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Delve into man’s poisonous deeds

Filey Library will host a history event looking at Dr Pritchard on 9 May.
Filey Library will host a history event looking at Dr Pritchard on 9 May.

North Yorkshire’s Library Service and the County Record Office are encouraging Filey residents to delve into their heritage during May.

Local and Community History Month is a national promotion by the Historical Association to encourage people to discover and enjoy local history.

The aim is to increase awareness of local history, promote it in general locally, and encourage everyone in the community to participate.

To this end an event is being held at Filey Library on Wednesday 9 May from 6pm.

People will be able to discover the terrible deeds of Hunmanby resident Dr Pritchard, the Victorian poisoner, using the venue’s online resources.

North Yorkshire County Councillor Greg White, executive member for Library and Information Services, said: “It is a great opportunity for libraries to highlight local history and for local people to get involved. People develop a strong bond through a shared locality and shared history, which helps to create social cohesion, and all North Yorkshire’s communities have a story to tell.”

Visit www.northyorks.gov.uk/filey-library for more information about forthcoming events.