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Malham Smithy

Malham smithy circa 1938, with Edgar Armstrong shoeing "Captain", George Hayhurst and Tom Yeadon snr. standing in the doorway.








Regular monthly meetings are now held at Kirkby Malham Parish Hall, usually on the evening of the third Thursday of each month.

Lectures / talks and general meetings are held at Kirkby Malham Parish Hall commencing at 7:30pm (after March 2020). Walks and visits usually commence at 7.30 pm at the place specified in the programme.Kirkby Malham village hall is to be used when a large audience is anticipated or to improve social distancing.

All are invited to attend. Membership costs £20 pa (as of 2024 AGM) and non members are charged £4 per meeting inc. refreshments if desired.

If you are just here in Malhamdale on holiday, do feel free to come and learn a little about the history of this dale and surrounding areas. Talks are suitable for families including those with teenage children. Tea/coffee and biscuits are served after the talk. Talks usually last about one hour and are normally illustrated with Powerpoint presentations., followed by questions from the audience. Kirkby Malham village hall has comfortable seating and good toilet facilities suitable for disabled users.. Disabled access to the hall from outside in wheelchair is satisfactory, as there is no permanent ramp access but there is a portable wheelchair ramp which can be placed at the usual side entrance steps for access. These steps also have a firm handrail.

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Meetings now in Kirkbymalham Parish Hall, not Malham Village Hall.

No further details of the talks programme for the year are available beyond what are displayed on the site homepage.


Sample a multimedia slideshow of the talk Kirkby Malham and the West Derham Connection given by Mike Spence in June 2008.



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