 20 stalls selling a mix of handmade crafts and delicious local produce in the Stable Courtyard. Open from 10am until 4pm with free admission.

in Scampton Park (Nr Rillington on the A64 from Malton) 11am - 4pm. Displays, games, Children’s entertainment, Cake stall, Crafts, Tombolas, Refreshments, Plant Stall, Doggie Stalls. Lots of dog classes and fun for all the family ……

16 July Saturday night entertainment

26 July The Ryedale Show

Pickering Working Mens Club. ‘Thru The Roof’, Local Band

16 July French Celebration Day/ Bal Musette

Ryedale Folk Museum Our fantastic celebration of all things French. A great day out with French cooking in the cottages, music/dancing and more. In the evening join us for Music and dancing during the Bal Musette! Bal Folk (French Ceilidh), Musicien/Accordéoniste Hugh Barwell Dancing demonstration with caller christine Brown. A great evening out for all.

17 July The 2011 Malton Show at Scampston Park.

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Gates open to the Public at 8.30am Welburn Park, Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire YO62 4BL. The Ryedale Show was established in 1855 and is a traditional Country Show renowned for its very high standard of livestock and Trade Stands that attend in ever growing numbers each year. The Show is run with both the farming community and townspeople’s interests in mind and there are attractions for everyone of all ages. www. for more details.

27 July Ryedale Music Festival Triple Concert at Castle Howard The Ryedale Music

Festival will return to Castle Howard as one of its many venues in Ryedale. Three different performers will perform in three different locations inside the house. For more details please visit www.ryedalefestival.

30 July Walk Ten for Marie Curie Cancer Care Castle Howard

Join Hundreds of people for a twilight 10K walk this summer and raise money for your local Marie Curie Nurses. Take part in Walk Ten for Marie Curie Cancer Care, bring a picnic and enjoy the festival-like atmosphere with entertainment for the whole family. Starts at 6.30pm Registration is £10.00 per person and includes a free T-Shirt. Participants are asked to raise at least £50 in sponsorship. For more information and to register visit www. or call 01254 85 50 50.

30 July Saturday night entertainment

Pickering Working Mens Club. ‘Becky Brown’, Female Vocal Entertainer

30 - 31 July Napoleonic Weekend

Ryedale Folk Museum Join us to enjoy a look at the Napoleonic Wars with re-enactors, local historians, military demonstrations, traditional crafts and more! Including two reenactors living in our Iron Age Roundhouse!

31 July The Huby and Sutton Show

Starting at 9am. In the grounds of Sutton Park Stately Home, Sutton on the Forest. Attractions in 2011 will include: Show jumping, foxhounds, dressage, vintage vehicles parade, dog show, produce,

handicrafts, scarecrows, floral art, agricultural, equestrian and children’s classes. www. hubyandsuttonshow.

Helmsley Arts Centre Box office: 01439 771700

1 July

Grimm’s Tales

The 1812 Youth Theatre goes grimm! Carol Anne Duffy’s exciting re-working of these classic tales will delight, entertain and perhaps provide a scare or two along the way!

4 July

The Staithes Group: Yorkshire Coast Impressionists of a Century Ago

Helmsley Decorative & Fine Arts Society Present A Lecture By Rosamund Jordan. Rosamund Jordan is a leading authority on the Staithes Group and is the author of their Centenary Exhibition Catalogue in 2003. Monthly lectures on many topics, all at Helmsley Arts Centre, Oct – July. Membership: £40 per year for 10 lectures or for an individual lecture: £10 For further info & booking please ring Emma Bradford 01845 523766

10 July

William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing

Helmsley Arts Centre & Helmsley Walled Garden Present The Theatre Of The Dales Production Of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Why not bring along chairs and a picnic and enjoy Shakespeare in The Walled Garden in the shade of Helmsley Castle? Doors open from 5.30pm.

13 - 16 July

Oh Clarence!

