Date(s) - 10/10/2014
7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
The Library, Sledmere House
The recent centenary celebrations of the foundation of the Wagoners’ Reserve have highlighted the wealth of information that exists in official and family archives about the military service and wartime experiences of the Wolds wagoners. This lecture considers a very different aspect of the East Yorkshire horse lads, namely the traces they left in the farm buildings they occupied during their working lives.
Archaeologists Dr Kate Giles (University of York) and Dr Melanie Giles (University of Manchester) will present the findings from the recording of the graffiti of the horse lads, found in the farm buildings of the Wolds. They will relate the graffiti to oral and local histories and reveal how these ephemeral traces shed light on the gradual transformation of agriculture and farming life during the 20th century.
Followed by ‘A Long-Trail A-winding’, a short archive film—three wagoners talk about their WW1 experiences—in partnership with the Yorkshire FilmArchive.
Tickets £10.00 includes refreshments; there will be a cash bar.
Please contact Sarah Flather 01377 236637 or email firstname.lastname@example.org