Sat/Sun 17/18 March 2012, starting 1030 and 2.30 respectively, Slingsby Village Hall and All Saints Church.

Farming in Slingsby

Slingsby has been a farming village since mediaeval times. 40 years ago there were more than 20 farms in the villages of Slingsby, Fryton  and South Holme.


Activities over the weekend will include an exhibition of farming items, information about the farms and some of the activities associated with them like the mills and the brickworks. Come and find out how the field patterns have changed and how farming in general has changed in the last 200 years. 

We should also like to hear and record your memories of farming in Slingsby. If you were born on, worked on, were a tenant of or owned a small farm in or near the village please come and tell us about it on the Saturday morning. 

Entrance £2.00.                              Refreshments £1.50.


Saturday 17th March:  10.30  – 4.30 p.m.

Sunday 18th March:  2.30  – 4.30 p.m. 

In All Saints Church and Slingsby Village Hall.

Exhibition of old farming equipment , photographs etc. and information about the farms in Slingsby.

Refreshments in Village Hall: coffee, tea, cakes and freshly baked scones.

2.30 Saturday at the Village Hall. Re-enactment of the Agricultural Hirings with the help of SlingsbySchool pupils and local farmers.

Sunday 18th March

Short half hour long illustrated talks on Sunday 18th March in the Church.

Entry £1 or £1.50 for both talks

2.30 p.m. David Stockdale. Curator of Ryedale Folk Museum will speak about the history of farming in the area and the history of the Folk Museum and its future development.

3.30 p.m. Dr Mel Giles will tell us about Farm Graffiti in this part of Yorkshire and the Wolds and what it can tell us.