The North York Moors Association

WhereGreat Broughton Village HallType of EventIllustrated Talk
WhenMonday 15th May 2023 at 7.30 pmTutorRaymond Clarke

The lecture was delivered by Ray Clarke, a long standing member of the Association, and an enthusiastic representative.

The theme was one of Heritage.  It was wide ranging from the landscape through to life in the National Park.  Ray began with the ice ages and how they shaped the landscape.  How the ice made incursions but did not top the moors.  Also how the ice created Lake Pickering which eventually drained and left us with the Vale of Pickering.

People have settled the moors.  Reference was made to Lilla Cross, set up in 7th century.  And the industrial activities including iron mining, alum processing, jet, and basalt to pave our streets.

Agriculture followed from clearing forests to the modern practices we see today.  All the while there is a rich stock of wildlife and a beautiful habitat.

Ray also came as a representative of the Association and informed the audience of the various activities and projects.

Questions followed from what we would recognise as a well-informed audience which led to an interesting discussion.

There was a good turnout.  Ray was an enthusiastic and engaging speaker.  An enjoyable evening.

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