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Find out all the latest news from the county record office, including details of forthcoming talks, workshops, events and exhibitions.

This page is updated regularly so please return to check for new activities and events. The latest news and events are:

Lunchtime lectures

Our lunchtime lecture series will recommence in September 2015. The talks begin at 12.30pm and last for around 45 minutes with time for questions afterwards. Admission is £2, which includes light refreshments. Advance booking is not necessary.

Future lectures are:

  • 25 September 2015 - The Duchess of Buckingham and Helmsley Castle during the Civil War by Fiona Torrens-Spence;
  • 30 October 2015 - Voices from a Trunk: the lost lives of the Quaker Eddisons 1805-1867 by Sara Woodall; and
  • 27 November 2015 - The Hill-Walker family of Maunby by John Parkinson.

The Big Draw at the Record Office

This year the Record Office is excited to be involved with The Big Draw: an annual drawing festival which sees galleries, museums and heritage sites across the country hold events for anyone who loves to draw, as well as those who think they can't!

On Saturday 3 October we invite you to personalise your own map of Northallerton. You can draw, write or mark journeys, locations, or special places onto a series of historic and modern maps. Show how you live, work and play in the county town.

For example, you could draw:

  • How you use the High Street;
  • Your journey to school;
  • Where you meet your friends; or
  • How you think your ancestors used the town?

At the event you can meet the 'Map Men' from County Hall, who will project historic to present day plans of Northallerton and show you how to access historic maps online.

Also on display for the month of October will be an exhibition of maps from the archives, showing how and why they are made.

The event takes place on Saturday 3 October. Drop in any time between 10am and 3pm. Entry is free and drawing materials and refreshments are provided. The event is open to all ages and abilities.

Special exhibition - Changing Places: One Building, 1,000 years

Volunteer historians helped create a special exhibition focusing on the changing uses of the Green Howards museum's home in Trinity Church, Richmond. The exhibition is on display at the County Record Office until mid-December 2015.

See the Green Howards - Changing Places web page for more information about the exhibition.

This page was last updated on 18 September 2015