September 2018 issue...
Flower Festival, Rosedale Abbey
The historic Church of St Mary & St Lawrence, on the site of the ancient Rosedale Priory church in Rosedale Abbey, is in urgent need of repair. Linda Chambers recounts the history of the site and invites us to a church flower festival and harvest supper to raise funds for the church's restoration.
Also in this month's magazine:
The Real Father Christmas The children of Romania believe the ‘Real Father Christmas’ lives in Moorsholm on the North York Moors. Roy Wheeler (his other name) is preparing to receive Christmas gifts wrapped in shoeboxes for the children and vulnerable people of Eastern Europe.
The Great Grosmont Pie Night Grosmont reports stiff competition at a hugely successful Pie Night.
The Owl and the Pussycat Esk Valley Theatre’s fantastic summer play ‘Private Lives’ is to be followed by an autumn tour of ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ by Bill Manhood.
Northumberland Theatre Company The popular touring theatre, NTC, will return to Glaisdale on 22 September with a new play 'Heartspur', the story of Harry Hotspur in Shakespeare's 'Henry IV Part 1', set in gangland Newcastle with sixties songs!
Roman Hoard ‘Glimpses of Glaisdale’ takes us back to the Bronze Age through to the third century, when a purse containing Roman coins was lost at Bluewath Beck on Glaisdale High Moor, discovered during peat cutting by Mr J.F. Tindall in 1912.
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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.
Loss of National Park Champion
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