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Remembrance Service at Alne Church


15th November, 2019.


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The Remembrance Service at Alne Church was led this year by the Revd John Hetherington, former RAF chaplain. The bright sunny weather belied the solemnity of the occasion. During his address, the Revd John spoke of three veterans of the Normandy landings in 1944 (one of whom was his father). Their stories brought both the horrors and the courage seen in war, closer to the congregation. The effect of the suffering was felt by those soldiers, and their families, for the remainder of their lives....
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The Greatest Showgirl


15th November, 2019.


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At the weekend, 22 girls from 1st Sutton on the Forest Brownies arrived at Snowball Plantation, to take part in an action-filled pack holiday. The theme was The Greatest Showman & the girls enjoyed a variety of activities based on the film. Some of the girls’ favourites activities included making dream catchers, decorating cushions, performing in a talent show & making matching friendship bracelets. The brownies played “The Beard Game” which involved rubbing Vaseline on their faces, then sticking cotton wool to it, to make a beard- all whilst not using their hands! As you can imagine, the results were hilarious. I think it’s fair to say that over the weekend, although little sleep was had, however everyone had a fabulous time....
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Easingwold Town U9 v Wilberfoss


15th November, 2019.


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The under 9s team travelled to Wilberfoss on a cold morning for their latest league match. In the first half Easingwold dominated the game showing some great passing and team work. At half time Wilberfoss came back on the pitch with a positive attitude leading to a much tougher second half....
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Ex-Forces Support North Yorkshire Brings Older Past Members Of The Armed Forces Together


15th November, 2019.


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Since March 2019, a group of ex-service men and women from the Easingwold area have been gathering on the first Thursday of the month at The George Hotel in Easingwold to chat, reminisce and meet others. The group is open to those over the age of 50 with an armed forces background, including those who completed National Service and those who were in the Merchant Navy. It is an opportunity to hear from external speakers on a variety of wide-ranging topics, such as; the future of Linton-On-Ouse RAF base, men’s sheds and local well-being services....
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Rockin' to school


8th November, 2019.


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Richard Graves and Richard Tanfield have presented Easingwold Primary School with a cheque for £500! The money raised by the pair through their involvement as organizers of the Rockin’ All Over The Wold event in Easingwold has been used to buy much needed musical equipment in school. As a result of their kind donation, the children now have access to enough glockenspiels so that a whole class can play together and an array of ethnic musical instruments to give them opportunities to experiment with sounds and music from different cultures. In addition, a class set of recorders have been purchased so that all are able to learn a tuned wind instrument and also a larger selection of boomwackers (hollow tuned tubes you can hit on surfaces to create sounds) which are particularly good for younger children....
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Easingwold Hawks


8th November, 2019.


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Well, the unbeaten run continues. I think the half term break has not only broken parents but tired out the children. By half time the Hawks looked tired. We started like a train with Louis scoring a screamer after well worked passing but the goal was disallowed. The moans of var (by me) could be heard but unfortunately the opposition coaches “didn’t see it” and we played on. In fact after this goal was disallowed we went on to score a few more. Sam getting his first of the season even if it was a deflection from a thunderbolt from Tom (they all count). Moments later Tom fired in another thunderbolt, this time no deflection in sight. Tom never scores a tap on, but may these power blasts continue. On a very greasy pitch, Ebyn was really unlucky and Stamford bridged pulled one back....
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Outwood Academy School Equestrian Team


8th November, 2019.


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A trip back to Epworth Equestrian Center for some of the Outwood Academy School Equestrian Team at the weekend, and what great results the team had. The young riders had qualified for the finals by being placed in previous jumping competitions organized by NSEA. These jumping competitions are specifically organized for school teams. All the riders and ponies looked very smart for their final and proudly wore the school logo. First in the arena was Kathryn Featherstone on Bindy, the course was set up around a large arena and designed to certainly make both the rider and pony think there they were going, lots of different jumps to look at, as well as lots of people watching....
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“A MOVING PERFORMANCE!”


8th November, 2019.


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Easingwold Parish Church was the venue last Sunday afternoon for a special service of Meditation for All Souls, including the Requiem by Gabriel Fauré. We were joined by the Easingwold Deanery Ecumenical Choir, with soloists Alex Cranfield, Jane Sidders and Dean Whitehouse, organist Peter Fletcher and conductor Peter Smith. We were welcomed and the choir was introduced by Rev. Margaret Young, vicar of Easingwold with Raskelf. The choir then performed “Lord, let me know mine end”, by Maurice Greene, based on words from Psalm 39....
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Fond Farewell to Tucano’s at Linton on Ouse


1st November, 2019.


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I had the pleasure last week of attending the farewell to the Tucano training aircraft which have been used to train RAF pilots for 30 years. Along with other members of the media pack, I arrived at RAF Linton on Ouse at the slightly early time of 0815 hours as required. Waiting to enter the military base I read a large notice telling me that “vehicles must give way to aircraft”. I imagined that there was a risk that I might get lost on the meandering and unfamiliar roads inside the base and could just end up driving along the one-mile long runway. And believe me, had I seen a plane coming I would have got out of the way as fast as my little car could take me. Safely parked up, I accompanied colleagues carrying camera tripods and wearing jackets that identified them as members of British Forces Broadcasting Service, Forces Tv and so on. I was wearing a raincoat and carrying just two cameras, an iphone and a notepad. In the warm library we were briefed on the coming morning. Pilots have learnt to fly at Linton on Ouse since 1957, flying with Tucanos since 1989. They are a sturdy twin-pilot craft, originally from Brazil, but they are now out of date. They have what are called analogue controls, in other words physical dials and knobs. Today’s fighter planes have computer screens – the term is a “glass cockpit” - and so the next generation of training planes need to have the same. It seems that playing computer games as a child is good training for tomorrow’s pilots....
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Easingwold Masons Support the Guides


1st November, 2019.


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As his year as Master of the Forest of Galtres Masonic Lodge nears its end, Worshipful Brother Richard Gray was happy to approve a grant from his charity fund of £250 to the 1st and 2nd Easingwold Guides. They are raising money to help out families with children who can’t afford to pay for trips through guiding. Richard hopes that this grant will enable more youngsters....
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Triumph of Co-Operation


1st November, 2019.


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Last Saturday was a fantastic concert by the joint talents of Jubilate Ladies’ Choir and the York Philharmonic Male Voice Choir. To a packed Church such favourites as “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” and “Over the Rainbow” were heard with much appreciation. Not only did the audience love it, but both choirs got a huge thrill out of combining their talents....
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74-year-old Yorkshire veteran joins RAF Benevolent Fund to celebrate its centenary


1st November, 2019.


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Earlier this week a veteran from the Easingwold area joined the RAF Benevolent Fund to celebrate the charity’s 100th anniversary. It marked the occasion by hosting an afternoon tea at the RAF Club followed by a reception at St James’s Palace hosted by the charity’s President, His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent. The charity brought together 10 generations of beneficiaries for a one-off photoshoot, including 74-year-old veteran David Waring. David’s father served in the RAF and was shot down and killed on New Year's Eve during the Second World War when his mother was three months pregnant with David. Photo RAF Benevolent Fund....
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Work Underway On £2.5m Sports Project At Outwood Academy Easingwold


25th October, 2019.


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Work on a £2.5m sport project has begun at a local secondary academy. Outwood Academy Easingwold, based on York Road, received funding from Hambleton District Council and local football team, Easingwold Town AFC, for the sports project, which includes a new sports hall. Work has recently begun on the sports hall at the academy’s site, which will bring fantastic new sports facilities to the school and community. The academy, was also awarded a grant from the Premier League, The Football Association (FA) and the Government’s Football Foundation, to help fund a new 3G pitch. Laura Eddery, Principal at Outwood Academy Easingwold, said: “We are delighted to be announcing the start on the building work on the new exciting sports project at Outwood Academy Easingwold. “Once completed, the project will provide the students and the wider community with excellent facilities to use and will be vital to improving grassroots sport in the area by allowing the community to play a variety of sports in a safe environment in facilities that are fit for purpose....
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Work commences on new doctors surgery in Tollerton


25th October, 2019.


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Tollerton will have a new purpose-built doctors surgery next year with help from housebuilder, Daniel Gath Homes. Currently building a range of detached and mews homes at Galtres Meadows, Forge Lane, the York-based company is also constructing a new medical centre within the development, providing brand new facilities comprising six consulting rooms, a dispensary, staff room, patient waiting room, reception and ample parking. Tollerton Surgery, the village’s existing GP service, is currently based within two converted semi-detached bungalows at Hambleton View and will relocate to the new premises when Daniel Gath Homes completes construction in September 2020. Dr Sarah Utting of Tollerton Surgery explained the improvements that the new facility will offer: “Our patients will be aware that we have outgrown our current premises. It has been a long and arduous process to get to this stage, but we are very excited to be within touching distance of achieving our aim of having a purpose-built, state-of-the-art facility in Tollerton....
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St. John the Evangelist


25th October, 2019.


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Easingwold artist, Dorothea McMahon, recreated in paint the face of St. Vincent de Paul, a 17th century French priest who devoted his life to works of charity. He is the patron of our SVP society, dedicated to providing practical assistance to people in need, irrespective of faith or age. We visit the housebound, people in residential homes or in hospital and give assistance wherever there is a need....
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NEW MAPS FOR EASINGWOLD


25th October, 2019.


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Two new maps are pointing visitors to Easingwold in the right direction of local businesses. Created in partnership with Easingwold Tourist Information Centre they highlight independent retailers and service businesses in the market town. And they come off the back of the highly successful café culture maps created last year. Each business mentioned on the new maps – which will be displayed in the town centre – has paid £20 to be included with all money raised channelled into the TIC. The market place display case has been restored with the aid of a grant from Hambleton District Council’s Vibrant Market Town budget, which is also helping with maintenance work at the TIC headquarters....
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York Ukeleles at Stillington Village Hall


18th October, 2019.


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The modifications to Stillington Village Hall over the last ten years have increased user demand dramatically. All sorts of users now find that the facilities offered there are ideal for them. Earlier this year one of the rounds of the National Scrabble Championships was held in the hall and a 24hr Scrabble Marathon is expected soon. On Saturday morning a cycling event was held followed very soon afterwards by an afternoon performance by Yorkuleles, which is the performing name of York Ukekele Club. Eighteen musicians came and delighted their audience by performing a selection of mainly old favourites from the 1960’s made famous by The Beach Boys, Hank Williams,The Tremeloes, Doris day, Chuck Berry and of course The Beatles....
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Supermarket Sweep!


18th October, 2019.


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Over the last month, girls at 1st Sutton on the Forest Brownies have been working hard to raise money for the Easingwold Area Food Bank. They did this by earning 20p coins every time they did a good deed or something especially nice. The Brownies stored their 20p coins in a smartie tube and collectively, over the month, have raised £100 for the food bank. On Tuesday, the girls visited Tesco Supermarket to spend their hard earned cash, on items which they could donate to the food bank. The brownies split into 4 groups....
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Easingwold U19s Match Report


18th October, 2019.


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On a wet and grey afternoon away to Pocklington the young team from Easingwold endured a tough match against a good Pocklington side in Division 1 of the York & District U19s league. After a promising start where a Harrison Hurst header was cleared off the line following an excellent corner delivery from Jordan Wood, Pocklington fired two goals in quick succession to take an early 2-0 lead. The players from Easingwold rallied and tried their hardest to get back into the game. It was not easy for the away side as several players were playing out of position, including two central midfielders in Elliot Bird and Jack Biggins who typically play as wide forwards....
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Gilling East Village Hall Acoustic Work


18th October, 2019.


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Acoustic panels have been installed at Gilling East Village Hall. The sound reverberation in Gilling East Village hall has been an on-going issue and has been a long standing item on the hall refurbishment plan. We are delighted that with the help of a National Lottery Community Grant we have been able to install a sound reduction system that will make the hall more useable for all people....
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Local builder grows a whopper


12th October, 2019.


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Oliver Moorey from Helperby has grown a pumpkin which weighs more than the family's pony! The pumpkin was a personal best at 617lbs and that was despite its growth not going to plan. The pumpkin was awarded second prize at the National Giant Veg competition at Malvern Autumn Show last weekend....
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1st Easingwold Scouts – Lego Fun Day


12th October, 2019.


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On Saturday 28th September, 1st Easingwold Scout Group held a big Lego fun day at the Scout Hut on Chase Garth Road. The day included a grand Lego display with models ranging from buildings to trains, planes and automobiles as well as themed displays. A range of other fun games and activities were on offer for both children and adults during the day. Children were joined throughout the day by a life-size Lego man and a raffle was drawn at the end of the day, the 1st prize winner was Noah, one of our younger Cubs and we would like to express appreciation to Towlers for sponsoring the Lego prizes....
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Persimmon Help Build a Future with Easingwold Scouts


12th October, 2019.


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Easingwold Group Scout Leader Bev Griffiths and project officer Sue Scotter (pictured) attended the Persimmon Building Futures Gala Dinner at York Racecourse held on October 8th 2019. Persimmon were giving away a million pounds worth of funding for charitable causes as part of their Building Futures Campaign. The Scout Group's Easingwold Outdoor Centre (The Dawney) Redevelopment project was selected by Persimmon from charities throughout England, Wales and Scotland to be a finalist in the education category thereby giving the Group the opportunity to win up to £100,000 for their project. The winners from each of the three categories were decided purely by the number of public votes received for their charity over several months....
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Canadian visit to Tholthorpe


12th October, 2019.


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Last week, Tholthorpe had a visit from a coach load of Canadians, including a Tholthorpe veteran. They started by enjoying an excellent lunch at the New Inn, followed by a tour of the old airfield and afternoon tea with Paul & Rosy at the Control Tower (Airbnb)....
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RDA BBQ - September 8th 2019


5th October, 2019.


