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RYEDALE EDITION Delivered to YO17, YO18 & YO60 7 MARCH 13 • ISSUE 86

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Welcome to the March edition. To have something to look forward to later in the year makes the bleakness of February weather more bearable. So, along with many others I trust, we have booked our summer holiday. Somewhere warm and dry with sun-shimmering beaches to laze away the hours, far removed from all our hectic lives? Well not quite. We’ve booked a cottage in the wettest part of Scotland, but it is far away from the masses and probably most forms of communication! At least this year it’s not camping with 2 large wet dogs, so I can be thankful for that! And actually I am really looking forward to our break and the cottage is in the middle of nowhere, miles and miles from the nearest shops; a safe haven for my black lab to run around like the looney he is, without embarrassing us too much for our lack of control! I can while away the hours looking out through the mist over the loch at my dogs swimming around searching for a monster – maybe!

This month’s features General

The Zen of Chickens.............................................20 Ella’s column........................................................48 Books - Creature comforts...................................50

Business Features

Perrys Travel Tours & Excursions...........................6 And to the taxman I bequeath..............................8 Prospect Design...................................................18 Focus Fireplaces..................................................41


Malton Male Voice Choir.....................................28 Andy Boxall’s Column..........................................30 Beck Isle Museum...............................................36 Malton Food Lovers Market................................52 Local Groups........................................................58 Events..................................................................54

Food & Drink

Recipe: Lemon Chicken with Tabbouleh..............32

Homes & Gardens

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Chocolate & other common poisons...................42


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If you haven’t decided where to go yet, have a look at Perry’s Travel on page 6. There are so many great places they can take you this year. Don’t forget to appreciate your mothers on the 10th March! There are plenty of local places to help show your appreciation – note to my children – you can never have too many scarves!! Of course in March the weather might be good enough to get out in the garden, and if even not, the urge may be too strong for some to resist starting to clear up ready for spring. I’m looking forward to seeing the first fresh bud-breaking green leaves of the Acer; as I write this midFebruary the snow drops are already coming through. If you have any local events happening in April, don’t forget to tell me so I can list them on our events pages. The deadline for the next edition is Tuesday 5th March. Until next time…Marianne | @Handymag Publisher: Editor: Tel: Email: Community:

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ou can learn a lot about life from a chicken. Behind that beak and those golden eyes lies a creature bristling with poultry wisdom. Here’s a sample of what I’ve picked up from both Sweet Pea and Pepperoni.

Be in the moment. Chickens seem to have a very short attention span, unless they’re on the trail of a worm. However, they’re actually demonstrating an ability to detach from the superficial, which – to a chicken – is anything inedible.

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find that hole in the fence which I blocked with some feeble bamboo canes and never got round to repairing properly, the last wild strawberry, or a snail who thought hiding behind the coop was a foolproof survival strategy.

Celebrate your successes. The commotion a chicken makes before, while and after laying an egg is surely one of Nature’s cruellest jokes. Short of ringing a dinner bell, it’s the most efficient way of summoning any fox within a two-mile radius. Despite that, I defy any smallholder not to be impressed at the ‘scraps, grain and grit in, followed by egg and fertiliser poop out’ magic trick performed most days.

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RYEDALE • MARCH 2013 • ISSUE 86 Be how you feel. Our cat learned early on that it’s wise to keep out of the path of a broody, moody hen. She also discovered they can run surprisingly fast and launch themselves at unwitting felines. Me? I learned that the term ‘an affectionate peck’ doesn’t apply to poultry.

Make time to relax. When they’re not eating, advertising their egg-laying prowess, playing tugof-war with snails or enjoying dirt baths, chickens like nothing better than sitting still and watching the world go by. Or, if it’s a sunny day, a spot of Chicken Yoga might be in order. You can forget about downward dog, cat posture or doing the cobra. For chickens, the yogic routine is a few luxurious wing stretches, some flexing of the neck and then it’s time to sprawl out in the warm. And if it’s cold outside? They snuggle up together in what I call the ‘tea cosies’ posture.

Eat your greens – and give peas a chance. Impressionable children the world over would have no qualms about devouring chard, lettuce or spinach (to name but

three) if they had a chicken for a role model. And, being life’s gourmet connoisseurs, chickens will also happily try tomatoes, grapes, porridge, roast potatoes, bananas, raisins and spaghetti. Although someone we once met, who declared that she fed her hens leftover bacon and eggs did, I feel, overstep the mark a little.

The early bird really does get the worm. Although the slightly delayed bird may succeed in taking it off you, if you don’t pay attention. Opportunity not only knocks, it grabs too.

Care for your environment. Once again, chickens lead by example. Whether it’s pulling up the weeds*, providing some essential pest control or aerating the soil, chickens are constantly on the lookout for ways to contribute. * A word of caution - an unchecked chicken gets a little over enthusiastic in its garden duties!

Play to your strengths. Chickens don’t fly or glide and their singing isn’t up to much. But...they don’t waste food, or an opportunity, and they make eggcellent companions.


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Jaguar XJ AWD


aguar has introduced a clever all-wheel drive set-up for its luxury XJ - we head to Canada to try it out. Jaguar’s star is rising fast. Sales across the world are booming, especially in growth markets like China where sales are up a staggering 84 per cent this year. It’s a similar pretty picture in the US and even in the troubled European markets the prestige brand is still up 20 per cent. Jaguar Land Rover’s global brand director John Edwards attributes the success to the Indian company Tata taking over the company in 2008. “I look back to the days of BMW and Ford ownership and think of them as foster parents,” he said. “They had their own parameters of what we could and couldn’t do and we had to live by those rules.” But since Tata took over, the manufacturer has been able to set its own rules once again – and Edwards thinks it’s this that has helped the Jaguar and Land Rover brands flourish. “When Tata took over it was like we became 18 – we could make up our own rules. We have a careful guardian watching over us but we can come up with our own plans and go our own way. That’s liberating. It’s opened our eyes to the long term.”

by James Baggott, editor of Car Dealer Magazine (

What is the AWD XJ? It’s an all-wheel drive version of Jaguar’s luxury limo, the XJ. Using a part mechanical, part electric set-up Jaguar’s engineers have created a clever fourwheel drive system for markets where cold weather is the norm, like the car’s launch location, Canada. The system allows 100 per cent of the power to go to the front or rear wheels, depending on where the grip is needed. The good news is that no driving characteristics are lost during normal conditions as just five per cent of the power is sent to the front wheels.

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Malton Male Choir books opera star for concert


celebrated national opera singer will visit Malton in May as the guest soloist at Malton District Male Voice Choir’s latest annual concert. The choir revealed that mezzosoprano Jacqueline Edwards, who has performed among others with Opera North and Glyndebourne Touring Opera, will sing at the choir’s Sixth Annual Concert on May 18th in St Peter’s Church, Norton. She is the latest in a line of eminent operatic sopranos to sing in Malton since the choir was founded in 2007. Last year the guest soloist

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RYEDALE • MARCH 2013 • ISSUE 86 was Kate McCarney from the Royal Opera Covent Garden. Choir Chairman and Co-founder Tom Todd said: “we are delighted that Jacqueline has accepted our invitation this year. She has performed widely in Britain and abroad and if previous years are anything to go by, she will find an appreciative audience in Malton.” Jacqueline Edwards studied at The Royal College of Music in London and under Erik Werba in Salzburg, Austria. She has appeared in oratorio and in concert throughout Britain and has performed at most of London’s major concert venues. As well as Opera North and Glyndebourne Touring Opera she has also performed with English Touring Opera, Wexford Festival Opera and with Opéra du Nord in Lille, France. She has also sung with the BBC Singers and on BBC radio and television. Before starting her singing and piano studies she appeared as a teenage soprano on Thames TV’s famous “Opportunity Knocks”. An accomplished pianist as well as classical singer, Jacqueline Edwards is also an all-round performer and enjoys presenting her own lighthearted one-woman shows, writing some of the humorous material herself. Plans were being made as the HandyMag went to press for her to not only sing but also accompany herself in several numbers at the upcoming concert.

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Jacqueline Edwards is also a singing teacher and vocal coach. She taught first in London and is now based in York where she teaches adult students, from beginners to Diploma, and professional singers, including members of Opera North and York Minster Songmen. Since 1993, Jacqueline Edwards has also been an Adjudicator-Member of Solo Singing for The British & International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech. Final details and programme of the May Choir concert are expected to be released in April. Malton District Male Voice Choir, conducted by Vivien Wilcock, groups singers of all ages and practises Fridays from 7.30 to 9.30 pm in the meeting rooms of Malton Methodist Church in Saville Street. It has performed widely in Ryedale and helped raise thousands of pounds for charities in recent years. The choir’s repertoire ranges from popular show and traditional songs to male choir classics. New members are welcome and do not need to have previous singing experience. Vivien Wilcock said “now is the perfect time to join us as we learn fresh songs for this year’s concerts”. If you’d like to join, call Secretary David Ackroyd on 01944 758693 or Chairman Tom Todd on 01653-692362. Or take a look at the website on

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Come Dancing DAFFODIL DANCE Friday 15th March

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Dress code is smart. The theme is ‘wear a spring flower’ - if you wish. (Not necessarily a Daffodil..!) Tickets: ÂŁ5 on the door but please book by letting Pat and Barrie know. Tel: 01653 694431 or email: Due to the uncertain future of the centre, it might be one our last dances. We are inviting all dancers both past and present to ‘Come Dancing’ with us on March 15th. See you there.

