Issue 43

February 2013






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Open Meeting Speakers 2013

22 Feb 2013:  Out of Adversity - Judy Bell (Shepherds Purse Cheeses)

Shepherds Purse produces fine, traditional Yorkshire cheeses by hand, using techniques that have been passed down over generations.

Shepherds Purse started out as an idea by Judy in the 1980s working on her kitchen table. The company was launched at the Great Yorkshire Show in 1989.

The presentation will include cheese tasting!

22 Mar 2013:  From Forensics to Crime Novels -  Susan Parry

Susan is the author of several novels in the Yorkshire Dales Mysteries series published by Viridian Publishing.

Susan was a university professor at Imperial College. She now devotes more time to her consultancy work, including forensic studies and archaeological investigations which provide inspiration for her writing. Her home is in Swaledale.

26 Apr 2013:  Yorkshire Air Museum - Ian Richardson

Ian is the Communications Manager at the Yorkshire Air Museum.

The Museum is the largest independent air museum in Britain and is also the location of The Allied Air Forces Memorial.  Situated on the former World War II RAF Bomber Command Station at Elvington near York, the Museum/Memorial is located on the largest and WWII station open to the public. In 2012 it was voted the top Specialist Attraction in Britain.

24 May 2013:  History of Hampsthwaite (The former habitation of many wicked and desperate characters) -  Angela Sansam

Angela is a member of Harrogate U3A and many will know her from our Language and Creative Writing groups.

Her family originates from Hampsthwaite and this, along with her History degree, has led Angela on a journey into the past which has produced interesting results!

28 Jun 2013:  Blind Side of Being Funny and the Funny Side of Being Blind - David Haynes

David, who is registered as blind, formerly taught at Harrogate Granby Secondary School.

He has also worked at Leeds University and Leeds Metropolitan University.

He has made a 40 minute documentary for BBC television and has worked with the Police Service, the Fire Service and the Ambulance Service in running workshops.