EwE-HRG are a working group within the Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group (UWHG). Initially set up to support the Whitfield Syke Project in 2010, we continue to work on several aspects of the local history and historic landscape of Embsay-with-Eastby, near Skipton in the Yorkshire Dales.
In addition, we are currently working with the St Mary's Embsay Churchyard Survey team, as well as the Friends of Raikes Burial Ground (Skipton) to survey the gravestones of Holy Trinity Church, Skipton.
Friday, 24 June 2016
Wednesday 22nd June 2016
We had a mixed bag of work lined up for today – some locations
of graveyards to plot in for an accurate plan of the churchyard layout, using
good old-fashioned triangulation ; some recording and description of gravestones
for the database; and some RTI photography.
Tony sports the latest in summer headwear - Ascot anyone?
The latter was a little awkward due to the bright sunlight
which suddenly broke out shortly before lunchtime – but the ingenious use of a
large sheet of plywood to act as a sunshade meant we could go ahead regardless.
It was very nice to welcome several visitors today – some of
whom were passers-by popping in to see the church, others came to revisit their