An Illustrated Ride through some Gringley History

Alan Hickman led an illustrated presentation of Gringley History to an audience of varying ages and backgrounds in the Gringley Community Centre on 22nd September 2016. The event was jointly sponsored by the History Club and the WI, with the WI laying on a full afternoon tea and collecting the admission money. About 50 people attended in addition to the WI ladies who prepared the refreshments, and dipped in and out. A 2 o'clock start meant that the high 17 high windows along the northern wall of the Downton Hall had to be temporarily blacked out - a messy task kindly seen through by John Taylor on top of his ladder.  

This was the second such presentation as an earlier one in January had been made primarily to History club members. Again the talk seemed to be well received and requests were made for a further evening presentation.

The audience included many people who have played their part in Gringley's history, and also providing material for our Databank. Please forgive us if not all are mentioned, but we certainly met Mrs Eileen Hunter, Wendy Rennison (Mrs Lifsey), the former Carnival Queen Mary Teasdale (Mrs Grayson) and our invaluable contributor Edith Teasdale (Mrs Newsham), Messrs Bob Clifton and John Langley.