District Diary

Thursday April 25, 2013


Mothers Union

The meeting on April 10 began with a joyous Easter hymn, ‘Alleluia, Alleluia, Hearts to Heaven and Voices Raise’. After the short service, branch leader Audrey Berry reported on the first service without Liz, who retired at Easter. It was led by Jane Todd, Ros O’Toole and Rosemary Oliver, and included an enactment of the story of a resurrected Jesus cooking breakfast on the beach for the disciples. Audrey outlined the meetings to be held in May, the first of which on May 8 is the Deanery Festival to be held at Filey, and the second, on May 15, is an Open Day with a Holy Beetle Drive and afternoon tea. A charge of £3 will be made, and the money raised will be for church funds. There was no speaker, and the entertainment was provided by members. Penny Richardson read three accounts from the magazine ‘Families’, about MU branches we pray for in our annual wave of prayer. Ros O’Toole read the account of the Angel Gabriel’s message to Mary about the impending birth of the Christ-child, as previously read at the Lady Day service. Des Ramsey read an account of the news of John’s impending birth to Elizabeth and Zachariah in a Frank Spencer voice, finishing with Frank’s famous phrase, “Oooh Betty – I’ve got a bit o’ trouble,” which amused the ladies highly. Audrey read a favourite prayer of Dame Julian of Norwich, then tea was served, with cake left over from the vicar’s farewell party.

St Mary’s

A BCP Holy Communion service was conducted by the Rev Mike Leigh, at 9.30am last Sunday. The first lesson, from Acts was read by Rosemary Skelton, and the Gospel from St John by Caroline Lester. Michael Lester played the organ. Cafe Refresh followed at 10.15am in the hall, organised by the Seekers on a theme of ‘Food for thought’. Nell Clark welcomed everybody and the hymn, ‘Bind us together’, was sung. Marilyn read an article about Fairtraid food. Gillian read the story of Jesus cooking breakfast for the disciples on the beach from St John’s Gospel, and Nell spoke about the Rainbow Centre, and appealed for regular food donations to help their work. A collection was taken. Pam Green read a poem about the King’s Breakfast, Jenny Gospel presented a quiz about food, Julie Pratt read a poem about how to get on in society, and Michael Lester played a sing-along medley of food-related songs. Jill Dyson read a poem, ‘Mary Jane’, and the session came to an end with the singing of, ‘He’s got the whole world in His hands’. The Rev Leigh attending his first Cafe Refresh, which he had enjoyed very much, gave the final blessing. There was also a Fairtraid stall available. This Sunday there will be Holy Communion at 10am. Coffee Club is at 10am tomorrow in the church and community hall.


Luncheon club

It was good to welcome back old friends who had been poorly and also to greet Mr Arthur Stead, a new member, celebrating his 89th birthday.

Thank you to Kay for bringing him along. We all enjoyed our lunch, the chicken and pork pie was delicious. After lunch we had a beetle drive which was won by Mary’s table. Helpers were Mrs Christine Ashton, Mrs Shirley Hall, Mrs Kim Canterbury, Mrs Carol Stephenson, Mr John Robinson, Mrs Mary Dickinson and Mrs Christine Fenwick. The next meeting will be on Wednesday May 15 – meet 12.30pm for lunch at 1pm. All are welcome and transport within Sherburn village can be arranged. Contact Christine on (01944) 711294. The Senior Citizen Lunch Club would like to thank the quizzers from the East Riding for kindly donating the prize money and raffle proceeds of £35 to our funds. We really appreciate your generosity.

Meeting cancelled

Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances the annual meeting for the Playing Field Association due to be held last week had to be cancelled.

Apologies for any inconvenience that this may have caused. The meeting has been rescheduled for Friday May 3, at the playing field portakabin at 6.30pm.

Draw results: 1st Mrs S Atkinson, 2nd Jack Cousins, 3rd Irene Collins

East Riding quiz

The winners of the quiz night were Jean, Tracy, Sue and Rich and the proceeds of quiz and raffle amounting to £35 was donated to the Methodist Senior Citizen Luncheon Club. A pie and pea supper was much enjoyed. The next quiz night is on Thursday May 16, at 8pm, and all are invited along to enjoy this fun evening. Pie and peas will be available at a cost of £3.

