SKIPTON & CRAVEN HISTORY SOCIETY
(Affiliated to the Yorkshire Archaeological & Historical Society)
2017/18 AUTUMN/WINTER TALKS PROGRAMME
VENUE: We meet fortnightly at the Swadford Centre,
32 Swadford Street, Skipton at 7.30pm.
SUBSCRIPTIONS: Full Programme of talks, Adults £10; Single talks, Adults £3. Accompanied Juniors (under 18) admitted free.
NEW MEMBERS WELCOMED
OCT 12: Susan Broadhead:
Reading the windows. (Powerpoint)
OCT 26: Ron Crossley:
A history of Skipton’s Water Supply. (Powerpoint)
NOV 9: Dr Kenneth Jackson:
The story of Firth Mill –Mark Nutter to Candelisa (Powerpoint)
NOV 23: Ella Hatfield:
Growing up in Old Skipton – the Memoirs of Joyce Murgatroyd. (Powerpoint)
DEC 14: Tim Bastow:
The First Voyage of Thomas Alfred Edge. (Powerpoint)
JAN 11: Members Social Evening.
JAN 25: David Turner
Quakers, Radicals & Mill Owners – The Baynes Family of Embsay Kirk
FEB 8: Dr Sue Wrathmell:
The Cresap Family in England and America (Powerpoint)
FEB 22: Robin Longbottom & Cgris Riley:
Boundaries and Boundary Stones of South Craven. (Slides)
MAR 8: Chris Lunnon:
The Burning of Skipton in the 14th Century. (Powerpoint)
MAR 22: Robin Bundy:
George Birkbeck – Pioneer of Adult Education. (Powerpoint)
APR 12: David Johnson:
Droving: The Why’s and Wherefores of a long-distance trade. (Powerpoint)
APR 26: ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING followed by:
Reminiscences of a 1940s Errand Boy. (Talk Only)
SUMMER 2018 PROGRAMME OF LOCAL HISTORY WALKS
These guided History Walks around various local villages, organized by Bernard Peel, have proved to be very popular. Details of the two Summer 2018 walks are:
Thursday June 21st 2018
Walk around Draughton Village
Meet at Village Hall 7pm (Halfway down main street). Afterwards refreshments will be available in the Village Hall when there will also be an opportunity to see artefacts provided by the villagers.
Thursday 19th July 2018
Visit to Christ Church, Skipton
The visit starts at 7pm and will include: a short talk about the rationale for founding an additional Anglican church in Skipton in the 1830s, a tour of the nave and chancel, drawing attention to key furnishings, memorials, stained glass and the organ; an account of the church’s architecture and layout in relation to its liturgical use, and a visit to the crypt. A small collection of architectural plans and photographic archives will be on display. Light refreshments will be provided.
Hosts will be Rod Fell (Church Warden) and Dr Kenneth Jackson