A weekend of Wolds History in North Dalton

A weekend of Wolds history in North Dalton:  

26th and 27th March 2022

 Come time travelling from the Bronze Age to the swinging 1960s through a series of fascinating talks, displays and discussions.

  • Discover the unusual window in All Saints church (made in the William Morris studios in Merton) and see how modern stained glass is made. 
  • Take a trip around the Wolds in 20 objects drawn from the East Yorkshire Museums archive
  • Wonder at some of the archaeological treasures unearthed in the locality
  • Find out how to start researching your own family history
  • View an exhibition of local postcards, photos and stories about life in North Dalton
  • Share memories of how farming used to be – and what being young was like before mobile phones!
  • Stay for lunch – or join us for a real Yorkshire Sunday tea.

We’ll also be making history! As part of the weekend, we will be launching a time-capsule project – asking children and young people to identify objects that define life in the present day which will communicate with the residents of North Dalton 100 years in the future! We hope to bury the time capsule in June as part of the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations.


Saturday 26th March

At All Saints Church

10.00- 11.00 Talk about All Saint’s William Morris window 

by Sarah Brown, The York Glaziers Trust.

11.00-12.00 A demonstration of stained-glass techniques 

by Robin & Rose Horspool

12.00-4.00 Church open all afternoon with history exhibition

At the Village Hall

12.00-1.00 Soup and sausage roll lunch 

1.00-2.00 Screening of film: ‘The East Riding’, by A.R. Smith 

made in 1959

2.00-3.00 ‘Around the Wolds in 20 objects: From the Anglo Saxons to WW2’ Talk and display by East Riding Curator, 

Caroline Coath

3-30-4-30 Growing up in the village in the 1950s and 60s. Come and share your memories over tea and cake. Discussion led by Di McNeish

Sunday 27th March – At the Village Hall

10.00-11.00 Designing a North Dalton Time Capsule. A workshop for children and young people led by Jo Young

11.00-12.00 ‘Prehistoric & Roman Sites around North Dalton area.’ Talk by Karen Adams, Archaeologist

12.00-1.00 Soup and sausage roll lunch

1.00-2.00 ‘How to research your family history’ Talk by genealogist, Pam Trace

2.00-3.00 Water, land and work. Discussion led by Ray Williams and Claire Clayphan

3-30 Yorkshire Afternoon tea. The Full Monty: home-made scones, cakes and sandwiches, £7.50 a head. 

All talks and sessions are free!