May I, through your website, thank all the organisations and individuals who have supported the displays held across Ryedale this summer by Kirkdale Heritage and Herbert Read Group.
First, those who took on the task of looking after and curating the displays on our behalf. Secondly, those who read at the poetry presentations in Kirkbymoorside Community Library, with our hosts the library volunteers-whose fundraising will soon be present at Hovingham Farmers’ Market.
Support also came from statutory and voluntary groups, which include NYCC Library service, Gilling and Kirkdale churches, other history groups and many from the outside world such as
The Green Howards Museum at Richmond and the Barbara Hepworth House in St Ives, The Samuel Taylor Coleridge Society and even a former British Council official visiting Ryedale on holiday.
We are now concentrating on an ‘Untold Ryedale Story’ – the evacuees from Hull who came here from the Holderness Road school at Mersey Street – working with ‘Hull Untold Stories’ project.
The schools and families we know who hosted them from September 1, 1939, were Gilling, Harome and Hawnby. There may well be others involved – as these evacuees were very adventurous. We have an album of photographs of their time here.
If you can help, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org or Kirkbymoorside Library box.
John and Helen Dean
Manor Farm House, Beadlam