August 2018 issue...
Crunkley Gill, Lealholm
Crunkley Gill, the steep gorge through which the River Esk passes on its way to Lealholm, features on our cover this month in a painting by James McGairy, who is leading painting workshops at Danby Lodge. The story of how the gorge was cut during the Ice Age is told in Rob Robson’s ‘Glimpses of Glaisdale’, a local history recently unearthed in an attic and now serialised in the magazine.
Also in this month's magazine:
Remembering The lives of two local personalities, Cora Weir and Nick Wykes.
Farming in Commondale
Martin Muir highlights the challenges of farming in drought conditions.
Pond Life Graham Featherstone digs a pond and observes the influx of wildlife.
Esk Valley Theatre In Glaisdale the Esk Valley Theatre begin their play ‘Private Lives’ by Nöel Coward, full of wit and 1930’s glamour.
August Events A packed schedule of events including guided industrial history walks; local shows; the Whitby Regatta and Staithes RNLI Lifeboat Weekend; music, classical and folk . . .
... 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
Esk Valley, Whitby, North York Moors Events & Activities.
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