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The Heritage Lottery Fund

Looking Back But Moving Forward
On the 31st January 2011 the Ryedale Family History Group were awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant of £47,400 for its project ‘Looking Back But Moving Forward’ over a 3-year period.
Our application identified 10 objectives, all closely associated with the social/family history of Ryedale and, following receipt of the subsequent ‘Permission to Start,’ on the 31st January 2011 we rationalised them into the following activities which have been on-going for the past 3 years.

The grant period officially ended on 31st May 2014 but the work will continue into the future on the following activities:

Activity Team Leader
NYCRO Registers Janice Wood
War Memorials Research Peter Braithwaite
Monumental Inscriptions Rita Gibson
Schools Liaison Eileen Wray
Family History Classes Janice Wood
Family History Fair Janice Wood + Committee
We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the 90 volunteers who have contributed to the success of the project. Using an HLF formula, they contributed an estimated £170,000 to the project: unfortunately, not real money!

And, of course, we must acknowledge the HLF for awarding us the grant.

If you feel like giving a ‘helping hand’ with any of the above activities, please contact

Geoff Otterburn,
Secretary and HLF Project Manager