Another chance to hear tales of old Askrigg as first lecture proves a sellout

Askrigg looking north in the mid-20th century.

By Betsy Everett

A lecture on the history of Askrigg from 1800 to 1950 at the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes proved so popular that people had to be turned away at the door.

Now, historian Christine Hallas who lives in the village she has researched and written about for many years, will deliver the lecture again for those who were disappointed last time. It will be held in the museum’s lecture room on Friday, November 9, at 7.30pm, and this time Dr Hallas hopes everyone will find a seat.

“I was delighted so many people came, but very sorry for those who just could not get a seat so the museum have kindly agreed to a repeat performance,” she said.
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She gave another talk last year covering the period up to the mid-19th century and that too proved hugely popular with the auditorium packed to capacity.

‘The History of Askrigg 1800-1950’ lecture is at the Dales Countryside Museum, Hawes, at 7.30pm on Friday, November 9.