"Revisiting Strensall's Historic Timeline"
Presented by members of our History Group
Our April Meeting covered a variety of topics.
There was a potted history of the Robert Wilkinson Primary School in the Village whose foundation, some 300 years ago, was as the result of a trust set up by Robert Wilkinson, a farmer and landowner. On his death in 1718 a trust was set up for the benefit of children from the village with the profits to go in perpetuity to that excellent facility.
The evening also included a talk on the Enclosure Act of 1747 and its effect on field sizes. There was also an interesting insight into a map of 1765, showing local roads etc.
And to bring the meeting bang up-t-date - there were details of a drone and the images produced from it traversing the local area.