Annual Events in and around Welbury and the Rountons

This web page is based on the original Welbury information pack produced and collated by the Womens Institute in 2002. The information has been updated and extended to include useful information for adjacent villages with a particular emphasis on local events and facilities. Phone numbers have been shortened to show only the local dial code to avoid problems and private email addresses are displayed as images. Sorry but this means you have to type them in again to send someone an email.

Month Event
February Race night in Welbury village hall
April/May Touring theatre in Welbury village hall
June/July Puppy show at the kennels in West Rounton
Welbury WI summer lunch/ evening buffet
Rountons BBQ
July / Aug Rounton & Welbury Church's Summer Fetes
August Welbury village produce show in village hall
Rounton Roast Hog
October Rountons Harvest Supper
Rounton Pudding Fest
Trianne Choir

Christmas Turkey Domino Drive
December Children's Christmas party in Welbury village hall

Christmas Bingo in Rountons VH
Christmas Fair in Rountons village hall
Popular Science Lecture in Welbury Village Hall

Welbury Women's Institute meets the 3rd Thursday in every month (except December) in Welbury village hall. Contact Tina Race (secretary) 882615

Rountons Mothers Union meets the 1st Thursday in every month 7.30pm Rounton village hall. Contact Minnie Walls 882327

Rountons Craft Groupmeets the 4th Thursday in every month 7.30pm Rounton village hall. Contact Tanya Nightingale 882435

Yorkshire Countrywomen meets the 2nd Thursday in every month 7.30pm Rounton village hall. Contact Minnie Walls 882327

Rountons and Welbury Gazette delivered monthly contains details of each meeting/event in your local village halls please check the monthly listings for an informative guide to what's happening each month in Welbury and The Rountons. If you have any information to be included in the Gazette please contact Tanya Nightingale (882435) or Kate Lindo (882263) by the 15th of the month before it is to be included .


Welbury -a local history by A book presented to each household on the occasion of the Millennium

The Rountons - a brief history by Derek Lawton, Garden House Publishing

Walks in East and West Rounton by Aubrey Colling. Presented to each household in the Rountons in the Millenium.

Reprints of some walks now available from Roots Farm Shop. A self guided walk around the historic Arts&Crafts buildings of East Rounton is on sale in the Church as is a leaflet about Gertrude Bell and her memorial window in St Lawrences.



Appleton Wiske Post Office 01609 221208

Post Office opens Mon- Fri 9 -1 Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 2-5.30 Sat 9 -12.30
Shop Mon- Sat 8.30-1 Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 2-5.30 Sun 10-2

Village Mon-Fri Sat Sun
Appleton Wiske 4.45pm 11am 12noon
Deighton 5.00pm 11am none
East Rounton 4.15pm 9.45am 12noon
East Harlsey 4.15pm 11am 11.30am
Northallerton 6.30pm 12noon 1.30pm
Welbury 4.15pm 10am 12noon
West Rounton 4.15pm 10.30am


Hutton Rudby Surgery - Dr Diane Crawford 7/8 East Side, Hutton Rudby 01642 700993 local branch of

Mowbray House Surgery Malpas Road, Northallerton 01609 775281 Also has a branch surgery in Appleton Wiske village hall every Tuesday morning (9.30 -10.30). Medicines prescribed then are available for collection from the village shop Wednesday morning.

Mayford House Surgery Boroughbridge Road, Northallerton 01609 772105

For details on how to register as a NHS patient and General Dental Practitioner availability, contact NHS direct.
And if you find any dentist willing to accept adult NHS patients nearer than Scarborough or Newcastle please let us know!


24 hour help line 0845 4647


Friarage, Northallerton 01609 779911


Emergency 999
Northallerton High Street Station 01609 783131
Rural beat officer Stan Tongue 01609 789413

Welbury Springhill area contact Reg Bentham 882458
Rest of Welbury village contact Mr G Sharpe 882372
Rountons contact


Appleton Wiske County Primary 01609881398
Brompton Primary01609 772657
Sacred Heart RC Primary, Broomfield Road, Northallerton 01609 780971

Allertonshire, Brompton Road, Northallerton 01609772888
Northallerton College, Grammar School Lane 01609 773340

Mother & Toddler /Baby group Appleton Wiske village hall Wednesdays 9.30am to 11am

Appleton Wiske Pre-school Ofsted inspected. Funding for 3 and 4 year olds Open 9.15am to 11.45am Mon -Fri Contact Nicky on 882331 for further details

Qualified, experienced teacher Contact Pat Wade 882548

For boys and girls ages 8 to 10 and a half. Appleton Wiske village hall Fridays 6.30-8pm Contact Paula 881251 or jane 770552

Appleton Wiske village hall Mondays 6.30-8pm Contact Sheila Stainthorpe 882696

Appleton Wiske village hall Wednesdays 6.15-7.30 Contact Debbie Littlefield 881437

Hambleton District Council Civic Centre, Stone Cross, Northallerton 01609 779977

Welbury Parish Council Clerk Louise Lightfoot 882993 Louise Stewart[email protected] .com

Rountons Parish Council Clerk

Loss of power NEDL 0800 668877

Yorkshire Water Emergency 0845 1242424
Northumbrian Water Emergency 0345 171100

Hambleton Leisure Centre Stone Cross, Northallerton (near ESSO garage) 01609 7770701

Northallerton - 4th Wednesday in the month
Stokesley - 1st Saturday in the month


Duke of Wellington, Welbury 01609 882464
Horseshoe Inn, West Rounton 01609 882176
Cat & Bagpipes Inn, East Harlsey 01609 882301

