100 years of village history

Wolds Wagoners Parade & Open day at Sledmere House to commemorate 100 years since the formation of the Wagoners' Special Reserve,
Wolds Wagoners Parade & Open day at Sledmere House to commemorate 100 years since the formation of the Wagoners' Special Reserve,

A unique piece of Army history was re-enacted in Sledmere on Sunday, when the village surrounding community celebrated the centenary of the legendary Wagoners’ Special Reserve.

There was a parade through the village which included soldiers from the 150th (Yorkshire) Transport Regiment The Royal Logistic Corps, pole wagons pulled by heavy horses, a decorated agricultural horse, a pack mule, a wagon and horse ambulance used in the 1914-18 war, together with representatives of the Royal British Legion, all led by the Kirkbymoorside Town Band. There was a re-enactment by the Durham Pals of the heavy horses hauling the pole wagons or the original figure-of-eight 1913 driving competition course. Vintage tractors took part and historic crafts were re-created, including a working farrier, saddler, the Guild of Knot Tyers, heritage groups and museum exhibits.

Wolds Wagoners Parade & Open day at Sledmere House to commemorate 100 years since the formation of the Wagoners' Special Reserve, - Jeremey Sykes, Martin Watts, Lady Swinton, Col Anthony Maddison, Sir Tatton Sykes BT, Lord Swinton.

Wolds Wagoners Parade & Open day at Sledmere House to commemorate 100 years since the formation of the Wagoners' Special Reserve, - Jeremey Sykes, Martin Watts, Lady Swinton, Col Anthony Maddison, Sir Tatton Sykes BT, Lord Swinton.

Wolds Wagoners Parade & Open day at Sledmere House to commemorate 100 years since the formation of the Wagoners' Special Reserve,

Wolds Wagoners Parade & Open day at Sledmere House to commemorate 100 years since the formation of the Wagoners' Special Reserve,