- 1947-1958 (Creation)
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Correspondence from the period immediately after the establishment of the Trust, primarily regarding potential early nature reserve acquisitions. During the early years of the Trust, this correspondence was dealt with by Trust Council members before a more extensive administrative structure was put in place to deal with possible reserve sites.
The file contains information on Austwick Moss, 1947-1948, Bempton Cliffs and the impact of traditional 'climmers' on the bird life, 1952-1954; Cockerdale and the damage to this site form timber felling, 1947-1953; Colt Park Wood, 1947-1950; Farnley, 1958; Farndale, 1954; Farnley Hall, 1954; Gunthwaite and Midhope, 1953; Cliffe Wood correspondence and memoranda, 1950; Skipwith Common letters, 1947; Sand Dale and Beck Hole, letters 1948-1949.