A list of lectures, talks and visits from the past few years.


January 7th
The history of Wetherby and surrounding villages : Victor Hawkins
February 4th
Annual General Meeting
& Local Photographs
: Peter Bradshaw
March 3rd
Interpreting old maps : Jim Brightman
April 7th
The history of the gardens of Newby Hall : Mark Jackson
May 5th
The Battle of Towton : Peter Lawton
June 2nd
Historical tour of Wetherby
July 7th
The churches of Bilborough, Healaugh and Wighill
August 4th
Historical tour of Barwick in Elmet
September 1st
Reconsidering the experience of the Battle of the Somme : Dr Peter Liddle
October 6th
Railways in the Tadcaster area : John Firth
November 3rd
The Potter family : Isobel Stones
December 1st
Pottage, Pudding and Pies :
Michelle Petyt


January 8th
Annual General Meeting : followed by an update on the Riverside Archaeological Project, a Quiz and Refreshments.
February 5th
"Down memory lane" ; a walk-through of a selection of photographs of Tadcaster, compiled by Peter Bradshaw
March 5th
Roman Roads in North Yorkshire, with special reference to the Tadcaster area : Mike Haken
April 9th
Tenants of the Percys (to the end of the 18th Century) : Margaret Dawson
May 7th
Settlement and Legacy of the Anglo-Saxons in Yorkshire : George Roe & Jenny Ashby
June 4th
A visit to Newton Kyme Church
July 2nd
A tour of the Towton Battle Field.
August 6th
A conducted tour of Bolton Percy Church.
September 3rd
Tadcaster Riverside Archaeological Dig - a report of the dig with a chance to see some of the finds : John Firth
October 1st
Gallipoli - the experience of the troops : Dr Peter Liddle
November 5th
World war One Pilots and Bramham Moor Airfield : Michael Turner
December 3rd
Dickens - the man who invented Christmas : The Charles Dickens Society (Malton Branch)
Including special Christmas refreshments !


January 23rd
Annual General Meeting : followed by a quiz and refreshments.
February 27th
Community Archaeology Project in Tadcaster : Peter Murphy and Brian Elsey who will talk about the archaeology of North Duffield and its relevance to the Motte and Bailey project in Tadcaster.
March 27th
Jane Austen : Marilyn Joice
April 24th
A guide to the Military History of Tadcaster in the Great War : Keith Matthews
May 22nd
Digitising the Historical Society Archive : John Firth
Saturday June 21st, 2-4pm
A Tour of Roman Aldborough : The tour will be conducted by a member of the Friends of Roman Aldborough; tea and cakes to follow. Further details to be provided at the meeting on May 22nd.
September 25th
The Evidence of Bones : a talk by Lesley Lambert, a member of the Richard III Society.
October 21st
The history and archaeology of the South Ainsty :
Catrina Appleby
Thursday November 27th
Tate Wilkinson : The Wandering Patentee : Isobel Stones


February 28th
The Fielden Family of Grimston Park : John Fielden
March 21st (Note, not the usual Thursday)
Pickering Church : Dr Kate Giles
April 25th
Markenfield Hall : Dr Keith Jones
May 23rd
Life in the time of Towton : Helen Cox
June 13th
An afternoon visit to Markenfield Hall : meet at the hall at 1-45pm, tour begins 2pm, cost £5. Details will be available at the meeting on May 23rd.
Sept 26th
Hadrian's Wall - life in the Romanised North of Britannia : Jim Birdsall. More details ...
October 24th
The Gascoigne Family of Parlington Hall : Brian Hull
November 28th
Roman Aldborough : Mike Turpin. (Friends of Roman Aldborough)


February 23rd
Milestones : Jeremy Howett
March 22nd
Berlin and Krakow : Margaret Dawson
April 26th
The lost library of 8th C York : Dr. Mary Garrison
May 24th
A Glorious Work. Origins of Wesleyan Methodism in Tadcaster. 1759 - 1828 : Jean Hardy
June 20th (Wednesday) 2pm
Visit to Bramham Park House
September 27th
The Churches Conservation Trust : Jane Hedley
October 25th
The Restoration of the Great East Window of York Minster : Richard Shephard
November 22nd
Mary Queen of Scots : Katie Turner
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