District Diary

Thursday May 16, 2013


WI meeting

At the meeting on May 9, after the unaccompanied singing of Jerusalem, minutes of the April meeting were read by Janet Beedle, and a financial report was given by Marlene Revell. Marlene also gave a report on the Federation meeting at the Spa. Burniston branch have opted to support the Resolution that everything should be done to halt the decline of High Street shops, a situation which has been researched by Val Judge. Elaine Bramley is to get in touch with Jenny Stamford to get her to come to the July meeting and talk about the new William Street Development with its facilities for teenagers. New ideas are required for classes to be included in the schedule for the September show.

Winners in last month’s competition for a picture postcard were: 1st Val Judge, 2nd Yvonne Davis and in joint 3rd Ann Arnott, Nancy Brough and Janet Beedle. Next month’s speaker is Nicki Hampson on paper making and the competition is for a favourite poem.

Film night

The next screening in the film programme at Burniston Village Hall will be on Friday May 24 at 7.30pm (doors open 7pm) when ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ will be shown. £5 pay at the door.

Bowling club

The season is now well underway with a large turnout for Secretary v Chairperson fixture resulting in a close victory for the secretary.

The ladies team secured a fine victory against visitors Copmanthorpe in the battle for the Janet Harrow trophy and have progressed to the next round.

The draw for the club knock out competitions has been carried out and all members are urged to contact their opponents and make arrangements to play before the deadline dates.

Parish council

Cllrs T Crook (outgoing chairman), Mrs Brownbridge, P Graves, A Hill, B Marley and P Tidd were present at the annual meeting of Burniston Parish Council held in Lindhead School on May 7. Also present were Mrs Marley (clerk to the council) and one member of the public. Apologies were received from Cllr Backhouse.

Cllr Hill was elected as chairman for the forthcoming year, and Cllr Marley was elected as vice chairman. The clerk is to ask highways if a grit bin can be sited near 39 High Street. The borough council had replaced the broken litter bin at the Green with a larger one which had a lid. Their offer to place a similar bin near the War Memorial was accepted. Proposals to plant a fir tree which could be used for the display of Christmas lights had been made at a previous meeting – the clerk reported difficulties with the proposed location near the village hall due to the number of utilities in the verge – councillors asked the clerk to see if the land at the end of Woods Close was more suitable. There were no objections to a planning application to erect a conservatory at 6 River Meadows.

The 2012/13 annual accounts were approved and signed as was the annual return to Mr Littlejohn (external auditor). It was agreed Mr Carey be re-appointed as internal auditor for the 2013/14 financial year. A standing order to N Barnes for grass cutting and various gardening work in the village was authorised for signature. Councillors agreed that the 2014/15 contract should be put out to tender – the clerk is to make Mr Barnes aware of this and the matter placed on the agenda of the October or November meeting so that a schedule of works to be quoted for can be agreed upon. Various accounts were certified for payment, including St Mary’s Church, Cloughton (contribution to 2013/14 churchyard maintenance) £469, Burniston and Cloughton Village Hall (contribution to 2013/14 grounds maintenance) £1,550 and Broker Network Ltd (2013/14 insurance) £326.99.

Cllr Crook reported the problem of dog fouling on Laurel Close and Prickybeck continued. The pavement on the High Street (especially against walls) is becoming untidy and the clerk is to ask the borough council if it can be swept. Problems with inconsiderate parking around Lindhead School continued and Scarborough Borough Council Parking Enforcement Officers had been seen patrolling the area recently. Cllr Marley reported the pavement between Burniston and Scalby was becoming very narrow due to the verge growing in and the clerk is to contact Roger Burnett at the borough council and ask if it could be sided out by the community service team. A private memorial seat on Prickybeck was in a poor state of repair and despite promises last November that it would be replaced in the new year, nothing had yet happened. The council re-iterated it was happy for a replacement seat in recycled plastic to be sited on the existing plinth. The clerk is to contact the owner of the seat and ask for it to be removed. The chairman closed the meeting at 8.25pm.

The next meeting is Tuesday June 4 at 7.15pm in Lindhead School and parishioners are welcome to attend. Further details on the parish council website at www.burnistonparishcouncil.org.uk.