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On a perfect sunny day what could be better than Easingwold Lions hosting a BBQ for our local Riding for the Disabled Group. We met at Sandfield Farm near Shipton by Beningbrough and watched nearly 20 riders compete in a mini gymkhana. They undertook relays, egg and spoon and obstacle races and all did extremely well. The ponies they rode are so calm and compliant and the riders, along with their volunteer helpers rose to the occasion with great aplomb. There were rosettes for everyone including a special gold one to celebrate 50 years of the RDA organisation. The York group will indeed celebrate their 50th year in 2020....
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Stillington Village Hall 19 Sept 1929 – 19 Sept 2019


5th October, 2019.


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Stillington Village Hall was formally opened on 19th September 1929. It celebrated it’s 90th Birthday by staging a very well supported weekend of events. On Saturday morning 19th September current users of the hall mounted displays of their activities. The archive society erected a gallery of historic photographs of the original building and other buildings around the village. Lunches of bacon butties and scones were provided and afterwards table tennis was played. Much interest was shown in the displays. The highlight of the day was an “Edwardian Music Hall” which will be separately reported. The exhibition was opened again on the following afternoon and cream teas were available which proved to be surprisingly well supported despite the rain. The building now used as the Village Hall has a much longer history. It was originally built in 1820 to house the village school by unemployed local men, many of whom were not building workers, hence some of the craftsmanship was not of the highest order. A very early photograph shows that it was a long low building with several chimneys and two doors. The land it was built on was donated by Col. Harry Croft who was then Lord of the Manor. It ceased to operate as the village school in 1907 when the present school building in Main Street was opened, that became known simply as “The Council School”....
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Outwood Academy Equestrian School Team


5th October, 2019.


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Tack cleaned, pony cleaned, riding outfit washed and ironed and boots polished ready for the early Sunday morning, 5.00 am start for the young riders to enable them to get to Bishop Burton, ready for the School Showing jumping competition, organised by NSEA. Sunday morning came and so did the rain, and did it rain, it was nonstop for most of the morning, and the young riders were soaked, but the rain did not let it spoil their day, and what a fantastic day the young riders had, lots of new experiences for this team and all the team pulling together to really supported and encourage each other. Showjumping tests the accuracy and athletic ability of both horse and rider. The goal of showjumping is for the combinations to jump over all the fences on the course in a test of the rider's skill and the pony's power, as well as the rider remembering the course and ensuring the pony completes the course safely....
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St John The Evangelist


5th October, 2019.


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The members of St. John the Evangelist SVP conference organised the annual Mass, Blessing of the Sick, and lunch for the sick and elderly of the parish on Friday 27th September 2019. We were blessed with a fine day in spite of the efforts of hurricane Humberto and members provided transport for those in need. Our parish priest, Fr. James OSB, welcomed everyone and in his homily recalled how Our Lord blessed and cured the sick. And wherever he went, to village, town or farm, they laid down the sick and all who touched him were cured” Mark 6. v56....
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Easingwold Town FC U11’s v Stamford Bridge U11’s


28th September, 2019.


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Nerves were high for the first home match of the 2019/20 season, the pitch was in perfect condition and the players slowly getting back into shape after the long summer break. Stamford Bridge arrived a little concerned as their squad had been somewhat diminished due to an outward bounds school trip, lots of water and the ensuing impact of colds and flu. The game kicked off at quite a pace with both teams forgetting the pitches are bigger than last year and they’d need to be running around for a full hour in the sunshine. Early goals were knocked in from Easingwold steadying the nerves and allowing some silky passes and crosses into the Stamford Bridge box. The Easingwold striking pair of Lochlain Kelly and Josh Pointon took their chances well and were soon racking up quite a collection of goals between them (both scoring hat-trick’s and Mr Kelly managed a fourth), before the manager rotated them back into defence for a rest....
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Outwood Academy School Equestrian Team – 'it’s time to trot on'


28th September, 2019.


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Start of a new term at Outwood Academy School saw the start of the new season for the Outwood Academy Equestrian Team. They had the first committee meeting the other week where Adults and Children meet to start the new group off and ideas for how to continue on the previous success of the team. New members were welcomed and ideas shared for the group to be involved in. The team is keen to organize events with and without their ponies. The first team training session was held last week at Sessay, it was a beautiful evening with 10 members attending with their ponies and two other members came along to watch, eagerly spectated by the ever supporting group of adults....
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ALLOTMENT SOCIAL


28th September, 2019.


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The gardeners at Breadlands Allotments had their BBQ last Saturday and the sun shone kindly. Children and grandparents joined us as we gathered together to share our salads and sausages. Trustees and family were warmly welcomed and surprised by the cameraderie and bonhomie displayed. Those new to their plots met experienced turners of the soil and found lots in common....
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Fundraising Fun


28th September, 2019.


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On Sunday 22nd of September, 13 girls from 1st Sutton on the Forest Brownies took charge of the refreshments tent at Sutton Park 10k race. Having been busy baking the day before, the girls were keen to sell their very tasty buns, cookies, cakes and scones to the runners and their spectators. The treats were a huge hit and the girls received lots of compliments....
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Keeping it in the Framily


20th September, 2019.


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Easingwold VX players enjoyed a high degree of success at the recent VX World Championships with Becca, Emma and Charlie Fram leading the way, and Becca becoming the sport’s second female World Champion! VX is a young locally-born sport that has rapidly spread internationally. The team (VX) World Cup is held every four years and the singles (V2) is held annually. After being hosted in Italy in 2017 and India in 2018 the World Championships came home to York and featured both the V2 and VX World Cups. All three are former Easi-RockIts players and joined the England programme before leaving Easi to join the all-conquering York VX Club. Becca was selected for the England Senior B team and Emma and Charlie were both selected for the Youth B team....
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Husthwaite and District Gardening Club - Still Blooming After Sixty Years


20th September, 2019.


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What a strange year we have had, weather-wise. A heatwave in Spring and another in early Summer, interspersed with Autumnal chills and a lot of rain. But somehow the gardens have flourished and the veg plots have produced. And as the garden has blossomed so have the activities of Husthwaite and District Gardening Club. Following a varied and interesting season of speakers over the Autumn and Winter months, in early Summer we held our annual plant sale and repeated that success with a second sale at Husthwaite Open Gardens. The plant sale is clearly gathering a reputation as eager gardeners were queuing outside the doors well before they were due to open. The hard work of the Club members to grow the plants and to set up and run the sale was rewarded not only by the funds raised but by the club being able to subsidize trips over the summer months to two lovely and very different gardens. The first was to Wallington Hall in Northumberland: a National Trust property....
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Bobby Buddies


20th September, 2019.


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EDCCA’s knit and natter group have been working hard to knit and present sixteen Bobby Buddies to the Officers at Easingwold Police Station. These Bobby Buddies allow North Yorkshire Police Officers to share a lovingly knitted bear to a child going through a distressing experience. As you can see from the photograph, the bear represents an officer in uniform complete with radio....
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U3A Monthly meeting September


20th September, 2019.


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Tony Martin spoke to us on Tuesday about the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust - in particular the North Cave Wetlands which he has managed for 9 years. This nature reserve was set up 20 years ago and is still growing and developing. Visitor numbers are also growing and now 35,000 per year visit the reserve to see the growing numbers of birds which visit or breed there. In the 1990s a large company - Humberside Aggregates – were reaching the end of their quarrying for sand and gravel on the North Cave site and permission was being sought for the deep quarries to become a landfill area. The local people fought this and won. The owner of Humberside Aggregates - Mick Juggins – approached a local landowner with the suggestion of the site becoming a nature reserve and so the new site came to life....
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Doggy Doos Salon held their annual charity fun dog show on Sunday, 8th September 2019


13th September, 2019.


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Morag Inglis, owner of Doggy Doos, said “Planning and preparations start in January for the dog show but it is impossible to be able to plan the weather for an outdoor event, however, I am pleased to say we were blessed with wall to wall sunshine again this year! I was very pleased with the turn out which raised a total of £321 and we had a lot of tail wagging fun with lovely doggies and their very well behaved humans. The dog show was followed by a picnic after everyone strutted their stuff. From Best Biscuit Catcher to Glorious Golden Oldie and everything in between, a fun dog show is a great way to raise funds for rescue dogs in need but this year I have donated a portion of the money to St Monica’s Hospital, a very special place and also a very worthy cause....
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Judges Report Easingwold in Bloom


13th September, 2019.


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This year I was given the task of judging gardens for the annual Easingwold in Bloom contest. Having walked round the entirety o f Easingwold, including all the new estates looking at gardens, my results are summarized below: The unusual weather being either very hot or cold and a wet and windy Summer has affected the growth of many blooms with many of them being stunted or just developing as the season draws to a close. This has resulted in many gardens not being at their peak this year....
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TOLLERTON TENNIS CLUB


13th September, 2019.


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A beautiful Sunday afternoon and a good number of members attended to play for the annual club trophies. The day was organized into singles, doubles and mixed doubles competitions. Each round was played very competively and a high standard of tennis was produced by all throughout the afternoon. The Ladies' Singles was won by Emily Johnson and the runner up was Janet Brown. The Men's Singles was won by Howard Thompson and the runner up was Toni Blackburn. The Ladies' Doubles was won by Sandra Jennings and Janet Brown and the runners-up were Trish Newton and Emily Johnson....
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CTED OUTDOORS!


13th September, 2019.


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We assembled in a sunny Priory garden at the Catholic Church last Sunday afternoon for the annual Churches Together in Easingwold and District (CTED) joint service. We were welcomed by Fr James Callaghan, who commented on the value of such services for ecumenism and introduced a very special guest: the well-known author and theologian Fr Henry Wansbrough from Ampleforth. After some lusty singing of the hymn: “All People that on Earth do Dwell” and a prayer led by Fr James, a member of the Easingwold Community Church read from the Book of Chronicles. Kathryn Lynam from the Catholic Church led the Responsory Psalm 33 and Rev. Margaret Young, vicar of Easingwold, read from Luke’s Gospel. In his Homily, Fr Henry started from the thought: “The blood of martyrs is the seed of the church”. In the past, different traditions bloodily persecuted each other, but through the courage of those martyrs we are brought closer together....
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Alne Tennis Club Singles and Jubilee Cup Competitions


6th September, 2019.


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Hot and fine weather attended the annual Bank Holiday competitions held by Alne Tennis Club. The Singles were organized in the form of Round-Robins followed by a play-off between the top two individuals. Steve Broughton headed the gentlemen’s Round-Robin with Tom Plowman second, ousting Rob Proudley into third by a single game. But Tom’s youth (“half my age” as Steve complained) told in the heat off the play-off, Tom winning the single set 6-1. The Ladies’ Singles event was equally tight. Janet Brown came top in the Round-Robin with Suzi Scott-Rix easing out Caroline Loseby, again by a single game. The final went to a tie-break with Suzi just coming through 7-5....
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EASINGWOLD HAXBY ROBINSON BOWLING CLUB


6th September, 2019.


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Towards the conclusion of each season, Ryedale & District Vet’s Bowls League sponsor an inter-club knock-out triples competition titled: ‘The Fred Dews Triples’. This attracts entries from most of the sixteen clubs eligible; sometimes several triples enter from a club. Needless to say, the winning of this competition is regarded as of prestigious credit to the winning club’s reputation. Each game is decided over 18 ends and in the event of a tie, an extra end is required. This season Easingwold entered a triple consisting of: Les Fussey (skip), David Brown & Graham Lythe; a formidable team in their own right; and they won their way to the semi-final, playing against Malton, who are reputed skilled bowlers and were the 2018 winners. In that semi-final Easingwold won by 17 shots to 14, thus advancing to the final. The final took place at the neutral green of Stillington on Thursday 29th August and was against our old adversaries: Wigginton Bowls Club, their triple consisting of Bruce Dobson (skip) John Freeman and David Crane....
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Millfield parkrun Event number 11


6th September, 2019.


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We received this nice report from David Lingwood who visited Easingwold last Saturday to take part in Millfield parkrun. A respectable 137 parkrunners, bright eyed and bushy tailed, flocked to Millfield, on Saturday morning, to get their park run fix for the week. As runners gathered for the usual pre-event briefing, temperatures seemed a little cooler than one would expect for this time of year. With no runners celebrating prominent milestones, attention turned to any first time parkrunners. One raised his hand tentatively and got the traditional round of applause. He was so taken aback he responded by bowing several times! A great reminder of how friendly and supportive the parkrun community is. And with that, we were off. As a first time visitor to Millfield, it was exciting to see how the course would unfold. What followed was a great journey along grass, watching those sharp bends, some tarmac, gravel paths, woodland and a satisfying straight length alongside a lovely wetland section. Approaching the second lap, the sunshine pierced the clouds and the temperature rose. Notwithstanding a few manageable windy periods, it was a glorious time to run. Finishing at the end and looking on, it was good to see an impressive number of sprint finishes, the competitors no doubt spurred on by the fantastic encouragement of the volunteer team at the finish....
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How many moths live in a churchyard ?


6th September, 2019.


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Well, we didn’t know until two enthusiasts, Michele Beverley and Lindsey Bowes came along with their moth trapping kit. The churchyard at St Mary’s, Marton-on- the Forest has become a lovely flowery meadow over the last few years, as Sarah Sigsworth has managed its development. We have seen a lot of butterflies this summer. But what would the night life be like? Recently on a calm, clear summer evening I had the pleasure of watching moths fluttering around as they were drawn to the lights of the monitoring traps such as this. Once attracted to the UV light they sought a dark place to rest, like the underside of the egg box....
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Outwood Academy Easingwold celebrate continued GCSE success


30th August, 2019.


