Slingsby Mapping session – change of plan

Saturday 4th October. The Local History Group will now meet in the Grapes at noon (not 10.45am) to look at maps and identify things to record. This change of plan is because of heavy rain forecast for the morning. If the weather situation improves the walk could possibly go ahead in the afternoon, but it may be better to postpone till following weekend.

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The Slingsby local history group will conduct a special village mapping session.

We aim to have a walk around the village with Peter Smithson to identify, photograph and map positions of some of the topographical features which have disappeared, mostly due to ploughing and building changes. The idea is to record our findings on a modern map for future reference.

Meet at the top of Railways Street outside The Grapes at10.45 a.m. Be prepared for rain!

For those who would like to, we aim to finish our tour with a sandwich and discussion in The Grapes afterwards.

We may have a follow-up session on Saturday 11th October if needed.

Local historical mapping session

Saturday 4th October – meet in the Grapes at noon.

The Slingsby local history group aims to conduct a special village mapping session.

We will have a walk around the village with Peter Smithson to identify, photograph and map positions of some of the topographical features which have disappeared, mostly due to ploughing and building changes. The idea is to record our findings on a modern map for future reference.

We may have a follow-up session on Saturday 11th October if needed.

Back in Slingsby 1980

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The ‘Slingsby in 1980‘ post reminded Keith Buck that he had an image from around that period in his archive covering the south end of the village.

These days photography like this can be done using a drone, like the one David Thornley encountered at Castle Howard back in April. In 1980 it wasn’t so easy. It would take a photographer with cameras, lenses etc with access to a light aircraft and its pilot to get a photograph like this.

Now you can get your own drone that could do all of that for around £400.

Photo of the Month: September 2014

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The Autumn is well and truly with us, but we can take one last look at the summer thanks to these lovely warm and vibrant images taken in August, sent in by Colin Douthwaite.

Colin says in his e-mail that the images:-

were taken on Saturday evening at Broughton looking west after stopping the car on the way home. They do not do justice to the stunning sky.

There is nothing quite like a beautiful summer evening sky as the sun starts to go down. Each one is unique.

Many thanks Colin for sending in the photos.

 


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

Pudding Party at Village Hall

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The next Pudding Party ‘We’ll Eat Again’ (war theme) will be held in the Village Hall on Friday 17th October at 7pm.

There will be a cookery demonstration by Trudy Carr followed by the tasting of 6 different deserts. Tickets are £6 and are available from Janet (Tel 628625) or Trudy (Tel 628302).

Tea and coffee are included in the entrance fee but you may bring your own wine or other drink. All proceeds are for Slingsby Village Hall funds.

Slingsby in 1980

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This fascinating photograph of Slingsby was sent in by Geoff Brooks. Geoff says:-

‘Find attached a photo that was loaned to me by Tony Hodgson. He was given it recently by relatives of Nancy Stroughair. It is A3 size so I had to scan it and join two ‘halves’ but it has come out not bad.

I believe it is about 1980 as the wall around the field is in the process of being demolished and replaced with the fence. (There are other details of my house that suggests a similar date.)

Points to note.

  • Sportsfield – the old green and pink zinc pavilion is still there in the photo and the road across didn’t exist. The road and new clubhouse went up in 1988.
  • The Co-op was still open as the Co-op.
  • The majority of the area now developed as Sycamore Close was still a cornfield with a big tree in it. However, the then Council bungalows in the entrance to Sycamore Close had alrady been built (finished in 1977 I believe).
  • The Robin Hood Caravan Park had not been developed, and the house on site had not been built.
  • Aspen Way didn’t exist.
  • Perry’s Coaches operated from their yard.
  • The large houses adjoining George Carr’s had not been built.

Thanks to Tony for the loan of the photo.

Many thanks to Geoff for sending the photo and text into the website.