'The History Tree'  

"The History Tree: Moments in the Lifetime of a Memorable Tree" 
We are very proud of our 2018 publication 'The History Tree: Moments in the Lifetime of a Memorable Tree', which commemorates a magnificent Copper Beech which stood at the Moors Centre, Danby, for 200 years. Almost 40 people contributed articles and photographs on topics from the Scugdale Giant (a local man who grew to 8' 6" tall and toured North America with Barnum's Circus), to the Whitby & Pickering Railway (with its legacy in the North York Moors Railway) and how Bram Stoker was inspired to write 'Dracula' by a stay in Whitby. The full list of contents is here. 
The book is beautifully designed and illustrated and professionally edited (144 pages, soft cover), and costs just £7.50.  
Copies are available in Castleton (Old Chapel Tearoom), Coxwold (Shandy Hall), Danby (National Park Moors Centre), Guisborough (Guisborough Bookshop), Helmsley (Claridges of Helmsley; The Cutprice Bookstore), Hutton le Hole (Ryedale Folk Museum), Lastingham (Lastingham Grange), Northallerton (Public Records Office), Raskelf (Rascills Restaurant), Sutton Bank (National Park Centre); Thirsk (White Rose Books), Whitby (Captain Cook Museum; Holman’s Bookshop, Skinner Street; St Mary’s Church; Whitby Museum; The Whitby Bookshop, Church Street) and York.  
Email us HERE for other details of where to buy your copy or to order by post - pay by BACS transfer or cheque (add £2.50 P&P). 
 
The 'History Tree' project includes educational materials for primary schools and a year-long programme of themed walks and visits. The project was made possible by support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the David Ross Foundation through the Land of Iron Project - and by hundreds of hours of volunteer inputs in writing, illustrating and editing the articles!  
All sales support NYMA's campaigns and projects. 
 

 

Other publications on topics of local interest include: 
 
“Westerdale: The Origins and Development of a Medieval Settlement” 
by Carol May Wilson. 
 
ISBN: 978-0-9565779-2-4 | First published 2013 
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