June 26, 2019

Saturday Social

It was good to see so many parisioners attend the Saturday Social yesterday and everyone appeared to be enjoying themselves. This time the theme was ‘buy local’ and there were great produce items available – scrummy homemade buns from Jack, honey from Fiona, beautiful jewellery from Deborah, greeting cards from Rose Trading (with all profits going to the De-Fib appeal), flour from Yorkshire Organic Millers (Spaunton Bank), plants, preserves and who could forget Jennie arriving with a plate of her famous pork pies still warm, with the aroma filling the hall.

There were refreshments aplenty and thanks must go to the ladies of the WI for making so many cups of tea & coffee. The heritage display was fascinating especially those genuine mini Claxton bricks, the villages’ website was up and running, the community library was open and we found out about the 2 newest clubs – Shutterbugs and the forthcoming Knit & Natter group. Not forgetting Liz updating us on the De-Fib appeal (donations are still most welcome!) and information was available about the Village Produce Show in Sept. Finally, our very own Olympic Games Volunteer Anne White popped in to tell us about her experiences ‘down South’.
Apologies if I’ve left anything out – there was just so much going on. Thanks to everyone who made yesterday’s event such a great success.

Heritage Group Field Walking Trip

The Local Heritage Group recently undertook a field walk around Claxton.
To read about what they found and see pictures of some of the artefacts they uncovered click HERE

Synolda Visit – Your Pictures

if anyone has any good pictures from the Synolda visit please email them to webteam@claxton-sandhutton.org.uk and we’ll add them to the gallery on the website – thanks.

Heritage Group Update

The Sand Hutton & Claxton Heritage Group Pages have been updated with notes on the Recent Yorkshire Film Archive Event and news of a possible steamy visit! CLICK HERE to view the page and remember you can easily add your own information, news and events by clicking on the ‘Contribute’ menu on the site.

Yorkshire Film Archive – Weds 14th March : Only a few tickets left!

Yorkshire Film Archive will be showcasing a selection of original films from the early part of the 19th Century onwards at Sand Hutton Village Hall on Wednesday March 14th from 7:30pm.

There will be ice creams on sale during the interval.  Adults £3.  Children £1.

What a bargain for a brilliant nights entertainment!  Roll up, roll up for your tickets as they are going fast.

Telephone Fiona Davies (01904) 468001

Local and Family History Fair

On Saturday the 10th March 2012 there is a local and family history fair at the Pavillions of Harrogate. There will be over 30 society and trade stands, screening of rare films from the Yorkshire Film Archive, a family history help desk and a programme of talks from guest speakers. For more info or to book a place at a talk, ring County Records Office 01906 777585 or email archives@northyorks.gov.uk
Admission is just £1!

Claxton Brickponds

Philip Orton of Claxton has kindly submitted an illustrated account of the clearance work currently being undertaken at the Brick Ponds.


You can download it HERE



Sand Hutton Walled Garden Meeting on Monday

There will be an open meeting at Middle Cottage, Claxton on Monday, 13th February at 7.30pm to discuss the future of Sand Hutton Walled Garden. Any queries or comments, please phone Anne White on 468550.

Yorkshire Film Archive

The Claxton & Sand Hutton Heritage Group are hosting another evening of entertainment from the Yorkshire Film Archive (YFA) on Wednesday 14th March 2012 at the Village Hall in Sand Hutton. The evening starts promptly at 7:30 with a short interval when ice cream will be on sale. If you have any particular area of interest that we could ask YFA to look for in their back catalogue, then do contact Fiona Davies (01904 468001) by 22nd February.

Tickets are available from Fiona. Adults £3.Children £1. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see footage of fascinating, funny and poignant short films, some from over 100 years ago. Book now, don’t be disappointed.

Free parking in the Village Hall car park. Please keep access clear to residential properties.

Heritage Group Film Archive

Claxton & Sand Hutton Heritage Group present another evening of entertainment from the Yorkshire Film Archive on Wednesday March 14th 2012 at the Village Hall in Sand Hutton. There will be a selection of short films dating back over 100 years, many containing  local scenes.  The evening will start promptly at 7.30pm with a short interval when ice creams will be on sale. Tickets are available by telephoning  Fiona Davies on (01904) 468001.
Adults – £3 Children – £1.  Book your tickets early to avoid disappointment.  Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see early film footage of material that will be fascinating, funny and poignant.

Fiona Davies