Our talks take place every month from January to May and September to November in Dacre and Hartwith Village Hall, Dacre Banks. Just come along on the night and join the Nidderdale Society or simply pay a modest one-off amount. There is a hearing loop in the hall if needed.  After the talk we invite you to join us for refreshments.

All talks start at 7.30pm

2024 Talks Programme

January 15

The Re-naturalisation of Rivers – Richard Hey
How the River Glaven in Norfolk has been altered to reach ecological status and could now be applied to the Nidd

February 19

Nidderdale Plus – Helen Flynn A look at the work of this thriving local community hub

March 18

The Commonwealth War Graves – Elizabeth Smith

Background to the work undertaken, including the Stonefall Cemetery in Harrogate

April 15

“Come Dine With Me” – Susan Rogers

A popular returning speaker sharing her experience of taking part in the TV show

May 20

AGM followed by Yorkshire Air Ambulance 

September 16

The Great American Songbook – Stuart Atkins

Manager of Batley Variety Club in the 1960s with his own orchestra. 

October 21

Spellbound in the West Riding – Gordon and Anne Sharp

Film makers showing how the area was before it moved into North Yorkshire

November 18

Ripon Cathedral – Godfrey Wilson

An illustrated talk