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Easter ‘must have’? Our monthly column by Andy Boxall, Minister of Elim Ryedale Church According to the Guardian 50% of the UK population own a Smartphone! Do you? And if you do, do you know how to use it? I recently heard someone say while looking in dismay at their new Smartphone, ‘They’re called Smartphone’s because you have to be ‘smart’ to use one’. Advertisements continually bombard us with the message of the latest ‘must have’ if our lives are to be complete. The speed of advancing technology leaves us continually playing catch up, unless we opt out altogether. Then we can feel less and less connected with the world around us especially the next generations, our children, grand children and even great grand children. A Smartphone is more than a mobile phone; it has direct internet access and other similar functions to a personal computer. You can choose to add various ‘apps’ (applications) to give it that personal touch. I must admit, I have a Smartphone and the thought of losing it does make me very nervous. I’m not addicted you understand, but when I walk out the house without it I do feel slightly more vulnerable and that something is missing! Like many of the ‘must have’ gadgets, Smartphone’s are great, but they eat time. Time to set up, time to learn the various functions and time to troll through the endless possible extra ‘apps’. I think it’s often worth the time investment in the end; it is certainly true that the more you put in the more you get out of them. ‘You get out, what you put in’ is a commendable approach to life. A gardener who gives time to their garden will reap the rewards; a regular attendee at the gym will enjoy a healthier lifestyle and those who read the manual are more likely to get the full use of their latest gadget. However, some things in life can’t be achieved through hard work. Sometimes we need to learn to receive. We need to receive what we can’t earn, what we don’t deserve like the consistent and unconditional love of a Mother who over looks beyond their child’s faults, or the wise words of a Father who continues to offer advice when it has been refused many times before. Easter reminds us that life is a gift. Jesus said, ‘I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full’. This isn’t something that I can earn or buy, it is a gift we choose to receive. There are many adverts that tell us what we ‘must have’ to make our lives more complete but perhaps this Easter you would consider whether Jesus should be our Easter ‘must have’? He can be found at a church near you! Copy deadline for the next edition is Tuesday 5th March


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Lemon Chicken with Tabbouleh This is a great way to turn simple and very economical chicken portions into a delicious Mediterranean-style supper. If you have time, make the tabbouleh a few hours in advance to let the flavours fully develop. Ingredients: 1 lemon, thinly sliced 4 large chicken thigh portions (or 8 small thigh portions) 4 tbsp olive oil 3 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsp clear honey, warmed 225g bulgar wheat (see tip) � cucumber, finely diced 4 spring onions, trimmed and finely chopped 2 tbsp fresh chopped mint 2 tbsp fresh chopped coriander Salt and freshly ground black pepper

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TIP: Bulgar wheat is a type of wheat grain that has been parboiled, dried then finely crushed. It is similar to couscous but has more texture and bite. You’ll find it in most large supermarkets or health food shops. Serves 4 & Ready in 45 mins

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RYEDALE • MARCH 2013 • ISSUE 86 1. Preheat the oven to 190C, 375F, Gas 5. Push a lemon slice under the skin of each chicken thigh. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a frying pan and fry the chicken over a medium-high heat until golden brown all over. Transfer to a shallow roasting tin and arrange the rest of the lemon slices around the chicken. 2. Mix together 1 tbsp of the lemon juice with the honey and pour over the chicken. Roast for 20-25 minutes until cooked through. 3. Meanwhile, place the bulgar wheat into a bowl and pour over enough boiling water to cover. Leave for 30 minutes until grains are soft. Stir well and drain off any excess water. 4. Stir in the rest of the olive oil and lemon juice and season with plenty of salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add the cucumber, spring onions, mint and coriander and mix well. Serve the hot roast chicken on the tabbouleh with any juices from the roasting tin poured over.

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It has been a hectic time for the volunteers at Ryedale Dog Rescue, with more and more dogs needing our help. Unlike some rescues we will never turn a dog down because of their breed and regularly rescue the harder to re-home dogs such as Staffordshire Bull Terriers and Rottweilers. We have always been able to find them loving family forever homes. There are many ways you can help Ryedale Dog Rescue, either by volunteering your time to fundraise for us, donating or simply helping us to promote our work. If you would like to help in any way please contact us on 07581324153 or visit our website Have you bought your 2013 calendar yet - If not why not buy a Ryedale Dog Rescue Calendar, featuring dogs that we have re-homed. It only costs £6 which goes towards looking after the dogs in our care. 34 •

Dog of the month:


...a handsome red Staffie. Jasper has been in kennels a long time now, originally he came in with a female Staffordshire Bull Terrier who was re-homed quite quickly from the council pound. Jasper has lost everything and yet he remains a friendly, loving dog, full of enthusiasm for life. If you can see beyond the ‘Staffie’ label then you will see an extremely good looking, friendly, active dog just waiting to be your best friend for life. Jasper is castrated, vaccinated, friendly, handsome and playful. If you are interested in adopting Jasper please contact Rosie at Ryedale Dog Rescue on 07581324153.

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easter Weekend FUn Friday 29 March to Monday 1 April 2013

Traditional Easter Fair | Themed Woodland Trail | ‘Meet’ Molly the Rabbit | Face Painting | ‘Lamb National’ Sheep Racing | Sheepdog Displays | Children’s Illustrated Trail Booklet | Adventure Playground All activities included in the admission price. Open daily from 10am. Telephone 01653 648333 Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA

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Support your local museum

Beck Isle Museum in Pickering is our community museum charting our local history with a fantastic range of exhibits and treasures covering the lives and customs of Ryedale people. Enthusiastic local volunteers bring history to life in the museum on special rural craft exhibition days where you can see letterpress printing, blacksmithing, rag rugging, lacemaking, butter making and many many more. There are displays of model carts, vehicles and steam engines alongside specialist rooms like the Victorian pharmacy and schoolroom. Have a look at the new Beck Isle website www. . There is so much to celebrate and why not take advantage of the special residents half price offer and make time in 2013 to visit. More details of events at the museum can be found in the events listings on page 55.

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At the cinema OZ – THE GREAT AND POWERFUL Released 8th March When a small-time magician lands in Oz he thinks he has hit the jackpot, until he meets 3 witches who are not convinced he is the Wizard they have been expecting. He reluctantly becomes drawn into the problems facing the people of Oz and is forced to save them from evil.

THE CROODS 3D Released 22 March The pre-historic Croods are the worlds first family hiding from danger in a cave. When the cave that shields them is destroyed 38 •

they embark on a journey of adventure across a spectacular landscape in a world of fantastic creatures and their outlook is changed forever.

GI JOE RETALIATION Release date 29 March When a villain disguised as the President has the GI Joes framed as traitors and executed, the remaining Joes have no option but to seek revenge.

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Ryedale Walking Group We are a well established walking group with over 60 members and are affiliated to the Ramblers Association. Walks are organised regularly throughout the year. Most weekend walks are between 5 and 12 miles and in the summer there are weekday evening walks too. Come join us! We are always happy to welcome new members. To join, we have an annual Here are a selection of some of the walks membership fee of £5 to cover insurance and we have coming up: expenses. 3 March - Ribblehead -10miles (challenging) As well as keeping fit, the social side of our group is important too! We often visit tearooms, pubs, 16 March - Coxwold - 8.25miles (moderate) fish & chip shops, look in churches and at anything 6 April - Newton-on-Rawcliffe - 9miles of architectural interest. (moderate) Also, all our members enjoy a 10% discount at 11 April - Thornton-le-Dale - 5miles (easy) local walking shops. 21 April - Ingleborough - 11.5miles Full details of our programme can be found on our (challenging) website at or email, or telephone 24 April - Ryton - 4.75miles (easy) 01751 476380 • 01653 658776 • 39

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ocus Fireplaces have long been recognized as the area’s premier fireplace experts and specialists. Their large showroom features a selection of fires, stoves and fireplaces for all types of homes. Nothing beats a real fire and the benefits of wood-burning stoves are becoming more and more recognised. Focus display a wide choice of stoves (including Defra approved) and their installers have the experience and HETAS qualifications to install these appliances. For those wanting the appearance of a stove but with less effort involved: there are also gas and electric versions available that can be seen on live display in their showroom. York has an abundance of period properties and as manufacturers, Focus Fireplaces offer a wide choice from their portfolio of traditional stone, timber and painted fire surrounds. Recent years however, have seen contemporary fireplaces become more popular and Focus can tempt customers with stunning designs in black glass and chrome. Many of the fireplaces are manufactured in a

petite size so that studio or retirement apartments can benefit from the focal point that a fireplace creates. In addition to this, there are various contemporary hang on the wall fires available in gas and electric options. With the increase in fuel prices there has been a shift towards installing more efficient gas fires. Focus Fireplaces have several of these on live display. The friendly and knowledgeable staff have literally decades of experience in imparting the technical help essential in choosing a new fireplace. Focus Fireplaces Ltd are situated just after Deans garden centre on Stockton Lane, less than a mile from Monks Cross. Open Mon - Sat. Tel: 01904 400525

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e always welcomes people who are willing to foster our dogs until we find them a forever home. If anyone is interested, this is so worthwhile. Please contact us and if we have a dog suitable to your life style we would love to have you care for them until they find their forever home. Our charity depends entirely on donations and the Pickering and Malton branch have lots of events coming up, keep a look out to see how you can get involved! Donations and volunteers and anyone to help with the catering at the Auction please contact Kate from the Pickering & Malton branch on 01751 473245 or



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RYEDALE • MARCH 2013 • ISSUE 86 a tender abdomen, drooling, excitability and incoordination Seek veterinary attention in this case, with treatment the chances of recovery are good.

