Field and Local History Society Information

Programme for 2019

Wednesday 16th January.  Crummockdale: An early medieval landscape

Dr David Johnson

Wednesday 20th Feb. Gamekeeping: A gamekeeper’s calendar

Russell Bury

Wednesday 20th March. Exploring Craven and the Lune Valley’s links to transatlantic slavery

Melinda Elder

Wednesday 17th April. 18th century caving in terms of Early Explorers in the Yorkshire Dales

Frank Pearson

Wed 15th May. Local conscientious objectors in World War 1

John Asher

Sat 18th May. Field trip :Redmire woods in Wharfedale.
To identify birds by their song and by visual observation.

Seb Mankelow. National Trust Ranger.

Wed 19th June. Visit to Levens Hall and grounds.

Wed 17th July. A walking tour of Clapham

Ken Pierce

August. No meeting.

Wed 18th Sept. Title to be confirmed

Michael Pearson

Wed 16th October. AGM followed by Ribble Rivers Trust and the Ribble Life Together programme

Harvey Hamilton-Thorpe

Wed 20th NovBeside the seaside: Victorian seaside resorts in the North West

Dr Mike Winstanley

Wed 11th December. Festive celebration.


Unless otherwise stated;

All meetings will take place in the Parish Hall on Wednesdays starting at 7:30pm
All are welcome.

Non-members £2.

Austwick Field and Local History Society

Programme for 2018

Wednesday 17th Jan Ancient woodland in the Yorkshire Dales Michael Pearson
Wednesday 21st Feb Roman remains in the Local Area Jamie Quartermaine
Wednesday 21st March Parish wild life project Mark Hewitt

Wild life conservation officer Yorkshire Dales National Park

Wednesday 18th April If three counties caves were Mont Blanc Tim Allen




19th May

Field visit in the Malham area

To identify birds by their song and by visual observation.

Seb Mankelow.

National Trust Ranger.

Wednesday 23rd May Wanderings in Wharfe

A walking tour of Wharfe

David Johnson.
Wednesday 20th June Visit to Towneley Hall near Burnley.

Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite art, local history, furniture and pottery in a stately home museum.


18th July

Local manorial court records Michael Slater

19th Sept

Fake or Fortune Mike Winstanley

17th October

AGM followed by

25th Anniversary of Natural England

Colin Newlands

Senior Reserve Manager at Natural England


21st November

Hay time in the Dales with YDMT Don Gamble YDMT

12th December

Festive celebration.
Ongoing Project: Capturing the Past.

This website, provided by the Yorkshire Dales Society, records the history and heritages of the North Craven area. Keep a watch out for Austwick additions.


 Cinnabar Moth

Cinnabar Moth



Norber Erratics

Norber Erratics

Photos courtesy of Mike Clarke from Austwick & Vernon Dixon from Toronto, Canada.