These are two separate parishes: Thoralby and Bishopdale; and Newbiggin. Thoralby. There is a pub in Thoralby and another at Street Head, where there is also a caravan site. The nearest shop and post office is at Aysgarth Garage.
The village fete is a fun day for the whole family. It is usually held on the second Sunday in August with the fancy dress competition and children’s sports being held on the village green. There are also various stalls and a tombola, and teas are served in the village hall. Below: Looking across Thoralby green towards Aysgarth Pasture.
Throughout the year there are many activities in the village hall, the regulars being Keep Fit on Thursday evenings and bowls on Friday nights. The WI meets there on the third Tuesday of the month, and, during the winter months, organises a soup and sweet lunch every third Thursday (until end of April). The chair of the village hall committee is Rosie Burton (663139).
To book the village hall contact Neil Piper, 01969 663747.
Also see Thoralby Through Time for historical information about the township of Bishopdale which includes Thoralby and Newbiggin. Below: By the beck (and waterfall) at Newbiggin.
Please watch out for posters in the village for more details of each event. If you would like to receive notification of the individual events (to include timing etc) please Email