October 16, 2018

Sand Hutton & Claxton Village Hall Harvest Supper

The 2012 Harvest Supper event is approaching fast. 7:30 on 12th October. Soup, artisan bread, puds, plus musical entertainment. Fantastic value for only £5. Book your tickets now from Fiona, on 468001.

Signs, they are a changing

You may have noticed that the sign elves have been at work in Claxton and Sand Hutton. On the green in Sand Hutton, there is now a very smart sign pointing the way to the Village Hall. The need for a sign to guide people to the village hall was identified a few months ago by a Parish Councillor and a Claxton craftsman, Mike Young, very generously offered to make a wooden sign. Thank you very much to Mike who has made such a beautiful sign – and the metal bracket was also made locally at Flaxton Forge.

Meanwhile in Claxton, one of the village name plates looks rather like a car number plate at the moment! That is because the original sign had deteriorated over the years and has been taken down. The Parish Council is hoping to be able to restore this sign and so hopefully the registration plate is just temporary. So watch out for more sign developments over the next few months!

PS Perhaps the Shutterbugs Group could take some better pics of the signs than I have managed?

Getting to Stamford Bridge – it is tricky

Don’t go down to Buttercrambe woods today if you want to get to Stamford Bridge! There are not many signs warning you but 2 of the usual routes to Stamford Bridge from Claxton/Sand Hutton are still blocked by floods. The flood in the usual spot near the Battle Flatts vet clinic in Stamford Bridge is very high at the moment – no way through.

Shutterbugs Photography Group – Thursday

The local Shutterbugs Photography Group are meeting this Thursday at the Village Hall, 7.30pm. If you are interested in photography or simply want to improve your picture-taking in an informal and fun environment then why not pop along?

For this session we will be doing some informal photo critiques – either of our own pictures or simply ones that we have seen and liked.

All ages and abilities are welcome – we are all keen to learn amateurs!

For more details contact Andrew on (01904) 468020 or email amfawcett@gmail.com

More information on the Ryedale Shutterbugs can be seen by clicking HERE


Our Growing Community Library

The Community Library goes from strength to strength and we now have nearly 500 books and 60 DVDs available to borrow – all completely free of charge. 
The Library is open every Monday morning in the village hall from 10am -12 noon
If you live in Claxton or Sand Hutton, would like to borrow a book but can’t get down to the Library, there is a free delivery service available. 
Please ring Angela on 468396 for details.
For the current full list of books and DVDs available, click here

Flaxton Brownies reach 20! Come and Celebrate!

Brownies 20th Birthday – 26th September

Next Wednesday, 26th September, we will be celebrating Flaxton Brownies 20th Birthday. It is also Flaxton Rainbows 10th Birthday so we will be having a joint celebration.

We will have a party for the current Brownies and Rainbows from 6pm – 7pm and from 7pm onwards (till around 7.45) former Rainbows, Brownies, Leaders and parents are invited to come along for food, photos and Birthday cake.

We would love to have as many people as possible. If you are able to come then please let me know (my email contact details are below) so that I have an idea of how many to cater for.

email : helenmfagan@gmail.com

Harvest Supper

Back by popular demand. Advance notice of this years Harvest Supper in the Village Hall, Sand Hutton on 12th October. Ring Fiona on 468001 for further details and to book your tickets.

Produce Show results

The Sand Hutton, Claxton & District Produce Show 2012 attracted many exhibitors with a fantastic array of entries. Despite the poor weather and fears that the flower entries would be down, we were delighted with the arrangements and specimens brought on the day. Wow, did you see those dahlias and Hydrangea flowers? The foliage arrangements were inspired and the miniatures almost invisible they were so small but perfectly formed!.

The vegetable and fruit entries were down on previous years but the quality of the entries was as high as ever. Issa’s garlic bulbs were eye wateringly huge and Tims berries so temptingly juicy that I’m surprised they were still all on the plate by auction time. The tables of baking were groaning with the weight of entries including, bread, cakes, puds, eggs, preserves and the number of entries in the home made drinks class was definitely up on last year. Obviously people are keen on experimenting with alcohol.

Entries in the handicrafts section was also up on 2011, with some amazing creations done with such skill and dexterity. Unlike my own entry of a cardboard arm sporting a choclate wrapper bangle! My Mother despaired of my ability to knit, crochet or sew.

We have some very talented children in the area as evidenced by the wonderful, models, paintings, baking and flowers entered. We’d love to see more childrens entries in the next show. I also hope you saw the display of work entered by the children of Sand Hutton School in the classes for designing a new chocolate bar or advertising an existing sweet. Their work will be left on display in the village hall for some weeks yet so do take the opportunity to have a look whenever you can.

Surprisingly the entries for photographs was low compared to previous years. Where were all you budding photographers? Everyone enjoys seeing other people photos, and the class for humorous ones produced some very amusing entries. So come on you shutterbugs don’t be shy next time.

The theme for this years show was ‘Chocolate’ and visitors enjoyed themselves trying out several different types of chocolate, then voting for their favourite. Fruit kebabs were also available for dipping in the chocolate fountain. Then if you weren’t tired of chocolate by auction time, you could vote for one of many chocolate cakes that had been entered in various classes.

And so to the trophies which were awarded to the following people.

Parish Cup Highest number of points overall. Fiona Davies
W.I. Cup Highest points in home economics (handicrafts, flower arranging and cookery combined) Fiona Davies
Shackleton Plate Highest number of points in fresh flower classes Trish Russell
Freda Goodrick Trophy Best Fruit Entry Tim Bayley
Spaven Trophy Best Flowering Exhibit Ann Walker
Dixon Challenge Cup Best childrens exhibit Mary Wheldon
Gordon Gordon Shield Best cookery item Ann Walker
Dean Trowell Best Vegetable Issa Bensalem
Jackson Trophy Best adult handicraft Betty Crompton
Under 5′s Plate Open class of handiwork Esther Edwards
Moss Pike Trophy Highest number of points gained in chocolate themed classes Fiona Davies

The show entries, raffle, auction, sale of refreshments and donations totalled nearly £500 with about £100 of expenses to be deducted. The amount raised will go towards the upkeep of the Village Hall .
On behalf of the Village Show Committee, I’d like to thank all the people who gave their time so willingly to help out on the day. And finally, thank you all for entering and/or visiting the show. Without you there would be no show.

p.s. Sadly I didn’t have time to take any photos of the great day but if you would like to see some great photos, visit Bill Heaths website www.photoreflections.co.uk as he was on site all day recording the event for posterity.

Gifts for Christmas

This popular annual event will be held in the village hall on
SATURDAY 3rd NOVEMBER from 10am to 3pm
Selection of quality stall at affordable prices for all your Christmas giving.
Homemade soup sandwiches and cakes from ‘ Margaret’s Kitchen ‘
Click the following link to see a list of stall holders that will be present.
Entry £1 children free
Contact Anne White 468550 for further information


Parent and Toddler Group – a new term

Every Wednesday morning, there is a playgroup in Sand Hutton Village Hall. It starts at 10am and runs to about 11.30am. All children are welcome between the ages of 0 and 5 years – we currently have babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Parents, grandparents,carers have the chance to have a cup of tea (or coffee!) and get to know other local families whilst the children play.

There is a snack provided for the children and lots of space in the lovely big hall for them to explore. The village hall has an extensive stash of toys, jigsaws, tricycles, dressing-up clothes, craft materials and even an indoor slide so there is a wide range of activities to try. The charge is only £2 per family just to cover the hire of the hall. If you would like more information, please ring Laura Edwards on 468207. Go on, support your local groups and your village hall!