Lecture Programme 2013
ALAN PLOWRIGHT takes an architectural and landscape journey on a Bronte trail from Birstall in West Yorkshire to Gawthorpe Hall near Burnley.
IAN ORR explains the influence of the Aislabies on the landscape at Studley.
Annual General Meeting at 7-00 p.m.
Followed by at approximately 7-30 p.m. by a talk on Surgeon/Apothecaries of the Eighteenth Century by DAVID SEVERS.
STEPHEN MOORHOUSE describes the ancient landscape of Hutton Moor, north of Ripon, from the Neolithic times to the Early Modern period.
FRANK CARPENTER discusses the life and times of Cusworth Hall, near Doncaster. Built in the 1740’s, the mansion and parkland is now the Museum of South Yorkshire Life.
ROGER NEWBY outlines the interest in social and economic reform by Charles Dickens and other nineteenth century writers, and their influence upon it.
ERIC HOULDER takes a tilt at Windmills and Watermills in his own inimitable style.
TONY POWELL, also known as BROTHER ANTHONY, gives an account of the layout, function and economics of Yorkshire’s Cistercian Abbey at Rievaulx, and its estates.
DAVID ATKINSON reminds us of farming and farming practices in the 1950’s, illustrated by the use of his family cine film. (Remember that!)
Information and Fees
All talks are on Wednesday evenings and start at 7-30 pm unless otherwise stated. The venue is the guardians’ room of the Workhouse Museum, Allhallowgate, Ripon.
Free to members of Ripon Historical Society and Ripon Museums.
Non-members are asked to give a donation of £2. Bookings are not necessary.