August - Treasure Hunt BBQ and Tapestry project Sun Aug 16th

          August – we do not have a meeting.

Instead we are having a treasure hunt (in cars) starting at 10am at the Old Station Club Car park, followed by a BBQ (at 12 noon) on Sunday August 16th

Chris Rock has planned the route and says it should take around 1 and a half hours to complete. The BBQ will be from 12 noon (if you don't finish in time) at the Station Club. The event is open to non-members.
Please can the car drivers let me know how may people they are taking (for the BBQ). There will be tea/coffee, soft drinks but unfortunatley the bar will not be open (Bring your own alcohol).

Also, from 1 – 4pm the last Workshop for the Tapestry project will be held in the club as well. This will be a good chance to see what it will look like and meet some of the people
Hazlewood Castle - July 12th 2015

Our first event organised for us by Faith and Mark from Leeds. A great day and a great success for everybody....

SEE more pics at the General Pix page.....

Heritage Weekend

             Heritage weekend June 27/28th  

Our third local history and heritage 2 day weekend event. Over the two days we had a series of different exhibits including a table of Big Dig excavation finds, many questions were asked about them but as yet we still need professionals to look at them and tell us what we have found...


Iron and metal objects

Animal bones

A neolithic flint blade

Interesting stones with fossilisations

Working blacksmiths slag with added extras!

We also had the Pilgrimage of Grace from Pocklington attending and they were very passionate about telling the story to entralled visitors...

Our village timeline exhibition is always well looked at, and the tombola and book stall sales were very successful.

The bridge toll over the two days was again a great addition to our funds, the generous passers by and drivers who were 'pillaged' by the vikings are to be thanked for their donations.

The cafe was well used by all and the spear pies were on the menu again.

Overall a very happy and easy going event, even though the visitor numbers were not as high as last years, but the weather was probably a factor in that.

Well done to all and thanks for the efforts put in on the food, tolls, books, tombola, setting up and cleaning up too.


BIG DIG Weekend

Well, we dug 13 pits around the village. We found a lot of 'stuff' but not the sword/helmet from 1066!! Hardly surprising since nothing has ever been found.

This was a great success and is the FIRST ORGANISED DIG of it's kind in the Village - EVER. So well done everyone.
We now have a platform to continue the work until we do find the sword/helmet etc.

Here are a few pics.

BIG DIG HQ - Great publicity
Dave and Jon --  Pondering!!!!

Too many Chiefs drinking tea and only one worker!!!

So much sand - Let's build a castle!

2 Yorkshire men and and American - playing a new game.

Tapestry- well and truly Launched

Sat 7th March was the day we finally got going with our Tapestry (embroidery).

With around 30 people coming along for the launch and take part in 2 workshops.

Chas Jones explains what is involved.
I am in no doubt that we have a group that will see this project through and produce the 'Missing Link' in the story of 1066.

Over 60 people are now involved and plans are in hand to design the storyboard and get sewing in a few months - fantastic.