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Students and staff at Outwood Academy Easingwold are once again celebrating superb GCSE results with students achieving 68% Grade 5 or higher in English and Maths and 86% Grade 4 or higher. In English 76% of students gained Grade 5+ and 86% Grade 4+ whilst in maths 73% of students achieved Grade 5+ and 89% Grade 4+. Early indications suggest strong progress across subjects most notably in French, Spanish, Music and Performing Arts where students have achieved more than a grade higher than expected. An impressive percentage of students achieved top grades with a quarter of all entries achieving Grade 9, 8, A* or A. Students achieved a fantastic haul of 116 Grade 9s of which 24 (17%) were in English and 16 (11%) in Maths. This follows super A Level results which saw 27% of entries being A* or A grades....
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Visit to RAF Fylingdales


30th August, 2019.


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17 members of Brandsby WI went to RAF Fylingdales, the North Yorkshire RAF base that is a key part of the Allied Space Surveillance Network and provides a ballistic missile early warning service. After going through the security procedures the WI members were taken to the conference room in the building nicknamed The Cheese Grater. Officially the building is the SSPAR which stands for the Solid State Phased Array Radar System this building contains the radar, computer and network system for missile warning and space surveillance. We were introduced to Squadron Leader Andy Metcalfe, who gave a fascinating presentation about the history of the base and the work RAF Fylingdales staff do, which includes space surveillance tracking all the working satellites, redundant satellites and other space debris....
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Parkrun Easingwold Number 10 Report


30th August, 2019.


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Bank Holiday weekend saw the 10th successful parkrun at Millfield Park in Easingwold. The sun shone and the wildflowers danced in the breeze. A glorious day for 196 people to do parkrun. This wonderful event takes place every Saturday morning at Millfield Park, rain or shine. Each week around 20 volunteers marshal, timekeep and mark out a course round the grass area and using the new path around the woods. It is all set up for 9am with marshals guiding along the route and making sure everyone is safe. Volunteers time each participant and results are available shortly afterwards with each finisher being emailed their result all completely free. This week we had participants from York, Barnsley, Hungary and Mexico. Amazing distances. We had children aged 5 running with a parent. Buggies were pushed along the route....
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Hovingham Mixed Tennis League Final Results


30th August, 2019.


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28 teams from 14 clubs enjoyed a competitive and social season with the final positions being shown in the accompanying tables. Alne A successfully defended their 2018 champion’s crown and emerged as the 2019 winners of Division 1. Kirkbymoorside A came in second with Coxwold A overhauling Terrington A into third in the last game of the season. Malton B and Coxwold B fought each other for the Division 2 supremacy right throughout the season with Malton just having the edge at the end. Both will be promoted for 2020. Raskelf B came in third. Sheriff Hutton, having been the Division 3 bridesmaid last year, this year became the bride and Division 3 champions. Terrington B were in second place while Raskelf C won the....
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Outwood Academy Easingwold A Level results


24th August, 2019.


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Students at Outwood Academy Easingwold are again celebrating a fantastic set of results with a quarter of entries gaining an A*/A at A Level, 60% A*-B, 80% A*-C and a 100% pass rate. The A Level average point score per entry is 36.9 with an average grade of B. These results are once again significantly above last year’s averages in both York (34.91) and North Yorkshire (33.02). The whole community can be very proud of the continued high performance of our Sixth Form. Executive Principal Lynn James said, “Outwood Academy Easingwold is an excellent choice for post 16 study. Praise goes to our wonderful students for their effort and endeavour. Our students have been well supported in achieving these life changing results by our expert, dedicated teaching staff and high quality sixth form leadership who have worked tirelessly under the leadership of our Principal Laura Eddery and during her maternity our Interim Principal Will Pratt.”....
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‘YORKSHIRE’S BEST KEPT SECRET’


24th August, 2019.


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Two Yorkshire mum’s from Easingwold Gillian Robson & Katy Foxcroft scooped a £75,000 investment after facing the dragon’s on BBC2’s Dragons den on Sunday 11th August. ‘I never thought that after an idea following my own diagnosis with skin cancer 6 years that I would be facing the dragon’s & walking away with investment & more so turning down Peter Jone’s’ says Gillian. Tancream, based in Easingwold, manufactures the 'world’s first' daily premium moisturizer that includes SPF 50, five-star UVA sun protection, instant bronzer, anti-ageing benefits and a natural gradual glow. Katy said: “Many people want to look like they have a tan, but are concerned about the long-term skin damage that the sun’s rays can cause. “Tancream means they can protect their skin from harsh UVA and UVB rays while still gaining and maintaining a healthy glow.”....
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Easingwold and District U3A August Meeting


24th August, 2019.


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We were pleased to welcome Nick Wadsworth who came to give a brief talk about Easingwold Library and the services it currently offers. He outlined many of the issues facing the library and its future. He also suggested ways in which U3A members could make better use of the facilities and links which could support it and ensure its future. Following this two of our members, Jill Poulter and Lesley Ogle, gave a talk entitled ’Gongoozlers Ahoy – 4 Women and a Narrowboat’ This was a rapid sail through a week long trip on a narrowboat on the Leeds Liverpool Canal from Silsden, travelling West through Skipton and Gargrave and returning....
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EDCCA Afternoon Tea


24th August, 2019.


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Forget me Not Friends (FMNF) were originally formed on February 4th 2013 to raise awareness of the Forget Me Not Club, which provided a day care facility in the Health Centre. The Friends wanted to promote what it did and for whom and to maximize the use of the service amongst people with dementia in the community and to support the continued viability of the service. They also raised funds to help with any extras needed by the Club and for treats. There were five Trustees appointed and it had a Small Charity Constitution. Move forward 6 years and with the Forget me Not Club having evolved into Woven Branches hosted by Springhill Court on Mondays and Thursdays, The Friends decided to close the group and transferred all remaining funds to EDCCA to be used for the benefit of people with Dementia and their carers....
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Easingwold’s popular ‘Boot Shop’ celebrates 25 years of community cohesion and support


16th August, 2019.


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A longstanding day support provision for adult and young peoples in Easingwold this month celebrated a quarter of a century of helping people develop new skills and live independently. The Boot Shop, run by national disability charity United Response, provides activities and opportunities to adults with learning and physical disabilities in a safe, community-based environment. The dedicated service, which first opened in 1994, hosts workshops in arts, crafts, drama, DIY, cooking and health to help people with learning disabilities get back into the community and achieve their goals. The popular service threw the event for family, friends and people who have attended or worked at the service over the past 25 years – and raised more than £500 in the process. The occasion, held on 2nd August, had a Village Fete theme and took place on the front lawns of The Galtres Centre. Despite summer showers and increased humidity, the event was a roaring success and was documented through photo and video by staff at The Boot Shop and people supported by United Response’s innovative York-based service UR TEC....
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Cheque Presentation


16th August, 2019.


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Rockin’ All Over The Wold are pleased to announce that we have made a donation of £250 towards the running costs of Easingwold Community Library. As you probably know, the library is now being successfully run by a team of volunteers and is continuing to go from strength to strength. We hope that with the continued growth and popularity of RAOTW we will be able to help support more local causes in Easingwold....
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Easingwold and District Flower Club


16th August, 2019.


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Despite the very high temperature on Thursday, July 25th Jan Faulkner from Great Ayton coolly delivered a beautiful demonstration of six flower arrangements to the members of Easingwold and District Flower Club. She began with a tall terracotta pot with a saucer on top and created a cascade of peach ‘Avalanche’ roses peppered with small purple ‘drumsticks’! Next came a 12 inch posy ring pre-prepared with short cut evergreen foliage and, in the centre space, Jan placed a small cylindrical glass vase containing a pink rose. She proceeded to fill the outer ring with small headed pink peonies, pink chrysanthemums, some dill and small headed white spray chrysanthemums. Finally she filled up the glass container with water, covering the rose and floated a small white candle on top which was lit when the arrangement was transferred to the display table....
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EASINGWOLD HAXBY ROBINSON BOWLING CLUB


16th August, 2019.


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THE NORMAN HARTLEY TRIPLES COMPETITION: This competition took place on Sunday 11th August from 1 p.m. It is played in triples format, the names of the teams being drawn randomly from those entering. Each team played four preliminary games of six ends; the results and scores being duly checked verified and recorded by our club secretary Jean, who did sterling work all afternoon; even lending a hand to make the tea and serve the cake. This annual event takes place close to the end of each season. It was initiated following the passing of the well known and popular Easingwold resident Norman, who died in his nineties having been a club member since the age of 17....
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Easingwold Town Band’s Tour to Germany


2nd August, 2019.


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“Wunderbar!! “– the verdict of all 37 of us on our return on Friday 2 August from the Town Band’s first-ever foreign tour. At midnight the previous Sunday we had set out from Easingwold by coach for the 16-hour journey to Rüdesheim am Rhein. Our group consisted of our conductor Alistair Shipman, 23 Town Band players (aged 12 to 80-plus), strengthened by 4 guest players from Swinton Excelsior Band, with 9 accompanying family members. We reached Rüdesheim on Monday evening, admired the view over the Rhine and explored the town. Tuesday dawned cloudless: as the temperature rose into the thirties, many of us took the chairlift up the vine-planted slopes behind the town. The nearby Abbey of St Hildegard – celebrated 12th-century abbess, prophet and musician – afforded an equally fine view, and beer produced by a neighbouring monastery....
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Cake and a cuppa and Springhill Court BBQ


2nd August, 2019.


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Every year BBC Radio York showcase their Cake and a Cuppa initiative where anyone can host an event on Yorkshire Day to promote friendship and getting people together. One of our Lions, Cassandra, suggested that we should organize an event and so we got together with Easingwold District Community Care Association (EDCCA) and Annie Gledhill our local Community Champion from the Co-op and planned our event in the Galtres Centre. Helen co-ordinated getting cakes and volunteers, Annie arranged for coffee, milk and a fantastic donation of tea bags, cups and an apron from Yorkshire Tea....
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Ultrafast broadband arrives in part of Oulston


2nd August, 2019.


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Last December, telegraph poles made a return to the road between Coxwold and Oulston. We thought that they were the harbingers of the imminent supply of a faster broadband service. They were, but it took almost eight months for the connection to be made. There is now ‘light at the end of the fibre optic cable’ for two-thirds of the residents of Oulston. We were able to learn more at our monthly coffee morning in the village hall on Saturday 3rd August. Susan, who works for SuperfastNorthYorkshire (a subsidiary of NYCC), kindly attended to answer individual questions and to talk us through the value of Ultrafast broadband supplied by fibre optic cable to individual houses. Fibre to the Premise (FTTP) has arrived....
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U16’s……how did they end their season?


2nd August, 2019.


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The last time I reported on the U16’s they needed one point from their final two matches. Facing Rawcliffe in the penultimate match there was a good chance of securing the needed one point, but it wasn’t to be with a number of decisions going against Easingwold which could have sealed the win. This left the team with one final game to play….still in need of the elusive one point. On the 14th April Easingwold Town U16’s played their final fixture of the season at home to York RI. With 17 players registered for the team, and only 16 allowed to be involved in the game the coaches were relieved when one player was too unwell to play! This meant the remaining 16 players could go on the team sheet for the final game of the season. Easingwold were determined to win and soon found themselves dominating the game. The score line of 2-1 to Easingwold with 10 minutes left to play meant that the coaches were able to use all the subs, meaning all 16 players were given match time....
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Neighbour spots Wood Yard Fire


2nd August, 2019.


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On Sunday 28th July around 2 to 2.30pm a fire broke out at a Wood Yard just outside Wass on the Ampleforth road. A local neighbour from a nearby farm spotted smoke rising and duly investigated to find a fire had started in the Wood Yard, they called the Fire Brigade. A passing cyclist banged on the doors and windows of the near by house but found no was home as the fire was very close by. The prompt actions of these passers by probably helped reduce the amount of damage caused by the fire, if it had been left another 10 minutes perhaps the entire yard and house may have been lost. First on the scene were the Thirsk Fire crew who later joined by other vehicles from Easingwold, Boroughbridge and Tadcaster including a water bowser....
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1919 Armistice Remembered


2nd August, 2019.


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The Treaty of Versailles, which marked the official end of WW1 was signed on 28th June 1919. To celebrate this momentous occasion the Government ordered that 19th July should be a National Holiday. That prompted Matthew Liddell, known to all as “Squire”, who owned Stillington Hall, and his wife, to stage a tea party for the children of the village. Over 60 children attended. Games were played on the front lawn followed by the singing of patriotic songs and the waving of flags. All the children were given a “mug of pop” and a sticky bun, then they posed for this historic photograph. Stillington Community Archive Group decided to commemorate the centenary of this event by staging and exhibition of old photographs in the village hall and putting on a lunch followed by a group photograph on the village green. About 100 people attended. Stillington Hall, of course was demolished in the late ‘Sixties to make way for Parkfield housing estate....
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Wayfarers in Ravenscar


2nd August, 2019.


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On Sunday 28th July 2019 we set off northwards from Ravenscar along the disused railway path which descends gently towards Robin Hood’s Bay. Sections of the path are enclosed by trees but much of it gives way to excellent sea views. At Robin Hood’s Bay the tide was out and the village busy with tourists despite the somewhat grey day. We didn’t linger here but set off back towards Ravenscar following the Cleveland Way marks. It’s a steep climb to the cliff top but the views back towards Robin Hood’s Bay....
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Cresta Dog Club Supports Leonard Cheshire Disability


2nd August, 2019.


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Fun and games were enjoyed at Cresta Dog Club, on Monday 29th July, when a dog show was held in aid of Leonard Cheshire Disability. There were 6 fun classes, an agility competition and a barbeque, tombola and cake stall. Here are the winners of the fancy dress class. The event was well attended and much enjoyed by all, on a gloriously warm evening. £311 was raised in all to support this worthy charity....
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LAST VISIT TO LINTON TO HONOUR RAF 78 SQUADRON HALIFAX CREW


27th July, 2019.


