Ripon historical society was established in 1987.

The objects of the society are to encourage and develop an interest in all aspects of the history of the city of ripon and the surrounding districts; to educate the public in the history and heritage of the area; to secure the preservation and protection of items of historic or public interest in the area, and to promote the study of family history.

The Society is a member of the Federation of Family History Societies and the Yorkshire Group of Family History Societies. It is also an affiliated member of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society.

Officers 2012/2013


Chairman: Mr Roy Waite
12 Church Lane, Ripon. HG4 2ES
E-mail: roy.roywaite@btinternet.com


Vice-Chairman: Mr Derek Edmondson
18 Hell Wath Grove, Ripon. HG4 2JT


Hon. Secretary: Mrs Mary Moseley
42 Knox Avenue, Harrogate. HG1 3JB


Hon. Treasurer and Publications Officer:
Mr Derek Edmondson

Address as above
E-mail: derek.edmondson@btinternet.com


Membership Secretary: Mrs R.M. Norris
E-mail: RHSInfo@aol.com


Journal Editor: Mr C. Norris
E-mail: kitnorris@live.co.uk


Programme Secretary: Mr A. Chadwick
The Mount, Copt Hewick, Ripon. HG4 5BX


Communications regarding the general conditions of the Society should be sent to the Hon. Secretary; communications regarding membership should be sent to the Membership Secretary, and enquiries regarding publications should be sent to the Publications Officer.