Ursula Lascelles could certainly be considered Slingsby’s woman of 1914-18 – and well beyond. She enlisted as a Voluntary Aid Detachment nurse and on her return from the war wrote extensively and became one of Slingsby’s true characters.
Now in 2020 she is in the spotlight again as the first of Great North Yorkshire Sons and Daughters, a series drawing on resources at the County Record Office.
Her name is well known to members of Slingsby’s Local History Group, and she was personally known to several residents of Slingsby.
Margaret Mackinder (Slingsby Local History Group Co-ordinator) has spoken interestingly about her, most recently on BBC Radio York: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p083x8qh
She features in the latest book from Slingsby Local History Group: “A Miscellany in Words and Pictures, The Stories of Prominent Events and People of Slingsby Parish Over the Last 100 years” which contains many stories and pictures not seen before. If you are interested in acquiring a copy, email [email protected]