Events & Progress Since our Initial Meeting on April 19th 2019


Recent Activities and Events:  (please click for reports)

24th April 2019  Inaugural Meeting at the Village Hall

8th May              Village Walk "Mill to Mill" with Sue Hargreaves

3rd June             Guided Tour of Markenfield Hall

25th July             Guided Tour of Roman Aldborough

9th August          Village Walk " Farming Life in Bishop Monkton" by Margaret Simpson

12th September  Village Walk "Mill to Mill" repeat

November     Distribution of 2020 Calendars to all Members (compiled/made by Morag)                                                                                     - we hope that you like them and they prove to be useful

January 9th         Drones survey and pictures of a possible Bishops Palace including Tony Hunt of the British                                            Council for Archaeology and Tony Went of English Heritage

January 16th     "Secret Wartime Britain" talk by Colin Philpott at the Village Hall   

February 16th    Website Presentation & Community Involvement day at the Village Hall at 2p.m. on Sunday 16th February

Projects in Progress:

Website - lots of progress since April (Martin, Chris, Annabel, Colin & Michael) but more help is needed.

           Are there any volunteers, particularly at the computing stage of uploading and designing the web pages?

Video - background, contacts and Movie making about the 7 Alehouses in the Parish (Colin)

Bishops Palace - (Margaret, Mandy & Chris)

Village History Walkboard - (Feather, Bill)

Future Activities and Events:

February 16th - Website Presentation of progress, and collection of information from villagers.                                                                          click here   for outline details, more to follow

April 23rd - Premiere of video diaries "Village Pubs & Local Memories" by Colin Philpott

Canal Trip / Newby Hall tba May/June

Ripon Cathedral Tour - date tba