It’s 1644 and Helmsley Castle is under siege! Experience all the action from Helmsley Castle’s first and last military engagement. Watch the drama unfold as Sir Thomas Fairfax and the forces of Parliament attempt to wrest control of Helmsley Castle from the determined Royalist Garrison. Visit the encampments on both sides to find out what […]
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People can play their part in helping unearth and preserve the historical remains associated with one of the most important industrial periods in the history of the North York Moors by joining a community archaeological excavation. The North York Moors National Park is seeking volunteers to join experts in the excavation of three trenches at […]
Over the school summer holidays there are a range of family friendly events taking place at the Beck Isle Museum. Pop into the museum between 26 July and 3 September and get creative with craft activities suitable for the whole family, with a different theme each fortnight. Have a go at creating sea creatures, design […]
We have organised a history tour of all Saint’s Church with Phil Thomas who is the Diocesan Buildings Officer on 2nd August 2017 at 7pm – mark your diaries. Phil is an excellent, very knowledgeable speaker and the evening will start with a quick tour outside the church followed by an unravelling of the history, […]
From the North Yorkshire Moors Railway: A new book, “The North Yorkshire Moors Railway and The Esk Valley Line, Past and Present” by John Hunt is available to order now. This is a Subscribers’ Edition release available only on pre-order. This fascinating book takes you on a past and present comparative journey from Whitby to […]
3rd Town Walk – Sunday 25th June – 12 noon Come along on the 3rd Town Walk arranged by Moorsbus and led by Louise Mudd of Kirkbymoorside History Group. Meet up outside The Lemon Tree Fish & Chips for a gentle stroll around the town, taking in some of the histories behind the streets. It […]
Calling any members/ relatives of Royal Observer Corps Boon Hill, Kirkbymoorside. We are publishing a booklet on this small group and we need your stories or adventures. If you want to contribute please get in touch. The post was active during WWII right up to 1991. We will be printing at the end of May 2017, so […]
Parsons, Patronage and Peasantry in the later archives of Kirkdale. Archival materials belonging to the University of Oxford, owners of the Vicarage of Kirkdale since the mid-17th century, affords many glimpses of parochial life in the moorland parish of Kirkdale – never a wealthy parish. Successive vicars, poorly paid, lacking a vicarage house, obliged to […]
A major four-year project that aims to preserve the legacy and the landscape connected with one of the most important historical periods in the North York Moors gets underway in March, thanks to National Lottery players. The beginning of a three-week art exhibition at the National Park’s Inspired by… gallery and Ironfest, a one-day festival […]
A special exhibition to celebrate the 80th birthdays of local collectors Sid Woodhams and John Stone John Stone and Sid Woodhams turn 80 years old on 18th and 19th March 2017 respectively. The Woodhams-Stone Collection is planning to celebrate by holding on a celebratory exhibition at the former Conservative Club, 32 Market Place, Malton, from […]
An interesting talk coming up with a group we haven’t featured before, the Slingsby History Group: Dr Melanie Giles on “The Iron Age Past of Slingsby and East Yorkshire“. This illustrated talk will shed light on the fascinating Iron Age archaeology of Slingsby, including its barrow cemetery and possible chariot burial, which Dr Giles will […]
New seasons’s attractions for 2017 Beck Isle Museum will reopen on Saturday, February 18th for the 2017 season. We will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through February and March and then switch to summer hours from April onwards, with a closing time of 5 p.m. Our volunteers are busy cleaning and updating […]
Loads going on with one of the town’s most active groups:
The Friends of Lastingham Church invite you to a talk by Heather O’Donaghue, Professor of Old Norse, Faculty of English Language and Literature, University of Oxford, entitled ‘Viking Age Lastingham’. The notorious story of the Viking raid on Lindisfarne in 793AD, typifies the view that Vikings were savage pagan raiders who made unexpected and violent […]
This small enamelled lapel badge sold at the local Ryedale Auctioneers Saleroom at their recent militaria sale for a little over its estimate of £40 – £60. Made in Birmingham for Slingsby Sailplanes, which was the first name of the company now known as Marshall Slingsby Advanced Composites, the badge measures a little over 3cm long and 2 […]
