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Malham Smithy

Malham smithy circa 1938, with Edgar Armstrong shoeing "Captain", George Hayhurst and Tom Yeadon snr. standing in the doorway.








Regular monthly meetings are held at Malham, usually on the evening of the third Thursday of each month.

Lectures and general meetings are held at Malham Village Hall commencing at 8 pm. Walks and visits usually commence at 7.30 pm at the place specified in the programme.

All are invited to attend, membership costs £15 pa and non members are charged £3 per meeting.

For more information contact: Sue Lugton, Secretary: tel: 01729 830201 or Linda Hodson, Treasurer & Membership Secretary: tel: 01729 830572


20th April

Life of a Postman in Malhamdale.
(At Kirkby Malham Parish Hall)
Nigel Morrison

18th May

The early life of Winston Churchill as written by him.
John Sheard and June Owens

15th June

Beehive Querns in the Dales and Beyond.
John Cruse

13th July

The Langs: Lancashire surveyors and their maps in Malhamdale,
c. 1760-1790

Prof. Richard Hoyle

17th August

Visit to Ilkley Toy Museum.
( Meet 7.30pm at the Museum)
Alex Samuel

21st September
A Brief History of Skipton Castle.
Peter Bailey
19th October

Chapel Fell, Malham Moor - An archaeological reassessment of earlier work.
Dr David Johnson

16th November

The Vale of York Hoard.
Professor Joyce Hill

14th December
Annual Dinner.
Newfield Hall, 7pm for 8pm
18th January
Members Evening.
15th February
Kit Calvert, Cheesemaker.
Dr. Chris Wright
15th March

Followed by Wine and Cheese

Sample a multimedia slideshow of the talk Kirkby Malham and the West Derham Connection given by Mike Spence in June 2008. (Broadband only)



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