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Zoom In!!!

....... to a live online talk on Wednesday 26 August at 7.30pm using Zoom. The speaker is Mike Tyler, Curator of The Yorkshire Museum of Farming who will be talking about The Women’s Land Army.

The Women’s Land Army (WLA) began during World War 1, and was called up again in 1939. By 1944 there were 80,000 women working on farms across the country.

They did every kind of farm work from driving tractors to milking cows and harvesting wheat, they also worked in the forests cutting down trees. Despite their efforts and the vital part they played in the war, the WLA was not officially recognised for their work until 2008 when they were issued with a badge from DEFRA, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

A week later, our AGM will be on Wednesday 2nd September at 7.30pm, also available using Zoom.

Following the business part of the meeting there will be a talk about “Researching your family tree when you are adopted: have you ever found your ‘real’ family?” By Dr. Penny Walters, an author and international speaker on a variety of genealogy topics.

Dr. Penny Walters said, “My talk will look at the invaluable information that can be revealed to adopted people through DNA testing, to supplement any paper trail. I will discuss the excitement, pain and practical realities of researching a ‘new’ family. I will reflect on my own adoption story, and discuss ethical dilemmas that can arise.”

Please let Geoff King (members@ryedalefamilyhistory.org) know if you wish to attend either or both of these meetings, and he will send you an email with a link and instructions.

Regrettably, we have had to cancel several

future meetings.
Please return to this page for further information

Date Venue Speaker

Date to be


The Village Hall

& Jim Brightman
‘The Lost Village of Lodge’
a village flooded to make a reservoir

19 Aug Malton
Rugby Club

Linda Samuel
‘A Doubly Thankful Village - Catwick’

16 Sep
The Arts Centre

Denny Gibson
'Do You Know Your Neighbours?'
The Boris Johnson & Jeremy Corbyn

links to Masham

21 Oct
The Friends' Meeting 
House, Pickering
English Heritage
'The Concientious Objectors
at Richmond Castle'
18 Nov
The Village Hall
'A Family Christmas'
Members afternoon to Bring & Share
family stories and traditions

The above meetings and speakers are planned

but, at this stage, we are unable to confirm if they

will go ahead

Please check here regularly for updates

Meetings start at 7pm for 7.30pm unless otherwise stated

Note: Meetings during the winter months
will be held in afternoons, commencing at 2pm