Kirkbymoorside History Group 

Promoting and encouraging the study of local history

Kirkbymoorside's Heritage Day - Saturday 22nd July 2017

Methodist Chapel and Rooms, Piercy End, Kirkbymoorside

Admission £1 with under 12s free

9.30 am start with events throughout the day...


Welcome to our Heritage Day Schedule. We are hoping to see as many of you at our special activities and displays as possible. We have packed plenty into the day, so there should be something that will appeal -

Programme of Events

Jubilee Room
Bookstall and launch of four new titles:



"With God's Permission..." A new book on Ryedale's whaling connection and a chance to speak to one of the authors Gordon Clitheroe from the Beck Isle Museum.

The Boon Hill Brigade - The story of Kirkbymoorside's Royal Observer Corps by group member Ann Wilson

Nicholas Piper and the Blombergs - Snippets from Kirby Misperton Hall's past

Kirkbymoorside's War Memorial - The story of the men recorded on the War Memorial from WWI and WWII by group member Rita Gibson


Tombola, Activities, Raffle  

Teas, coffees with traditional homemade Kirkby cakes 

Sealed bid Auction & Lucky Brochure Number

Main Hall


Kirkby’s Hospital - display materials from the Adela Shaw 

The town throughout the Ages - maps and census records  

Costumes over the years 

Photo Gallery - help us identify these faces

Kirkby Fruit Project will also be here with their latest products and projects


Throughout the Day - slideshow of Kirkby Past and Present

Also showings of:

Ron Todd and Kirby’s Kingdom 
Kirkby Fest 2012 
Welburn Hall - 1950s 
John Arden’s Ryedale 

There will also be a Spinning display ,lace-making, paper-making, quilting,

A special 20 min presentation of paper cleaning and conservation will start at 10am by Katherine Gold


Town Walks & Talks

  • 10.30 am - A gentle guided walk taking in the buildings and their stories setting off from The Lemon Tree and lasting approximately 1 hour. 
  •  6 pm - An evening walk around the town to discover some of the more gruesome aspects of the town’s past. 1 hour.

  •  2 pm & 7 pm - Stories in dialect with Judy Barker in the Chapel
  •  7.30 pm - Slideshow with Robin Butler in the Chapel.

We will also be launching our first  Friends of Kirkby History Group newsletter, which will come out three times a year to keep our supporters aware of what events and projects we are working on. Come and see what the group is doing...

This event has been organised by the Kirkbymoorside History Group, dedicated to recording and preserving our town’s often hidden and forgotten past. Please help us maintain and catalogue our town’s history.


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