November 2017 issue...
HM Bark Endeavour coming to Whitby
John Freeman’s painting of Captain Cook’s ship The Endeavour graces the cover this month as news breaks that a full-scale replica of the ship will be coming to Whitby town in 2018 to coincide with the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s voyage to Tahiti, New Zealand and Australia.
Also in this month's magazine:
Egton Remembers A local project to collect photos and memories of 100 years of village life is underway; a selection of photos is on display at Egton Community Cafe held every Wednesday morning at Egton village hall.
Lamb Sales Martin Muir from Commondale reports on sales of lambs, rams and suckler calves.
Theatre in Glaisdale Judy Bridge reviews the Northumberland Theatre Company’s performance of Barnaby Rudge.
The Line Between Two Towns Laura Harker announces her zine publication celebrating the Esk Valley Railway, inspired by her own train journeys between Whitby and Middlesbrough.
Air raids in Cleveland Tamsyn Naylor selects Past News on Zeppelin raids along the coast.
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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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