The pellets are usually bright blue so can be recognised in the ground.


We frequently see animals that have eaten rat poison, which stops the affected animal clotting their blood. Signs may not be seen for several days after eating the poison but can be severe – anaemia and internal haemorrhage. If you think your dog may have eaten poison bringing the animals to the surgery promptly so that we can make them vomit will prevent them absorbing it. If you have it, bring the details of the rat poison with you. Those that are affected need treatment with vitamin k to help them to clot. The modern rat poisons can last in the system for several weeks so affected animals need treatment for this duration. Signs of poisoning include weakness, lethargy, pale gums and breathing difficulty. If using rat poison make sure it is contained in appropriate boxes to stop other animals getting to it.

Daffodil bulbs can cause vomiting diarrhoea and abdominal tenderness if consumed due to a number of toxins which can be found in all parts of the plant but are particularly concentrated in the bulb. Mild cases can be seen if the water in which the cut flowers are standing in is drunk. Affected animals may need treatment but will recover.

Slug Pellets If you have pets please don’t use slug pellets in your garden, as well as being toxic to wildlife like hedgehogs (which are effective slug controllers) they are very toxic to cats and dogs which often show signs within 30mins of consuming slug bait. Affected animals should be treated as soon as possible and in severe cases treatment needs to be very aggressive. Signs of poisoning include muscle tremors or twitching, panting and breathing difficulties.

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tart with a little self-restraint. Whether from catalogues or at the garden centre, it’s all too easy to buy enough flower seed to fill a tennis court when you have an average-sized garden, or enough veg seed for a family twice the size of your own. Make a list of what you actually need and put a limit on how many un-planned purchases you’ll allow yourself. Think about sharing. Each packet of seed often contains tens or even hundreds of seeds, so why not agree to swap a few with friends and relatives. This will not only save you money, but will also maximise the range of plants you can grow without increasing your outlay. Don’t be tempted to sow too many seeds at one time. By sowing little and often you’ll maximise flower time of annual flowers and cropping time for vegetables and herbs. It also means that if the conditions are not right for germination on one occasion, all is not lost. Don’t forget that you may not need to buy what you want. Some plants can be reliably raised from seed collected from your own garden and don’t forget to ask friends and neighbours too. Make sure you only collect from healthy plants however and make sure they are ready and ripe – seed harvested too early will not be fully mature and won’t germinate. Some seeds, especially those labelled as ‘F1’, will produce flowers whose seeds will not ‘come

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true’ - this means that the offspring will not be the same as the original plant and will often be less productive. As well as ensuring the seed is ripe, try to harvest it when the plants and the weather are dry, remove any bits of plant debris that are attached to the seed and allow the seed to dry off naturally. Letting them become too warm or too cold can soon kill off seeds. If you can’t sow the seeds straight away, make sure you store them, well labelled, in a cool, dry place. Old film containers or tightly sealed lunch boxes work well, especially if you pop a sachet or two of silica gel into the containers. Store them in the veg box of your fridge.

Seeds do best if not sown too closely, and by sowing thinly you’ll also save yourself time and money. A small heated or even un-heated propagator can often end up saving you money as you can reliably raise a far wider range of plants from seed. There are many types available now, but make sure you choose one which is sturdily built and has proper ventilation in the clear plastic lid, otherwise seedlings may die on hot days. We stock some of the lovely UK-made Stewart propagators at www. including a simple window

sill propagator which, unlike many others, fits perfectly on most window sills without protruding. Seeds do best if not sown too closely, and by sowing thinly you’ll also save yourself time and money. Wider spacing makes for less thinning out but if you do have to thin out a bit, remember that most seedlings will perform well if looked after properly. Many herbaceous perennials can successfully be divided into several new plants. Indeed most herbaceous plants do better when occasionally divided as the plant does not become so congested and you can dispose of the grotty bits and plant the good sections into fresh soil. Many plants are also easily propagated from cuttings, and over the next few weeks, you could get some great cuttings from summer favourites such as fuchsias for virtually no cost at all. They’ll be flowering later this year too. Rhubarb crowns benefit from division every five or so years. March and April are generally the best months to do this. My favourite rhubarb, ‘Valentine’ has been grown from lovely crowns in a friend’s father’s garden. Visit and sign up for ‘Grow Your Own with Pippa Greenwood’ where you can choose from a fantastic selection of vegetables for planting AND receive an email each week telling you all you need to know to ensure great results – from just £29. You can also sign up for Pippa’s newsletter and receive a free ebook on organic gardening, and buy Nemaslug and other garden products.

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Ella... ...on YouTube The other week, my dad was having trouble fixing the old family computer, and, after having spent several frustrating hours scouring a complicated manual, he eventually opted to Google the problem… and quickly found a YouTube video perfectly explaining exactly what had gone wrong and how to fix it in less than five minutes. YouTube is a website which has gained a reputation of being a place to waste time online watching silly (although admittedly hilarious) videos of babies, cats, and people falling over, like some kind of cheap shop full of tacky rubbish you don’t need, but still sort of want. However, looking past all of the lyric videos and ‘Gangnam style’ parodies, the place can really be a goldmine of worthwhile information. It’s possible to find a video explaining anything, whether or not you wanted to know it, from solving a Rubik’s cube to differential equations and from the best ways to redesign a room to how to tie your shoelaces onehanded, (I kid you not, this is honestly possible). The site is genuinely huge, and the statistics are on a monumental scale; 72 hours worth of video are uploaded per minute, and over 4 billion hours of video are watched each month. You couldn’t watch all of YouTube in a lifetime. You couldn’t watch all of YouTube in ten lifetimes. But the percentage of uploaded videos which is actually functional and effective information or tutorials is astounding. An example; A couple of summers ago I got a guitar, and learned to play it relatively well without ever having had an actual lesson, and using purely the Internet and a little time. This was mostly achieved using the vast array of ‘guitar for beginners’ YouTube videos, which explain and demonstrate everything from the very beginning of ‘How to Hold Your Guitar’. YouTube is also disturbingly what is getting me through my A level biology, with serious help from a series of educational videos called ‘Crash Course’, where each video is a fully structured lesson. It’s the first place I go if I don’t understand homework, or want to understand more. The possibilities are almost endless; you could even learn ancient history on the same channel in your spare time – that is, if you’re not watching cat videos.


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Creature Comforts ‘Hang spring –cleaning!’ cries Mole in Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows. The critters are emerging from hibernation, and so are we. We’ve picked a selection of the best novels where animals are calling the shots. What better way to welcome in the warmer weather, than with some tales from the riverbank… and beyond?

Watership Down Richard Adams

Fiver can sense impending doom. Something very bad is coming to the rabbit warren and fleeing is the only way to save the clan. His brother Hazel knows that Fiver is never wrong and so they embark on the journey of a lifetime to find sanctuary at Watership Down. Crammed full of amazing rabbit folklore, myths, legends and even their own language of ‘Lapine’, we become totally immersed in Fiver and Hazel’s world, carried along on this amazing and perilous journey across southern England. Is that ‘Bright Eyes’ I can hear?

War Horse

Michael Morpurgo Based on the true story of a horse named ‘Warrior’, War Horse follows the tale of Joey, a young mount who is sold to the cavalry for service in the First World War and the attempts of his previous owner Albert to bring him home safely. But Albert isn’t old enough to enlist and so sets off under his own steam to try and find his beloved Joey. It’s an amazing story of bravery and friendship, set against the bloodiest of backdrops and you can’t help but gallop alongside the intrepid pair.

Animal Farm George Orwell

Originally subtitled ‘A Fairy Story’, this was Orwell’s allegory for events leading up to the Russian Revolution and not a light and fluffy bedtime story for children after all. It tackles greed and corruption, injustice and pig-ignorance, if you’ll pardon the pun. Revolution is in the air at Manor Farm when the drunken layabout of a farmer, Mr Jones, forgets to feed his animals. Pigs Napoleon and Snowball 50 •

lead the rebellion and bring power to all those on four legs. But in time, the uprising takes an unexpected downturn. Remember: ‘All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others’.

