Welcome to the CROPTON Village Website – 2018

COFFEE MORNING | Village Hall | Tuesday 3rd April | 10.30 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 9th March 2018 Steve and Carol Robson, Fool’s Gold, returned to the village hall with a World War One commemoration show called ‘Beat the Drum’. There were plenty of tales, songs from the era with many images and videos projected on a screen. It was a very interesting and entertaining night. 

The village hall hosted a concert by the Marske Fishermen’s Choir on Friday 23rd February 2018. Led by choirmaster and musical director, Bill Porritt, the squeakers, groaners and grunters of the choir performed a great selection of ‘sea shantys’ with a local Yorkshire coast flavour and some well known songs for an audience sing-a-long. It was an excellent night of entertainment!

The ‘Christmas Carols’ service was held at St.Gregory’s Church on Wednesday 20th December 2017. The church was beautifully decorated and the service was very well attended. Refreshments were served afterwards.

Ryedale Lions brought Santa on his annual visit to the village on Monday 4th December 2017. The Lions were raising money for four local charities.

On Saturday 18th November 2017 the village hall hosted a christmas fair. There were a number of stalls in the hall for visitors and refreshments were served. The event raised funds for St. Gregory’s Church.

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.

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!

Parking in main street at Cropton Vintage Rally 201710th 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 2Classic car photos 3Classic car photos 4 (Billy)Classic car photos 5.

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.

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 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.

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.

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  – 2018

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

Tuesday 3rd April 2018 – COFFEE MORNING – Village Hall – 10.30 am till noon – All are most welcome to attend!

Sunday 19th August 2018 – CLASSIC CAR and MOTORCYCLE RALLY – Village Hall Grounds – More information from Angela & Graham Carter (Telephone 01751 417335).

Friday to Sunday 16th to 18th November 2018 – BEER FESTIVAL – New Inn – More info…….!).


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 – Telephone 01751 477267. New members are very welcome! Also on a Thursday evening is a Yoga class with Nadja from 6.30 to 8 pm. Telephone 01751 417276.

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.

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.

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A range of self catering holiday cottages and forest lodges are available if you wish to stay here. Please view Cropton LodgesKeldy Forest Cabins – Bank Top Cottage – Laura’s CottageRosecroft Cottage