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July 2011 • issue 68 1812 Theatre Company Presents. A hilarious comedy based on one of P.G. Wodehouse’s most famous characters, Lord Emsworth, the dreamy peer of Blandings Castle. The delightful Earl, as vague as ever, wants nothing more than to be allowed to potter around Blandings, tending his roses and prize pig, the Empress. But his sister, Lady Constance, has other ideas and arranges a house party into which bursts Dame Daphne Winkworth, whom the Earl is urged, much against his will, to marry. He is further plagued by his vacuous son Freddie Threepwood, Rupert Bingham, a clumsy love-lorn curate, and his arch enemy Sir Gregory Parsloe-Parsloe, from whom Lord Emsworth unwittingly steals a priceless Egyptian scarab!

19 July

Photographs by Sydney Smith and his wife Maud Exhibition Opens Today As Part Of The Ryedale Festival - Free Entry. As part of the Ryedale Festival, Helmsley Arts Centre and the Beck Isle Museum of Rural Life present an exhibition of photographs by

Sydney Smith. From 1900 until he retired in 1956 Sydney Smith captured and recorded every aspect of rural life in North Yorkshire. The extensive collection at Beck Isle Museum includes his impressive portraits and landscapes as well as his skilled studio work and popular postcards, providing us with a unique record of life in his home town of Pickering and the vast rural area beyond. Exhibition lasts until Fri 2 Sept ...

19 July

Future Talent

3pm. Future Talent was founded by Katharine Kent in 2004. The charity gives financial awards, development opportunities and guidance to young musicians who are clearly demonstrating outstanding musical ability or potential but do not have the financial means to reach their goal.

25 July

Ryedale Festival Presents Turn Back the Clock; An anniversay tribute to Joyce Grenfell

3pm.In honour of Joyce

Grenfell’s centenary year, this comedy revue revisits her best loved monologues and songs, including, ‘Stately as a Galleon’ and ‘George Don’t Do That’. Recreating the style of one of her stage shows (a few props, a piano and a nice frock) this is a gem of nostalgia, perfect for a lighthearted afternoon treat. Acclaimed director Paul Knight, actress Cheryl Knight (no relation) and pianist Alice Farnham combine their expertise to bring to life a gem of nostalgia from the golden age of revue.

she returned to Oxford and later devoted her energies to the causes of pacifism and feminism. In 1933 she published her haunting autobiography Testament of Youth which conveyed to an entire generation the essence of their common experience of war.

27 July

Ryedale Festival Presents Festival Masterclass with John Streets MBE

In the course of a long career, John Streets worked with composers including Messaien, Tippett and Hindemith, performed alongside 26 July artists including Ryedale Festival Dame Janet Baker, Presents Paul Tortelier and the Testament of Gabrieli Ensemble, and Youth : Vera numbered amongst his personal pupils Sir Simon Brittain’s Rattle and Dame Felicity autobiography Lott. Here he shares 3pm.Vera Brittain’s autobiography performed some of his experience with chamber groups by Rohan McCullough from the Royal Northern in a welcome return College of Music, the to Helmsley....Having Royal Academy of Music battled her way to and York University. Somerville College in the face of parental 28 July opposition, Vera Brittain Ryedale Festival abandoned her studies at the outbreak of the Presents Wild First World War to serve Thing : Poems, as a volunteer nurse. Essays and In 1918, with all those Conversation with closest to her dead,

Ruth Padel

3pm. The poet and author Ruth Padel is celebrated for her writing on animals and natural world. She will present extracts from her talks on British wildlife (recently broadcast to great acclaim on BBC Radio 3), extracts from her poetry collection Darwin – A Life in Poems, her novel Where the Serpent Lives, her tiger conservation book Tigers in Red Weather and her forthcoming poetry collection The Mara Crossing about animal (and human) migration.

Blood Donor Sessions 19 August The Milton Rooms, Malton 2-4pm and 5-7pm

4 August

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

22 August Royal British Legion, Kirbymoorside 1.30 - 3.45pm and 4.45pm - 6.45pm

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“With a Voice of Singing” A concert by Stamford Bridge Singers. Saturday 9th July at 7.30pm St Michaels Church, New Malton The concert, which will include music to suit all tasted, will feature items by Martin Shaw, Thomas Weelkes, Charles Wood and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The second half will see a complete change in tempo with a medley by Simon and Garfunkel and songs from West End shows. Tickets, price £7 (£6 concessions) will include wine and finger food, and are on sale now from Ian Robinson (07538 239068). Tickets are limited, so don’t delay! We hope you will join with us on what promises to be a happy occasion. The Stamford Bridge Singers, a community choir of approximately 40 voices, meets weekly during term-time in the village of the same name. The age range of the choir (13 years - ??) rather like the music we sing, covers a very wide range - our aim being that there will always be something to suit everyone whether you are listening to us or singing with us. Information about choir events, how to book the choir for a concert or service, or how to join us, can be found on the choir website: or by emailing the choir on • 01653 658776 • 59


