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Easingwold in fine voice at Christmas...


31st December, 2021.




Easingwold District Lions Club held their now traditional Carols in the Marketplace event on Saturday night (18th December) - and it was great to see a good crowd had come along. There were few changes this year, which were we felt to be for the better. Our Easingwold vicar Margaret Young organized the carols and brought children into the proceedings and incorporated many children’s Christmas songs and carols. The weather was misty and damp but thankfully no rain - indeed it made for a classic Christmas carol evening atmosphere! Margaret was hoping to hold a nativity scene with a donkey, but sadly the donkey became ill on the day and could not attend – we all hope that he is better now! We followed the Christmas story with carols to suit starting off in fine fashion with O Come All Ye Faithfull.........
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Easingwold Millfield parkrun...


31st December, 2021.




Millfield parkrun began its Christmas season on the 18th of December with 110 participants some of whom were getting into the spirit with Christmas themed attire crossing the finish line. Nationally parkrun is optional for local organizers on both Christmas Day and New Years Day but the team at Millfield had happy memories of the successful inaugural Christmas Day event of 2019 and immediately signed up for both days when asked by the parkrun organization. The event on the 18th December saw cool and foggy conditions and volunteers began setting up in the half light at 7:45. Run Director Richard Freeman welcomed participants while Adel Storr delivered the First timer brief to the 13 new parkrunners and new to Millfield parkrunners. Richard then followed with the usual last minute brief just before the 9am start. One of our younger participants Emily Clegg was celebrating her 50th parkrun and received a loud cheer of congratulations from the assembled throng.........
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LIGHTING UP EASINGWOLD...


31st December, 2021.




The winners of a competition to find the best dressed window and lighting displays for shops and businesses in Easingwold have been found. Organized by Hambleton District Council’s Vibrant Market Town Team in partnership with Easingwold Town Council and the Wold Class Business Network, it aims to enhance the Christmas spirit in the town and make it look really welcoming to shoppers. The winner of the Best Dressed Window Display was Fusion 13 with Purling Paws runner up and the winner of the Best Christmas Lights went to The Commercial public house with Fika Room, runner up.........
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LiveWires Fundraise for Children in Need...


31st December, 2021.




LiveWires Nursery and Out of School Club based at Easingwold Community Primary School and their little friends at LiveWires Preschool at The Old School Room in Chapel Street set out in November to raise some money as usual, for this year's BBC Children in Need Appeal. Both nurseries and Baby Unit threw themselves into lots of fundraising activities and having a lot of fun and learning whilst they were doing it.........
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Easingwold Christmas Lights...


24th December, 2021.




Here are a selection of The Easingwold Christmas Trail photos. Search Facebook for more photos and winners.........
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Easingwold Running Club...


24th December, 2021.




December, a month where chocolate for breakfast suddenly becomes acceptable, if not expected. Days merge into one continuous cycle of food and Christmas television, generally with the odd recognition that maybe you should go out and get some air. Not however, for Easingwold Running Club, December signals the last month of the Club Championship and a busy period of events. Event 15 saw 18 club members undertake the Whixley 10k. Catherine Howell-Walmsley ran home the fastest club female, completing the course in a time of 53:52, followed closely by Jane Maloney in a time of 54:37. Simon Donoghue took the spot of fastest club male with a time of 39:22, taking 2nd place overall.........
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Easingwold Brownies and Girl Guides...


24th December, 2021.




Easingwold Brownies and Girl Guides spent their last meeting of the year at Tenpin York. Celerbrating having their Xmas party and also celerbrating Brown Owls 60th Birthday.........
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Alne WI Meeting December 2021...


24th December, 2021.




This month was our Christmas celebration. Due to the covid situation our wonderful committee volunteered to organize and host our traditional outing, combining it with our December meeting. What a fantastic job they did. WI news and information was kept to what was necessary by our President, Joan and Di our Secretary. Then our Christmas festivities began, traditional party games, glorious food. We raised our glasses & toasted all our members (around the table & those unable to attend) and visitors that have joined us.........
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CRIB BLESSING SERVICE!...


17th December, 2021.




Despite the winter chill, a good crowd assembled for our annual Crib Blessing service on the Market Green, Easingwold last Friday! During the service, we kept ourselves warm by singing the favourite carols “Away in a Manger” and “Once in Royal David’s City”, concluding with a hearty “O Come All Ye Faithful”. We were welcomed and the service was introduced by Rev. Margaret Young, vicar of Easingwold with Raskelf, who led an opening prayer. After an introductory prayer, Brian Taylor from the Methodist Church read the Nativity story from St Luke’s Gospel, and Margaret formally blessed the Crib. In an amusing slant on the Nativity story, Margaret speculated how the local village gossip might have viewed those events 2000 years ago.........
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Outwood Academy Easingwold – Equestrian School Team...


17th December, 2021.




With the start of the new term back in September, it was time for the school equestrian team to regroup and see what’s on offer for the young rider this year. Firstly the group was in need of some sponsorship to help with the purchase of some new kit. Thankfully the local COOP in Easingwold came to the rescue and very generously donated £250.00 to support the young team. It very much appreciated and great the COOP supports local teams. The team members were then individually sponsored to purchase some new rugs from various companies aground Easingwold, and the young riders will be wearing the rugs and displaying the logos with pride over the next year.........
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Royal Humane Society Awards...


17th December, 2021.




Robert Featherstone has been awarded a certificate of commendation for his action at a farm in Crayke in June 2020 when he was 14 years old. Robert’s grandfather was on the farm when some heavy cattle gates had fallen on top of him, pinning him to a wall by his head and throat. Robert found his grandfather and managed to partially lift the gates away from his head. He then wedged a wooden strut in between the gates and the wall to release the pressure and give the man space to breathe.........
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Christmas Crafting Workshop Report...


