Ravenstonedale Parish History Group

Annual Exhibition 2017

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Our annual exhibition on 14th and 15th October in High Chapel from 2pm to 5pm each day featured some of the old maps of the Parish and sales prospectuses which we hold, including a bound copy of the first Ordnance Survey maps of the Parish dating from 1859, donated to the History Group earlier this year. More of our photographic archive relating to Parish gardens past and present, and more of the history of Ravenstonedale School – photos and yearbooks from around 2000-2001 – were on show too, as well as the story of how the Parish Millennium Map was created.

The Autumn Exhibition in 2016 was based on numerous photos, yearbooks, trophies and art and craftwork which we were given from Ravenstonedale School when it closed. We also featured other schools in the Parish including Fell End and Dogbar, as well as Newbiggin-on-Lune.

The Autumn Exhibition in 2015, hosted jointly by the History Group and the High Chapel Management Committee, on “Local Agriculture Through the Years”, was held in High Chapel Community Centre on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th October from 2pm – 5pm each day and was a great success. We had over 70 visitors and took over £100 from donations and sales of the delicious cakes and scones. Our thanks to all who helped, and especially to those people who kindly lent farming implements and household items from former times. We were also very pleased to welcome some new members.

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