SECRET WARTIME BRITAIN @ Bishop Monkton Village Hall
Jan 16 @ 7:30 pm

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


Land of Iron @ NYCRO, Malpas Rd, Northallerton
Jan 31 @ 12:30 pm

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

More than Cowboys and Indians @ The Jublilee Room, Boroughbridge
Feb 11 @ 7:30 pm

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.

A Forgotten Emigration @ The Jublilee Room, Boroughbridge
Mar 10 @ 7:30 pm

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.

CANCELLED: Battlefield Trust Study Day @ The Crown Hotel Boroughbridge
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

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 @

CANCELLED: The History of English Canals @ The Jublilee Room, Boroughbridge
Apr 14 @ 7:30 pm

CANCELLED – Speaker Eric Jackson. All welcome – guests £3, members free. The talk will be followed by tea and biscuits.

CANCELLED: 25th Anniversary Film Show @ The Crown Hotel, Boroughbridge
May 12 @ 7:00 pm

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.

CANCELLED: Fields of Mud, Seeds of Hope @ The Jublilee Room, Boroughbridge
Jun 9 @ 7:30 pm

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 & Members’ Evening @ The Jubilee Room
Jul 1 @ 7:30 pm

AGM and Members’ Evening. All welcome – guests £3, members free. Refreshments available.

The History of the Two Minutes Silence @ The Jublilee Room, Boroughbridge
Jul 1 @ 7:30 pm

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.