Middleham and Dales
Local History Group
Are you interested in local history? If so, why not
think about joining the Middleham and Dales Local History Group (MDLHG)?
MDLHG was formed several years ago
by a group of people interested in furthering the study of the local
history of Wensleydale and Swaledale and their adjoining dales. The
annual programme includes individual lectures on a variety of
historical topics by guest speakers, two courses each year dealing
with subjects of interest in more detail, and occasional local
visits. The group is also particularly interested in encouraging and
supporting local history research. A recent project has focused on
redundant churches and chapels in the area, and this has resulted in
a detailed survey and historical investigation of the Church of the
Holy Trinity, Coverham. A booklet and CD have been produced and a
laminated plan and information sheet deposited in the church for
membership fee is £10 and this gives free entrance to all individual
meetings, although there is an extra charge for each course.
Visitors are welcome to attend single lectures for a small fee, so
if you are not sure if the group is for you, why not come along one
afternoon and try it out? All meetings take place at Middleham Key
Centre, usually on Tuesdays, from 2pm to 4pm.
Middleham and Dales Local History Group
Annual membership of the group is £10 and
visitors are welcome to attend individual meetings for a fee of
For further information, please contact:-
Tony Keates 01969
640436 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
meetings at Middleham Key Centre starting at 2.00pm -
(Except for the April Meeting)
January 16th -AGM followed by Revs. James Law - a
Coverdale clergyman - Val Slater
February 20th - Churches of the Dale and Vale - Revd.
March 20th - Death comes to Eelmire - Barbara Dixon
April 17th - The Cultural History of the Dales - (NB:
at the Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes)
May 10th - John Rettie Memorial Lecture - The history of
Kiplin Hall - Dawn Webster
June 19th - The Discovery of Swaledale in the early 20th
century through the novels of May Sinclair - Helen
July 17th - Members visit to Kiplin Hall
September/October - Autumn Course on Vernacular
Buildings and Maps for Local Studies -
September 25th - An overview of Vernacular buildings in
the Dales - David Cook
October 2nd - Recording Local Features - Alison
October 6th - Maps for local studies - Speaker from
November 20th - the WW1 Appeals Tribunals - Ruth Rising
is due in January-
£10, visitors welcome at £3 per meeting.
Contact Tony Keates for more information, 01969 640436, email@example.com
Amendments to the Autumn course
A 3 session
Buildings and Maps for Local History Studies
all at Middleham
Key Centre starting at 2.00pm
Session 1- Vernacular Houses of Wensleydale,
Coverdale and Bishopdale
by David Cook, Tuesday 25 September at 2.00pm.
Session 2 – Recording and interpreting
vernacular buildings in the Dales,
by Alison Armstrong, Tuesday 2 October at
Session 3 – Maps for local history studies,
a practical session by a speaker from N. Yorkshire
County Record Office,
Tuesday 16 October at 2.00pm.
Course fees are £5 per session for members and £7
per session for non-members.
Contact Tony Keates
for more information 01969 640436 firstname.lastname@example.org
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