Wharfedale Naturalists summer display at the Centre

Next time you visit the Heritage Centre please pause for a moment in the lobby and take in this fascinating display by the Wharfedale “Nats”.  Their organisation explores, enjoys and conserves their local wildlife, offering walks, talks, webinars, weekly nature notes, conservation, field trips and more. Leaflets are available to collect.  We hope you enjoy […]

The sun shone on Weston Stone Garden

This image, taken by friend of the Centre Graham Steele, looks like it could have come from our archive!  The black and white photograph was actually taken on a summery day in early June when our Members and friends visited Weston Stone Garden and appreciated Ronnie Duncan’s collection of artwork (post-war British as well as […]

A look back at the May bluebells

While the Administrator was on holiday during May, the bluebells bloomed in Fewston Churchyard and a local photographer, Mark Simmons, was delighted to see them at their best when he visited the Tea Room and the church.  He gave us kind permission to share his photograph which we can all appreciate – thank you Mark! […]

Compliments from the Valley Striders!

We came across this lovely post from the Valley Striders Facebook page earlier this week … we’re glad they enjoyed their visit, and the cakes!

New summer programme launches

Inspired by our landscape Programme from 1st June to 30th September 2024 This summer we are looking at some of the fascinating buildings and art which our landscape has inspired. We will explore the way painters, poets and novelists have interpreted our world, appreciate the buildings created across the centuries and the way in which […]

Yorkshire Air Museum welcomes members of the Centre

An excellent day enjoyed by Members and friends of the Heritage Centre, observing over 40 iconic planes including a Blackburn Mercury, a Halifax bomber, prototype helicopters and much more.  Our guide was knowledgeable and lunch was taken in the NAAFI building.

Shamrockers entertain the supper guests!

A wonderful evening of Irish food, drink and music was enjoyed by members and friends of the Heritage Centre on Friday evening.  The menu comprised a sumptuous vegetable broth with sourdough, followed by boiled ham and colcannon and finished off with apple cake … and a tot of Irish whisky to wash it down.  Thank […]

Charity of the Year for 2024 chosen by bakers

After choosing from a shortlist of three very worthy causes, our bakers settled on Horticap as their Charity of the Year for 2024.  Our bakers are reimbursed the cost of their ingredients periodically throughout the year and some choose to donate their reimbursement to the chosen charity … it certainly is “cake with a conscience” […]

Fair fa’ your honest, soncie face …

Great chieftain o the puddin’-race! Members and friends gathered together to celebrate Burns night in January but this year with a slight twist … a nod to our “More than a woman” programme meant that we learned more about Rabbie’s long suffering wife Jean, played by Jenny (pictured in the mop cap).  Scott Wilson addressed […]

Didn’t we have a lovely time … the day we went to Saltaire!

“Where women toiled …” We are almost at the end of our current programme More than a woman and last week members and friends enjoyed a wonderful day out in Saltaire, with a guided walk around Saltaire, a world heritage site. They imagined the women heading to work during the time of the huge mill […]