Car Boot Sale: Monday May 26th

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The Slingsby car boot sales for 2014 continue with the next one taking place on the Spring bank holiday Monday of May 26th, and as usual the location is Slingsby’s sports field, running from 7 am to 2 pm (weather and ground conditions permitting, of course).

N.B. For general car boot queries, please ring the Sports Club on 01653 627124 (Friday 8.30 pm – 10.30 pm, Saturday 8.30 pm – 11.30 pm and Sunday 8.30 pm – 10.30 pm).

For information about the car boot sale dates for this year, go to the sportsfield page.

Scarecrows, Car Boot and a Maypole

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It’s the busiest weekend of the year for Slingsby with a triple bill of events including the scarecrow trail, a car boot sale and the May Day celebrations taking place.

The Scarecrow trail launches today and continues over the bank holiday weekend, with the other events taking place on Monday 5th.

Commencing at 12 noon on Saturday, 3rd May Scarecrows will be on display around the village raising funds for the Friends of Slingsby School. Chairperson Rebecca Palmer-Bunting says “The designs are becoming more creative year after year. Families put such a lot of hard work into their scarecrows and having had a sneaky peak at a couple of them it is safe to say this year’s will not disappoint”  In recent years over 25 scarecrows have been entered into the annual competition.

Trails are available for £1 from Robin Hood Caravan Park, Tony’s Village Shop and Slingsby School Reading Rooms from 12noon on Saturday 3th May until 4pm on Monday, 5th May. Refreshments will be available 12noon – 4pm in the Reading Rooms on Saturday and Sunday.

This year, there will also be a prize draw for all those that vote for the winner of the scarecrow competition so you could win a £10 voucher just for voting for your favourite scarecrow.

Slingsby’s May Day Celebrations for 2014 will be taking place on Monday, May 5th. 2014 on the Green in Slingsby. 

  • 12.00 noon White Star Band playing
  • 12.45 pm. Acorn Morris Dancers from York.
  • 1.15 pm  Slingsby school children dancing round the Maypole.
  • 1.40 pm  Garland Dancers from Scarborough.
  • 2.00 pm White Star Band.
  • 2.15 pm  Acorn Morris Dancers.
  • 2.35 pm Maypole Dancing with the school children from Slingsby.
  • 3.00 pm Garland Dancers.
  • 3.20 pm Raffle Drawn.
  • 3.20 – 4.-00 pm White Star Band.
There are also various craft stalls, a cake stall, plants, games and refreshments available on the Green.
Donations to cover the cost of holding this event are very welcome – collecting buckets will be doing the rounds.

Last, but not least, there is the first car boot sale of 2014 will be taking place this bank holiday Monday (May 5th) on Slingsby’s sports field, from 7 am to 2 pm (weather and ground conditions permitting, of course).

Slingsby’s Feathery Friends: April

Spring has well and truly arrived and  David Thornley has sent in some more fantastic images of the feathery friends visiting his garden over April.

All of the images were taken using a clever little camera that automatically photographs any wildlife that turns up. I think you’ll agree that these bird portraits are pretty impressive.

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Photo of the Month: April 2014

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The Drone Camera flying over Castle Howard – Photo by David Thornley

No photo of the month last month, but it returns with something slightly different for this month’s photo slot. David Thornley has sent this fascinating photo that he took earlier in the month on a visit to Castle Howard. As David explains:-

“A chance visit to Castle Howard today revealed Julia Bradbury doing a shoot for a forthcoming (next year) ITV series called ‘Wonders of Britain’. She was interviewing on the roof, out of shot.
I took two interesting shots, one of a fantastic piece of kit – the drone-cam, and the other of it hovering over the castle roofline. The drone-cam is about 36 inches diameter and no doubt VERY expensive!”

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The Drone Camera – Photo by David Thornley

Do you have a great photograph you’d like to share with us?

If you’d like to submit an image for the photo of the month slot, you can send it to slingsbyphoto@gmail.com

More details about how to submit photographs can be found HERE

Hovingham Market: May 3rd

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The award winning Hovingham Village Market will be taking place this Saturday (3rd May) starting at 10.30am and continuing through to 1.30pm.

Details about the market can be found on their website and why not check out their Twitter feed too.

Car Boot Sale: Monday May 5th

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A reminder that the first car boot sale of 2014 will be taking place this bank holiday Monday (May 5th) on Slingsby’s sports field,  from 7 am to 2 pm (weather and ground conditions permitting, of course).

N.B. For general car boot queries, please ring the Sports Club on 01653 627124 (Friday 8.30 pm – 10.30 pm, Saturday 8.30 pm – 11.30 pm and Sunday 8.30 pm – 10.30 pm).

For information about the car boot sale dates for this year, go to the sportsfield page.