Friends of Malton Museum present “BOG BODIES”, an online illustrated talk byDr Melanie Giles
Wednesday 21ST April at 7.30 pm. All welcome
Many in Slingsby will have heard Mel’s entertaining talks on a variety of topics.
Bog Bodies: face-to-face with the past’ In this lecture, Dr Melanie Giles will explore the iconic phenomenon of well-preserved human ‘mummies’ from the peat bogs of north-western Europe. She will explore how our changing relationship with these wetland environments has shaped the reception of these remains, examining the different techniques through which they have been conserved and curated. She will compare different explanations for their often violent deaths before discussing the ‘cold case’ of Worsley man: Manchester Museum’s own ‘bog head’ and the new research which tells a rather different story of his death in the context of the Roman conquest of the north. Finally, she will discuss issues around their exhibition, display and continuing hold upon our imagination, arguing they have to power to both appal yet impel us to form new relationships with the bog itself.
Catharine says: This is our last Takeaway menu before we re-open (round the back) on Wednesday 14th April at 5pm. We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported us over the last year and we can’t wait to welcome you all back to the pub in a couple of weeks.
With the help of Slingsby Local History Group, the story of Ursula Lascelles (picture) in the First World War was the first to be released online by the County Archives in February 2020. The stories of another nine fascinating North Yorkshire characters have since been revealed. Now you have the opportunity to help decide who is the greatest of them all.
A message from the County archivists running the project:
Over the past year, with the help of members of the public and local history groups and institutions, we have explored the lives of ten important, but widely unknown people from across our county. The Great North Yorkshire Sons and Daughters series has now come to an end, and we are asking you to vote for who you feel is the Greatest North Yorkshire Son or Daughter.
You can vote for your favourite Great North Yorkshire Son or Daughter by commenting or reacting to your favourite nominee on the county council or North Yorkshire County Record Office’s social media channels. (Find the county council’s social media channels @northyorkscc and the Record Office’s Instagram page @north_yorkshire_archive and Twitter page @nyccarchives). You can also vote by filling in our short survey to provide us with some feedback and ideas about what you would like to see from Made in North Yorkshire in the future. By filling in our survey you can also enter a prize draw for the chance to win a £30 voucher for the Record Office’s online shop! The competition closes on Wednesday 31st March 2021, and the prize-winner will be announced shortly afterwards. Fill in our surveyHERE:
The Gardens and Skelf Island will re-open to the public from Saturday 20th March. The Gardens will be open from 10am (9am for Friends of Castle Howard) with last admission at 4pm. Pre-booking is essential.
Please note that the Kelly Car land train and Boat ‘The Dame’ will not be operating.
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