Friday 24 January, 2020

Burns Supper

Saint Mary's Church, Masham,
18:30 - 21:30

Traditional Scottish food, Burns songs and poems in the church.
For more information contact Lesley Hunter 01765 689828

Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Masham Local History Group

Saint Mary's Church, Masham,
19:30 - 21:30

Sixteenth Century Churchwardens’ Accounts
John Theakston, expatriate local, historian and former Black Sheep director, has transcribed the Masham Churchwardens’ Accounts between 1542 and 1603 and will talk about the format and contents of these sixteenth century accounts, some of the puzzles of transcription and will try and relate, through the prism of the accounts, what was happening in Masham in response to the wider changes in the church during the Tudor and Elizabethan period.
Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7.30 pm in Masham Town Hall unless otherwise stated.
Membership runs from September to May and reduced subscription of £10.00 will be charged for the remainder of the season. Normal membership is £17.00 per year.
Non members are welcome and are charged £4.00 per meeting.
Accompanied children and students in full time education are welcome without charge.
For further details please contact the Secretary;
Roger Sarjeant, 1 College Court, College Lane, Masham HG4 4HE
Telephone: 01765 689396
rogersarjeant1950@gmail.com
local-history-masham@googlegroups.com
Website: www.mashamhistory.com

Tuesday 11 February, 2020

Masham Local History Group

Masham Town Hall, Little Market Place, Masham
19:30 - 21:30

The Skell Valley Project: A Landscape Partnership
The National Trust is working with Nidderdale AONB and local communities to secure funding for a £2.4m project which aims to slow the flow of water along the River Skell and increase opportunities for people to enjoy the rich natural and cultural heritage of the Skell Valley. This project will help to protect the World Heritage Site of Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal, reveal some of the hidden histories of the area and engage wider audiences in learning about preserving heritage. David Hargreaves and Jack Palmer, National Trust.
Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7.30 pm in Masham Town Hall unless otherwise stated.
Membership runs from September to May and
is £17.00 per year. There is a concession for a couple of £32 per year. Non members are welcome and are charged £4 per meeting.
Accompanied children and students in full time education are welcome without charge.
For further details please contact the Secretary;
Roger Sarjeant, 1 College Court, College Lane, Masham HG4 4HE
Telephone: 01765 689396
email: rogersarjeant1950@gmail.com
local-history-masham@googlegroups.com
Website: www.mashamhistory.com

Tuesday 25 February, 2020

The Lost Village of Lodge by Jim Brightman, Solstice Heritage

Masham Town Hall, Little Market Place, Masham
19:30 - 22:00

The ruined settlement of Lodge lies at the remote head of Nidderdale on the eastern fringes of the Yorkshire Dales. Before the creation of the great Nidderdale reservoirs, however, Lodge was a thriving hamlet on the early packhorse route to Coverdale and Wensleydale. Lodge represents over 700 years of upland history fossilized in crumbling stonework and turf-covered walls. The story of a community excavation project undertaken in 2016 as part of the HLF-funded Upper Nidderdale Landscape Partnership.

Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7.30 pm in Masham Town Hall unless otherwise stated. Membership runs from September to May and is £17.00 per year. There is a concession for a couple of £32 per year. Non members are welcome and are charged £4 per meeting. Accompanied children and students in full time education are welcome without charge.
For further details please contact the Secretary; Roger Sarjeant telephone: 01765 689396 email: rogersarjeant1950@gmail.com local-history-masham@googlegroups.com Website: www.mashamhistory.com

Tuesday 10 March, 2020

Reviving the Gardens at Ripon Workhouse by Richard Taylor, Chair of RMT

Masham Town Hall, Little Market Place, Masham
19:30 - 22:00

The latest from Ripon Museum Trust on their project to recreate the three gardens (front, Kitchen and Master’s) using historical evidence as a basis.

Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7.30 pm in Masham Town Hall unless otherwise stated. Membership runs from September to May and is £17.00 per year. There is a concession for a couple of £32 per year. Non members are welcome and are charged £4 per meeting. Accompanied children and students in full time education are welcome without charge. For further details please contact the Secretary; Roger Sarjeant telephone: 01765 689396 email: rogersarjeant1950@gmail.com local-history-masham@googlegroups.com Website: www.mashamhistory.com

Tuesday 24 March, 2020

The History of Valley Gardens and recent developments

Masham Town Hall, Little Market Place, Masham
19:30 - 22:00

Through old postcards and photographs Sue Wood explains how the Valley Gardens in Harrogate was developed and describes the recent projects and restoration within the gardens including the Old Magnesia Well, Japanese Garden and King Edward Gate project.

Sue Wood, Horticultural Officer
Parks and Environmental Services

Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Mashamshire Swift Conservation Community Project

Masham Town Hall, Little Market Place, Masham
19:30 - 22:00

John Darby explains swifts are unique and fascinating birds that have become iconic to Masham. One of the first people to scientifically observe their behavior, was Masham resident, ornithologist and pioneer bird photographer Ralph Chislett (1883-1964). Born in Rotherham, he retired from his accountancy career in 1945 and moved with his wife, Lillian, to Brookside on Rodney Terrace in Masham. Here in 1946 he wrote the paper’Swifts at Masham’. Masham’s tall stone buildings have made it a popular town for the swift, a bird which nests in the eaves. The Community Project was set up 2 years ago to help stem the decline in swift numbers by providing nest boxes to replace those crevices and holes in old buildings which get lost due to renovation and insulation.

John Darby
Mashamshire Swift Conservation Community Project

Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Movies in Masham – 1917

Masham Town Hall, Little Market Place, Masham
19:30 - 22:00

Two young British soldiers during the First World War are given an impossible mission: deliver a message deep in enemy territory that will stop 1,600 men, including one of the soldiers’ brothers, from walking straight into a deadly trap. Sam Mendes’s compelling film, shot as if in real time, ha smultiple Oscar nomination and won Best Picture at the Golden Globes.

Tickets on the door or from Masham Community Office on 01765-680200