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Tributes to Her Majesty the Queen

Ceremony to mark the national Moment of Reflection.

Dear All.

As we are all aware, our ruling monarch of 70 years, Queen Elizabeth Ⅱ has sadly passed away. As a nation we are currently in a period of national mourning and the Queens funeral will be held on Monday 19th September.

On Sunday the 18th September at 8.00pm the nation will unite in ‘A Moment of Reflection. on the eve of the funeral of her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth .

It is our intention to hold a brief vigil on the Village Green on Sunday evening for those who want to attend and show their respects and involve themselves in this nationwide event.

By 19.55 pm members of our community will gather on the village Green, I will say a few words and then at 8.00 pm we shall hold a minute’s silence.

During the Minute we will have an opportunity, in silence, to reflect on the lifetime of service which Her late Majesty devoted to the United Kingdom, the Realms and Territories and to the Commonwealth.

This is an open invitation to all the community, visiting families and friends.

It only seems a short while ago since we were all on the Village Green celebrating Her Majesty’s Jubilee, here again we have the opportunity to show our respects and be part of history.

Kind Regards
Barry Snarr
Constable Burton Reading Room Committee

Tribute to Her Majesty the Queen

The Reading Room will be open from 10am to 5pm tomorrow until Sunday 18th September for you to see our small but deeply felt tribute to Her Majesty.

Flowers are from a well-wisher in the USA, Mark Ernest, who visited Constable Burton a few years ago

Stay safe!

Yours ever,
Major (Retd) George F Tomlin MBE
Project Manager, The Reading Room,
Constable Burton

Telephone: 01677 450194
Mobile: +447773031874

Memorial Bench In Memory Of Keith Loadman

Memorial Bench In Memory Of Keith Loadman

Many of you will know that Keith passed away at the beginning of July this year. Born at Unthank Farm where he lived and worked all of his life. He attended school here in Constable Burton at Village School walking along the beck and back on every school day.

Keith was a leading member of our community. Parish Councillor, member of the Reading Room Committee and, in years gone by, a leading member of Constable Burton Cricket Team. He, quite simply, and supported by his wife Judi, loved Constable Burton, the Parish and the community within it.

Led by the Reading Room Committee it is our intention to purchase a memorial bench in memory of Keith. It will be positioned on the Village Green with a plaque with the following proposed wording:

In Memory of Keith William Loadman
1941 – 2022
You brought about so much kindness to the folk around..

The quotation is from a poem written by Judi in memory of Keith.

If you would like to contribute to this memorial please give your donation to Barry Snarr, George Tomlin or Hilly Dobson. Cheques should be made payable to Constable Burton Reading Room. For BACs use Sorting Code 20-25-29 Account Number: 20279471 and use the reference ‘Memorial’.

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Barry Snarr
Chair to the Reading Room Committee
Mobile: 07730986863

Summer Fayre – 2022


In support of the Reading Room and Yorkshire Air Ambulance

This year’s fayre will take place on Sunday 28th August from 1 – 5pm. It is hoped that as many of you as possible are able to come a long and enjoy it.

Please note that help will be requested on the preceding weekend, 20th/21st August, to clear the beck of obstacles, and on Saturday 27th August, to help set up the stands. Volunteers are also needed to help run the stands on the Sunday itself

Stay safe!

Yours ever,


Major (Retd) George F Tomlin MBE
Telephone: 01677 450194
Mobile: +447773031874

New Playground Equipment

New Playground Equipment

It’s been a long time coming – but Today ( 6th August 2022 ) marked the Grand Opening of the Extended Children’s Play Playground area on the village green.

At 3:00pm, precisely, Maggie Wyvill cut the ribbon – and the Children ( and others!! ) immediately set about testing the New Equipment……

With Special Thanks to:

Maggie Wyvill for flawless execution of Official Duties, Richmond District Council for their Funding Generosity, Parish Council for Tireless Pursuit of funding application and the Eagle Eyed Ladies of Constable Burton who spotted the Funding Availability on Facebook all those months ago….

The Importance of Being Ernest – 7 Aug 2022

A fabulous production of The Importance of Being Earnest by touring theatre company Slapstick Picnic is coming to Constable Burton Hall Gardens on Sunday 7 August. 

Prepare to witness the impossible – the entirety of Oscar Wilde’s classic play of manners, affairs and handbags being performed by just two rather dashing entertainers.

Gates open at 4pm for a pre-show BBQ and Cocktail Bar. BBQ boxes for adults and children are available, please email to pre-order. There will also be a show-time Snack Bar on the night. 

The show starts at 6pm and promises to be an hilariously entertaining family show.

Please bring your own blankets, chairs and come prepared for the weather – rain or shine!

Tickets on sale via


We hope you can join us!

Artisan BBQ !

Individual picnic boxes – Pre-booking required 👍

Adult – £12

  • Marinated Olives
  • Smashed Pea, Mint, Feta Crostini
  • Mediterranean Tomato Salad
  • New Potato Salad, Shallots, Chervil, Vinaigrette
  • Summer Chicken Skewers/ Halloumi Skewers (Vegetarian)

Child – £7

  • Individual Box Containing:
  • Hotdog
  • Popcorn
  • Sweets
  • Drink

Please email: