‘Fables….. When reason borrowed fancy’s painted wings’: Exploring Yorkshire’s Folk Heroes and Legends.
Our spring conference 2010 was held on Saturday 27th March 2010 in King James’ School, Knaresborough.
Speakers presented entertaining and stimulating papers as follows:
- Prof. Jim Sharpe – Dick Turpin
- Prof. Barrie Dobson – Robin Hood
- Dr Peter Hogarth – dragon legends
- Dr Peter Addyman – Yorkshire’s secret tunnel legends
- James Hunt – Mother Shipton and Blind Jack
- Dr James Gregory – folk heroes and legends: a 21st century perspective (presented by Peter Addyman in Dr Gregory’s absence.
The conference included a most enjoyable visit to the Knaresborough Castle tunnel, complete with cave spiders!