Kirkbymoorside History Group 

Promoting and encouraging the study of local history

Kirkbymoorside History Group

  • Promoting the study of local history
  • Assisting with research in the Kirkbymoorside Area
  • Securing archival material and artefacts

Kirkbymoorside Heritage Day - 28 July 2018

We hope to see you all at this years Heritage Day - it begins at 9.30 am in the Methodist Chapel and will have displays artefacts and stories surrounding the Great War and its effect on our town.

There will be a WW1 Trench, a display on the VAD and Welburn Hall Hospital, a map of the town showing the devastating impact of the war on families and a host of other photographs, stories and displays.

NYCRO will be there with their Pop-Up Archives

The British Legion with their stand will be on hand to explain the story behind the poppy! 


In the evening we are holding an evening's entertainment - Dear York Love Tommy - starting at 7pm in the War Memorial Hall. Discover the poignant gift from Captain Frank, the history of the Hall and an exclusive reading of Judy Barker's dialect poem - A Fatha's Tale. We also welcome local actor Dominic Goodwin, who will give excerpts from his upcoming revue. Tickets are available on the door - £2.50 for adults.

2018 Heritage Day Walk

This year we begin at All Saints Churchyard, 1pm where you can learn more about the men who never returned home, as well as other victims of war through the ages. £1 donation per person

And finally....

If you are having a clear-out of those forgotten boxes, garage or attic, please remember us if you come across anything you feel may be of interest to the history of our town and surrounding villages. All too often invoices, books, records, photos or a piece of memorabilia gets discarded. We are happy to take in donations of all kinds, dresses, boxes, ornaments even tools, have all been added to our growing archive in Kirkbymoorside.


  • Our Town

    Kirkbymoorside is an ancient market town, situated in Ryedale on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors. It has been a centre of trade and still hosts a weekly market, every Wednesday, which was granted in a charter back in 1254. Today the town is still a lively hub and many of the streets have remained true to the original character of the town. 

  • Kirkbymoorside History Group

    The group was formed back in 1998 by a couple of local residents who were concerned the heritage of the town was being lost. Together they gathered a small working party and produced a series of booklets in 2003 entitled 'The Kirkbymoorside Times.'

    After a brief pause, a revitalised group began work on a variety of topics, the first of which was the former children's hospital - The Adela Shaw Orthopaedic Hospital.

    To date the group has published numerous books and worked on several joint projects. The latest one to be completed was entitled 'Not Lost But Gone Before' and focussed on the local churchyard. Read how with the help of the Heritage Lottery Fund, the group, local residents and schoolchildren all worked together to research and restore several key gravestones and table tombs at All Saints. Our second grant - Kirkbymoorside Community Archive - Finding a Home - allowed us to create a purpose built home to begin the work of cataloguing the items in our collections.

    We are always looking for willing volunteers to help with the work of cataloging and discovering just exactly how much information we have in the collection.

    If you would like to be included in our new E-Newsletter "Kirby Thriding" drop us a line via the site and we will be sure to include you in the mailing list. 

    Kirkbymoorside Football Team - 1906? - Recognize any faces?

View Around Town

Remembrance Day Nov 2014

Lest We Forget

 Market Day

Kirkby In Bloom

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