Friday, 16 November 2018


A   Meeting   of   Huttons Ambo   Parish   Council
will take place in the Village Hall
on Monday, 19th November 2018 at 7.30.

Local residents are invited to attend all Parish Council Meetings.
Copies of the (unadopted) Minutes of Meetings will be posted on the Parish Notice Boards and the Village Website.


1          Welcome, Councillors present, apologies for absence

2          Approval of Minutes
a)      Council meeting on 24th July
b)      Annual meeting, 28th May 2018

3          Matters considered in advance:
a)      30 mph speed limit
b)      Footpath railing
c)      Council thanks to village maintenance volunteers
d)      RDC “Don’t be a waster” campaign
e)      RDC Chairman’s charity appeal
f)       Monitoring of PRoW
g)      Tree inspections
h)      Parking and speeding – an example from Helmsley

4          New matters:
a)    Letter to RDC/NYCC/Highways England about impact of York Road developments on vehicle movements at Low Lane End
b)    Presentation to RDC about lack of recognition of PC comments
c)    PC response to proposed change in planning regulations on fracking
d)    Councillors’ e-mail
e)    Other village maintenance
f)     A64 Safety Group meeting
g)    Broadband
h)    War memorial – additional name

5          Planning:
a)    18/00400/FUL Water production plant – Approved
b)    18/00479/HOUSE – High Gaterley Farm Cottage – Approved
c)    18/00158/HOUSE – Outbuilding at 2 Club Cottages - Approved
d)    18/00928/HOUSE - The Coppins orangery – Approved
e)    18/00951/HOUSE – Extension at No3 Station Cottages - Pending decision
f)     18/01011/FUL - Old Methodist Chapel – Active
g)    18/01107/FUL – Business units at York Rd. Ind. Est. - Active

6          Finance:        
a)    Budget progress to 31st October 2018

7          Any Other Business

8          Date of next Meeting

Jem Charles, Clerk to the Parish Council

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Tuesday, 13 November 2018


The next meeting will be held on
at 7.30pm
in the Village Hall.

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Sunday, 11 November 2018

We Will Remember Them

On a gently raining November day, nearly 60 villagers joined together at the War Memorial to remember the sacrifice of the fallen in war, on the 100th Anniversary of the signing of the Armistice at the end of the First World War.

Simon Jackson led the ceremony and a cross was placed for each person remembered on the war Memorial. Finally a poppy wreath was laid by Andy Dorman

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.

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Saturday, 3 November 2018

Huttons Ambo War Memorial - Remembrance Sunday 11th November 2018


Remembrance Sunday 11th November 2018

The men below were from our village and they died in either the First or Second World War. Many more from the village all served in these conflicts and they should be remembered too.

Please remember those who died, either at the Remembrance Day service at Welburn Church at 10. 45am on the 11th November 2018, or at our WAR MEMORIAL AT 12.30 PM ON SUNDAY 11th November 2018, or in your own way, but do remember them.   

There will be a short service of commemoration at the War Memorial.  Afterwards there will be coffee at the Village Hall.


It is proposed to place 100 crosses close the War Memorial on the Low Village Green. 89 crosses will be put in place on the Saturday morning at 9.00am. 

The final 11 crosses, representing the individuals listed below, will be put in place at 12:30 pm on Sunday 11th.   

If anyone is prepared to volunteer to assist on the Saturday and/or Sunday, then please contact Andy Dorman in the High Village or Simon Jackson in the Low Village, as soon as possible.  

It would be particularly apt if anyone of the same or similar age as those set out below, would be prepared to place a cross on their behalf on the Sunday.  Their ages range from 17 to 40.   

Similarly, if anyone has any links of any sort to the individuals and/or, for example, near where they lived this would also be of poignant reminder of those who died and did not return.

Born 1893- Killed in action-10/10/1918 [Aged 25]
Born in the village to William and Mary. In 1913 he joined the Army Reserve at Sledmere and at that time worked on a farm at Tibthorpe.  He died in one of the final advances of the war in France. His body was never recovered and he is commemorated at the Vis en Artois Memorial. Vis-en-Artois is a village on the straight main road from Arras to Cambrai, about 10 kilometres south-east of Arras. The Memorial is the back drop to the Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, which is to the west of Haucourt.

Born 5th July 1881- Died of wounds 27/10/14 [Aged 33]
Born in the village, the family lived at Quarry Cottages [where “The Reddings” now is] and latterly near the Old Post Office [now “West Croft”]. He was a “horseman” and enlisted at the outbreak of war. He was wounded in the first Battle of Ypres. He died of his wounds and is buried in Boulogne, his grave records him as being from Huttons Ambo.

