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News and Upcoming Events

Words and meanings - Dales Life & Tradition: a celebration 2018

A talk by archivist Alexandra Metcalf using the Yorkshire Historic Dictionary to discuss the meanings that can be found in archaic languages and how these meanings flow into spoken appreciation of our heritage, communities and landscape.  To...

Sunday 24 December 2017


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.  Part of a Council for British Archaeology Festival, and Life &...

Sunday 24 December 2017


Making hay rakes - Dales Life & Tradition: a celebration 2018

Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes:  for about a century, West Mill at Askrigg was the centre of a hay-rake making business.   This talk will explore the history of the business and the ways in which the rakes were made and used....

Friday 22 December 2017


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Calderdale Industrial Museum: a date to save

Calderdale Industrial Museum is a flagship for voluntary enterprise. After years (a decade?) of closure, Calderdale council handed it over to the CIMA trust. The museum has since been extensively refurbished and has now reopened, weekends...

Thursday 21 June 2018


Annual report and AGM

Members, if you've not yet received your annual report and papers for the AGM, they will be with you shortly. The AGM is on 30 June at Stringer House. We're looking at new formats for future reports, and also planning to...

Wednesday 13 June 2018


Sheffield conference in memory of David Hey

Working on my paper for the British Agricultural History Society-organised conference, in which YAHS is a partner. Focusing on the themes for which David Hey was noted, it's on 23 June in Sheffield. There's still time to sign...

Monday 11 June 2018


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