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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

Consultation about North Yorkshire Archives

Kirsty sent me news of the consultation about North Yorkshire Record Office. I urge members, especially those of us who use and love archives, to respond to this. The online survey is here. Being a Grade A cynic, however, this made me jittery....

Sunday 22 April 2018


In memory of Gordon Forster

The University of Leeds along with the editors of Northern History, the journal so closely associated with Gordon, have announced their plans to commemorate his life's work. An obituary by Simon Green appears in the recent issue,...

Sunday 22 April 2018


Reviving the winter hedge - and latest on the Yorkshire Historic Dictionary

Now it emerges that 'winter hedge' (the 'h' of course silent) is no longer generally understood in Yorkshire. This is quite a shock. My sons' blank incomprehension when I talk to them was, I always thought, just a wind-up. So,...

Monday 26 March 2018


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