Walking in the Footsteps of William Smith – a geological trail around the Hackness area

PLACE has recently published a geological trail which takes visitors around some of the landmarks surveyed by William Smith in the Hackness area of the North York Moors, where he worked for some years. Written by Peter Robinson, the trail not only traces notable places where Smith worked but it also gives lots of background information on the area, including geology, geomorphology and botany, not to mention architectural features such as the church and hall. To see the cover, please click on the link below.

The price is £2.00 per copy plus £1.50 P & P. It is available from the PLACE Office.  To purchase a copy, please send a cheque to: Dr Margaret Atherden, PLACE Office, York St John University, Lord Mayor’s Walk, York, YO31 7EX.

Walking in the footsteps of William Smith

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Visit to Danelaw Viking Village, Murton, to follow short course on Viking Yorkshire

We have arranged a free visit to the Danelaw Viking Village, Murton, to follow our recent short course by Robert Wright on Viking Yorkshire.  It will take place from 7.00 to 9.00pm on Thursday 13th July. The staff at Murton will show us the reconstructed buildings and explain the re-enactments they present of life in Viking times. Refreshments will be available.

The Viking village is part of the Yorkshire Museum of Farming. To reach the site, take the A166 from York towards Bridlington, then the first turn left along Murton Lane.  Pass the farmers’ market and the lorry park and the Museum of Farming is the next site, with its own car park. If you wish to join us, please gather at the entrance just before 7.00pm

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Draft minutes of the 2017 PLACE Annual General Meeting in Beverley are now available on the website

The unadopted minutes of our 2017 AGM in Beverley are available via the link below.  They will be formally adopted at our 2018 AGM.

2017 AGM minutes

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PLACE stand at Stillingfleet Lodge wildlife day this Sunday

PLACE will be having a bookstall and display at the wildlife day at Stillingfleet Lodge garden on Sunday 18th June, from 11.00am until early afternoon. The garden is stunning and packed with interesting plants and lots of wildlife. Events during the day include a showing of live bats, bee identification walks, bird ringing, moth identification, pond dipping, and many more. The café will be open for light refreshments all day. Everyone is welcome!

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Cancellation of Viking Yorkshire session on June 8th

Unfortunately, the short course session in the Viking Yorkshire series on June 8th has had to be cancelled, due to a double booking at the venue. An extra session will be added on the end of the course, on Thursday 6th July.

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