White Fang Jack London

Set in Canada during the gold rush at the end of the 1800s, White Fang is the story of a half dog-half wolf hybrid puppy and his attempts to find his place in the world. It’s an epic story of survival, with White Fang struggling against the violent backdrop of the Yukon Territory and then the equally menacing and threatening life that awaits him as he is adopted by American Indian Grey Beaver and attempts to live as a domesticated canine. White Fang’s new life is just as brutal, as he fails to be accepted by other young dogs and so reverts to being the ‘lone wolf’, detached and isolated in the frozen wastelands.

The Art of Racing in the Rain Garth Stein

Another dog has his day now and this time it’s Enzo who wants to be reincarnated as a human; he believes in the Mongolian legend that a dog ‘who is prepared’ will come back as a man. Enzo already feels human - he watches television and listens carefully to everything his master, racing driver Denny Swift, tells him. Through watching and listening, Enzo has gleaned that his human family is in trouble and he must do everything in his power to fix them. ‘Heart-warming’ doesn’t come close. For everyone who ever thought of their dog as the fifth member of their family, Enzo’s story of his humans will have you reaching for the tissues before the novel is finished. Copy deadline for the next edition is Tuesday 5th March


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Malton’s Award Winning Food Lovers Market Sat 9 March 2012 (10am – 3pm) * Free Entry * Free Parking

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ver the last 18 months we have been treated to quarterly mini food festivals in the Milton Rooms with local suppliers and retailers, music and cookery demonstrations. Being indoors has made the markets comfortable for both shoppers and traders and has meant that their popularity has increased hugely over the year. In fact, the market has become so popular that capacity has been reached for both traders and visitors. In order to cope with the demand for local Yorkshire produce and retailers in the area, during 2013 there will be a monthly Food Lovers Market which will run alongside the existing weekly Saturday market, the normal monthly farmers market and an annual food festival. The Food Lovers Market, which will run on the second Saturday of every month, will focus on quality and be dedicated to Yorkshire producers.

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Norton Laundry & Dry Cleaners Your Complete Laundry Service BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE on Dry Cleaning* There will be indoor and outdoor sections to accommodate the huge range of local food retailers available, along with street food to help with your energy levels whilst shopping! A dedicated theme each month with music will add to the festival atmosphere and a free tasting table, run by a producer or supplier celebrating the theme, gives you an opportunity to try something new. The first market on Saturday 9th March will celebrate Easter. Find something special for Mother’s Day - the following day! - and pick up your chocolate eggs and Simnel cakes as well as other seasonal goodies. Visit The Milton Rooms in Malton for the first of many exciting Food Lovers Markets and sample the best food and drink in the area.

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23 March ‘Songs from the Shows’

A concert by the Chanticleer Singers. Trinity Methodist Church, Norton, 7.30pm. Tickets Adults £7, Students & Children Free. Proceeds in aid of Action for Children. Refreshments served.

20 January - 31 March Highlights of the Harrison Collection

Discover the forgotten essential artefacts, gadgets, and keepsakes that were part of everyday life in the past.

29 March - 1 April Easter Weekend

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WEA PICKERING 8 March Friday Talk

8 March

Prof. Nicky Milner (Dept. of Archaeology, University of York). “Excavations at the Mesolithic site of Star Carr, Seamer; past, present, and future.” at 7.30 pm. Held at the Friends Meeting House, Castlegate, Pickering. There is no fee but a donation of £2 will help to cover costs.

23 March Saturday Day Class

Tutor: Dr. Robert Wright. A History of Archaeology - the key stages in the development of this discipline. 10 am - 4pm at the Memorial Hall, Mill Suite, Potter Hill, Pickering. Fees: £20. Day schools must be booked in advance. Contact David Clark, 01751 476118, email jdsclark@, £2 will help to cover costs.

A Blooming Great Tea Party

Coffee morning in aid of Marie Curie. Flower arrangements, plant and cake stalls. Haxby Methodist Church Hall 10am - 12pm.

12 March

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Talk by John Foxton, Manager Castle Howard Garden Centre. Wigginton Recreation Hall 7.30pm. Visitors welcome £5.

9 April Black is Back

Flower arranging demonstration by Susie March & Christine Hinchcliffe. Wigginton Recreation Hall 7.30pm. Visitors welcome £5. Contact Joy White for details: 01904 765676.

Malton Community Sports Centre, 2 4pm & 5 - 7pm

2 March Coffee Morning

At the Talbot Hotel , 10 a.m. to 12.00 noon. All proceeds to RNLI.


Pickering Infants School Tickets please contact Kate on 01751 473245.

12 April Charity Auction

Pickering Memorial Hall, Tickets are £3 including refreshments (children free). Some funfilled events to help raise money for abandoned and unwanted dogs in the local area. www.yorkshire-coast-dog-rescue. com. T: 07583 269614

SHERIFF HUTTON JUMBLIES 10 March Second Hand Book Sale

Looking Forward to Spring

In aid of Chanticleer Singers, 11am to 3pm at Sheriff Hutton Village Hall.


The Friends Meeting House, Malton at 10am-4pm.




21 March

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

16 March Passiontide & Easter

7.30pm, Chapel of the Bar Convent in York. T: 01904 643238.

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23 March

Pickering Memorial Hall

Spring, Gift and Craft Fair

Starts at 7.30pm. This exciting new acoustic project playing an eclectic mix of soul, pop, folk and jazz includes Snake Davis (saxophonist with Eurythmics and M People), Dave Bowie (double bass) and Mark Creswell (acoustic guitars) from The Suspicions and wonderful world-class singer Helen Watson. No drums. Just voice, saxophone and a pulsing engine room of double bass and guitar. Fun, accessible and very musical, Burden of Paradise's unique interpretations of evocative songs from Dylan to Dowland to Billie Holiday are spell-binding. “He doesn't mess about.” - The Guardian “Snake is a joy to work along side. His musical skills have no limit, in fact he is as free as a bird.” - Dave Stewart (Eurythmics). Tickets £12/£8 under 16’s from TV house Pickering; TIC Pickering: 01751 473791 or visit

10am – 4pm. Free admission. Refreshments available.

29 March - 5 April Pickwick Painters Easter Art Exhibition Runs from 10am - 5pm daily. Refreshments tea/coffee and home made cakes will also be available. Local artists Amanda Pickles and Penny Wicks are hosting their 7th annual art exhibition this Easter with an abundance of new and exciting creations. There will be over 100 brand new exhibits ranging from vibrant acrylics and tasteful watercolours, to batiks, silk painting, mixed media, felt-work, glass painting and more.

Inspiration stems from their outdoor painting sessions during the summer all over North Yorkshire, and from music and everyday life. Colour and texture play an important role in everything Amanda and Penny work on be it large or small, and each piece is an expression of their passion for art. There will also be naked art on show (that is unframed), as well as cards and prints.



29 March – 1 April

Daffodil Dance

Easter Fair & Lamb National

In aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care starts 7.45pm – 11.30pm. At Ryedale Indoor Bowls and Leisure Centre, Scarborough Road, Norton. A mix of popular ballroom dances, with modern and old time; latin; some sequence & a bit of jive and rock'n'roll! Dress code is Smart. And the theme is 'wear a spring flower' if you wish! Tickets: £5 on the door. To book icontact Pat and Barrie 01653 694431 or bpelener@hotmail.

Traditional Easter fair with vintage rides, sweet stall, face painters and more. Meet Molly the Rabbit and take part in our Easter trail around the wonderful new woodland pahs. New for 2013 is the Lamb National! An entertaining and thrilling display of racing sheep! And as if thats not enough there will also be sheepdog demonstrations from the amazing Bob Hogg's Sheepdog Displays throughout the days. Starts10am-4pm each day.

MALTON & NORTON RAILWAY CLUB 2, 9, 16 & 23 March Musical Evening

Saturday nights - Live music entertainment at 8.30pm.

4, 11, 18 & 25 March Local Charity Bingo

Monday nights at 7.30pm.

6, 13, 20 & 27 March Whist Drive

31 March - 1 April Easter Courtyard Craft and Produce Markets

19 March Quiz Night at 8pm

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16 March

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Marie Curie & St John the Baptist Church Yedingham

In Aid of Malton & Norton District Soroptomists to support local charities at Trinity Methodist Church, Commercial St, Norton at 7.30pm

In Aid of ‘The Haven’ Breat Cancer Care Charity

To be held at the Providence Inn, Yedingham at 7pm. Raffle will be drawn on the night - 1st prize vacuum cleaner; 2nd prize meal voucher for 2; 3rd prize Garden Centre Voucher; 4th prize Meat Voucher & chocolates, wine. A Pie & Pea Supper will be provided.

Tickets at £8 and available from Malton Tourist Information Centre (in the library) An eclectic mix of pop, folk, gospel and show tunes from local ladies choir Harmonia.

