Next Blue Plaque

Next Blue Plaque

A message from the Addingham United Charity: ‘The next Blue Plaque for the village will be unveiled at MILL CLOSE on Saturday, 19 August 2017 at 10.30 am. Please come along to celebrate at the field opposite High Mill. This land and river bank was donated by JOSHUA DAWSON to The Overseers of the Poor of Addingham in March,1686 for the benefit of village residents. The original conveyance was by a deed. The original parchment copy, discovered in The Rectory in 1998, is deposited in the Bradford Library Archives. In the 1996 Civic Society Publication 'Addingham from Brigantes to By-pass', Kate Mason wrote; “The rent of this field was... for the use of the poor. The field still belongs to the village and has given many generations of children great delight in playing in the river and fishing from the river bank.” (p. 36) More details of the history both of the site and of the Charity will be available on the day. The short ceremony will be hosted by the Trustees of the Charity who are the custodians of the property. Visitors are invited to bring their own refreshments and picnic on the field, thus continuing a long held custom and tradition’.