The 11th John Rettie Memorial Lecture
'Quakers and Radicals: the Baynes family of Sedbergh, Middleham and Skipton' by David Turner
Venue: Middleham Key Centre, Tuesday 21 May, 2.00pm
David Turner is a local historian living in Skipton. The main focus of his research is social history and the impact of events, both local and national, on families and individuals.
This talk grew out of general research into religious movements in Yorkshire, and the Quaker movement in particular. It will unravell the story of the turmoil in the Baynes family living through a period of social, religious and political change.
It covers their involvement in the Quaker movement from its beginnings, and how this led them into radical politics in the later 18th century as part of the Yorkshire Association led by Christopher Wyvill of Constable Burton Hall.
Annual membership of Middleham and the Dales Local History Group is still only £10, visitors are welcome at £3 per meeting. For more information e-mail Tony Keates or phone 01969 640436