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Safari supper

A SAFARI supper in aid of Women V Cancer will be held on Friday 17 May. For tickets contact Shirley Beeforth on 606707 daytime or 895228 evenings or weekends, at £12.50. Shirley would like to thank everyone who supported the recent coffee morning at Speciality Cakes which raised £85 and also to everyone who completed the quiz sheet which raised £104 and was won by the ladies of Stakesby School, for the same cause.


Dominoes drive

DOMINOES drive tomorrow at 7.30pm in the village hall with proceeds for Westerdale Cricket Club, all welcome.

Draw results

THE Dalesmen Singers 100 Club winners for February were £75 Ann Watson and £25 Ken Fletcher. The Dalesmen Singers meet for rehearsals every Tuesday at 7.30pm in Danby Chapel, new members always welcome.


THE Supermobile Library will be at the corner of Ashfield Road, 2-4pm, on Thursday.

Whist drive

WHIST drive in the village hall on the second Monday of every month at 1.45pm, all welcome.

Palm Sunday

JOIN the Palm Sunday Walk, accompanied by two donkeys, from Castleton Church at 3pm on Sunday and going on to Danby Chapel. Families and children very welcome.

Coffee morning

CASTLETON PTFA is holding an Eggstavaganza, a grand Easter coffee morning, from 10am-noon tomorrow. There will be refreshments, home-made cakes, raffle, book stall and a children’s Easter bonnet parade. All welcome.


DO you enjoy photography? Would you like to be part of a group that discusses photos and how they could be improved? An information evening about setting up a photography club in Castleton will be held at 7.30pm on Monday at the Bradbury Centre, all welcome.

Cricket Club

CASTLETON Cricket Club is holding its AGM on Thursday at The Eskdale at 8pm all players, past and present and anyone wishing to support the club, are most welcome any queries ring Graeme on 07779 077183.

Whitby Shopper

THE Whitby Shopper runs fortnightly on a Thursday from various pick up points around Danby, Castleton and Westerdale, and is a demand response service. It is available to anyone living within these areas and is not age restricted, Ring Good Neighbours on 606440 to book or for more information.


Give blood

GIVE blood at Danby Village Hall on Sunday 14 April 10.30am until 2.30pm.

Safari supper

ESK Valley Lifeline will be holding a safari supper on Friday 14 June at various venues to be confirmed, which are likely to be in Aislaby, Egton, Commondale and Castleton. Tickets available from Joan Jackson on 895532 at £15.


THE Supermobile Library will be at the village hall car park on Thursday from 10.30am-12.30pm.

Spring Dance

ESK Valley Theatre will be having a spring dance with Jump, Jive ‘n’ Wail in Danby Village Hall on Saturday 20 April at 8pm. Tickets £12 from Danby Shop or 897587.

Methodist Guild

Methodist Guild on Thursday at 7.15pm in Danby Chapel Schoolroom for a social and musical, singers with savouries and trifles supper.

Heather Hopper

HEATHER Hopper (Esk Moors Active Ltd, Monday mornings, swimming at Loftus Pool. Sunday, Singing Farmers’ Concert, Malton; Wednesday, Bempton Cliffs RSPB nature reserve, Bridlington; Thursday, Glaisdale Dale and Farndale daffodil trip with lunch; Monday 25 March, Castleton Tearooms lunch. Concerts: Wednesday 3 April, Middlesbrough – Beethoven, Grieg, Mendelssohn; Friday 3 May, The Sage – ‘Fiddle Fantasia’; Sat 11 May, Sneaton Castle – NYM Chamber Music Festival. For bookings and details of prices and times ring: 07971 268676.

Easter fayre

METHODIST Easter fayre is tomorrow in the village hall, opening at 3pm by Pam Partlett. Usual stalls with dyed and decorated eggs competitions for children and adults. Teas and trifles will be served. All welcome and proceeds go to Church funds.

Palm Sunday

PALM Sunday walk on Sunday starting from Castleton Church at 3pm and going onto Danby Chapel, accompanied by not one but two donkeys. Families and children are very welcome.

Easter sale

EASTER Bank Holiday Monday sale at Bridge Green, Danby from 10am onwards. Preserves, plants, bric-a-brac and small household items. All proceeds to Cancer Research UK.


KARATE every Tuesday in Danby Village Hall from 6pm until 7pm for adults and children aged five plus. Adult classes from Tuesday 16 April, 7-8pm. All abilities welcome – beginners to advanced. For details ring Sally-Ann Smith on (01287) 660328.