Over 60s

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

Bingo was called by Mrs Pattison and the flyers by Mrs B Rodgers. The winners were Mrs D Dawson, Mrs O Ayres, Mrs A Greenwood, Mrs S Charlwood, Mrs B Rodgers, Mrs N Feather, Mrs A Butler, Mrs A Stangoe, Mrs M Cloves and Mrs M Pattison.

Mrs A Butler organised the raffle when the winners were Mrs J Knight, Mrs M Dowson, Mrs D Dawson, Mrs B Rodgers, Mrs J Griffiths, Mrs N Feather, Mrs A Greenwood, Mrs M Scott and Mrs M Gilkerson. Tea and biscuits were served by Mrs A Butler and Mrs A Donlevy.

Parish assembly

The annual parish assembly is being held this evening at 7.30pm in Jubilee Hall.

This meeting is an opportunity for all residents of the parish to come together, find out what is happening and discuss any issues. It is also an opportunity for residents to voice any concerns they may have or to raise any issues relating to the parish council. Andy Short, the new North Yorkshire Police Inspector (Filey and Eastfield area), will be in attendance to answer resident’s questions.

Church services

The services at St John the Baptist Church, Cayton on Sunday will be 9am Communion with the Rev Rod Fereday and at 6.15pm Evensong led by Philip Newell.

The next midweek Communion service will be held on Tuesday at 7pm led by the Rev Graham Waring.

Ladies Lifeboat

A collection and tombola was held at Morrisons supermarket, Dunslow Road, Scarborough on Friday April 26 in aid of the RNLI. A total of £683.29 was raised throughout the day by the ladies of the Cayton Guild and friends and helpers. No expenses were incurred as the tombola prizes were kindly donated by Scarborough and District Slimming World.

The permit to collect on the day was granted to the treasurer, Mrs Jayne Roberts, by Scarborough Borough Council.

The Guild would like to thank Morrisons, Scarborough Slimming World and everyone who supported them on the day.

Methodist service

The Sunday morning service in Cayton Chapel for Christian Aid Week was led by Colin Davies. During the service Alyson Smuk read Luke 44 verses 21-33 and Julie Barber Act 1 verses 1-11. Jane Allen was the organist, Sandra Haigh the vestry steward with Sue Simmons the welcomer.

The 10.30am service on Sunday will be led by local arrangement.

Women’s fellowship

The next meeting of the Women’s Fellowship will be held on Tuesday in Cayton Chapel at 2.15pm when the speaker will be Deacon Helen with a talk entitled ‘The Work of a Deacon’. New members are always very welcome at any of the Fellowship meetings.


Funeral service

The funeral took place followed by interment at St Peter’s Church, Willerby, on Wednesday May 8, of Mrs Freda Woodhouse, of Grange Avenue. Freda, aged 86, died peacefully at home on April 30 following a period of illness.

She was born at the isolated Hertfordale Farm and educated at the village school. Getting to school in the early 1930s meant a walk of one-and-a half miles, along way for a child of five-years-old. The only time the family could ride to Staxton was on a Saturday evening after their father had hitched a horse to a cart when they went to visit their respective families and do their weekly shopping at the local general store and butchers.

Though it was a long walk the family rarely had a day away from school. Freda did well at school progressing through the classes, and on the way was taught practical skills such as sewing, darning, patching clothes, knitting, and weaving on looms that were made by boys at the school. For a time, a number of children were taught French by the headmaster’s wife. Freda was one to gain that experience.

On leaving school at the age of 14 she had to assist her mother in the farmhouse. By then the family had moved to Manor Farm at Willerby. But with the outbreak of the war in 1939, and due to the shortage of men, she had to work on the land doing general farm work. It was hard, but like many other people at that time, Freda thought that she was doing her bit to help the country to win the war. She married her husband Walter, an agricultural worker, in St Peter’s Church in July 1949, and lived in a cottage on the bank in Beck Hole in the village.

Over a period of five years they were to suffer every parent’s nightmare, when they lost two daughters Elizabeth Margaret, and Barbara Anne, both at the age of five months, then a son John in a tragic accident at the age of two years.

For a number of years after they moved from Beck Hole to Grange Avenue, Freda and her husband looked after the grounds of the village hall, creating a productive garden and grazing the remainder of the land with geese. A generous person, Freda made a home for her youngest brother Tom, and for a long time offered the use of a bedroom to an aunt, when she became too nervous to stay overnight in her own home.

Following the sudden death of her husband in 1976, Freda continued with her brother Tom to cultivate their garden and greenhouse, and generously supplied neighbours with produce.

