October 2013 Update
We were surprised to find that our first run of the formal report on the Whitfield Syke Project sold out so quickly over the summer and our second print run has now almost gone too.
On Friday 18th October, Pat, Alison, Ruth and Jane gave a presentation to local residents at Embsay Village Hall to give them a summary of our findings from the Whitfield Project. This was a rather more relaxed affair than at the Historic Enirvonment Day at Grassington in April - we were able to expand a little more and use a full hour rather than keep to the very tight schedule of just 40 minutes we had before.
It seemed to go very well - a lot of people chatted to us afterwards, asking questions, telling us more local information, and expressing concern that the old Mission Building was decaying so rapidly. Many people said they had walked past the building so often and never realised its fascinating history, and now wished to see it preserved.
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