The home of the Swaledale & Arkengarthdale Local History Group

Breaking news

Our next meeting will be Thursday 12th October 2017, 4.15pm, Buck Hotel, Reeth. Notes of the June meeting may be downloaded here

The 1927 ‘Dictionary of Occupational Terms’ is online at  – with an index and a Google custom search. Which industry employed ‘back end girls’ ?!

Hugh Toller’s paper on the Roman Rd from Bainbridge to Barnard Castle across Swaledale is here  ; a tribute to a man who made a great contribution to our understanding of Roman roads, amongst other things, but died recently.

Healaugh & Muker Manor Books A-E covering 1686-1753 transcribed by Tim Bagenal now online at

‘Tales from the Reeth Workhouse’ is downloadable from the blog.

The Swaledale Big Dig final report is available to download  here  ; it is around 23Mb. The Big Dig was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.