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History Programme: September 2017 – March 2018

Venue: Methodist Church, Market Street, Hebden Bridge at 7.30pm

Saturday 15th September 2018

Discovery Day

Food and Farming in the Calder Valley, Past, Present and Future

9.30 am to 4.00 pm

Birchcliffe Centre, Hebden Bridge

An introduction to using archive materials with a view to encouraging future research.

This day will include:-An introduction to archives held by HBLHS that have reference to land use and farming, including historic publications, maps, wills and deeds and photographs. A closer look at Local Probate Records, the 1939 Farm Survey and Farm Buildings.

A question and answer session with farmers who have a lifetime involvement in farming locally.

Lunch and refreshments included

There is a fee of £15.00; £12.00 for HBLHS members.

To book a place on the course please complete this form and send together with your fee to;-

Barbara Atack. Moorside, Old Lees Road, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8HW


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