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Collaboration with Local Primary School

As mentioned in the annual report below, our contact with the local Primary School continued, with a walk around the villages. The event was reported in the Parish Newsletter.

Links With Local History

It has been lovely to work with members of the community this term and a huge thank you goes to the Local History Group who led a history walk around the villages last week to support our Key Stage 1 children with their local history topic ‘Houses and Homes’. The children made stops along the way to visit houses and hear from the people who live there. The group said how ‘delightful, confident and well-behaved’ our children are (definitely shining in our community!) The Local History Group have also supported other classes, providing censuses and data from the Victorian era, and maps and resources about the railways. We are looking forward to continuing to work with them.

Kirkby and Great Broughton School

KGBIG Local History Group Annual Report 2021

2022 will be the 15th Of the KGBIG Local History Group and we have had a second challenging year responding to Covid Regulations but have come through with an increase in our numbers. 

Since our AGM in January we continued to have our monthly meetings on Zoom until September. Our February talk featured the Graffiti in the cell block at Richmond Castle. Then back to Great Broughton we came in March to a murder story linked to Weaver’s Cottage. By this time we were all well experienced in Zoom and ready to hear all about the “Scandal and Intrigue” happening in Gisborough Priory! We followed this up with a visit in June to the Priory. It was wonderful to be outside together enjoying our guided tour and a chance to look at some of the artefacts. The good weather allowed us to have coffee in the ruins afterwards.

In May our talk moved to Kirkby with a look at the pre1837 records and to complete the virtual tour in June we were looking at the families through history at Ingleby Manor.

Work continued in 2021 on maintaining the Trod and an Interpretation Board about Kirby Bank was installed near the Scout Hut. Our M.P. visited the site and praised the work of Kirkby Parish Council and the History Group.

During the year the Kirby Social History Project and the Broughton House History were able to have some meetings and their work was displayed in the History Day in September.

As Stokesley show was cancelled we decided to hold our own event – “Local History Matters” on 18th September in Great Broughton Village Hall. This featured a look at “lockdown” in the villages, the “Pubs of Great Broughton”, the Rosedale Railway Heritage trail, photos of the inhabitants of the villages and activities for children. It was very well attended.

The autumn saw a return to LIVE talks and the topics were varied – from Stokesley Station to postcards from Norton and finally a bit of witchcraft to end the programme! There was a good turnout for these talks.

Before Christmas we made contact with the Primary School and we are planning to do some topics with them in the coming year.

Last but not least was our Christmas Social – a 1960s evening complete with 60s music, food and entertainment.  All following the Covid Regulations!

I would like to thank all the committee for their support and help throughout the year and a special thanks to those of you who supported us on Zoom and returned to the talks in the Hall.

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