November 2018 issue...
Whitby & District War Memorial Cottage Hospital
As plans progress for the refurbishment and part-demolition of Whitby Hospital, Joyce Stangoe of the Whitby Civic Society reminds us that the first hospital on the site was built as a War Memorial following the First World War, funded by donations from the people of Whitby and surrounding villages. Can you help in a project to gather information on the hospital’s history and people lost through war?
Also in this month's magazine:
Capital of Cake Champion, Fryup Cycle Hub scoops the prize for local places to partake in tea and cake ...
Sugar, The Big Debate ... while Mary Heron explains why she's avoided sugary treats for much of her life.
War Story Delphine Gale's short story is set during the Blitz.
Whitby Dairy Discussion Group Farmers are invited to topical farming talks held at The Stables, Cross Butts. The guest speaker this month is Jo Speed, a Master Cow Signals trainer.
Theatre Judy Bridges reviews 'Heartspur', the Northumberland Theatre's recent play in Glaisdale, while the Esk Valley Theatre continues their tour of the American comedy 'The Owl and the Pussycat'.
Brown Hare Scare Graham Featherstone warns of the spread of Myxomatosis in Brown hares.
Little Brown Jobbies Mike Gray contends that there are more species of birds in your garden than you may think.
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Pick of the Past
More than 60 people gathered at Lealholm’s War Memorial on the night of 4 August 2014, to mark the centenary of the beginning of the First World War. The Royal British Legion encouraged people all across the country to participate in their Lights Out campaign, which was inspired by the famous remark attributed to Sir Edward Grey, Foreign Secretary at the outbreak of war: ‘The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.’
Esk Valley Theatre Success
The Esk Valley Theatre celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2014 with the production ‘One for the Road’ by award-winning playwright Willy Russell. The Esk Valley Theatre brings professional theatre to the rural community and draws theatre-goers from far and wide. Watch out for other events by the Company throughout the year: they are always a treat. More information at www.eskvalleytheatre.co.uk and in this short film of one of their summer plays:
Threatened Closure of Public Toilets
Scarborough Borough Council plans to close the public toilets in Esk Valley villages including Castleton, Danby, Egton Bridge, Glaisdale, Grosmont, Lealholm; also in Ruswarp, Robin Hood’s Bay and Runswick Bay. At the same time the Council seeks to increase the number of visitors to the area. If you are concerned about the removal of public toilets in the villages, there is a petition you can sign here.
James Cook Station open – Esk Valley Railway
James Cook Station is open for service on the Esk Valley line – giving rail access to the Middlesbrough hospital for anyone living or staying in the Esk Valley. Four trains a day, in each direction, connect the stations along the Esk Valley as far as Whitby. The Esk Valley Railway Development Company advocates a more frequent service. To voice your support, please email EVRDC saying why an improved service is so important to the Esk Valley and Whitby communities.
Lewis Hunton – Project Go-ahead!
The North East Yorkshire Geology Trust secured £60,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund and partners for a two-year project to explore and celebrate the geological and industrial heritage of Loftus, birthplace of Lewis Hunton (1814–1838) who made a critical advance in a sub-discipline of geology that is still relevant today.
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