January 23, 2018

Gifts for Christmas


Sand Hutton Village Hall
Saturday 4th November – 10am – 3pm
Quality stalls at affordable prices for all your Christmas giving
Caroline’s kitchen for light lunches teas coffees and cake

Sand Hutton & Claxton Village Produce and Craft Show 2017 – 2nd September 2pm

The programme and schedule of classes is now available either to download from rachel@no1claxton.f9.co.uk or as hard copy by calling 01904 468336.

The competition for ‘the dog with the waggiest tail’ is back by popular demand; there will be opportunity to stock up with fresh local produce from the usual auction of some of the entries and to catch up with friends over a home-made cake and a cuppa from the W.I..

The now famous ‘shoot the duck’ and bagatelle will also be there so bring along your 2d pieces, plus some change for the tombola for which prizes are always welcome

The exhibitors and organisers look forward to seeing you on the day.

Messy Church! Friday 28th July

You are invited to Messy Church, Friday 28th July @1.30 – 3.30pm at Sand Hutton Village Hall.
Come along for crafts, stories, food and fun for families to do together – and it’s free!
Suitable for children aged 4-11 (sorry, no unaccompanied children).

GFT Visit to Skipwith Hall. 6th July, 7pm

Green Finger Tips gardening club’s next visit is to the 1700 Queen Anne manor house of Skipwith Hall with its 4 acre walled garden, which has been developed and re-modelled by various family members during the 20th century and, more latterly, has seen the establishment of a beautiful circular vegetable and fruit garden, restoration of the ancient Italian terrace garden and commencement of an arboretum.

Cost £7.00 including refreshments afterwards.

Skipwith Hall, Skipwith, Selby, Yorkshire, YO8 5SQ is 9m S of York, 6m N of Selby. From York A19 Selby, Left in Escrick, 4miles to Skipwith (this is always feels like a long 4miles!) As the A19/ A64 junction can be busy at peak times, an alternative ‘back’ route is from the Elvington Road via Wheldrake and then through Thorganby.

Please park in the field opposite the driveway (there should be a sign) and then come in via the small gate in front of the house. The Visit starts at 7.00pm

There is a pub in Skipwith, The Drovers Arms, which does food, (01757 288088) and starts serving at 5.30. The village is home to the ancient Skipwith Common, if you want to make for a more extended outing.

If you’d like to read more detailed information about Skipwith Hall, see the NGS website.

If you’re a member we look forward to seeing you there. If you’re interested in gardening and would like to come along please do.

Plant Fair Media Release

Claxton & Sand Hutton Plant Fair

In the Village Hall, Sand Hutton. YO41 1LL

11th June 2017

10.30am – 3.30pm

Plant enthusiasts  in Claxton & Sand Hutton have grown an exciting range of 1000+ plants , to be sold at very reasonable prices  at a  plant sale on 11th June, in aid of Village Hall funds. A wide range of plants will be available for your garden , from intriguing house plants that wave their leaves, to rarely available  vigorous climbers from Chile, as well as unusual perennials for your summer borders; architectural and ornamental foliage plants; herbs; vegetables and fruit plants; grasses, and wild flowers beloved by pollinating insects.

Art, Craft and Horticultural exhibitors include Garden Wood Creations, Wood Turning, Primrose Bank and an Art Market. There will be a garden book stall, plant advice from professional  growers of specialist plants, and activities for children.

Home-made refreshments will available all day.

The growers, exhibitors and organisers look forward to welcoming you.

Spring Saturday Social 29th April

Spring Saturday Social

Saturday 29th April

10.30 – 12.30

Enjoy free coffee and cake

Shop for local products

Bring foil for recycling

Sell things on eBuy Gum

Get information on local matters

(and play table-tennis for fun!)


Call in and catch up!

Ideas always welcome for other activities to be included,

please contact the organisers:

Caroline Hall 468376; Angela Steele 468396.

Look out for further news www.claxton-sandhutton.org.uk

SAVE THE DATE! Village Show

Sand Hutton, Claxton and District Village Show

Saturday 2nd September

Preview the schedule at the Spring Saturday Social

Synolda Arms St Patrick’s Day Pub

Pub Flyer

Women’s Institute

Ladies of Claxton & Sand Hutton and surrounding areas!

Our next meeting is this coming Thursday – 16th and our speaker for the evening will be talking about Dementia Friends.

The Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, talks and acts about the condition.  If you would like to join us for what promises to be an thought provoking and very informative evening, you would be most welcome.  Come and view ‘Twiddlemuffs‘ that have been knitted by members for the meeting too!

We start at 7.30pm in the village hall and visitors pay just £3.50 at the door which includes refreshments.

Green Fingertips first meeting for 2017

Green Finger Tips, your local  Gardening Club, will have its first meeting of 2017  on Thursday the 2nd of February, 7.30pm in the Sand Hutton and Claxton Village Hall

Jonathan Burton, manager at Ray Wood, part of the Yorkshire Arboretum at Castle Howard, will be giving a talk titled “In the footsteps of Forrest”

Jonathan recently visited the spectacular Chinese locations where George Forrest  and many of the famous French Missionaries botanists were based. He will talk about  the tour and the plants and collectors it revolved around

George Forrest (1873 – 1932), a Scottish botanist, was one of the first explorers of China‘s then remote southwestern province of Yunnan, the most biodiverse province in the country. He had an interesting and important life as a ‘plant hunter’ and received the Royal Horticultural Society‘s Victoria Medal of Honour. He discovered numerous species and the specific epithet forrestii now adorns more than thirty genera. Including; Rhododendron forrestiiPieris formosa var. forrestiiPrimula forrestiiIris forrestii and Hypericum forrestii

A Himalayan Poppy collected by George Forrest in Yunnan

Jonathan has an interesting and fascinating tale to tell. 

 We have a full programme of monthly talks, about a wide range of gardening topics and issues, together with an number of garden visits throughout the year. So if you’re a keen gardener or a gardener new to the area please come along an join us, you’ll be very welcome.

We look forward to seeing  you all members and possible new members on the 2nd February and getting our 2017 programme off to a cracking start. 

Best wishes