Rebecca’s Open Studio and Sale of Batik Pictures, Scarves, Ties, Cards & Leather Work. From 10am to 4pm, at The Yorkshire Wolds Gallery, YO12 4TF. 2 miles south of Staxton on B1249 Driffield Road. Contact Rebecca: 07827684507 or email info@rebeccabatiksilks. for more details.

BECK ISLE MUSEUM 29 March - 1 April Easter Egg Trail

Starts 10am - 3.30pm.

HELMSLEY ARTS CENTRE Tel : 01439 771700 1 March Farm Boy By Michael Morpurgo

A moving account of the changing face of the English countryside.

2 March Hoagy, Hornpipes, Handel And Hoedown 4 March Helmsley Decorative And Fine Arts Society Presents A Lecture By Dr Neil Faulkner. Free for members or £10, contact Emma Bradford: 01845 523766.

8 March The Rape Queen

A gripping Courtroom Drama.

9 March Iolanthe

Aireborough Gilbert & Sullivan Society Present

10 March Wildlife Around Helmsley Through The Eyes Of An Artist 12 March Jonathan Pomroy Exhibition Opens 56 •

15 – 16 March 1812 Youth Theatre Presents The Canterbury Tales 17 March A Cello & Piano Recital 21 March People - A New Play By Alan Bennett 22 March The Chanticleers In Concert ...who Could Ask For Anything More? Songs from the great Musical Theatre canon. Led by Musical Director Jane Sturmheit.

23 - 24 March Weekend of Jazz

23 March – 2pm – 5pm ‘Ryedale Jazz’. 7pm – 9.30pm ‘Jazz in words & music’. 24 March - 11am – 12pm ‘Ron Burdett’s 6 Piece Mardi Gras Band’. 12. 30 - 2pm’ Mardi Gras Lunchtime Special’.

27 March Madama Butterfly

Opera Australia Presents A Screening Of Madama Butterfly

29 March The Helmsley Collection Reunion Show

Celebrating the last ten years of successful music making.

31 March Easter Crafts Day Starts 12pm - 3pm.

11 April Dinosaur Fossil Day

Starts 10am - 3.30pm. For more information regarding any of the events at the museum itself, contact 01751 473653 or visit uk

WORLD BOOK NIGHT 7 March Ryedale Book Festival

invites you to celebrate World Book Night at 7 pm at The Old Lodge, Malton. Bring along a favourite book to recommend or listen to others sharing theirs. If there's time they may be a literary quiz. A perfect evening for book lovers of all genres to get together for a friendly and informal evening.


10.30am – 1.30pm Hovingham Village Hall.

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Outermost (7) Six sided objects (5) Turn (5) Woman’s holdall (7) Media notice (13) Relaxed (6) Idiotic (6) Exhibition (13) Not quietest (7) Very angry (5) Perfume (5) Meals (7)

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Robbers (7) Amusement (13) Racial group (6) Deep thought (13) Religious text (5) Seen (7) Hugs (7) Not public (7) Commented (6) Small rodent (5) Requirements (5)

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ACTIVITIES & HOBBIES CELL GROUPS Meet Mondays at various venues to share fellowship and to explore the Christian Faith. Our members come from Malton across to Hovingham. Meet socially and enjoy walks and meals together. Contact Kate Giles: 01653 628739 or Tim & Clare Rowe: 01653 628555.

CLAXTON & SAND HUTTON KNIT AND NATTER GROUP Meet in the village hall on 1st Monday of each month 10am to 12pm. No charge for meetings or tuition. Contact Rachel: 07970956022.

CONNECTIONS CRAFT CLUB Meet every Wednesday in term time 1.30 - 3.30pm rear of Methodist Church, Pickering. For women - all levels of experience. Contact Ruth: 01751 474291.

DERWENT DIGGERS GARDENING CLUB Social gardening in Malton, Norton & surrounding area. Meetings held on the 1st Monday of each month at the Trinity Methodist Church in Norton. Membership: £7pp per year or £10 for two people living at the same address. Contact: 01653 697845

EMBROIDERERS’ GUILD RYEDALE BRANCH Meet at Wrelton Village Hall on the last Saturday of the month. (Except Aug and Dec). 10am workshop and at 2pm business meeting and a speaker. Coffee and tea are provided but bring packed lunches. Open to visitors at £5. Don’t have to be an expert to join. Contact Janet: 01751 473875.




3rd Saturday of each month in Middleton village hall from 10am - 3 pm. Take up this craft or if you’re already a lacemaker - join us. Contact Irene: 01757 288656

PEEMS meets 1st Wednesday (except January) at 7pm in the WRVS Centre in Hungate, Pickering. Visitors are always welcome. Contact: 01751 474291 or visit

MALTON & DISTRICT CAMERA PICKERING SCRABBLE CLUB CLUB Every other Friday, 7pm at Ryedale Indoor Bowling Club, Norton. Yearly program is split into two halves Sept to Dec and Jan to July with events and exhibitions taking place through the summer months. Welcome anyone with an interest in photography. Contact: 01653 619181 or 01653 628982 or www.maltoncameraclub.

MALTON & DISTRICT FLOWER CLUB 3rd Tuesday of the month at 2pm. Old Malton Memorial Hall. Flower arranging demonstrations, workshops,talks, outings. New members welcome. Contact Maggie, Secretary: 01653 698741.

MARTON & NORMANBY GARDENING CLUB Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month in Marton & District Village Hall, Marton at 7.30pm. Programme of speakers, visits and annual Produce Show in August. Monthly competition for the Cross Cup. Discounts on orders above £10 with six local plant and garden centres. Contact: 01751 433105.

MALTON BRIDGE CLUB Wednesdays at 7.15pm at Ryedale Indoor Bowls Club. Contact: 01653 693501 or 01653 693553.


Meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month (except August) at 7.30pm in Wigginton Recreation Hall. Welcome new members and visitors to join us for flower arranging demonstrations, workshops, talks and practice classes. Contact Joy White: 01904 765676.

Meet at the Methodist Church Rooms, Saville Street, Malton on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month (excluding January and July). From 7.30 to 9.30pm. Interests are wide ranging including patchwork, quilting, beading and needlecraft. Welcome all abilities. Contact Mary: 01653 694445.



Home to youth groups, X:Talk, Young at Heart Lunch Club, Quiz Nights and Debt Advice. For more information on any of the activities at Hope Central, please e-mail or phone (01653) 697796. www.elimryedale. net or

KIRKBYMOORSIDE & DISTRICT CAMERA CLUB 1st and 3rd Thursday at 7.30pm. British Legion Club, Shaw Lane, Kirkbymoorside. All abilities & experience welcome. Contact:

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Meet at the Forest & Vale Hotel for lunch and a speaker once a month. Contact Cath Taylor: 01653 692601.

PICKERING & DISTRICT FLOWER GROUP Meet 4th Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm in the WRVS Hungate Centre. Join for flower arranging demonstrations, workshops, practice classes and outings. Welcome new members or come as a guest. Contact Val: 01751 472902


Meet every Thursday at 2pm at Crossways Hotel in Pickering. Contact Wendy: 01751 475412

POTTER HILL CINEMA No admission charge - donations towards expenses welcome, Potter Hill Chapel, Pickering, Every 3rd Monday - 2pm, Family Cinema, every 1st Sat - 6.30pm, Teen Cinema, every 3rd Sat - 7pm. Contact: 01751 474291 or visit


Ages 11years plus. Meet Weds at 7 9pm, In the Hall, Potter Hill Chapel, Pickering. Snooker, pool, table tennis, DVDs, crafts, jamming. Have fun, make new friends, play music. Contact Ruth: 01751 474291.

RYEDALE CROQUET At Ryedale Sports Club, Thornton Road, Pickering. Play Short Lawn Croquet, Mixed Association and Golf Croquet April to end of September. Mon + Tues, 2-5pm & Wednesdays, 2-8pm. Contact: 01653 694595.

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. Contact Alison Lawson: 01751 472827 or Frank Rock: 01751 477 484.

pool see website for dates. Contact: 07528409332 or www.

RYEDALE MEN TOGETHER Informal group of men 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 welcome. Contact: 01944 758807 or eddie.

RYEDALE SCOTTISH DANCE GROUP Meet every Wednesday in the parish hall, Hallgarth, Pickering from 7.30 – 9.30pm. £1.50 which includes a drink and a biscuit. You don’t need any special equipment, or even a partner, all levels of fitness. Beginners especially welcome. Contact Sheila: 01751 473924

VALE OF PICKERING ART CLUB Beginners and interested nonpainters welcome! Meetings at Memorial Hall on 2nd Thursday of each month, 7-9pm. Annual membership - £15 includes the right to show work at the prestigious and highly successful Annual Exhibition in September. We have two different one day workshops and four outdoor painting days per year and Monday evening practical sessions. Contact Renee: 01751 431834

THORNTON LE DALE SCRABBLE CLUB Meets on Tuesday afternoons at 2pm at The Institute in Thornton le Dale. Contact Wendy: 01751 475412.




