The Sheriff Hutton Village News has been a valuable part of Sheriff Hutton life since 1969. In October of that year Eric Hayhurst and Alan Farnaby produced the first edition of the News using stencils and a hand-operated Roneo duplicator. It immediately proved its worth as the ideal way of keeping everyone informed about what is going on in this very active community. Then, as now, every household receives a free copy of the News delivered to their door.
The News is now also distributed in the surrounding villages of Farlington, Lilling, Stittenham and Whenby requiring a total of 620 copies to be printed each month. To achieve this, the editorial team are supported by a willing band of typists, folders and distributors.
All the work is done voluntarily; the money from advertising and donations from regular user groups pays for the printing. So, 45 years on, the stencils and Roneo have given way to word-processing and modern printing methods but that’s about all that has changed.