Val Ellis-Beech

She reported Bishop Monkton news for the Ripon Gazette

Val Ellis-Beech, a good friend of the village, has died at the age of 90. 

She was the Bishop Monkton correspondent for the Ripon Gazette for many years and is pictured above writing one of her reports. 

Val lived in the village for 27 years until moving to Blossomgate Court, Ripon, two years ago. 

While here she helped start the village Lunch Club in 2002 and continued to help run it for many years. She was also an active member of Bishop Monkton WI and at different times served as its President, Treasurer and Secretary. 

Her funeral took place at Harrogate Crematorium on Tuesday, 28 December 2018..