Welcome to the CROPTON Village Website – 2017
CHURCH FAIR | Village Hall | Saturday 18th November | 2 till 4 pm
CROPTON 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 17th PEACOCK QUIZ
The 17th Peacock Quiz was held in the village hall on Friday 10th November 2017. ‘Auntie Annes’ Castlegate Bakery, Helmsley meat pies, mushy peas & gravy were served, followed by tea/coffee and biscuits. The well attended quiz was most enjoyable, as always! Many thanks Richard and Pat, plus all helpers. Over £300 was raised for village hall funds.
MALTON MALE VOICE CHOIR
On Friday 6th October 2017 the Malton Male Voice Choir made a welcome return to the village hall and performed a variety of songs. Led by musical director, Vivian Wilcock, it was a very enjoyable evening!
10th VINTAGE CAR & MOTORCYCLE RALLY
There was a wonderful turnout of vintage cars and motorcycles at the 10th annual rally which was held in the village on Sunday 20th August 2017. The field behind the village hall was full to capacity with a wide variety of vehicles and there were further exhibits in the main street. Entertainment was provided by the ‘Fool’s Gold’ group from Newcastle. The village hall had bric-a-brac, tombola & book stalls and there was a lovely spread of refreshments available. The event raised over £1,500 for village hall funds. Many thanks to the organizers, Angela and Graham Carter, all exhibitors and everyone who helped and attended the event. Please view some photos from the event… Classic car photos 1 – Classic car photos 2 – Classic car photos 3 – Classic car photos 4 (Billy) – Classic car photos 5.
AFTERNOON TEAS & STALLS
On Saturday 29th July 2017 an ‘Afternoon Teas and Stalls’ event was held in the Village Hall. Delicious homemade afternoon teas were served. There were numerous stalls including bric-a-brac, plants, cake stall and tombola. A raffle was held and the event raised over £500 for St Gregory’s Church.
The Beadlam Tractor Run came through the village on Sunday 30th April 2017. Money was being raised for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
There was a well attended ‘Spring Fair’ held in the village hall on Saturday 29th April 2017. Stalls included bric-a-brac, tombola, cake stall and a ‘boys toys’ stall. Refreshments were served in the hall. £353.00 was raised for village hall funds.
ADVENTURES IN SOUTH AFRICA
A slideshow presentation and talk about a visit to South Africa was given to the Women’s Institute in the village hall by Robert Aconley on Wednesday 12th April 2017 – hopefully enjoyed by those that attended! Refreshments were served after the slideshow. Many thanks to all who helped with the projector and the setting up the presentation.
THE 16th PEACOCK QUIZ
The village hall hosted the 16th Peacock Quiz on Friday 24th March 2017. ‘Auntie Annes’ meat pies, mushy peas & gravy were served, followed by tea/coffee and biscuits. The quiz was very well attended and most enjoyable. Many thanks Richard and Pat, plus all helpers.
On Saturday 18th March 2017 there was an afternoon to learn about the history of the village. An exhibition of photos, past and present, and memorabilia was held in the village hall. The event was well attended with some new material added to the archives.
AN EVENING WITH ADAM COLLIER
Adam Collier told some hilarious stories and poems, with a ‘broad Yorkshire’ accent, in the village hall on Friday 10th February 2017. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening, with much laughter. He is doing a great job at keeping alive a ‘language’ that seems to be disappearing fast. £400 was raised for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE
On Wednesday 21st December 2016 a Christmas carol service was held at St Gregory’s Church. The church was beautifully decorated and the hand held candles created a delightful atmosphere. After a lovely service, wine and refreshments were served. Many thanks to the church for an enjoyable festive evening.
SANTA CLAUS VISIT
The Ryedale Lions brought Santa to the village on Monday 5th December 2016. It was good to see Santa on his brightly coloured sleigh, with festive music adding to the occasion. The Lions were raising money for local charities.
