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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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