February 23, 2019

Remembrance Service

Remembrance Service

Saturday Social

 Claxton and Sand Hutton

Parish Council

Saturday Social

Saturday 6 October

10.30 – 12.30

Enjoy free coffee and cake

W.I. cake stall

Plant stall

Support local charities

Bring foil and metal for recyclin

Get information on local matters


Call in and catch up!

Ideas always welcome for other activities to be included,

please contact the organiser:

Caroline Hall 46837

Injured Dog – URGENT!

Female fawn coloured whippet type dog is at Battle Flatts vets Stamford Bridge after an RTA on the road between Sand Hutton and Gate Helmsley. We urgently need to find the owner. She is receiving first aid and pain relief but we cannot legally do more until the owner is found. Brown leather ancol collar but no tag and not chipped.

Please call 01759 371066 if this is your dog


Gone Missing!

Gone Missing!

From the Plant Fair 11th June

6 plastic coated supermarket style hand baskets (see photo)

They were on loan to the Village Hall from my business which needs them.

If you inadvertently took one away, or spy one lurking;

please return it to the car port at 1, Whinny Lane, Claxton or email Rachel@no1claxton.f9.co.uk.

Thank you


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

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


Saturday Social – Saturday 10th December


Claxton & Sand Hutton Parish Council

invite you to a

Christmas Saturday Social


Come along to Sand Hutton Village Hall 

for real coffee, Yorkshire tea and mince pies

Saturday 10th December 10.30am – 12.30pm

  • Meet your parish councillors, district councillor, local police and neighbourhood watch officers
  • Local products: award: award-winning pork pies; fresh bread from the ‘Loafing on the Green” bakers; Alda’s craft stall; Gifts for Christmas; W.I. Cake stall
  • New stall “eBuy Gum” – bring unwanted items for sale, share proceeds with Village Hall (funds required for maintenance)
  • Community Library will be open, with Jigsaw swap
  • “Watch this Space” with information on current activities and future plans for the Village Hall
  • Children’s activity table
  • Interlude at 12 noon for mulled wine and Christmas songs


Call in and Catch-Up!

For further information, contact Caroline 468376 or Angela 468396

Village Hall Committee Meeting Minutes October 2016

The minutes of the meeting of the Sand Hutton & Claxton Village Hall Committee which took place on 10th October are now available from the website : Link below




Caroline’s Garden Diaries 16.6.16: Chinese Wilson

Discovered an amazing thing last week; my recently acquired Magnolia wilsonii developed a weird looking lump on one of its twigs, a greeny-coloured sac, looking like a butterbean or an insect’s chrysalis. On closer inspection I wondered – could it actually be a flower bud? Great excitement if so – I bought this magnolia because I fell in love with it and its cousin M. sinensis on seeing them in Ray Wood, but had planted it in traditional spirit of a legacy for the future.

And then, three days ago, the weird growth opened into a flower – what a thrilling moment! M. wilsonii has the most beautiful flowers in the world, and here is one on a small plant in my garden.

What makes the flower so special, at least in my eyes, is the pure waxy white of its petals, contrasted with the deep crimson of its stamens gathered round a central milky-green receptacle, all arranged most elegantly to hang down rather than sitting on the branch as do the magnolias we normally grow. So when you walk under 30- or 40-year old trees, you look up and there’s heaven looking down.

Part of the thrill comes from the knowledge that this magnolia is one of Ernest Wilson’s introductions from his plant-hunting trips to China in the early 1900s. Reading about his incredible undertakings to find another magic tree, Davidia involucrata, involving a journey of thousands of miles, surviving horrendous dangers (imprisoned as a spy; punted by natives high on opium; chased by terrorist fighters), you feel so privileged to see his trees in this country.

Coming down to earth, literally, I’ve had to lie on wet grass to look up into my Chinese Wilson – and then I see that a slug has been there first; oh well, that’s life.