Marking Remembrance Day during the pandemic

Remembrance Day 2020 is likely to be very different to past years, but we shouldn’t allow coronavirus to prevent us recognising and celebrating our veterans. That’s why Community First Yorkshire are offering gift boxes to older ex-servicemen and women in North Yorkshire. Funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, boxes will include a collection of Yorkshire-themed items, including biscuits and teabags, as well as commemorative items from the Royal British Legion’s Poppyshop.

The packs are free of charge and will be delivered in early November, arriving in time for Remembrance Sunday. (Packs are suitable for both men and women.)

To be eligible for a pack, veterans must:

  • be aged 65 or over;
  • have served in HM Armed Forces (including National Service) or have seen active service as part of the Merchant Navy;
  • live in one of the North Yorkshire districts (i.e. Craven, Hambleton, Harrogate, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough or Selby).

If you meet the above criteria, or you know an older veteran who does, please see more information on bit.ly/2S3tqPh, email exforces@communityfirstyorkshire.org.uk or call on 01904 704177. There are 150 boxes available and they will be distributed on a first come first serve basis, while stocks last, max 1 per household. Deadline for applications is 18 October 2020.

Covid-19 pandemic - in this difficult time, our village is pulling together to provide help for anyone who may need it. We have a list of residents who are willing to assist so locals are encouraged to sign up for the e-mail EH News from which you will get more details. To get in touch directly, e-mail peter.archer46@gmail.com to offer services or to ask for help.

Anyone needing a face mask is asked to contact Sarah Martin on richard.sarah.martin@gmail.com 

To help with your daily exercise, residents may wish to try a route across the fields instead of just along the road.  There is a booklet of East Harlsey Walks (see link at the bottom of the page) which was written many years ago and has now been revived for the use of local residents. If you go out on these routes, please keep your dog on a lead, pick up and take home your doggie dirt, and be sensitive around farm buildings respecting social distancing rules. 


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East Harlsey is a small, picturesque and vibrant village with lots happening. It is situated close to the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales, the Hambleton Hills and the Vale of York so there are many opportunities for local recreation. East Harlsey is only seven miles from the market town of Northallerton in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England. It is situated less than 2 miles from the A19 so access from both north (17 miles to Teeside) and south (35 miles to York) is easy.

Near the eastern end of the village is the lovely St Oswald's Church in its well-maintained churchyard with fine views across to the Hambleton Hills. This has been the site of a stone-built church since Norman times, with most of the present building dating from 1855. Next to this the impressive Harlsey Hall can be found, a private residence but whose gardens and grounds are sometimes open to the public. Mount Grace Priory, a Carthusian Priory owned by English Heritage, also lies within the parish boundary.
In the middle of the main street is the Village Hall, built in 1938, and the centre for many social and cultural activities. It provides space and opportunities for local groups and societies to get together. Members of the public can hire this fine building for their own functions. It makes a excellent venue for a wedding reception where you can plan your own event. Follow this link for a Village Hall leaflet to download. The newly refurbished Mowbray Room (formerly the Snooker Room and Bar) was formally opened by Aytor Karanka after the Village Hall Annual Meeting on Thursday 9 March 2017. A crowd of about 50 local people enjoyed drinks and refreshments. (See the pictures below). The Supper Room has been re-named the Hambleton Room.
The local East Harlsey Players put on their amateur dramatic productions here.      
At the west end of the village stands the imposing Cat and Bagpipes Public House at the top of the hill that leads down to the well used Cricket Club pitch and on towards Northallerton, just 7 miles away.

Marion Archer,
May 5, 2020, 1:05 AM
Marion Archer,
May 13, 2020, 7:10 AM