Thursday, May 5, 2016
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Join the sixth annual local and family history fair at Ripon library
Once again Ripon library joins the national celebrations of Local and Community History Month 2016 by hosting a local and family history fair on Thursday 19 May from 10.30am until 4pm. This sixth annual event will see stalls from local societies and history groups as well as talks throughout the day at the library.
This special event will showcase some of the wonderful facilities we have in North Yorkshire for tracing family history and some resources available at Ripon library. North Yorkshire library members can use Ancestry.com and Findmypast and also the 19th century British Library newspapers database in their local libraries. Ripon library also has a large collection of old maps and a collection of books about the local history of the area.
On the day visitors to the library will be able to find out what the organisations and societies have got to offer. Local historical societies, family history groups and community archaeology groups will be in attendance along with representatives from North Yorkshire County Record Office and Ripon Museums Trust.
At 11.30am there will be a half hour talk about Norton Conyers project, from North Yorkshire County Record Office.
Also on the same day in the evening, Fraser Skirrow returns to Ripon library with another fascinating talk about the local 2/5 West Yorkshire Regiment, in which many Ripon men fought during the First World War, and about tactical strategy used in battles they were involved in. The talk starts at 7pm (doors open at 6.45pm); tickets for the talk are available in advance from the library.
Friday, April 29, 2016
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Friday, April 22, 2016
More information on the Warrior Programme is available using this link http://www.warriorprogramme.org.uk/
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Open day held at Claro Bks, Ripon. Gates will open at 1100am and entry is £1 per adult, children are free. Highlights include:
White Helmets motorcycle display team
Fly past from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
Silver Star parachute display team
The Royal Engineers balloon
Display from the Military Working Dogs
Local arts and crafts stalls
Fair ground rides
Displays from the Army and Air Cadets
On Saturday, at Skydive St George in Darlington, 32 wives from the Light Dragoon Guards took part in a group skydive that is set to raise more than £20,000 for ABF The Soldiers' Charity. The wives from the Light Dragoon Guards, based out of Catterick Garrison, support one charity endeavour each year and The Soldiers' Charity skydive was chosen as the charity for 2016. It was also the first group skydive organised by the Soldiers' Charity North East office.
Briefing liaison officer for The Soldiers' Charity, Jim Duffy, who organised the event commented: "Captain Cuthbertson, the Welfare Officer at the LDG was really supportive of this idea, and not surprisingly his wife was one of the first to sign up. The Charity is extremely grateful to all of those brave wives who took part in the skydive. They raised a fantastic amount for the Charity which will make a real difference to those in the Army family who need our support."
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Monday, April 18, 2016
Friday, April 15, 2016
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
24th-23rd April we have St. George's Pageant (there'll be have-a-go archery and sword school!) where we'll see the great St. George slay his most famous foe.
28th-30th May we have a Knight's tournament, with Living history all around, the Little ones can try on real armour and even take part in medieval battle drills!
on Father's day weekend (18th-19th June) there'll be a Clash of Knights! back you favourite team of Knights and watch them battle it out in a huge arena!
and finally on the 30th and 31st of July, to mark the 950th anniversary of the norman invasion there is our event, Norman Fury, where visitors will learn about Norman battle styles, weaponry and cavalry.