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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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YAHS at BALH Local History Day in York

 Just to show that lack of recent blogging doesn't mean I wasn't doing anything - Jane Ellis and I ran the YAHS stall at the British Association for Local History annual conference, which this year was in York. Jane took this photo,...

Saturday 09 June 2018


Clifford's Tower - good news

English Heritage have at last withdrawn their visitor centre scheme - bowing to huge pressure from almost everyone.... You have to ask why it took them so long. More information in yesterday's Guardian here.

Saturday 09 June 2018


David Hey memorial: Sheffield, 23 June

Did you sign up for the David Hey Memorial Meeting? Fittingly for the man we'll be remembering, the talks range widely: landscapes, names, agriculture, transport, metal trades, but all about the regions of northern England that David knew so...

Wednesday 23 May 2018


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