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When the Dales went to Canada
1:50pm Monday 18th March 2013 in News
THE story behind a little-known migration from the region to Canada is to be revealed by a local researcher later this month.
Between 1772 and 1775 some 1,000 settlers undertook the hazardous journey from the Yorkshire Dales, Vale of York and North York Moors to what was then Nova Scotia and many of their descendants still live there today.
Local historian June Hall has made contact with the families and has researched the story through original correspondence, artefacts and family stories.
She will be speaking to the Upper Dales Family History Group on March 27, at 2pm in Fremington Sunday School near Reeth in Swaledale. Non-members are welcome for £2.
For further details contact Marion Moverley at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tracy Little on 01748-884759 or visit the website at upperdalesfhg.org.uk