Tuesday 12 September, 2017

Masham Local History Group

Masham Town Hall, Little Market Place, Masham
10:30 - 21:30

Dr Fotherley Pannell, a 19th Century North Riding Surgeon and Apothecary – Dr David Severs
Dr Severs is a retired police chief superintendent who when he retired went to York University to acquire a doctorate having studied North Riding manors including the Manor of Snape and Well.

Meetings are held in Masham Town Hall and begin at 7.30pm. non members are very welcome and are charged £3.00 per meeting.
More information available from the secretary, Christine Greensit Telephone: 01765 689711 Email: Christine.greensit@gmail.com

Tuesday 19 September, 2017

Richard III – The Man and the Myth

Snape Village Institute, Snape, Bedale
19:30 - 21:00

Talk by Alison Weir
Alison is the top-selling female historian in the UK, and has sold over 2.7 million books worldwide. She has published seventeen history books and six historical novels; she is currently working on novels on each of Henry VIII’s wives.
Tickers £10.00 contact Sarah Lowe – 01677 470444
The Little Ripon Bookshop will be selling Alison’s books in the evening.

Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Masham Local History Group

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

Getting through the Daily Grind: North Yorkshire Family Life and the Nineteenth-Century Rural Economy. – Dr Graham Rogers.
Dr Rogers is Former Principal Lecturer in History and Reader at Edge Hill University, Lancashire, and has a research background in agrarian social and economic history.
His talk takes the theme of tracing the impact of economic and social change on rural labour, family life and economy during the course of the nineteenth century. It will focus on the experience of several villages in the north-east of the county and it will demonstrate how a wide range of archive sources can be used to construct a vivid picture of social life of the period.

Meetings are held in Masham Town Hall and begin at 7.30pm. non members are very welcome and are charged £3.00 per meeting.
More information available from the secretary, Christine Greensit Telephone: 01765 689711 Email: christine.greensit@gmail.com

Saturday 30 September, 2017

Masham Sheep Fair 2017

Masham Market Place, Masham, Ripon HG4 4
9:00 - 17:00

Masham boasts one of the largest and finest market squares in England, famous for its sheep sales where in the past as many as 70,000 sheep were sold each year. The popular Masham Sheep Fair commemorates these times, raising much money for charity, and filling the town with sheepy fun and entertainment all weekend. Events include an action packed programme on both Saturday and Sunday, with a Sheep Show, Sheep Racing, Craft Market, Bishop Blaize Procession, Fleece Stalls, Wool Competition, Sheepdog Demonstrations, Hand Bell Ringers, Morris Dancers, Art Exhibition and Tours of Theakstons & Black Sheep Breweries, as well as the Old Time Children’s Fair.
All proceeds go to Yorkshire charities

Photos of Sheep Fair weekends here.

Contact Susan Cunliffe-Lister susan@burtonagnes.com 01262 490388, 01765 688417, 07850 048358.
www.mashamsheepfair.com

Sunday 1 October, 2017

Masham Sheep Fair 2017

Masham Market Place, Masham, Ripon HG4 4
9:00 - 17:00

Masham boasts one of the largest and finest market squares in England, famous for its sheep sales where in the past as many as 70,000 sheep were sold each year. The popular Masham Sheep Fair commemorates these times, raising much money for charity, and filling the town with sheepy fun and entertainment all weekend. Events include an action packed programme on both Saturday and Sunday, with a Sheep Show, Sheep Racing, Craft Market, Bishop Blaize Procession, Fleece Stalls, Wool Competition, Sheepdog Demonstrations, Hand Bell Ringers, Morris Dancers, Art Exhibition and Tours of Theakstons & Black Sheep Breweries, as well as the Old Time Children’s Fair.
All proceeds go to Yorkshire charities

Photos of Sheep Fair weekends here.

Contact Susan Cunliffe-Lister susan@burtonagnes.com 01262 490388, 01765 688417, 07850 048358.
www.mashamsheepfair.com

Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Masham Local History Group

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

Death at Eelmire – Barbara Dixon
This is the trial and execution at York in 1809 of Jonathan Graham for shooting at his father-in-law William Jeff. Much of the information comes from the incredibly full account in the York papers at the time and the rest is my personal research. Barbara has been doing family history for over 40 years and having lived in Canada and Uganda and down south for most of her married life, she and her husband retired to Northallerton in 2008

Meetings are held in Masham Town Hall and begin at 7.30pm. non members are very welcome and are charged £3.00 per meeting.
More information available from the secretary, Christine Greensit Telephone: 01765 689711 Email: christine.greensit@gmail.com

Tuesday 24 October, 2017

Masham Local History Group

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

Ripon Museums Trust – Richard Taylor
Richard is the chairman of the trust who look after three unique heritage buildings, their collections and visitors comprising of the Workhouse and Garden, Police and Prison and the Courthouse Museums.

Meetings are held in Masham Town Hall and begin at 7.30pm. non members are very welcome and are charged £3.00 per meeting.
More information available from the secretary, Christine Greensit Telephone: 01765 689711 Email: christine.greensit@gmail.com

Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Masham Local History Group

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

Royal British Legion and the Mashamshire Branch – Edward Theakston
Edward is secretary of the Masham Branch of the British Legion and will speak about the British legion, the local branch including the purchase of 65 ceramic poppies from the Tower of London display now in the Town hall.

Meetings are held in Masham Town Hall and begin at 7.30pm. non members are very welcome and are charged £3.00 per meeting.
More information available from the secretary, Christine Greensit Telephone: 01765 689711 Email: christine.greensit@gmail.com

Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Masham Local History Group

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

Medieval Hunting – Richard Almond
Richard will talk about a general look at hunting and hawking in the European Middle Ages, using contemporary images and literary evidence, concerning what was hunted; who hunted and the main methods of taking quarry by the social elites and commonality. The time span covered is about 1200 – 1600. Richard is an independent scholar and self-employed art historian whose main research area since 1990 has been in studying and interpreting the art historical and literary evidence for medieval hunting and hawking.

Meetings are held in Masham Town Hall and begin at 7.30pm. non members are very welcome and are charged £3.00 per meeting.
More information available from the secretary, Christine Greensit Telephone: 01765 689711 Email: christine.greensit@gmail.com