On 1st April 2023 the Record Office will become part of the new North Yorkshire Council and North Yorkshire County Council will cease to exist. To mark this occasion, this post looks back at the early days of the County Council and the County Record Office.… Read More North Yorkshire County Council 1974-2023: a view from the archives
Did you know that we regularly receive material to add to our archive collections? Our latest blog coincides with our new temporary exhibition, in which you can see a wide range of items that have recently been added to our collections – from 600 year old deeds to items from the 1982 Eurovision Song Contest when it was held in Harrogate in 1982. … Read More New collections: From 600 year old deeds to the Eurovision Song Contest!
This post by Elena Leyshon explores the work of the Settle and District War Relief Committee and their work to coordinate the sending of parcels to men serving during the First World War.… Read More Festive letters of thanks
The Knaresborough Militia books by Gwyneth Endersby, Record Assistant Within the township records of the Knaresborough District Council collection are the Constables’ records (1766-1820). These are principally accounts of expenditure, and include two account books relating to the town’s militia. Dated 1807-1811 and 1810-1813 respectively, they record payments to substitute and balloted men and to… Read More Focus on Knaresborough
By Gwyneth Endersby, Record Assistant The Township records of Knaresborough District Council With the re-organisation of county boundaries in 1974, Knaresborough became part of North Yorkshire having lain formerly in the West Riding. As a result, certain records pertaining to the town were transferred from the archives of West Yorkshire to the North Yorkshire County… Read More Focus on Knaresborough – Part 1