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Security was on high alert at RAF Linton on Ouse on Sunday, 21st July to welcome honoured visitors. Wingcommander Graham Bingham and The Rev. John Hetherington were on hand with members of Linton Parish Council; All Saints Newton; Jan Jauncey with the Linton History Society; and Mrs Pearson Headteacher of Linton School. The occasion was to greet the coach from the area around Montcony and Louhans in Southern Burgundy, France on possibly their last visit to RAF Linton with a sad but proud purpose. Already on a number of occasions Linton has received visits from delegates of this area of France who proudly maintain the graves and memory of eight crew in a WWII Halifax that was shot down over their village. This loss from 78 Squadron based at Linton occurred on 23rd October 1942 and is a date remembered yearly in Montcony with great ceremony and significance as having given great impetus to the Resisitance in Burgundy against their Nazi occupiers. The French visitors were led by Sylvie Monin-Badey, from Lyons University who has researched many RAF crash sites....
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“JONAH-MAN JAZZ!”?


27th July, 2019.


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It was the end of term for the ‘IGNITE!’ youngsters at the Parish Church Rooms last Friday (these are sessions run jointly by Vicar Revd Margaret Young and Andrew Neville, on Friday afternoons after school). The theme for this term had been the story of Jonah and the Whale, so, to celebrate, they put on a show for their friends and families to demonstrate what they had been doing; this was a musical version of the story, using songs interspersed with narration, accompanied by Margaret on the piano. It started with God being displeased with Nineveh, which was a “city of sin, with jazzin’ and jivin’ making a terrible din”…” So God commissioned the righteous Jonah to tell the people the error of their ways....
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Easingwold Running Club


27th July, 2019.


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Well, after last month’s exploits up on the Moors and the “Cleveland Way Special”, I really need to update the Club Championship (CC), the York and District Road Race League (YDRRL) and a few other races ERC members have been competing in. So, as Kirsty and Phil might very well (sort of) say… it’s all about… Results, results, results! Let’s crack on with both the CC and the YDRRL, as at this time of year there are six 10ks which span both competitions. We’ve already taken part in the opener at Pocklington, the second at Tadcaster so it only seems right to start with CC13/YDRRL3, the Easingwold 10k. Our respective top three in female and male categories were as follows: Sam Davies, 40.46; Marie Murtagh, 44.46 and Cath Howell-Walmsley, 48.55. Craig Gath, 37.43; Steve Loseby, 39.27 and Nigel Ramsden, 40.01. CC14/YDRRL4 was the drenching at the Knavesmire 10k. We all got soaked, but here are our fastest in the rain this time. Sam (41.04), Marie (45.02), Cath (48.10), Steve (39.14), Colin (39.25), Nigel (39.38). A new route this year (and possibly the last!) for the hill climbers of Bishop Wilton, signalled CC15/YDRRL5....
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“Festa Fantastica”


27th July, 2019.


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A fantastic Italian themed party was enjoyed at Easingwold Cricket Club last Saturday evening. Over 150 people joined in the Italian theme with Pizza, Prosecco, Peroni, Moretti, Limoncello, Amaretti, Biscotti and all delivered under an Azure-like sun. Lots of new faces supported the event; from new Easingwold residents to Junior All Stars families and locals who visited the cricket club for the first time. The giant Bouncy Castle and music proved popular, and as the evening progressed it was enjoyed by all ages! Much appreciation to everyone who came and supported the Club....
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Rockin’ All Over The Wold 2019


20th July, 2019.


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The weather couldn’t have been better for this annual event, and the crowds turned up to enjoy not just the sunshine but the range of fantastic bands playing throughout the day. There was a great buzz around the Market Place, as people danced, enjoyed the local food on offer and the children played. Here’s to more sunshine and great music next year....
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Local Supporting Local


20th July, 2019.


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The Co-operative Easingwold Community Group support lots of local charities in our area and they are often on hand to help with events at the local primary school. Whether that be providing hot chocolate for the cinema nights or running a stall at the summer fayre, their help is always appreciated. Once again they are showing their support by presenting the school PTA with a cheque for £100 towards sports equipment for the school....
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Free Food Day at Stillington Village Shop


20th July, 2019.


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It is often said that there is no such thing as a “Free Lunch”, but there are sometimes exceptions to rules. Stillington Village Shop is one. For the last 16 years, the shop has held a “free food day”. This often provokes wry smiles and looks of suspicion from customers as if to say “What’s the catch?” but there really isn’t one – well at least not an immediate one. Early in the morning an awning is put up at the front of the shop, tables are erected, Barbie-Q facilities are installed and from 8 - 10 AM a free breakfast of sausages and/or bacon rolls of very generous proportions or a fried egg if preferred, plus tea or coffee all prepared on the spot, is on offer. Every caller including all drivers of passing vehicles who might just be calling in for a paper or packet of biscuits is accosted by a smile and the offer of a free bacon roll etc. At first they often refuse suspecting a catch, but on leaving the shop, when the offer is repeated and the smell of sizzling bacon is very tempting, they usually yield and then to their disbelief, they are allowed off the premises with no ulterior demands. It is amusing to see them return to their cabs and tell their mates what’s happened, then for that passenger to come in and say “Can I have one too?” Naturally when the answer is “Yes, of course” it provokes a good natured chat....
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U3A Outings


20th July, 2019.


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Easingwold & District U3A have been on a number of Outings recently, including a visit to Hare Spring Cottage Nursery in Alne and a coach trip to Harewood House. On our most recent, 15 members plus our driver, had a great outing to Yorkshire Heart Vineyard. Steve Dann, who is one of our members and also a volunteer driver for Easingwold District Community Care Association, drove us in the EDCCA minibus. An excellent light lunch was consumed, accompanied by the vineyard’s white wine. The sparkling wine was sampled next while the vineyard owner, Chris Spakouskas, gave us a short talk about the history of the vineyard....
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Fire Fighting Fun!


12th July, 2019.


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On Wednesday 3rd of July, girls from 1st Sutton on the Forest Brownies were very excited to be able to pay a visit to Easingwold Fire Station. North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service led a very informative evening learning about fire safety. Firstly, the girls were shown a PowerPoint presentation which taught them all about the most common causes of fires, the most efficient way to call for help & how to test your smoke alarm. They were advised on the best way to evacuate in the case of a fire, practiced stop, drop & roll and were sent home to discuss their fire evacuation plans with their families. Next came the tour of the station....
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ACTIVITY, ADVENTURE AND AFRICA AT SUTTON ON THE FOREST PRIMARY SCHOOL


12th July, 2019.


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Class 1 have been learning about Africa and have transformed their outdoor area into a safari area complete with a hide that they built themselves. As part of their amazing celebration assembly they sang, and danced along to, African songs and demonstrated a wide variety of the work that they have done this term. The children who are starting in class 1 in September have been visiting school in preparation for the new term. Year 6 spent a cold, wet week at East Barnby undertaking a variety of outdoor activities, but despite the weather a week of adventure, laughter and fun was had by everyone. Year 6 have also undergone their bikeability training – fortunately in much better weather....
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Easingwold and District Flower Club


12th July, 2019.


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The Flower Club had a very happy celebration of their Coral Anniversary - 35 years - on 27th June. Many members, past members and visitors sat round small tables and listened to our speaker, Pat Hutchinson, tell us about two trips to Borneo. "ln Search of the World’s Largest Flower" not only listened but had an excellent PowerPoint presentation to help us understand the precise location of Sabah in the north of Borneo and its topography. During Pat and her husband's first visit they experienced four different types of habitat - all of them being hot and humid as Borneo is situated very close to the Equator. The capital of the Sabah region is Kota Kinablu which has a 300 square mile National Park containing Mount Kinablu, 4,000 metres (13,123ft) high....
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Easingwold & District Winter League 2018-19 Finals Night Results


12th July, 2019.


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This Seasons Finals Night was held at the Horseshoe Easingwold on Thursday 4th July and the results were as follows: The Individuals champion was Simon Craven (Old Black Bull B) in a tight match which saw him victoriouse 4-3 in a final leg decider over Rich Wentworth of The Angel. The Pairs was won by The Angel (Graham Holmes & Ian Waterhouse) over the Old Black Bull B pair (Simon Craven & Mark Heron). The 3's was won by the Old Black Bull B 2nd team of ( Glyn Neads, John Fawcett & Mick Corner) runners up were the Lorn Nelson....
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Easingwold Air Cadets celebrate 50 years of service


5th July, 2019.


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2487 (Easingwold) Squadron of the Air Training Corps, based in Croft Close, Easingwold celebrated its 50th anniversary of being a squadron in its own right on Saturday 29th June 2019. The squadron, led by the Band of 110 (City of York) Squadron paraded from the Market Square to St John the Baptist and All Saints Church for a service of thanksgiving. In a packed church full of invited VIP guests, current cadets, ex cadets, members of staff past and present, current service men and women from RAF Linton on Ouse and parents of current cadets an excellent service was conducted by the Reverend Doctor Peter Bowes, Chaplain to the squadron, assisted by the Reverend Margaret Young, Vicar of Easingwold and Reverend Nigel Chapman, a previous squadron chaplain. Guests of Honour on the day were Air Commodore Ian Stewart, a previous Commandant of the Air Cadets, now the Chairman of the Reserve Forces and Cadets Association for Yorkshire and the Humber and Mrs Stewart....
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EPIC LIBRARY FOR ECPS


5th July, 2019.


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Over the last eighteen months the library at Easingwold Community Primary has been radically transformed - it is now unrecognizable! The arrival of Mr Pearce in September 2017 saw the English Leader, Mrs Bramma, tasked with an exciting project - can you redevelop the library? To do this help was needed! The first port of call was EPIC, a group of parents with children at the school who organized events to raise money to support the school. During the Autumn term they were tasked with raising £15,000 to provide a new library. This was an exciting project which the whole community were able to get involved in, showing a great deal of commitment and support from all involved. Various fund raising events were held over the course of the year, with all proceeds raised going into the 'pot' for the new library. Support came from local businesses, families and friends of the school and of course the pupils themselves. The school worked closely with the library installation company, Demco, who visited numerous times to share plans and ideas, which were redesigned several times till they were what we wanted from the space we had available....
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SUTTON ON THE FOREST YORKSHIRE COUNTRYWOMEN’S ASSOCIATION AND THE HUBY AND SUTTON SHOW 2019


5th July, 2019.


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The Sutton Branch of the Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association once again organized the very successful Home Produce and Crafts Marquee at this year’s Huby and Sutton Show on Sunday 23 June....
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MOUNTAINEERING COMES TO EASINGWOLD


5th July, 2019.


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Easingwold Friends of Cancer Research U.K. had the good fortune to host a talk at the Galtres Centre on 28th June given by John Barry, a renowned mountaineer and raconteur. This came about as his sister, Caroline, a member of the committee, was able to persuade him to come from his home in France to help raise funds for the charity. The good-sized audience was a mixture of interested locals and practising climbers from climbing clubs throughout the area....
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Easingwold parkrun gets under way


28th June, 2019.


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A fine sunny morning greeted the 150 participants and volunteers at the inaugural Millfield parkrun at 9am last Saturday. The event which is weekly, timed and free to enter takes place over 3 laps of the varied and interesting course at Millfield Park. Participants were able to walk, jog or run with the first finisher completing the 5km in 18mins 30secs. The organizing team formed after a public meeting back in January were very happy with the response to the event and received praise from the participants over the course and the organization. Results and times were published within an hour of the end of the event on the event website. Millfield becomes the 635th location in the UK to offer parkrun with over 2 million people registered to take part....
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Easingwold Running Club - Cleveland Way Special


28th June, 2019.


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Paparazzo wasn’t quite so sweet. Clark Kent, not so super. Chopper Dave was still in 1990s Seattle and Kent Brockman was still a cartoon… So… I’ve had to rely on my very own talented and professional reporters in the field. And when I couldn’t find them, I turned to Neil King and Kevin Johnson! Shortly before 8 p.m. on Sunday 23rd June, three members of ERC made their way into Helmsley to touch the Memorial in the town centre. The traditional finish of the ‘Cleveland Way Relay Race’. Our colours were worn by Sue, Isla and Fergus McClanachan. A fitting way for two of our younger club members (and Mum Sue) to complete the 109 miles relay race over and across the Moors from the coastal start in Filey....
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Easingwold and District U3A June Meeting


28th June, 2019.


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Tom Hardie-Forsyth was our speaker at the U3A this month. He is a retired soldier, senior civil servant and diplomat and his talk was about Iraq – Triumph and Tragedy. The Iraqi Ba’ath party were a pan-Arab socialist group which developed to subsume old traditions and beliefs. Saddam Hussein emerged as the leader in 1979. In 1980 the 8 year war against Iran began. Normal state functioning became impossible and huge monetary losses – in billions – sent the country into extreme poverty. In 1990 Iraq accused Kuwait of trying to keep oil prices low which was not helping their huge debt. In the middle of negotiations Iraqi troops invaded Kuwait. The UN backed sanctions against Iraq which followed – over 12 years – causing huge amounts of poverty and malnutrition to the general population....
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Kevin Hollinrake Signs Up To The Youth Friendly MP Charter


28th June, 2019.


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Thirsk and Malton MP, Kevin Hollinrake, has signed the Youth Friendly MP Charter which pledges support to five key principles of youth employment in Thirsk and Malton. The Charter is spearheaded by Youth Employment UK, which was set up in 2012 to tackle unemployment, and enable MPs to better understand the barriers and challenges facing young people. It followed a survey earlier this year of three thousand 14-24 year-olds transitioning from education to employment. The survey revealed that young people fear, above all else, that a lack of experience, perceived lack of jobs and mental health challenges will prevent them from finding work....
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Easingwold gets go ahead for £2.5m sports project


21st June, 2019.


