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Keld 1870-1970: the decline of an upland community

Noted local historian Duncan Bythell looks back on the history of Keld from 1870-1970. At the end of the 19th century, despite its smallness and remoteness, Keld had a thriving community life: with two chapels, a village school, a pub, the literary institute and a brass band. During the 20th century, and especially since 1950, most of these organisations and activities have ceased. This lecture considers the causes and chronology of massive change in Keld as a community over the last 150 years.

Tea and coffee will be served in the Upper Room of Keld Resource Centre after the lecture.

Earlier Event: September 30
Lead Mines of Gunnerside Gill
Later Event: October 27
The Legacy of the Kearton Brothers