'The History Tree' and other books 

"The History Tree: Moments in the Lifetime of a Memorable Tree" 
In 2018, after a year's work, we are proud to publish 'The History Tree: Moments in the Lifetime of a Memorable Tree'. Over 30 people contributed 40 articles and photographs on topics from the Scugdale Giant (a local man who grew to 8' 6" tall and toured North America with Barnum's Circus), to the Whitby & Pickering Railway (with its legacy in the North York Moors Heritage Railway) and the story of how Bram Stoker was inspired to write 'Dracula' by a stay in Whitby. See the full list of contents here. 
The book is beautifully designed and illustrated and professionally edited (144 pages, soft cover). 
Copies are available for just £7.50 in Castleton, Coxwold (Shandy Hall), Guisborough (The Guisborough Bookshop), Helmsley (Claridges of Helmsley; The Cutprice Bookstore), Hutton le Hole (Ryedale Folk Museum), Lastingham (Lastingham Grange), Raskelf (Rascills Restaurant), York, and Whitby (Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Grape Lane; Holman’s Bookshop, Skinner Street; St Mary’s Church, Abbey Plain; Whitby Museum, Pannett Park; The Whitby Bookshop, Church Street).  
Email us HERE for other details of where to buy your copy or to order by post - payment by BACS transfer or cheque (add £2.50 P&P). 
All sales support NYMA's campaigns and projects.  
The 'History Tree' project includes educational materials for primary schools and a year-long programme of themed walks and visits. The project was made possible by support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Land of Iron Project - and by many hundreds of hours of volunteer inputs in writing, illustrating and editing the articles!  


Other publications on topics of local interest include: 
“Westerdale: The Origins and Development of a Medieval Settlement” 
by Carol May Wilson. 
ISBN: 978-0-9565779-2-4 | First published 2013 
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