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


30 March – 1 July Himalayan Garden open Tuesdays-Sundays and Bank Holidays 10am-4pm 25-27 May WensleyAle Beer Festival at Redmire, trains from Bedale 28 May Finghall Barrel Push at 1.30pm 27 May Vintage Machinery Show Spring House Farm, Northallerton Road 10 June Markenfield Hall open day 2pm – 5pm 16-17 June Dales Festival of Food […]

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