As part of the Kirkbymoorside History Group’s project to create an archive, we worked alongside the children from Key Stage Two and the school’s history club. Our project was to recreate a map of the town showing the householders listed in a survey dated 1730, which came as part of The Court Collection. The task […]
The ‘man who saved London from drowning’. I came across a reference to this Kirkby born engineer on Twitter when his birth date was celebrated earlier this month by the Institute of Civil Engineers. Frank was born in 1881 here in Kirkby. He was elected to the Smeatonian Society of Civil Engineers in 1937 and […]
Stu Bell, famed walking correspondent for the Whitby Gazette, is going to lead this walk with a difference. He’s the one wearing a Moorsbus “M” badge… Meet at Sinnington crossroads on the A170 at 11:00. Make sure that you give the Rambler and Explorer drivers plenty of warning that you want to stop there. To […]
The weekend of July 30 and 31 is Medieval Weekend in the nearby village of Appleton le Moors. The village is turning back the clock for a weekend packed with demonstrations, displays, activities, talks, walks, a medieval café, baking, music, a hog roast, dressing up, the Black Knight, spinning, weaving, dyeing, felting, pottery, blacksmithing, carpentry, […]
A gentle walk on Sunday 24th July starting at 2pm and lasting about 1 hour. You are welcome to join us afterwards at The Kings Head, where KMS History Group’s albums of old photos can be enjoyed. Publications will also be available to buy.
Dates for your diary Friday 22nd July 2016 10 – 6 pm Saturday 23rd July 2016 10 – 4 pm. Open Days for the Kirkbymoorside History Group Archives! Come along and see just how far we’ve come on our journey to create a permanent home for our ever-growing collection of material, thanks to our Sharing Heritage […]
New for 2016, The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is working with York Normandy Veterans and Everwitch Theatre to create an innovative new verbatim play as part of the annual Railway in Wartime event. The play will be based on the first hand experiences of D-Day and the subsequent battles to liberate France by the last […]
Items from the popular Woodhams-Stone Collection will be on the road from summer 2016 as its social history roadshow tours libraries across Ryedale. Artefacts and information from the Collection will tour round five libraries staying in each venue for three months, starting in Malton then Norton, Pickering, Kirbymoorside and Helmsley. Project Officer, Sarah Maultby said: […]
Come along to our next Sort and Sift Day – Monday 11th April from 10 am till 3 pm. we will be working in the new library – upstairs in Church House, Market Place. Everyone welcome! We still have lots to do… Funded by the Two Ridings Community Foundation […]
Is the title of the next meeting of Ryedale Family History Group which is on Wednesday 16 March at 7.30pm at Hovingham Village Hall. The speaker is Alison Kay, associate archivist at the National Railway Museum, who has been researching ambulance trains for an exhibition at the museum in York and is a well known […]
Thanks to all those who have come to see us working our way through a mountain of documentation. Those who stayed on to open up the mystery bundles of papers have uncovered some amazing facts; polling records from 1832 listing every voter and their address across 28 villages, court and jury listings for all the […]
In 1963 John and his wife, Margaretta D’Arcy, put on a month of entertainment for local people at their own home in Kirkby Mills attracting renowned performers and artists including Liverpool poets Roger McGough, Brian Patten and Adrian Henri, Ryedale poet Sir Herbert Read, dramatist Arnold Wesker, novelist Stan Barstow and others. Many of the […]
The Kirkbymoorside History Group has received a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Sharing Heritage grant, it was announced today. This exciting project, finding a Home, in Kirkbymoorside, North Yorks and led by Kirkbymoorside History Group, has been given £6,800 to tell their own story and establish a permanent base to house their collection. The history group […]
The Moorside Room – Wednesday November 18th – catch the first ever screenings of the local documentary about Kirkby Fest 2013! Our joint event about John Arden and his work in Kirkbymoorside held back in Sept 2013 was filmed and the work is now ready to be shown. It includes clips of the original David […]
‘Shooting Boxes, Divorce and Romance’ is the intriguing title of the talk by Stuart Plant at Ryedale Family History Group’s next meeting on Wednesday 21 October at 7.30 pm at the Royal British Legion Club, Adela Shaw, Kirkbymoorside, YO62 6JE. Shooting Boxes, also known as shooting lodges, are country properties used for providing accommodation to […]
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