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6th July 2011
A walk linking some of the green plaques put up around the city by Ripon Civic Society takes place on MONDAY 11 JULY, led by Richard Taylor as part of the Ripon Yarns Festival.

Called ‘The Stories Behind Ripon’s Historic Plaques’, the walk will uncover details of the city’s fascinating history, its notable buildings and its former residents. The event is being run jointly by Ripon Museum Trust and Ripon Civic Society. Richard is Chairman of the Ripon Museum Trust and is on the executive of the Civic Society.

The 1½ hour walk is suitable for adults and teenagers, and begins at the Workhouse Museum on Allhallowgate at 7.00 pm. The cost is £3.00 (£2.00 for members of Ripon Museum Trust and Ripon Civic Society). Please book in advance by calling the Workhouse Museum on 01765 690799.

David Winpenny, Chairman of Ripon Civic Society, says, ‘The Society’s green plaques have been a distinctive feature of the city for many years, and Richard’s walk will uncover some of the stories behind them – stories of revolt and revolution, of endeavour and folly and of political and religious upheaval. It promises to be a fascinating evening.’

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