The Group meets on a Friday evening at 7.30 pm. Meetings are held once a fortnight (normally the 2nd and 4th Fridays) in the period from September to April; the last meeting of the programme being the AGM which is held at the end of April annually.The meetings are held in Snape Village Institute. 

Some meetings are based on a discussion with a group member leading on a specific subject, others are where we invite in a Guest Speaker. 

Meetings between the AGM and Annual Exhibition (August Bank Holiday Monday) are for members to consider and prepare material for the Exhibition.  

Admission is £3.00  for non members, who are welcome at all speaker and general discussion evenings. Light refreshments are served after the meeting.


Programme September 2023 to April 2024      

15 September 

        HISTORY ABOVE YOU HEAD -    England through its Inn Signs. Speaker, Michael Astrop.

29 September

        MEMBERS EVENING -    to discuss plans for the future            

13 October         

        ENGLISH RAILWAYS -    A Poetic History. Speaker, Gary Booth 

27 October                

        GERTRUDE BELL - THE UNCROWNED QUEEN OF IRAQ.  Speaker. Gordon Hetherington        

10 November

        HISTORY in a SHOE BOX - Sorting and preserving your personal Memorabilia. Speaker, Vivienne Rivis 

24 November                   

        CAPTAIN BARCLAY & FANCY -  Sporting Life in Regency England. Speaker, Tony Woods  

8 December

        MEMBER'S EVENING  - To make plans & socialise - Mince Pies and Christmas Cake will be provided. Bring along, if you wish, any items or memories of past Christmases .

7 January 2024                 

        ANNUAL FESTIVE SUNDAY LUNCH - venue to be decided. (Members Only).  

19 January 

        DISCUSSION EVENING -  How I researched local locations eg.Bedale, Richmond etc for my book with Suzanne Strike author of ' No Mans Moor'

2 February

        NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN -      Recent discoveries at Fountains Abbey. Speaker, Mark Newman 

16 February

        MEMBER'S EVENING - to discuss future plans for the annual exhibition. 

1 March

        THE STORY OF EDWARD DIXON WILSON  - The building of Roundhill Reservoir near Masham,. Speaker, Graham Seel   

15 March

       WITH A SWORD IN ONE HAND & COMPLIMENTS IN THE OTHER - An audience with Alice Thornton, the daughter of Christopher Wandesford of Kirklington. Rosi Keatinge as        Alice and Marion Moverley as the Narrator  

 29 March 

        GOOD FRIDAY - No meeting .

12 April.

       THE CRIMES OF DOCTOR GRIMSHAW - The downfall of a Yorkshire doctor whose final crime has a link to Thornton Watlass. Speaker, Rosemary Cook  

26 April 

        A.G.M.  The opportunity to discuss the future programme  events, outing etc, followed by a finger buffet - please bring a small plate of food to share,