Summer Exhibitions 2018
The 15th century Priest’s House at Easton on the Hill is one of the National Trust’s smallest properties. As well as housing a comprehensive collection of artefacts and photographs of the local Collyweston slating industry there will be two special exhibitions this summer.
Tour De Sands Bike Relay – An Historic Journey
The Tour de Sands “E2E” epic six-week bike relay from Easton on the Hill to Elviria in Spain took place in April/May 2017. Some 100 riders, half of them from the village, took part in the 1,652-mile relay in honour of one very special villager, Sandra (“Sands”) Watson who died of cancer in March 2016.
Thanks to everyone’s tremendous support, the ride raised over £90,000.
The exhibition will show highlights of the incredible journey and describe the plans that the Tour de Sands’ partner charities - the St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice and the Lymphoedema Support Network - have for using the funds in an effective and appropriate way.
RAF 100 (1918-2018): Easton on the Hill's Contribution to the Fledgling Royal Air Force
The world’s first manned aircraft flight had only taken place in 1903. So not surprisingly many novice aviators crashed their new-fangled machines during the First World War.
The exhibition will tell some of the stories of the lost airmen who are remembered on Easton’s War Memorial and show how the village was involved with its two nearby airfields, now amalgamated to become RAF Wittering.
The building will be manned every Sunday during June, July and August from 2.00pm to 4.30pm. At other times access can be obtained by visiting one of the nearby key holders, whose details are given on the property notice board, between 10.00am and 5.00pm.
Entrance is free and all are welcome