Upcoming Events

A pictorial history of New Park - Part Two - Social

7:30 pm

25th May 2021

Via Zoom

During his long career as a teacher at New Park Primary School Terry Williams became a local historian and established the New Park Heritage Centre, which opened in 2000 at the school. His talk will focus on local New Park history with an emphasis on the local community and its people.

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Andrew Carnegie and British Libraries

Postponed, new date to be arranged

A talk by Councillor Jim Clark (former chair of NYCC) about Andrew Carnegie’s philanthropic funding of Yorkshire Libraries and particularly the Harrogate Library.

Cost   £

5

Behind the Scenes at the British Library

Postponed, new date to be arranged

A tour of the British Library site at Boston Spa, near Wetherby. https://www.bl.uk/visit/reading-rooms/boston-spa

The British Library receives a copy of every book, magazine, journal and newspaper published in the UK and the bulk of this material is available to view at Boston Spa, along with purchased and overseas titles from their reference collections. Boston Spa is also the home of the UK national newspaper collection – which comprises more than three centuries of local, regional and national newspapers – and the library also has a sound archive with a growing collection of sound and video recordings.

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20 Park Parade and Bernard Walter Evans RA

Postponed, new date to be arranged

A talk by Justin Kitson about the artist Bernard Walter Evans RA who had a home and studio at 20 Park Parade from 1890 until 1912. The talk will focus on his ‘Yorkshire’ paintings and will include a short history of the house that was converted into a Methodist chapel in the late eighteenth century.

Cost   £

5

Numbers are limited so please book a place in advance. email: events@harrogatecivicsociety.org