Methodist news

The Sunday morning worship was led by Mr Norman Clark and steward Mrs Liz Aconley. The welcomer was Mrs Jean Brown, audio visual operated by Christine Fenwick and organist Mr Chris Cade. Jean read the 23rd Psalm and Janet read the Gospel lesson from the book of John. Norman told us a story of children lost in a maze but listening to their mum’s voice they found their way. So too we should listen to God’s voice. The sermon told of how Jesus as our Good Shepherd knows us all by name and calls us to listen to Him and respond to His call to live the new life He offers. After worship we enjoyed refreshments together in the hall. The worship next week at 10.30am will be led by Mr Paul Midgley. On May 5, we will be having a special chapel anniversary service. This will be a time when we will share our memories of Sherburn Chapel and sing hymns and hear readings that tell of our own faith journey. Please let the stewards know what is special to you. Fill in the notice sheet available at chapel so that we can all share together.

The coffee morning hostess was Mrs Elizabeth Aconley and we are delighted to report that we have reached our target figure of £250 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. Thank you all so much for your generous giving. On Tuesday May 7, Mr Barry Foster, from MIND, will be coming along to receive the cheque. The next charity to be supported by the coffee morning is to be the Air Ambulance. Family Cinema Club enjoyed a showing of Black Beauty and the next cinema is to be on Saturday May 18 at 6pm. All are invited.

Christian Aid week

Christian Aid week is from Sunday May 12 to Saturday May 18. As in recent years, there will be no house-to-house collection in Sherburn but donations may be left either at Sherburn Chapel coffee morning on Tuesday 14 May between 10am and 12 noon, or at Sherburn Post Office any time throughout the week, or posted through the letter box at 9 Church View. Sherburn joined in Christian Aid’s annual collection during the mid-1970s and since then has sent a substantial amount every year to help people in need. The 21st century has brought new challenges with war on terror, climate change, increasing natural disasters, and over 800 million people are still in desperate need of food. Please call at Sherburn Chapel for a coffee on Tuesday May 14 and give generously so that Christian Aid can send help and hope and love to people trapped in poverty.

St Hilda’s

The service at St Hilda’s Church is the celebration of Holy Communion on Sunday April 28 at 9.15am, when the Rev Quentin Wilson will officiate.


Musical evening

St Peter’s Church was full on Friday evening with an appreciative audience, who enjoyed a sparkling performance of music and song by ‘Sing and Tonic’.

A small four part ensemble based in Thornton Dale, comprising of Marian Cambridge, Janet Sanderson, Jennifer Benson, Sandra Lear, Richard Benson and accompanist Gabrielle Wheatley, whose purpose was to raise funds for the church and provide pleasure with an excellent presentation. From a varied programme including, Andante Religioso, Schubert, 60s pop folk songs, war time memories and the Westside Story trilogy. There was entertainment to suit all musical tastes.

Mrs Ann Calam introduced the performers, and the Rev K Holding expressed thanks for a wonderful evening and remarking. They provided the Sing, the audience enjoyed the Tonic. During the interval members of the church council served wine and nibbles.

Church council

The following have been elected to serve on St Peter’s Church Council for the year 2013-14. David Birdsall churchwarden, lay chairman and magazine treasurer, Janet McNay churchwarden, John Archer treasurer, Barbara Archer deputy churchwarden and secretary, Glynis Davies deputy churchwarden and minutes secretary,

Kath Stanforth Deanery Synod representative and sidesperson, Ann Calam sidesperson, Janet Bowles, Veronica Dickinson, Anne Bycroft, and Bryan Heaps members of the council.

Quiz evening

There was good support again for the final quiz in the sports club on Saturday evening, when quizmaster Alan Heelbeck, in his own inimitable style, excelled with a challenging set of questions and pictures. Winners of the general quiz and £20 were the Staxton Globe Trotters including Peter and Rachel Watson with Alan and Sue Drury. Winners of the picture quiz and £12 were Sue’s Angels, comprising of Sue and Geoff Ridsdale, Paul Dawson, and Keith Johnson.

In Play Your Cards, a sum of £200 with three cards only, was won by Calum Johnson £60, Mick Witty £40, and £20 each for Keith Johnson Geoff Ridsdale, Linden Gray, Chris Rawson and Edwin Cooper

Thanks are due to Allan Heelbeck for providing great entertainment throughout the series, Sue Ridsdale for providing the buffet suppers, and Calum Johnson for assisting with the raffle and issuing quiz sheets.


