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Our Tourist Information Office has twinned themselves with lovely Matignon in Brittany, France.

Volunteers from Matignon have visited Easingwold during June and our own Volunteers have visited Matignon in return this September and a great friendship has developed between the two groups!

 Newsletter for 2012


November 2012

Good news for our tourist office friends in Matignon : Despite significant cutbacks as in the UK,  their office has been secured for at least the next two years. However after municipal elections in 2014 this policy may change depending on the new local authority and their stance towards tourism in the local economjy.

Contrary to what takes place in Great Britain, French tourist offices must be subsidised by local authorities and volunteer run (or “private”) tourist offices are not permitted! So either the office is supported by the local authorities or it closes. At least our volunteer office in Easingwold is strongly supported both by the local authorities and tourism bodies!

After the summer, the Matignon tourist office managers had very numerous meetings with their local mayor who seemed to offer their support, but always came up with excuses as to why they could not which led to much wasted time as each meeting required new arguments to save the office for another year. In the end though, the Mayors agreed to keep the office open!

 Visit to Easingwold by Volunteers from Matignon in June 2011


Visit to Matignon by Volunteers from Easingwold, September 2011



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Visit The George at Easingwold, and enjoy an inn renowned for its accommodation, fine food and friendly staff. You are assured the very best of Yorkshire hospitality,more.


Easingwold Tourist Information
Chapel Lane
YO61 3AE
Tel 01347 821530
Fax 01347 821530

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It's a fact

Squadron Leader Jack Currie DFC, the famous bomber pilot, who wrote the greatest wartime book about bombing operations during WW2 is buried in Easingwold Church Yard. He settled at Easingwold because he was then an instructor at the Home Office Civil Defence School, Hawkhills, nearby. He wrote his book over many years whilst enjoying a pint in the George Hotel and was a very likeable local character and his description of flying on bombing missions is unparalleled. He was also featured in a BBC Documentary titled "The Lancaster Legend".

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