Tag Archives: Yorkshire Dales

‘We of the West Riding’ film

If you want 21 minutes of sheer delight watch this You Tube film called ‘We of the West Riding.’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WohhLX_YLlE It also covers the Dales and Skipton and is an absolute gem filmed in 1945. Watch for the 3 dales … Continue reading

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Doctor William’s Library and Congregational Library

Doctor William’s Library and Congregational Library now has an online catalogue at http://mailgate.dwlib.co.uk/Heritage/. The catalogue lists materials relating to English nonconformist Protestant and Congregationalist history. For direct links to the libraries  visit www.dwlib.co.uk./index.html This totals around 38,000 books, pamphlets and offprints. The … Continue reading

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Children and women working in the pits

Christine Amsden a friend from the Upper Dales Family History Group has some excellent data on the numbers and ages of children and women working in the lead mines in the Yorkshire Dales.    This wonderful photo is from http://www.mylearning.org/lead-mining-in-the-yorkshire-dales/images/1-548/ and shows … Continue reading

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Swaledale CUMPSTONs in North Yorkshire

 I have a very small number of CUMPSTON(s) who crept over the Westmorland border into North Yorkshire.  Does anyone recognise them?  Baptisms for Arkengarthdale CUMPSTON(e)s are 1731 5 23 Cumpstone a son (of) Cuthbert 1742 3 21 Cumstone Francis Son of … Continue reading

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National Inventory of War Memorials website UK

I’ve been doing some filing today and found this fascinating website for the National Inventory of War Memorials. I don’t remember seeing it before. http://www.ukniwm.org.uk The search engine is rather complicated but when I tried ‘Aysgarth church, any war’, then … Continue reading

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David CRAPPER of Gunnerside – searchable index

This old survey by David Crapper of Gunnerside was sent to me by Michael Connolley http://bit.ly/okxp6R  Michael authors the Gunnerside website http://www.gunnerside.info The survey gives hundreds of entries from the graveyard and other interesting items. This is my photo of … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Dales – new poetry website – Alan Hartley

Alan Hartley has for many years written poetry about the Yorkshire Dales and has now launched his new website at http://www.dalespoetry.co.uk    Do have a look.

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