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June 14, 2022

Talk by Paul Sutton, Abbey Museum in Queensland, Australia about Aysgarth Documents

Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard
Hawes, North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom
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Join Paul Sutton from the Abbey Museum in Queensland, Australia as he discusses the Aysgarth Documents that form part of their collection. These documents were gifted to the museum in the 1990s by descendants of the Tunstall family of Aysgarth who moved to Australia after WW2. Paul will explain the local history value of this collection which dates from the early 17th century and which includes various land tenure documents, apprentice indentures, wills, inventories, personal letters and even an excommunication letter! He will also explain the Museum’s plans to make digital copies of the entire collection available online, as well as their plans to create a website to showcase the collection and place them in  their historical and social context.  This presentation forms part of their outreach initiative to connect with local communities around the world that have a connection with items in its extensive collection. More details on the Abbey Museum can be found at this link: