November 21, 2018

Villages Show

The Show is on the road!
This Saturday, 5 September, sees the first of the jointly-organised Produce and Craft Show, taking place at Barton-le-Willows Village Hall starting at 2pm. Entries welcomed from all surrounding villages; exhibits to be in place by 10.15am to allow judging to begin at 10.30am.
If you need help with getting your exhibits to the Hall, we can provide transport – just bring to Sand Hutton and Claxton Village Hall on Saturday before 9.30am. And if you need transport to the Show itself, be at the Hall before 1.40pm, and we’ll give you a lift.
For further details,ring Caroline Hall 01904 68376

Villages Show

Sand Hutton and Claxton with Barton-le-Willows Villages Show – coming soon!

A reminder that the closing date for entries is mid-day on Thursday 3rd September.

If you do not have an entry form and wish to take part in the show, or for further details about the Show, please ring Caroline 01904 468376 or Rachel 468336

Entry forms can be posted through the letter box at
either Sand Hutton or Barton le Willows Village Hall.

Alternatively, to
Rachel Hirst (1, Whinny Lane Claxton),
Caroline Hall (Fasgadale House, Hall Drive, Sand Hutton), Catherine Hudson (Manor Farm, Barton le Willows).

For Sale – Boys Bike

I have a Boy’s Raleigh Stonefly bike for sale; would suit age 9-14 yrs.
Dark blue with 7 gears and “off road” tyres. Looking for £20 ono.

Village Hall Committee Minutes 10th August 2015

The minutes of the recent meeting are now available from the website at the link below :

Village Hall Committee Minutes

Caroline’s Garden Diaries 17.8.15 – Making Faces

I’ve been meaning to write about pansies for a long time. I managed a paragraph last August (and even took the photos to go with it), saying that I’d finally grown what I consider “proper pansies”. I can’t define these except in terms of whether they take me back to my childhood, to Mrs E’s garden.  Mrs E was like a second mother to me, the one who taught me about gardening; the pansy she grew outside her back door was so beautiful.  So every year, I try a new variety from seed. In 2013, I hit upon Adonis, truly a handsome young god, and not just for a one-year stand either – he’s still here, another criterion of perfection.

With desire satisfied, I’ve experimented this year with “Historic Florist Pansies”, lured by the description: “very different pansies! .…recreating in form, shape, patterns and colour combinations the Scottish Exhibition-style pansies that were fashionable 150 years ago…..unusual greys, browns….medium-sized flowers with cheeky faces”.  It’s been a nice little project, growing these; not only that each one is different and all are pretty and interesting, but it also prompted a bit of reading e.g. what’s the Scottish Exhibition? Can’t find the answer to that but have learned that it was in early 1800s that pansies were developed from different species of Viola, and especially that the aim was to create flowers with “faces”.  So the point of the recreated ones must be the “cheeky faces”.

It’s true that these pansies have an appeal that I think is down to the faces. I look at them a lot, and last week it suddenly dawned on me that the feeling I have is the same as I had with Anthony Gormley’s wonderful creation, “Field” which has thousands of little clay figures all looking at you.  I found that very moving, and I feel the same with my pansies; because they have faces, they’re looking at me, and we connect.

For more of Caroline’s Garden Diaries Click Here :

Village Hall Film Night Friday 23 October 2015 – Helen Mirren : The Hundred Foot Journey


Hi my name is Trish Reeves diary organiser for Acomb WI.
I wondered if you could provide me with contact details for Inspector Andy Everitt.
I am trying to book speakers for 2016, he sounds really interesting.
Did he charge a reasonable fee?

Best wishes, Trish

Community Noticeboard Reminder

If you live locally and have anything For Sale, Wanted or better still to Freecycle you can list it for free on the Website Community Noticeboard. Items posted will remain for around 6 weeks before being removed, or you can let us know if you no longer want the listing active.

The Noticeboard page is at with full details

RSPCA Team Animal – Yorkshire Marathon @ Sand Hutton – Volunteers Needed

The PlusNet Yorkshire Marathon will again pass through Sand Hutton on Sunday October 11th. We have been contacted by Kathryn Follis on behalf of Team Animal – who are raising funds for the RSPCA as part of the event. See details and link below :

We are currently looking to recruit own place runners and volunteer cheerers to join the RSPCA’s Team Animal for the Yorkshire Marathon 2015 on Sunday the 11th October 2015. This is a great opportunity to either run for Team Animal or to get involved in this one-off volunteering opportunity. The deadline for joining Team Animal for the Yorkshire Marathon 2015 is 25th September. This is the link to our Yorkshire Marathon pages where there is the opportunity to sign up as either an own place runner or a volunteer:

Fax machine

I have an old but fully functional fax, answer machine, phone with three rolls of suitable paper free for anyone who can make use of it
I have the instruction book as well
Collect from Greystones, Sand Hutton