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17th century wills and inventories - Dales Life & Tradition: a celebration 2018

Members of Ingleborough Archaeology Group will present a dramatic re-enactment and two talks about wills and inventories made in the Yorkshire Dales in the 17th century.   Come to all three or simply one of the events.   See linked pdf...

Friday 06 July 2018


Haymaking - Dales Life & Tradition: a celebration 2018

Join in haymaking in two days of scything workshops at Broadrake Farm, Chapel le Dale.  We'll be turning the hay, using pitchforks, rowing-up with traditional hay rakes, making cocks for overnight and maybe a large haystack.   Once...

Friday 06 July 2018


Malton Roman fort - guided tour!

Malton Roman fort Saturday 21st July - 11am and 2pm Join Roman Antiquities Section Hon. Chairman, Dr. Pete Wilson, for a guided walk around the site of one of the most important Roman forts in the North. The tour is organised by the...

Thursday 28 June 2018


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Prehistory field visit to Ingleborough

This Prehistory Research Section field visit is open to all YAHS members. Saturday 8 September 2018 Field visit to prehistoric cairns and enclosures around Crummackdale, Over Pasture and High Brae on the lower flanks of the Ingleborough...

Tuesday 17 July 2018


A Survival Story: Prehistoric Life at Star Carr

With great timing, managed to catch a new exhibition in Cambridge, featuring spectacular finds from the several phases of Star Carr excavations. The most striking are the skull and horn headdresses. Other artifacts amaze just in their...

Tuesday 10 July 2018


Prof. Peter Sawyer

We've just heard news of the death of Peter Sawyer, Emeritus Professor of Medieval History, at the age of 90.  Peter joined Leeds University School of History in 1964, and was promoted to a chair six years...

Monday 09 July 2018


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