Ripon & District


Dates for your Diary
Mon Oct 26th A.G.M.

Monday 26th October
2pm Zoom Meeting

Our AGM will be held this year on Zoom. Members will be receiving relevant papers by post prior to the meeting. The current committee will be remaining in post until our following AGM which is scheduled for May 2021.

To receive the Zoom link, please email me: or send a message to Webmaster via the Contact page on the website.

Following the AGM, there will be a presentation by Richard Taylor on the subject of Ripon Museums.

Richard is Chair of the Ripon Museum Trust, a role which he says has been a great privilege and source of pleasure. It allows him to continue his interest in the heritage where he worked professionally in historic environment management for over 30 years most recently as the conservation team leader at Leeds City Council.

As a chartered town planner specialising in built environment conservation he previously had experience of regeneration as the Ripon Project Officer for the former national charity, the Civic Trust. Since taking early retirement in 2010 Richard continues active involvement in local affairs as Vice-Chair of Ripon Civic Society and has been part of the team to devise and promote the Ripon City Plan. Following its approval he is keen to see the Plan delivering real benefits to the city.

In the brief spare time left over he enjoys singing in Ripon Choral Society, exploring his native Yorkshire and beyond and admits to an addiction to cryptic crosswords and Radio 4.

Monday 23rd November, 2pm

Revd Ruth Newton will present a talk about Elizabeth Feodorovna - Princess, Saint and Martyr

Ruth is the Priest at St Johns Sharow and a Freelance trainer, Lecturer, Trustee at Church of England.

Monday 21st December 2020, 2pm

Mr David Winpenny - SCANDAL, SPITE AND SHUTTLECOCKS - Wentworth Woodhouse

David lives in Ripon and is a Vice-President and former Chairman of Ripon Civic Society. He is the author of ‘Secret Ripon’ (published by Amberley Books) and of several books for the Automobile Association, including the Leisure Guide to Northumbria and Hadrian’s Wall’ and ’50 Walks in North Yorkshire’.

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