Sunday 13 July 2014

Evening Clouds

Just a few pictures from sunset this evening.

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Thursday 3 July 2014

The Boating Party - Huttons Ambo to Kirkham

The Boating Party

On Sunday 22nd June a party of villagers set off from Low Hutton Park for a voyage along the River Derwent in a boat kindly provided by Richard Hopkins and piloted by Graham Milner.  Embarkation was at 11 a.m. from the Park field at Low Hutton and we progressed up river, encircling Cherry Island, as far as parallel with the Low Lane end. 

There we turned and cruised with the current down to Kirkham, viewing the weir and finally tying up for a picnic on the river bank.  Some of us walked up to the pub for lunch.

The weather was perfect, hot and still, and the countryside was lush and green.  The views between Crambeck and Kirkham are beautiful, with barely a building to be seen, until the imposing presence of Howsham Hall and Kirkham Priory. 

We saw grey wagtails, chaffinches, swans - unfortunately the motor alerted the shy birds so we didn't see a kingfisher.

We were all asked whether we would like to take a turn on the helm and a number of the young and not so young took up the offer.


After lunch we set off up river and arrived back at Low Hutton at 2.30 p.m.  A truly memorable day and a wonderful trip - and there is no charge!  Of course we should all be grateful for donations (suggested minimum £5) which will be shared amongst good causes in the village, such as the Village Hall Fund, the Produce Show Fund and the Church.

Very many thanks from us all to Graham. He is quite willing to take another group of villagers on Sunday July the 29th. If you wish to go please give Herbie your donation by July 14th to book your place. Judging from last time places go fast!

Anita Topp

Photographs: Malcom Topp & Michael Sessions

Wednesday 2 July 2014

Services in St. Margaret's Church during July

Services in St. Margaret's Church during July:

6th July 11 a.m. Morning Prayer Murray Naylor
20th July 11 a.m. Holy Communion BCP The Rector
27th July 11 a.m. Holy Communion with Welburn and Bulmer The Rector (BCW)

There will be a Taizé Meeting in the church at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 16th July. All are welcome to join us for sung prayer and meditation, or just to listen and relax in our beautiful Lady Chapel. Give it a try - we guarantee you will enjoy it.

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Mobile Fish & Chips of Pickering calling at Huttons Ambo

Commencing Thursday 3rd July, Mobile Fish & Chips of Pickering will be calling at Huttons Ambo

Times are 4.30pm - 4.50pm at High Hutton telephone box every Thursday.

If the village can get behind this service and support it, then a peak slot may be allocated to us. If you can't make 4.30pm you might like to call in please call in at one of their next stops (and let Tracy know you are from Huttons Ambo):

Welburn 5pm-5.20pm
Bulmer 5.30pm-5.50pm
Thornton Le Clay 6pm-6.30pm
Foston 6.35-6.50pm
Flaxton 7pm-7.20pm
Sheriff Hutton 8.05-8.30pm (Castle pub carpark)

ALSO: For our quarterly village pub nights starting in the New Year, Mobile Fish & Chips of Pickering, will be calling outside the Village Hall from 7.30pm, dates to be confirmed.

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Tuesday 1 July 2014

Village Hoe-Down Supper & Social - Saturday August 16th 2014 7.30pm

We have 75 free tickets available to include entry, supper (inc. vegetarian options) and 1 free drink(beer, wine, soft).

Additionally a licenced bar will be available and additional tickets (entry + 1 free drink and supper)will be available at £5 per head once the allocation is taken up.

Free tickets are on first come first served basis to village residents only.
Under 12’s are free and need no ticket.

Sign up at Herbies
or via email:

£5 paid tickets are available to non- residents and once the free allocation is taken - contact:

Dancing will be led by Sara Swindells and the evening is as much about supper and social as about the dancing so please come along even if you prefer to be a spectator.

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