She used to enjoy a game of bingo in the village hall, and if unable to attend events, supported with donations or buying raffle tickets. With friends Margaret Ridsdale and Madge Church, they loved to attend the former Gala Land, and seeing with pleasure Harry Worth and Cyril Fletcher at the Floral Hall.

Freda was a kind, loving, generous and unassuming person, a good neighbour and trusted friend, she was proud of her family, including her grandchildren and delighted when she became a great grandmother, never failing to assist in anyway whenever she could. She is survived by two sons and families.

The chief mourners were Mr and Mrs D Woodhouse, Mr and Mrs S Woodhouse (sons and daughters in law), Mr and Mrs I Woodhouse, Miss J Woodhouse, Miss E Woodhouse, Mr C Cope, Miss K Woodhouse (grandchildren), Mr K Pickering, Miss J Pickering, Mr and Mrs A Jones, Miss J Hill was unable to attend.

Among others present were Mrs P Beal, Mrs M Wood, Mr M Bilton, Mr C Ridsdale, Miss J Ridsdale, Mrs A Tindall, Mrs R Cowton, Mr and Mrs T Ridsdale, Mrs S Jackson, Mr J Pickard, Mrs H Pickard, Sue Pickering, Caroline Pickering, Mr P Pickering, Mrs E Major representing Mrs P Pickard and Mrs K Sleightholme, Mrs E Bolland, Mrs P Blanchard, Mr J Napthine, Mrs S Drury, Mrs S Skilbeck, Mrs J Hodgson, Mr J Brocklehurst, Mr H Fenton, Mr and Mrs J Dodd, Nicola and Joel Kitto, Mr K Richardson, Mrs P Bradley, Mr R Warman, Mr and Mrs S Bennett, Mr and Mrs G Ridsdale, Miss V Witty, Brenda and Alan Jones, Mick Farrow, Mick Leighton, Chris Mudd.

The service was conducted by the Rev K Holding, the organist was Mrs G Davies. Donations of £137 collected at the church were in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care and St Peter’s Church.

Association meeting

Mr M Witty presided at the recent meeting of the Staxton Playing Field Association held in the clubhouse. In his summary of the past year, he announced that it had been a year of repair and renewal. The children’s play area had been completely refurbished, with a new block of swings for toddlers, a new tower and steps for the slide, new seats and chains on the set of four swings, and rubberised matting laid under all the equipment to comply with the latest health and safety requirements. Some of this had been funded by a grant of £5,000 from Yorventure.

A new fence had been erected on the north side of the field and trees planted around the perimeter. Because of vandalism, the youth shelter had been boarded up. Notices banning dogs from the field had been attached to both entrance gates. The artificial practice wicket for use by all members including juniors, is to be laid within the next month. The trophies in memory of former members Mrs G Hurley and Mrs J Wright have been obtained and inscribed.

The treasurer reported though we still had funds, there had been a loss over the year, due to the increased cost of insurance, higher maintenance replacement costs. When the result of the insurance premium is known, a letter will be sent to the parish council requesting assistance.

The election of officials included Mr E Cooper president, Mr M Witty chairman, Mrs G Davies secretary, Mr G Davies treasurer. The committee included Mrs S Ridsdale, Mr K Johnson, Mr J Armstrong.

Help for Heroes

The landlord and customers at the Hare and Hounds Inn are making a valiant effort to raise funds for a worthy cause. So far approximately £600 has been raised for Help for Heroes. While enjoying a social occasion, clients can browse and hopefully purchase a novel or book from a shelf laden with a selection to suit all tastes. Donations to add to the selection will be gratefully accepted.


St Mary’s

A service of Holy Communion with the Sunday School was conducted at 10am last Sunday by the Rev Red Drayton. The first lesson, from Acts, was read by Michael Lester, the second, from Revelations, by Ellenor Bacon, and the Gospel, from St John, by Michael Goode, who also led Intercessions. The sermon was about Christian Aid, and how we should support those less fortunate than ourselves. This Sunday there will be a BCP Holy Communion at 9.30am and Cafe Refresh with Traidcraft Stall at 10.15am in the hall.

Mothers union

Ten members went to Filey on May 8 to the Deanery Festival. The service was conducted by the Rev Allinson, the new vicar, and the address was given by the new deanery chaplain, Canon David Purdy. Tea was served by the ladies of the Filey branch.


