Grosmont Heritage Trail and Local History Exhibition

Earlier this year the Grosmont Business Group were successful in securing a Heritage grant from the North Yorkshire Moors National Park towards a village leaflet, heritage trail and local history exhibition. This has now been completed and installed in St. Matthew’s Church, within the village and we would like to take this opportunity to encourage people to visit the exhibition.
The leaflets are available from businesses within the village and link in with a simple trail with information panels outside of various buildings en-route.
The local history exhibition is permanently sited in the church, which is open daily, and gives details of the area’s geology, industry, Medieval and early history as well many snippets of social history relating to the village.
Please come along and visit the display, which we hope to expand in the future as part of the This Exploited Land project, again with the help of the National Park and help to highlight this most fascinating area.
Regards
Tammy Naylor

Reading Room, Appleton le Moors

The reading room was first opened on Tuesday November 21st 1911,  funded by Joseph Page and built by Glasweigan-based company Speirs and Company

It fell into disuse around the 1940s but thanks to recent grants has been restored.

Appleton-Le-Moors Reading Room

The building is now back in regular use by Appleton Film Society and Appleton Book Club amongst others.

http://www.appletonreadingroom.org.uk/

Dancing Stone, Danby Dale

Some weeks ago I posted photos of what I believed to be the Dancing Stone which i’ve since found to be incorrect, it was the Hanging Stone.
Peter Mernagh has kindly provided the following photos of the correct location.
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They clearly show the carving by John Castilo with the words “Neu Hees Deead” (Now he’s dead) added afterwards that I was unable to locate (because I was not in the right place)
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Gillamoor Sundial

Gillamoor Sundial was erected August 27th 1800 by John Russell.
Gillamoor Sundial
Gillamoor Sundial
The lower cylinder is inscribed “ERECTED BY SUBSCRIPTION”.
Sloped cap of cylinder carries a Time Equation table.
Gillamoor Sundial
Gillamoor Sundial
Gillamoor Sundial
Gillamoor Sundial
Cube has east and west meridian dials carved on east and west faces, and north and south vertical direct dials to north and south faces.North face also inscribed with name and date: “J Russell Sculpit, August 27th, AD MDCCC”.
Gillamoor Sundial
Gillamoor Sundial
Gillamoor Sundial
Gillamoor Sundial