Welcome to the CROPTON Village Website – 2016

COFFEE MORNING | Village Hall | Tuesday 1st November | 10.30am till noon  

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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 – How it works).

Next EVENTS in Cropton village  – 2016

More information & more details on Coming Events plus Church services.

Tuesday 1st November 2016 – COFFEE MORNING – Village Hall – 10.30 till noon – All are very welcome to come along for a coffee, cake and a chat.

Friday 11th November 2016 – PEACOCK QUIZ – Village Hall – 7.30 pm – Admission £5 – Meat pie, peas & gravy – Names to Pat & Richard Peacock (01751) 417566.

Friday to Sunday 18 to 20th November 2016 – CROPTON BEER FESTIVAL – New Inn – Live music, homemade food and more than 80 real ales, lagers and traditional ciders.

Friday 25th November 2016 – THORNTON-LE-DALE UKULELE BAND – Village Hall – 7 pm – Admission £4 includes tea & biscuits. Raffle.

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 2015 W.I. events here. Visitors and Ladies from outside the village are most welcome to come along to the monthly meets.

The Neighbourhood Watch coordinator is Julie Collinson 01751 417607.

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!

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 Cottage – Laura’s CottageRosecroft Cottage