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Archive for the ‘Hartoft’ Category

xBlacksmiths Theatre Supper Night – 24 May 2016

The Blacksmiths Country Inn at Hartoft will host another of the very popular theatre supper evenings on Tuesday 24 May starting at 7 pm.

A farcical clash of Anglo French cultures!

A farcical clash of Anglo French cultures!

Tickets cost £28.95 for a two course supper (three choices per course) and the performance. To book tickets and select menu choices, drop in to the Blacksmiths, call on 01751 417331 or visit the website www.blacksmithscountryinn.co.uk

xBlacksmiths Gingerbread House

A magnificent gingerbread and icing (all fully edible) model of the Blacksmiths Country Inn at Hartoft is on display in the bar area until Sunday 14 February when it will be raffled at 1.00pm that day in aid of the Wilf Ward Family Trust, a charity which supports adults with learning difficulties.

The gingerbread model of the Blacksmiths Country Inn

The gingerbread model of the Blacksmiths Country Inn

Tickets cost £1 each and are available to purchase over the bar. For further details call 01751 417331.

xEducating Rita – 15 October

Just a few tickets remain for the forthcoming supper theatre performance of Educating Rita being held at the Blacksmiths Country Inn on Thursday 15 October.

The supper call will be at 7.00pm sharp followed by the performance of the play at 8.00pm, Tickets cost £28 per person for the supper and performance and can be booked through reception at the Blacksmiths on 01751 417331 or e-mail info@blacksmithscountryinn.co.uk

xTheatre Supper Evening – 15 October

After the success of Noel Coward’s ‘Private Lives’ at the Blacksmiths at Hartoft in March, and by popular demand, another theatre supper evening has been planned for Thursday 15 October in the same venue, this time presenting Willy Russell’s bitter sweet comedy ‘Educating Rita’. Tickets for the supper and performance are £28 per head, so call in or telephone 01751 417331 to book tickets and make a lip smacking menu choice at the same time. Educating Rita Poster

xHartoft Chapel 150th Anniversary

The 150th anniversary of the wonderful little chapel at Hartoft was celebrated on Sunday 30 August with a musical tea. Forty four people from all over the dale attended and £315 was raised which will go towards replacing one or more of the chapel windows.

The ukele trio of Gerry, Lynda and Shirley entertaining the audience

The ukelele trio of Gerry, Lynda and Shirley entertaining the audience

An appreciative audience!

And their efforts were much appreciated by the audience!

Lynda would like too thanks all who came and supported the chapel restoration fund for their ‘fantastic generosity’.

xDiary Dates

Some dates for your diaries:

Sunday 30 August 2015 – Hartoft Chapel celebrates its 150th anniversary this year and so an ‘Anniversary Gift Day and Singalong’ is being held in the chapel. Pop in for tea and scones, music and chat with family and friends. For more information ring Lynda on 01751 417600 or Brenda on 01751 417648.


Friday 21 August – The churchyard conservation area is being cut and raked and wildflower seed scattered. Volunteers to help rake up the grass would be much appreciated. It is a fun day and good exercise as well as maintaining the churchyard that so may people like to walk through and relax in. For more details, ring 417156.


Tuesday 22 September – A coach trip to the holy island of Lindisfarne is being organised, leaving Lastingham at 8am and returning at 9pm the same day. Cost will not exceed £25 but may be cheaper if more people go along. Telephone 417251 for more details.

xWW1 History Exhibition – 13 to 14 September 2014

Both days of the Local Villages WW1 history exhibition were well attended at the Updale Reading Room, Rosedale. Between 50 to 60 people on Saturday and rather more on Sunday visited from all over the country, not just locally and viewed a fascinating and varied set of photographs, memorabilia and documentation on the roles played by by local people in the Great War both at home and at the front from Rosedale and Hartoft, Appleton le Moors, Sinnington, Lockton and Levisham and Thornton le Dale.

Exhibits in the Reading Room

Exhibits in the Reading Room

History Walkers at East Mines

History Walkers at East Mines – 13 September

History Walkers and Dogs - East Mines Stone Kilns  -14 September

History Walkers and More  Dogs – East Mines Stone Kilns -14 September

A tremendous amount of hard work was put in to stage the exhibition by volunteers from all the villages involved. The organisers would also like to thank all those who helped out on both days with running the reception desk, guiding and advising our visitors, those who provided and served all the delicious cakes, rolls and other refreshments that are such a feature of these events in the Updale Reading Room and, finally, the generous donors of excellent raffle prizes on both days – you know who you are so thanks again!


x‘A Really Superb Display’

The above is a quote from a Berkshire couple who visited the Rosedale and Hartoft Treasured Textiles Exhibition on Bank Holiday Monday. Around 180 other people from the dale and beyond called into the Updale Reading Room over the weekend to enjoy the display of textiles with a Rosedale connection, put on by local effort and with the support of Ryedale District Council’s Small Scale Creative Economy Scheme.

Some of the many items set and ready for visitors

Some of the many items set and ready for visitors

Enjoying some of the fascinating exhibits on display

Enjoying some of the fascinating exhibits on display

‘Very interesting display and lovely cakes!’, ‘Extremely interesting particularly the interpretation…’, ”Thanks for showing the beautiful treasures ..’ were some other comments from the visitors’ book. Thanks to Linda and Sue for all the their hard work in organising and collating the displays and to all the others who helped out with setting up and stewarding the exhibition over the two days, to those who provided the delicious refreshments and to Margaret for her stalwart work with the raffles.