Born 1880- Died 20/9/18 whilst a Prisoner of War [Aged 38]
Born in the village. Originally he was a quarryman, [probably at the Sand Quarry in the village], and latterly a gardener.  He was transferred to a Pioneer Battalion in 1918 [their work involved digging trenches and tunneling] Captured in one of the largest German offensives of the war. He was a POW and he died whilst captive of what was recorded as “cardiac weakness” A newspaper report of the time recorded that he had “virtually died of starvation” He left a widow and a son, George, aged 6

Born 1898- Died 4/3/15 [Aged 17]
Born in Huttons Ambo, his father was the woodman on Huttons Ambo Estate, and they lived at Wood House. He worked as a railway porter, but he died prior to embarkation. He died, aged 17, in Newcastle, of malignant measles and broncho-pneumonia. His father was with him when he died and they are buried together in Huttons Ambo churchyard

Born 1877- Killed in action 20/9/17 [Aged 40]
Born at Leavening but he was brought up at Roughborough Farm where his  father Frederick farmed. He was a joiner working on his own account in High Hutton and married to Gertrude who was also from Huttons Ambo. He died at Passchendaele, his body was never recovered and he is commemorated at the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missingin Belgium. At the time of his death his widow, Gertrude Harrison was living at Netherby House in the Low Village

Born 1897-Died 12/1/15
Originally from near Kirbymoorside, it would appear that he was working at Huttons Ambo as a ‘carter” when he enlisted in the Reserve at Westow. He served as a Waggonerand he died in France of pneumonia. He is buried at Longuenesse [St Omer] Cemetery. [St. Omer was the General Headquarters of the British Expeditionary Force from October 1914 to March 1916.]

Born April 1894 Died of wounds 18/10/18 [Aged 24]
[NB the war memorial records “George” however there are no records of a George Bowes and it is clear this is an error.]
Born in Huttons Ambo, his family lived in Quarry Cottages [now “The Reddings”] but he moved to Water Lane, and then later to High Hutton. He served with the Machine Gun Corps and died during the Advance in Flanders in the latter stages of the war. Thomas Bowes, Benjamin Waterworth and John Kelsey all died within one month of each other. He is buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery near Ypres, but he is commemorated on his mothers gravestone in Huttons Ambo churchyard

Born 1900-Died accidentally 26/5/19 [Aged 19]
Employed as a “Horseman” in Huttons Ambo he enlisted in June 1918 [aged 18] and was sent to France in November 1918. He then served with the Army of Occupation in Germany and was killed in May 1919. He had been driving a wagon and horses when one of them was startled, fell and he was thrown onto a railway line running parallel to the road, where he was killed.

Born 1893 – Killed in Action 21/10/16 [23]
Born in Wakefield he was a footman at Huttons Ambo Hall. He enlisted in Malton and was a driver with the Royal Field Artillery. He was killed, along with 5 of his comrades during the Battle of the Somme in October 1916. All 6 are buried, side by side, at the Guards Cemetery Lesboeufs. [Lesboeufs (Somme region) was attacked by the Guards Division on 15 September 1916 and it was captured by them on the 25th. It was lost on 24 March 1918 during the great German offensive, after a stubborn resistance by part of the 63rd Bn. Machine Gun Corps, and it was recaptured on 29 August 1918 by the 10th Bn. South Wales Borderers.

Son of Colonel Wilson DSO, and of Diane Wilson, of Musley Bank. He was at Sandhurst when it was bombed on the 29/1/1941. He and four others were killed
He is buried, with his parents, in the rear churchyard in Huttons Ambo.

Born 1919- Died 28th May 1940 [Aged 21]
Son of Richard and Ada Fox of Huttons Ambo [possibly from Slip Inn cottages] Served with the Green Howards as part of the British Expeditionary Force, killed during the retreat to Dunkirk. Buried at Bus House Cemetery Belgium

A number of people have provided helpful information in relation to the research above. In particular, Peter Lealman, to whom I am very grateful.   

Sharon Jackson

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Sunday, 28 October 2018

Armistice Sunday - 11th November 2018



This year’s Benefice service will at Welburn beginning at 1040 am.

We shall be commemorating the end of the First World War when the Armistice came into effect at 11am on 11th November 1918, exactly one hundred years ago.

