History of Keld


History of Keld


Lectures, photos and other information relating to the history of Keld

Collection Items

On Top of England - Jack Rukin
1936 published article on Keld postman Jack Rukin's rural postal round which included delivering mail to the remote Tan Hill Inn, complete with photographs.

Keld: a memoir - before and during  World War II
A written version of a talk given in Keld Chapel by Mrs Joan Moody (nee Mee). A wonderful account of Mrs Moody's memories of living in Keld from 1935 - 1942.

Childhood Memories of Keld
A personal account of growing up in Keld from 1948 by Mrs Ann Forsyth (nee Clarkson)

Christmas Day in Keld in 1843
An account of village life on Christmas Day in 1843 by Rev Gillian Bobbett

Alice of Crackpot Hall
Recording of Between the Ears - Alice of Crackpot Hall by David Almond for BBC Radio 3 broadcast in November 2015

The Keld Years 1935 - 1942
Extract from Joan Moody's (nee Mee) 'A Family Mosiac' family history document that provides a wonderful insight in to village life in Keld in the late 1930's and early 1940's.
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'One Day This Week . . . The Dales Conference - Northern Programme (from Leeds)
Jeannie Mee's script of a radio broadcast from Leeds on Friday, 16th June, 1939 describing the Yorkshire Dales Conference - the annual meeting of ministers and delegates from the Congregational Church - that took place in Keld.
This document can be…

'Swaledale' Northern Programme (from Leeds)
The script of a radio broadcast from Thursday, 13th April, 1939 featuring speakers from Keld, Muker and Gunnerside. ( The copy is slightly clipped top and bottom on some pages)
This document is available to download to view in full screen.

Harker family of Keld
The Harker family lived in the house that was demolished so Keld public hall could be built. This is Solomon Harker, son of John Harker (Keld) & Hannah Pounder (Thwaite). Solomon married Nancy Peacock in 1841 and they then emigrated to America in…

Historical Village Atlas Keld
This Village Appraisal Report by the Archaeological Society, Newcastle upon Tyne was commissioned by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority

Holiday in Keld 1937
A wonderful personal account of a holiday spent in Keld in July 1937

Keld Public Hall & Reading Room - List of Subscribers
Letter of thanks with list of subscribers and balance sheet

Keld Hymn
Music score and lyrics to a song wrote in January 1940 by Rev Arthur Mee who was the minister in Keld from 1935 to 1942.

Bobby Hutchinson's Diary 1930
Bobby Hutchinson provided a taxi service for Keld and the surrounding area. This is his 1930 diary showing all bookings

Valuation of Thorns & Keld 1856 by Broderick and Willis, Updated  in 1858 by John Clarkson, of Smith Holme
Details of all land owned.
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