Danby Village Hall

ANYONE wishing to book Danby Village Hall or discuss competitive rates for hire, contact Jill on (01287) 660265 or Les on (01287) 660297.

Botton School

THE parent-child group based at Botton Village School is on Wednesdays, 2-4pm. All welcome from pregnancy onwards for crafts, songs and snacks. For more details contact Rachel Fitzpatrick on 07962 985215.


ZUMBA classes at Danby Village Hall on Wednesdays 6.15pm-7.15pm. Contact Jo Collier on 07988 681780 for more details.

Fancy a cuppa

FANCY a cuppa Fridays at 2.30pm in Danby Chapel schoolroom.

Ukelele Club

ESKMOORS Ukulele Club at the Fox and Hounds, Ainthorpe on Wednesdays, 7-9pm. All welcome, including beginners.



EASTER bingo in the village hall, organised by St Hedda’s School PTA, tonight at 7pm, all welcome.

Easter dance

THERE will be an Easter Monday dance in the village hall on Monday 1 April and it will be the annual party dance, starting at 7pm with an Easter hat bonnet parade at 8pm. Group music with all proceeds for parish hall funds.

Old time dancing

SEQUENCE and old time dancing in the village hall on Friday 5 April at 7pm. Admission £2.50 to include tea and biscuits. Raffle and dance group music with all proceeds for the Esk Valley Lifeline (weather permitting).

Gooseberry Society

EGTON Bridge Old Gooseberry Society AGM will be held at the Horseshoe Hotel, Egton Bridge on Tuesday 2 April at 7.30pm.

Easter bunny drive

THE Friends of Egton School will be holding an Easter bunny drive on Thursday at 6.30pm at the school. Hot dogs and Easter egg tombola, all welcome.

St Hilda’s PCC

ST Hilda’s Parochial Church Council AGM takes place in the pavilion on Monday at 7pm.

EPRA draw

THERE are still some numbers available in the EPRA draw, if you would like to support the Egton Parish Recreation Association contact Denise Londsdale on 895418. The next draw will be held on Friday 5 April at the Horseshoe Hotel at Egton Bridge.

Egton Surgery

EGTON Surgery will be upgrading its computer software on Thursday 18 April. The upgrade will be fairly seamless and it is anticipated that there will be little disruption to services given to patients. However it is expected that service given may be slower until staff are proficient with the new system. This means that it may take longer to book appointments and to order and make up prescriptions. Your appointment with the doctors or nurses may also run over as they get used to the system. Your patience is asked for whilst the staff work through this transitional period. If there are any concerns, please speak to a member of staff.


Auction of promises

THE parish of Glaisdale with Lealholm and Fryup autumn Auction of Promises and pie and peas supper will be held in Fryup Village hall on Friday 18 October at 7pm. Further details later.

Forthcoming events

FORTHCOMING events at Fryup Village Hall: 25 May, plant sale; 28 June, treasure hunt; 13 July, craft exhibition and tea; 4 August, Fryup walk and barbecue; 23 November, WI Christmas fayre; 14 December, coffee morning with Christmas decorations and stalls.

Fryup Village Hall

TO book Fryup Village Hall ring Ann Ward on 897317. The village hall is on Facebook. To keep up with news of events and to view photos, go to and click ‘like’.


Heather Quilters

THE Heather Quilters patchwork group meets fortnightly on Wednesdays at 10.30am in the Robinson Institute. The next meeting is on Wednesday 3 April. New members welcome, for details email

Tea and matinee

SHARED tea and matinee at the Church Rooms on Thursday 30 April at 2.30pm, all welcome.

Dance Show

THE Catherine Harland Webster School of Dance presents the 25th annual dance show at the Robinson Institute tonight at 7pm and tomorrow at 2.30pm. Admission £5, concessions £3. All proceeds for the NSPCC.

Music concert

HOWDENJONES in Concert, with their Beautiful Music in Beautiful Places Tour in the Robinson Institute tomorrow, 7pm for 7.30pm. Tickets £10 concessions £5, to include supper, from 897351. Bring your own drinks. All welcome.

Esk Valley Theatre

ESK Valley Theatre presents An Evening with Sir Alan Ayckbourn on Sunday at the Robinson Institute at 6.30pm. Tickets £12 from 897587.

Safari lunch

SAFARI Sunday lunch on 14 July. Sittings to start at noon. This is a circular route around Glaisdale Dale where walking is an option. For details or to book tickets ring Sue on 897351.


GLAISDALE School bingo on Wednesday at 6pm in the Robinson Institute, all welcome.

Safari supper

THE parish of Glaisdale with Lealholm and Fryup will be having a midsummer safari supper on Friday 21 June. Further details of venues later.

