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The sun shone down on Hunmanby as villagers congregated to celebrate the annual Hunmanby Heritage Day event.

The traditional event, which is conjunction with the National Heritage Open Days scheme, enables the village to showcase its history through a series of displays and reenactments.

Held on Saturday, September 8, the streets were packed as villagers took part in a series of events and customs, including the century old tradition of ‘riding the stang’.

The reenactment acted as a the centrepiece of the event, and saw villagers parade an effigy of a local miscreant through the village as they created a racket by banging on pots and pans.

It was just one of around a dozen events that took place at the event, which was hosted by Hunmanby Parish Council chairman, Cllr Michelle Donohue-Moncrieff.

Civic dignitaries including Filey Mayor Cllr Richard Walker and Scarborough Mayor Cllr Helen Mallory were also in attendance, and Hunmanby Heritage Society Secretary Nina Sheeran said the tradition makes you realise the importance of the police, and how they keep the community safe.

She said: “Riding the stang really show you how people managed before the police, and we would be horrified now if people carried out that kind of vigilante justice.”