Last week we held our first Heritage Roadshow event at Staxton for communities around The Scarborough Carrs. It was extremely successful with over 200 people passing through with their wares and tales of old. Among the finds brought in were a Quernstone (for grinding corn by hand), musket balls, a piece of 19th C horseshoe pot (land drainage pipe), a drawerful of prehistoric flints and bone and an old shop ledger with news paper clippings from the time. People also got the chance to learn more about their area as they talked to the North East Yorkshire Geology Trust, Scarborough Field Naturalists, Scarborough Archaeological and History Society and many other groups which attended. Lots of tea and cake was happily consumed whilst people filled in The Carrs consultation survey (which is still available to complete here). We gained a lot of information about the area which we are still processing now…thank you to everyone that came along and made it such an interesting and enjoyable event!
If you live in the Vale of Pickering please come along and share what the landscape means to you along with and old stories you may have about the area. You can also bring along any artefacts or photos you have to share. There will be experts there to see what you have brought and local groups with displays about the landscape, history and wildlife of the area. As part of the Lottery fund bid we are trying to build evidence about the area so would really appreciate anything you have to share.