Auction of promises

THE parish of Glaisdale with Lealholm and Fryup autumn Auction of Promises and pie and peas supper will be held in Fryup Village hall on Friday 18 October at 7pm. Further details later.

Glaisdale Cricket Club

ANYONE wishing to join Glaisdale Cricket Club 100 Club please get in touch with Rob Anscombe on 07904 687079.

GLAISDALE Cricket Club is seeking a groundsman for the up and coming season. Any enquiries please ring Alex Burtt on 07984 856027.


DALESFOLK meets today at 2pm for a free and easy afternoon. The competition is for something beginning with N.

Glaisdale Hunt

GLAISDALE Hunt extra general meeting at the Ley Hall, Lealholm, at 8pm on Monday 22 April, all welcome.



WOULD you be interested in becoming the Goathland correspondent? For details contact Bernice Smith on 829910.

Barn dance

ST Mary’s Church barn dance takes place tomorrow in the village hall at 7.30pm. Featuring the Moorlanders, pie and peas supper, bar. Tickets, £7.50, children £5, from the post office, Anne and Reg 896234 or Katherine 896373. All welcome.

Art Group

GOATHLAND Art Group meets on Tuesday afternoons in the village hall at 2pm every Tuesday in March. After March, there will be no more meetings until October.

Dominoes drive

GOATHLAND Hunt dominoes drive on Sunday at the Top Horseshoe, Egton, 8pm, all welcome.


Dominoes drive

DOMINOES drive tonight at 8pm in the Station Tavern. Refreshments will be served. Proceeds for St Matthew’s Parish Church. The last dominoes drive raised £100 for Egton CofE School.

Tuesday Club

GROSMONT Tuesday Club’s next meeting will be an outing to York to the theatre to see ‘39 Steps’ on Tuesday. The bus leaves at 5.50pm. Contact Maragaret Beesley on 895205. New members always welcome.

Writers’ group

GROSMONT Writers’ Group next meets on Wednesday, 3 April at 8.30pm in the Crossing Club. It is lead by Antony Wootten, new members welcome.

Parish council

GROSMONT Parish Council meets on Tuesday 9 April at 7.30pm in the cricket pavilion.


ON Monday 15 April there will be an illustrated talk on the history of the famous Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge by Alan Murray and Rodger Wakerley at 7 pm in St Matthew’s Parish Church, all welcome.

Community Library

The community library at the Old School Coffee Shop has a new stock of books from North Yorkshire County Council’s collection. The library is open to all residents and those from surrounding villages. There is no obligation to buy coffee. Please check for opening times.


Quiz night

QUIZ night at the Hare and Hounds on Tuesdays, at 9.30pm. Raffle and refreshments, all welcome.


DO you have any old photographs or memorabilia of past Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre life for an exhibition in All Saints Church in late summer? Organisers would appreciate help and anything that would be of interest, no matter how small. Contact Celia Doubleday 880646, C Pinnock 880724, Jean Ward 880739 and Mary Cummins 601988.

Hawsker Village Hall

HAWSKER Village Hall is available for all types of activities and private functions. Ring Derek on 880185. Activities in the village hall: Mondays, dog club 6-7pm; Tuesdays, (second in the month) Hawsker WI, 7.15pm; Wednesdays, carpet bowls 2.30-4.30pm, martial arts 7-9.30pm; Thursdays, dog club 6-8pm; Fridays, whist drives 7.30pm.



PRIZE bingo at the Brown Cow on Thursday to raise funds for the Butterwick Hospice, 6pm for 6.30pm start. All welcome.

Easter fair

PLAYGROUP Easter fair at the Old School tomorrow, 10-11.30am. Usual stalls, plants, cakes, games, raffle and refreshments. Table tops £5, contact Janet on 840038.

Village Hall

ACTIVITIES in the village hall now include: Monday, Whitby Children’s Centre, 9.30-11.30am, indoor bowls 2-4pm, Bridge Club 7-9pm; Wednesday, 10am-12.30pm Craft Group; Friday, indoor bowls 2-4pm. Pay to play hourly bookings for badminton and table tennis. Ideal venue for private parties, music, theatrical performances and fund-raising events (wall and ceiling drapes available), ring 840196 to book the hall or for details.


Ley Hall

BOOKINGS for the Ley Hall are now being taken by Gareth and Sally Gibbons at Lealholm Village Shop, 897310.

