Appleton in Bloom was founded in 1993 and aims to "provide
long term improvements to the local environment and
to maximise community involvement in an activity that
anyone can enjoy, regardless of age or ability".
The group has entered Yorkshire in Bloom and the National
Britain in Bloom competitions and won
2007 Gold Award & Best Village in YiB
2008 Gold Award & Best Village in YiB
2002 RHS Silver Award in BiB
2004 RHS Silver-Gilt and Best Village in BiB
2009 RHS Gold in BiB
For more information contact Simon Golding 01609
For more than 25 years, Appleton Players have produced
a pantomime every January in The
Village Halll. Many village families have been involved
in one way or another over the years.
Preparations for the panto start in June at the AGM
with the selection of a director, the committee and
support team leaders. Auditions follow in late July/August
- all are welcome to audition for parts, including children
aged from 9 upwards. In addition, there are many other
back stage activities to support such as costume making,
scenery, lighting, props, refreshments etc and volunteers
to assist are always welcome. The emphasis is very much
on having fun as well as giving pleasure to our audiences.
To find out more about the Panto, contact Michelle Street
01609 881422 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are a number of activities within the recreation field. For more details see
The Activities Page
Wiske Walking Group
The Walking Group is a social group that walk once a
month on a Saturday or Sunday. Walks vary in length
with a maximum of about 7 miles. During the summer there
may also be a monthly evening walk of 3-4 miles.
Check the Village Noticeboard
for details of the next walk.
Contact Angela Carling- tel : 01609 881817 or Beryl Thompson 01609 881048
Meet on Wednesday evenings (in term time) 6:30 - 8:00 p.m at The
For girls and boys aged 8 to 10.
Contact Paula Spence 01609 881251
Meet on Monday evenings (in term time) 6.30 - 8pm at
The Village Hall.
For girls 10 - 15 years.
Contact Sheila Stainthorpe 01609 882696
& Toddler Group
Wednesday mornings 9 - 11am (term time only) in The
A wide range of activities for babies, toddlers and
Just come along on the day.
Contact Yvonne 01642 700896
Tuesday mornings 9.30 - 10am (term time only) upstairs
in The Wesleyan Methodist
Chapel during the coffee morning.
An informal gathering for carers and their babies and
toddlers. Sing along to action songs and play with musical
Contact Karen Portsmouth 01609 881253
Sunday Mornings 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evenings 6:30 p.m.
Contact Angie (07837006485) email@example.com
The YCA meet on the second Wednesday of every month
(usually 7.30pm) in The
Village Hall. It is a social group for fun and friendship
which "aims to further the skill, knowledge and social
activities of its members and to preserve the heritage
Activities include trips, demonstrations, entertainment
and guest speakers. New members very welcome.
Contact Margaret Lamb 01609 881468
The Book Club was formed in July 2008 for the purpose
of sharing a love of reading(books) with other readers
of the village. The group meets once per month in the
home of one of the members to discuss a chosen book,
its author and the historical context. The books are
obtained from Northallerton Library.