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Community sport in Easingwold has been given a massive boost – as a £2.5million project has been given the go ahead. Outwood Academy Easingwold, the secondary school based on York Road, has secured funding from the Premier League, The Football Association (FA), the Government’s Football Foundation; Hambleton District Council; Easingwold Town AFC; and Friends of Easingwold School to help build a new 3G pitch and sports hall. Once completed the pitch will be Hambleton’s first community accessible full size 3G artificial sports pitch to serve sportspeople and sporting teams from the wider community. The project also includes a new sports hall on the school site which will provide a four court facility, with separate male and female changing rooms. The building will also have a reception area to supervise the out of hours’ community use of the new sports hall....
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Easingwold Young Farmers Club


21st June, 2019.


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Easingwold Young Farmers Club attended their annual District Rally hosted by Boroughbridge Young Farmers Club in Langthorpe. The club had a most enjoyable day taking part in many different competitions and livestock judging such as dairy and beef cattle, breeding ewes, butchers lambs, pigs and horses. Other activities to take part in on the day were arts and crafts, cookery, flower arranging, fashion, music and not forgetting the competitive tug of war and obstacle course....
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Pottery Painting Perfection


21st June, 2019.


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The girls at 1st Sutton on the Forest Brownies have been busy creating their very own creative masterpieces. The lovely Liz from Flowerpots came to visit, providing the unit with fantastic pottery painting evening. Each girl was able to paint the 1st initial of their name, however they desired using whichever colours they pleased. Their finished designs were then whisked away to be glazed in a kiln, which seals the pottery making it waterproof & durable, as well as brightening the colours....
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Shipton Village Bake Off Number 2


21st June, 2019.


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For a second year the villagers of Shipton and the surrounding area joined in the Shipton Village Bake Off. More than 45 people entered their baking in the 12 categories, more than 110 folk voted for their favourite item and more than 170 men, women and children attended the event in the Community Centre on June 8th. The cakes in the Technical Challenge and Showstopper Challenge were judged by show judges Mrs Pheobe Kendall and Mrs Dorothy Best. Mouth-watering and imaginative childrens’ birthday cakes were entered into the Showstopper Challenge. These works of art included a unicorn cake, a Rapunzel cake, a computer cake, and a piñata cake. All of the 10 masterpieces were tasted and deciding on the winners was a difficult task. Kasie Shipley was the Showstopper winner with her delightful sea shore creation and Elizabeth Burkhill was the winner of the Technical Challenge....
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Vicar in Charity Swim


14th June, 2019.


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The Vicar of Easingwold and Raskelf, the Rev’d Margaret Young, donned a wetsuit instead of clerical robes last Saturday and joined 10,000 others at Lake Windermere for the Great North Swim. The swimmers were divided into multiple groups of 200-300 for the swim from the Brockhole on Windermere centre. Weather conditions were not ideal but Margaret succeeded in battling against the cold water temperature, wind and rain to complete the 1,200 metre (1,312 yards) course....
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Raskelf Charity Vintage Tractor Run


14th June, 2019.


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Held on 25th May and organized by Geoff and Vivien Firth, raised the sum of £310.25 for Easingwold PreSchool Play Group. It is hoped that the money can help provide training to support special needs children as well as enhance the experience of all the pre-school children. Special appreciation to the generosity of the tractor men who enjoyed the run, and for those who were unable to attend but who kindly sent in a donation any way. Grateful appreciation also to Paul and Christine at The Black Bull Raskelf for providing an excellent meal at the end of the run....
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Digging for Sausages


14th June, 2019.


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Despite being rained off on Saturday the Allotment BBQ Social went ahead on Sunday 9th June at Breadlands. Gardeners shared their salads and toasted fiocacia on Steve's customized bbq. Complete with lid and stand he had the coals glowing to cook the meat and veggie scewers....
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Easingwold and District Flower Club


14th June, 2019.


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On Thursday, May 30th Carys Harrison gave a flower arranging demonstration entitled “Have Passport, Will Travel”. On this occasion we were transported to South America to the very tip of Argentina and the area known as Patagonia, where there are lovely mountains, glaciers, rivers and lakes and where there is a lot of wind! To represent a glacier, Carys had used some kitchen roll dipped in wax to form a tall outer covering for her dish containing floral foam. Some white twigs and silver foliage with white lilies, pale blue delphiniums and white peonies achieved a cool look in keeping with a glacier. In contrast, the next arrangement represented a garden in the town of Ushuaia. A large log had had its centre removed to make a hole for the wet foam around which Carys positioned a large number of fresh cornus twigs....
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Easingwold District Lions Summer Fayre


7th June, 2019.


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Waking up on the morning of the 1st June, we all hoped that the day would prove to be far better weather than 2018. It couldn’t be any worse that’s for sure! All looked promising although one or two more pessimistic folk kept saying that rain was forecast and it might be heavy. When it did start to rain our hearts sank. Ever looking skywards we were encouraged by brighter skies over yonder and sure enough we were rewarded when the clouds passed by and the sun came out for the best part of the day....
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A BIT OF A MARATHON!


7th June, 2019.


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Saturday 1st June saw the Galtres Fun Runs and 5km Multi Terrained timed Run take place at Millfield Park in Easingwold. A great Day. Plenty of runners enjoyed the course and received their medal, water and banana. There was a delightful atmosphere of excitement and anticipation as children as young as three took part with people much older but just as keen. Plenty of family and friends came along as spectators to cheer the runners along making for a truly happy day in our town. Many people made Saturday a success, sponsors kept our costs down and the amount raised was thus increased....
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Jack Redshaw selected for Yorkshire U13’s


7th June, 2019.


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Jack Redshaw from Easingwold has been selected to play for Yorkshire U13’s cricket team during the current season. Jack attends Ryedale School and plays for Easingwold 2nd XI and has been part of the Yorkshire Cricket club coaching pathway for the last 4 years, and this will be the 5th year he has represented the County. Last year Jack was awarded Hambleton District Council “Junior Sportsperson of the Year”. He has been selected this year after performances for North Yorkshire against the other four Yorkshire districts in April and May. He recently returned from a pre-season tournament in La Manga, Spain....
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Pond Dipping at Millfield


7th June, 2019.


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It is nice to see the pond dipping station at Millfield being used, now it has been completed. I have noticed several families make use of this facility and if you like looking for tadpoles there are a lot to find. There are also a number of other sorts of aquatic life visible and I also saw a small fish. I sat there quietly for a while and found it a lovely, tranquil spot. The yellow flag iris is beautiful. A whitethroat has a nest in a nearby bush and was singing its scratchy song and a number of other birds where busy amongst the reeds searching for food....
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ITS A BIG THUMBS UP FROM 1ST EASINGWOLD SCOUT GROUP


1st June, 2019.


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Leaders, scouts, Executive members and the District Commissioner Gary Roberts gathered at The Easingwold Outdoor Centre to welcome and say much appreciation to Richard Todd from F.D. Todd & Sons Ltd. who, through the Landfill Communities Fund, have awarded the Group a grant of £100,000. The grant will be used to fund the building of the new scout hut to replace the old one which dates back to the 1940s and which has served both Easingwold Town and the community so well over many decades. DC Gary Roberts commented that without such amazing support from businesses like F.D. Todd & Sons Ltd....
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Easingwold Cricket Club


1st June, 2019.


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Last Friday “All Stars” ECB cricket initiative started at Easingwold. “All Stars” is a scheme for 5-8 years olds to introduce the game of cricket to enthusiastic youngsters....
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Shipton Parish Council


1st June, 2019.


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Shipton by Beningbrough Parish Council are very excited to announce that residents will now benefit by having round the clock access to vital life-saving equipment as a Community Public Access Defibrillator (CPAD) which has been installed in the foyer of the Dawnay Arms Pub on Main Street. Thanks to funding from the Easingwold and District Lions Club and Wernick Refurbished Buildings, Station Lane and the services of Ken Machen, a local electrician, the defibrillator can be used by members of the local community to help in an emergency if someone suffers a cardiac arrest....
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Parish Visit to Iona


1st June, 2019.


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On the 18th May, 23 people, mostly members of Easingwold & Raskelf Parish Church and others from further afield, made the 340 mile journey northwards travelling on 2 coaches and 2 ferries to the beautiful Inner Hebridean Isle of Iona for a 7 day stay at Bishop’s House retreat. With the tiny chapel of St. Columba at its heart, the house has been described as a place of “prayer, study, contemplation and Eucharist”....
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Easingwold Young Farmers Tractor Run 2019


25th May, 2019.


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On Sunday 12th May Easingwold Young Farmers held their annual charity tractor run, which saw a turnout of 42 tractors leave Flawith on this sunny morning for a 50 mile tour around North Yorkshire. We had a great array of tractors varying through different makes, models and ages. The aim of the tractor run was to raise funds for Easingwold Young Farmers Club and Freddie's Fight.5....
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EASINGWOLD GOLF
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25th May, 2019.


The ladies playing season is picking up pace now with competitions for trophies being played, draws done for knockout competitions and the team matches have also started: so the ladies certainly get plenty of exerise to keep them healthy. At the end of April they played in an external competition called the County Fours, which is organized for the whole of Yorkshire and so many from each club qualify to go through to the next round and if successful onto the final in August at Ilkley Golf Club. Definitely something to aim for....
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Governors discuss national school funding crisis with local MP

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25th May, 2019.


Ahead of the government's comprehensive spending review later this year, and as part of the National Governance Association's 'Funding the Future' campaign, governors from Alne Primary School met with Thirsk and Malton MP, Kevin Hollinrake, to discuss the issue of school funding and the challenges local schools are facing. Analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies reveals that spending per pupil has fallen by 8% in real terms over the last decade with North Yorkshire being one of the lowest funded local authorities....
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Former Easingwold student releases #1 bestselling debut novel


25th May, 2019.


New crime author inspired by high school production of Macbeth. Former Easingwold School student, Samantha Goodwin, nee Finnerty, recently released her debut novel, Murder at Macbeth, on 17th May 2019. The crime mystery story was longlisted for the international Flash 500 Novel Award and centres around a talented, young actress who unwittingly stabs herself live onstage after a prop knife is tampered with. Described as “suspenseful, unputdownable and utterly thrilling”, Murder at Macbeth has already garnered rave five-star reviews from book bloggers and authors worldwide. It reached the #1 spot on two Amazon UK bestseller lists and briefly outranked Anthony Horowitz on the release day....
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EASINGWOLD & DISTRICT COMMUNITY DAY

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18th May, 2019.


A Great Day Out! Easingwold & District Community Day took place on Saturday 11th May and it was a great celebration of beautiful Easingwold and its welcoming residents. The aim of the day was to bring everyone together and to share what Easingwold and the community offers. We certainly achieved that! There was something for everyone with superb activities for kids and stalls in the Galtres Centre grounds, beautiful Classic Cars in the town centre, an Open Day at the Bowls Club – in total over 80 organizations providing information, support and demonstrations throughout the day....
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Easingwold Town End of Season Tournament

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18th May, 2019.


On Sunday Easingwold Town A.F.C. held their annual end of season club tournament and fun day for all our junior players from U5-U16. As usual the format comprised 5 groups of mini-leagues with evenly balanced mixed aged and ability teams. Most teams were managed by a parent rather than their usual coach plus a number of parents who volunteered to ref. With medals for the winners and runners up in each group the sun shone and nearly 200 boys and girls at our Club enjoyed their football cheered on by a large contingent of parents and supporters....
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Redevelopment of the Easingwold Outdoor Centre (The Dawney)….Breaking Ground!

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18th May, 2019.


1st Easingwold Scout Group were pleased to welcome representatives from Polypipe.com to The Dawney last week. Polypipe are supporting the project to rebuild a new scouting and community facility on Dawney Lane by generously donating all the piping necessary for the new water supply and for the new build. This marks a significant milestone for the project which has been well supported by Town, District and County Councils and by several funding bodies who recognize the value to the whole community of this unique resource....
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Nationwide and EDCCA

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18th May, 2019.


EDCCA have been the chosen charity in the Nationwide Building Society in Easingwold between January and April this year. During this time they ran two quizzes for us, sold over a hundred chicks and wrist warmers knitted by Volunteers, Trustees and our Knit and Natter Group, sold cakes made by EDCCA Trustees, staff and volunteers, raffled a hamper and latterly original works of art donated by talented local artists....
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RAOTW Cheque Presentation

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10th May, 2019.


On Sunday 5th May the organizers of Rockin' All Over The Wold paid a visit to the Beadlam Tractor Run at Wombleton Airfield near Helmsley, to meet with the crew of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and to present them with a cheque for £1,000 The donation was made from the profits of last year's RAOTW event which saw a huge turnout in scorching summer conditions. Also present was Owen Bower, landlord of The Commercial Inn, Easingwold, who was the event's main sponsor last year....
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The Best of Times

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10th May, 2019.


The Lions Best of Times show which was held on Saturday night at the Galtres Centre. We had a great audience and despite two of the cast having bad colds with sore throats and another having been injured quite badly by a horse the day before, the show went on. There were songs from the times of the blitz with the stage set to look like the London Underground....
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Easingwold Town AFC - Vandalism

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10th May, 2019.


Easingwold Town Football Club boasts one of the best football playing facilities in the Yorkshire and North East area. The investment of many years of hard work by volunteers has enabled girls and boys from the age of 5 through to adults to develop not just their footballing skills, but also realize the benefits of regular exercise, team sport and friendships they take into adulthood. I have been a coach/manager for over 13 years at the club and now assist with the maintenance of the grounds and pitches....
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Easingwold Library

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10th May, 2019.


We were celebrating at the library last week as one of our younger members collected a Bookstart Bear Club certificate to mark her 60th library visit! This young lady is one of our most regular customers - she comes to the library every week with her Grandma to choose books to enjoy reading at home, as well as to play with the puzzles we have in the children’s section. It has been lovely to see her grow in confidence chatting to staff and volunteers ready for the new challenge of starting school in September, where we wish her every success. Congratulations....
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Scouts Parade on St George's Day

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3rd May, 2019.


