VILLAGERS enjoyed a weekend of celebrations as Hutton Buscel reached its nine centenary.
A centenary marquee, between St Matthew’s Church and the village hall was the base for the 900th birthday party.
Festivities got under way with a reception, during which local author Graham Taylor launched the weekend.
On Saturday villagers enjoyed a recital from Hereford Cathedral organist and former president of the Royal College of Organists Dr Roy Massey.
The day also featured a dog show, and children’s talent contest, with entertainment running in to the evening provided by the Scarborough Celebration Singers and the Manhattan Voices.
A variety of stall adorned the village yesterday for the Centenary Market Place before the celebrations were brought to a close on Sunday with a village party which followed a Songs of Praise in the parish church, attended by the Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Lord Crathorne.
The Bishop of Whitby Martin Warner preached and rededicated the bells.
Neil Gardner, who organised the weekend’s events, said: “Everything has been lovely. We have had lots of people taking part in what has been going on.
“Dr Massey’s recital was much enjoyed as was a lot of the entertainment and events.
“It has been very exciting for us to be able to celebrate the 900th anniversary, and it has been a great excuse for a party.”
All proﬁts raised during the weekend’s celebrations will be donated to three charities – Sightsavers, Candlelighters, and the parish church, St Matthew’s.