WELCOME TO THE LOCAL HISTORY GROUP
We meet monthly, usually the morning of the Fourth Thursday in the month, 10am to 12 noon, but please check dates as other factors such as visits may affect the pattern.
We usually meet in Thorpe Prebend House, High Saint Agnesgate, the restored 17th century building on the site of a canon's residence from the 14th century, which latterly served as the interpretation centre for the Cathedral.
Enquiries should be directed to-
The group leader Maurice Taylor (01765 604 778)
or Marylyn Rafferty (01765 600 114)
Our 2019 Programme
September 26 Meeting. 'Ripon in WW II' - Lt Col Alan Skidmore (Ret)
October 24 Meeting. 'Ripon's Railway Bridges' - Peter Hills
November 28 Meeting. 'Henry VIII checks out Ripon 1531/2' - Maurice Taylor
December No Meeting. Christmas Break
Our 2020 Programme
January 23 Meeting 'Thomas Sweeting - Ripon’s first Borough Policeman' - Jonathan Price
February 27 Meeting. 'Knaresborough Forest, Past, Present and Future' - David Rhodes
March 26 Meeting. 'August 1911 : A Royal Visit to Studley' - Bill Barber
April 23 Meeting. Subject TBC - Chris Pennock (Asst Quarry Manager, Tarmac)
May 28 Meeting. 'Guided Walking Tour of Boroughbridge (1.5 miles)' - Hosted by Mike Collins
June 25 Meeting. 'A Visit to Minster House' - Hosted by Very Revd John Dobson, Dean of Ripon
For further information Email Maurice Taylor at email@example.com
To fund visiting speakers & pay for the meetings in Thorpe Prebend House, we commit ourselves to a membership fee payable at the beginning of each term and generally non-refundable.
From April, the annual fee for the coming year will be £15 per person, this will be collected at the May meeting.
Meetings are planned to take the form of a PowerPoint presentation, or similar, followed by refreshments, questions, comment and discussion by members.
Members will also be encouraged to develop projects of their own and to suggest future speakers and visits, which will be arranged as funds permit.
Six of Maurice Taylor's books on various aspects of local history and the Cathedral are currently in print and available through local bookshops and the Cathedral giftshop.
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