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T he Group was founded in 1984 as a continuation of the successful WEA evening class researching the history of the parish of Horton-in-Ribblesdale. The research continues with monthly meetings held on the second Wednesday of each month. Membership is only £3 a year. Most meetings where there is an outside speaker are open to non-members, admission £1, which includes excellent refreshments. In the Summer months the meetings take the form of walks and outings in the area.

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The Winter 2002 programme of meetings is:
 
Wed 25th September 2002 Members meeting Please bring along any documents or photographs of your house, or any other building in the parish which interests you.
Wed 9th October 2002 Public lecture: speaker John Robinson "Local caving/my Yorkshire" audio-visual slide/sound presentation
Wed 13th November 2002 Public lecture: speaker Wilf Fenten "History of the local Quakers" a talk with slides
Wed 11th Dcember 2002 Members only Eating meeting at The Shaws, Selside
  

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There are still a few copies left of the Group's limited edition book, "Horton-in-Ribblesdale - the story of an upland parish". 62 pages of information which you won't find anywhere else! Price £3.00 including postage & packing. Available from Mrs M Smith, Penyghent Lodge, Station Road, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 0HH. Telephone: 01729 860520, email smiths_horton@btinternet.com.

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The Horton Local History Group also holds much information of interest to people researching their ancestors in the area. One of the group's members is a professional genealogist. If you are interested in having research carried out in North & West Yorkshire, Westmorland or north Lancashire contact Helen Sergeant M.Sc. e-mail: helen@managerie.co.uk

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If you would like to know how a small community like Horton-in-Ribblesdale raised 93,500 to repair the roof and bells of its Norman church, send for the free booklet "We raised the Roof!" available from Josephine Hornby, Bridge End Cottage, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Settle, North Yorkshire BD24 0HF. A small donation to cover postage and/or to St.Oswald's Church would be appreciated.

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If anyone would like any further information about the Group or the programme of events please contact the Secretary: Sheila Fleming, South View, Newhouses, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Settle, BD24 0JE. Telephone: 01729 860394. Email: ian@south-view.org.uk

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The latest publication from the History Group has just come out - "Horton-in-Ribblesdale 2000" This 60 page book provides a look at life during the Millennium Year. Price 4.00, available from the Group's secretary, Sheila Fleming, address below.
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