Cropton News Archive 2010 / 2011
YORKSHIRE SHOW WINNER
Local farmer Mike Eddon enjoyed success at the Great Yorkshire Show, Harrogate. The supermarket ASDA held a taste test competition with celebrity chef James Martin the judge. Out of an entry of 200 Mike came third with a home bred Belgian Blue heifer. Wife Ann certainly enjoyed having her photo taken with James. Well done Mike!
CHARITY TRACTOR RUN 2011
The annual charity tractor run came through the village on the morning of Sunday 19th June. The tractors met at Henn Flatts Farm, courtesy of J A Hutchinson Farm Machinery. This year the tractor run was raising money for Marie Curie and the Friends of Malton Hospital. We have a few photos of the tractors coming through the village.
On Saturday 18th June 2011 an auction was held in the village hall. Around £300 was raised for hall funds. The Auctioneer was Mr. Vic Worrall.
FILEY FISHERMEN’S CHOIR
On Sunday 5th June 2011 the Filey Fisherman’s Choir gave a ‘Service of Song’ in the village hall. The event was held to celebrate the Methodist Chapel Anniversary. The congregation were well entertained by the choir with solos and group songs. A fabulous supper followed the service. The anniversary was organised by the Village Hall committeee and Methodist Chapel. A joint collection raised £306.36. Many thanks to everyone for contributing to an enjoyable evening.
NEW ROPE STRING BAND
On Wednesday 25th May 2011 the New Rope String Band played a fantastic gig in the village hall. What a brilliant show they gave us! They mixed great musicianship with some hilarious comic routines. Their show will be remembered for a long time!
CHARITY TRACTOR RUN
Starting at Beadlam, near Helmsley over 200 tractors drove through the village on a lovely sunny afternoon. It was quite a sight to see the old and new tractors. The participants were raising money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. The lads below were flying the flag for Yorkshire.
The annual Spring Fair was held in the village hall on Saturday 30th April 2011. The event was very well attended and visitors enjoyed some lovely cream teas served in the hall. There was a well stocked cake stall, bric-a-brac stall, garden stall and tombola. A total of £513.76 was raised for the Methodist Chapel funds. Many thanks to all those that attended, helped and contributed to the fair.
HIGH STREET TRACTOR RESCUE
Local villagers saved the day on Saturday 19th March 2011 when a tractor broke down in the High Street. A local farmer was very grateful for help received when his tractor had a flat battery. Help came from all directions and he was successfully towed off. See photos.
CHRIS NEWMAN & MÁIRE NÍ CHATHASAIGH CONCERT
On Thursday 10th March 2011 Chris Newman and Maire Ni Chathasaigh played to a packed audience in the village hall. This fabulous guitar and harp duo played traditional and contemporary Irish folk music with a touch of jazz and bluegrass. It was a terrific concert with some very sweet sounding tunes. View this duo on YouTube
THE PEACOCK CHRISTMAS QUIZ
Despite the wintry conditions there was an excellent attendance at The Peacock Christmas Quiz on 1st December 2010. Very tasty Pies and Peas were served first before the quiz sheets were handed out to a good number of teams. As always the quiz was very taxing and most enjoyable. Many thanks to everyone that organized an excellent and enjoyable evening.
YORKSHIRE FILM ARCHIVE
The Yorkshire Film Archives made a welcome return to the village hall on Wednesday 24th November. A number of interesting short films, dating from the late 1890’s, were shown to an appreciative audience.
The annual harvest festival was held at the Methodist Chapel on Friday 1st October. The service was led by Mrs H.Leng. An auction of produce followed and raised a total of £178. The auctioneer was Mr.David Barber.
On Monday 23rd August the annual bank holiday cake stall at the Chestnut Tree raised £225.96 for church funds.
CLASSIC CAR GATHERING
The vintage motor rally on Sunday 22nd August, helped by the superb weather on the day, was a great success. Plenty of vehicles from all eras were present and visitors were entertained by the local Stape Silver Band. A number of local exhibits were on display inside the village hall, together with refreshments and a bric a brac stall. Many thanks to all the vehicle owners for providing such a great show! A total of £622 was raised for village hall funds. Please view photos of the car gathering.
ANNUAL CHURCH FETE
The weather was kind for the annual church summer fete held at the village hall. A good number of visitors enjoyed cream teas, various stalls and games. The afternoons entertainment was provided by the Original Stape Band. All proceeds, £1,030, were raised for St Gregory’s Church.