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INDEX Accountants Newby Business Accounting........ 53 Aerials & Audio Visual ADI Communications.................. 42 Aerial Services.......................... 11 Art Galleries & Picture Framing Talents Fine Arts..................29&31 Architectural Services AL Turner & Associates............... 41 Prospect Design........................ 16 Bathrooms Watermark................................ 23 Beauty No 1 for Health and Beauty......... 14 Blinds Low Blind Price......................... 44 Moorside Blinds........................ 47 Select Blinds of York.................. 42 Builders Eastgate Building Contractors...... 49 GJC Construction & Groundworks 40 PJB Build................................. 40 Repair & Restoration Builders Ltd 30 Rising Builders.......................... 42 Carpet Cleaning Kevin Atkinson Carpet Cleaning.... 44 Cars & Servicing Kirkbymoorside Landrovers......... 48 Lowfield Garage........................ 19 Pure Car Mechanics................... 49 Car Valeting Crystal Clean............................. 49 Chimneys GFP Chimney Care.................... 10 Cinema Palace Cinema.......................... 18 Cleaning Services Ryedale Cleaning Services.......... 42 Ultraclean................................. 46 Computers & Web Design Computer FX............................ 16 Coppins Systems Services.......... 30 Malton Web Design.................... 53

tKnowIT.................................... 52 Crafts Little Lamb Wool....................... 34 Dog Grooming Oak Tree Dog Grooming Spa....... 51 Electricians Haines Electrical........................ 44 Phoenix Electrical Services.......... 36 Powerlink Electrical.................... 46 equine Supplies Parnaby’s................................. 14 Estate Agents & Homes Hunters Estate Agents Malton........ 1 Mark Stephensons Estate Agents... 3 Events Ryedale Festival......................... 32 Fencing Acklam Fencing......................... 39 Philip Mason Fencing Contractor.. 39 Finances Moneywise Financial Solutions..... 63 Food & Drink The Farm Shop at Castle Howard 13 Derventio Wines........................ 25 JASS Brewing Supplies.............. 13 Kapadokya 50 Restaurant............. 2 Star Fast Food............................. 2 Furniture Greens Furniture........................ 17 Garage Doors Hobman Garage Doors............... 40 Gardens CJ Hill Landscaping................... 40 Economic Landscapes............... 39 Gardencare............................... 39 Pave-a-way.............................. 41 Rock and Stone York Ltd............ 39 Swales Paving........................... 40 York Landscapes & Maintenance 39 Health & Beauty Gaia Holistix.............................. 34 Pocklington Physiotherapy Clinic.. 34 Ryedale Physiotherapy Clinic....... 29 Slimming World ........................ 21

Jewellers G Stones.................................. 18 Joinery Acorn Lofts & Joinery................ 43 Nigel Anderson Joinery................. 4 Norman Banks Maintenance........ 44 Ryan McGinty Woodworking........ 45 S Elvidge Joinery....................... 36 Kitchens & Bedrooms Dream Doors Ltd......................... 9 Handmade Kitchen Company, The.... .............................................. 47 Instyle Kitchens Ltd...................... 7 Markets Hovingham Village Market........... 12 Mobility MV Mobility............................... 34 Nurseries Flaxton Village Nursery................ 34 Opticians Specsavers Opticians................. 15 Oven cleaning Cooker Cleaners........................ 45 Ultraclean................................. 46 Painters & Decorators Decorators of Distinction............. 45 Les Harper Painting & Decorating 42 Pest Control HuntCatchKill............................ 10 Pets Animals at Home (York Coast & Moors) Ltd................................. 6 Barking Mad............................. 51 Station House Vets..................... 51 Wagabout................................. 51 Wolds Way Canine Training.......... 51 Photography Alex Yoxall Photography.............. 35 Plastering Ian Townley Plasterers................ 40 Ian’s Plastering Service............... 45 Plumbing & Heating Direct Boiler Company, The......... 11 Greenley and Ware Plumbing....... 30 GW Plumbing.............................. 9

