Field and Local History Society Information

Programme for 2020

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Wednesday 15th January Retreat of the last British ice sheet into the Pennine Uplands
Speaker: Prof. Richard Chiverrell
July-date and detailed arrangements/ costs to beconfirmed Visit to Leighton Hall Contact: Sally Edwards
Wednesday 19th February Managing an Uplands Dales Farm for wildlife Speaker: Tom Lord
August No event
Wednesday 18th March Journey to Rome-the story of an Icelandic lady’s travels in about 1000AD Speaker: Dr. Mike Slater
Wednesday 22nd April Virginia Woolf Speaker: Barbara Gent

Saturday 23rd May (early start, time to be confirmed) Field trip to Malham to hear songbirds Guide: Seb Mankelow (NT ranger)

Saturday 4th July (meet 9.30 am at Slaidburn car park) Guided tour of Bell Sykes hay meadow Guide: Sarah Robinson

Wednesday 16th September Provisional: Film show on a Dales topic. Details to be confirmed
Wednesday 21st October Traditional buildings-what they can tell us and how to look after them Speaker: James Innerdale
Wednesday 18th November Preserving North Craven’s Story Speaker: Anne Read
Wednesday 16th December Enhancing Habitats for Pollinators Speaker: Erica Sarne

Unless stated otherwise all talks are in the Austwick Parish Hall on Wednesdays starting at 7.30 pm. ALL WELCOME. Guided tours are on Saturdays in the summer months-all members and guests participate at their own risk. Costs vary.