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History exhibition to highlight a miller’s tale and other grave stories

Working at Kirbymoorsides All Saints Church. Back Rita Gibson,Andrew Claughton,Ann Wilson,Sid Brackley,Chris Boddy,Louise Mudd.Phoebe Parsons,Melissa Mudd,Taylor- Jay Smith. Pic Ricchard Ponter 142840b

Working at Kirbymoorsides All Saints Church. Back Rita Gibson,Andrew Claughton,Ann Wilson,Sid Brackley,Chris Boddy,Louise Mudd.Phoebe Parsons,Melissa Mudd,Taylor- Jay Smith. Pic Ricchard Ponter 142840b

Gravestones belonging to people as diverse as a
miller, solicitor, surgeon and a miner have been restored in All Saints’ Churchyard, Kirkbymoorside, thanks to a National Lottery-funded project.

And now Kirkbymoorside History Group and local primary school children will show off their work during a two-day exhibition in The Moorside Room, formerly the Old Library, from 10am to 4pm on Wednesday and Thursday next week.

The graves were chosen as they reflect different areas of Kirkbymoorside’s history. At the event, the group will also launch The Millers of Kirkbymoorside by Chris Boddy, whose grandfather was the last miller to work Kirby Mills mill after taking it over in 1906.

Pictured left at Kirbymoorside’s All Saints’ Church are, back row, from left, Rita Gibson, Andrew Claughton, Ann Wilson, Sid Brackley, Chris Boddy, front, Louise Mudd with children from Kirkbymoorside Primary School, from left, Pheobe Parsons, Melissa Mudd, and Taylor-Jay Smith.

Pictured right, Pheobe, Taylor-Jay and Melissa check out one of the gravestones for their history project.

 

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