Hospital gift day

The Scarborough area Hospital Gift Day was held at Crossgates Community Centre on Saturday, when the amount raised was increased by £450 thanks to a donation by Eric Burnett in memory of his wife Joyce, who was chairman of the hospital gift day committee for about 20 years. The donation represented half of the collection at Mrs Burnett’s funeral, the other half going to St Margaret’s Church, Harwood Dale. Organiser Clare Archer said the event had been well attended and had raised more than £1,000 which would be spent on patients’ needs at Scarborough Hospital. Another £300 was donated to the fund by the former Crossgates Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association from the funds available when it closed down.

Parishioners’ meeting

The annual meetings of St Martin’s Church parishioners for the election of church wardens will be held in the church on Saturday, from 11am, and will be followed by the annual parochial church meeting.

St Martin’s

Assistant minister, the Rev Richard Firth, led worship at Sunday’s 9.30am common worship communion service at St Martin’s Church, and preached on the importance of listening to the voice of Jesus Christ and following His word. Edna Burton accompanied hymn singing on the keyboard and Kieron Middleton gave a Bible reading and assisted with the chalice at communion. Kate Middleton led intercessions and Jean Bell and Doreen Livesey were sidespersons. Clare Firth served refreshments.

The vicar, the Rev Laura McWilliams, led an 11am service of modern worship and also led the intercessions. Mary Otway gave a Bible reading and lay preacher John Worthy preached. Sung worship was led by Steve Raetigg (keyboard) with Jenny Bland (clarinet) and John Taylor (drums). Sophie and Saffron Haycock ran the Sunday Club, Elizabeth Bradley was the sidesperson and Jean and Jeff Fiedler served refreshments.

On Saturday, during Open Church, refreshments will be served in the church from 10am in aid of Water Aid and will continue during the annual parochial church meeting, which will start at 11am. On Sunday at 9.30am, there will be a common worship communion service and an 11am modern worship service with the Sunday Club.

Easter reflection

Members of all denominations are welcome to a service on the theme of Reflection of Easter to be held at Crossgates Community Centre on Sunday from 7pm.

Methodist church

Mrs Patricia Mollon led worship at Seamer Methodist Church on Sunday, and Mrs L Glass will lead the worship at the church from 10.30am on Sunday.

Pelargonium society

The meeting of the Yorkshire Pelargonium Society is on Sunday with guest speaker Mike Hargreaves, of Guiseley, Leeds, who is a national exhibitor and grower of sweet peas, and also a national judge. The meeting is at Seamer and Irton Memorial Hall. Details from secretary Ron Ward on (01723) 355656.

Clog dancing

There will be a practice for the White Rose Garland and Clog Dancers in the Memorial Hall on Monday at 8pm, and it is essential that all members attend because of the displays which are taking place at Slingsby Spring Fair the following Monday.

WI meeting

The April meeting of the Seamer and Irton WI was a well attended visit to Irton Garden Centre where members enjoyed an interesting talk about various aspects of the garden given by staff members Farris and Judith, who were very well informed and entertaining. This was followed by refreshments in the cafe area.

The recent produce show at Snainton Village Hall was well supported and Seamer and Irton were in second place overall after Snainton and gained four first places, four second and four third out of 91 entries. Jan Braidley took third with a foliage plant, Ann Chambers third with handwriting, and Barbara Kendall third with sausage rolls, second with marmalade and second with a pot of miniature bulbs. Edna Burton came third with cheese straws and second with a painting, Jean Dixon came first with marmalade, Joyce Needham had a first with cross-stitch, and Dorothy Appleby took second place for her bookmark and first for a tea cosy, which also took the cup for best in show in the handicraft category.

On Wednesday June 15 members will visit the YMCA theatre to see the comedy Dear Charles and should sign up at the next meeting if they wish to go. Snainton WI will hold a social evening in Snainton Village Hall at 7.30pm tomorrow, Friday, and all are welcome. On Friday June 7 at 7pm there will be a Seamer and Irton beetle drive in the village hall. The next meeting on Wednesday May 15 will be a talk by photographer Robert Child, entitled a Musical Trip Around the World, and the competition will be a 6x4 mounted photograph of a WI activity.


Methodist church

At Burniston Methodist Church, a blessing of the marriage of Jon and Sarah Casey formed part of the 11am service last Sunday, followed by a buffet lunch for all of the congregation. Services with Holy Communion will take place this week at 9.30am and 11am.

