July 2018 issue...
Cook250 . . . Whitby Sea Festival
Cook250 Whitby... the world is celebrating the famous son of Cleveland, the great navigator and scientific explorer James Cook. Don’t miss Whitby and Staithes events, 6–8 July, marking the 250th anniversary of his first voyage to the South Seas.
Also in this month's magazine:
Glaisdale to St Ives Giles Heron dares to go back... to a cramped fisherman’s cottage in St Ives where his brother, artist Patrick Heron, spent many summers after the Great War.
Botton School: 600 Pupils, 60 years The Moorland Waldorf Initiative, successor to Botton School, a vibrant and flourishing school for 60 years and educating 600 pupils, must move to a new location.
Nightime Wildlife Graham Featherstone and Whitby Naturalists survey a woodland site.
Book Launches Two new books: A Journey of Hope, by Castleton’s John Watson, and The History Tree: Moments in the Lifetime of a Memorable Tree, celebrating the Copper Beech at the Moors Centre in Danby until 2006.
Concerned parent Neil Harland says Upper Esk Valley children are being denied places at Whitby’s Eskdale School.
... and lots more!
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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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