THORNTON LE DALE UKULELE BAND
The village hall hosted the welcome return of the Thornton-le-Dale Ukulele Band on Friday 25th November. A group of over 20 Ukulele players played a wide range of music and there was a lot of audience participation involved. Many thanks to the band for an entertaining night.
On Saturday 29th November 2016 a Christmas Fair was held in the village hall. The hall was full of stalls selling crafts, cakes and home produce, honey products and bric-a-brac. There was also a tombola. Afternoon teas were served by helpers. The fair raised £454.60 for St Gregory’s Church. Many thanks to everyone who helped in any way to make the event a success.
THE 15th PEACOCK QUIZ
The Peacock quiz number 15 was held in the village hall on Friday 11th November 2016. Pies, mushy peas & gravy were served, followed by tea/coffee and home made biscuits. There was very good attendance at the quiz and it was a most enjoyable evening. The event raised over £160 for village hall funds. Many thanks to Richard and Pat, plus all who helped in any way.
On Friday 21st October 2016 Fool’s Gold gave a concert in Village Hall. Carol and Steve Robson are a duo playing a number of instruments, plus vocals, that combine storytelling with traditional folk style music. The stories and accompanying slideshow presentation was engaging and very nostalgic for many of the audience. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Visit Fool’s Gold website.
MALTON MALE VOICE CHOIR
The Malton Male Voice Choir came to the village hall on Friday 7th October 2016. They provided a very enjoyable concert with music for all tastes. The musical director was Vivian Wilcock. Thanks to the choir for a lovely evening.
9th CLASSIC CAR & MOTORCYCLE RALLY
We were pleased to welcome a number of classic cars and motorcycles to the village on Sunday 21st August 2016. The 9th gathering of vintage vehicles in the village hall field was again very popular this year. In the hall there were refreshments, bric-a-brac stalls, tombola and local honey for sale. The event raised over £1,400 for village hall funds. Many thanks to all visitors, helpers and donations. We have some photos of the rally.
AFTERNOON TEAS & STALLS
On Saturday 30th July 2016 a well attended afternoon teas and stalls event was held in the village hall. Homemade teas were served and a number of stalls including bric-a-brac, plants, cakes, tombola & raffle raised £614.80 for St Gregory’s Church funds. Many thanks to all helpers and those who supported this fund raiser for the church.
FERNWOOD GARDEN – NATIONAL GARDEN SCHEME
Jean and Dick Feaster kindly opened their Fernwood garden on Sunday 3rd July 2016. The garden was open on behalf of the National Garden Scheme and raised over £1,200. The village hall was open for teas and raised over £600 for a new village notice board.
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).
Next EVENTS in Cropton village – 2017
More information & more details on Coming Events plus Church services.
Saturday 18th November 2017 – CHURCH FAIR – Village Hall – Admission FREE – Afternoons Teas – Stalls for hire – More information from Moira (Telephone 01751 417887 ) – 2 till 4 pm.
Tuesday 5th December 2017 – COFFEE MORNING – Village Hall – 10.30 till noon – All are very welcome to come along for a coffee, cake and a chat.
COFFEE MORNINGS are held in the village hall on the first Tuesday of the Month (except January) 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 at 9.30 am ‘Iyengar Yoga‘ – Marian Cambridge 01751 477267. 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 or check the 2017 W.I. events here. Visitors and Ladies from outside the village are most welcome to come along to the monthly meets.
The Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator is Julie Collinson 01751 417607.
FISH & CHIPS
On Fridays a mobile Fish & Chips van (Truly Scrumptious) parks outside the village hall around 5.55 to 6.25 pm.
There is a book stall in the village hall with a good variety of books for sale. Donations of books are always appreciated!
PROPERTY FOR SALE
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 Lodges – Keldy Forest Cabins – The Green Cottage – Bank Top Cottage – Laura’s Cottage – Rosecroft Cottage