Cropton News Archive 2009 to 2010


SPRING FAIR
The annual ‘Spring Fair’ was very well attended on Saturday 1st May in the village hall. Delicious cream teas were served in the hall and many stalls, including cake stall, plants & bric a brac were available for visitors. Many thanks to all who helped, attended and contributed to this event. All proceeds, £504.96, went to the village Methodist Chapel.

THE GROANBOX BOYS
Well done to the Groanbox Boys! Travelling from Suffolk the lads were stuck in traffic, but arrived in time to perform to a packed audience in the village hall on Friday 30th April, 2010. Feet were soon tapping to their music and they played numbers from the four Groanbox Boys albums. They are very talented musicians and were very welcome visitors to the village.

ANGEL OF THE MOORS
1st April – After much negotiation Cropton has been chosen as the site for the new ‘Angel of the Moors’. This new angel will welcome everyone to the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors National Park. We are pleased to announce that the Angel will be based on our very own ‘Bob Buttercup’. Bob will tower over the wonderful countryside, with arms outstretched and greet visitors to the park. This imposing monument will be slightly bigger than the ‘Angel of the North’. What an honour for Bob and the village!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOYCE
Happy birthday to Joyce Wright. She celebrated her 90th birthday on Tuesday 16th March and her many friends gathered at the village hall to celebrate this great landmark. Here are a few photos of the celebration.

HISTORICAL VINTAGE CARS
A rally of historical vintage cars passed through the village on Saturday 13th March. The old cars were a fine sight and some photos were taken as they passed the village Chestnut tree. Vintage Car Photos.

HERITAGE GROUP
The first meeting of the year was well attended. New information has been forthcoming and updates have been received on the Cropton Murder of 1872 & information from former Croptonian, Robbie Johnson, from Perth, Australia. Included in the presentation was an interesting booklet about the local school from Gordon Feaster. Hopefully I will be able to upload some new photos from the meeting.


CONTACTED FROM AUSTRALIA
We were contacted by Robert (Robbie) Johnson from Australia. Robbie used to live in the village during the 1930′s, before spending the early war years living at Keldy Castle with his family. He has helped with some names from a 1937 children’s photo. Robbie moved permanently to Australia in the 1950′s but thanks to the internet he has got in touch with us. Please don’t hesitate to Contact Us if you have any information about the photos on this site.

NEW YEAR
Happy new year to everyone! New Year’s Eve was a beautiful night with a small covering of snow. Full moonlight and clear skies afforded a great view of the fireworks at the local New Inn and all over Ryedale.

SANTA’S VISIT
It was raining but it did not stop Santa visiting the village on the 14th December. He again was met by Gorbachev the Donkey at the lower end of the village. The Ryedale Lions were collecting for the Ryedale Special Families this year. Hopefully the rain did not affect their collection too much.

WOMEN’S INSTITUTE – 80th BIRTHDAY PARTY
The ladies of the Women’s Institute celebrated their 80th anniversary on Wednesday 9th December 2009 with a get together in the village hall. The local Women’s Institute was formed back in 1929 and it is still going strong. Current and previous W.I. member’s enjoyed the party. Many thanks Ladies for all the good work over the years.

CHRISTMAS TREE
Two Christmas Trees were decorated on Tuesday 8th December. One outside the village hall by committee members and one inside by the W.I. ladies, ready for their birthday get together.

TOURIST AWARD WINNERS
We are pleased to hear that Laura’s Cottage are winners of the Self Catering Accommodation of the year 2009 in the Yorkshire Moors & Coast 2009 tourism awards. Congratulations to them!

ADVENT CAROL SERVICE
There was a full congregation for the Advent Carol Service at St.Gregory’s Church on Sunday 29th November. The choir sang and there were a number of readings. Afterwards mulled wine and nibbles were enjoyed immensely.

PEACOCK QUIZ
On Friday 20th November the ever popular Peacock Quiz took place in the village hall. Initially Pies and Peas were served before attendees were tested with the quiz questions. As always the quiz was good fun. Many thanks to Pat & Richard plus all helpers.

THE CONSERVATION OF PEAT
Rhona Charles, from the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, gave an interesting talk to the Heritage Group about the conservation of peat. The next meeting is in the New Year where memories of ex resident, Robbie Johnson will be on display.