Voices from the First World War

Kitchener-Britons Next weekend sees the Wartime Slingsby exhibition take place and everyday, over the next week, the Slingsby Village website will be publishing a war related post to set the mood and provide an overview of the two World Wars.

We start with the Imperial War museums excellent podcast ‘Voices of the First World War’ which is a collection of audio recordings made with World War One veterans where they detail their memories and experiences.

There are 41 podcasts in the collection, each one lasting around twenty minutes or so, detailing aspects of the war from joining up through to the daily routines of trench life, the war in the air, Zeppelin raids, women’s war services and more.

Find out why your tea, brewed in the trenches, often tasted of petrol and why you should never bayonet a trench rat.

The Imperial War Museums ‘Voices of the First World War’ podcast collection can be listened to at 

For more details about the Wartime Slingsby Exhibition taking place on April 26th CLICK HERE

Wartime Slingsby Exhibition

Saturday 26th April 2014, 1030am to 4.30pm, Slingsby Village Hall

A reminder about Slingsby’s foremost local history event of the year.

Slingsby Local History Group presents

WARTIME SLINGSBY

THIS YEAR’S ONE DAY VILLAGE HISTORY EVENT

Saturday 26th April

Come and find out about Slingsby’s wartime associations; from the Wars of the Roses, the Civil War, and preparations for war in the village from the Napoleonic wars up until the second world war, when the village was a centre for troop training and munitions storage, and welcomed evacuees.

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 [Above: Troops assembling in Slingsby High Street during WW2]

Exhibition, photographs, artefacts, film etc:

All day in the Village Hall, 10.30am to 4.30pm.

Coffee, light lunches, afternoon tea served all day.

1.45 pm Memories recording session (by invitation) in the Village Hall Committee room.  

3 pm in the Village Hall. First world war songs by Slingsby School pupils and anyone else who would like to sing.

*Copies of our recently published book about Slingsby businesses “Slingsby Then and Now’ will be available for sale and for collection by those who have previously ordered them.*                                                                 

Entry to Exhibition : £2.50

Rewela Cottage Garden Open 2014

John Plant has contacted the website to mention that his garden at Rewela Cottage, Skewsby, is again open to the public for charity on May 4th (11am – 5pm), through the National Gardens Scheme. Admission is £3.50 for adults and free for children.

open garden 4th May 2014

Car boot dates for 2014 published

car-boot-slingsby

The dates for the car boot sales on Slingsby Sportsfield are now available:

5th May and 26th May

15th June and 29th June

13th July and 27th July

10th August and 25th August

7th September

(subject to weather and ground conditions)

Further information will be published on the Sportsfield page  as we receive it. You’ll also find there a contact telephone number for the Sports Club.

Annual Parish Assembly

Monday 14 April 2014, 7.00pm in Slingsby Village Hall

This is your opportunity to find out what your councillors have been doing on your behalf over the last year. In addition to the customary verbal reports from Parish, District and County level, there will be discussion on updating the Parish Plan of 2010.

More details are set out below:

 

SLINGSBY

ANNUAL PARISH ASSEMBLY

TO BE HELD ON

 MONDAY 14 APRIL 2014

AT 7:00PM

IN SLINGSBY VILLAGE HALL

ALL PARISH RATEPAYERS ON THE ELECTORAL LIST ARE INVITED 

  • Councillor Chris Wilson, Chairman of the Parish Council, will give a report about the work of the Parish Council.
  • North Yorkshire County Councillor, Clare Wood and Ryedale District Councillor, Robert Wainwright will answer questions from ratepayers about local government services.
  • Maggie Farey from Rural Action Yorkshire will speak about updating the Parish Plan.
  • BT phone box
  • Affordable Housing

Councillor C Wilson

Chairman of Slingsby, South Holme and Fryton Parish Council