Coronation updates

Our plans for the Coronation:

To mark this event in a different way, we are creating a walking trail around Cawood celebrating our village history and creativity, as well as the Coronation.

siege of cawood, civil war effectus drama group
Siege of Cawood, civil war
Effectus Drama group rehearsal

“In the Footsteps of Kings, Queens and Archbishops” will have several stopping points where QR codes will link to a time in the past which will showcase residents’ creativity and celebrate our community.  Work is progressing in its creation and we hope most of the filming will be ready by the weekend of the coronation. Many thanks to Judy Jones and Jenny Wardell of Cawood Art Club for painting the fabulous mural at the Foreshore (with kind permission of Yorkshire Water)

getting there now the writing's on
getting there now the writing’s on

Happy to embrace any group who may have an idea for the trail which showcases creativity (and connects  to our royal historical links if possible) and who are willing to put their ideas into action.

If you have something to offer please get in touch.

Already covered are: Cardinal Wolsey, the Great Feast, the Cawood sword, Bishopdyke,  the Civil War and more recent celebrations

Go to our new page on galleries and follow the “making of the trail” pics

Lighting the beacon will take place on Monday, May 8th at 9pm when we also  hope to be able to launch the trail

The Parish Council had hoped to buy and plant a substantial tree to serve as focal point for Christmas lights at the Wistowgate/Thorpe Lane roundabout and also to commemorate the upcoming Coronation. Unfortunately, Yorkshire Water won’t sanction a tree as there are pipes running diagonally across the site underground. Nevertheless, we are extremely grateful to the Spinks family who kindly donate a tree to the village each Christmas.

Our second choice for a tree was at the Foreshore on the grass near Water Row. but the Environment Agency will not give the go ahead because of the proximity to the flood wall.

Our Playing Fields were planted at the Queen’s jubilee, so our third option is in the Garth near Broad Lane.

We submitted an application for Scheduled Monument permission to plant an Oak tree  a while back. In November we shall be planting an oak sapling there.

We are delighted to be able to announce the creation of a small area at the Playing Fields for adult gym equipment which will be dedicated to mark the Coronation.

Our lottery bid, “Cawood Grows Strong Together”, was successful in gaining funding and we have also received a NYCC grant toward the work.



Cawood Parish Council