Open to residents aged 50+, membership free. Programme of events, 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. Contact Membership Secretary Danny: 01751 474464 or Anna: 01944 759123.

Information and advice for local pensioners help to claim benefits via a dedicated helpline service. Contact: 0845 6030493.

RYEDALE FRIENDSHIP GROUP Meet on the 2nd 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. Contact Peter Ashton: 01751 473715 or Sue Hall: 01751 474181.

RYEDALE NATURIST CLUB Have a fortnightly swim at Ryedale

CANCER INFORMATION & SUPPORT SERVICE 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. Pickering Library and information Centre, The Ropery, Pickering, YO18 8DY. Meet 3rd Tuesday of each month 10.30 till 12.30. Contact: 01723 356060

CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU, RYEDALE Confidential, impartial advice to help solve the problem - no matter what it is. Open Mon, Wed & Fri 9.30 - 12.30, Tue 9.30 - 12.30, Thu 9.30 - 12.30 tel advice and prior appointments only, Wed evening -

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RYEDALE • MARCH 2013 • ISSUE 86 5.30 - 7.30 prior appointments only. Community House, Wentworth Street, Malton & Outreach in Pickering Tues 9.30am - 12.30pm at Pickering Library. Contact: 08444 111444.

Friday evenings, Discos. Contact Pat: 01751 472172.

FRIENDS OF THE CROFT Befriend the residents of its six households in Malton & Norton by providing outings, summer evenings of games, talks and slide shows, as well as presents at Christmas. Meet 3 times a year to organise fundraising activities, and welcome new members. Contact Maureen: 01944 758448.

1st Wednesday of each month at the Old Lodge Hotel, Malton, from 3 -4.30pm, social meeting with guest speaker. 3rd Wed of the month at local restaurant for a lunch. Open to all people with a regard for the RAF, they work towards helping serving & ex-serving members of the RAF, together with their dependants. Contact Secretary, John Paul: 01751 431793



Work from home? Need to get more? Come and meet us at The Yard in Malton - just for the price of a drink. Contact: 07791 598239.

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. Ryedale Carers Support, The Old School, Tinley Garth, Kirby Moorside, York, YO62 6AR, Reg Charity No 1076716. Contact Claire, Annette or Vicky: 01751 432288 or email: chgh@ or visit www.ryedalecarerssupport.

HOME-START RYEDALE Support for families with children under the age of 5. Contact: 01653 693551.

HOPE DEBT ADVICE A FREE, confidential debt advice service. Tel: 01653 692616 to speak to an adviser.

MALTON CANCER INFORMATION & SUPPORT SERVICE Ryedale Community House, Wentworth Street Malton 10.30-12.30 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month. Contact: 01723 356060.

NEXT STEPS Ryedale’s resource centre run for and by people with mental health problems. Provides a friendly, informal atmosphere in which people with a wide range of mental health difficulties, and their carers, can meet together. Contact 01653 690854.

PARKINSON’S DISEASE SOCIETY At Ryedale Support Group. Meets at Community House, Wentworth Street Car Park, Malton 2nd Thursday in each month. 2.15-4pm. Contact: 01653 694251.

RELATE Offer a confidential counselling service for couples and individuals who need help with their relationships, regardless of marital status or sexual orientation. Also offer family therapy, a ‘time to talk’ young person’s service, and sex therapy. Allatt House, 5 West Parade Road, Scarborough YO12 5ED Contact: 0800 9805907.

RYEDALE & DISTRICT MENCAP Monday Club meets afternoons for crafts, leisure activities, outings, etc. Thursday mornings: Yoga, on mats and in wheelchairs. Monthly on


RYEDALE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS BRANCH Support Officer offers information, advice and support. Members monthly newsletter and an annual lunch for everyone. Our Charity Shop on Smiddy Hill in Pickering which holds information. Contact our Support Officer, Mrs Ward: 01653 695310.

RYEDALE SPECIAL FAMILIES Independent charity supporting families of children with disabilities and special need. Objectives are the relief of children and young adults with disabilities and special needs, their families and/or carers, in particular by the provision of information, advice and support service. 121 Town Street, Old Malton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 7HD. Contact: 01653 699000.

RYEDALE TALKING MAGAZINE 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. Contact Val: 01751 476499.

RYEDALE VOLUNTARY ACTION 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. Contact: 01653 600120 or email: or visit www.

SAMARITANS OF SCARBOROUGH Confidential emotional support to anyone in distress or despair or at risk of self harm or suicide. Always available for phone calls and visitors 8am-10pm. Samaritan House, 40 Trafalgar Street West, Scarborough. Contact: 01723 368888 or 08457 90 90 90 or email www.samaritans.

SCARBOROUGH AND RYEDALE CARERS RESOURCE Information about where carers can find help and support. Contact: 01723 850155.

SIGHT SUPPORT RYEDALE Provides activities and support for blind and sight impaired people. Fortnightly social meetings in 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 & provide transport. Contact: 01653 698860 or email sightsupportryedale@btconnect. com or visit


Our volunteers & employees work together to support people in need who might feel lonely & isolated at home, in hospital or in times of crisis. The Hungate Centre, open from 9am to 5pm Mon to Fri. Activities including Wednesday Social Club. Starting at 2pm host various activities. All welcome to join, just £2 per session which includes refreshments.

ENVIRONMENTAL GREEN DRINKS 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. Contact 01653 696748.

NATIONAL TRUST - RYEDALE Meet every month at the Kirkby Misperton Village Hall, presents lectures of common interest. Also holds fund raising events to aid projects for the National Trust. Contact Janet: 01653 693638 or visit ryedalecentre.

PICKERING IN BLOOM Interest in the appearance of the public areas of the town by tending planters and gardens. Meet 7.30pm on 2nd Tuesday of the month at Bar 4, Market Place, Pickering. Contact Eileen: 01751 477799

RYEDALE LETS Local Exchange Trading System (LETS) trade goods and services for points (known as Ryes in Ryedale). Can be traded within the group or with other LETS groups e.g. York or Scarborough. Meet locally for trading sessions, games nights and meals out. Contact Ruth: 01653 694866.

FUNDRAISING MALTON & NORTON HOSPITAL LEAGUE OF FRIENDS Supporting Malton Hospital. Happy to welcome new members. Contact: 01653 698183.




Voluntary Reg Charity 1128983. phone us on - 2pm to 5pm weekdays. Contact: 0845 6044941 or visit

Informal Tea, Chat & History meetings are held on the 1st Sunday of the month, 2 -4pm at Updale Reading Room, Rosedale. Large research archive, internet access, opportunity to find out about your family & local history. Tea and home-made cakes. Contact: 01751 417071 or visit or email rosedalehistory@hotmail.

RYEDALE DOG RESCUE Volunteers in the Ryedale, Scarborough and York areas re-homing all types of dog wherever possible. We pay kennel fees and have foster homes to help long or short-term needs. Help with fund-raising events or adopt a dog or make a donation. Reg Charity no 1117972. Contact: 07581 324153 or visit

YORKSHIRE COAST DOG RESCUE Reg Charity No. 1142941. Rescue & rehome abandoned and unwanted dogs in the area. Help fundraise, join the team or adopt a dog. Contact: 0758 3269614 or visit www.yorkshire-coast-dog-rescue. com.

RYEDALE FAMILY HISTORY GROUP Meetings at various locations in Ryedale on 3rd Wednesday of the month. Visit The Research Room at Hovingham Hall is open every Thursday from 10am to 3pm for family history research with expert help. Contact Janice: 01653 628952

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FRIENDS OF CATHEDRAL MUSIC Support our priceless heritage of cathedral music. Contact local Representative: 01653 618479.

at different venues around Ryedale. New members are always made welcome, whatever their experience. Contact Grahame: 01723 850640 or Jim: 01751 431945.


Open to performers young and old and has staged hundreds of pantos and shows. Contact Chairman, Ian: 07988 740274 or email ian.goring@

MALTON DISTRICT MALE VOICE CHOIR 30 strong voices and a wide repertoire -helped raise money for good causes at many concerts in Ryedale. Meet Fridays 7.45 - 9.30pm in the Methodist Church, Saville Street, Malton. No previous singing experience is necessary but an ability to sing is! Contact Secretary, David: 01944 758693 or Chairman, Tom: 01653 692362.

MALTON WHITE STAR BAND A friendly non-competition band. Practices on Tues and Thurs at 7.45pm in the Bandroom in Old Maltongate. Players of all ages and ability welcome. Instruments may be provided. Contact Bandmaster, Mr Hicks: 01653 693599.

