Rocks & Landscape of the Vale of Pickering & North York Moors

We are very much looking forward to welcoming local writer and geologist Roger Osborne to our hall for a talk on 10 March. £4 on door and a raffle with proceeds in aid of the Village Hall. Hope to see you there!




Looking back on the York floods

We had a super and very interesting talk in Ebberston village hall by members of Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue team on 19th January  about their response to  the York floods, how and where the worst of the floods happened and how the team ended up coordinating all the MR teams that came in to the city (from as far away as Exmoor!). The hall was full and we were very happy to have made a donation to the team for all their efforts.

Over the last few years, the team has been deployed to an increasing number of water-based rescues and searches, especially in response to flooding (as at York last year but also Whitby and Scarborough just the previous week when there was a tidal surge).


Just earlier the same say, the team were also handed over a new boat donated by Pickering and District Rotary Club after some fabulous fundraising. The new boat will help the team deploy to deeper water and carry more  passengers in similar circumstances.

We’re sure they’d be willing to come to your village hall and talk too for a donation!

A Short History of Bothams Bakery

Jo Botham (great grandson of Elizabeth Botham) came to Ebberston village hall this week to give a talk about the history of this very local institution. We had a great turnout as well and raised over £150 for village hall funds.

We were amazed at the number of children this astonishing (and formidable by all accounts) lady had all while setting up and expanding her Whitby business! We also found out that Bothams were the first business in the UK to sell food online!

Thanks to everyone who came along.


Events at Ebberston Village Hall

October saw our Antipodean Quiz organised with great flair and gusto by Lynne and Allan Hall. It was a hugely enjoyable evening accompanied by a pie and pea supper and a delicious meringue pavlova dessert. Those who could not make it missed a great evening!


Our next event is on Friday 20th November at 7pm when we will be having a ‘Singalong-a-uke’ Ebberston Style with Thornton Dale Ukulele group. Entry £4 on the door and raffle. Hope to see you there! 

Hope Centre Orphanage, Nepal – an illustrated talk

The Hope Centre orphanage in Nepal is home to 30 children. New Futures Nepal empowers disadvantaged children and adults of Nepal by raising funds for initiatives that promote health, education and independence and supports social integration for children with disabilities to live in the community and within safe and loving homes. This will be an enlightening and enjoyable talk about the charity’s work. There will be a raffle at the end of the evening too.

Village Fair 2015 – gallery of images

A big THANK YOU to everyone who braved the damp weather and came to our fair this year.  It did not look too good in the morning but as predicted (well, checking 5 different forecasts to see which one fitted best did help!) it did really clear up and was dry for the whole afternoon. We even manged to take the marquees down that evening. And despite the weather, we managed to raise over £1000 for the village hall alone.

Thank to sponsors TEF Transport and Dalby Firewood, all the raffle prize donors and everyone who came – you all helped to make it a really fun and worthwhile day for all the village organisations, clubs, enterprises and fundraisers.

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The ever-expanding list of raffle prizes for the village fair!

tefThe fair is sponsored by TEF Transport and Dalby Firewood. In addition, we want to say a MASSIVE thank you to all the local businesses who are also supporting the Village Fair prize raffle. Please support all these local businesses as they have supported us.dalbyfirewood

The draw for the raffle (in aid of Ebberston Village Hall) will take place at the Ebberston Village Fair at 4pm. Tickets have been delivered to Ebberston residents and are available from 80 or 104 Main Street. They will of course also be available at the fair.

Beck Isle Museum – entry voucher

Big Bear Bikes – £25 voucher

Boots – gift box and nail varnish

Boulton & Cooper – multifunctional food/plate warmer

Brook Cottage Holistic – treatment voucher

Captain Cook Museum, Whtby – family entry voucher

Cedar Barn – cake

The Chocolate Factory, Thornton-le-Dale – chocolatesCo-op – food hamper

Coopers – secateur set

Cundalls – bottle of wine

Dales Florist, Pickering – gift voucher

Deans Garden Centre – £5 voucher

Denison Arms, Ayton – afternoon tea for 2

Diggerland – entry voucher

Eden Camp – family entry voucher

Elizabeth Bothams – produce

Forest and Vale – meal voucher

Forge Valley Inn, Ayton – carvery for two

The Grapes, Ebberston –  2 bottles of wine

Hodgson Car Sales, Snainton – MOT

Horsley butchers, Pickering – meat box

Lavender Tea Rooms – jam selection

Maria’s Wool and Crafts, Thornton le Dale – craft prize

Metcalfe’s – planted tub

Morrisons – £5 voucher

National Trust – family Tickets to Nunnington Hall x3

Old Station, Allerston – bottle of wine

Palace Cinema, Malton – free entry tickets for 2 people

Old Station, Allerston – bottle of wine

Organic Farm Shop, Pickering – veg box

Rogers – 2 roses

Ryedale Folk Museum – family entry voucher

Snainton Riding Centre – child’s riding lesson

Taylor’s of Pickering – fruit box

Wardill Bros, Thornton le Dale – chocolates

Wold Top Brewery – 6 craft beers


What on Earth’s That?!

A hands-on artefact quiz “What on Earth’s That?” is coming to Ebberston Village hall on Thursday 18th June at 7pm. Tickets on the door are £4 plus we will have a small raffle at the end. The quiz will be hosted by the Malton Dickens Society.

Mystery objects!
Mystery objects!

To get those cogs whirring, have a look at some of these mystery objects. Can you identify any of them?! (Sorry, we don’t have the answers either!)