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Central Committees

Comprising records of committees concerned with the governance of the Trust, or committees with business led by Trust headquarters.Records include Council minutes, 1946-2003; annual reports, 1947-2011; minutes of the Annual General Meeting, 1992-2...

Regional Committees

By 1971, the Trust had grown in size considerably with over 3000 and sites throughout Yorkshire. The decision was taken to decentralise some Trust activities to regional volunteer groups. This process was started in 1971 with the introduction of A...


Records relating to the financial administration of the Trust from its foundation in 1946 up to 2005, including early accounts 1946-1963, some information on staff salaries 1980-1992, and records of grant applications 1981-2005.

Press and Communications

Press releases issued by the Trust and press cuttings both about the Trust and by Trust Officers, including the Trust Newsletter, 1960-1977; Trust magazine, 1983-2010; Press cuttings, 1962-2006; Press releases, 1993-1994; Nature Reserves News, 197...

Askham Bog Nature Reserve

Papers and photographs concerning the stewardship, ecology and attributes of the site, which was acquired in 1946 as the Trust's first nature reserve. Topics covered: acquisition, negotiation with landowners, research on site, pollution, wate...

Allerthorpe Common Nature Reserve

Papers relating to the stewardship and ecology of Allerthorpe Common, East Yorkshire, covering 1960-2002 and including management committee minutes 1966-1999, early correspondence establishing the Trust's relationship with the Forestry Commis...

Farnham Gravel Pits

Correspondence and papers relating to the Trust's interests in the site, including species lists, site maps and copies of planning applications , 1979-1984.

Harrogate Railway Cutting

Corresponddnce and papers relating to the stewardship and ecology of the former Trust site at Harrogate Railway Cutting, including management correspondence 1985-2004 and records relating to the site management plan 1979-2005.

Selby Common

Papers relating to the Trust's stewardship of the former management agreement site at Selby Common, including early correspondence.

Ledsham Bank Nature Reserve

Papers relating to the Trust's acquisition of the site, including copied leases, 1996-2000.Further uncatalogued material includes management papers, tenure records and grazing licences 1999-2005.

Firbeck Hall

Correspondence and papers relating to the former Trust management agreement site at Firbeck Hall, including the development of a nature trail at the site 1980-1998.

Bishopthorpe Palace Grounds

Papers relating to the Trust's relationship with Rosalie Habgood, wife of Archbishop John Habgood, and her work in preserving and developing the ecological interest of the grounds of Bishopthorpe Palace between 1961 and 1987.

King's Mill

Correspondence and papers relating to the former Trust management agreement site at King's Mill, including management correspondence 1980-1998 and legal records 1981-1988. The files also include records for Kelleythorpe.

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