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July 2018 - ....... a great discovery to find the Littlethorpe website, lovely to see a small community connecting and sharing information that is easily accessible for residents and visitors alike. Keep up this amazing work ❣️.
Mary Hawksworth
​May 2018 - This is a really informative, up-to-date and interesting website that keeps Littlethorpe people well-informed about what's happening. Well done!
John Edmonstone
​Littlethorpe
April 2018 - Quiz Night - Excellent evening; thanks for all the hard work and effort. We'll be back!!
Keith Pettitt
​Bishop Monkton
April 2018 - Quiz Night - Very enjoyable evening.
Janet Sweeney
​Ripon
April 2018 - Quiz Night - Good fun. Good supper. Fab company!
Dizzy Rascals
​Burton Leonard
​April 2018 - Quiz Night - I had no idea it was litter picking today. Sorry! More publicity needed!!
Eleanor Sharp
Littlethorpe
​​Thank you for coming to the quiz, I hope you enjoyed yourself; your support is appreciated. Just so you know for the future, the litter pick is advertised in 'Roundabout', on the Littlethorpe Village Hall Faceebook page and on the Littlethorpe Village website so sorry you missed it. Now that the Entertainments Committee have your emaii address you should be informed of their events.
​Editor
April 2018 - Quiz Night - Super quiz: excellent diction of the quizmaster and controlled reasonably by her minder.
​Tite/Curtis/Ankcorn
​Centre of the Universe
​April 2018 - Quiz Night - A superb fun-filled evening - great people, great quiz and delicious food!!
Maggie Hildreth
Newton-on-Ouse
​York
April 2018 - Quiz Night - Enjoyable evening.
Margaret Smith
Littlethorpe Park
​Ripon
​March 2018 - Mothering Sunday at St. Michael's - Thank you so much for the primulas, they were beautiful and so bright for this lovely Sunday morning. They will be given pride of place in my home.
Madeleine Staniland Dixon
​Ripon
​​March 2018 - Mothering Sunday  at St. Michael's -Thank you so much for the primulas given to every lady on Mothering Sunday. They are so bright and pretty. They will look a treat on my window sill where I can look at them while working at the sink and thank God for my precious family!
Carol Edmonstone
​Littlethorpe
​February 2018 - Lived at Azerton, Littlethorpe Lane from birth to 1954. Is it still there? Our church was St. Michael's, Littlethorpe from an early age until we moved to Magdalen Road, Ripon (Ripon Cathedral) where my mother started 1st Ripon Girl Guides. 
​Sister Diana M. J. Burton (nee Collins)
​02089508012
​(Using a friend's email)
December 2017 - Santa Lucia Carol Service - Chris enjoyed the refreshments. Jan thought the whole experience a joy to behold.
Jan & Chris Laker
​Of no fixed abode
Travelled from the far east

December 2017 - Santa Lucia Carol Service - Lovely service. Needed to be warned to have torches to read words of carols when lights turned off!
​Sue Anckorn
​Littlethorpe
October 2017 - Quiz - We'll be back!
Peruvian Highlights
​Littlethorpe/Ripon
October 2017 - Quiz - Sport round difficult! Quizmaster coped well under pressure!
Roly Curtis
​Littlethorpe
October 2017 - Quiz - A good fun evening. Lovely food too!
Cooks & Copseys
Littlethorpe Park
​Ripon
​October 2017 - Quiz - Excellent organisation - wonderful evening!
​Not the Railway Children
​Littlethorpe
​October 2017 - Quiz - A superb, fun night with well researched and varied questions. The communal supper is always a highlight. Already looking forward to the next one.
Helen MacKenzie
Ripon
​October 2017 - I have sent out a `message alert` to Simon Hannam`s sister Vicky to let her know that another friend wishes to get in touch with her brother.  He does seem very popular!
Liz Tite
Littlethorpe 
​​October 2017 - Hello, I have been reading your site and came across an old friend's name. I have been looking for Simon Hannam myself and would like to know if it is the same Simon Hannam who lived in Littlethorpe, Ox Close? Could you please pass my details to Simon if you know how to contact him. Thanks.
Nigel Stanley/Shipman
nigelstanley68@hotmail.com
October 2017 - Harvest Festival - A big thank you to all who contributed and helped.
Peter & Iris
​St. Michael's Church Wardens
October 2017 - Harvest Festival - Lovely inspiring service from Rev. Ken and the church looked amazing. The Littlethorpe ladies have done a fantastic job once again.
Mr. & Mrs. Routledge
​Littlethorpe
October 2017 - Harvest Festival - Beautifully decorated church, lovely service - organist had a shocker. 
p.s. I was the organist.
Jeremy Banyard
​Ripon
​North Yorkshire
October 2017 - Harvest Festival - Wonderful happy occasion. Superb flowers. Very uplifting. Friendly crowd.
​Roly Curtis
​Littlethorpe
​October 2017 - Harvest Festival - Beautiful colourful harvest arrangements. Well arranged music. Well attended service.
