Malhamdale Local History Group
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Sale ring at Malham cattle fair circa 194
Kirkby Malham Chantry Chapels and Chantry School by Robin Bundy
This excellent talk by Robin Bundy describes the religous origins of
Chantry Chapels, how those in Kirkby Malham came about and evolved after
the reformation into Kirkby Malham School.
The Life of a Postman by Nigel Morrison
Nigel gave an entertaining talk to an audience of his many friends and
aquaintances in Malhamdale with many humorous anecdotes from his long
service with the post office.
The History of Malhamdale by Edward Hindle
Edward Hindle takes us on a whistle-stop tour of Malhamdale's history
from the end of the last ice age 20,000 years ago to the present day and
beyond, speculating how our world might evolve over future millennia into
the next ice age.
The History of Inn Signs by Alan Hemsworth
In this talk Alan Hemsworth describes the origin and history of Inn Signs
from roman times through to the present day with many references to local
establishments like the Talbot Arms and Royal Oak in Settle and the Racehorses
in Kettlewell as well as some now vanished.
Eshton Hall by Peter Robinson
The room at the Airton Quaker Meeting House was packed to hear Peter
Robinson give this talk on the history of Eshton Hall from it's earliest
beginnings around 1150, to its associations with the the Cliffords of
Skipton castle and the Wilson family from the mid 17th century through
to the present day and its conversion to luxury apartments.
Captain James King RN by Robin Bundy
This is a most interesting talk about Captain James King RN who was descended from the well known local King family of Skellands in Scosthrop and whose ancestors built Kirkby Malham vicarage in the early 17th century. Robin describes his early life, his part in Captain Cook's third voyage to discover the northwest passage and how he completed the Journal of the voyage after Cook's demise. The history of the Bishop's bible past down through the King family and now in the possession of the Church, is also described.
Old Inns of the Yorkshire Dales by Dr. David Johnson
This entertaining and informative talk introduced us to the history of Inns, Public Houses, Taverns, Bough Houses, Dosses etc. and the Ale, Beer, Small Beer, Malt, Hops and Hyssop that was consumed in them, together with the laws, poetry and games etc. that influenced and reflected the wide range of owners and clientele who occupied them, illustrated with reference to some of the long gone inns of the past in and around Craven.
John de Launde and Malham's Role in the Bolton Estate by John Dixon
In this illustrated talk, Mike Spence explores three important questions:
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