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Moor Monkton Marchers

Meeting up on the second Sunday of each month, the Marchers undertake a shortish walk, regardless of the weather and then retire to a hostelry for lunch.

The March walk was a great success. Starting from Wetherby, we enjoyed a circular route taking in Linton and Sicklinghall (and the ubiquitous pub lunch at Scotts Arms) then back via Stockeld Park and the old railway line. Bright sunshine and lively banter was the order of the day.

The April walk was a fine day out at Kirkham Abbey with brilliant, if unseasonable, weather. Thanks to Jackie and Dave for arranging.

A rare picture of us actually walking!

Provisionally the dates for the rest of the year are;

11th June
9th July
13th August
10th September
8th October
12th November
10th December

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Moor Monkton Gardening Club

The programme of events has been set for the coming year;


One of our number, Dr Alan Warwick, has discovered a 'Remarkable new tree'. Read all about it here.

3rd December 2015.

Garden Club members enjoyed an evening of Xmas decoration demonstrations by Sally Pickering and Ann Johnson followed by seasonal refreshments.

Sally opened the meeting by outlining some of the materials that can be gathered from the garden and hedgerow to make a variety of items to decorate the home.

Demonstrations of simple trees and tree decorations were followed by Ann who showed members how to make two different table centre pieces and a rustic wreath similar to those seen at Sissinghurst.

Sally showed examples of alternative wreaths and made a very simple ivy based wreath. She discussed how to make heart shaped bases and showed examples of several decorations that she had made for sale. Finally, members were shown how to make a traditional Xmas wreath using evergreen foliage, flowers and berries.

The evening concluded with sales of some of the decorations and ceramics that had been made by Ann and Sally.

As a result of all the encouraging comments made by members and visitors on the night, The garden club committee have decided to hold a similar event next year.

Kirk and Green Hammerton WI

Not strictly in Moor Monkton, but Local enough to be of interest, the WI meets usually on the 2nd Tuesday of each month in either Green or Kirk Hammerton village hall.  You can find out more by clicking here.

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At our meeting last Tuesday Alan Hunt award winning wildlife artist talked to us about his vast knowledge of the wildlife of the world, he has visited many countries photographing and sketching big cats, elephant’s zebras and many other species. The photograph of him and the silverback gorillas took him approx. 3 months to complete and he often works on commissions now he is semi-retired. The group found this to be a very interesting talk. .

Our next meeting will be our summer garden meeting on Tuesday 18th July and will be held with kind permission of Mrs Susan Bowe at her home in Green Hammerton. The meeting starts at 7.30 pm and we will share a faith supper. Contact Ann Johnson for information about the WI on 01904 738541 or e mail

Kirk Hammerton Baby and Toddler group

Again not in Moor Monkton, but quite near, the group meets every Wednesday during term time from 9.45am - 11.15am at Kirk Hammerton Village Hall.

The group is open to all carers of children aged from birth to two years.  There are a variety of toys for children to play with as well as a different craft activity each week.  The cost is £1.50 but the first session is free so please come along and give it a try.  For further details please see or email