2013 News/Events Archive

Play Reading

On Saturday 23 February a Play Reading was held in the Village Hall from 8 -9 pm. The play ‘Last Tango in Little Grimley’ about a failing village amateur dramatic group went down a storm and a very enjoyable evening was had by one and all. Those reading the play gave a wonderful performance, especially considering that they had not seen the script until just before the reading, and thoroughly deserved the audience’s applause. Later in the year there will be another opportunity for budding thespians to ‘tread the boards’ with more tales from Little Grimley. Many thanks to all who took part and to those who came along to give their support.


Coffee Morning Village Hall

A coffee morning held in the Village Hall on Saturday 16 March between 10am and noon was a great success. The Gentlemen’s Cake Baking Competition was very entertaining especially the light hearted banter that ensued between the entrants masking a certain competitive spirit. Many thanks to all those who took up the challenge. Judging was held behind closed doors and the winner received a specially decorated spoon. The children had great fun decorating sponge buns with the added attraction of eating their creations. Many thanks to all who supported the event that raised £67.71 for the Village Hall and £60 for Red Nose Day.


Badapple Theatre Company

Badapple Theatre Company returned to Hutton le Hole Village Hall on Wednesday 10 April with a new comedy by Kate Bramley entitled ‘Lights Out Land Girls!


Annual Open Meeting

The Annual Open Meeting was held on Tuesday 21 May at 7 pm in the Village Hall. Reports were received from the Parish Council, Ryedale Folk Museum, Village Hall Committee, St Chad’s, Table Tennis, Pilates, and Bowls Club. Thank you to all who attended.


St Catherine’s Hospice – Duck Race

The Duck Race held on Monday 27 May along with a cake stall raised a fantastic £1,152 for the hospice. The organisers are extremely grateful to everyone who helped to make the event such a success and to all who gave their support which is very much appreciated.


Village Fete & Duck Race

The Village Fete and Duck Race held on 21 July 2013 was a great success raising £1722 for Village Hall Funds. The Committee is extremely grateful to all who were involved and to those who came along and gave their support.


Flower & Produce Show

This annual event was held in Hutton le Hole Village Hall on 10 August 2013.


Anagram Quiz

Many thanks to all who entered the quiz which raised £114 for Village Hall funds. The draw from the correct entries for the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Prizes took place at the monthly quiz held at the Crown. Numbers of the winning entries were 128 – Hutton le Hole, 145 – Hertfordshire, 34 – Helmsley.


Wartime Weekend Dance

Hutton le Hole’s second War Time Dance proved to be a great attraction once more as 69 guests enjoyed a splendid evening in the Village Hall which had been perfectly dressed for the occasion with Union flags, bunting and red, white and blue balloons.

Live music was provided by Keith Jackson on the keyboard, Mike on the drums and singer Margaret. Everyone enjoyed a hot supper of chicken and ham pie, mushy peas and jacket potato followed by trifle, all prepared by Janet Thomson of The Barn Tea Rooms. Brian Thomson acquired the wine, lager and soft drinks for Private Walker’s bar which was run by Phil and Anna Gospel and was busy all night with plentiful sales including Cropton Brewery’s special Blackout brew.

Jiving and jitterbugging couples led by the octogenarian Eileen and Geoff delighted the assembled company and Mike Haigh kindly judged the dance competition (as well as designing and providing all the tickets and posters for the night).

The evening proved to be a greater attraction for those from out of the village (over 50 of the total) than residents but a great time was had by one and all. I would like to offer my thanks to everybody who helped in any way with organising the event and to all others mentioned above; to all who dressed the Hall and then undressed it the morning after the night before.

The occasion raised a nett £301 for Village Hall funds. It is designed as a community event, any nett funds being secondary to the enjoyment of the event.

We have already had repeat bookings for half of the tickets for next year so please put the date in your diary – Saturday 11 October 2014.

Thanks again to all who helped.


Bonfire Night

Unfortunately this event had to be withdrawn from the annual calendar of events. The site regrettably does not meet the requirements stipulated in the current Health & Safety regulations. The Village Hall Committee is sorry to have to disappoint but hopes that people will understand that it cannot put itself and those involved at risk. Grateful thanks to all who have helped to run the event over the years and to the many spectators who have given their support.


Play Reading Evening

Saturday 23 November saw the second offering of the ‘Amateur Dramatic Play Reading Society’ in the Village Hall. The play ‘Last Panto in Little Grimley’ forms part of a series written by David Tristram about a failing amateur dramatic group. The audience was sadly few in number which could, in view of the storyline, be considered quite apposite, but in reality was a disappointment.

The ‘performance’, however, was as last time very entertaining and well received by the few who thoroughly enjoyed the evening and showed their appreciation with a round of rapturous applause which was well deserved. Many thanks to all who took part for a very amusing interlude.

It is hoped that in the New Year (February/March) the troupe will gather again along with, hopefully, some new budding thespians.


Christmas Coffee Morning

The Coffee Morning, that included a Bring & Buy Stall and Raffle, held on 30 November raised £180 for Village Hall Funds. Grateful thanks to those who organised and helped to run the event and to those who came along. Your support, as always, is very much appreciated.


Christmas Quiz & Bumper Prize Draw

A very big thank you to everyone who attended the quiz, bought Lucky Numbers or donated prizes, and supported the Harvest Auction in 2013.

The Lucky Numbers Draw raised £531

The Sunday Quizzes raised £817

The Bumper Christmas Raffle Raised £211

The Harvest Auction raised £401.50

Total funds raised for St Chad’s Church £1960.50 (36% of all income)

A special thank you to Jake and all at the Crown for their continuing support.