January 2017 issue...
The Art of Goal Setting
Karin Laudin from Guisborough has travelled extensively in Central and Southern America and cycled 500 kilometres from Vietnam to Cambodia for charity. She is also a professional life coach and an inspiring speaker. She will be coming to Danby on 28 January to pass on tips to help us reach our goals in life.
Also in this month's magazine:
Grosmont's Medieval Priory The story of the monks who lived in Grosmont from 1200, an off-shoot of the French Grandmontine house in Limoges.
Iron Age Cooking at Hutton le Hole Scarborough-based author Paul Elliott spent several weekends in the round house at the Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton le Hole, experiencing life as an Iron Age farmer.
Legend of Cote Bank Wood Ghostly warriors seen marching down the Roman track through Cote Bank Wood, Grosmont.
Upper Esk Music A success story for sole operator Andy Dyer and his music publishing enterprise.
Getting Going After Christmas Fitness coach Jodie McGregor shares tips for getting 2017 off to a flying start.
Nature Notes Graham Featherstone discovers a rare insect in Britain.
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September's Staithes Festival: art, music, heritage, Light Shows and Dark Matter . . .
The third day of the Tour de Yorkshire 1916, from Middlesbrough to Scarborough and passing through the Esk Valley, was a challenging ride with nearly a third of the field, 42 riders, abandoning the 198-km stage. Limber Hill at Glaisdale, shown here, proved a tough climb for the exhausted riders. Finishing first in Scarborough was Frenchman Thomas Voeckler of Team Direct Energie, the overall winner, and Irishman Nicolas Roche of Team Sky a close second in the sprint finish and overall standings.
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 is planning 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 has opened 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 has 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
Where has the year gone? The nights are slowly growing dark once again, great for observing ...
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