Issue 40

October 2011






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Open Meetings


28th October

Role of the Local Newspaper

Jean Macquarrie

25th November

The Ingilbys of Ripley

Sir Thomas Ingilby


27th January

The Harrogate Theatre

Davis Bown

24th February

Music at Ripon Cathedral (AD 657-2011)

Malcolm Beer

23rd March

Great Yorkshire Show

Bill Cowling

28th Oct — Jean MacQuarrie is Editor of the Ackrill Group of Newspapers which includes the Harrogate Advertiser. She will cover many areas of interest around the topic of The Role of the Local Newspaper.

25th Nov — Ripley Castle has been the home of the Ingilby family for 700 years. Sir Thomas is the present owner and 6th Baronet and will talk to us on the subject of The Ingilbys of Ripley.

27th Jan 2012 — David Bown is Chief Executive of Harrogate Theatre and formerly Artistic Director at The Castle Arts Centre. Particularly in the present financial climate, I am sure his talk will be very interesting regarding the past, present and future of Harrogate Theatre.

24th Feb 2012 — Together with Howard Crawshaw, Malcolm Beer is joint author of the book of the same title as his talk. He will cover the personalities, conflicts, successes and setbacks at Ripon Cathedral over the years spiced with amusing anecdotes and including musical excerpts.

23rd Mar — Bill Cowling is Great Yorkshire Show Director. The origins of the Show can be traced back to 1837 and we can expect a fascinating account of developments since then.