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Squires Toy Run


29th November, 2019.


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A fantastic day was had by all on Sunday. We are very grateful to all that attended. Appreciation to the people of Easingwold for such a warm welcome. The event raised £550.00 and the many toys collected will make a lot of under privileged children happy this Christmas. We hope to see everyone on the Squires Egg Run next year. Photos copyright to Easingwold Lions & Vic Brookes....
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Death of Fr Leo Chamberlain, monk of Ampleforth


29th November, 2019.


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Fr Leo Chamberlain OSB, Benedictine monk of Ampleforth Abbey and former Headmaster of Ampleforth College, died in the monastery infirmary at Ampleforth Abbey on 23 November 2019, at the age of 79. He was born in Tonbridge in August 1940 and educated at Gilling Castle and Ampleforth College. He joined the monastic community in September 1961 and was ordained priest on 7 July 1967. In April 2008, Fr Leo was appointed parish priest of St John’s, Easingwold. In a ten-year period he was responsible for the extensive refurbishment of the church and priory....
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Helperby & Brafferton Christmas Market


29th November, 2019.


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Helperby & Brafferton hosted their first Christmas market on Saturday 23 November and despite the cold blustery weather conditions many still turned out to make this event a success. The main hall was packed with stalls selling a huge variety of goods ranging from cards, marmalades, woodcraft, jewellery and much more. The festive atmosphere was enhanced by local children playing appropriate festive music by the Christmas Tree whilst many enjoyed their mulled wine and refreshments in the adjoining smaller hall....
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STIR-UP SUNDAY!


29th November, 2019.


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As part of the church calendar, the last Sunday before Advent is dedicated to Christ the King. But it is also known as ‘Stir-up Sunday’, when the corresponding collect prayer begins: “Stir up, O Lord, the wills of your faithful people…..” However, it has become by tradition the day on which people stir up the ingredients to make their Christmas puddings! So in her address at Easingwold Parish Church, vicar Revd. Margaret Young gave us a practical demonstration, making her Christmas pudding in front of us, with a running commentary on the meaning of the various ingredients....
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Easingwold Scouts GO-GO-GO with Grainger


22nd November, 2019.


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1st Easingwold Scout Group are pleased to announce that the contract to rebuild the Easingwold Outdoor Centre has been awarded to Grainger Timber Frames of Ripon (below). Sue Scotter, project officer for the scout group, said that exciting times are ahead and Grainger Builders, with their 30 years’ experience and the relationships they build with their clients, are a perfect fit for the charity and delivery of this ambitious project. Groundworks are now underway despite the wet weather and we look forward to completion of a wonderful new facility in the summer of 2020....
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Young People Get Creative


22nd November, 2019.


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These beautiful poppies were made for Remembrance Day by the young people of two North Yorkshire Youth member clubs; JAM and COZIE in Easingwold. They were made during JAM Create; specific sessions funded by Hambleton District Council for the young people to work with volunteers and artists to explore issues such as community, self-awareness, giving to others and environment....
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Easingwold and District U3A - Andrew Thwaite Chocolatier – The Art of Chocolate


22nd November, 2019.


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We came into the meeting to be greeted by a wonderful smell. It was chocolate! Andrew had set up a demonstration area at the front and, as he talked to us and explained how chocolates and truffles are made, he showed us how the process can be done by hand, though nowadays most chocolates are made by machine with small numbers of staff to keep check on the process. He showed us a cocoa pod which grows on a tree about the size of a small apple tree. He also assured us that, as it is a fruit, it must be able to count as one of your 5-a-day. These trees grow well up to 20 degrees North or South of the equator and the bulk of them are grown in areas of West Africa such as the Ivory Coast and Ghana. The cocoa pods are split open and inside are the beans covered in a white pulp. These are removed and left to ferment for 7 – 10 days....
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Easingwold Pre School


22nd November, 2019.


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Easingwold Pre School have had a great week learning about the Remembrance Day parades, we practiced our marching, we talked about how we feel when we miss someone and how it feels when we are unkind or others are unkind to us. We have made Poppies from card, paper, biscuits, and playdough and used the ipads to research the Rememberance day celebrations. Some of our Pre School Children took our Poppies to the cenotaph and placed them with the others, we looked at some of the other Poppy displays....
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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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