Friends of Malton Museum lecture 17 Nov

Wednesday 17 November 2021, 7.30pm, the Library, Malton School, Middlecave Road

There is a change to the original programme. Unfortunately Payson Muller is unable to be present, but we are delighted to say that two of our own Friends have offered to present their talk.  As always the venue is the Library at Malton School, Middlecave Road and the lecture begins at 7.30
Margaret Mackinder and Louise Lewis will present:

The story of horse racing in Malton and Norton 

This talk focuses on Malton and Norton’s illustrious horse racing past and the reasons why we have at least 23 training yards in and around the two towns today. Discover how some high profile owners and trainers made Malton into one of the most famous racing towns in the country in the 19th-century, creating records some of which still remain in place. Find out why Malton and Norton no longer have a racecourse, but together still remain a lively racing centre where it has been calculated that up to a third of the working population are employed directly or indirectly in racing or in racing support businesses.