Meetings and Talks

Details of each talk are published on this website about a month beforehand, sometimes earlier, or email Evening talks are held at 7.30pm in the Soroptimist Rooms, 28 Otley Street, Skipton BD23 1HG. Talks are £1.50 for UWHG members, otherwise £3.

2020 Talks programme


In the light of the Covid-19 outbreak, it is with regret that the committee of the Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group has decided to cancel all talks for the time being, including those listed below. We will however reinstate them as and when circumstances permit. We thank all our members and guests for their understanding.

October Thursday 1st
Revisiting the Chapel House Quern: New Finds and New Ideas - John Cruse takes a reflective look at what we can say about querns in the present, compared to the past.

October Saturday 17th

Yorkshire Dales Landscape Research Trust

One-day conference - A Green and Pleasant Land? Rural Industrial Heritage in the Yorkshire Pennines. 
The Devonshire Institute, Grassington BD23 5AA on Saturday 17 October 2020, 10am – 4pm 

An advance poster for this event can be downloaded here.

November Thursday 5th
New Light on ‘Anglo-Saxon’ settlement in North Craven - In an illustrated talk, Dr David Johnson presents new archaeological evidence of well-established settlement in North Craven in the Anglo-Saxon period.

December Thursday 3rd
Iron Age Burials in Pocklington - Paula Ware of MAP Archaeological Practice on the unexpected and indeed unparalleled discoveries made when excavating an Anglo-Saxon site in East Yorkshire.

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