Welcome to the CROPTON Village Website – 2015

COFFEE MORNING | Village Hall | Tuesday 7th April | 10.30 am. 

Cropton Chestnut Tree - Landmark in Cropton villageCROPTON is a small village at the southern edge of the North York Moors National Park. It is an excellent location for visiting many of the local attractions. Whitby, Scarborough, Castle Howard and York are all driveable within an hour. Flamingo Land Zoo, Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton-le-Hole and the North York Moors Railway are very close by.

On the door step is the popular Cropton Brewery, where you can do a tour of the brewery and sample of the many excellent ales that are produced on the premises.

The photos pages show local photographs, with a few descriptions of local landmarks. If you visit or stay in or near Cropton it may help you enjoy your stay!
We feature local coming events and a few reports about local news in the village. The villagers are more than delighted to welcome visitors to any of the published events. The local village hall, the venue for most of the events, has been refurbished and is second to none in the area.

Local News

On Friday 27th March 2015 ‘The Whiskey Dogs’ gave a concert in the Village Hall. This excellent blues band, Pete Bolton, Polly Bolton & Brian Swinton played authentic, good time Americana, which included old time mountain music, hillbilly blues, dust-bowl ballads and jug band hokum – all played in the spirit of the 1920s and 30s – on a wide range of string instruments. Thanks for a great night – Visit the Whiskey Dogs website.

Canadian folk singer, Ian Sherwood, performed in the village hall on Wednesday 25th March 2015. Ian, who is a talented singer, musician and songwriter, is also a very engaging story teller – it was a very enjoyable concert! The show was sponsored by rural arts and he was initially accompanied by a group of youngsters (sponsored by rural arts) performing their own songs. The stage backdrop was a number of excellent paintings by local artist Kezy Feaster (visit Kezy’s website). 

The Ryedale Foodbank in Pickering does a fantastic job distributing food parcels to locals requiring the service. Food can be donated, in the village, by taking provisions to a collection point in the porch at ‘The Croft’, Main Street. (More information on Ryedale Foodbank - How it works).

On Friday 12th December 2014 a concert was held in the village hall. It was an enjoyable evening. Rachel Anderson was joined in the singing by Becky and Martha. Rachels father, Peter, played the guitar and Vivian was on the keyboard. The concert raised a total of £135 for village hall funds.

The village hall hosted a craft fair on Saturday 29th November 2014. The hall was full of stalls with a wide range of crafts, many local, on show. Refreshments were served and Father Christmas greeted visitors. The event raised £650 for church funds. 

The 11th Peacock quiz was held in the village hall on Wednesday 19th November 2014. Meat pies, mushy peas & gravy were served first, followed by home made biscuits. The well attended quiz was most enjoyable. Many thanks to Richard and Pat, plus many helpers. £278 was raised for village hall funds.

Next EVENTS in Cropton village  - 2014
More information & more details on Coming Events plus Church & Chapel services.

Tuesday 7th April 2015 – COFFEE MORNING – Village Hall – 10.30 till noon – Please come along for a coffee, cake and chat – All welcome!

Wednesday 15th April 2015 – THE 12th PEACOCK QUIZ – Village Hall – Auntie Anne’s meat pies, mushy peas & gravy – Raffle – Tickets £5 – names please to Pat & Richard – Telephone 01751 417566.

Friday 1st May 2015 - TOUR DE YORKSHIRE - This international bike race is coming through the village and will pass the New Inn pub and the Chestnut tree on the way from Pickering to Rosedale.

Sunday 23rd August 2015 – CLASSIC CAR & MOTORCYCLE RALLY – Village Hall field – Start 10.30 am. – More details from Angela & Graham Carter – Telephone 01751 417335.

Wednesday 21st October 2015 – MALTON MALE VOICE CHOIR – Village Hall – Popular choir with Vivien Wilcock as conductor – More details later.

COFFEE MORNINGS are held in the village hall on the first Tuesday of the Month at 10.30 a.m till noon – You are very welcome to come along if you are in the area for coffee, cake and a chat!

YOGA sessions are held in the village hall on most Monday mornings ‘Iyengar Yoga‘ – Marian Cambridge 01751 477267. Monday evenings ‘Hatha Yoga‘ – Hilary Adams 01751 431045. New members are very welcome!

The local WOMEN’S INSTITUTE meets the second Wednesday in every month. The meetings normally start at 7pm. See the W.I. notice board at the village hall for details. Visitors and Ladies from outside the village are welcome to come along to the monthly meets.

The Neighbourhood Watch coordinators are Philip Coombes 01751 417395 and Julie Collinson 01751 417607.

On Fridays a mobile Fish & Chips vehicle (Truly Scrumptious) parks outside the village hall around 6.15 to 6.30 pm.

Find houses for sale in and around the village

A range of self catering holiday cottages and forest lodges are available if you wish to stay here. Please view Cropton LodgesKeldy Forest CabinsThe Green CottageBank Top CottageLaura’s CottageRosecroft Cottage