Ripon & District

Local History

WELCOME TO THE LOCAL HISTORY GROUP

Enquiries should be directed to-

The group leader Maurice Taylor (01765 604 778)

or Marylyn Rafferty (01765 600 114)

NB DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK, MEETINGS IN

THORPE PREBEND HOUSE ARE POSTPONED.

As FROM NOVEMBER 2020 WE HAVE BEEN RUNNING "ZOOM" MEETINGS AT THE USUAL

10.00am ON THE FOURTH THURSDAY OF THE MONTH.

To participate in ZOOM meetings you must register for each meeting

with Marylyn Rafferty (marylynraff@aol.com)

who will Email you the relevant access information.

April 22 Zoom 'The Story of Court Houses' - Eric Jackson - How the judicial system developed from the Anglo-Saxon Hundreds onwards.

May 27 Zoom 'Ripon Spa Gardens' - Sue Wood - The garden's history & recent projects followed by Jeremy Dunford on Hell Wath, a Historical & Ecological gem.

June 24 Zoom 'In the Footsteps of the Marquess'- Richard Taylor - An update on Richard's talk where even in the city few of us know much of this important Victorian statesman. Where are the reminders today of a once respected international figure? Richard sets out to find what tangible legacy the Marquess has left us and the journey took him, as an armchair traveller, to three continents on a walk in the footsteps of the Marquess

For further information Email Maurice Taylor at maurice.taylor@ripcoms.net

OUR GROUP

When Covid restrictions are completely lifted, we will return to our previous format - 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.

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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Lunch Group (Midweek) On Your Bookshelf
Painting the Natural World Pétanque
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Science For All Scrabble
Scribblers Shakespeare Workshop
Singing for Pleasure Spanish - Year 2
Spanish Intermediate (Group full) Sunday Lunch Group
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