Ripon & District

Local History

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 2020/2021 Programme:

NB DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK, THE MEETINGS FOR MARCH & APRIL HAVE BEEN POSTPONED
The programme for May onwards will be reviewed as the situation developes.

March 26 Meeting Postponed. 'August 1911 : A Royal Visit to Studley' - Bill Barber

April 23 Meeting Postponed. Provisional date - July 23rd

More information of the remaining programme when available

May 28 Visit 'Guided Walking Tour of Boroughbridge (1.5 miles)' - Hosted by Mike Collins

June 25 Visit 'A Visit to Minster House' - Hosted by the Very Revd John Dobson, Dean of Ripon. Limited number of places on this visit which must be pre-booked

July 23 Provisional Meeting Nosterfield Quarry - its history & archaeology -
Chris Pennock (Asst Quarry Manager, Tarmac)
NB Location Thorpe Prebend / Ripon Community House, Allhallowgate to be confirmed

September 24 Meeting 'The Marquess of Ripon' - Richard Taylor
NB Location Ripon Community House, Allhallowgate

October 22 Meeting 'Traveller's Tales' - Greta Hills

November 26 Meeting 'Ripon Through Maps & Plans' - Maurice Taylor & Peter Hills

2021

January 28 Meeting 'The Policeman, the Matron, the Riot & the Workhouse' -
Jonathon Price

February 25 Meeting 'Ripon's Georgian Theatre' - Maurice Taylor & Tony Moss-Blundell

March 25 Meeting 'History of the Spa Gardens & Ripon Workhouse Garden' - Sue Wood

April 22 TBA

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

OUR GROUP

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.

Click on a picture below to see it full-size with more details.

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Italian - Year 2 Italian Conversation
Keep Fit `move it or lose it` Latin
Lawn Bowls Local History
Lunch Group (Midweek) On Your Bookshelf
Painting the Natural World Photography
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Playing the Guitar Poetry for Pleasure
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Science For All Scrabble
Scribblers Shakespeare Workshop
Singing for Pleasure Spanish - Year 2
Spanish Intermediate (Group full) Sunday Lunch Group
Table Tennis TAI CHI STYLE EXERCISE
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Ukulele Visiting Buildings of Interest
Walking Walking Netball
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