Bedale Archaeology & History Society 2018


9 Jan.

AGM + Snippets from the history of Bedale Post Office of 100 years ago

Patricia Fairey

6 Feb.

Right on Track – Heritage Education at the Wensleydale Railway

Virginia Arrowsmith

6 Mar.

Armstrong’s Alternative Alphabet

Richard Barber, Secretary, Armstrong Railway Photographic Trust1

3 Apr.


Janet Fletcher, Osteoarchaeologist

1 May

We Dig Community!

Rebecca Cadbury-Simmons, YDNP Community Heritage Officer

5 June

The Rocks Beneath Your Feet – the Geological History of the Bedale and surrounding areas

David Shaw BSc MSc BEM, Consultant Geologist

3 July

Private guided tour of Scruton Station

Virginia Arrowsmith

4 Sep.

2nd Percival Turnbull Memorial Lecture TBA


2 Oct.

Stamford Bridge 1066 – Harold Godwinson’s final victory

Chris Rock, chairman, Battle of Stamford Bridge Heritage Society

6 Nov.

Coaching Memories: Horse-Drawn Traffic along the Great North Road 200 Years ago2

Eric Houlder LRPS MIfL etc.

4 Dec.

Crossing the Pennines by Inland Waterway

Peter Scott, Chairman, North East and Yorkshire Inland Waterways Association

All talks take place in Bedale Hall on Tuesdays and start at 7.30 pm.

1 See 2 Includes sound effects!

Coming up


Tour de Yorkshire – Bedale hosts the finish of stage 1 of the women’s race and stage 2 of the men’s race on 3 May. The actual finish will be near to the pedestrian crossing after a sprint from Burneston.  More details to follow as plans develop. The TIC is now closed until February half […]

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