Film show

FUN film show in the Ley Hall on Tuesday at 2pm. Shared tea, chat and matinee, £2, all


Draw results

LEALHOLM CC 100 Plus Club March draw results: £20 Ella France, £10 Mr and Mrs A Clarke, Mr and Mrs C Pellant, £5 Mr C Harrison, Mr and Mrs T Page, Mrs R Featherstone, Mrs G Jackson.


Lunchtime Fellowship

THE Littlebeck Lunchtime Fellowship meets on Thursdays from noon until 1pm. Bring your lunch and drinks will be provided.


Gardening Group

LYTHE Village Hall Gardening Group will be having an open morning on Saturday 6 April, 10am-noon, on the allotment behind the village hall. 
For more details contact Clare on 840708.

Bowling Club

MULGRAVE Bowling Club will start its new season (weather permitting) on Saturday 13 April. New and old members are welcome. For details contact David on 893944, Bridget on 893289 or Bert on 893660.


ZUMBA classes on Thursdays 7.30-8.30pm will move to Tuesdays as from 9 April in Lythe Village Hall.


DOMINOES at The Stiddy raised £105 for Whitby Pot Leek Society. Winners: 1 Richard H Jackson, 2 Sheila Dooley, 3 Elizabeth Sharp, 4 Stan Leadbeater, 5 Gena Gibson, 6 Bernard Stonehouse, least Howard Fields. Dominoes on Monday at 8pm will be for Lythe Village Hall. Good prizes, supper, all welcome.

Craft Group

LYTHE Village Hall craft group meets on the first Monday of each month from 9.30am-noon. Bring any craft, knitting, crochet, needlework, patchwork or quilting etc, £1 charge, all welcome.


Moroccan evening

MOROCCAN food evening in Mickleby Village Hall tomorrow at 7pm. Possible belly dancing. Tickets £5 adults, £3 for children, from Clare on 840708.

Entertainment night

ADVANCE notice of an evening of entertainment at Mickleby Village Hall on Saturday 4 May. A chance to showcase your talent, be it song, poem, drama, dance, whatever. Contact Jools Smithies on 840680 for details.


DOMINOES at the White Hart raised £91.50 for Mickleby Village Hall. Dominoes on Tuesday will be for Mickleby Youth Club. There will also be an Easter draw running for the youth club with the first prize being a fresh turkey.

Folk Club

THE White Hart Folk Club meets tomorrow at 8.30pm. Singers and musicians are welcome. The Easter draw night will take place on Saturday 30 March.

Robin Hood’s Bay

Easter trail

EASTER Trail, National Trust Old Coastguard Station, Saturday 30 March to Monday 1 April, 10am-4pm. Work out clues and follow the trail to win a chocolatey prize. Small charge per trail.

Exhibition and sale

VAL Collinson, exhibition and sale of silk painting and semi-precious jewellery, National Trust Old Coastguard Station, Friday 29 March to Saturday 6 April, 10am-4pm, free admission.

Collectables fair

EASTER antiques, crafts and collectables fair, Saturday 30 March until Monday 1 April, 10-4.30pm, Fylingdales Village Hall. Refreshments available.

Fossil walks

FOSSIL walks with the North East Yorkshire Geology Trust, Monday 1 April, 1.30-3.30pm; Wednesday 3 April, 2.30-4.30pm; Wednesday 10 April, 10am-noon; Thursday 11 April, 10.30am-12.30pm. See fossils of hundreds of Jurassic sea creatures, £2 per person, free for members of the Geology Trust, meet at slipway at the Dock. For more information call 881000 or email

Bay museum

ROBIN Hood’s Bay Museum, Fisherhead, is open Friday 29 March until Friday 12 April, excluding Saturdays, noon-4pm, free entry. Bookings can be made outside of regular hours for schools and other groups, please email, or phone Maggie Burchill 881252.


BINGO at Fylingdales Village Hall, on alternate Thursdays. Next bingo is 4 April at 2pm. Five games for £1, cash prizes, followed by dominoes drive at 3pm. All ages welcome to come and join in the fun for one event or both.


HOT drinks are available at Fylingdales Village Hall during the new supermobile library visit on Mondays. Call in and enjoy meeting friends and have a chat. Next date is 1 April, 9.30am-noon. No charge, but any donations are welcome for village hall improvement funds.

Quiz night

CHARITY quiz night at the Laurel Inn on Wednesdays at 9.30pm, all welcome.

Coffee morning

COFFEE mornings at Robin Hood’s Bay Methodist Church on Thursdays, 10am-noon, all welcome.

