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!)

Library Theatre Co. play John Godber’s Happy Jack

Friday 22nd May saw Liz and Roger from the Library Theatre company return to Ebberston Village hall to perform the comedy drama ‘Happy Jack’ by John Godber. Tickets were almost sold out in advance and we saw several new faces in the audience from beyond the village. Thank you to everyone who came along and supported us.

Liz and Roger backstage, or should we say back kitchen...
Liz and Roger backstage, or should we say back kitchen…

The Library Theatre company was formed in 1996 supported by Leeds Libraries with the original aim of taking accessible, professional theatre to outlying areas but now perform nationally. They adapted their performance easily to our small hall and can perform without a stage. If you are interested in booking a touring play, contact Roger Cook on 0113 2504803.

The Library Theatre perform at Ebberston
The Library Theatre perform at Ebberston

The Scarborough-Pickering railway – a talk by Robin Lidster

We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening at the village hall on Thursday 16th April 2015, with local historian Robin Lidster who was back this time, not in his guise as the Magic lantern man, but as a truly knowledgeable railwayman. He told us all about the history and the stories behind the stations, the opening and the closing of the Scarborough to Pickering railway which once ran through Ebberston.

Robin Lidster at Ebberston village hall, April 2015
Robin Lidster at Ebberston village hall, April 2015

Further reading

Ebberston Yoga Group

The Ebberston Yoga group meets in Ebberston village hall every Wednesday at 7.30pm. It costs £3 per session simply to cover the hall hire charges, with surplus ploughed back into building up a library of audio classes and equipment, or to pay for the occasional visiting teacher. There’s no joining/membership fee.

Our classes are not run by a teacher but rather we do a wide variety of styles of yoga classes to audio CD, and we always conclude with a mediation / relaxation session. It’s fun, relaxing and good for you!

Lunge Forward bend Warrior pose Bridge pose

You will need to bring your own yoga/exercise mat to provide you with a cushioned surface to practice on, and a blanket for relaxation at the end. Yoga blocks and belts are provided when required for a class. We practice in bare feet and it is recommended that you don’t eat immediately before attending a class. When practising yoga, always listen to your body. You should never force your body into a posture or try to go beyond your limit – yoga is not a competitive sport! Use your judgement, be patient with yourself and feel the benefits!

New members always welcome! Ring Judith: 01723 859730

(Stick figures used with permission from Scott Coleman at