Val Anthony, accompanied by her well behaved cocker spaniel, came up from Somerset where she now lives, and gave an interesting and entertaining talk to some 45 people at Kildale Village Hall.
When Val’s husband Cedric retired from the Petrochemical Industry, he became interested in Agriculture, especially wooden machinery, and how it operated in the Dales, and this developed into an interest in local Kildale history. The advantages of researching history in Kildale were that it was a small community, and family homes had remained stable for many years.
Cedric wanted to capture the essence of Kildale and collected many box files of research material. When he became ill, and worried that he was letting local people down by being unable to finish his book, Val then helped edit and manage the material. When Cedric died, she put it all together, and the book “Glimpses of Kildale History” was published in November 2012. The book covers the 19th century and is for sale (available from Joan Scott 01642 710592 firstname.lastname@example.org).
The talk itself gave further insight into the process of history research as it relates to small communities, with numerous examples of different types of material.
An interesting example was an ancient Vestry Book c1818-
Kildale Village Hall
Talk and Exhibits
Friday 15th May 2015, 7.30pm
Glimpses of Kildale