Monthly Archives: September 2017


We struggled to find a replacement speaker at short notice when our publicised speaker on the wonderful new York Historic Towns Atlas had to pull out. Elizabeth Smith from Dringhouses Local History Group very kindly offered to come along instead, to talk about John Close. But at the last minute Dr Stefania Merlo Perring from […]


Our next meeting is on Friday 22 September 2017, when our speaker will be Elizabeth Smith, from Dringhouses Local History Group, with a talk entitled From Gillamoor to Dringhouses: The Life of John Close, Gentleman. Please note this is a change to our advertised talk on the Historic Towns Atlas, as that speaker is unfortunately […]

End of an era

Sadly we say goodbye this month to Caroline Lewis, who has run the independent delicatessen, The Good Food Shop, on Bishy Road for thirteen years, with many locally sourced, tasty food products. Over the last 120 years the shop has housed a number of trades. It was a drapers for a long time, Thorolds, in […]