Welcome to the village of SHIPTONTHORPE in the East Riding of Yorkshire, birthplace of the Ravens and still home to a fair few.
Shiptonthorpe is a beautiful village in the East Riding of Yorkshire between Hull and York. We love it. It has a population of fewer than 500.
In this map the East Riding is pink (which was the old colour used for the British Empire, by George!),
We are not especially pink and don't mind what shade anyone is. Personally I'm a rather attractive sunburnt hue I like to think.
Here are some more maps to help you find your way. And a picture of nearby Market Weighton above.
A Riding is an old word for a county, more or less.
Yorkshire was originally divided into three Ridings: North, West and East.
Nearby Hull has won City of Culture for 2017. We will be there!
Other interesting things about the village include the Church.
This is gorgeous and we'd love you to visit.
In fact, we'd love you to come and join the choir.
In fact, we'd like you to BE the choir. You can see it from the main road. The Church, not the choir.
There's also a Methodist church, a great play area for kids which adjoins the playing fields, and the village hall which used to be the school.
The village is a stirrup shape: a horseshoe with a long bar across the end. It used to be called Shipton, then was joined parochially to Thorpe-le-Street a mile or two away. The latter kept its fancy name even though Shipton flexed its muscles and tried to claim ownership by stealing the 'thorpe' bit. A Thorpe is an outlying farm, for those who want to know.
We have an Open Gardens around midsummer every year and a scarecrow festival with it every two years and a village fete and folk festival (June 24th 2017)
We used to have two pubs... now there are none. This is very sad not least because it has left us homeless.
There is a great garden centre (Langlands), a thriving garage (Drake's), a terrific jeweller (Peter - you'll see his sign on the roadside of you walk around) and, no doubt, many hidden gems of businesses tucked away.