The Boys Brigade are holding a car wash this Saturday from 10am to 2pm, to raise money for a national Boys Brigade weekend on May Bank Holiday. All cars £5. Over the May Bank Holiday weekend chapel members are hosting a Flower Festival involving all the churches in the newly created Methodist Circuit. A concert on Friday evening, May 3, with Mark Gay’s Rat Pack and the Singing Vicars, will start the weekend. Tickets can be obtained from Seeds Cafe at the chapel. For further details please see website www.burnistonchurch.org.uk.

Film screening

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, the acclaimed film starring Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt and Amr Warkad will be shown in the village hall on tomorow at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7.15pm, £5 pay at the door.

Bowling club

Preparations are well under way for the new season with the start of the Triples League on Thursday April 19. Teams for the Zone 3 League which is played on Friday evenings have been selected and a Veteran’s League friendly match has been arranged for next Tuesday. All potential new members are invited to come along for a ‘come and 
try it’ session at 2pm on Saturday.


Parish council

The monthly meeting of the parish council was held in Brompton Village Hall on Monday April 15. Matters raised by parishioners in the Open Forum section of the meeting included the village newsletter, the forthcoming affordable housing survey to be conducted in the village, reports on the recent Village Venture community lunch and on Sawdon’s progress with the plans for a new village hall which have taken an important step forward.

Mary Jones also informed the Council that Rural Action Yorkshire have provided funding for a new water heater in the village hall kitchen. Concerns were also expressed about the rubbish currently being used to block the entrance to the Cayley Arms car park and the councillors promised to look into this as it was felt to be an eyesore as well as a potential risk to children playing.

Other matters on the agenda included a discussion about the upkeep of the planters dotted around the village. Offers to maintain the two on the main road came from Elaine Mudd and Di Ford. Mary Jones, on behalf of the Village Hall Committee, offered to manage the ones near to the village hall and to contact other organisations who use the hall to see if any would like to sponsor one of them. Mark Evans gave information about a tree survey to be carried out on the Butts and floated the proposal that a management trust be set up to oversee the conservation work on the Butts. This would mean that grants could be applied 

Other matters touched on included footpath issues, continuing concerns about the potholes in the village and the drains in Hungate. The full minutes will be displayed on the village noticeboards. The next meeting will be held at Sawdon Village Hall on May 20 at 7.30pm.

Village ventures

Team 3, led by Lynn Heaton provided lunch and cakes for the ‘open house’ at the village hall on Wednesday April 17. The setting up team included Anne Tidd, Di Ford and Pamela Shaw Johnston, who decorated the hall with Union Jack bunting in honour of St George’s Day. The table settings included spring flowers. Food was provided by Alison Hoff, Julia Wadsworth, Mary Jones and Carol Woodhead. The kitchen “back room girls” included Lyn Gibson and Sue Cook. A steady stream of local people came for food, tea, coffee, and company. Tess McMahon provided leaflets and information from Rural Action Yorkshire who support Village Hubs. The next Village Venture day will be on Wednesday May 15 
when Team 1, led by Jackie Gray, are planning to serve quiche and salad with desert to include chocolate 

Church news

All Saints Church annual meeting was held following the service last Sunday. It was well attended by members of the Parochial Church Council together with other members of the congregation. The vicar, the Rev Stuart Hill chaired the meeting. There are 41 people on the church roll. The churchwardens, Mark Evans and Dr Don Jones were re-elected for a further year. Mrs Jenny Worsley remains as secretary with Mrs Gwen Stockill as treasurer. Special thanks were given to Mrs Jessie Jackson our verger, who together with her husband Len, continue to care for the church and surroundings. The floor of the north aisle has been restored and made safe to walk on by Andrew Holt and his team. This was paid for from church funds. Envelopes will be distributed shortly to all residents of Brompton and Sawdon ready for the May Gift Day. All donations in aid of All Saints will be gratefully received by church members at the village hall on Monday May 6 between 10am-2pm, and there will be a cake stall and refreshments. On Sunday there will be an 8am Book of Common Prayer Communion service.


Methodist church

The morning service at 10.30am this Sunday will be led by the Rev Clare Stainsby and will include the Sacrament of Holy Communion. There will be no evening service this week.

Coffee morning

The monthly charity coffee morning on Saturday May 4, from 10am to 12 noon, will be held this month at St Laurence’s Church Rooms at the Scalby Christian Aid fair. There will be various stalls including plants, books, bric-a-brac and a car wash.

