Local History Meetings for the coming months.

Tuesday 19th June. Steve Moorhouse, an expert in the interpretation of historic landscapes, will give an illustrated lecture on Slingsby Castle and its landscape. At 7 p.m. in the main hall of the Village Hall.  (Please note the earlier time). Entrance £3.


Tuesday 17th July. NB. MEETING POSTPONED TO 16 OCTOBER  7:30pm in the Village Hall committee room. An update from Chris Churches and David Thornley on research they have done respectively on the Ward Family and Arthur Sinclair Brooke. The Ward family were about in the 18th century and owned Slingsby Hall. Chris has fascinating stories to tell about them, which also dispel some myths. Brooke was a very popular rector, who also wrote Slingsby and Slingsby Castle, accurately researched in the late Victorian period, but still very informative and relevant today. 7.30 p.m. Village Hall Committee Room.

WEDNESDAY 18TH JULY at 6pm we have an opportunity to visit Shandy Hall, Coxwold, home of Lawrence Sterne, author of ‘Tristram Shandy’.

The building itself is a real gem and we will have the benefit of a private tour of the house and garden by Director, Patrick Wildgust. Patrick will also share one of the really creative activities inspired by Tristram Shandy with us…his moth trapping activity. He’ll set the traps the night before and we can hope to see some really interesting examples of the local varieties with his expert knowledge to guide us.

Cost will be £7.50 per person and we hope to lift share, leaving Slingsby at about 5.15pm.

Local History meetings are open to all. Unless otherwise stated, a minimum charge of £1 is made for each meeting to cover the cost, where necessary for room hire. If you wish to receive regular news of meetings by email, please sign-up to do so at any meeting. We have a break in August.