News from the Slingsby Village Hall Committee:-
Slingsby Village Hall Committee are pleased to announce that we have been successful in obtaining a grant for the replacement of external doors and windows to the Village Hall with new double glazed windows and doors. The grant is from Yorwaste through the Landfill Communities Fund. Work will commence over the summer months.
Saturday 7 June, 11am to 3pm, Slingsby churchyard, Specialist photography session, .
Dr Gareth Beale, of the Centre for Digital Heritage at the University of York, will run a training session on using innovative digital photographic techniques to record gravestones, monuments and other church and churchyard memorials. (Coffee and biscuits will be provided. Bring a sandwich for lunch.)
The workshop will demonstrate how to use RTI (Reflectance Transformation Imaging), a photographic technique which can be used to document grave stones and other carved stone objects. RTI requires minimal equipment and the software which it requires is free to download. The technique is used by researchers in a variety of field as well as many local history and archaeology groups.
More details about Reflectance Transformation Imaging can be found HERE
Places will be limited as we know some camera clubs are also interested, so if you are interested, please reserve your place by emailing Kate ( [email protected]) Tickets will be limited to 25.
NORTH YORKSHIRE OPEN STUDIOS
Saturday & Sunday 7/8 & 14/15 June 2014
North Yorkshire Open Studios is a free event that involves artists opening up their studios and inviting the public in to see and buy their work.
Over two weekends in June, 126 artists will open their studios in stunning locations across North Yorkshire. A chance to meet artists and buy original artwork from a range of inspiring studios and venues.
For a free brochure, contact [email protected] / 01756 748529.
More information can be found at: www.nyos.org.uk
Do you know your Armitstead from your Amstrad? Or does the Grand Depart make you want to get up and leave?
No matter! Please read on about a couple of cycling events coming up in June, with a charity angle.
SUNDAY 8 JUNE 2014
27.2 KM CIRCULAR OFF ROAD ROUTE WITH 2 OPTIONAL TIME TRIALS
TROPHY FOR FASTEST CUMULATIVE TIME
SPECTACULAR VIEWS OF THE NORTH YORKSHIRE MOORS
ENTRY FEE £25 ENTRY ON THE DAY £30
ENTRIES FROM 9-30 am LAST ENTRY 11-00 am
FOR CAMPING GO TO LORDSTONES.COM / EMAIL [email protected]
ENTRIES, CONTACT GEORGE 01439-798295 BRIAN 01642-778371
PROCEEDS TO BILSDALE HUNT SUPPORTERS CLUB & DONATION TO YORKSHIRE AIR AMBULANCE
REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE FROM LORD STONES CAFÉ AND RESTAURANT
Bilsdale Hunt Supporters club Challenge Trophy for Best cummulative time
For entrant living within the Bilsdale Hunt Country.
The Bike Ride Challenge
How many laps can you cycle in 2 hours?!
Saturday 28th June 2014, from1pm
Get on your bike in Yorkshire this Summer! Get into the spirit of cycling & Join Action for Children at this exciting event in June!
Join & compete with fellow cyclists to see who can complete the most laps at York Sport’s Village prestigious cycling track: http://www.york-sport.com/cycling
We are looking for cyclists of all ages and abilities to take part in this brilliant cycle challenge!Registration £10 per adult
Under 16’s take part for free with a registered and participating adult
Sponsorship There is a minimum sponsorship of
£50 for individuals
£100 for families/teams
Action for Children is a charity that supports and speaks out for the UK’s most vulnerable and neglected children and young people and we’ve been doing so for 145 years. With 650 services we are at the heart of local communities – where you live and work.
For more information on this event please contact Lisa Morton:
0113 200 7066 Thank you.
‘Slingsby Then and Now,’
The recent book edited and masterminded by David Thornley which pulls together all the information we have collected about Slingsby businesses, has now sold out of its present print run. It raised £1,139.50.
This is a magnificent opening credit for our fund to create a permanent archive for village history. Very many thanks to David and Carol Thornley for all their work on this. People are still asking for copies, so it looks as if another small print run will be viable.
If you wish to order a / another copy please leave an order ( name and postal or e-mail address ) with Tony at the Village Shop.
Local History Group