Katherine Kay
Boroughbridge
​North Yorkshire
​September 2017 - Railway Reinstatement Meeting - Thank you to the almost 80 people who attended the open meeting on 18th September. The level of support for opposition to Ripon City Council's proposal to reinstate the railway line running through Bishop Monkton, Littlethorpe and the south of Ripon was really gratifying. The views of the meeting have already been communicated to Ripon City Council, the County Council and the local MP.
John Edmonstone
​Littlethorpe
September 2017 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - A most impressive garden, very creatively designed. Everything is exceptionally well maintained.
​Simon & Christina Hoare
Ripon
​North Yorkshire
September 2017 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - Simply outstanding, amazing! Tea and cakes superb - all staff first class. You sell yourselves short - could have charged more. Thank you so much.
Mary Smith
Sowerby
​North Yorkshire
​September 2017 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - Very beautiful. Lovely day out. Stunning. The cakes were amazing. p.s. See you next year.
Susan Moorhouse & Joan Hazel
Keighley
​West Yorkshire
​September 2017 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - We've enjoyed the scenery and learnt some more, rounded off with excellent refreshments. A good day out.
Sowerby
Brompton on Swale
​North Yorkshire
September 2017 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - Beautiful garden, well worth the trip. Excellent cakes.
Gill Hillman
Aysgarth
North Yorkshire
​September 2017 - Fly Tipping - Fly tipping extreme..... Looks like some moron(s) have dumped a stripped out caravan on the unofficial passing place 100yds beyond Potters Farm on Pottery Lane towards Knaresborough Road. Charming!
Tony Burgin
Littlethorpe 
August 2017 - Open Gardens - Littlethorpe House was amazing. The Yew hedge was stunning and in keeping with the character of the house. The hollyhocks were wonderful. We also liked the peepholes which gave a different view of the garden.
Sharon
Bingley
​West Yorkshire
Lynne
Skipton
 North Yorkshire
Susan
Baildon
​West Yorkshire
August 2017 - Open Gardens - It was lovely to visit a variety of gardens as all were very different. It was interesting to see, at Kirkella, what can be done with a small plot.
Xanthe Price
Littlethorpe
Leanda & Steve van Noort
​Ripon
​North Yorkshire
August 2017 - Open Gardens - Greencroft - A lovely garden and it wasn't raining!
Mr. & Mrs. Queenan
​York
​July 2017 - Garden Party - I'd like to blow the horn for my mum, Sylvia Grice MBE, for once again hosting a magnificent garden party. The food was supreme, the cakes divine, the company exemplary. And over £1000 raised for her chosen charities. Well done mum xx
Helen Mackenzie
Ripon
​North Yorkshire
​July 2017 - Trevor's Retirement - What a party! And what fun, even if it were tinged with sadness. Thank you to everyone for the magnificent send-off (momentum!) you gave me on June 25th. I shall remember it always.
​Thank you also for the wondeful array of farewell presents - the photo album and personal cards to me, all the Burnley memorabilia and the most generous gift of a cheque. I am deeply touched by all your love and generosity. My thanks to those who provided and prepared the sumptuous spreads: what more can I say?
​And with all the claret and blue decor, Burnley can't fail to win the Premiership next season!
I have enormously enjoyed my three years among you all at Littlethorpe. In my early bereavement you came into my life and were truly a Godsend.
​I have not decided yet on what to spend the money you gave me. I want to buy something which will remind me of all your kindness and our shared ministry in our village. Since I hope to do some more writing, a desk would seem a most appropriate purchase: I'll let you know what transpires!
​I shall always remember you in my prayers. Jennifer and I are determined that wherever we eventually live, we shall join you all in worship at St. Michael's from time to time.
Until then, may GOD bless you all.
My love and sincerest thanks once again.

Trevor Vaughan
​Ripon
​​​June 2017 - Trevor's Retirement - You are one in a million Trevor, it's a blessing to know you. ENJOY your retirement, here is wishing you many happy times to come.
​Sue Eddleston
Ripon
​North Yorkshire
​June 2017 - Village Barbecue -The barbie was excellent as usual with wonderful company in beautiful surroundings. Thanks to Rob and Sue for letting us invade their garden. Thanks to the Entertainment Committee for all of the arrangements and special thanks to whoever organised the weather. What a beautiful day. 
Martin Winterburn
​Littlethorpe
​May 2017 - Hi, my name is Mark. I was at the race meeting on 12th May and met a lady who had a son called Oliver who would be about 5ish.  I was wondering if you could assist me trying to trace her to see if they will be going to the race meeting on Sunday 21st May.  Any information would help on how to find this lady.
Mark Fletcher
​m.fletcher2@hotmail.com
April 2017 - APM - It was nice to meet everybody this evening. Hopefully we can create a nature reserve worthy of the area.
