Was held on Saturday 17 October 2009 in Long Preston Village Hall.
This was an opportunity to spend a day with Alison Armstrong from the Yorkshire Vernacular
Buildings Studies Group looking at why and how we record our interesting local buildings.
The popular programme included details of a local building restoration project, a
guided walking tour and the recording of both the internal and external features
of a barn in the village.
Talk on Stained Glass
A facinating illustrated talk was given, on Saturday 7th November 2009, by stained
glass conservation specialists Jonathan and Ruth Cooke, on the history of the stained
glass windows in St. Mary’s Church; made by the famous artist Capronnier in the
Talk on the History of Nursery Rhymes
“The dish ran away with the spoon”
An adult view of nursery rhymes and the stories behind the them.
This very enjoyable and informative talk was given by Alan Hemsworth to a full
house in the Village Hall on Wednesday the 25th November 2009.
The Annual General Meeting of the Long Preston Heritage Group
Was held on Wednesday 21 October 2009 in Long Preston Village Hall.
The AGM was followed by a talk on the Survey of Traditional Farm Buildings by Don
McLellan from the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority
A Coffee Morning was held on Saturday 3rd October 2009 in the Village Hall
This well attended event was to publicise the forthcoming events of the Heritage
Project, and display photographs of the Railway Weekend. Some more photographs of
earlier times were also displayed, with many people taking a great interest in being
able to add names and dates to the photographs, which will be added to the archive
on the village website.
Railway Exhibition on Saturday & Sunday 4th & 5th July 2009
To commemorate the 160th anniversary of the railway coming to Long Preston the Heritage
Group arranged an Exhibition of the History of Long Preston Station, which was opened
in July 1849.
The exhibition featured a large, detailed model 'O' gauge of the station and sidings
as they were in the 1920's, together with working model engines and rolling stock
of the period. There were also displays of photographs and documents showing the
history of the railway.
A full version is available to purchase -see here.
A Heritage Film Show was held on Friday 27th & Sunday 29th March 2009.
A film of the 1977 Silver Jubilee celebrations produced by the then residents of
Long Preston, and an other old film of Long Preston, were shown on the new large
screen to a full house on both showings.
The sixth Heritage Project meeting was held on Thursday 26th Feb 2009.
This meeting was attended by 25 residents. Reports were given on progress on the
various Heritage Project Groups and activities.
Following the meeting Dave Tayler from the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust gave
an illustrated talk about the Wet Grassland Project at Long Preston Deeps; details
of which can be read here.