Cropton News Archive – 2011
AN EVENING OF CHRISTMAS MUSIC & CAROLS
Fred Dennis and friends drew a large audience for an evening of music and Christmas carols in the village hall on Wednesday 21st December 2011. Hot punch was served at the start and an excellent supper at half time. The evening combined entertaining individual performances with everyone singing popular carols. Many thanks to the village hall and church members for organising this new event.
CAROL SERVICE AT ST. GREGORY’S
St. Gregory’s Church hosted a very enjoyable Christmas carol service on Sunday 18th December 2011. Rev. Alastair Ferguson, with the help of a number of readers, told the Christmas story to the congregation. The candlelit setting provided a wonderful atmosphere in which to enjoy the festive carols. Sherry and Mince Pies were served.
CHRISTMAS PROGRAMME OF MUSIC AND POEMS
A very enjoyable programme of Christmas music and poems was held at the Methodist Chapel on Friday 16th December 2011. The service was led by Rev. Norma Davey. Ken Allanson performed a number of lovely festive songs and his wife Nancy read out some entertaining poems. A superb supper was served after the service.
SANTA VISITS AGAIN
Santa has treated us well this year by coming again to the village … we must have been good! The Ryedale Lions made their annual visit around the local villages on 12th December 2011 – collecting for a number of worthy charities, including Ryedale Special Families and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. We are fast becoming the Santa Capital of North Yorkshire!
On Sunday 4th December 2011 Santa arrived early in the village. Not one … but Six Santas were spotted! Having some fun were guests staying at Keldy Lodges. Many thanks to the “girls” for brightening up a dull December day!
ANTIQUES VALUATION EVENING
The antiques valuation evening, held at the village hall on Wednesday 2nd November 2011, was a popular event. The event was presented by Angus Ashworth, Auctioneer & Valuer at Ryedale Auctioneers at Kirkbymoorside. Everyone was allowed to bring along an item for valuation by Angus. A background talk was given about each antique and a ball park valuation figure. With a wide range of antiques on display the evening was very interesting.
The 8th Peacock Quiz was held in the village hall on Wednesday 19th October 2011. The evening commenced with a Pie & Peas supper followed by a very testing but light-hearted quiz. Some typos on the quiz sheet added to the fun. As always, it was a very enjoyable evening and thanks to all that helped, especially Richard & Pat Peacock. Well over £200 was raised for village hall funds.
An old tradition of the village was brought back this year – The Mell Supper. It was a feast held, after the harvest was finished, to celebrate the gathering of the crops. The Women’s Insitute served a sumptuous meal to villagers in a packed village hall on Saturday 1st October 2011. Afterwards guests enjoyed a 12 hand domino drive. Very well done Ladies – It was a lovely evening!
CHAPEL HARVEST FESTIVAL
The Methodist Chapel harvest festival was held on Friday 30th September 2011. Reverend Norma Davey led the service and she, with an accompanying partner, included some lovely harvest related folk songs. Following the service there was an auction of produce by Mr. David Barber that raised, together with a collection, a sum of £181. Afterwards tea and biscuits were served.
ANNUAL VINTAGE CAR & MOTORCYCLE RALLY
What a terrific turnout of Vintage Cars & Motorcycles we had on Sunday 21st August 2011 at the annual rally. The village hall field was packed with people and vehicles. Entertainment was provided by the Rosedale Swing Band and in the hall were a number of local displays and bric-a-brac stalls. A lovely buffet was available during the afternoon. A sum of £945 was raised for village hall funds. Many thanks for everyone that brought their vehicles along and to all that contributed to a very enjoyable event. Photos of the 2011 rally!
SUMMER MUSICAL TEA PARTY
On Saturday 30th July 2011 St Gregory’s Church held a summer musical tea party in the village hall. Entertainment was provided by Fred Dennis in the main hall. Teas were provided and there were Cake, Tombola and Bric A Brac stalls. £735 was raised for church funds.