Adam Mathwig
Bedale
​North Yorkshire
​April 2017 - Quiz Night (Roly's poem) - Bravo, Roly! I can just hear him reciting that! We do miss Littlethorpe and all the great folks there!
Kate Taylor Warren
Aurora
Colorado
​USA
​April 2017 - Quiz Night - Self esteem at an all-time low. Great night, good food - thank goodness for small mercies.
Roly Curtis
​Littlethorpe
​April 2017 - Quiz Night - A lovely evening of fun and failure!
Leanda and Steven van Noort
Ripon
​North Yorkshire
April 2017 - Quiz Night - A great light-hearted social evening.
Christine and Michael Wilson
Boroughbridge
​North Yorkshire
April 2017 - Quiz Night - Sports round please!
The Splix Team
​Littlethorpe
April 2017 - Quiz Night - One of our most enjoyable evenigs. The food was amazing, everyone so friendly. We will come again even if we couldn't win!
Beryl Payne
Ripon
​North Yorkshire
​April 2017 - Quiz Night - Lovely food. Kind people. Raffle.
Angela
Harrogate
​North Yorkshire
​April 2017 - Quiz Night- A brilliant, fun night with great company, fab food and an ultra hard quiz (with no sport round - we are 2 PE teachers!)
Helen and John MacKenzie
Ripon
​North Yorkshire
April 2017 - Quiz Night - Enjoyable quiz. Friendly people. Lovely food!
Janet Sweeney
Ripon
​North Yorkshire
April 2017 - Quiz Night - Good fun and educational.
L. Smith
​Littlethorpe
​​​March 2017 - Mankin Lane - I don't know if you've walked down Mankin Lane recently. I walk down it every day and over the last few months a new settlement has gradually appeared in the field north of the lane.
Initially, a pigeon 'cree' appeared and I enjoy watching the homing pigeons on their morning fly out. Then a chicken shed - nice to hear the cock crowing. Then a flock of geese (also have a shelter) and it's so funny to watch their shenanigans. The gentleman also has sheep. I think it's great as it's like an old fashioned farmyard.
Gerry Spoors
​Littlethorpe
March 2017 - Mettapalayam Coffee Morning - I really enjoyed looking at the photos and information about Mettapalayam. Good to be able to support such a worthwhile cause.
Helen Page
Ripon
​North Yorkshire
​March 2017 - Mettapalayam Coffee Morning - A superb venue for this wonderful small charity, Friends of Mettapalayam. Excellent cakes and Indian crafts. Superb dried flower cards. Great to know every penny will go to the charity - little admin charges.
Glyn Harper
Pickhill (near Thirsk)
​North Yorkshire
​March 2017 - Mettapalayam Coffee Morning - This is a very good hall for events for charities. Today the Mettapalayam charity has been good.
Sue Fairman
Ripon
​North Yorkshire
​February 2017 - Supper with Simon - We thought that it was a 'crackling' good evening.
Liz & Richard Tite
Littlethorpe
​A witty reference to the pork supper, I think. Very clever!!! - Editor
February 2017 - Supper with Simon - A brilliant night with great singing, dancing and food.
Mandy Downes & Co.
​Littlethorpe
​February 2017 - Supper with Simon - Wonderful evening with a great mix of music (and food). Let's do it again!
Carol Edmonstone
​Littlethorpe
​February 2017 - Supper with Simon - Fantastic evening. Food excellent, music brilliant and company exquisite.
Rob Ankcorn
​Littlethorpe
​February 2017 - Supper with Simon - Another good night in the village hall which was missed by many! Food was brilliant and Simon wasn't bad either. More please!!
Martin Winterburn
​Littlethorpe
​January 2017 - Dear Sandra, On Jan. 17th of this year I sent you an email asking for help to try & trace someone from the Hannam family. As I said in that email," You were my last hope". For the last twelve months, I have been tryng to find Simon Hannam, the son of Di & the late John Hannam, whom I had finally tracked down to Littlethorpe through a contact in Swinderby, Linc's, where they used to live many years ago. What an experience that was.
Simon Hannnam & my son Daniel,  back in the early 1970s,  were great friends & were connected together like a couple of magnets & the truth is now coming out about what they used to get up to in those days including drinking my home made wine!
During the last 12 months, I have trawled the internet  & through the bt internet telephone directory have visited every city & town in Yorkshire looking for the Hannam name to no avail.
Thanks to Sandra, Chris Laker & an unknown person, who made the connection with Mrs. Hannam in Grewelthorpe where she now lives, I  have found Simon.

After 41 years & never having seen or spoken to each other in that time, they were re-united on Friday last, the day of the USA presidential inauguration. Simon tells me that they spoke at length until 1:15 am Saturday morning. I would add that my son has lived & continues to live in Colorado, USA, & has done so for the past 32 years.
Thanks again to the aforementioned people who have helped me reunite two long lost friends.