NOMADS PRODUCTIONS 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. Contact Pat: 01653 690350 or visit

PICKERING ACOUSTIC MUSIC Welcomes singers, musicians and listeners who would like to play or listen to folk, blues, jazz, classical or any kind of acoustic music. Fortnightly on Weds 8-11pm. Occasional guest nights with invited artists. Upstairs at The Bay Horse, Market Place, Pickering. All welcome. Contact David: 01751 474696 or Alison: 01751 472827

PICKERING MUSICAL SOCIETY Welcome anyone aged from 8 upwards, visit Contact Linda, Publicity Manager: 01751 471553 or email pickeringmusical

RYEDALE CHORAL Rehearsals at Pickering Methodist Church Rooms, Potter Hill on Fridays 7.30-9.30, from September with summer break. Performances

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voices aged 13 to 70, rehearses weekly throughout term time in Stamford Bridge School. Available for Concerts, Church Services and Weddings. Contact by email: or visit ww.stamfordbridgesingers.btck.

STAPE SILVER BAND Practice Tues and Thurs. Recruiting new and old members wanting to return. Learners Tuition for children and adults available Tuesday 6.307.30pm. Contact Mike, Band Master: 01751 472224.

SWINTON EXCELSIOR BRASS BAND People of all ages and abilities welcome - Practice Mond & Wed 7.30- 9pm, Learners Saturday Night 6- 8pm - Everything is provided, we just ask for your commitment - The Band Room, Middle Street, Swinton. Contact Tracey: 01653 696417 or visit

THE CHANTICLEER SINGERS Malton-based chamber choir of 30 voices. Meet on Wed in term-time at St. Leonard’s church rooms, from 7.30- 9.30 pm to rehearse, and sing 4 - 6 concerts in the local area each year, featuring a wide-ranging repertoire. Vacancy occasionally arises, and the Musical Director is happy to audition people with good singing experience and some sight-reading ability. Contact Musical Director: 01904 706437.

THORNTON LE DALE PLAYERS The Society perform at least one major production each year, usually in November. Those interested in any aspect of amateur dramatics. Contact Mr J Walker: 01751 475001 or Mr G Hunt: 01751 476283.

PLAYGROUPS BARTON LE WILLOWS PLAYGROUP Friday mornings mother & toddlers meet 9.30-11.30am, birth-school age, £2.00 per child. Qualified staff. Contact Catherine: 01653 619304.

BROOKLYN PRE-SCHOOL PLAYGROUP Large indoor & outdoor learning environment. Early Years qualified staff. Good Ofsted report. Value for money fees and free Early years funding for 3 and 4 year olds. Registered for children aged 2 years

to 4 years 11 months. Contact: 07792369468 or 01653 696603.

BULMER TEA & TOTS Meet in Bulmer Village Hall every Tues 10–11.30am. Open to babies/ toddlers/under primary school age with parent/carer (must stay with child in session) £2 per family per session, includes refreshments, lots of activities and lovely toys to play with in a laid back and friendly atmosphere.

CHATTERBOX PLAYGROUP Friendly Qualified Staff, For 2 yrs to school age. Safe outside play area. Ofsted registered. Funding for 3 & 4 yr olds. Opening Times Mon - Fri 9.05 -12.05 Lunch Club twice a week. Village Hall, Barker’s Lane, Snainton. Contact Janet: 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. Contact: 01653 694768.

LANGTON PLAYGROUP Leave your child for 2 hrs of fun, friendly and educational indoor and outdoor play led by a qualified, experienced Play Leader. For 2 & a half to 5 yrs. Sessions run Tues & Thurs in term time from 9- 11am at Langton Primary School. Costs £4 a session payable termly. Contact: Helen: 01653 699667, 07866 819556 or Julie: 01653 658057.

Tues morning from 0 months to playgroup entry. Playgroup sessions from 2 years to school age. Parish Hall, Hallgarth, Pickering, YO18 7AW. Registered Charity Number 1038039. Contact: 07910147095.

POTTER HILL PLAYGROUP Run by qualified, experienced staff, offer 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 Weds 9.30- 11am and Fridays 1.303pm. Rear of Methodist Church, Potter Hill, Pickering. Charity no. 1025256. Contact Helen: 01751 477833.

RILLINGTON PLAYGROUP Rillington Village Hall. Open MonWed 9am -12pm. Thu-Fri 9am-12pm lunchclub 12-12.30pm 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). Ofstead registered, Toddler Group Wed & Fri 9.15-11.15 £1 a session. Contact: 07704 289080.


Through friendship, fun and play we learn together. Ofsted registered good + outstanding. Friendly experienced 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. Contact: 01751 431465 or 07799 727656 email: info@sinnpreschool. or visit: www.sinnpreschool. LEAVENING TODDLER GROUP

Leavening Methodist School Room every Mon during term time at 9-11.30am. For children 0- school age accompanied by their parent/ carer. Come have a play, make things, sing. £1 per family. Contact Paula: 07504821580.

LITTLE STARS STAY & PLAYGROUP Held Wed at 10-11.30am in the back room at Thornton Dale Village Hall. Open to mums with bumps, babies, children aged 0-5 years, their parents and carers. 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. Contact: 01751 474963 or email

MUMS & TOTS Trinity Chapel, Norton. Meets Weds in term time. 9.15- 11.15am. Open to Mums and tots in the area. Contact Carole: 01653 694891.

PICKERING PRE-SCHOOL PLAYGROUP (HALLGARTH) Friendly qualified staff & ofsted registered. Members of PLA. Teddy Bear club on a Fri mornings from birth onwards. Intro session on a

SWINTON PLAYGROUP Happy, friendly, safe environment. Fully trained staff, OFSTED inspected and funded places available. Open term time on Mon & Thu from 9 -12 and on Tue & Wed from 9 -3. Children from 2.5 years to school age are welcome to attend any session. The Reading Rooms, Main Street, Swinton. Contact: 01653 695020 or 07879 834975.

TERRINGTON PRESCHOOL PLAYGROUP A happy caring environment, qualified staff, OFSTED inspected. For children 2 years old to school age. Serving Terrington, Malton and surrounding villages. The Preschool runs on Tue, Wed and Thu from 9:30 to 12:30. Contact Amanda: 01653 619870 or Jenny: 01653 628683.

THORNTON DALE PRESCHOOL Offering places for children from 2 years old to school age. Ofsted registered. Friendly qualified staff. In Thornton Dale School with outdoor play area. Run sessions across the

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RYEDALE • MARCH 2013 • ISSUE 86 week including full day care. Contact Mrs C Payne, Manager: 01751 474345.

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


Contact Jean Leggott: 01751 475093.

SINNINGTON PEOPLE’S GUILD Meet Tuesdays at 7.15pm from Oct to March in Methodist Schoolroom at Sinnington. Friendly ecumenical mixed group of men & women. Varied programme of musical evenings and speakers. Each meeting concludes with a cup of tea and refreshments!

Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers. VALE OF PICKERING PROBUS CLUB Contact Roger: 01653 696789 or 07950 558216. Welcomes new members -retired or semi-retired men with a profes1ST KIRKBYMOORSIDE sional or business background. BROWNIES Meet the 2nd Tuesday of the month Angela: 07976 748299 in Forest & Vale Hotel, Pickering for lunch and a visiting speaker. 1ST NORTON SCOUTS Contact David Billett: 01751 472879. Beavers, Cub Scouts, Scout & Explorers. Contact Ian Appleby: 01653 694900. WEA PICKERING BRANCH Organises courses and day schools 1ST VALE OF PICKERING on a variety of subjects during the SCOUTS daytime and evenings, talks from Beavers, cubs, scouts & explorers. September to March on the second Contact Ray: 01751 476918. Friday of every month at The Friends Meeting House, Castlegate, 2ND NORTON BROWNIES Pickering. Meet at Trinity Methodist Chapel, Contact Rev. David Clark: 01751 Commercial Street, Norton will 476118 or Oulton Walker: 01751 meet on a Thursday 6pm to 7.30pm. 477597.


Meeting in Settrington- Cubs & Scouts. Contact Liz Hinde: 01944 758328


Contact Alison Hutchinson: 07816 847271.


Contact Mererid Hunt: 01653 690992.


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Sandburn Hall, Flaxton. Fri 2-3.30pm / 01904 490440



01653 693682 / www.brooklynjfc. Southgate, Pickering YO18 8BL tel: 01751 473534 Every Mon Quiz from 9.15pm, Every Thu Bingo from 7pm, HESLERTON BOWLING CLUB 01944 738632 Every Sun Bingo from 7pm, Every Sat live entertainment from 9.30pm.


Meet at 2 Welham Road, Norton, YO17 9DP. Sat from 9pm Musical Evenings, Mon from 7.30pm Charity Bingo, Wed from 7.15pm Whist night, contact for monthly Quiz and family fun night. Contact: 01653 698537

RYEDALE U3A (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. Monthly speaker at Kirbymisperton Village Hall.


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Ideal venue for meetings, clubs, dance classes, keep fit classes etc. Charity events welcome at reduced rates. Disabelled access/toilet. Contact Paul: 01751 475825.

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01751 472566 / glloyd@pcxinternet. VILLAGE HALL com Clean, tidy hall for birthday parties, meeting, etc. we are available for PICKERING CRICKET CLUB bookings. Easy parking, functional 01751 475442 / mansfield_glaiskitchen. spacious. £6 ph. Contact Jayne: 01653 618255.