Gift day

Over £1,050 was raised at the May Day Bank Holiday Gift Day for All Saints Church, with an additional £67 from plants, cakes, marmalades and lemon curd for the Fabric Fund. The church wardens Mark Evans and Don Jones gratefully received the donations and members of the Parochial Church Council served refreshments. The church service this Sunday will be at 9.30am with tea and coffee to follow.

Parish council

The annual meeting of the parish council will be on Monday at 7pm in Sawdon Village Hall.


The Brompton with Sawdon Brownies, under the leadership of Helen Frank, have been away for a highly successful activity weekend at Caythorpe Court near Grantham in Lincolnshire.

Calendar competition

A competition is taking place for photographs featuring the area from West Ayton, Hutton Buscel, Wykeham, Ruston, Langdale End, Brompton-by-Sawdon and Sawdon to Snainton to be included in a calendar. For some years the churches of the Upper Derwent Valley have run this and following a suggestion that it might stop there has been a surge in requests for continuation. It has been decided to not only produce the 2014 version but to also include information about local voluntary and not-for-profit organisations creating an Upper Derwent Community Calendar. Instead of monetary sponsorship, organisations involved are going to help with sales.

The photography competition will be judged by David Roxborough of The Picture Place and Gallery at Wykeham. Prints of the photographs in a landscape format with the location, entrant’s name and telephone number on the back are needed for judging, and they should also be included on a negative, disc or memory stick. Time is short to get printed ready for summer sales so the closing date for the competition is May 24. Please send entries to J Megginson at 31 Hall Garth Lane, West Ayton, Scarborough. Thirteen of the best will be on a calendar which is already in demand to be sent all over the world.


Weekly draw

Playing Field Association Draw: £25 (39) John Cooper, £15 (85) Irene Collins, £5 (38) Rowdy Lickes.

Methodist news

The coffee morning hostess was Mrs Christine Ashton and we were delighted to welcome Mr Barry Foster from the Motor Neurone Disease Association and Mrs Mary Dickinson presented him with a cheque for £250 for the Scarborough branch. It was also good to welcome back Mrs Pamela Wilde after her illness.

The Holy Communion service for Ascension was led by the Rev Elizabeth Clark. The welcomer was Mrs Christine Pickard, stewards Mrs Jean Brown and Mrs Liz Aconley. The audio visual had been prepared for us by Mr Norman Clark. Mrs Janet Magee read the story of the ascension from the book of Acts and the Rev Elizabeth told us a story visually of the life of Jesus. Joe showed us the baby to remind us of his birth, Christine Pickard showed a pair of sandals to remind us how Jesus walked on our earth teaching and healing. Janet showed a lit candle for the Light of the World and Mrs Glen Branston held up the cross to remind us of Easter time. The Rev Elizabeth pointed an arrow upwards to show us that Jesus had ascended and then onwards to remind us to walk with God.

Mrs Janet Magee read to us from John’s Gospel of how Jesus prayed for all believers and the Rev Elizabeth explained how he was praying for us, for the church that would come into being. After worship we enjoyed refreshments together. The service next week at 10.30am is a Pentecost celebration led by Mrs Christine Fenwick and Mrs Jean Brown with a bring and share birthday party lunch afterwards. All are welcome.

Quiz night

The East Riding quiz will be held on Thursday May 16 at 8pm with a pie and peas supper available at a cost of £3. Come along and enjoy this fun evening.

YCA meeting

Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association met on May 8, 29 members attended.

Chairman Mrs Carol Stephenson introduced our speaker for the evening, Wendy Barker a retired prison officer, she gave an interesting talk covering her entry to the prison service at the age of 47, welcomed into the service for her life experience and in working and having regular contact with the public in her previous job with the post office.

Wendy worked at Long Sutton maximum security prison, and had the opportunity to work in a variety of roles, reception and discharge suite, general wing and vulnerable prisoner wing. She became involved in delivering treatment programmes to inmates, and found this a stimulating and rewarding role. On the wing she was 1st personal officer to three prisoners and 2nd personal officer to three more. Prisoners had an individual to approach for permission to carry out tasks etc, but also over time could also access support if required. Wendy explained the process inmates went through, and how they could gain privileges over time. The amount of education and training opportunities offered to prisoners seems incredible, keeping the prisoners occupied and stimulated to prevent disturbances. Various question and opinions were shared among the audience. It seems a shame that many of our law abiding youngsters cannot get the training and education paid for that these prisoners enjoy. A most interesting and informative talk. Mrs Barbara Grice gave the vote of thanks.