St Laurence’s

Services and activities: Sunday, 8am Holy Communion with the Rev Marion Wright, 10am Holy Communion with the Revs Marion Wright/
Graham Waring, 6.30pm Iona Healing Service with the Rev Alastair Ferneley, 7pm Youth Group; Monday, 11am funeral service for Betty Atkinson-Jowett at church, Ladies Night Out – tour of the Stephen Joseph Theatre with a meal in the restaurant and talk by Jan Brown (£22.50) please sign the list at the back of church. Queries to Sue Truefitt 374957; Tuesday, 7pm Messy Church planning meeting in the Church Rooms; 11am Wednesday May 1 and 7pm Thursday May 2, Midweek Discussion Group – Falling Back on God with Joel Edwards at St Mark’s.

Bowling club

If you would like to try your hand at flat green bowling please come along to meet us on Saturday at 2pm at the Scalby and Newby Bowling Club, The Pavilion, Scalby Road – a warm welcome is extended to everyone. Bowls can be provided and you should wear flat shoes, nominal charge for refreshments. Contact the president on (01723) 368866 or just come along on the day. However, if you cannot make either of the above dates, please feel free to come along on a Monday or Wednesday afternoon, where some of the members will be more than happy to provide coaching facilities.

Scalby Wives

Now in its 47th year the Scalby Wives group held its annual dinner on Monday at the lovely Wrea Head Hotel. We were served in the newly refurbished 1881 room and the beautiful surroundings, delicious food and excellent service made it a highly enjoyable evening.

Next Monday is the annual meeting, the final meeting of this session, and the new programme will begin in September.

Ravenscar and Staintondale

Local history group

The guest speaker at the April meeting was local historian Robin Lidster. Using a Victorian ‘magic lantern’ he showed slides nearly 100 years old of various shipwrecks around Robin Hood’s Bay and Ravenscar. Among the most notable were the ‘Kaiser’, which went aground in 1904 at Blea Wyke with all crew rescued, and ‘Coronation’ of Sunderland – beached at the bottom of cliffs at Ravenscar, refloated the following day by sealing holes with concrete, but burned out by accident while being repaired in dry dock. The five-masted ‘Cap Palos’ was stranded in 1919 while sailing from Immingham to Hartlepool. Tugs had pulled her into Robin Hood’s Bay, but the captain decided to resume sailing without them, beaching his ship. It was refloated in 1920 but got into trouble again when the crew had to be taken off by the lifeboat; it was later found upside down 35 miles off Whitby.

The second part of the slideshow was of pictures of the boats and crew of the Robin Hood’s Bay lifeboat service and the local coastguards. A lifeboat station opened in Bay in 1881, crewed mainly by Whitby men – at that time pictured in their new cork lifejackets. A photo from 1893 showed the first boat – the ‘Ephraim and Hannah Fox’ propelled by oars, as was the second one, the ‘Mary Ann Lockwood’. Weighing seven tons including the carriage, it had to be manhandled down the slipway to the sea. The station was closed in 1931 when a new Whitby lifeboat with an engine came into service which could reach Bay quicker than the lifeboat there could be launched.

By request, Robin also showed a few slides he had acquired last year of Venice 100 years ago.

The next meeting will be on Tuesday May 21, 7.30pm, at Staintondale Village Hall, when Michael Fearon, of Filey, will talk about Maritime Engagements on the Yorkshire Coast. Non-members are very welcome at all our meetings.

Advance notice. There will be an exhibition on the weekend of September 21 and 22 to mark the 10th anniversary of the devastating fire on Brow Moor in 2003. The exhibition will be held in Ravenscar Village Hall. More details nearer the time.

A leaflet is now available with dates of all future meetings and outings up to the end of 2013.

Film show

The iconic Beatles film Yellow Submarine will be screened in Staintondale Village Hall at 7.30pm on Friday May 3. This fully restored spectacular animated 60s feature film is fun for all generations with dazzling special effects and Beatles music. Admission, which includes refreshments is £2. This presentation is given by Scarborough Film Society.

Shooting night

Staintondale Hunt Pony Club is to hold a shooting night at Town Farm, Cloughton, on Monday. This event is open to all; adults, children and non-members. The Pony Club is trying to promote fencing and shooting as these sports form part of heptathlon and pentathlon events. Some older club members are already working with this, but this local event is open to anyone, and the sessions of training that are being held for both fencing and shooting are open for anyone to come along. Shooting is with pistols and targets, and a professional trainer is in attendance who brings all the equipment and ensures safety. The age limit is nine years plus. For further details about future events of either shooting or fencing, please contact Louise on 07900 196875. For further information about pony club visit http://branches.pcuk.org/staintondale/calendar/ or contact Louise for more details.

