You are invited to a ‘Yorkshire Markets’ zoom talk by historian Mark Saville

The Yorkshire Association of Blue Badge Tourist Guides (corporate members and one of our Yorkshire Heritage Guardians) have been running a series of Continual Professional Development Zoom Lectures for their members over lockdown.

Whilst many of their virtual lectures are hosted by Yorkshire Blue Badge Guides, their next event is a talk by Yorkshire historian Mark Saville on Yorkshire Markets, which takes place on 25th February 2021 at 2pm and they have kindly invited members of The Yorkshire Society to join them.

Details of the talk’s contents are:

Yorkshire Markets through history

The hustle and bustle of the marketplace was at the centre of almost all towns and villages. Initially they were held around churches on a Sunday, but when crowds grew large enough, a market charter was applied for it to be held in a regulated marketplace on a certain day or days and over longer periods at feast times.

This talk traces how markets developed in Yorkshire looking at a wide range of towns – from the smartest (Beverley), the largest (Doncaster) to where the bell ringer still announces the start of the market (Knaresborough & Ripon) and the grand Victorian Market Halls (Halifax & Leeds). The talk also features more latter-day market halls and the popularity of today’s Farmer’s Markets.

This is an informative talk which takes a different look at what visitors have loved about the market through history.

The talk is fully illustrated with photographs and film.

The Lecturer – Mark Saville

Mark has completed almost 200 talks on all aspects of Yorkshire and has produced over 20 hours of films about the region which are available to view on his You Tube Channel – Around & About Yorkshire.

How to enrol for the online lecture

The Yorkshire Markets lecture takes place at 2pm on Thursday 25th February 2021.

The cost is £5 for the 60 minute lecture and additional Questions & Answers.

Pre-booking is necessary – to book your place;

Transfer £5 to Mark Saville

Sort Code 40-24-32

Account Number  21038605

Or Mail a cheque with your email to Mark Saville, 1 Temperance Court, Back Lane, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 4RX

Email Mark Saville – yorkshireways@btinternet.com to let him know you have paid or sent a cheque and he will email you out an Access Code for the meeting.

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