Station Hotel, Picton 01642 700067
Lord Nelson, Appleton Wiske 01609 881351
Shorthorn Inn, Appleton Wiske 01609 881379 Food available 7.00pm to 9.30pm Mon-Fri 6.30pm to 10.00pm
Sat 7.00pm to 9.00pm Sun Light lunches 12 -2pm Fri & Sat Sunday lunch 12- 2pm


Calls around the villages every Tuesday

Time Place
5,15pm Deighton
5.40pm-6.50pm Appleton Wiske village hall to Shorthorn Inn
7.05pm West Rounton - Horseshoe Inn
7.10pm West Rounton - Grey horse Inn


Mark Hall 01609 771656


Northallerton 01609 776864


Appleton Wiske A19 Southbound before East Harlsey turn A19 Northbound coming on at East Harlsey Northallerton -Esso as you enter on the A684 -Shell as you enter on the A1671


D&S Waring, Northallerton for coal, logs & bottled gas 01609 772306
R Wood & Sons, East Harlsey 01609 882240


Bayford Oil, Northallerton 01609 771771
Noble Fuels, Hutton Rudby 01642 711401


Appleton Wiske have a minibus available for hire. 2004 rates are; Evening/1/2 day hire 25 up to 50miles then 10p/mile Full day 50 upto 100 miles then 10p/mile Rate includes insurance. Driver will need to be trained. There are several in Appleton Wiske. Tel. Val Hills 881553 for more details and to check availability.


Little red bus goes to Northallerton market on Wednesday morning with a lift back at 1pm picking up from the villages by appointment ring ???? to book a place.


The Mobile Library Service has closed down


The current hall was opened on 8th October 1988, replacing the previous hall. The land it stands on is owned by Welbury Parish Council and the building by Welbury Village Hall Committee. The hall consists of a main hall and an annexe, separated by concertina doors so that it can be used as two separate areas or joined together . It can hold up to 150 people for a party or other event.100 people can fit in comfortably in the hall theatre-style, or up to 80 at tables. The hall has recently been re-decorated with new curtains and has safety flooring in the kitchen and toilet areas. It has sufficient chairs, crockery and cutlery to cater for at least 100 people and is available to rent at reasonable rates. It is fully insured and heating is included in the rent. Tables, chairs and equipment can be hired separately.

Current meetings/events in Welbury Village Hall:-
Women ' s Institute -third Thursday in every month except December
Badminton- each Monday evening at 8 p.m. October to May
Parish Council- meetings as published in the local gazette
Events organised by the Village Hall Committee -advertised in gazette
Events organised by the Parish Church Committee -advertised in gazette
Other equipment available for use in the hall:- Carpet Bowls equipment Table Tennis table Pool Table Anyone interested in forming a club using the above equipment please contact a committee member

Anyone interested in using the hall for other activities on a regular basis e.g. for keep fit or flower arranging classes, please contact a committee member For bookings please contact Sue McDonnell on 882730 If you would like to talk further about use of the hall please do so with a member of the Village Hall Committee, whose aim is to have maximum use of the Hall within their pricing policy. {Minimum charge for hires is 10)


East Rounton village hall was built by Sir Hugh Bell in 1906 as purpose built village hall and a part of his model village. The hall is rented from the Bell estate and managed by Rountons Village Hall committee. It is a two storey building with a main hall downstairs to seat 100 people or 80 at tables. It has chairs, crockery and cutlery to cater for about 100 people and is available for hire at reasonable rates. The back of the hall has a beautiful South facing patio with seating area looking out over open country.

Current meetings/events in East Rounton Village Hall
Yorkshire Country Women

Parish Council - meetings as published in the local gazette
Events organised by the Village Hall Committee - advertised in the gazette. 2012 Calendar
Events organised by Parish Church Committee - advertised in the gazette.

Anyone interested in using the hall for other activities on a regular basis e.g. for keep fit, local history please contact a committee member For bookings please contact booking secretary Hilary Bell on 882367 If you would like to talk further about use of the hall please do so with a member of the Village Hall Committee, whose aim is to have maximum use of the Hall within their pricing policy.



For bookings please contact booking secretary Mrs S Boddy on 881479.


There are two tennis courts at the Appleton Wiske recreation ground, which are available to Appleton Wiske Tennis Club members (membership being open to residents of Appleton Wiske and the surrounding area). Occasional use of the courts is also permitted, on payment of a court fee to any committee member. Advance booking of courts can be made and a booking chart is located inside the courts. .Keys to the courts are available to members (for their own use only) upon receipt of a small deposit. .Alternatively, anyone wishing to use the courts may borrow a key from any committee member. Membership fees are very modest and currently, for the 2004 season, are:- Family membership 34.00 All ages Adult membership (individuals) 16.00 18 and over on 18th May Junior/Student membership (individuals) 7.00 Under 18 on 18th May The season usually starts at the beginning of May and continues into October, if weather permits! Informal tournaments are often held on Bank Holiday Mondays during the season. Each week, there are club sessions when members of all abilities can turn up and get a game: - .Ladies' night is on Wednesday (and there is also a ladies' session on Thursday morning) .Adults' night (mixed) is on Friday For a membership application form or further information, please contact:-

Membership Officer/Treasurer: Val Longley Tel: 882782 Email: Val Longley[email protected]
Secretary: June Ferguson Tel: 881278 Email: June Ferg[email protected]

Thanks are due to the Welbury Women's Institute who collated most of this information in 2004. Revised 12th Feb 2006 MTB, 15 Jun 2009 JS. 9th Jun 2010 MTB

Please send any suggestions, additions, corrections or amendments to Martin Brown