Church news

There will be a service of Holy Communion this Sunday at 11.30am in St John’s, Staintondale conducted by the Rev Alastair Ferneley from St Laurence’s, Scalby.


Methodist church

Sunday’s service of Holy Communion was led by the Rev Elizabeth Clark who spoke about Jesus as the Good Shepherd. Bible readings, given by Helen Higgs and Ann Thompson were also about Jesus’ love for his lambs that never dies. The stewards for the day were Keith and Helen Higgs and following the service refreshments were served by John France. The preacher on Sunday will be the Rev M Claver.

Community centre

At Tuesday night’s darts a good time was had by all. Jenny was top scorer of the night with 95 however Vera’s team beat Jenny’s with a score of 3–0.

Bingo on Wednesday was well attended. Betty was in charge of the bingo books and Ted called the numbers. Betty sold the raffle tickets and everyone got a prize. In the interval tea was served by Dorothy, Betty, Ted, Vera and Nancy and was accompanied by chocolate wafer biscuits donated by Joyce and Ted, and brought from Bulgaria by their son.

Numbers were down for the coffee morning but those present enjoyed coffee and a chat. Ted took the door money and sold raffle tickets, which were drawn by Vera and Dorothy.

Country dancing

On Saturday members joined about 100 other dancers, some coming from Teesside, Humberside and York, to celebrate the Scarborough group’s centenary, when three members arrived from the society headquarters in London to mark the occasion. There was a good attendance at the class in English country dancing in the village hall last Tuesday and a selection of dances were chosen from a wide range of various figures and formations.


Northstead methodist

On Saturday, Northstead Methodist Church are holding a coffee morning from 10.30am in aid of Homeless Support and a soup, sandwich and pudding lunch from 11.30am to 12.45pm. Homemade cakes and Fairtrade goods will be for sale, all are welcome.

St Mark’s

The 10am service of morning prayer was led by the Miss Margaret Arnall.

This Sunday there will be a service of Holy Communion at 8am and at 10am a special Thanksgiving Eucharist. The 10am service includes JAM Club for primary age children, and Y-zone for older children. Crèche facilities will also be available at this service.

On Wednesday at 10am there will be a service of Holy Communion.

Pop in group

The Pop-in group will be meeting in St Mark’s Community Hall for the next three months whilst there are building works at Wreyfield Church. The group meets every Monday morning for coffee, games and chat, and finishes with a cooked lunch. If you would like to come along, please ‘pop-in’ on Monday morning, or speak to Pam Caton on 363939 for more information.

75th anniversary

This year is the 75th anniversary of the building of St Mark’s Church. To celebrate from tomorrow until Sunday they are holding a weekend of events, including a Flower Festival with the theme of ‘Celebration’. This will be opened by the deputy mayor of Scarborough, Cllr Andrew Backhouse, at a cheese and wine evening tomorrow at 7pm. The band Simply Brass will also be performing at the opening ceremony. Admission is £2 by ticket or pay at the door.

On Saturday, the church will be open from 10am to 4.30pm for the viewing of the flowers, and there will also be displays in the Community Hall featuring the life and times of the church, with photographs both old and new. There will be craft activities for the children in the Community Hall, and entertainment in the church during the afternoon. Refreshments will be available all day. At 5.30pm there will be a ‘bring and share’ supper in the hall, which will be followed at 7pm by a family ceilidh, with the Bedlam Band.

On Sunday, the church is holding a special Thanksgiving Eucharist, with guest preacher the Ven David Butterfield, Archdeacon of the East Riding. The service will also be attended by former vicars of the church and their wives. The service will be followed by a celebration lunch for members of the congregation. Tickets for both the cheese and wine evening, and the buffet lunch are available from Chris Johnson on (01723) 863942.

Langdale End

Whist drive

A whist drive was held in the village hall. Mr W Calvert was the MC and ran the raffle, the ladies in the kitchen were Mrs B Jackson, Mrs I Calvert, Mrs S Lawrence and Mrs S Calvert.

