Austwick Field and Local History Society
Programme for 2017.
|18 Jan||Conservation of caves and potholes. How can we help to protect and conserve?||Andrew Hinde. Cave conservation advisor based in Ingleborough National Nature Reserve.|
|15 Feb||Ash dieback in the Yorkshire Dales.
An illustrated talk about the spread of the disease.
|Susan Sims. Yorkshire Dales National Park Volunteer.|
|15 March||Early wills of Ribblesdale and Ingleton. The talk concerns projects undertaken to transcribe the wills and inventories for Parishes in North Craven.||Mike Slater.|
|19 April||Trouble at t’mill. The Yorkshire Weavers riots of 1826 that spread through the local mills.||George Ingle.|
|13 May||Field visit in the Buckden area. Identify birds from their song and visual observation.
A follow up field visit is to be arranged in Oxenber woods.
National Trust Ranger.
|21 June||A walking tour of Austwick.||David Johnson.|
|19 July||Visit to Browsholme Hall near Clitheroe. This is a Grade 1 listed Elizabethan house in the parish of Bowland Forest. Cost £8.
Tour at 3pm. Gardens open at 11:30am.
|20 Sept||The Long Preston Big Dig from 2015 to 2016. Is there evidence to unlock Long Preston’s pre Domesday history?||David Johnson.|
|18 Oct||Markets and Supermarkets. 200 years of shopping in the North West.||Mike Winstanley.|
|15 Nov||To be arranged|
|6 December||Festive celebration.|
All meetings take place in the Parish Hall on Wednesdays starting at 7:30pm
All welcome Non-members £2
Photos courtesy of Mike Clarke from Austwick & Vernon Dixon from Toronto, Canada.