Welcome to the CROPTON Village Website – 2017

AFTERNOON TEAS & STALLS | Village Hall | Saturday 29th July | 2 till 4pm  

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

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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).

Next EVENTS in Cropton village  – 2017

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

Saturday 29th July 2017 – AFTERNOON TEAS AND STALLS – Village Hall – 2 till 4 pm – Homemade afternoon teas, bric-a-brac, plants, cake stall (proceeds to be shared with W.I.), tombola and raffle – Entrance £3 to include Scone, Jam, Cream and unlimited tea / coffee – Contributions of cakes, scones, plants etc would be greatly appreciated – Contact Moira Taylor – Telephone 01751 417887 – Proceeds for St Gregory’s Church.

Tuesday 1st August 2017 – COFFEE MORNING – Village Hall – 10.30 till noon – All are very welcome to come along for a coffee, cake and a chat.

Sunday 20th August 2017 – (10th) CLASSIC CAR & MOTORCYCLE RALLY – Village Hall – 10.30 am onwards – Refreshments available, bric-a-brac sale, raffle, tombola & books – Music in the afternoon with ‘Fools Gold’ – Admission Free – Please contact Angela & Graham Carter for more details (Telephone 01751 417335).

Friday 6th October 2017 – MALTON MALE VOICE CHOIR – Village Hall – 7.30 pm. Tickets £5 to include tea & biscuits. Raffle.

Peacock Quiz in October – Date to be confirmed.


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 2016 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

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