The summer outing details to Lotherton Hall on July 17 was discussed by members; invites will go out to Rillington and Wykeham branch. This half day event will conclude with an early supper at the White Horse, Church Fenton. Coach supplied by Fletchers.

Correspondence, central newsletter read out, plus an invite from Weaverthorpe branch to a cookery demonstration on June 4 at 7.30pm at the village hall, Weaverthorpe, cost £3.50.

Competition for a spring flower arrangement was won by Mrs Barbara Grice, Mrs Oulton, Mrs Dickinson, Mrs Stephenson, Mrs Flinton and Mrs Holdsworth also took part. The raffle for a mug/biscuits and tea was won by Mrs Betty Flinton. The next meeting is on June 12 at 7.30pm in Sherburn Village Hall. The guest speaker is Sheila Miller, topic ‘Health Care in Ryedale’. The competition is for homemade biscuits. New members and guests are most welcome.

Letters draw

The Sherburn Football Club Letters Draw for Saturday May 11 was won by Paul Mattison a total of £300. The letters were CKP. Next week’s total will be £60.

St Hilda’s

Morning worship was led by Lay Minister Barbara Grice, who took as her theme the poem, Chocolate Cake by Michael Rosen. Tony Mok supplied the music on his guitar and the epistle was read by Betty Flinton. Sidespersons were Keith and Jean Usher and coffee was served after the service by Lydia Mok and helpers. The next service is Holy Communion on Sunday May 24 at 9.15am when the Rev Quentin Wilson will officiate.


Methodist church

This Sunday at 10.30am the service will be led by the Rev Brian Fitzpatrick and will include the Sacrament of Holy Communion.

Coffee morning

The next charity coffee morning will be held on Saturday June 1 at Scalby Methodist Church and will be to raise funds for Action For Children. Coffee and biscuits will be served from 10am to 12 noon and there will be a cake stall and a Fairtrade stall. All welcome.

St Laurence’s

Services and activities. Sunday Pentecost (please wear something red) 8am Holy Communion with the Rev Alastair Ferneley, 10am Morning Worship and Baptism with the Rev Marion Wright, 3pm Baptism with the Rev Alastair Ferneley Ben and Penny Claybrook invite everyone to share coffee and cake in the hall after Samuel’s baptism, 6.30pm no service, 6.30pm CTIS Pentecost service - Holy Nativity Church, Eastfield, 7pm Youth Group; Monday May 20 7pm PCC meeting Church Rooms, 7pm An Evening with Peter Caton (see poster), St Mark’s. 

Ravenscar and Staintondale

History group

The guest speaker at the history group meeting on Tuesday will be Michael Fearon from Filey, who will give a talk on Maritime Engagements on the Yorkshire Coast. The meeting will be in Staintondale Village Hall at 7.30pm and all are welcome.

Church service

A service of Morning Worship at 10.30am will be led this Sunday at St Hilda’s Church, Ravenscar, by the Rev John Dimmock. There will also be Sunday School.

The bring-and-share lunch and plant stall for Christian Aid raised over £150 with more still to come from plant sales and donations.

CLIC Sargent concert

The final total raised from the recent concert by the pupils of Frank James for the CLIC Sargent children’s cancer charity was a magnificent £485.50.

Parish council

The annual meeting of the parish council will be held tonight at Ravenscar Village Hall at 7pm followed by an ordinary meeting at 7.10pm approximately. Members of the general public are cordially invited to attend.


May procession

The annual May procession in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary will take place at St George’s RC Church on Sunday. The ceremony will be held during Holy Mass which starts at 9am, when one little girl, who is due to make her First Holy Communion, will crown the statue of Our Lady, while the rest of the children will bring flowers and sing appropriate hymns, along with the congregation.

Pentecost service

Churches Together in Scarborough are holding a Pentecost service on Sunday evening, which starts at 6.30pm. This will take place at the Church of the Holy Nativity in Westway, and all are welcome to attend.

Parish council

Eastfield Parish Council is holding its annual meeting in the community centre on Monday evening starting at 6.30pm and members of the public are invited to attend.

