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Meetings and Talks

Details of each talk are published on this website about a month beforehand, sometimes earlier, or email hm.steele@ntlworld.com. 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

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March Thursday 5th
Roman Roads in and around Skipton – Mike Haken of the Roman Roads Research Association takes a look at the evidence for Roman roads in the area, the real, the possible and the fantasy!

Over the past century, many claims have been made for the existence of several Roman roads near Skipton, but just how much of what has been claimed stands up to scrutiny? Mike Haken takes a hard look at the evidence. Mike is a leading expert on Roman Roads in the UK and chairman of the Roman Roads Research Association

The Soroptimist Rooms
28 Otley Street
Skipton BD23 1EW
£3 Entrance (£1.50 UWHG members)
To include free light refreshment

Click the image to download the poster as a PDF.

April Thursday 2nd
Raikes Road Burial Ground: the next instalment - Jean Robinson looks at ongoing work by the Friends of Raikes Road on this previously neglected Victorian cemetery, as well as illustrating what can be learnt generally from such sites.


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.


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.