Geoff Whitaker
​Hay-onWye
Herefordshire
​I'm glad  we were able to help. Liz Tite was instrumental in contacting the Hannam family - Editor ​​
​​​January 2017 - Dear Sandra, My name is Mr. Whitaker and I live in Herefordshire. I am trying to locate some friends for my son who lives in America. He has not seen or heard from them for many years. Their last  known address was in your village of Littlethorpe. There name is Hannem. I think this is my last chance of finding them. If you can help me trace them or any of their 4 chidren, I would be most grateful. Many thanks.
Geoff Whitaker
Herefordshire
If you think you can help, please let me know and I will put you in touch with Geoff - Editor
                                                                                      
​​​December 2016 - Omilettes Book Launch - It was an excellent evening.
Christine Winterburn
​Littlethorpe
October 2016 - Talking Heads - Brilliant - such an enjoyable evening.
Alyson Dawson
​Littlethorpe
October 2016 - Talking Heads - Excellent performance and very welcoming village!
Sheila Mowatt
Husthwaite
​North Yorkshire
​October 2016 - Talking Heads - Most enjoyable evening. Always a tonic to have a good laugh.
Florence Mitchell
​Littlethorpe
Ocotber 2016 - Talking Heads - Great entertainment. How do you remember all that? Well worth it. Thanks.
Anon
Ripon
​North Yorkshire
Ocotber 2016 - Talking Heads - Excellent performance delivered by a solo artist who was word perfect - really enjoyable and funny. The free ice-creams in the interval were enjoyed by all. Well done Entertainments Committee - more of the same please.
Jan Laker
​Littlethorpe
Ocotber 2016 - Talking Heads - Very entertaining, the performance and story very good. Thank you.
Anon
Ripon
​North Yorkshire
​October 2016 - Talking Heads - Really excellent - the flower arranger was most familiar. Has Alan Bennett been to St. Michael's, Littlethorpe?
Richard Tite
​Littlethorpe
​October 2016 - Talking Heads - FANTASTIC PRODUCTION! How does she remember it all?
Michael Montgomery
​Littlethorpe
October 2016 - Talking Heads - Excellent performance of a perceptively cynical insight into life.
Robert & Caroline Forber
Sharow
​North Yorkshire
October 2016 - Talking Heads - Great evening - fab choc ices and I won a raffle prize!
Eleanor Sharp
​Littlethorpe
October 2016 - Talking Heads - A very different evening's entertainment. Excellent!
Sue Ankcorn
​Littlethorpe
October 2016 - Rotary Quiz - A real enjoyable evening, good wholesome food, would come again.
Peter & Jill Barnfather
Ripon
​North Yorkshire
October 2016 - Rotary Quiz - Very good evening. Thoroughly enjoyable. Lovely food. Many thanks.
Les & Margaret Smith
​Littlethorpe
October 2016 - Rotary Quiz - Great evening. Thanks.
Kevin Gay
Sharow
​North Yorkshire
October 2016 - Rotary Quiz - A fun night out!
Annie Gray
​Littlethorpe
​October 2016 - Rotary Quiz - A good evening but WE WOZ ROBBED!
John Edmonstone
​Littlethorpe
October 2016 - Reunion - Spot the face! Big thanks to Michelle and Suzanne for a cracking night. Great to see so many "old" faces from the past!​ Cheers.
Steve Emsley
Marton cum Grafton
​North Yorkshire
​October 2016 - Reunion - Wonderful reunion. Thank you to Margaret and girls for arranging such a lovely evening. Lovely food.
Florence Mitchell & Susan Quinn
​Littlethorpe
October 2016 - Reunion - Wow, just as well my sister was with me to keep me right but great to see neighbours from 11 & 12 South View.
Lesley Garthwaite-Bruce
Macduff
Aberdeenshire
​Scotland
​October 2016 - Reunion - A wonderful night and a real pleasure to see so many friends of long ago living in Littlethorpe. Well done to Margaret and the girls.
Kath Emsley
Boroughbridge
​North Yorkshire
​October 2016 - Reunion - Very successful evening Margaret and her daughters put on.
Joan Wilkinson
​Littlethorpe
​October 2016 - Reunion - You have made a night that will be remembered for the rest of everyone's life. Well done.
Irene Sowerby
​Boroughbridge
​North Yorkshire
October 2016 - Reunion - We enjoy the Roundabout book. Think tonight's get together has been a wonderful reunion and the food was very good. Nice to meet up with people that lived in Littlethorpe.
Joan Harker
Ripon
​North Yorkshire
October 2016 - Reunion - Brilliant to see everyone. Enjoyed.
Linda Metcalfe
​Littlethorpe
October 2016 - Reunion - Everyone looks older but still recognisable. Good to reminisce. Super night. Lots of old photos.
​Roly Curtis
​Littlethorpe
October 2016 - Reunion - Great village hall reunion catching up with all the kids I grew up with.
Karen Kidd (Nee Elsegood)
Ravensworth
​North Yorkshire
​October 2016 - Harvest - Enjoyed Friday's service, the supper afterwards with all the home-made produce so tasty - I loved it. Also the church flower arrangements are beautiful.
