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Fun, games and nostalgia for the Bank Holiday
8:39am Saturday 5th May 2012 in Video
There is a host of events lined up for the Bank Holiday weekend in North Yorkshire.
Visitors to Beningbrough Hall, the National Trust property near York, can turn back time with a taste of travel and entertainment through the ages.
On Saturday, the Minster Stray Morris Dancers will crack their sticks, wave their hankies and kick up their heels throughout the afternoon while in the grand setting of the Georgian hall there will be card playing and Georgian dancing by costumed interpreters.
On Sunday and Monday, members of the North East Club for Pre-War Austins will be showing their prized vintage vehicles in front of the house.
Recalling the war years, on-site live transmissions from radio sets saved from de-commissioned Halifax and Lancaster bombers from the Second World War will be played.
There will be brass band music in the walled garden from Corpus Christie Band from Leeds and over the three-day weekend there will be games on the lawn, from croquet to snakes and ladders.
In York, the River Foss Society is holding an open day on Saturday to celebrate the re-opening of Castle Mills Lock. The event starts at 10am and will be attended by the Lord Mayor.
Traditional May Day celebrations will be taking place in Copmanthorpe when St Giles’s Church will be hosting its annual street fair on Monday. There will be children’s entertainments, stalls and craft activities throughout the afternoon.
Another National Trust property, the Treasurer’s House, in York, is inviting York residents to visit the house free from today to Thursday from 11am to 4.30pm.
Treasurer’s House has a long standing tradition of holding a free week for YorkCard holders at this time of year as it is closed during Resident’s First weekend. This year there will be four new rooms to explore.