The Travelling Engine : Chris Jameson
Moving heavy loads through the ages. The talk will be followed by a video of the last train from Church Fenton to Tadcaster.
A view of the Middleton Railway in 1814, the engine moving coal from the colliery to a wharf on the River Aire. The first commercial use of a steam engine, constructed in Leeds by Fenton, Murray and Wood. David Wood was once the blacksmith in Bolton Percy.
February 1stAnnual General Meeting
January 4thShandy Hall - a house of fiction : Patrick Wildgust
Marking 250 years since the death of author Laurence Sterne. Laurence Sterne (24 November 1713 -- 18 March 1768) was an Irish novelist and an Anglican clergyman. He wrote the novels The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman and A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy, and also published many sermons, wrote memoirs, and was involved in local politics.
More on Laurence Sterne and Shandy Hall.
January 5thBridges in the Tadcaster Area : Bill Oldroyd
February 2nd50th Anniversary and Annual General Meeting
March 2nd<The Workhouse : Linda McCarthy
April 6thThe Medieval Archer : Peter Lawton
"What has it got in its pocketses"
The medieval world explored by an archer's kitbag.
Monk Fryston archaeological digs : Ray Newton
July 6th Museum Gardens, York
August 3rdChurch of All Saints, Saxton and St Mary's Chapel, Lead
September 7thGuy Fawkes - York, London and Tadcaster : Tony Morgan
October 5thA World War One Diary : Jeremy and Mark Swinden
November 2ndThe Baedeker Raids on York : Paul Smith
December 7thSt Mary's Church, Tadcaster : Fay and Peter Hodgson
January 7thThe history of Wetherby and surrounding villages : Victor Hawkins
February 4thAnnual General Meeting
& Local Photographs : Peter Bradshaw
March 3rdInterpreting old maps : Jim Brightman
April 7thThe history of the gardens of Newby Hall : Mark Jackson
The Battle of Towton : Peter Lawton
June 2ndHistorical tour of Wetherby
July 7thThe churches of Bilborough, Healaugh and Wighill
August 4thHistorical tour of Barwick in Elmet
September 1stReconsidering the experience of the Battle of the Somme : Dr Peter Liddle
October 6thRailways in the Tadcaster area : John Firth
November 3rdThe Potter family : Isobel Stones
December 1stPottage, Pudding and Pies :