Alvrea King
​Littlethorpe
October 2016 - Harvest - Service enjoyed. Decoration of the church beautiful.
Christine Curtis
​Littlethorpe
October 2016 - Harvest - After many years of attending harvest suppers, this was wonderful. Many thanks to all the people who put on a great supper.
Joan Harker
​Ripon (Spent many years in Littlethorpe)
October 2016 - Harvest - Absolutely splendid!
Margaret Lloyd-Hughes
​Littlethorpe
​October 2016 - Harvest - The church looks beautiful and the harvest supper was wonderful. Thank you to all involved.
Florence Mitchell
​Littlethorpe
​October 2016 - Harvest - A lovely heart-warming experience.
Sylvia Grice & Elizabeth Thompson
Littlethorpe Road
​Ripon
October 2016 - Harvest - Wonderful!
Valerie Williams
Bishop Monkton
​North Yorkshire
October 2016 - Harvest - How wonderful to see the church filled with flowers, fruit and vegetables, a TRADITION that seems to be dying out in so many churches. The absolutely delicious supper was a fitting end ot the harvest celebration. Sincere thanks to all those who made it happen!
Margaret Plunkett
​Littlethorpe
​October 2016 - Harvest - It was a splendid, happy occasion.
Judith Steele
​Littlethorpe
October 2016 - Harvest Supper - Such a lovely evening, seeing friends, neighbours and family come together for wonderful food and conversation. Thanks to Christine et al for arranging everything.
Nicola Routledge
​Littlethorpe
October 2016 - Harvest Supper - Very good. Good company, good food, good evening.
Yvonne Coupe
​Sharow (Littlethorpe adoptee)
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - Lovely gardens, nice cakes. Beautiful setting. Thank you.
Lynne, Oliver & Barbara
Leeds
West Yorkshire
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - beautiful gardens.
Matilda Ward (Age 7)
Honley
West Yorkshire
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - So many different areas - great ideas for experimenting.
Elizabeth Walmsley
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - A magical space full of surprises hidden on the other side of the canal. Thank you for sharing your wonderful space!
Miss Sharon Snith, Wendy Snith & Dorothy Jackson
Ripon, Yeadon & Ripon
North and West Yorkshire
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - We've been here for 5 minutes -a lovely welcome, help from the men running the car park, tucking into cakes and tea now. We already have a plant in the creche - Honorine Jobert. Delicious cakes as we remember from visits when our children were young. Thank you...... Now on to the gardens! Thank you.
Lou & Alvis Bilenk
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - A fabulous garden(s) & outstanding hospitality provided by Littlethorpe Village Hall folk - how very kind.
Tony & Caroline Glenton
Rothbury
Northumberland
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - I'm glad I don't have to cut all that box! (Biddy's ex gardener and dughter)
Ian Dale & Louise Bowman
Smelthouses & Thirsk
North Yorkshire
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - Wonderful garden experience. So much to see and such a variety of planting. Cakes delicious! Altogether a very good way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Gill Young
Harrogate
North Yorkshire
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - Beautiful garden. Delicious cakes. We will visit again.
Mr. & Mrs. House
Pontefract
West Yorkshire
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - Lovely design, enjoyed water features. Like colour choices and all the trimmed trees and hedges, Well done.Thank you for a lovely day.
Simon & Ginny
Northallerton
North Yorkshire
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - Wonderful to walk round - most pleasant to see - a very enjoyable day.
John & Pauline Ducker
Gate Helmsley
North Yorkshire
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - Inspirational! An absolute pleasure and we were made most welcome from the moment we set foot on the drive, we will be back! Special thanks to your marvellous Village Hall Committee and their helpers for 'gold star' teas.
June Robinson, family & friends
Boston Spa
West Yorkshire
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - Wonderful property - so well tended especially the hedges. Also a very well organised event. Please open again - perhaps in each season.
Roger & Deana Webb
Norton le Clay
North Yorkshire
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - A wonderful garden, peaceful and tranquil and a credit to the gardener!
Mrs. K. Emsley
Boroughbridge but previously of Littlethorpe
North Yorkshire
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - Thank you for an inspirational garden.
Dawn
Hutton Rudby
North Yorkshire
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - Super gardens, so well maintained and some clever ideas. Great teas too. Everything well organised. Loved it all!
Celia & Tim
Harrogate
North Yorkshire
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - Splendid to see the garden in all its glory having attended the talk with photos at Derwent Diggers G. C. earlier in the year.
D. & J.A. Newton
Malton
North Yorkshire
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - Lovely pavlova, orange cake and scones.
Trevor & Sue
Harmby
North Yorkshire
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - A beautiful garden - everything so well organised - congratulations! My tea and scone was delicious. Well done.
Mrs. Bethy Grant
Prudhoe
Northumberland
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - The garden is inspirational, wonderful planting throughout. The tea was delicious, if not the BEST!
