MAY Day is just around the corner, and here in Ryedale we have a great tradition of putting on a show for the occasion.

So for this week’s Way We Were we

have picked out five pictures from our archives of May Day celebrations in Sinnington and Slingsby, dating back to the 1990s. Do you recognise any of these faces?

You can see more pictures from May Day in Ryedale online at

Have you got an old photograph you would like to see in the Gazette? Email it, along with details of when and where it was taken, to