Welcome to the CROPTON Village Website – 2014


THE ANTIQUE SLIDESHOW | Village Hall | Wednesday 30th April | 7.30 pm

Cropton Chestnut Tree - Landmark in Cropton villageCROPTON is a small village at the southern edge of the North Yorkshire 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!
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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.
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Local News

THE ANTIQUE SLIDESHOW
The local Gazette & Herald newspaper kindly printed a few photos (23rd April) from the forthcoming slideshow in the village hall on 30th April 2014, including a photo of the ‘Home Guard’ which is included on our World War Two page and the 1950′s carnival float photo below. Can you help us with names from the photos?

1950's Cropton Carnival float photo

Cropton Open Garden Mr and Mrs Feaster

OPEN GARDEN

On Sunday 23rd March 2014 there was an opportunity to enjoy the outstanding garden of Mr & Mrs Feaster. The Hellebores were particularly lovely. The open garden made £360 for village hall funds and a village defibrillator appeal. Tea, coffee and biscuits were available in the village hall.

Open Garden Cropton Spring Hellebores

THE 10th PEACOCK QUIZ
Our popular quiz master, Richard Peacock, devised his 10th quiz. It was held in the village hall on Wednesday 19th March 2014. Auntie Anne’s Helmsley Meat Pies were served, with mushy peas & gravy, followed by home made biscuits. As always, the quiz was very testing and enjoyable. Many thanks to Richard and Pat, plus many helpers. £278 was raised for village hall funds.

HERITAGE GROUP
On 19th March 2014 the group welcomed Canon Francis Hewitt who gave an interesting account of his perception of the rural ministry past, present and future.

Holiday Lodges near Cropton - Sycamore Farm Log CabinsNEW HOLIDAY LODGES
Located on the edge of the village are two brand new three bedroom log cabins, both sleeping up to six guests. The lodges have a lovely tranquil woodland setting. Sycamore Farm Log Cabins

LETTERS IN THE ATTIC
Tony Nicholson gave an interesting talk in the village hall about how he found over 300 Victorian letters and photographs found in his attic when he bought a house. He turned his findings into a book. He is returning later in the year for another talk.

ANNUAL MEETING OF HERITAGE GROUP
The heritage goup presented their annual review in the village hall on 15th January 2014. The Chairman/secretary, Philip Coombes, outlined changes required for the future of the group. Due to retirement, three new members will be required by the end of July to keep it going. Please contact Philip or Sue Coombes 01751 417395 for more information.

CHRISTMAS VISIT FROM SANTA – RYEDALE LIONS
Ho Ho Ho! Santa Claus came to the village on Monday 9th December 2013. The Ryedale Lions were raising money for local charities by taking Santa around the villages of the area. They do a brilliant job of decorating their vehicle with bright lights, playing seasonal music and bringing a little Christmas cheer!

Joyce Wright with Santa at Christmas Craft FairCHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR
A Christmas Craft Fair, in the village hall on Saturday 30th November 2013, proved to be a very popular event. The hall was full of stalls, with many of the locals showing their craft skills. Santa met all the visitors and delicious cakes and refreshments were served by the helpers. The fair raised £448.05 for church yard funds.

THE PEACOCK QUIZ
The Peacock Quiz was held in the village hall on Wednesday 23rd October 2013. Some delicious (Auntie Anne’s, Helmsley) Meat Pies were served, with mushy peas & gravy, to over 50 quiz participants. The quiz was very enjoyable indeed and £262 was raised on the night for village hall funds. Thanks to Richard and Pat, plus all helpers.

Farm Stay Recipe Book - Proceeds for the Yorkshire Air AmbulanceRECIPE BOOK – YORKSHIRE AIR AMBULANCE
Ann Eddon from Whitethorn Farm (Laura’s Cottage) has been contributing to a cookery book that features traditional farmhouse fare. Ann gave one of her favourite recipes for inclusion in the book.

The sales proceeds from the book are all for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Fund. More info…….! Copies are available for £5 plus post and packing from Lorraine Allanson – Secretary of North Yorks Moors Farm Stay – Rains Farm, Allerston, Pickering, YO18 7PQ or Telephone 01723 859333.

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

Wednesday 30th April 2014 - ‘THE ANTIQUE SLIDESHOW’ – OLD PHOTOS & POSTCARDS - Village Hall – Presented by Robert Aconley – More details on coming events page – Free admission – Raffle + collection for village hall funds – 7.30 pm.

Saturday 3rd May 2014 - SPRING FAIR - Village Hall - 2.30 pm - Raising funds for the Methodist Chapel – Stalls include cakes & bric-a-brac - Admission £2 adults, 50p children (includes a cream tea). All welcome!

Sunday 4th May 2014 – BEADLAM CHARITY TRACTOR RUN - Coming through the village.

Tuesday 6th May 2014 - COFFEE MORNING - Cropton Village Hall - 10.30 am. till noon – All are very welcome to come along for coffee, cake and a chat.

Friday 9th May 2014 - AN EVENING OF ORGAN MUSIC & SINGING - St Gregory’s Church – 7 pm – Tickets £5 to include a glass of wine & nibbles – Contact Jenny Mills 01751 417350 or Moira Taylor 01751 417887 for details & tickets.

Wednesday 21st May 2014 – TALK ABOUT KELDY CASTLE, SUTHERLAND & ELLERON - With Stewart Plant – Heritage Group – Village Hall – 2 till 4 pm.

Monday 26th May 2014 - CAKE & PRODUCE STALL ON THE GREEN - near the Chestnut Tree  - 10.30 am till noon.

Saturday 26th July 2014 - STRAWBERRY TEA & STALLS - Books, Cakes, White Elephant, Tombola & Raffle – Village Hall – 2 till 4 pm.

Sunday 17th August 2014 - VINTAGE CAR & MOTORCYCLE RALLY - Cropton Village Hall - Stalls include bric-a-brac & tombola - Free entry – Contact Graham & Angela Carter for more information – (Telephone 01751 417335).

Monday 25th August 2014 - CAKE & PRODUCE STALL ON THE GREEN - near the Chestnut Tree – 10.30 am till noon.

Monday 22nd September 2014 - HARVEST FESTIVAL - Methodist Chapel - With Mike Sellars – Sale of produce followed by tea & biscuits - 7.15pm.

Wednesday 15th October 2014 – LETTERS IN THE ATTIC - Village Hall - With Tony Nicholson – More information 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!

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 HERITAGE GROUP meets monthly, usually in the Village Hall on the third Wednesday of each month. The Heritage Group is an ongoing project to learn about the history of the village and the surrounding area. Please bring along any interesting photos of the area.

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.

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

PROPERTY FOR SALE
Find houses for sale in and around the village

HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION
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