On the agenda is the election of a chairman and vice chairman, and also to appoint members of the following committees – Finance Committee, Planning Committee, Environment Committee, and also to appoint members as representatives to the following groups – Road Liaison, Yorkshire Local Councils Association, Eastfield Community Centre, Cayton Bonfire Committee, and Eastfield Action Group. They will also approve various payments and also approve cheque signatories.

The annual meeting will then be followed by a general meeting of the council, due to start at 7pm when members of the public are again invited to attend. On the agenda is a report from the police, and to note any issues that require action by the borough or county councils, and to receive reports from borough and county councillors. The meeting will also discuss a new location for the councillors surgeries, and also to consider information concerning a parish poll. They will also consider the concept for a new logo. Time will also be set aside for the public to air their concerns.

Pop in club

The Pop In Club resumed its meetings in the community centre on Tuesday and welcomed new and old members who enjoyed browsing the table top; and bring and buy stalls, after which they sat down to a very enjoyable three-course lunch which was prepared and cooked by Peter the resident chef, and was served by members of the committee. A raffle was also organised by Norma Rogers.

Jobmatch open day

Scarborough Jobmatch offers a service to anyone looking for work. We work with individuals to provide people with the support they need to find, get and keep a job, working with local providers to match employment needs with local training provisions, and providing community access points in Eastfield, Scarborough and Whitby for people to access computers and support with their job search.

Scarborough Jobmatch is hosting an open day to promote local employment and training opportunities on Friday May 24, 10am-3pm, at Eastfield Community Centre, High Street, Eastfield.

Sanctuary Group and Keepmoat are working in partnership to build 60 new extra care apartments for older people in Middle Deepdale. They have a number of employment and training opportunities for local people, including two construction apprenticeships and various work placements.

Apprenticeship providers including Yorkshire Coast College, YH Training and Tyro training will be at the event to give information and advice to anyone interested in apprenticeships. Also at the event will be CITB (Construction Skills Training Board) Groundwork, Jobcentre Plus and National Careers Service.

Come along for an informal chat and to find out about opportunities available.


WI meeting

A good number of members attended the meeting at the village hall on Tuesday May 7 on a very warm evening. The speaker Ann Wooten gave an extremely interesting and knowledgeable talk about her time living in Goa. She spends the winters in the warm sunshine and returns to England to miss the monsoons and enjoy our sunshine! We learnt all about the families and their way of life, marriage, education and death. She had even swum alongside a turtle returning to lay her eggs. Life is changing so much in India and very quickly.

Some of the members had been on a ramble around Kirkbymoorside and had a wonderful time with a lunch provided by the WI, further walks have been arranged to Peasholm Glen and Goathland with a ride on the steam train back to Pickering. A theatre visit in September is also planned. The next mid-month coffee morning is on Thursday May 16 at 10.30am at Betton Farm when we will help Marjory celebrate her 90th birthday. Despite our valiant efforts we didn’t win the Spring Show at Snainton this year but had a wonderful entry so thank you everyone for all your hard work. We will be joining members at the beetle drive at Seamer and Irton WI in June and everyone had a really fun evening at Snainton playing some old favourite games. The next meeting is on Tuesday June 4 so everyone is welcome when we will be hearing about market trading so do come along and join us.

Methodist church

The service on Sunday morning was led by Miss Diane Robinson. At the start of Christian Aid Week she spoke about the vision of hope for the future that comes about from empowering the starving people of the world. The gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost also empowers us to share the vision for a different world where love will triumph over evil. Bible readings from St John’s Gospel and the book of Revelation were given by Pauline Smith and Helen Higgs. The stewards were Jean and Michael Carter and the hymn books were given out by Walter Cash. Following the service refreshments were served by Ann Thompson.

Community centre

Tuesday night was darts night at Glaves Close. Jenny was the scorer and Joyce was top scorer of the night with a score of 79. Vera’s team were triumphant beating Jenny’s team 2–1.

It was full house on Wednesday for bingo. Dorothy was in charge of the bingo books and checked the winning ones, and Vera called the numbers. Betty sold the raffle tickets and the raffle was drawn by Vera and Dorothy. Ted and the committee ladies served tea and biscuits in the interval.


St Mark’s

The 10am service of morning prayer was led by Miss Margaret Arnall. This Sunday there will be services of Holy Communion at 8am and 10am. The 10am service includes JAM Club for primary age children, and Y-Zone for older children. Crèche facilities will be available for children under four years. On Wednesday there will be a service of Holy Communion at 10am.

