Soupa-lunch 20th April 2016

Methodist Chapel
The next Soupa-lunch is this Wednesday, 20th April, at 12 noon in The Slingsby Methodist Schoolroom.  Soup, sandwiches and a pudding are provided with a cup of tea afterwards.
There is no charge but donations are welcome. All are welcome especially seniors and those who live alone.  Numbers would be appreciated but not essential, just turn up.
Contacts are  Rachel & Stephen Prest on 628277 or Trudy Carr on 628302

The Grapes events for April and May 2016 (including “Minifest”)


Events at The Grapes in April & May 2016

Sunday 17 April (tonight) Quiz Night @ 8 pm

Sunday 1 May Music Night @ 8 pm

Sunday 15 May Quiz Night @ 8pm

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th May 2016 from 12 Noon


* Live Music * Guest Beers * BBQ & Curry * Fun & Games *

In aid of ‘York against Cancer’



Evening road closure at Barton le Street 18th – 22nd April 2016


The B1257 Helmsley to Malton Road is to be closed at Barton le Street between 6 p.m. and midnight from Monday 18th to Friday 22nd April 2016 for carriageway repairs.

From the official website here it seems the closure will be on the Slingsby side of Barton.

Visitors may want to get advice locally as to the best diversion route for their journey.


“Flying Scotsman” vintage car rally 15th April 2016 – route update

It looks as if today’s rally will pass through Slingsby village itself (down Railway Street), and then via Harome to Helmsley. After that the route goes via Old Byland and Hawnby over the moor to Osmotherly. Times for Slingsby (estimated) from at earliest 1.45 p.m. to 3.45p.m, possibly as late as 5.30 p.m.

We believe our information is reliable, but please do not throw things if we are wrong – things can change.

More information is in our earalier post here

Local History Group walk – 16th April 2016

Iron age earthworks

Sheepwalk/entrenchment walk on Saturday 16th April 2016 at 10.30/11 a.m.

Our Local History Group has sent this;

Our walk this coming Saturday, 16th April, will investigate the entrenchment, the long archaeological feature on the Sheep Walk path on the ridge to the south of the village.
If all goes to plan Kate Giles’s  sister Melanie, who is an expert on Iron Age burials and Iron Age archaeology generally, is hoping to join us.
The meeting and assembly times are:-
10.30 a.m. at the  top of Balkside near the main Malton/ Helmsley Road. ( Kate Giles will be there.)
or for less enthusiastic walkers there is a shorter route,
Meet at 11 a.m. at the top of Fryton Lane at the western end of the Sheep Walk.  ( Margaret Mackinder will be there).  Please note  that parking is very limited there, so car sharing is sensible if you come by this route. The going along the Sheep Walk path from  both directions is likely to be very muddy and uneven at this time of year, so please wear suitable waterproof boots or wellies.

“Flying Scotsman” vintage car rally – 15th April 2016


vintage car rally

On Friday 15th April 2016 between 12 noon and (best guess) 3.45 p.m. the “Flying Scotsman” vintage car rally will be at Castle Howard and will then pass through Slingsby.

This three day rally, with over a hundred cars, starts at Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire and ends at the Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire.

The cars will stop for lunch between 12 noon and (at latest) 2.30 p.m. in the car park at Castle Howard, where they can be admired.

They then come through Slingsby on their way to Osmotherly – we imagine along the top road/B1257, but we have no exact details. This is estimated to be from 1.45 p.m. to 3.45 p.m., although all times are approximate.

For more, the rally website is here.

(our thanks to two sharp eyed residents for this information)

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