Mr. & Mrs. G. Howard
Markington
North Yorkshire
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - WOW!!
Barbara
Thirsk
North Yorkshire
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - Thank you for welcoming us to your many lovely gardens and for arranging the sunshine.
Janet & Hugh Turner
Gargrave
North Yorkshire
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - Absolutely wonderful. A lovely surprise. So many beautiful plants and very good coffee cake. Very well done. Top marks!!
Chris & Audrey Whelan
Copt Hewick
North Yorkshire
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - First class in every way. Well worth the visit.
Mr. & Mrs. Kitchen
Bishop Monkton
North Yorkshire
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - A fantastic day - £6 well spent. The gardens are amazing - well kept - very educational - learned a few new ideas - well done to all the team - fantastic - what a great job. p.s. Just fabulous. Thank you.
Susan Moorhouse
Keighley
West Yorkshire
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - Beautiful!! Will love to come back 2017.
Anonymous
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - Very enjoyable.
KPR
Thirsk
North Yorkshire
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - Superb gardens: unbelievable for this time of the year. Really well organized with friendly staff.
Mr. & Mrs. Lyons
Horstorth
West Yorkshire
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - Superb tea & cake. Loveley atmosphere! Many thanks.
Anne Ogden
North Stainley
North Yorkshire
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - Had a lovely afternoon.
Alison & Keith Salisbury
Birstwith
North Yorkshire
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - Beautiful gardens, lots to see, something for everybody. Have taken lots of ideas away with me. Friendly staff and refreshments lovely and plentiful. Well done!!
Carole Montague
Crewe
Cheshire
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - Beautiful garden. Sunny afternoon and enjoyed tea and cake. Service was particularly good.
Sheila Duckett
Melmerby
North Yorkshire
September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - Beautifully designed garden with a great variety of features. Inspiring cutting garden. Excellent refreshments. Please have an open day in the winter so we can see the winter planting.
Caroline
​Wilsill
​North Yorkshire
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - Very impressed and well organised. Lovely teas.
Jill Clark
Harrogate
​North Yorkshire
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - Wonderful show with such variety. Thanks for sharing your garden with us. Good tea and cake after our tour.
Pat Vose & Tony Martin
Wetherby
North Yorkshire
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - Wonderful garden and wonderful catering on a lovely day. Lots of preparation and a lot of organisation. Hope you have made lots of money.
Carolyn Whitehead
York

​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - Very good. Excellent planting. Lots of late summer interest.
Yvonne Bruen
York
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - Thank you to the cake bakers and gardeners. Nice ponds.
Beth (Age 9)
Burton Leaonard
North Yorkshire
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - Great planting structure, textures and colours. Beautiful lawns especially around the fountains lawn. All the hard work from the gardening team has resulted in a wonderful free flowing and manicured garden with relaxing places to sit and contemplate.
Ann Skinner
Wetherby
North Yorkshire
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - An excellent afternoon, wonderful gardens, superb afternoon teas. Thank you.
Diane Verity
Ripon
North Yorkshire
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - What a wonderful garden! We were delighted to see such innovative design and a very high standard of maintenance. All credit to the highly skilled gardeners who work here.
Sandra and John Ellis
Moorsley
Durham

​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - Very beautiful surroundings, cake and company.
Sheila K
Harrogate
​North Yorkshire
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - The gardens were varied and extensive - a delight to visit. We especially enjoyed the lake and fountain and summer-house. The cakes were WONDERFUL too!
Branson family
Middlesborough
​North Yorkshire
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - 1. There should be parking for disabled drivers with  a blue badge. 2. A marvellous display of cakes but as I am diabetic, some sandwiches would have been appreciated.
Peter Morris
Harrogate
North Yorkshire
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - Perfect setting, you've worked so hard to create an idyllic garden, even down to a wild bee hive!! Lovely carrot cake too. Thank you.
Leworth
Bratton Fleming
North Devon
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - Outstanding garden, stunning plants. One of the best we've visited under NGS this year.
Sue and Mike Hodgson
Carthorpe
Bedale
North Yorkshire
​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - Beautiful garden and a very good attendance. Very well organised and fantastic teas. An enjoyable afternoon outing.
Rob and Jan
Harrogate
North Yorkshire
September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - Wonderful selection of plants and well laid out garden.​M. Miles
Harrogate
North Yorkshire

​September 2016 - Littlethorpe Manor Open Gardens - So beautiful and so well organised! Perfection!!
Liz and Anne
Kirkby Overblow 
North Yorkshire
August 2016 -  Paint the post-box gold! Many congratulations to our Jack Laugher on his recent Olympic triumph. I reckon most of Littlethorpe was glued to the TV screen on the night of August 10th. We are all proud of our famous Littlethorpian!
Trevor Vaughan
Ripon
North Yorkshire ​
​August 2016 - ​I have recently been looking at the ​village website and feel that ​words of appreciation are in order ​for what you are doing with it. ​It looks great, thank you. 