Discussion group

The discussion groups take place on Wednesdays at 11am in the Community Hall, and are repeated on Thursdays at 7pm in the Upper Room. The topic for discussion will be Joel Edwards’ book ‘Falling Back on God’, and the subject for next week will be ‘Confidence on a Cross’.

Pop in group

The Pop-in group will be meeting in St Mark’s Community Hall, 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.

Sing into spring

On Saturday there will be a ‘Sing into Spring’ concert at 7pm in church featuring Barrowcliff Community Choir with Northstead and Barrowcliff Schools’ choirs, community choirs from Whitby and Pickering, plus soloists. Admission £4, concessions £2.

Bloom group

The Newby and Scalby in Bloom group will be holding a series of litter picks on the following Thursdays: today, May 23, May 30 at 6.30pm meeting at Scalby Community Hall, Scalby Road. We look forward to volunteers helping with this worthwhile task to enhance our community.

A coffee morning will be held on Saturday June 8 at 11am to 2pm at The Rosette on Hackness Road. It is intended to have a cake stall, plants, raffle and handcrafted occasional cards. Please come along and enjoy the event to support Newby and Scalby in Bloom and their work.

The group is seeking sponsorship for their floral arrangements in planting up beds, tubs, baskets etc. Further information can be found on Facebook at facebook.com/NewbyScalbyInBloom or on twitter at twitter.com/NandSinBloom.

Photographic show

Peter Caton is revisiting St Mark’s Church on Monday at 7pm to bring us up-to-date with his latest ventures around the world.

Peter is a former pupil of Scarborough College and a professional photographer who travels the world and undertakes ‘shoots’ for several charities in many dangerous places, and introduces us to scenes we would not normally see, where people are in desperate need. His photography is beautiful and well worth seeing. Please do come and join us.

Sparklers service

This morning, there will be a Sparklers service for pre-school children and their carers, in a relaxed and fun environment. The service starts at 10.30am, but all are welcome to join the parent and toddler session, which starts at 10am. Refreshments will be served in the Community Hall after the service.

Northstead methodist

There will be a coffee morning arranged by the Ladies Fellowship on Saturday from 10-11.30am. The next Messy Church session is on Thursday May 23 from 3.15-5pm – children and parents/carers very welcome.


Ladies club

Members were welcomed to their monthly meeting at the community centre by Gill Sowman, deputising for Moira Audsley who was unwell. The guest speaker was Nick Henderson, formerly of Scarborough’s Knitting World, who recounted how he had started his business with no previous experience of the trade but had enjoyed the challenge of building it up and making many friends along the way. He displayed many different types of wool, explaining their uses and showing members the first jumper he had knitted. Hilary Bolton thanked him for an interesting and entertaining talk.

A raffle was won by Mary Weller, Pat Hartley, Mr Henderson, Fran Butters, Carol Robinson, Dorothy Stanley and Wendy Sellers.

Gill reminded members that for the June meeting they would meet for afternoon tea at the Palm Court Hotel at 3pm and places at £11.95 should be booked as soon as possible.

The Scarborough Flower Club has invited members to attend its ‘Coast to Coast’ demonstration in Scarborough Library on Tuesday at 7.30pm and the Osgodby In Bloom team invites members to join the coach outing to the Royal Horticultural Show winners Taylor’s Clematis Nurseries at Doncaster on Saturday June 22. The cost of £23 covers entry to the nursery talk and refreshments, including a two-course lunch at the local pub. Call (01723) 585719 or 582740 to book a seat.

Sing for fun

The group has built up a good repertoire of songs, they would be pleased to welcome more members. The next meeting will be on Wednesday July 5 from 2-3.30pm.

Bingo evening

A bingo evening was run at the community centre with Moira Audsley and Janet McNamara as callers and cashiers and Barbara Rodgers helping as a checker.

Refreshments were served by Kate Ingham and Mrs McNamara. A raffle run by Mavis Williams was won by Kath Cox, Mollie Dobson and Mrs Audsley. Joan Davis sold the tickets for the flyer which was won by Mary Morris and May Wayland. People from all areas will be welcomed at 7.15pm on Mondays to join in this pleasant social event.