Despite the planned closure of the A64 it should be perfectly possible to get to Welburn exiting from the High Hutton turning and following the instructions of the Contractors’ officials but allow extra time for the short journey. Equally exiting from the Low Hutton turning will be feasible although the journey to Welburn via Malton and Coneysthorpe will take longer.

We do hope you will be able to join us. 

Murray Naylor

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Saturday, 6 October 2018

Pocket Panto presents Dick Whittington - Huttons Ambo Village Hall - 18th December 2018

Pocket Panto presents Dick Whittington

Huttons Ambo Village Hall

Tuesday 18th December 2018 at 630pm

Adults £7.50
Under 16s £5.50

Contact Liz for tickets

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Wednesday, 19 September 2018


The meeting on Tuesday 25th September has been cancelled.

The next meeting is planned for Tuesday 20th November at 7.30

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Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Huttons Ambo Youth Club - Sessions for 2018

Dates of the next 3 Huttons Ambo Youth Club sessions are now set.  We're letting the kids settle back at school and then having clubs on the second Monday of the Month - dates booked so far are:

Mon Oct 8th
Mon Nov 12th
Mon Dec 10th

Please can you help spread the word! (Numbers were rather low last time and we need more kids to make it sustainable).

The club is run by a paid youth worker and held at the Village Hall; 7-8:30pm (9pm finish for Secondary aged members). £2.50 each. Activities, games and refreshments.

New members and kids from surrounding area are very welcome.  Put it in your diaries now!

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Saturday, 11 August 2018

Notes of the Huttons Ambo History Group - Thursday 26th July 2018

Notes of the Huttons Ambo History Group 
Thursday 26th July 2018 
Village Hall,Huttons Ambo 

Philip Barraclough  (PB) 
Pamela Taylor  (PT) 
Susan Milward  (SW) 
Martin Monkman  (MM) 
Joyce Parker  (JP) 
Rona Charles  (RC) 
Carole Haigh  (CH) 
Denise Barraclough (DB)  

Sam Milson (SM) Michael Sessions MS) Andy Doorman (AD)  Ann Sanders 

Village Hall Exhibition  

PB passed around  the proposed questionnaire  for the exhibition – which was agreed with a few amendments. 

A date in September 2018  had initially been proposed for the exhibition but the group concluded that the a date could only be set after seeing the results of the questionnaire . 
It was agreed that the questionnaire would be circulated as part of the August Village bulletin.  

Action – DB to follow up with the Hall Committee if this could be provided free with any income from teas and coffees donated to the Hall fund.  

Follow up of information held by the Starkey Estate  
Andy Dorman (AD) had made contact with Claire Jenyns , AD may also contact Nick Woodhead who is a Trustee of the estate.  
Action – AD  

Other Sources of information  

CH suggested contacting York University via Kate Giles who is a member of the Archaeology Department  and was until recently a resident of the village.   

Action – PB to follow up the contact with York University 

RC stated that historic maps are kept at County Hall and would be a valuable source of information. 

PT suggested checking with Malton Library to see what Local History records they hold. 

It was also suggested advertising the Exhibition and a request for information in the Malton Gazette and  on  Local  Radio. 

Sources of  Funding  

RC had been exploring possible funding options in particular to  facilitate the scanning, photographing and storage of records that may be made available.  
The Heritage Lottery fund was suggested as a possible source. 
It was identified that this would require a properly formed committee and bank account.  
Other options  suggested 

  • Howardian hills community support  
  • Ryedale Folk Museum – look at possibility of a joint project  

Action 1- DD to follow up with Hall Committee to see if application could be made via their existing structure.  
Action Completed – DD spoke to Richard  Green of the Hall Committee  who has confirmed that they would be able to convene the existing Hall Committee and use their structure for the purposes of grant applications.  

Action 2 – PB to contact Heritage Lottery for funding options  

Any Other Business  
  • PB is doing a one day course in taking oral history 
  • RC reported that Ann Sanders (AS)  had looked into the possibility of safe storage for the archive gathered . AS has established that in addition to the expense the actual weight of any storage cupboard would also be unsuitable due to its weight and therefore impractical. 
  • The group discussed how some people who had been gifted or had received village archives felt the weight of responsibility for the safe keeping of the information or objects. It was hoped that the group could share some of the responsibility 

Prioritising Objectives 
The group agreed to the following order of priority of objectives : 
  1. Identifying really valuable photographs and documents  
  1. Creating a general catalogue of items  
  1. Holding an Exhibition  

Time and date of Next Meeting – Thursday 6th September  at 7pm in Village Hall  
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