Middleham and Dales Local History Group talk

Wednesday 20 February, 2019, by Karen Griffiths

There was a record turnout of around 44 people to hear Karen Griffiths talk about the progress of the Dairy Days project yesterday afternoon at Middleham Key Centre. Karen writes “the Middleham & Dales Local History Group made me feel most welcome and it was a pleasure to talk to such a knowledgeable and interested audience many of whom have already helped a great deal with the Dairy Days project. ”

Amongst the audience were people who had contributed oral history recordings to the project including 92-year old Women’s Land Army member Margaret Watson and farmer Neil Howarth who had travelled all the way down from Garsdale to be there.

Karen Griffiths delivering her talk to MDLHG. Courtesy of Sally Stone

Karen Griffiths delivering her talk to MDLHG. Courtesy of Sally Stone

Several new contacts came forward after the talk including a man whose family ran Coverham Dairy and a woman whose grandfather was a cheese factor in the dale. We look forward to finding out more about their stories.

Karen Griffiths answering questions after her talk. Courtesy of Sally Stone

Karen Griffiths answering questions after her talk. Courtesy of Sally Stone

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Karen Griffiths

Interpretation Officer for the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

Website: www.yorkshiredales.org.uk

6 Replies to “Middleham and Dales Local History Group talk”

  1. Jane Burrows says:

    Hello,
    Do you cover the Redmire/Bolton Castle area? If so I have a few items that you may be interested in.
    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Jane Burrows

    • Hi Jane – we do (or rather did) indeed! If you have dairying artefacts then the best thing to do would be to contact Fiona Rosher at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes, she’d be delighted to see anything you have (dcm@yorkshiredales.org.uk). The Dairy Days project finishes tomorrow and we will be moving on to a new project but if you have archive material or a great dairying story to tell us then I’d be happy to hear it (karen.griffiths@yorkshiredales.org.uk).

  2. Jane Burrows says:

    Hi Karen,
    The items I have are mainly ephemera relating to the Peacock family of Redmire/Bolton Castle.
    I’m afraid I have nothing in connection with dairying but I just didn’t want to see these things thrown away.
    Are you still interested?
    Many thanks
    Jane Burrows
    York

  3. Jane Burtowd says:

    Great!
    Could you give me her address?
    Thanks
    Jane

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