On the afternoon of Sunday 28th April 2019 the Easingwold District Scouts paraded in celebration of St George’s day. Whilst St George is patron Saint of England he was also adopted as the patron Saint of Scouting by its founder Robert Baden-Powell who felt that the Saint George legend set a good example of faith, courage and perseverance for future generations. The Scouts paraded from Market Place, Easingwold to St John the Baptist and All Saints Church to the sound of marching music played through loud speakers which were mounted on a leading vehicle and traffic was controlled with kind assistance of Ringway traffic management as part of their commitment to community programme....
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Cup Win for Easingwold Town U11s

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3rd May, 2019.


On Sunday 28 April, Easingwold Town U11 Hawks won their cup final 10-0 to end the season on a high at the York Mitchell League Finals Day held at Poppleton. The trophy event began in January with Easingwold Town U11 Hawks placed in a group with Bishopthorpe, Copmanthorpe, Hambleton, York Cubs, and two teams from Carr Vikings. Easingwold won all six games in the group stage with an aggregate score of 62-3 (not a typo!) and so qualified to play in the final against Carr Vikings Blue. After a difficult first 15 minutes, Easingwold finally took the lead with a goal from Max Ingram who finished neatly after a defence-splitting pass by Gabriel Syms. Max Ingram scored again shortly before half-time, this time Peter Herman providing the perfect through ball. It was 2-0 at half time with Easingwold facing a tougher task than anticipated....
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EASINGWOLD FREEMASONS SUPPORT ST LEONARD’S HOSPICE

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3rd May, 2019.


When Easingwold resident, schoolteacher and artist Richard Gray was elected Worshipful Master of the Forest of Galtres Masonic Lodge, one of his pleasant tasks was to direct the Lodge’s support for local charities. In recent years these have included the EDCCA, the air cadets and the Easingwold Friends of Chernobyl Children. Richard has a strong admiration for the hospice movement, so he chose St Leonard’s Hospice as his primary charity. His charity steward, Derek Godden, found that the hospice needed to renew their ten-year-old in-patient mattresses and had chosen the OSKA Lateral Tilt Mattress as a suitable replacement....
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Superb Graffiti in Stillington Village Hall

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3rd May, 2019.


The visit by Graffiti Classics to Stillington village hall last Sunday evening had been long anticipated. Many people came from outside the village and every seat was taken. Graffiti classics is a string quartet of classically trained graduates who met in Covent Garden. They decided that classical music whilst still being performed at the highest professional level should also be made fun and inclusive for everyone through interaction and comedy. They created a unique and world class virtuosic comedy show. Since then they have performed literally all over the world from Vietnam to USA and in most countries in Europe....
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THE SERVICES AT THE CROSS

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27th April, 2019.


We gathered on Good Friday at the gaunt, bare cross on the Market Green for the annual service arranged by Churches Together in Easingwold and District (CTED), organized this year by Easingwold Methodist Church. After a welcome from Rev. Elizabeth Cushion, we joined together in singing the favourite hymn “Lift High the Cross”. Opening prayers were led by Rev. Fr James Callaghan, O.S.B., followed by a reading of the crucifixion story from St Luke, by Janet Crane from the Community Church, and the hymn “There is a Green Hill”. In her reflection, Elizabeth noted that, in recent times, shops have been promoting their pre-Christmas trade with so-called ‘Black Fridays’, benefitting the shoppers, but also the retailers, hoping their accounts turn from red to black! Today is also a strangely named day: Good Friday could easily be called Black Friday, the day when we remember Jesus crucified, when evil triumphed and even the sky turned black....
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ETAFC U16’s: 11 years come to an end, but what a journey it has been!

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27th April, 2019.


Back in 2007 a new cohort of players joined ETAFC, aged 4 and with very little football experience they were initially coached by the infamous ‘Mr.B’. As U5’s the players were soon introduced to competitive fixtures when they were invited to join the U6 team, lead by Clive Rhodes. The U5’s made their match debuts in January 2008. The following season Danny Gath had his arm twisted to become lead coach of the U6’s, soon followed by Aisha Hepton. This was to be the start of an eleven year partnership with one goal in mind: to develop young footballers to become the best they could be! Over the next two seasons the squad continued to grow, and regular friendly matches were arranged. In 2010 the squad had now grown massively and as U8’s they would enter their first season of friendlies organized by the Mitchell League....
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Crayke Headteacher Completes The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

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27th April, 2019.


Mr. Buttery (Headteacher at Crayke Church of England Primary School) is very grateful to all those who generously sponsored him. Over £500 has now been raised; the final total will be split between CHASA (Crayke Home and School Association) and purchasing a defibrillator for Crayke Sports Club & Village Hall. Mr. Buttery said “without a shadow of a doubt, the Yorkshire Three Peaks is the most underestimated walking challenge in Britain. At 24.5 miles and with over 1,500m (4,921 ft) of ascent it was our toughest walking challenge to date....
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An Eggciting Time Was Had By All!

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27th April, 2019.


Easingwold Methodist Church Kids Club held a wonderful Easter activity day last week. The children watched a DVD telling the Easter story from Palm Sunday through to Easter Day. After each section of the story the children and helpers had great fun making, cutting and sticking – even creating a ride- on donkey and palm leaves which were used to loud Hosannas as we processed around the building. We all helped to paint a picture of the Last Supper which surely rivals Leonardo’s masterpiece – this one, however is on display in our church....
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Best Cancelled Event Ever!

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20th April, 2019.


When an event gets cancelled that’s usually the end of it – but not here in Easingwold! The Squires Egg Run was cancelled at the start of last week and it was a bit of a blow to all involved, but instead of accepting this fate the businesses in Easingwold decided to pull off their own event and launched Easingwold’s Sunday Fun’Day to raise funds for Yorkshire Air Ambulance. There was an egg hunt for the kids (and big kids), music, raffle, food galore, coffee and much more – not the mention the hundreds of bikes, scooters and trikes filling up the market place....
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Cricket Pavilion Opening Night Success

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20th April, 2019.


Kevin Hollinrake MP opened the new cricket pavilion development to a packed house last Saturday evening. This was an opportunity to showcase the facility for sport but also demonstrate the opportunities for private hire for parties, christenings etc. Appreciation was recognized again to WREN for their generous financial support provided through their Landfill Communities Fund. Local residents and many new faces turned out in force to be wined and dined on BBQ sausage baps and cup cakes branded with the new ECC badge....
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Crayke School's Spectacular Spelling Bee Event

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20th April, 2019.


Crayke Church of England Primary School held its first ‘Spelling Bee’ event for Years 1 to 6 on Tuesday 9th April to raise the profile of spelling across the school. Teachers at the school are working hard to teach the children the value of learning to spell, and to develop their knowledge of different spelling patterns. Headteacher Andrew Buttery said “just as we celebrate sports at Sports Day, we want to celebrate the efforts that children are making with their spelling!....
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Easter excitement at Sutton on the Forest School

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20th April, 2019.


The end of the spring term has been an exciting one at Sutton on the Forest Primary School. A challenging science day was held on 5 April which involved the whole school looking at a variety of science based activities. The children in class 3 designed, tested and built bridges whilst the younger children looked at electrical conductors and developed their own marble runs. The children in Year 5 have spent the last 3 days of term at Robinwood activity centre trying their hands at a variety of exciting activities....
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York RI 1-1 Easingwold U19s

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12th April, 2019.


Sunday 7th April 2019. After nearly a full month with no football the young lads from Easingwold were delighted to be back out in the pitch and taking on a tough York RI team who were hoping to win the title by claiming 3 points against Town. The match began with York RI playing well going forward but the resolute defence ably shielded by a strong central midfield held firm and showed great intelligence and discipline. As the match continued Easingwold grew into the game with some swift counter attacking, causing the opposition all sorts of problems especially in the wide areas....
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Jacob the Hedgehog

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12th April, 2019.


Jacob was found being eaten alive by fleas in the garden of Springhill Court. He was only small approx. 4” long. A member of staff with a connection with a rescue centre took him in hand and asked some of us residents to choose a name, our resident Keith shouted out Jacob, so that was that Jacob the hedgehog it is. Jacob was in a very poor condition but after being flea’d and given antibiotics he survived and is now a much happier hedgehog....
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GIRLGUIDING IN EASINGWOLD

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12th April, 2019.


Belinda Channing, the District commissioner for Girlguiding in Easingwold, has recently been presented with her 20 year long service award. Belinda has been Commissioner for over 6 years, but is now handing over the reins to a new volunteer....
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Cricket Club Pavilion project nears completion

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12th April, 2019.


Easingwold Cricket Club’s latest project to enhance facilities within the cricket pavilion is close to completion. Over the last 4 months works have been undertaken to extend the pavilion footprint, create new dressing rooms, showers & toilets compliant with revised ECB regulations, extend the lounge area and redecorate with new carpets, chairs and upholstery....
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EPIC

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5th April, 2019.


Easingwold Primary in the Community (PTA for Easingwold Primary School), have had a busy start to 2019. The regular monthly quiz hosted by Jo McHugh at The Angel, is always a fun and sociable evening and has raised £386.50 since the start of the year, new teams and individuals are always welcome. A new idea for 2019 was the launch of Bingo nights for the pupils and run by the teachers. These evenings have been really popular and see the older pupils working with the reception children to assist them in completing their bingo cards. There are monetary prizes for a line and a full house, so this really increases the concentration levels!! So far they have raised £229.99....
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Superhero Helps the Council Tidy up Easingwold!

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5th April, 2019.


If you used your Spidey Senses on Saturday afternoon you would have seen this superhero along with all the other local heros taking part in the Great British Spring Clean! Easingwold Town Council ran the event for the second year, calling on help from the community to bag up all the rubbish they could find....
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Third Easingwold Brownies

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5th April, 2019.


On Wednesday 20 March, Third Easingwold Brownies had a visit from Mrs Nicola Thorpe, who is a personal trainer and a P.E teacher at a local boarding school. She came along to assist the brownies with one of their challenges for the Be Well Stage 2 badge. Through the meeting, she taught them interesting facts about various muscles in their bodies and showed them exercises that they could do to strengthen them. They played different games using different muscles to highlight their importance....
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Serious Stuff at Stillington Village Hall

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5th April, 2019.


It was only after a remarkable stroke of luck that Stillington Village Hall was chosen to host a ranking tournament event for the Association of British Scrabble Players. Craig Beevers, a Grand Master, who began playing competitively in 2003 and became came World Champion in 2014 and British Champion the following year, was looking for a suitable venue in the northeast of England to stage a ranking tournament event....
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Easingwold Primary School News

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29th March, 2019.


Year 3/4 Performance: What a way to finish a busy month! The Year 3/4s held two evening performances at the Galtres Centre linked to their Egyptian topic. The singing was wonderful and it was great to see the children acting so confidently. They were able to tell the audience so many different facts and figures, it was really impressive. Well done to everyone involved and appreciation to Neil and the team at the Galtres Centre for allowing us the use of this wonderful venue....
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EASINGWOLD AIR CADETS SUPPORT ALNE HALL

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29th March, 2019.


Easingwold air cadets have been hard at work supporting Alne Hall. On Saturday three cadets came to Alne Hall to maintain the gardens. They helped to prepare the garden for the spring planting and tidied the patio area which residents use to enjoy the summer months....
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England Success for Ellie

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29th March, 2019.


Easi-RockIts’ Ellie Bowman was recently invited to take part in trials for the England VX squad. Ellie has been a long-standing member of Easi-RockIts and has become a solid, reliable player, to the point where club coach, Paul Hildreth, felt she was ready for the trials. VX is a sport that is becoming increasingly international and the standards are getting higher and higher. The England Squad is very selective about who is taken onto the programme but also selective about who is invited so anyone at the trials has really earned the place to be there....
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Easingwold and District U3A March Meeting

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29th March, 2019.


On Tuesday Jules Marley came to speak to the U3A meeting about the work of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE). This is a charity whose motto is “We stand up for the countryside”. They do not own any land but over the years since they were formed they have tried to represent people by listening and hearing what people are saying about the countryside. They research the facts and try to take a balanced view of harm versus benefits....
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Local Bowling Club are League Champions 2018-19

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22nd March, 2019.


St Cuthbert's short mat bowling club, based at Stillington Sports and Social Club, won the 2018-19 Ryedale League Championship after 30 years of trying. Compared with many of its rivals, they are a small club, drawing its members from the local villages and towns such as Crayke, Easingwold, Thornton le Clay, Gilling etc. However, the Club punches above its weight, and competes in three local short mat bowling leagues - the Vale of York, Kyle Valley and Ryedale....
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It’s a family affair

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22nd March, 2019.


Easingwold’s Charlie Fram recently attended trials for the England VX squad and was delighted to be successful. He now joins his sisters Emma and Becca on the National Programme. Charlie, Emma and Becca all started their VX journey with Easi-RockIts and all impressed so much that they, one by one, have become part of the youth England squad. Becca even got her first representation at the European Championships in Bilbao in October so has become a full England international....
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Alne Story Power of Nature

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22nd March, 2019.


At the start of last week storm Gareth hit Alne hard and caused some damage around the village. A large Alder tree which proved to be rotten at its core on close examination fell partly across The Avenue road out of the village near the river Kyle bridge. During the morning rush hour vehicles could only just manage to squeeze past with care. A fence and wall was also brought down elsewhere in the village by the ferocious winds overnight....
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Mile markers and Mounting blocks

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22nd March, 2019.


It was good to read recently in the Advertiser about the group mending the broken cast iron mile ‘stone‘ found in pieces on the A19. It’s good to know there are people who notice these things and fix them. These markers are irreplaceable pieces of history. We have a similar one in the Green at Sutton on the Forest. It is in good repair so far but it’s curious in that the “hands” point in the wrong direction, York instead of Helmsley and vice versa. My guess it has been moved from the other side of the B1363 at some stage. Another guess is that it dates from about 1881 when the York - Oswaldkirk Turn Pike Road was taken over by the local authority. It is a “listed” monument, so the Parish Council is obliged to look after it. Hambleton District Council used to paint it periodically but has given that job up and locals look after it now....
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All the Action from Alne Primary School

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16th March, 2019.


