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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


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

Marriage by clog and shoe

Prompted by weddings being in the news, Alex Medcalf of the Yorkshire Historic Dictionary project has been looking at models of marriage in centuries past. Some  were rather informal, and presumably didn't have any official status. But...

Monday 21 May 2018


View of Wakefield chantry bridge

YAHS has donated a small oil painting of Wakefield chantry bridge c. 1790 - the view including the soke mill and Aire and Calder offices - to the Gissing Trust. It will join other early views of the town on display at The Gissing Centre, which...

Monday 14 May 2018


More on North Yorkshire county archives

I've been to Northallerton to find out more about the consultation currently in progress about the future shape of North Yorkshire's archives service. I am reassured that there's no suggestion of services in...

Thursday 10 May 2018


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