Sea Watch

SEA Watch, National Trust, Thursday, 11am–1pm. Bring your binoculars to watch for sea birds and mammals on a one and a half mile coastal walk from Robin Hoods Bay to Bayness. Meet at gate to Cleveland Way at end of Mount Pleasant North (YO22 4RE), wear sturdy footwear. £3 per person, booking essential 885900.

Afterschool Club

FYLINGDALES Afterschool Club, 3.15-5.30pm, open to children aged 4-13 in the local area (they do not have to attend Fylingdales School). Offering various activities, having set clubs. If interested contact the school on 880429 to book a place.


Craft sale

TURNED wood and beaded jewellery at the Pyman Institute on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 April. Free admission, 10am-4pm. Profits for CAFOD, everyone welcome.


DOMINOES at the Beach Hotel raised £82 for Diabetes. Winners: 1 Bernard Stonehouse, 2 Bernard Hutchinson, 3 Jackie Jobling, 4 Derek McNeil, least Sue Brown. Dominoes on Thursday will be for Parkinsons, 8pm start, raffle, prizes, all welcome.


Dominoes drive

DOMINOES drive at the Salmon Leap Hotel at 8pm on Tuesday with proceeds for St John Ambulance, all welcome.

Quiz night

QUIZ night at the Salmon Leap Hotel on Wednesday at 9pm, all welcome.

Manhattan Voices

BRIGGSWATH and Sleights Methodist Chapel presents a cabaret performance of Manhattan Voices, a collection of songs from the theatre, classics and Gospel, 7.45pm on Saturday 6 April, followed by refreshments. Admission £6 from any church steward or 810088.

Table top sale

TABLE sale at Sleights Village hall on Monday 1 April 10am-2pm. Free entry, accompanied children welcome. Tea, coffee and home-made refreshments available. See website for details. St John’s Church will be having some tables at the this sale. This is not a jumble sale. Good quality items of pottery, glassware, pictures, no books please. Items for collection ring Ron Brooke on 810507 or Tony Poole on 810488.

Jumble Sale

JUMBLE sale in aid of Sleights Horticultural Show in the village hall on Saturday 23 March, 10-11.30am. Refreshments available. Collection of jumble ring Sue on 600177.

Botany classes

NORTH East Botany class on Monday in the village hall, 1-4pm. For details ring Eric Preston on 810332

Flower Club

WHITBY Flower Club meets in the village hall on Monday at 2pm. The meeting will be a workshop by Jean McClure, all welcome.


FIT-4-You, 50 plus exercise, seated or standing, working out joints and chat over a cuppa. First and third Saturday mornings of each month, 9.45-11.15am in the Briggswath and Sleights Methodist Church hall. Come along or for details contact Cathy Harland on 07788 511839.


Sneaton Village Hall

WITH its new refurbished kitchen and showers, Sneaton Village Hall is an ideal venue for holding various events, parties, exercise classes, fund-raising events, meetings, craft fairs and overnight or weekend stays. To take advantage of the reduced hire fees this year, contact Zoe Shardlow for details and bookings on 605212 or email


YOGA with Jean Hoben in Sneaton Village Hall on Mondays, 2-4pm, all welcome.


RNLI auction

STAITHES and Runswick Bay RNLI auction on Sunday 31 March at 8.30pm at the Cod and Lobster. Over 100 lots to go under the hammer, all welcome.

Quiz night

THE Fox and Hounds at Dalehouse has a quiz every Thursday at 9.30pm, with proceeds to Dalewood House, all welcome.


THE Supermobile Library service will be at the car park between 5-7pm on Thursday 28 March.

Easter Egg tombola

ST Peter’s Centre is holding its annual Easter egg tombola on the staithe on Sunday 31 March from noon. Donations of Easter eggs can be 
given to Barbara Cole or Jan Wilson.

Easter fayre

EASTER fayre in Seaton hall on Sunday, 11am-4pm. Hand-made cards, cake stall, plants, Easter wreathes and much more. Plenty of parking in the field, all welcome.

Staithes Choir

MEN of Staithes Choir are looking for more members, meet in Captain Cook’s Inn every Thursday evening 7pm. For more details, call Nick Dudding on 841398.

Staithes WI

STAITHES WI is hosting a coffee morning in the village hall on Tuesday 2 April, 10-11.30am. Raffle, tombola and cake stall, with all proceeds for WI funds. All welcome.

Coffee morning

COFFEE morning on Tuesday in the village hall, 10-11.30am. Raffleand tombola, Staithes Communities 100 Club draw. The community police officer will be present. All welcome.


Coffee morning

CHRIST Church Hall Easter Monday coffee morning from 10am, stalls include bric-a-brac, cakes and bring and buy, raffle and refreshments. Everyone welcome.