Christmas Concert on 3rd December 2017

All Saint’s Church in Slingsby | Photo by Steve Allen

A Christmas Concert in All Saints’ Church Slingsby on Sunday 3rd December 2017 at 3.00 p.m.

Given by Terrington Village Choir. Come and enjoy an afternoon of Christmas songs and traditional carols, followed by tea/coffee and cake.

Tickets £6.00 available from Slingsby Village Shop or by phoning 01653 628982 or email

The proceeds of the concert will go towards the target of £50,000 which the Church has to raise towards the cost of the church roof repairs. Barclays Bank has kindly agreed to give up to £1,000 to match what the concert raises.

National Lottery support for Slingsby Church

All Saints’ Church Slingsby has been awarded funding of £11,100 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for its ‘Onwards and Upwards’ project.

Made possible by National Lottery players, the Project aims to carry out urgent repairs following lead theft from the church roof. It also aims to create a new ‘Local History Resource Centre’ and an exhibition area in the Church, opening up the Church to new uses.

The money has been awarded to help our Church develop its plans to apply for a full grant at a later date.

For full details of this excellent news please see HERE


Talk on Slingsby Castle 21st November 2017

Slingsby Castle | Photograph by Steve Allen

Tuesday 21st November at 7.30 pm in the Village Hall Committee Room. Local History Group meeting. Members Kate Giles (buildings archaeologist) and Margaret Mackinder will talk about Slingsby Castle in mediaeval times. This will cover the time before the “Castle” we see today was built. All are welcome – cost £1.

Malton Museum lecture 15th November 2017

Friends of Malton Museum lecture on Wednesday 15th November at 7.30 pm in the Library, East Wing, Malton School, Middlecave Road, Malton

Marcus Jecock (Senior Investigator, Historic Places Investigation Team, North Research Group) will give a talk on the Hanging Grimston Community Archaeology Project.

Admission is free to Friends, others are welcome at a charge of £3.

The Friends say:-

The Hanging Grimston Community Archaeology Project was set up to investigate the earthwork remains of the deserted medieval village of Hanging Grimston, situated on the western edge of the Yorkshire Wolds, near Kirby Underdale. The general plan of the medieval village is known from the earthworks, but geophysical survey and to date three seasons of excavation are revealing much more detail of the site’s history. We now know that Hanging Grimston started life as a late Iron Age/Romano-British ‘ladder settlement’ and ended up as a Tudor mansion belonging to the Bourchier family of Beningborough Hall. The project is a joint venture of the High Wolds Heritage Group and the Scarborough Archaeological and Historical Society.