Category: Event

Scandalous Lord Cardigan – Swinton Band Talk

Tuesday 26th March 2024, 7pm, The Band Room, Middle Street, Swinton YO17 6SR

A talk about the scandalous early life of Lord Cardigan (who later led the disastrous charge of the Light Brigade in Crimea). All proceeds in aid the band room’s new roof fund. Tickets £5. Please contact: [email protected]

Slingsby in the Iron Age – Talk by Prof Mel Giles

Tuesday 19th March, 7.30pm, Talk on Iron Age Slingsby in Methodist School Room

In this lecture, Professor Melanie Giles will explain the significance of Slingsby’s Iron Age ‘barrow cemetery’. Building on last year’s lecture by Bruce Harrison on the Mesolithic and Neolithic evidence from the rich evidence of flint finds, Mel will reflect on the evidence from antiquarian, aerial and archaeological discoveries to explain why Slingsby might offer a unique insight into Ryedale’s Iron Age past, setting the scene for Professor Dominic Powlesland to share his latest thoughts on Roman Ryedale in the light of excavations at Hovingham’s Roman villa in April. 

Members £2 

Guests £3

Hovingham Repair Cafe Saturday 9 March

Saturday 9th March 2024, 10.00-12.00 noon at Hovingham Village Hall.

Hovingham’s next Repair Café and Community Hub is this Saturday morning. The volunteer fixers will do their best to mend or advise about your repairs, free of charge. The fixers include carpentry, bikes, sewing, computers/technology, electrical, toys etc. Bring along any spare parts, zips etc for the repair. 

You can also find out more about the community’s thermal imaging camera, grants available for renewables, electric car charging, discounts on loft insulation and more. 

For your info, here is the latest Hovingham Project Purple newsletter .