MT Plumbing and Heating........... 43 OJ Gas Services........................ 26 P Marwood Plumbing & Heating Ltd .............................................. 42 Paul Chaplow Plumbing & Heating... .............................................. 46 York Plumbing & Heating............ 37 Plumbing - General Bates Plumbers........................... 4 Plumbing Plus........................... 45 Plumbing Supplies Watermark................................ 23 Property Maintenance Handy Man Hewson................... 42 JDB Property Maintenance and Joinery.................................... 44 Odd Jobs & General Maintenance 42 Renewable Energy Green Energy Projects Ltd.......... 37 Michael Magson Ltd.................. 47 Peak Power Systems................. 10 Solarwall Ltd............................... 8 Roofing & Guttering Malton and Pickering Flat Roof Company................................. 41 Steve O’Neill Roofing & uPVC Fitters .............................................. 36 Scrap Metal Farrow & Sons.......................... 46 Soft Furnishings Stitches Interiors.......................... 5 Solicitors Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors........ 19 Surveyors Pinfold Building Consultancy........ 11 Timber Supplies Howarth Timber......................... 23 Transport Malton Driver Hire Services........... 4 Travel Perrys Travel............................. 20 Windows Fersina Windows.................27&64 Proline PVCu Ltd....................... 43 Window Distribution Ltd.............. 29

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Donors, 15 Demonstration, 18 Improve, 19 Drink, b Guess, 21 Drained. Down: 1 Scrap, 2 Altered, 3 Miscellaneous, 4 Divide, 5 Encyclopaedia, 6 Drill, 7 Desires, 11 Wedding, 13 Opinion, 14 Attend, 16 Maple, 17 Naked. Pictograms: 1. High Heels 2. Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea 3. Bare Minimum Drop Down: Diamond, Emerald, Kunzite, Olivine, Peridot Spot the Difference: 1. hat 2. starfish 3. bucket 4. flake 5. pattern on shorts 6. cloud missing 7. mouth changed 8. toggle on shorts 9. toe missing 10. belly button Wordsearch: Hidden Phrase - Not merely a nation but a nation of nations. ~Lyndon B. Johnson Copy deadline for the next edition is Tuesday 5th July 62 •

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MALTON..........................01653 600069 RILLINGTON....................01944 758325 SHERBURN......................01944 710226 THORNTON LE DALE.......01751 474202 PICKERING.....................0844 815 1130 NHS Direct.............................0845 4647 Malton District Hospital...01653 693041 Scarborough Hospital......01723 368111 York Hospital...................01904 631313 Social Services...............0845 950 1555 Samaritans.......................08457 909090


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

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


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

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


Childcare Link.................0800 2 346346 Childline................................0800 1111 NSPCC...........................0808 800 5000 Ryedale Special Families 01653 699000


Ryecat..............................01653 699059 AA Breakdown...................0800 887 766 AA Roadwatch..................09003 401100 Moorsbus ......................01845 597 000 Pickering Town Bus..........01751 473791 Yorkshire Coastliner.........01653 692556 Rail Enquiries...................08457 484950 Environment Agency.......0870 850 6506


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


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


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St Michaels, Malton ........01653 692089 St Mary’s, Old Malton .....01653 692121 St Leonards & St Mary’s, Malton............ ........................................01653 692128 Baptist Church, Malton ...01653 696023 Trinity Methodist, Norton 01653 692173 Saville Street, Malton ......01653 692173 Elim Ryedale Church, Malton . ............... ........................................01653 697796 Society of Friends, Malton 01653 658574 Salvation Army, Norton....01653 693344 Churches together in Pickering............... ........................................01751 472827 St Josephs RC Church, Pickering........... ........................................01751 472727 St Peter & St Paul Parish, Pickering....... ........................................01751 472983 Religious Society of Friends, Pickering... ........................................01751 472827 Methodist Church, Pickering.................. ........................................01751 472810 The United Reformed Church, Pickering ........................................01751 476844 All Saints, Thornton le Dale.................... ........................................01751 474244 St Andrew’s, Middleton....01751 474858


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