​Rob Ankcorn
​Littlethorpe
​August 2016 - What a marvellous result for Jack and his partner Chris Mears in the 3m springboard in Rio last night. Support is growing to paint the letterbox in the wall at 'The Beeches' gold!
Liz and Richard Tite
Littlethorpe
​August 2016 - Well done Jack. I was very excited.
Chloe Roberts
Glynneath
West Glamorgan

​August 2016 - Thank you to everyone who donated cakes to and visited the Open Gardens.
Jacky Barber
Littlethorpe

​June 2016 - ​Musical Extravaganza - ​I thought it was absolutely fantastic. ​I thoroughly enjoyed the evening. ​I've been to lots of similar concerts and this was the best. 
Frances Richardson
​Littlethorpe
​June 2016 - ​Musical Extravaganza - ​So much musical skill - ​I thoroughly enjoyed it! ​We were serenaded and had our spirits lifted.
Yvonne Coupe
Sharow  
North Yorkshire
​June 2016 - ​Congratulations to Gerry and June for the musical evening. ​It was the best night we've had for years.  I loved the atmosphere and hope we have more.
Glenys Gittings
​Ripon
North Yorkshire
​May 2016  - ​Thank you to everyone who supported my coffee morning.
​Kate Gray
​Littlethorpe
​May 2016 - ​Well done Jack!
​Chloe Roberts (Aged 9)
​Glynneath
​West Glamorgan
​April 2016 - ​APM - ​What a good turn out. ​Great to hear about all the village activities.
John Edmonstone
​Littlethorpe
​April 2016 - ​APM - ​First meeting we have attended. ​Short, succinct and informative. ​Thank you for inviting us.
Kate and John Gunstone
​Motot Boat Club (RMBC)
​April 2016 - ​APM - ​Always enjoy supporting the open meeting ​and I am here if anyone requires assistance.
Ian Galloway
​District Councillor 
​March 2016 - ​Quiz - ​Great fun as always! Many thanks Sandra and Christine.
John Edmonstone
​Littlethorpe
​March 2016 - ​Wouldn't miss the quiz for the world ​A fab, fun evening - ​well done to Sandra and Chris ​for ​organising.
​Helen & John Mackenzie
Ripon
North Yorkshire
​March 2016 -​Quiz - ​Cherrific ​Chris and Sandra. ​When's the next one?
Tite, Anckorn, Curtis  
Littlethorpe
​March 2016 -​Always enjoy the Littlethorpe quiz - ​Great atmosphere and great fun. ​Thank you.
​Paul Hildreth   
​Newton-on-Ouse
York
January 2016 - Here are 2 postcards I have c.1910.
The only link I have to your area is a name stamped on the back which is Thomas Loxton, Littlethorpe.......no other clues. Was he the man on the horse or the photographer??
 Does anyone recognise the event or house?
 Any suggestions would help.

Alan Pugh
Leeds
West Yorkshire

January 2016 - Thank you for your wonderful coverage of events etc. at St Michael's; it's a joy to read!
Rev. Trevor Vaughan
Ripon
NorthYorkshire
January 2016 - Living in South Wales, I don't get back to Littlethorpe very often so it was lovely to be there over Christmas. I met Trevor Vaughan, had a chat with Iris Alderson and it was also good to talk to Joan Harker who used to be my swimming teacher at Ripon Spa Baths.
Paul Roberts
Rassau
Blaenau Gwent
December 2015 - We had two delightful services at Christmas when the children played a significant part.
The St Lucia carol service started with the congregation in darkness, to be lit by candles carried by  St. Lucia (Rebecca Ryder) and her attendants processing importantly down the aisle to the music of the St. Lucia Carol.
The attendants were Eva, Marielle, Celeste, Charlotte, Tilly, Freya and Ella. They looked positively angelic and were much admired by their families and the congregation.
The Ryder family also added to the magic of this traditional service, Jacob sang the first verse of "Once in Royal David's City" very confidently and Charlie read the first lesson without a hitch! The Gray family was also proud of son Daniel who read the lesson from St. Luke with mature confidence.
The "icing on the cake" at the end of the service were the mince pies and chocolates! A memorable time was had by all.
 
On Christmas Eve the children brought the characters of the Christmas story to place in the crib. They carefully carried the figures of Mary, Joseph, shepherds, angel , animals and baby Jesus and positioned them to recreate the scene of the stable in Bethlehem.
It was lovely to see so many children , including visitors from Norway, being involved, making the story of the birth of Jesus so much more memorable.
Father Trevor concluded the service by teaching us all a  song  with actions, based on an African folk tune, counting from one, the little bitty baby, wrapped in swaddling clothes, up to ten, the ten commandments.
It was great fun, even the "older" ones enjoyed it . It doesn't do any harm to test the brain cells sometimes!
Our vicar has a superb empathy with the children. Let's hope they will join us more often. They certainly are appreciated.
