What’s on in Dringhouses: A Victorian Christmas Concert at Dringhouses Library

Dringhouses Library :

Fri 16 Dec :

7.00pm – 8.30pm :

£6 (£5 with a Yorkcard)

Dec 16_Winter LibraryThis historical-music recreation will recreate a concert given on 16 December 1868 in what was then Dringhouses School and Reading Room. With Victorian music, carols, and readings, experience the library as it was 148 years ago, and bring in the festive season with Christmas spirit!

Music historian Jane Troughton and friends will be providing the music, research done by volunteer Andrew Jenner.

Mince pie and cup of tea included in the ticket cost.

In person: call in at Dringhouses Library
By phone: (01904) 552674
Email: dringhouses@exploreyork.org.uk

What’s on in Dringhouses: Remembering wartime in Dringhouses

Dringhouses Library :

Tue 15 Nov :

7.00pm – 8.30pm :

£6 (£5 with Yorkcard)

Nov 15Wartime DringhousesJoin the Friends of Dringhouses Library for an evening all about Dringhouses during the wars.

From Zeppelin raids to rationing, local men lost and those who returned, Dringhouses has been involved in both World Wars.

Read extracts from the school log book during the war years, hear from the local history group, look at original material from the Explore Archives, listen to some wartime classics, and join us for some (definitely not-rationed!) wartime recipe food.

Tickets can be booked

In person: call in at Dringhouses Library
By phone: 01904 552674
Email: dringhouses@exploreyork.org.uk

Dringhouses Local History Group

Programme of events (click)


  • Archbishops, Suffragettes and Molecatchers – Bishopthorpe’s Edwardian Summer – 16 January 2014 Linda Haywood

  • Informal Evening – 20 February 2014
  • The Irish in York – 20 March 2014 Malcolm Walker
  • Dringhouses Without – A Walk – 17 April 2014 Elizabeth Smith

Unless otherwise stated, meetings take place in St Edward the Confessor Church Extension commencing at 7.30pm. All the talks and the AGM are open to everyone.