Nearly fifty people joined us in Askrigg village hall last week to sample cheese, discuss the progress of the project and watch demonstrations of butter and kefir making.
Several local historians brought along their current research including Geoffrey Keeble from the Middleham and Dales Local History Group who is doing some fascinating work into the role of the Women’s Land Army in dairying in the dale during the war.
We were delighted that people with family or personal memories of dairying in the dale came in and also brought photos and objects to complement the ones we had on display. We also signed up several new people for the oral history side of the project.
The coffee and tea flowed and everyone enjoyed the superb cheese scones and fruit scones with cream and jam brought down from the Humble Pie shop.