Founded in 1980 the group is open to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry. 
If your roots are in Wharfedale or further afield you will find help and encouragement in this fascinating hobby by joining the Wharfedale Family History Group

Our War Memorial collection continues to gather pace. We now have over one hundred and fifty displayed on the website.

A recent addition is the Roll of Honour from Otley Town Council. This is used each Remembrance Sunday to mention every Otley person who has died whilst serving their country and covers those lost in World Wars, Suez, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan. This numbers over three hundred names.

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"Day of Action at North Rigton"

10:00 Saturday 9th July 2016

North Rigton St. John's The Baptist.

Susanne, Lynda and I spent a rather wet morning in the churchyard of St. John the Baptist Churchyard ar North Rigton. The grounds are well maintained as to are the memorials. Registers commenced shortly after the church was built in 1911 (This reflects in the memorial inscriptions).

There are over 200 memorials both in and outside the church. All of which were recorded on the action day.

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