Whist winners: 1 Mr A Richardson, Mr P Richardson, Mrs P Johnson, Mr J Craggs; 2 Mr B Cowton, Miss C Farnborough, Mrs Capstick and partner; 3 Mr and Mrs Richards, Mr and Mrs Peckitt; Raffle winners: T Wardle, R Souter, I Calvert, E Stear, J Craggs, C Dickinson, J Bowles, J Smith, Chloe Nickinson, W Calvert, R Warman, B Cowton, J Peckitt, D Grace, J Bielby, P Richardsopn, A Richardson, Mrs Capstick. The next domino drive will be tomorrow at 7.30pm.


Feltwork exhibition

Members of the craft group met at the community centre under the leadership of Maureen Picken. In addition to the usual work on their hobbies, they made arrangements for the open meeting on Wednesday May 1, from 10am to 12 noon, when Emma Hodgson has been invited to give a talk and an exhibition of her felting techniques. The event has been arranged by member Anne Lever. The admission charge is £3 and will include refreshments. All residents and friends will be welcomed.

Bingo evening

A bingo evening was run at the community centre with Bryan Coomber and Moira Audsley as callers and cashiers. The checkers were Christine Hastie and Margaret Rogers. Refreshments were served by Audrey Morgan and Kate Ingham. A raffle was won by Mary Morris and Mrs McNamara.

People from all areas will be welcomed at 7.15pm on Mondays to join in this pleasant social event.


Over 60s

The chairwoman, Mrs Margaret Pattison, welcomed 24 members of the Over 60s Club to the weekly meeting in the village hall.

Bingo was called by Mrs Pattison with the flyers by Mrs B Rodgers. The winners were Mrs N Duckworth, Mrs D Colwill, Mrs B Rodgers, Mrs V Poole, Mrs A Donlevy, Mrs B Forcer, Mrs M Scott, Mrs D Dawson, Mrs A Greenwood and Mrs J Knight.

Mrs A Butler organised a raffle which was won by Mrs D Colwill, Mrs A Dowson, Mrs A Speck, Mrs M Martin, Mrs P Watson, Mrs A Greenwood, Mrs A Butler, Mrs M Hookham, Mrs V Poole, A Speck, Mrs B Forcer and Mrs N Feather. Tea and biscuits were served by Mrs A Butler and Mrs A Donlevy.

The Over 60s Club meets at 2pm every Thursday in Cayton Village Hall and are always pleased to welcome new members.

Annual meeting

The Cayton Village Hall Management Committee are holding their annual meeting in the committee room of the hall on Monday at 7.30pm. All Cayton residents are invited to attend.

Church services

The services on Sunday at St John the Baptist Church, Cayton, will be 9am Communion led by the Rev Sam Foster, and Evensong at 6.15pm with Ros O’Toole.

Women’s fellowship

Mrs Pauline Hemming, vice president, welcomed the members of the Women’s Fellowship to their recent meeting in Cayton Chapel.

Their speaker was the mayor of Scarborough, Cllr Mrs Helen Mallory, who gave a most interesting and humorous talk on her year so far as mayor. She highlighted her trip to Buckingham Palace for the Queen’s Garden Party which was just five days after becoming mayor. Mrs Mallory also spoke of the once in a lifetime opportunity she had enjoyed when the Olympic Torch came to Scarborough and how much she had enjoyed the many and varied celebrations for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Mrs Mallory also spoke about the Scarborough Cricket Festival and meeting Dickie Bird. She also mentioned the lovely and unusual treasures to be found on show in the Town Hall and finally she told members about her wide selection of hats.

Mrs Mallory was presented with a basket of flowers by Ann Green who also thanked her for sharing her experiences with the ladies. Following the meeting refreshments were prepared by Marjorie Hughes.

The Fellowship’s next meeting will be in Cayton Chapel on Tuesday May 7, which will be a musical afternoon with Serad.

New members are always very welcome to go along to any of the Fellowship meetings.

Cricket club

Cayton Cricket Club advise that nets have started on Friday evenings for junior boys and girls, Under 9s and Under 11s from 6pm for £1 per person.

Whist drive

A military whist drive was held in Cayton Village Hall and raised funds for the village hall.

The MC was Bob Cowton and eight tables were in play. Whist winners: 1 Mrs D Cook, Mrs S Wardle, Mrs P Johnson, Mrs J Capstick; 2 G Harman, Mrs P Thompson, P Richardson, B Cowton; 3 J Craggs, R Souter, W Calvert, T Davies.

