Local History Month at Ripon Library
May 26 - 1:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Ripon Pop-Up Museum and ‘Antiques Roadshow’
Bring your local artefacts and interesting items to share with the Ripon Experts
Three History Talks & Artifacts covering, Anglo Saxons, Local Battlefields and WW1 Ripon Camp
13:00 – 13:30, Andrew Bates (early medieval language and archaeology expert) ‘an old God and a Warrior of the Church; early Anglo Saxon Ripon and why Wilfrid was really here’.
13:40 – 14:10, Simon Richardson (expert metal detectorist) ‘Blood soaked Yorkshire soil; a brief introduction to the findings from two of Yorkshires biggest Battlefields, 1066 and 1461.’
14:20 – 14:50, Antony Prince (WW1 expert) ‘Untold stories of Ripon in WW1; from subversion to submarines’