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Eleanor Yorke, Audio Clip

W.R. Mitchell (WRM) and Eleanor Yorke (EY) discuss the history of the Yorke family, from Sir Richard Yorke who was a wealthy York Merchant and Lord Mayor of the city of York in the late 1400s. Eleanor Yorke discusses the properties that the family held in Nidderdale from the sixteenth century and the story of Sir John Yorke of Gowthwaite, a catholic, who was fined by the Star Chamber in 1611 for allowing a pro-Catholic play to be performed in his home in 1609 over the Christmas period.

Norman Swindlehurst, Full Transcript Part 1

Norman Swindlehurst (NS) of Keasden was interviewed by W.R. Mitchell (WRM) many times. In this interview he mentions many local personalities and their employments, including detailed descriptions of farming, weddings, cooking, sheep salving and social events.

John Geldard, Full Transcript

 John Geldard talks about his life in Malham and particularly dry stone walling.

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