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Nidderdale Heritage Forum

[Friday 17 September 2010]

The Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is holding a Heritage Forum on Friday 1st October at Kettlesing Millennium Village Hall from 9.30am to 5.00pm and it is open to everyone with an interest in the heritage of the area.

In the morning, there will be a range of presentations including updates from some of the local heritage groups, and a talk from Mark Newman the National Trust Northern Territory Archaeologist. Ann Johnson, Chairman of the Washburn Heritage Centre Project Group, will also update on the development of the Washburn Heritage Centre, and Archaeologist John Buglass will talk about the archaeological excavation carried out at Fewston Church prior to the build.

The afternoon session will include a choice of workshops, including local history research with the County Record Office, the characterisation and surveying of traditional farm buildings, and a five mile walk to John of Gaunt’s medieval hunting lodge looking at archaeological features along the way.

Sally Childes, AONB Heritage Officer said: “This one day event is a chance to bring together research, exchange best practice and discuss issues and ideas for the future. We have some excellent speakers lined up and a range of interesting workshops.”

The event is funded through the Yorkshire Dales LEADER programme, and entry is free for those living in the LEADER area. Tickets are priced at £3 for those living outside the LEADER area and lunch tickets can also be purchased at a cost of £7.50 per person. To find out whether your parish is within the LEADER area, please visit http://www.ydmt.org/docs/inf1eligibleyorkshiredalesleaderarea.pdf or telephone the AONB office 01423 712950.

The full programme and booking form can be downloaded from the AONB website at www.nidderdaleaonb.org.uk. Alternatively, you can book your place by ringing the AONB office 01423 712950 or emailing aonbevents@harrogate.gov.uk

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