There was a record turnout of around 44 people to hear Karen Griffiths talk about the progress of the Dairy Days project yesterday afternoon at Middleham Key Centre. Karen writes “the Middleham & Dales Local History Group made me feel most welcome and it was a pleasure to talk to such a knowledgeable and interested audience many of whom have already helped a great deal with the Dairy Days project. ”
Amongst the audience were people who had contributed oral history recordings to the project including 92-year old Women’s Land Army member Margaret Watson and farmer Neil Howarth who had travelled all the way down from Garsdale to be there.
Several new contacts came forward after the talk including a man whose family ran Coverham Dairy and a woman whose grandfather was a cheese factor in the dale. We look forward to finding out more about their stories.