14th October 2012

Meeting: 14TH OCTOBER 2012 in Dallowgill Chapel Schoolroom
This first meeting was very successful, with 34 people attending to hear about the proposals for a Community led history project in Dallowgill. Everyone showed great enthusiasm for the idea and left fired-up to see what they could discover and contribute.


  • The project will have regular drop-in sessions on the 2nd Sunday of each month in the Chapel School Room after the 2pm Chapel Service.
  • A £2 charge per person will go towards hire of the room, heating and refreshments.
  • Heather Tetley (from Ripon, sister of Lilian Chandler, who wrote Dallowgill Through the Ages) brought copies of Dallowgill Church Records and Census Returns which Patrice Lyth will copy and distribute to volunteers, who will enter them into Excel Spreadsheets on the computer, so that they can be more easily searched and organised.
  • Phil Holden (Kirkby Moor Road) has offered to set up and maintain a website for the project.
  • Brian Wood (Sawley) and Nigel Heptinstall (Harrogate) offered to lead walks on the local environment and history.
  • Liz Floyd, a midwife who lives at The Old Vicarage, is interested in collecting stories about the babies born in Dallowgill.
  • Brian Wood will look into obtaining maps of the area.
  • Craig Kersey (Low Belford) will approach Hutchinson Buchanan Solicitors about any documentation they may have regarding Dallowgill properties following the sales from Leeds Corporation. He will also research online record services about possible special arrangements for the project to access relevant material.
  • Kate Kersey (Low Belford) will enquire about accessing records in Wakefield via family connections.
  • Carol Metcalfe (Richmond) highlighted Lancashire Online Reference Library as a good source of newspaper articles.
  • Some field names were added to a map of the area.

The next meeting will be on Sunday 9th November, after the 2pm Chapel Service.
Please bring any suggestions for a logo for the project as well as any useful information and ideas.