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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 held at Malham, usually on the evening of the third Thursday of each month.

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

All are invited to attend, membership costs £15 pa and non members are charged £3 per meeting.

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 and biscuits are served after the talk. Talks usually last about one hour and are usually illustrated with Powerpoint presentations., followed by questions from the audience. Malham village hall or Kirkby Malham village hall have comfortable seating and good toilet facilities.

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Corona virus !!!
All events under review due to social distancing restrictions!i
Thursday 15/4/21


Talk by Sarah lister on Zoom

Curious Tales from the Ancient Graveyard

Friday 21/5/21

Talk by Robin Bundy on Zoom

Walter Morrison, an introduction to the Walter Morrison festival

Thursday 17/6/21

Talk by KevinIllingworth

Vernacular Buildings of Craven and the Forest of Bowland


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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