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Posts from November 2018

Whether it’s a ‘bah, humbug’ or a tasty chocolate advent calendar, you can’t avoid getting into the festive spirit. 
Of course, it’s the time for Christmas parties and events (be sure to book your taxi with us so you get come safely). 
And Ryedale is really pushing the boat out – or should that be Santa’s sleigh – with a whole host of activities across the region. 
So with the 1st December so comes one of the first Christmas Light switch ons, this time in picturesque Thornton le Dale. The lights look lovely above the shallow river that flows through the village. 
This year’s Remembrance Day fell on Sunday, which is quite rare. It was a day the world remembered: 11th November. 
Not only that but it was exactly 100 years since the Armistice of 1918 was signed. 
Following the bloodshed of World War One, which had entered its fifth year of conflict, the signing of the Armistice signalled much needed peace in Europe at 11am prompt – the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. 
Following the cessation of hostilities, German troops fell back behind the Rhine. 
So how did Armistice Day become Remembrance Sunday? 
Not far from Malton’s bustling town centre you’ll find Eden Camp, one of the world’s leading modern history theme museums. 
While events take place throughout the year, this award-winning attraction is well worth a visit at any time if you’re a history buff. 
The site, based just off the A169 Malton to Pickering road, has a landmark Spitfire in its grounds, so you know when you’ve arrived! 
So what’s so special about Eden Camp? 
The site, which occupies a large area and includes numerous themed huts and exhibits, was once a prisoner of war camp for Italian solders in the early 1940s. 
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