Uniform or No Uniform - A team of Year 5 and 6 children took part in the Hambleton debating competition. Prior to the event the children prepared, wrote and rehearsed their arguments on whether primary school children should wear uniform. On the day they presented their speeches and then were put against a panel to answer questions....
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EASINGWOLD SCOUTS OFF TO A GREAT START FOR EURO 2020 POLAND

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16th March, 2019.


Two 1st Easingwold Scouts are raising funds for their trip of lifetime to the European Scout Jamboree in Poland in 2020. They have kicked off their fundraising campaign by helping local resident Eunice with some painting. Eunice herself is a dedicated charity worker collecting old jewellery and watches/clocks for The Ear Trust which supports the diagnosis & management of deaf babies, children and adults helping them to live socially active and engaging lives, very much in the ethos of scouting. If you have any items that you think might be useful for Eunice please contact Group Scout Leader (GSL) Beverley Griffiths....
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Newton on Ouse WI

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16th March, 2019.


We began our March meeting with a welcome to 3 visitors and reports on the Environmental Day at Stockton on Forest which had been an eye opening and sobering fact finding day and a more light hearted report on the recent backstage tour of the Theatre Royal, York. Both events proved interesting, fun and educational. Official business was dealt with quickly and efficiently to ensure we were able to move on to our speaker for the night, Mary from the Kaminari UK Taiko Drummers....
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EASINGWOLD AND DISTRICT FLOWER CLUB

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16th March, 2019.


“Flowers for Fun” tempted nine members to explore the theme set for this Practice Session. There were some very colourful displays, not least from Diane Rex who used nine pink and nine yellow gerberas arranged in four rows, with orange, yellow and pink roses at the base. Joyce Hearnshaw, the assessor said that it was very worthy of first place even though no other novices had had a go! The Intermediate Class had the most exhibitors — four in all, and Beryl Ramsden was awarded first place with a very neat design of pink carnations placed centrally in her angled line in with some purple lisianthus placed behind the carnations which gave the design depth....
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1st Kyle Valley Scouts Strike Gold

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8th March, 2019.


Last week 1st Kyle Valley Scouts, based in Tholthorpe, had their end of half term awards night. Over 40 awards were presented ranging from Martial Arts and Equestrian Activities to Chef, Writer and even Powerboat Coxwain! It was also my very great pleasure to award two Chief Scout’s Gold Awards, the highest award for Scouts, on behalf of Bear Grylls. It’s not very often that we award one of these, two at once is amazing. The Scouts concerned; Callum Wilson and Ella Lupton, have both demonstrated the highest Scouting values over an extended period of time....
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Huby & Sutton on the Forest Agricultural Society Ploughing Match

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8th March, 2019.


On Saturday 23rd February Huby & Sutton on the Forest Agricultural Society held their annual ploughing match by kind permission of Fridlington Farms near Strensall. It was a glorious sunny day after the mist cleared. We had over 60 entries who were all keen to have a go at ploughing on grassland, which is a little trickier than the usual stubble field. The classes included, Vintage Trailed, Tractor High cut, Classic Class, Vintage Mounted, Modern Conventional, Ferguson, 3 furrows, a Commercial Reversible Class & also 4 ploughmen came to plough in a world style reversible class to get ready for the European & World competitions....
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Local Rider to compete in Macmillan Charity Raceday

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8th March, 2019.


Leah Cooper of Husthwaite will be one of twelve amateur riders lining up to ride in the annual Macmillan Charity Raceday on the famous Knavesmire at York Racecourse in front of a crowd of over 20,000 this year....
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Coppicing information Morning

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8th March, 2019.


Easingwold Green Spaces has been busy in Millfield Woods making good use of the coppiced hazel. We have sorted out pea sticks and bean poles and erected low fencing. Quite a few people have asked us what we were doing and why we are doing it, so we thought we would have an open morning with cake on offer to explain our actions....
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Industrial Anaerobic Digestion Plant Planning Failed

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2nd March, 2019.


The planning application with NYCC to build a large industrial anaerobic digestion (AD) plant on the outskirts of Tollerton has failed to get the go ahead at County Hall Northallerton this week, it was rejected by a large majority....
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Forest of Galtres Camera Club

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2nd March, 2019.


Mike and Doug travelled all the way from Bridlington to Easingwold to share their thoughts on judging photographic competitions. Mike has judged for more than three decades. The aim of the evening was to give an insight into the thought processes of a judge who was considering the work of amateur photographers. This was approached in two ways. Initially, both men shared their views on the judging process and then members worked in pairs to judge twenty selected images....
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Gardening Talks

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2nd March, 2019.


March marks the turning point of the year. Days are getting longer, new shoots fairly burst from the ground and colour floods back into the garden. Although trees are yet to unfurl their tight buds, early flowering shrubs, alpines and spring bulbs bloom in vibrant shades under spring sunshine. One of the most striking things about spring flowers is how they form great carpets of colour in woodland and meadows. Only think of the gentle tapestries of wood anenomes in white masses among trees, or the ‘host of golden daffodils’ as Wordsworth puts it, ‘continuous as the stars that shine and twinkle on the Milky Way’; then the seas of bluebells that come later....
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Signposts in Antarctica

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2nd March, 2019.


It is such a pleasure to be able to welcome local academics to lecture to the Forest of Galtres Society, and we had that pleasure again in February when Tom Hardie-Forsyth talked to us about his stint, working in Antarctica, in the 1970s. Antarctica is a name created by adding ante, for opposite, to Arctic, so Antarctica is the name for the southern continent. Between 1975 and 1978 Tom was part of the British Expedition which was stationed at Halley. One of their topics for research was the hole in the ozone layer, and seeing what records for ozone levels could be discovered in the Antarctic ice. The size of the hole in the ozone layer doubles in size in the summer....
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Making a Stand

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22nd February, 2019.


The villagers of Tollerton turned out in force to show their opposition to plans for constructing an Industrial Scale anaerobic digester off Sykes Lane. The protest was attended by local North Yorkshire County Councillor Peter Sowray who accepted a petition of objection signed by over 300 individuals as residents massed onto the Village Green. Protesters walked along Sykes Lane as far as The Station Inn, just over the railway bridge, where they were addressed by local MP Kevin Hollinrake. He acknowledged the strength of opinion against the proposed development and promised to relay this to the Planning Committee....
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FIVE DIAMONDS!?

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22nd February, 2019.


No, not a bid at Bridge, but a Wedding Anniversary Thanksgiving Service for 5 couples at Easingwold Parish Church, who last year each achieved 60 years of marriage! This could also be regarded as the last commemoration of the church’s 600th anniversary which we celebrated in 2018, since 5 couples x 2 people x 60 years = 600 years! Vicar Rev. Margaret Young arranged this special Eucharist service as a tribute to marriage last Sunday, the nearest one to St Valentine’s Day! In her address, Margaret commented on how we celebrate marriage, though it may not always be easy: it involves two different people with sometimes different viewpoints. Marriage vows are a public commitment to share everything with the spouse. The important phrases are “to love and to cherish”. There can, of course, be good times and bad. But marriage is more than just the couple themselves: God is with them, and they have the support of family and friends. In conclusion, Margaret thanked all these couples for being an inspiration to others....
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Easingwold U13 Harriers Share 8 Goals in Thriller

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22nd February, 2019.


On a fantastic Sunday morning for football, the U13 Harriers hosted Copmanthorpe in what turned out to be the best game of the season. Easingwold started well, creating a number of early chances before taking the lead. Against the run of play and first half possession, Copmanthorpe struck twice to lead 2-1 at the break. Unfortunate to be behind at halftime, things quickly got worse for the Harriers as Copmanthorpe scored two quick goals to lead 4-1....
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Easingwold Teenager Nominated for Two Yorkshire Choice Awards

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22nd February, 2019.


Matt Greenwood following his success of becoming the youngest-ever Britcar Endurance champion and youngest National Endurance racing champion, has been nominated for Young Achiever of the Year and also Sporting Achievement of the Year at the Yorkshire Choice Awards 2019. The Easingwold racer fought hard throughout the season, with his teammate Sarah Moore, in their Whitworth Chemists sponsored Ginetta G50 managed by Tockwith Motorsports. Showing some magnificent and breath-taking race-craft and the ability to deal with unexpected inclement conditions, Matt has now set his sights on success at the Yorkshire Choice Awards....
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NEW VEHICLE ARRIVES AT ALNE HALL

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15th February, 2019.


Alne Hall welcomed the arrival of their new adapted vehicle last week. The vehicle which has been adapted to carry one wheelchair user will enable the residents to go out more conveniently to appointments and go shopping or visit friends locally. The vehicle was donated by the Friends of Alne Hall who take part in regular fundraising activities....
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Town Band update: a Workshop, a Tour – and a Wet Footnote

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15th February, 2019.


On Saturday 9 February the Town Band, with the generous support of Easingwold resident Mr Brian Bousfield, put on a Brass Workshop at the Galtres Centre. 27 learners, from school age to pensioners, were given a thorough workout in playing technique by tutors Richard Wilton, Musical Director of York’s top-flight Shepherd Group Brass Band and his colleague Mike Pratt. Participants came from the Town Band’s own training group and from Swinton, Thirsk and Northallerton Bands. The high quality of their performance of three short pieces, played as a ‘finale’ for friends and family members, certainly impressed their audience. Cornet player Dawn Shuttleworth from Huby said, “With all the help and advice given to us, I came away feeling encouraged and motivated in my efforts to become a better player.” At the Galtres Centre that evening, the Town Band raised over £600 at its ‘Camel Race Night’ in support of its summer Tour to Germany. Organizer (and baritone horn player) Simon Rose said, “With more than 80 participants, racing and betting got off to a brisk start and never looked back – there was plenty of noise and laughter all round....
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Easingwold Harriers U13s Secure Second Clean Sheet

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15th February, 2019.


After improved performances in recent weeks, last Sunday we visited Poppleton Panthers. The Harriers came away with an 8-0 victory and a second clean sheet of the season....
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School Games Award For Alne Primary School

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15th February, 2019.


Sport has always been important at Alne Primary School and we are very proud to have been given a School Games Mark award in recognition of our 'commitment to, engagement in and delivery of competitive school sport.' The award acknowledges the quality of the overall PE provision and the school's commitment to extracurricular sporting opportunities such as dance, yoga, gymnastics, judo and climbing. In the last year, all the children have had the opportunity to represent the school at a sporting event with our cricket, hockey, tag rugby, athletics, and football teams enjoying success in various competitions. We have also welcomed external coaches into the school from Yorkshire County Cricket Club and York City Football Club to work with the children and further develop their skills....
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YORKSHIRE WIN IN THE LANCASHIRE MASTERS

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8th February, 2019.


Our local badminton coach, Denis Cleary and his partner Ron Mellor from Huddersfield took the Gold in last weekends badminton tournament held in Lancashire. Some tough matches against some excellent opponents but teamwork with perseverance and a good game plan secured a great win....
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Forest of Galtres Camera Club

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8th February, 2019.


Members, apart from those on the committee, walked into the Parish Rooms to find a wonderful surprise. Committee members had reached a decision at their meeting held on Thursday of last week, that a new projector should be bought. With the decision made, the projector was ordered on Friday, here on Monday and set up by Mike Wallis, President, before members began arriving Monday evening. Smiles all round....
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Sutton On The Forest Preschool

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8th February, 2019.


Over the last few weeks we have been reaping the benefits in regards to the amount of space we have in our preschool hall. Having such a large hall means we have been able to zoom about on bikes and cars, jump around on our soft play equipment, practice our catching and throwing skills and also climb about on our big wooden climbing frame-and that was just inside (whilst leaving the rest of the hall for all our other activities)....
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Easingwold Country Market

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8th February, 2019.


What an exciting way to start the Centenary celebrations of Country Markets! Our NEW venue SHIPTON VILLAGE HALL was a big hit (despite the snow). Some established customers from Easingwold, new people from Shipton, Haxby and Newton, members of local WI’s all came to support us. The café was a big hit too. This photo makes it look quiet but none of us had time to take another one later on when we got a lot busier....
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EDCCA and FOSM

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1st February, 2019.


Friends of St Monica’s have agreed to fund two projects which will be run and administered by EDCCA. One – to provide car scheme assistance in the form of pre-arranged daily journeys to and from the York Against Cancer minibus which transports patients to and from the Bexley Unit at St James hospital in Leeds. This will benefit people in the Easingwold and District Area who find it difficult to make the journey alone. Indeed using the minibus has helped people share their journey with people who are undergoing similar treatments and can support each other. Passengers in our area will be referred to us by various means including the hospital....
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Millfield Clear Up

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1st February, 2019.


On a sunny, if windy, morning Easingwold Green Spaces braved the elements and ventured on a grand tidy round of the Millfield wood and wetland area. There were still lots of tree guards to hack off and thinning out of invasive species. A track was also cut, through the willow herb to the pond, to enable a permanent path to be constructed....
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Local Therapy Dog selected to attend Crufts

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1st February, 2019.


Piper, who is a registered Therapy Dog with the charity “Therapy Dogs Nationwide”, has been selected to appear at Crufts, the worlds biggest dog show. She’s been chosen, out of large number of dogs, to represent the Kennel Club’s “Bark & Read” programme in March. Piper attends weekly sessions at Outwood Academy Easingwold, where she listens to pupils read in the Library. Each student gets a 15 minute session, for 4 consecutive weeks. By the end of the 4 sessions, there is a noticeable improvement in both the students’ confidence & reading ability....
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FREEMASONS CELEBRATE BURNS NIGHT

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1st February, 2019.


