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12:00pm Saturday 15th June 2013
The total UK deer population is conservatively estimated at about 1.5 million. A massive cull has been recommended. Dr Bill Mitchell, of Giggleswick, who studied free-ranging deer in Craven and Bowland over many years, records the part played by red deer in local history
2:00pm Saturday 8th June 2013
Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953. It differed from previous coronations as the new television era enabled millions of people to watch the ceremony in their own homes or the homes of their friends. Deputy editor Lindsey Moore looks back on how Craven marked the occasion.
12:00pm Saturday 1st June 2013
Victory Park in Barnoldswick is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Deputy editor Lindsey Moore looks back on its opening ceremony, which took place during the coronation celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II.
1:00pm Saturday 25th May 2013
In a previous article about the Whitfield Syke Mill, which used to stand to the north of the village of Embsay, at the foot of Embsay Moor, we told the story of the struggle to supply the mill with water power. But another interesting aspect of the mill’s history is the row of cottages built to house the workers and the people who lived in them. Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group member Jane Lunnon investigates.
12:00pm Saturday 18th May 2013
It may have seemed a little odd to the good people of Simbach, but a gaily painted model sheep from Skipton was the ideal way to mark 30 years of twinning between the two towns. A party of town councillors, officers and representatives of the twinning association recently returned from the Bavarian town where they marked the anniversary of the signing of the charter in June,1983. Lesley Tate looks back on the relationship between the two towns.
1:00pm Saturday 11th May 2013
Anyone who studies rural life in the Craven Dales as it was in the 1930s – a period of stability, affability and “dog and stick” farming – should seek out drawings by Godfrey Wilson, writes Dr Bill Mitchell
2:23pm Thursday 2nd May 2013
For heroic daring-do, it would be hard to find another character outside the pages of fiction like the late Bob Leakey. Robert Dove Leakey, to give him his formal moniker, died last week at the age of 98 – having led the life of ten men. He was war hero, caving daredevil, pioneering environmentalist, inventor, economic philosopher and would-be MP. Here, as a tribute to the remarkable man, reporter Clive White looks back on his caving exploits.
12:00pm Saturday 27th April 2013
It was 50 years ago – when Craven was in the grip of the worst winter it had experienced since the late 1940s – that councillors announced plans to make Skipton a smokeless zone. Lesley Tate looks back at the debate.
12:00pm Saturday 20th April 2013
2:40pm Saturday 13th April 2013
In 2009, the Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group set itself the task of researching the history of Whitfield Syke Mill at Embsay, linking the written records to what can still be seen on the surface. The results, after three years of hard work researching, surveying and writing, have just been published. Here, group member Jane Lunnon gives us an insight into mill.