Fair 1939


Effort for Village Hall

From our correspondent

Despite inclement weather – rain fell throughout the day – the annual fair and show at Hutton le Hole, near Kirbymoorside, yesterday, proved as big an attraction as in former years.

The event was instituted a few years ago to raise funds for a village hall, which was officially opened earlier in the year.

This year’s function was on more elaborate lines, classes for pigeons, rabbits, and cavies being added to the schedule, while the horticultural and dog sections also attracted a larger measure of support. Altogether there were 600 entries of high standard.

Lady Cayley of Brompton, near Scarborough, opened the show, Mrs Vernon Holt, of Ravenswick Hall, presiding.

Lady Cayley described the village hall as a splendid building which should be a source of pride to the villagers. She knew how hard they had all worked during the past few years to raise the amount required for its erection, and now that that sum had been paid off, proceeds of the fair and show were being used for its annual upkeep.

Lady Cayley expressed the hope that their efforts would meet with the support and success they deserved.

A vote of thanks to Lady Cayley and Ms Holt was proposed by Mr T E Harvey, M.P., who said the village hall would prove its worth as a centre of communal life for the people of the village.

Others present included:

Colonel C W E Duncombe

Mr & Mrs F J Burnley

Rev. T W Edwards (Vicar of Lastingham)

Mrs McCormick & Miss Gweneyth Twentyman (Malton)

Mr & Mrs A Peace (Kirbymoorside)

Mr N J Feilden (Easingwold)

Mr & Mrs J H Yoemans (Kirbymoorside)

Miss Strickland (Spaunton)

Mrs Wardill (Hutton le Hole)

Mr George Simpson (Gillamoor)

Misses Crosland & Mr T W Crosland

Many people visited the grounds of Keld Close, home of Mr & Mrs Burnley, who had opened them for the occasion.

The officials were:

Mr F J Burnley Honorary General Secretary

Mr T W Crosland Honorary Treasurer

T H Strickland Secretary of the horticultural section

From Yorkshire Post 1939