17th December, 2021.




Easingwold Methodist Church has hosted another fun filled children's crafting event. This year the theme was 'Make Room for the Manger.' We welcomed Rainbows, Brownies, Guide, helpers and leaders from 1st Easingwold Methodist Brownies which significantly added to the numbers and to the fun! Children and adults enjoyed making cards, decorating biscuits and Christmas tree decorations. We also painted a picture of Baby Jesus onto pebbles.........
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Harvest Deliveries...


10th December, 2021.




Parents and children at Easingwold Primary School have been collecting and distributing their harvest goods over the last few weeks. Children were asked to bring in produce to create harvest boxes and parents were asked to nominate residents, family and neighbours who they thought would benefit from one.........
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Sixth Form Students Get World Class Lesson From Olympic Gold Medallist...


10th December, 2021.




Students From Outwood Academy Easingwold Met With Gymnast Max Whitlock. Three lucky students from the secondary school in Easingwold have spoken of their delight after receiving a lesson from Olympic Gold Medallist, Max Whitlock. The students, all from Outwood Academy Easingwold, met the famous gymnast at the University of Hull at the ‘Meet Max Whitlock’ event on 23rd November. The event was held for A Level PE students from Post-16 centres across the country who are interested in a career in sport after their studies.........
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Cozie outing to Clifton Moor bowling using the EDCCA minibus...


10th December, 2021.




It was a cold dark evening but the excitement was palpable as we filled the EDCCA minibus with 13 young people. Alan our Chairman was driving the van and Sam one of the committee was a helper. Martha our youth leader met us down at Clifton Moor with her 3 daughters, Emily our other leader also met us there. We had a number of lanes booked and we divided up into teams of approximately 5. On the overhead scoreboard we added our names and began the games. We had a selection of balls to choose between with differing weights. The majority of us had not been bowling before, my previous time had been with the Cozie group 2 years previously. Alan managed to show Asha and Charley their photo taken two years earlier and then they had a photo taken to compare. They were surprised how much they had grown in this time.........
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EDCCA stall at the Galtres Christmas Fair Saturday 4th December...


10th December, 2021.




The day was very cold but bright and we had two tables booked inside the Lounge area. One table was full of hand crafted goods, beautifully knitted and crocheted. There were knitted stocking fillers in the shape of Christmas Puddings and Santa hats complete with a treat inside. Four Chocolate Oranges were kitted out in a Christmas Pud covering and were extremely popular. To keep you warm in the winter months we had head warmers, hats, fingerless gloves and lap blankets. Cute crocheted teddies, a squirrel, caterpillar and dollies found new homes and created smiles on the faces of their new owners.........
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EASINGWOLD CRICKET CLUB JOINS NATIONAL TREE PLANTING WEEK...


3rd December, 2021.




In support of national tree planting week (27th Nov – 5th Dec) Easingwold Cricket Club (ECC) hosted a community tree planting event on Wednesday 17th November. In partnership with HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Green Canopy project and The Woodland Trust, ECC with help from Easingwold Community Primary School children and the North Yorkshire Lord Lieutenant, planted an ornamental weeping cherry tree and 120 hedgerow saplings to improve biodiversity, improve the community’s health and wellbeing and help tackle climate change. Ian Connell, Chairman at Easingwold Cricket Club says, ‘We are delighted to be supporting The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee campaign, working with The Woodland Trust, and partnering with Easingwold Community Primary School. Our contribution may be modest but will contribute to a healthier environment whilst encouraging wildlife to prosper. Whilst playing cricket clearly helps improve the physical health and mental wellbeing of our players, we care about everyone in our community.........
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Vaccination by torchlight...


3rd December, 2021.




As the GEC was plunged into darkness by the power cut last Saturday the Galtres Vaccination Team kept calm and carried on by torchlight. Lead Nurse, Marianne Doyle, tells how it unfolded. ‘I wanted to share with you the fantastic resilience shown by the South Hambleton Galtres Centre Vaccination team this weekend. The Centre was vaccinating just shy of 1,200 patients over Friday and Saturday. On Friday night, Storm Arwen caused havoc in our rual community but thankfully we had a full compliment of staff by 8.30am Saturday the biggest of the two days with 700 appointments booked. Just after 10am a power cut affected most of the local the area including The Galtres Centre. We were left in a windowless sports hall, in the pitch black with no computers and no vaccine fridge.........
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2487 (Easingwold) Sqn is back on parade...


3rd December, 2021.




Cadets and staff of 2487 Squadron Air Training Corps were honoured and grateful to be able to parade for Remembrance Sunday this year. For many of the cadets it was their very first parade and public appearance in uniform. During the past four weeks the cadets have been researching and discussing the importance of Remembrance, as well as practising their drill in the dark. This year the banner party duties were carried out by Cpl Millar, Cpl Bennett and Cpl Pollard, all recently promoted cadets. Sgt Fowell proudly carried the Union Flag on behalf of the British Legion at the head of the parade.........
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EASINGWOLD AND DISTRICT FLOWER CLUB...


3rd December, 2021.




There were two distinct halves to Carys Harrison's Christmas demonstration at the Flower Club in November. She began by creating four arrangements to suit any small space. She had previously used her glue gun to attach red fabric to a group of tubes which could hold water for burnt orange roses, short cut lysianthus, Billy buttons and carrot flower heads. These she set in a circle to leave room for a short, wide candle. Another skill Carys demonstrated was her use of wax to strengthen a collection of various sizes of baubles which she had attached to a rectangular 'picture' board. The largest had three holes and contained water for three pink nerines and three small pink chrysanthemums, finishing off with a string of small LED lights.........
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