Bishop Monkton Local History Group presents SECRET WARTIME BRITAIN Local author Colin Philpott takes us on a virtual tour of hidden sites from Second World War Britain Thursday 16th January, 2020 at 7.30pmBishop Monkton Village Hall
During the Second World War, thousands of sites across Britain, including many in Yorkshire, were turned over to the war effort with their precise role often concealed even from those living close by. Join Author and Bishop Monkton resident, Colin Philpott, whose recently published book tells the stories of some of the hidden factories, command centres, spying bases and other wartime locations and reveals how secret they really were.
Tickets £5 – free for Bishop Monkton Local History Group Members. Cash Bar on the night. Tickets available from Annabel Alton 01765 676538
North Yorkshire CRO + Northallerton & District LHS:
12.30 pm Friday 31 January, NYCRO, Malpas Rd, Northallerton
Land of Iron: local history and the roasted iron ore that crossed the North York Moors – Geoff Taylor
Geoff will explain how forming our local history group linked us with the Rosedale History Society, two groups separated by geography but joined by history. This led us to partner with the National Park and gained a £3 million grant to tell the story of the Rosedale and Esk Valley railways, in the early days of which North East England produced almost 20% of the world’s iron and steel.
The project now totals over £4.25 million and hosts a new display at the Danby Moors visitor centre, and its story is being installed at various viewing points across the Land of Iron.
£2, incl. light refreshments
Peter Fleming “More than Cowboys and Indians” The story of the American West. All welcome – guests £3, members free. The talk will be followed by tea and biscuits.
June Hill “A Forgotten Emigration” The story of Yorkshire folk to Nova Scotia 1772-75. All welcome – guests £3, members free. The talk will be followed by tea and biscuits.
SORRY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL LATER IN THE YEAR. Battlefield Trust Study Day Sunday 22nd. March 10 am to 4 30 The Crown Hotel Boroughbridge A joint NEB/Yorkshire region study day Programme Julian Humphreys – A national update on the work of the Trust Geoffrey Carter – raising community interest in battlefields
Louise Whittaker – the Battle of Boroughbridge
Chris Rock – Battlefield commemoration and education
Nathan Amin, Author – The house of Beaufort
Cost is £20.00 including light refreshments or £30.00 inc buffet lunch. Bookings required by 31st January, Please contact – louise.whittaker83 @ ntlworld.com
CANCELLED – Speaker Eric Jackson. All welcome – guests £3, members free. The talk will be followed by tea and biscuits.
Yorkshire Film Archive – A community Film Show at the Crown Hotel to celebrate 25 years of The Boroughbridge and District Historical Society. Members free – guests £3.
Dan Metcalfe “Fields of mud, seeds of hope” A talk about the artwork displayed in Ripon Cathedral to commemorate the First World War. All welcome – guests £3, members free. The talk will be followed by tea and biscuits.
AGM and Members’ Evening. All welcome – guests £3, members free. Refreshments available.
John Francis Moss “The history of the Two Minutes Silence”. All welcome – guests £3, members free. The talk will be followed by tea and biscuits.