Methodist church

Mr Norman Clark was the preacher at Seamer Methodist Church on Sunday and in his sermon spoke of how we are all different and how God rejoices in variety. We are called to love others who worship in other ways and we should be at one with one another focusing on Christ and following Jesus, this is what defines us. Jesus’ last instructions to his followers was to go and be his disciples on earth, so do we count ourselves as disciples who do the will of Jesus through our daily lives. Doreen Lawson was the organist, John Earnshaw the vestry steward and Kath Baker the welcomer. Margaret Neave, who also took the collection, and Bob Jackman gave Bible readings, and Jan Blower served refreshments after the service. Mr Paul Midgley will be the preacher at Sunday’s 10.30am service.

St Martin’s

The Venerable David Butterfield, Archdeacon of the East Riding, was the preacher at a common worship communion service at St Martin’s Church, on Sunday. He spoke on our need of God – our need to be saved – explaining that the word of God was the essence of Christian faith. The service was led by the Rev Richard Firth, and Edna Burton gave a Bible reading and accompanied hymn singing on the keyboard. Clare Firth and Eddie Burton were sidespersons. Julie Stephenson served refreshments.

The vicar, the Rev Laura McWilliams, presided at an 11am modern worship service and the Ven Butterfield preached on the conversion of the jailer from Acts 16, which was read by Mary Otway. Jeff Fiedler led the intercessions and Gwyneth Riley assisted with the chalice. The Archdeacon offered prayer ministry and anointing during communion.

Richard Fuller led the sung worship with Steve Raetigg (keyboard) and John Taylor (drums). Jenny Bland ran the Sunday Club, Elizabeth Bradley was the sidesperson and Jean Fiedler served coffee. In the evening there was a Word and Worship meeting when the speaker was Nick Welford, of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

On Sunday at 9.30am, there will be a common worship communion service and an 11am modern worship service with the Sunday Club.

Treasure hunt

Friends of Seamer Village are to hold a village treasure hunt on Whit Monday, May 27. Starting at the Mayfield Hotel between 4pm and 5pm, it will last about two hours. The hunt will involve a walk round the village and will finish at the Mayfield so anyone taking part can have a meal or refreshments afterwards, at their own expense. Entry into the treasure hunt is £5 per team of up to four members and there will be prizes. Funds raised will go towards the upkeep of the village. For further information and to enter call Vanessa (01723) 865134.

Clog dancers

The clog and garland dancing group has weekly practice meetings in the Memorial Hall, in Main Street, from 8pm on Mondays. It is good exercise for girls and young women who want to keep trim. Further details from Maureen contact (01723) 863495, or Sheila (01723) 582681.

Folkton and Flixton

YCA meeting

A social evening organised by the Folkton and Flixton Yorkshire Countrywomen’s Association in aid of Scarborough Hospital’s Egg Day was a very successful event raising over £400. David Grisedale a very keen diver was privileged to be able to participate in the raising of the Mary Rose which had lain on the seabed for 500 years. Slides showed many objects found on the ship and on the seabed which had been used by the soldiers and sailors of the day. David also explained how and why the ship met its fate. Events organiser Linda Thompson thanked him for a very interesting and informative evening which had been greatly enjoyed by everyone. A buffet supper provided and prepared by the members followed. The raffle, cake and produce stall were also very well supported. Bridget Kirling, chairman, concluded the evening by thanking everyone present for making it such a success, she also thanked members for all their hard work in providing such a wide selection of delicious homemade foods. At the next meeting of the YCA members will be enjoying a visit to Scampston Gardens. New members are always very welcome. If you would like further information, please contact (01723) 892162 or (01723) 892099.


Probus club

At the group’s last meeting, in the absence of a speaker, they had an entertaining meeting discussing a few outstanding matters and held a quiz to test their ageing minds set by Paul Booker. After which, Paul spoke for a brief time of his experience as an ex-pat in Japan 30 years ago.

On May 23, the group will hold a coffee morning to which widows and partners of former members are invited at Cross Hill Church, 10am, as well as new members who are very welcome.

In bloom

The group is holding a meeting at the community centre on Monday at 7pm. Old and new members always welcome please support your village.

Methodist service

At Cross Hill Methodist Church’s Sunday service the preacher is the Rev Denise Free and it is Holy Communion. The service begins at 10.30am.

All Saints

The services are Holy Communion at 8am, on the second Sunday of the month is morning service at 10.45am and lasts for about one hour and Evensong is at 6.30pm.

Teddy Edward time

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

The service this Sunday is morning prayer at 9.15am.