Seniors - 01944 711448 / usherso8@ Juniors - 01653 697724 / york/juniorpikes.cfc.


Thornton Road, Pickering. Tennis - 01751 473101, Croquet - 01653 694595. Cricket - 01751 476924. Table Tennis - 01751 477778. Football 01751 473390

Recently refurbished & central heated hall available for hire for events, parties, meetings, etc. Well sprung wooden floor for exercise and dancing, kitchen & cloakroom facilities, £6 ph. Contact Fiona: 01904 468773.



To hire for parties, meetings, etc. A choice of two rooms or the whole hall, with kitchen/cloakroom facilities. Contact Richard Denton: 01944 758136 or email mrdenton@



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To hire for parties, meetings, celebrations etc. Large bright hall, meeting room, excellent kitchen facilities and cloakrooms. Contact: 01904 468001.

WELBURN VILLAGE HALL Ideal for parties and celebrations, meetings, exhibitions. Large hall and smaller meeting room. Contact Sandy: 01653 619576 or Yvonne: 01653 618610.

WALKING GROUPS RYEDALE WALKING GROUP Affiliated with the Ramblers Association. Walk mostly weekends, locally & beyond. Walks are 5 -12 miles. During summer we have evening walks. Contact: 01751 432868 or www. • 01653 658776 • 61

ACCOUNTANTS Jones Partnership, The......... 21 AERIALS & AUDIO VISUAL ADI Communications........... 47 Aerial Services......................... 13 Poptron..................................... 23 ART GALLERIES & PICTURE FRAMING Norton Print and Frame...... 39 ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES & PLANS Pinfold Building Consultancy. ..................................................... 48 Prospect Design..................... 18 ATTRACTIONS Castle Howard Easter Fun... 35 BATHROOMS Bluewater Bathrooms.......... 15 BEAUTY Be Pampered @ Elaine’s....... 53 BIKES Bike Houses............................. 15 BLINDS Low Blind Price....................... 17 Select Blinds of York............. 22 BUILDERS Eastgate Building Contractors.............................. 12 Rising Builders........................ 23 CAR VALETING Crystal Clean........................... 27 CARE HOMES Alba Rose Care Home.............4 CARPETS Mikes Carpets......................... 17 CARPET CLEANING Kevin Atkinson Carpet Cleaning.................................... 22 CARS & SERVICING BMC Motor Engineers.......... 26 HM Services............................. 26 Lease not Buy.......................... 25 Pure Car Mechanics.............. 25 Revive!....................................... 27 Trek Overland.......................... 27 CHIMNEY SWEEP Allan’s Chimney Sweeping Service....................................... 48 CINEMA Palace Cinema........................ 38 CLEANING SERVICE Ryedale Cleaning Services...... ..................................................... 47 CLOTHING Tots2Teens............................... 29

COMPUTERS Awesome Technologies...... 31 Computer FX........................... 38 Coppins Systems Services....... ..................................................... 27 tKnowIT..................................... 20 Underwood Computer Services........................................8 CRAFTS Little Lamb Wool.................... 29 White Rose Crafts.................. 29 DENTISTS Howardian Dental Practice..... ..................................................... 33 DOG GROOMING Nose 2 Tail Grooming........... 42 DRY CLEANING & LAUNDRY Norton Dry Cleaning............ 53 ELECTRICIANS Haines Electrical..................... 51 Merlin Trading Ltd................. 10 Powerlink Electrical............... 14 ENTERTAINMENT Mikes Entertainment............ 38 EQUINE Station House Vets................ 43 FENCING Acklam Fencing...................... 47 JC Fencing................................ 46 Philip Mason Fencing Contractor................................ 47 Ryedale Fencing..................... 47 Simon Naylor Fencing......... 45 FINANCES Moneywise Financial Solutions................................... 34 Pen Life Chartered Financial Planners.......................................8 FIREPLACES Focus Fireplaces..................... 41 Hovingham Fireplaces......... 14 FOOD & DRINK Castle Howard Farm Shop.. 33 Derventio Wines.................... 32 FUEL K ‘n’ L Hardwood Logs & Kindling..................................... 40 L and P Fuels............................ 40 Norton Joinery Ltd................ 40 FURNITURE & INTERIORS Interiors at Nine to Eleven.....5 GARAGE DOORS Fersina Garage Doors..............9 Hobman Garage Doors....... 22

GARDEN CENTRE Steam & Moorland...................2 GARDENS Economic Landscapes......... 45 Pave-a-way............................... 45 Rock and Stone York Ltd..... 44 GOLF CLUB Kirkbymoorside Golf Club....... ..................................................... 21 GROUNDWORKS GJC Construction & Groundworks.......................... 47 Minster Groundworks.......... 44 Chesterton Surfacing........... 51 HAIRDRESSING Grade 1 Barbers...................... 52 HEALTH Gaia Holistix............................. 53 Ryedale Physiotherapy Clinic. ..................................................... 53 Slimming world...................... 36 Stuart Moore Foot Health... 52 JOINERY Acorn Lofts & Joinery........... 51 Bike Houses............................. 15 Hewison Joinery.................... 15 S Elvidge Joinery.................... 16 KITCHENS & BEDROOMS Coopers of Pickering............ 14 Dream Doors Ltd......................9 Instyle Kitchens ..................... 11 MARKETS Castle Howard Market......... 33 Hovingham Village Market..... ..................................................... 28 MOBILITY MV Mobility............................. 30 NURSERIES & CHILDCARE Flaxton Village Nursery....... 32 OPTICIANS Specsavers Opticians........... 37 PAINTERS & DECORATORS Decorators of Distinction... 40 RM Decorators........................ 22 Westgate Painters & Decorators............................... 10 PETS Happy Paws Boarding.......... 43 Nose 2 Tail Grooming........... 42 Station House Vets................ 43 PHOTOGRAPHY Alex Yoxall Photography..... 20

PLASTERING Ian Townley Plasterers......... 51 Ian’s Plastering Service........ 48 PLUMBING & HEATING Ecotech Solutions UK Ltd... 19 Gemma Lonsdale Gas Servicing................................... 46 Greenley and Ware Plumbing. ..................................................... 16 HC Engineering Ltd.............. 19 Michael Magson Ltd............. 40 OJ Gas Services...................... 12 Paul Chaplow Plumbing & Heating.........................................8 Smart-Flo Ltd.......................... 48 PLUMBING - GENERAL Plumbing Plus......................... 23 PROPERTY MAINTENANCE D Walker Domestic Handyman............................... 23 Handy Man Hewson............. 47 RENEWABLE ENERGY Ecotech Solutions UK Ltd... 13 Michael Magson Ltd............. 40 Peak Power Systems............. 49 ROOFING & GUTTERING Christian Baker Roofer......... 46 Fersina..........................................9 Pickering Flat Roof Company. ..................................................... 22 Ryedale Roofline.................... 10 Will Waltham Rooflines........ 17 SCRAP METAL P Farrow & Sons...................... 30 SURVEYORS Pinfold Building Consultancy. ..................................................... 48 TILES Direct Tile Importers............. 24 Zenki Tile & Interior............... 10 TRAVEL Perrys Travel...............................6 WEBSITE DESIGN Web Site Made Easy Ltd...... 21 WINDOW CLEANING A Touch of Glass..................... 10 WINDOWS Dales Windows....................... 49 Fersina Windows.................... 64 Proline Windows ......................3 Protech Windows................... 19 Window Distribution Ltd.... 13 Window Fixer.......................... 46


CROSSWORD: Across: 1 Extreme, 5 Cubes, 8 Twist, 9 Handbag, 10 Advertisement, 11 Casual, 12 Stupid, 15 Demonstration, 18 Loudest, 19 Irate, 20 Scent, 21 Dinners. Down: 1 Extra, 2 Thieves, 3 Entertainment, 4 Ethnic, 5 Concentration, 6 Bible, 7 Sighted, 11 Cuddles, 13 Private, 14 Stated, 16 Mouse, 17 Needs. WORDSEARCH: The worst club in my bag is my brain. Chris Perry 62 •

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Stamford Bridge Singers An evening of Music and Readings for Passiontide & Easter 16 March at 7.30pm at the Chapel of the Bar Convent in York This concert presented on the Eve of Passion Sunday will include a feast of music by well-known composers such as Rutter, Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Weelkes, Bruckner, Stainer and Handel. It will trace Our Lord’s journey to the cross and will conclude with the rejoicing on the day of Resurrection. Please book in advance, tickets are £10 (includes wine) from the Bar Convent Reception 01904 643238 or email For further details visit

Invitation The new Young at Heart Lunch Club, will take place every first and third Wednesday of the Month. Lunch will be at 12 Noon at Hope Central and will be followed by a variety of activities such as a time to chat, board games, crafts, film and even the occasional guest. All you have to do is turn up and bring friends if you think they would enjoy it.

Wednesday 6th March

Young at Heart Lunch Club Ministry to those in their twilight years...

Wednesday 27th March


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Handy Mag Ryedale March 2013  

Community magazine for the Malton, Norton and Pickering areas.

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