Middleham and Dales Local History Group

  • Event Start Date: 19/02/2019 14:00 - 16:00

The Wensleydale 'Dairy Days' Project - a talk by Dr Karen Griffiths

Venue: Middleham Key Centre

Ownership of cows and processing their milk has been at the core of the Wensleydale economy for at least a thousand years, probably longer. It has shaped the landscape and left evidence for its presence in the historical and archaeological record. 

Dr Karen Griffiths is currently running a Heritage Lottery/Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority-funded project researching and sharing the story of dairying in Wensleydale. ‘Dairy Days’ is wide-ranging covering the very earliest archaeological evidence for dairying in the dale through to oral history recordings of local people involved in the industry. 

Karen will be sharing some of the research that she and her team of volunteers have done so far and also discussing the ways that these fascinating stories will be shared with the wider public in the coming year.

Members, new members and visitors are always welcome, annual membership is still only £10 for 8 meetings and visitors can attend for £3 per meeting.

For more information contact Tony Keates by email or 'phone 01969 640436,

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