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Current Research Projects

If you can help or assist us in any way on any of these projects please let us know. We would be most grateful for any information or photographs etc!

Parish Magazines 1895 onwards: The way ahead for republication of these is yet to be established.

Wallend, Church of Christ, Graveyard Inscriptions: The Group as a whole is working on this.

Tracks, Paths & Road Development: Alan & Betty Benson are looking into how they have developed and changed over the years.

Quarry Managers Diaries 1902-1930's: The History Group as a whole is having a go at transcribing these.

St Cuthbert's Church History: Penny McPherson, Jackie Stavely and Gill Baines are researching in this area.

Chapels Farm: George and Anne Woods have completed this and it awaits publication.

Ongoing Projects

Soulby Advertiser: Jill Baines is working through the copies on CD from 1848-1862 extracting the Kirkby references.

The Battle of Flodden 1513: Charles Rowntree and Mark Keegan are working on identifying the men from Kirkby who fought at the battle.

Village School: Fred Wayles is working on the history of the village schools.

Transcription of Borthwick Wills: Charles Rowntree is working his way through these.

Old Projects

Kirkby Charities: Published SEE PUBLICATIONS.

Pear Tree and the Chamley Family: Published SEE PUBLICATIONS.

Gravestone Inscriptions: Published SEE PUBLICATIONS.

Low Mill: Published SEE PUBLICATIONS.

Bell Hall: Published SEE PUBLICATIONS.

Gill Beck: Published SEE PUBLICATIONS.