Margaret Plunkett
Ripon
North Yorkshire
December 2015 - We just wanted to say what a wonderful service again. We have been to a number of the Santa Lucia services over the years and this was again fantastic.  Particular favourites of ours are the readings and the carol solos by the children, excellent to witness and be part of.
As always, the service was run with military precision and with the usual warmth one can expect from the welcoming congregation of Littlethorpe.
The church holds many fond memories for our family and we are forever blown away by the impeccable interior as well as the community spirit that Littlethorpe church offers. Quintessentially British!
The Perry Family
Harrogate
North Yorkshire
December 2015 - What a lovely start to Christmas at St. Michael's. Lovely to see all the young children taking part. What a wonderful seasonal event which as usual was very well supported by the village.
Christine Curtis
Littlethorpe
December 2015 - The Santa Lucia Carol Service on Sunday was lovely and I really enjoyed it. It was good to see the church so full. Well done to everyone who contributed before, during and after the service.
Dorothy Furniss
Dacre Banks
North Yorkshire
November 2015 - Well done to everyone who made the coffee morning such a success. I'm looking forward to the cakes we bought! The raffle was hilarious and great fun. Good to see so many old and new faces.
John Edmonstone
Littlethorpe
November 2015 - I love that chocolate cake! (Comment made at the coffee morning)
Ella Mary Curtis (Age 5)
Littlethorpe
November 2015 - I wasn't surprised at the number of villagers who came to support the coffee morning in aid of St. Michael's Church. A big 'Thank you' to the volunteer helpers who, as always, turned out to prepare and run the occasion.
Peter Moss
Littlethorpe
November 2015 - The coffee morning was a fabulous morning enjoyed by all. Beautifully baked cakes and gorgeous Christmas decorations. Fantastic to see so many people getting into the Christmas spirit.
Ruth Curtis
Littlethorpe
November 2015 - Congratulations on the spectacular pictures of the 'murmurating' starlings from the canal which you captured against a lovely dusky pink sky. All sorts of shapes that the birds make whilst making these continuous manoeuvres can be imagined - one of them resembles a running fox. We've heard that several people have been down to the canal to see this spectacle.
Liz Tite
Littlethorpe 
November 2015 - St. Michael's had a very good attendance at our Remembrance Day Service. The Exhortation was read by a member of the congregation, Mr. Brian Render, an ex-Coldstream Guard. For the first time, we used a recording of the Last Post and Reveille, which added to the poignancy of the Acr of Remembrance. Our thanks go to Mr. Forder for his generosity in providing us with this facility.
Rev. Trevor Vaughan
Ripon
North Yorkshire
November 2015 - We had a wonderful night as always at the Littlethorpe quiz on 31st October. You are always made to feel so welcome and it really is a very entertaining evening. The home-made supper was delicious and we can thoroughly recommend this as a great night out.
Maggie & Paul Hildreth
Newton-On-Ouse
York
November 2015 - Witch Quiz  The quiz in the Village Hall at Halloween was great fun. I'm glad we weren't the only contenders for the booby prize. However our age did show in confusing the 'Twitter' logo for the 'Unicef' logo; and we could not have expected to know the singles titles from the 90s and 00s or that China had only one time zone. On the plus side we collected so many raffle prizes that Christmas shopping is no longer necessary. Congratulations to the green witch Sandra Roberts doubling up as the question setter and arbitrator in several disputes and to Chris Winterburn for the amazing supper and support. A really enjoyable evening...thank you both.
Liz Tite
Littlethorpe
October 2015 - For the first time in many years, I was not available to help with the harvest decoration at St. Michael's. As always, the church looked beautiful and all thanks must go to the wonderful group of helpers who quietly turn up when required and work together as a team. Thank you also to those who donated produce which was taken to the Salvation Army after the service to be used or distributed as appropriate. We know that they welcome these gifts.
Iris Alderson
Bishop Monkton
North Yorkshire
October 2015 - Fifteen different exhibits from villagers whose work is in our village enhanced the traditional Harvest displays of flowers, fruit and vegetables. St. Michael's Church looked slendid, as visitors time and again expressed their delight - and surprise - at the variety of 'cottage industries' in Littlethorpe. As usual, Littlethorpe's refreshments (in the village hall) were straight from "The Great Bake Off"! Many visitors from Ripon and other towns remarked how our Harvest theme reminded them of the Harvest Festivals of their childhood. "A real village Harvest!" was a familiar comment.
St. Michael's would like to thank all those who contributed in so many ways to a most successful and memorable venture.
Rev. Trevor Vaughan
Ripon
North Yorkshire
August 2015 - I visited Littlethorpe to see the gardens which were open for the 'National Gardens Scheme'. I got ideas from Jackie about plants for my own garden and had a chat with Sally. Both gardens were beautiful and everyone was very friendly - a lovely afternoon.
                                           Jean Marshall
Dacre Banks
North Yorkshire