This year our Local History Day (9 March) will be taking a look at the shops and businesses of Slingsby. During the 19th-century, the village was pretty well self-sufficient in services, and into the 20th-century it was still possible to obtain most of what you needed to live on without actually leaving the village. In fact, up until the Second World War for many, leaving the village to visit Malton or beyond was a rare event.
Last year the event focussed on farming around Slingsby, South Holme and Fryton, so this year we have decided to take a look at the businesses which supported farming. On Saturday 9th March, the Local History Group will bring together an exhibition of old photographs and objects relating to the shops and businesses of Slingsby, and at 2.30pm Dr Kate Giles will give a brief talk about the items on display.
We would also like to hear and record your memories of businesses in Slingsby. If your family ran a small business or you can remember shopping in the village years ago, please come and tell us about it on the Saturday morning at 10.30 a.m.
The Local History Day will be held in All Saints Church and Slingsby Village Hall, with a £2.00 entrance fee and £1.50 for refreshments.