October 2018 issue...
Esk Valley Shows & Farming
This month Daphne Jackson looks back on a gloriously sunny Egton Show, with photographs of Egton and Danby by Karen Ritson . . .
Also in this month's magazine:
Glaisdale's Museum of Victorian Science, owned by Tony Swift and his wife Pat, has attained Trip Advisor ‘Hall of Fame’ status. Gen up on X-rays, radioactivity, electrostatics, wireless telegraphy, fluorescence ... the crackling bolts of forked lighting are truly hair-raising!
Tree House Triathlon at Botton, which incorporates a cool dip in Lake Taylor, running and cycling, attracted adventurers amongst the community.
October Events Railway in Wartime, Musicport Festival, the Esk Valley Theatre's touring play and The Occasional Ceilidh band at Danby are all gearing into action . . .
Recent Successes include funding and fundraising for Danby's Memory Lane Lunches and Glaisdale Playgroup. The launch of a new Pirate ship in Whitby caused quite a stir.
Moorland Waldorf has launched an ambitious campaign to find as many former Botton pupils and staff as possible. Can you help?
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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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