12th July 2017 – talk at Swaledale Museum in Reeth.
I was given a very warm welcome from Helen Bainbridge at this lovely museum near The Green in Reeth. Talks take place on the mezzanine floor see above. About 25 people made up the audience and there were questions after the talk regarding the appeal tribunal case papers and how they could be accessed, the working of the tribunal system and the role of the military representative. A number of copies of case papers were left at the museum and Helen was enthusiastic about obtaining further information on the men who were appealing against their conscription. After the talk Helen emailed various societies and individuals and we met up again on 29th August with Barbara Buckingham from Reeth to go through the findings……details on individual cases to follow in future blogs.