If you were near The George Hotel in Easingwold on Saturday evening you may have heard some stirring bagpipe music. Some thirty freemasons, wives and friends were holding their annual Burns Night celebration. The haggis is traditionally piped into the room, before being served to the assembled guests. The photo shows W. Brother David Rowlands in mid address to the haggis....
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1st Aid Skills

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25th January, 2019.


On Tuesday 22nd of January, girls from 1st Sutton on the Forest Brownies were very fortunate to be taught some essential life saving skills, how to perform CPR correctly. The girls listened to the instructor well and by the end of the evening could confidently perform their newly learnt skills on the resusci-anne dummies....
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ROYAL BRITISH LEGION NATIONAL AWARD FOR LOCAL MAN

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25th January, 2019.


Well known local man Keith Craig (pictured left) has been awarded The Royal British Legion (RBL) Gold Badge. Keith was presented with this prestigious award by Major General M Charlton-Weedy CBE DL (County President) at the North and East Yorkshire County Annual Conference of the RBL, held at The Galtres Centre, Easingwold on 12th January 2019....
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1st Kyle Valley Scouts

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25th January, 2019.


1st Kyle Valley Scouts - celebrating another great year for our young members! The scouting movement in the UK seems to get a lot of positive press these days, which is a huge tribute to both the young people involved as well as all the adult volunteers who give up their free time to provide amazing, life enriching experiences for children between the ages of 6 and 18. Bear Grylls is a fantastic ambassador and has done a lot of work to spread the news about how much being a member of a scouting troop can benefit young people. He is joined by a host of other influential well known supporters such as Tim Peake and Ellie Simmonds OBE to name but a few. 1st Kyle Valley troop is proud to be a part of this, and is celebrating another successful year in Scouting....
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U7 Easingwold Hawks

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25th January, 2019.


Easingwold’s first match of the 2019 Trophy event was a very tight match. Very much a two ended affair, Easingwold’s back three held out against some periods of extreme pressure but also managed to return the favour. In one period of play they had 3 corners in a row. Easingwold seemed to have the edge on the break but found to have difficulty getting the ball on target....
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The Friends Of St Monica’s Hospital Charity Receives £351.32 From Sutton Park Or Easy Money From The Ice House?

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11th January, 2019.


Last summer Ruth and I had a pleasant day out visiting Sutton Park in Sutton-on-the-Forest. In the grounds is a fine example of a 17th Century Ice House, which had to be visited. In the bottom were thousands of coins that people had thrown in, wishing well style. A notice on the wall said the coins were donated to the Friends of St Monica’s Hospital Charity. As Secretary of the charity I made enquiries as to when we could have them. Later two estate gardeners spent 2 hours digging the coins out, they weighed 43 Kilograms (94lbs)....
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Stillington squash club Timed Handicap 2019

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11th January, 2019.


Stillington squash held the Timed Handicap on Saturday 12th January. Each match is 10 minutes long, with the winner being the one ahead when time is called. This always creates plenty of tension, especially for the better player who has to race against time to catch their opponent. The final of the Plate competition was between Jon Wright and Ophelia Watson with Ophelia starting on a 7 point handicap. Although Ophelia kept Jon at bay for a good 5 minutes, Jon eventually won 24-20....
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Newton on Ouse WI

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11th January, 2019.


January saw the start of a fresh New Year for Newton on Ouse WI and after the extended Christmas break it was lovely to catch up with all our friends once more. Our meeting this month was a social and crafting evening giving everyone the chance to relax, chat and create something beautiful all at the same time. After official business, Jill demonstrated a very simple rag wreath table decoration that everyone, whatever their crafting background could achieve....
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Parkrun Meeting A Success

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11th January, 2019.


Last Monday evening at the Galtres Centre over 50 people attended a public meeting to discuss and hear about plans to start up a Parkrun in Easingwold. Parkrun is an inclusive and free 5km timed run held at 9am on every Saturday morning. Already established at 585 locations in the UK, Easingwold looks set to join the list in 2019. The venue will be Millfields Park and Woods for which permission has been granted from the Town Council and Woodland Trust. Parkrun is a proven formula bringing health benefits to the community through regular exercise and also attracting visitors to the town to take part....
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Girl guides helping the homeless

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11th January, 2019.


Easingwold girl guides have been very bust collecting clothing, hats, gloves, coats and toiletries to help the homeless in york. The girl guides helped out at the soup kitchen and handed out gifts to the homeless....
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Easingwold Running Club

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11th January, 2019.


Due to the unfortunate calendrical timing of the New Year, weather-wise that is...in the UK that is… Oh, it’s just a bit cold and grey and bleak and wet and dark isn’t it?! Sofas and fires and books and box sets and Christmas leftovers might be more appealing, but, putting that aside though, not to dwell on it at all, you might have noticed a good number of ‘hi-vis’ vests and headtorches floating along the streets of Easingwold....
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'Bumper attendance at St Monica's Members Meeting!'

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11th January, 2019.


The first ever Members' Meeting (under the new constitution) of the Friends of St Monica's Hospital was held In the Galtres Centre on Sat 5th Jan. The purpose of the meeting was to thank members for their continuing support, to update them on the progress made and actions taken since the AGM in June 2018 and to launch the publication of the commemorative booklet to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Hospital....
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Alne Church

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11th January, 2019.


It has been confirmed that St Mary’s Church, Alne, located not far from Easingwold, has recently received a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant of £216,600 for a Restoration heritage project. Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, the project aims to make watertight the roof which has been leaking for some years and replace the lead and repair masonry work. The grant will also enable us to then progress the installation of improved heating, lighting and security. As with many churches, the congregation finds the cost of maintaining this lovely old church very difficult but is determined to maintain it in a good state of repair so that future generations may also worship and engage with their community here. The HLF grant will enable this to happen....
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Easingwold Lions Carols in the Market Place

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5th January, 2019.


This event was originally planned for the 15th December however Storm Deidre put paid to that. With the prospect of high winds, freezing rain or snow we took the decision to postpone the event to the 22nd December. We took the decision to cancel the event early on Saturday to avoid unnecessary journeys and to keep everyone safe. We hoped that the weather would be kinder to us a week later and it was. With clear skies, very little wind and no prospect of rain we got cracking and rescheduled. Lions and volunteers led by Cassandra erected gazebos, set up lights, and a PA and waited in the hope that people would attend. Easingwold Town Council granted us permission to use the car park area, Easingwold Town Band gathered players from Swinton and Scarborough, Jessa sang, conducted and played a keyboard, singers sang beautifully....
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A Joyous Welcome to Christmas

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5th January, 2019.


127 people crowded in to St Leonard’s, Farlington last Friday (21st) to celebrate Christmas through the traditional service of Lessons and much-loved Carols. Throughout the service the church was lit solely by candles which added to the warm and welcoming atmosphere. Lessons were read by people of all ages ranging from 11 to 70+ and everyone joined in the uplifting singing.....
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SUTTON ON THE FOREST SCHOOL’S STARS SHINE

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5th January, 2019.


The end of the Christmas term at Sutton on the Forest Primary School was marked by Christmas performances, parties, crafts AND a trip to the pantomime! Class 1 performed their nativity ‘Shine Star Shine’ to three packed audiences. The singing was incredible, the speaking clear and the acting brilliant. Well done class 1 and congratulations to Mrs Fineran – their class teacher.....
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Dick Whittington Comes to Stillington

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5th January, 2019.


Pocket Panto has been coming to Stillington for more years than I can remember. It’s reputation has been growing as each year passes and this year every seat in the house was sold. Right from the very start audience participation was enthusiastic with the traditional responses “Oh, no you’re not”, “Oh, yes we are”, starting on a wild note and getting louder after every repeat.....
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Boot Shop and Community Festive Carol Service

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29th December, 2018.


Last Wednesday morning 19th December St. John the Baptist and All Saints Church, Easingwold was treated to the annual United Response Boot Shop and Community Carol Service with a packed congregation enjoying traditional Christmas carol singing, nativity stories, drama and poetry. The Boot Shop members sang and enacted short stories with their usual happy enthusiasm. The service started with the church choir processing in, being led by Cameron Long carrying the cross whilst everyone sang the carol ‘Once in Royal David’s City’.....
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Tollerton Bridge Group Christmas Party

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29th December, 2018.


Once again we held our Christmas Party at Easingwold Golf Club. 41 members attended. We were intriguingly entertained as we arrived by Rory and his clever card tricks. After a session of Party Bridge, we enjoyed a buffet supper produced by Rhoda and her team....
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WALKING FOOTBALLERS ‘WANDER’ INTO NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH DACRES

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29th December, 2018.


A talented team of walking footballers are sporting a new kit thanks to a sponsorship agreement with estate agency firm Dacre, Son & Hartley. The Easingwold Wanderers formed three years ago and have over 20 players aged between 50 and 76 years old, who play regular matches and compete in tournament games ....
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COMMUNITY SINGERS RAISE THE ROOF OF THE GALTRES CENTRE

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29th December, 2018.


On Saturday 8th December, around 100 singers aged from 5 to 94 sang their hearts out to a crowd of 150 at Easingwold Galtres Centre, and a wonderfully festive time was had by all. The evening was produced by local singer and singing leader Jessa Liversidge, who relished the challenge of getting all her groups together in one event. “I was so proud of the way everyone worked together to create such a special evening,“ an exhausted but exhilarated Jessa proclaimed at the end of the night ....
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From Canapés to Catwalk

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21st December, 2018.


Byland with Wass WI have been busy raising money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance by organizing a travel event followed by a fashion show. £1,700 was raised from the two events, which the regional fundraising manager, Bob Smailes tells us will keep two aircraft running for one day or about 6 rescues. As the Air Ambulance has been called out to emergencies in Wass a few times the WI is more than happy to support it. ....
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Christmas Celebrations at Huby CE Primary School

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21st December, 2018.


The children have been busy getting into the festive spirit by putting on four Christmas productions for parents and carers. Children in EYFS and KS1 performed a ‘Noisy Nativity, which was very noisy and full of song and dance! Children in KS2 performed ‘Out of this World’. A story based on astronauts being stuck in outer space and desperate to get back home in time of Christmas. I’m pleased to say they did get home in time for Christmas, with the help of some very helpful robots and rather colourful aliens....
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Alne Hall Gets Ready To Celebrate Christmas

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21st December, 2018.


It's a busy time at Alne Hall. Residents have enjoyed Christmas shopping which is nearly finished and the decorations are in place. Visits have included shopping at McArthur Glen....
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NATIVITY IN EASINGWOLD!?

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21st December, 2018.


Visitors to Easingwold Market Place last Saturday were startled to find themselves in the presence of characters from the Nativity story! There were Angels, Kings, a Roman soldier (!) and Mary and Joseph with Baby Jesus (outside the inn, of course!), and even some real donkeys in the stable! In an event arranged by Churches Together in Easingwold and District (CTED), they were illustrating our receipt of the greatest Christmas present of all – that of God’s Son...
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Crayke School Supports Christmas Toy Appeal

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14th December, 2018.


For the third year running, Crayke Church of England Primary School is delighted to support the Minster FM Toy Appeal. During a special assembly the children heard that, while most of us look forward to Christmas, there are some children for whom it is just another day. Every year there are families who through no fault of their own dread the thought of the festive season; people who can’t afford to treat their loved ones and won’t be sharing in the Christmas cheer...
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Secret Santa

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14th December, 2018.


Christmas came early for the children at Easingwold Primary School. Every child in school went Christmas shopping in the school hall, on Friday, in a Secret Santa event run by the PTA. Excited children were thrilled to be able to browse a vast array of donated gifts. Volunteers asked the children who they wanted to buy for and helped select gifts for mums, dads, siblings, grandparents, family and friends...
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Festive Food and Drink Fayre Easingwold 9th December 2018

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14th December, 2018.


The Christmas festivities in Easingwold just keep on going. We were blessed with a glorious winter's day in December which was perfect for our first ever Festive Food and Drink Fayre. The atmosphere of Easingwold was wonderful on Sunday with the food and drink Fayre being held on the cobbles around the market Buttercross , there was definitely a Dickensian feel to the whole event...
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Oh Yes They Did!

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14th December, 2018.


On Saturday, the girls from 1st Sutton on the Forest Brownies went to watch the “Sleeping Beauty” Pantomime, at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre in York. This was a particularly special pantomime to the girls, as their fellow brownie member, Darcey, was performing in the show. The Brownies had a fantastic evening singing, dancing and watching their friend. A big “Well Done” to Darcey for her brilliant performance, the star of the show in our eyes...
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Easingwold Christmas Market 2018

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7th December, 2018.


What a fantastic day Saturday the 1st of December was for our Christmas market! The rain didn't dampen the Christmas spirit that was happening at the Galtres Centre in Easingwold. People braved the down pour to support over 30 stalls, the market was bigger this year than ever, we had a plethora of wonderful stalls whose stallholders put on a superb display...
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Easingwold Christmas Light Switch On

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7th December, 2018.


Last Wednesday 28th November a good number of hardy souls gathered for the Christmas Light Switch On in Easingwold Market Place (photo by YO1 Radio)...
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The “Big Build” Starts at Easingwold Cricket Club

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7th December, 2018.


The “Big Build” has started at Easingwold Cricket Club during these dark days of winter. Over the last 3 winters the Club will have invested £150k in developing the Club facilities. 2 winters ago, the Club created a disabled, wheelchair friendly ramp access into the pavilion + undertook a massive re-draining project across the cricket field and which has enabled the Club to avoid serious winter flooding and allowed early season field & pitch preparation to proceed unhindered. Last winter hospitality facilities were improved together with the development of the “A K Scott” bar. Improved roof insulation and central heating were also installed...
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IT’S ADVENT!

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7th December, 2018.


Last Sunday was the first in Advent, the beginning of the season when we look forward to the coming of Christ. We prepare for the celebration of His birth in Bethlehem, but we also prepare for His Second Coming as we remember His promise to return at the end of this present age...
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