Long Preston Graveyard Trails with Sarah Lister
Sun, 4 September 2022 - Sun, 18 September 2022. 2:30pm on Sundays
Join us for a light-hearted celebration of the lives of our ancestors, suitable for the whole family.
The Boar’s Head Inn has been at the heart of Long Preston for centuries. We find out about the incredible lives of several families who were all linked to the Boar’s Head in some way, for better or worse.
You think everything is going ok and then something unexpected happens to change your life forever, for better or for worse. It doesn’t matter how much money you had — it was a bit of a lottery in 19th century Long Preston!
This tiny little graveyard showcases some of our most extraordinary families, with outstanding successes, some incredibly strong women, and a dose of unbelievingly bad fortune.
Long Preston Parish Church, Church Street BD23 4NJ. Long Preston Baptist chapel burial ground, Main Street, just beyond the Maypole Inn towards Settle, BD23 4PH
Chairs will be available if needed and refreshments will be provided afterwards by church volunteers, donations are much appreciated.
The graveyard trails are run outside in the graveyards so you should wear shoes with closed toes and wear clothes appropriate to the weather, hot or cold. Don’t forget drinks and sunscreen in hot weather. The trails will involve walking on gravel paths and grass. (There is usually an indoor alternative in the case of bad weather).
Places are free but limited to 30 for each trail so register early by phoning 015242 51002 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with contact details and preferred dates, or leaving your details at The Folly. Your place will be confirmed soon afterwards. Donations will be appreciated and will go to local charities