Local History Group Lecture: Yorkshire’s Vanishing Coastline

Yorkshire’s Vanishing Coastline, a lecture by Malcolm Brooke will take place on Tuesday 16th July 7.30pm at the Methodist Schoolroom, Slingsby.

A meze of coastal erosion stories with some added military history. The East Coast of Yorkshire is a fascinating stretch of coastline to visit. Over the years villages and individual farms have been lost to the sea and it is the location of a fictitious German invasion, vanishing gun batteries and other intriguing military activity.

Malcolm is a very popular speaker with an engaging style and hopefully the lecture will encourage us to go and explore some of the features he is discussing when the weather (finally) improves!

Spanish Evening, All Saints’ Church Slingsby

Saturday 29 June, 4.30pm, All Saints’ Churchyard, Slingsby

An early evening of delicious tapas, wine, sangria and music. Sombreros optional!

For tickets, please contact Anita 07935 830476, Diane 07557 850383 or Liz 07841 417007.
All proceeds contribute to our Church major improvements project.

Slingsby Duck Race – Saturday 6 July 2024

Saturday 6 July 2024, 11am to 3pm, Slingsby Sports Field

Come join us for a jam-packed family fun day out at our annual duck race – now in its 33rd year – in Slingsby. Entry is free, with a variety of good old-fashioned attractions on offer ranging from bouncy castles, a tombola, hook-a-duck and splat-a-rat, and face painting to name a few, complete with home
baked refreshments.
We’re absolutely delighted to also see the return of our ‘Star’ Chef Andrew Pern, owner of the Michelin-starred restaurant The Star Inn at Harome, who will be providing and cooking a mouthwatering BBQ menu on the day to boot.
The fun starts at 11am on the Slingsby Sports Field with the Duck Race officially starting at 2pm. Shortly after the ducks have crossed the line, we will announce the lucky 1st place £50 prize winner, the last place £10 prize winner, and draw the winners of our raffle which includes a voucher for a meal at The Star Inn at Harome, concluding the day’s events at 3pm.
We will be selling ducks and raffle tickets in the lead up to the day at the Slingsby Car Boot on Sunday 16 June and also at the Castle Howard garden centre on either 22 or 29 June (date to be confirmed).
Details can be found on the Friends of Slingsby School Facebook page. We hope to see you on the day of the race to help us raise much needed funds for our wonderful school. We hope to see you there!

A sponsor form can be found HERE.

Please return the completed form and money to school by Wednesday 3 July, so we’ll have time to allocate the ducks before the day of the race.

Queries: Facebook or email: [email protected]

Hovingham Repair Café/Community Hub, 8 June

Saturday 8th June, 1000-1200, Hovingham Village Hall. 

Hovingham’s next Repair Café and Community Hub is coming up on Saturday 8th June, 10.00-12.00 noon at Hovingham Village Hall. Our volunteer fixers will do their best to mend or advise about your repairs, free of charge. Our experienced fixers include bikes, joinery, jewellery, sewing, computers/technology, electrical, toys etc. 

We’ll also have FREE bags, aprons, pan scrubs, fiddle quilts, children’s dresses, pet beds and zip pouches created from unwanted fabrics.

In the Community Hub, you can find out more about air source heat pumps (on display), the community’s thermal imaging camera, grants available for renewables, electric car charging, discounts on loft insulation and more.  

Project Purple: https://www.project-purple.org.uk