The Programme of Meetings of the
Upper Dales Family History Group

2017 - 2018


  Meetings are held on Wednesdays through most of the year and alternate between
Fremington Sunday School just outside Reeth in Swaledale and the village hall at Harmby near Leyburn in Wensleydale.
An annual evening meeting is held in June.

Entry is free to members of the Cleveland FHS & 2 for visitors who are warmly welcome at all meetings

For directions to any event, please click on the venue name.

Fremington Sunday School

DL11 6AR

Harmby Village Hall

DL8 5PG

Postcodes are given for Sat Nav users



 

MEETINGS

Future meetings

December
2017

 

Christmas Social - details to be arranged

 

 

 

 

28 February
2018

2pm
Harmby Village Hall

Farm Buildings of the Heart of Teesdale

Jennifer Deadman is a historic building surveyor and will be talking about several of the farmsteads which she recorded with a volunteer historic buildings survey group, training them not only to record the fabric of the buildings but also, through documentary research, to place them in their landscape setting and in their local historic context.


Jennifer Deadman

28 March
2018

2pm
Fremington

Sir Thomas Robinson, gentleman of Fashion

Anthony Wood is a volunteer guide at Rokeby and will be talking mainly about Thomas Robinson (1702-1777) builder of Rokeby Park, amateur architect, spendthrift, diplomat and scallywag; touching briefly of the Morrit family's association with the estate.
 

Anthony Wood

25 April
2018

2pm
Harmby

Cakes and Creativity, Life in a Rural Rectory

A collection of hand written magazines discovered in the attics of Thirsk museum, whose main contributors were the daughters of the late 19th century Rector of Sessay, The Rev. George Dupuis provides the basis for this talk about the lives of the family as seen through the pages of their magazines and mirrored in the local press.

 

Janet Ratcliffe and Sue Thorne

23 May
2018

2pm
Fremington

No Place Like Home

Peter is well known for his research into workhouses and this talk covers a new direction in his research, looking into children's homes and how children were looked after.

Peter Higginbotham

27 June
2018

7:30pm
Fremington

And the bride wore...

Gill Parkes is an archivist at Durham County Record Office who has selected group photographs of weddings from the archives to illustrate the changing fashions of the day and weddings across a wide social range, with some of the stories of the families in the photographs.

Gill Parks

25 July
2018

 

Social evening - details to be arranged.

 


 

Previous Meetings

22 November
2017

2pm
Harmby

Wensleydale Clockmakers and their clocks

David began to research clock making in the Dales after discovering the craft in his own family tree and has recently been involved in an exhibition of more than 60 grandfather clocks, wall and table clocks, watches and barometers at Tennants Garden Rooms in Leyburn.
 

Dr David Severs

25 October
2017

2pm
Fremington
Sunday School

Getting through the Daily Grind: Family Life in 19th Century Yorkshire

Family life and rural economy in 19th Century Yorkshire

Dr Graham Rogers

27 September
2017

2pm
Harmby Village Hall

Early Asylum Life

Social historian David Scrimgeour looks at the lives of some of those who passed through the doors of the West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum in Wakefield during the first 50 years of its existence, telling their stories in their own words.

David Scrimgeour

26 July 2017

Fremington
Sunday School

A Stationary Walk in Reeth

Peter Dennison Edson

28 June 2017

Fremington
Sunday School

Mary Eleanor Bowes

Anthony Atkinson

24 May 2017

Fremington
Sunday School

Women and property in the North Riding

Dr. Joan Heggie

26 April 2017

Harmby Village
Hall

Albert's Story

Mary Randles

22 March
2017

2pm
Fremington Sunday School

A Priest in a Tree
Based on Kate's research into her own family history this talk is an overview of the anti-Catholic legislation which affected the lives of English men who trained as priests between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, illustrated by the experiences of five members of the Hurst family and a list of useful resources.

Kate Hurst

22 February
2017

2 pm
Harmby Village Hall

Alice Thornton: A Sword in One Hand and a Complement in the Other. A presentation of Alice's life (1627-1707) in her own words by Rosi Keating and Marion Moverley

 


 


 

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