Communities - history & heritage

Knowing the past provides a stronger sense of community, and helps us to understand the challenges of the present day.  Click on an image to read more.

A mud wall in a village High Street is an important historic structure.  Its care requires professional expertise.

The Danby Court Leet, an ancient and still active form of local government is based in a castle in North Yorkshire.

Localism is reviving the co-operative concepts of previous generations.

Ringing the changes for 400 years through times of  celebration, war and peace. 

Villagers commemorate artist John Theodore Kenney, the man who illustrated Thomas the Tank Engine.

The success story of a small village library now managed by the community.