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The Yorkshire Companions (Anglo-Saxon History Group)

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The English Companions is a society for all those interested in the history and culture of Anglo-Saxon England. The Yorkshire group arranges visits, talks and discussions on topics and places of interest to the period, almost always along with a good pub lunch! A typical programme of events for our members has included talks on key Anglo-Saxon figures, Icelandic Sagas and important archaeological finds. Visits have included local churches with Anglo-Saxon interest, such as Scrayingham, Hovingham and St Peters at Barton on Humber, as well as a walking tour of Anglian York and a weekend trip to Hastings and another to Durham / Jarrow Hall.

We can also provide school visits for KS2 in line with the national curriculum, talks to local groups (such as WI, Probus, or local history groups), or a stall and children's activities at local events (such as the the North Yorkshire Moors family days and the annual Battle of Stamford Bridge commemoration). These activities are staffed by volunteers but we do charge to cover costs for travel and materials.

Our Facebook page also posts daily articles about Anglo-Saxon History and archaeological finds. You can find us on Facebook by searching for "The English Companions' Anglo-Saxon History, Culture and Language" or going to where you can send us a message.

    This service covers the following area(s):

  • Harrogate
  • Selby
  • Whitby
  • Malton
  • Scarborough
  • Northallerton

Some services may only be suitable to a specific age range or to those who meet specific criteria. The following eligibility criteria applies to this service:


  • All ages

Last updated: 24/10/2021