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Keld and the First World War
Originally given as the Keld Lecture on 12 September 2015

Dancing with the Devil
The story of the Keld Institute from its beginnings as part of the mid-Victorian passion for self improvement, to the great 1913 dispute over dancing, to its present-day re-formation as an modern activity and exhibition space.

James Wilkinson 2.pdf
A study of the great mid nineteenth century pastor with a passion for education whose energy and powers of persuasion rebuilt the chapel and manse, established the school and built the Institute.

Swaledale Newspaper Articles Vol 1.pdf
Collection of newspaper articles dating from 1757 - 1882

Swaledale Newspaper Articles Vol 2.pdf
Collection of newspaper articles dating from 1883 - 1900

Beldi Hill.jpg
Image depicts the Beldi Hill Trials between Lord Pomfret and Thomas Smith over mining rights in the Beldi Hill area.

Taken for a walk in Keld 1.jpeg
Extract from Mrs Doreen Guy's handwritten manuscript of her experience of taking a group of Keld school children on a nature walk.

History of Muker school, and this document provides a wonderful insight into the life and times of school children attending school in a northern dale in the 1950's.

Keld group.pdf
Photographs of residents, families and local people of Keld
Please click on each image to view in full

On Top of England (Rukin).pdf
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.

The Swaledale Mining Field.pdf
Document explaining how lead ore came to present in the hills of Swaledale

Early Period of Mining in Swaledale.pdf
A description of early mining activity in Swaledale before the 16th Century

The Sixteenth and Seventeeth Century.pdf
Document detailing how the lead mining industry expanded throughout the 16th & 17th century in Swaledale.

18th Century.pdf
How the lead industry developed in Swaledale throughout the 18th century, including the bitter disputes between rival companies that resulted in the Beldi Hill trials.

The Beldi Hill Trial.pdf
An account of the famous Beldi Hill Trial between Lord Pomfret and Thomas Smith over mining and land ownership rights. The trials ran from 1769 - 1772

West Stonesdale Mine.pdf
Information regarding two small mining sites in Upper Swaledale

Beldi Hill and Swinnergill Mines 2.pdf
Historical information relating to the Beldi Hill & Swinnergill mining complex in Upper Swaledale.

Gunnerside Gill Mines.pdf
Historical information on the lead mines of Gunnerside Gill.

Old Gang and Surrender.pdf
Historical information on the Old Gang and Surrender mines in Swaledale

Spout Gill Mines.pdf
Historical information relating to the Spout Gill lead mines in Swaledale
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