The raffle was organised by Trevor Davies and the winners included P Richardson, W Calvert, Mrs D Cook, J Calam, J Craggs, Mrs S Wardle, G Harman, Mrs A Dowson, H Pulford, E Richardson and L Woodhead. The refreshments were organised by Mrs A Dowson and helpers from the whist drive.

The MC thanked everyone for their support and help running the drive; to those who donated raffle prizes; and those who helped with the washing up and refreshments despite a water cut.

Methodist service

Mr Michael Fearon led the Sunday morning service in Cayton Chapel, Jane Allen 
was the organist, Joan 
Dunnell the vestry steward and Sue Simmons was the welcomer.

The 10.30am service on Sunday will be led by the Rev Denise Free and during the service Holy Communion will be celebrated.

Bloom group

Cayton in Bloom have now finalised their plans for their fundraising table top sale being held in Jubilee Hall on Saturday from 10am-1pm. All the tables have been booked and the group are delighted with the interest taken for tables at the event.

All the proceeds from this event will be used towards the purchase of the summer bedding to be planted up within the parish.

There is ample car parking behind the Jubilee Hall and it is very much hoped that the table top sale will be well supported when admission is free and refreshments will be available to purchase.

Folkton and Flixton

Bloom group

Once again the Bloom Group scored another hit with their poetry evening and buffet supper, there was a variety of poems to interest all tastes and were presented and read by local people. Pat Moxlow decorated the tables with a kaleidoscope of brightly coloured table cloths and plants. A display of coloured boxes and plants bore the names of all the poems’ authors. During the evening the coordinator of the Flixton and Folkton Bloom Group presented the chairperson from the Reighton and Speeton Bloom Group with the trophy which they jointly won last year. A raffle was very well supported with the top prize of a free MOT being donated by Chris Hodgson and Gail Smith, wine, chocolates and books etc were kindly donated by supporters of the group. Jack Whittaker was the master of ceremonies and the poems were read by the following: Bryan Found, Pat Moxlow, Jack Whittaker, Alan Bower, Barbara Brunton, Ted Moxlow, Linda Thompson, Terry Horton, Masie Allanson and Chris Winters. Thank you to all who supported this event. 


Writers group

The (U3A) Writers’ Group next meeting is today at Wentworth Way.

Mobile library

The mobile library will be at the White Swan car park on Saturday at 10am-12 noon.


The County Council elections will be held at the community centre on Thursday May 2.

Methodist service

Cross Hill Methodist Church’s service on Sunday is a joint service at All Saints. The preacher is Dr Margaret Pawson and the Rev Jeff Hatton. The service begins at 10.45am.

Teddy Edward time

This is an informal service for parents and grandparents and their toddlers. They have a short story, sing songs, and say prayers. After the service the children play while adults have a cuppa and chat. The service is at 9.30am during term time.

All Saints

Services are at 8am, the fourth Sunday of the month is a joint service with Cross Hill Methodist Church at 10.45am and lasts for about one hour. Evensong is at 6.30pm.


Monday club

The outing on Monday May 13 is to Durham and Beamish. The cost to Durham is £13 and Beamish £23, which includes £10 senior citizen admission rate. If interested please contact Doreen Flood (01723) 512398 or Angela Jackson (01723) 513424. There are 10 seats available.

All Saints

Morning service this Sunday is Holy Communion at 9.15am.


Monthly service

The monthly non-denominational service will take place in the community centre on Sunday evening. Everyone is cordially invited to this service, which will start at 7pm, and light refreshments will be served afterwards.


Parish council

The monthly meeting of Eastfield Parish Council will take place in the community centre on Monday starting at 7pm, and all residents are invited to attend.


Voting will take place on Thursday May 2 to elect a county councillor for Eastfield and Osgodby Division. It is essential that everyone eligible to vote is registered on the Electoral Roll, and it is worth checking this at the Town Hall prior to Election Day. The polling stations will be open from 7am until 10pm.

There are five candidates for this division but there is only one seat. They are Carole Gerada, who is an Independent candidate, Dr Norman Murphy who is also an Independent candidate, Mr Barry Pearson who is a Liberal Democrat, Mr Brian Simpson who is also promoting himself as Independent, and Roberta Swiers who is standing as the candidate for the Conservative Party.

Pop in club

The Pop In Club is closed this week and next for staff holidays, but it will re-open again on Tuesday May 7, when the usual activities take place, and a three course lunch will be available. Anyone is welcome to come.