BALH Local History Day 2018

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Date / time: 2 June, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Friends Meeting House

BALH Local History Day 2018

Event date: 2nd June 2018

Type of Event: Lectures, Local History Awards and AGM

Event Location: Friends’ Meeting House, Lower Friargate, York, Y01 9RL

Have you heard about Local History Day to be held in York on Saturday 2 June?  There’s a wide ranging and informative programme – from transport history  in the morning session on resources at the National Railway Museum to the main lecture in the afternoon on ‘The English Parish Church- Past, Present and Future’, plus chances to browse stalls promoting local history groups and offering opportunities to purchase publications.

Please book early. Places are limited and bookings after 18 May 2018 will be subject to availability.


Registration and tea/coffee

Resources for research in the National Railway MuseumAlmost every community in the country has been affected in some way by the railways. In this session, we will explore how the resources for railway history at the Museum can be exploited by local historians. There will also be an opportunity for questions, and  discussion.Alison Kay is the Archivist, National Railway Museum, York

British Association for Local History AGM

Lunch break

Local History AwardsFor research & publication, for a society newsletter and for personal achievement

BALH  Annual Lecture

The English Parish Church – past, present and futureWe take great pride in our parish churches – particularly, perhaps, the stock of stone built medieval churches which are scattered across the landscape of Great Britain – but just how much do we know about their past, and what might become of them in the future? Nearly twenty years ago, in what were then the very early days of the internet, a project began in Nottinghamshire to gather together information about the county’s churches in digital format. In the 2018 BALH lecture, Professor John Beckett will tell the story of the project, and then look at many of the lessons which have been learnt and which are applicable and relevant throughout the country.John Beckett, Professor of English Regional History, University of Nottingham.

Tickets Include morning tea/coffee and sandwich lunch

BALH members: £25.00                     Non-members: £35.00


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