YAYAS members really enjoy our lectures and excursions; in fact, they've often said these are things that we do best as a society. This page is dedicated to remembering the fun and informative activities YAYAS members have engaged in - scroll down for a trip down memory lane if you are a member, or for a taste of what YAYAS could have in store for you if you're thinking of joining.
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The Tadcaster Historical Society was keen to be helpful and welcoming and did us proud with an illustrated talk on early Tadcaster – including before it actually was Tadcaster; a visit to St. Mary's Church; and a walk along the bank of the Wharfe to view the Norman motte and bailey; the original town site (probably); and the viaduct.
Our visit to the church was accompanied by a 3 hour peal commemorating the outgoing vicar and before a wedding in the afternoon. We were trying to offer a 'taster' of Tadcaster. The church is worthy of a visit all on its own so perhaps, like other aspects of our excursion, YAYAS members may decide to make a repeat visit. Thanks to Ian Tempest for the lovely images.
Kiplin Hall - April 2017