All meetings are held in the society's own Hertitage Centre - the Mission Hall, Grafton Road, Town Yetholm TD5 8RU. This 'tin tabernacle' (see image below) was built in the 1930s and is itself part of Yetholm's historic environment. It is slightly set back from the road.
Syllabus for the 2019/20 session.
All meetings 7.30pm in the Mission Hall, unless otherwise stated—All Welcome!
(Membership £6, or £2 per meeting)
Tuesday October 1st 2019 - In celebration of our 25th anniversary Max Adams will speak on 'Yetholm, Yeavering and the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Northumbria'
This will take place in the Wauchope Hall, Town Yetholm, and is a Buchan lecture for 2019, funded by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Regional Fund.
Saturday October 19th, 10.30 - Visit to Ancrum, including recent
excavations at medieval Bishop's palace and a visit to the Monteath
Tuesday November 5th - Ian Kille: The geology of the Cheviots.
Tuesday December 3th, 7.00pm for 7.30pm - Christmas meal at the Plough, Town Yetholm. Menu can be found HERE.
Tuesday February 4th, 2020 - Graeme Watson: Criminal Spirits - Smuggling in Yetholm & the Borders.
Tuesday March 3rd - John Home Robertson: The discovery and reinstatement of the Paxton water-wheel.
Visit to Paxton: date to be confirmed but probably a Saturday in April.
Tuesday April 7th - Dinah Iredale: Bondagers and the bondage system of employment. CANCELLED due to coronavirus crisis
Tuesday May 5th - Alison Sheridan : Jadetite axes and local links
(exact title tbc)
YHS members might also be interested in talks and events organised by Kelso Heritage Society. A pdf of their season of events can be found HERE.
KHS are also organising a medieval mapping workshop and excavations on the area of the proposed community orchard in Kelso, which will be located on the site of Kelso abbey - details can be found HERE.