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News and Upcoming Events

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


RAS Swaledale visit - directions

RAS visit to The Hagg, High Fremington - Saturday, July 14th, 2018 Directions and Parking   From Grinton follow the B6270 across the bridge. At the Bike Centre the road bends round to the left, immediately after which there is a right...

Saturday 23 June 2018


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President's Blog

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


Appeal for help - Cavendish letters

Can anyone help with this? Prof. Jim Fitzmaurice of the School of English, University of Sheffield, is looking for any surviving correspondence involving servants of Margaret and William Cavendish of Welbeck Abbey...

Sunday 01 July 2018


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


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