Talk on town’s Georgian era

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For its August open meeting, Northallerton and District Local History Society will give the floor to two of its members who have been researching the same period using different documentary resources.

George Sutton will focus on the lives of some of the people who lived in or near Northallerton and were responsible for its governance in the late-Stuart and early-Georgian period. His survey will demonstrate their political and administrative attitudes, their social and economic aspirations, and also their religious views.

Dorothy Edwards has been studying contemporaneous wills and inventories and will show how these can be used to shed light on the environment in which our local predecessors lived and on their lifestyle and quality of life.

This illustrated joint-talk by two skilled historical researchers promises to shine an exciting new light on what has been a significant but unappreciated period in the evolution of North Yorkshire’s county town.

It will take place at the Sacred Heart Church Hall on Thirsk Road, Northallerton, where limited parking is available, on Tuesday, August 14, at 7pm. Non-members are welcome to attend at a nominal admission charge of £2.50, while students under-18 will be admitted free.