Past events



A small selection of photographs from our many past events


Montage captions:



May 2007: the Fylingdales Museum Trust presents the restored portrait of the Revd. Cooper – painted by J. Ulric Walmsley – to the Fylingdales Village Hall Committee.
Fowey 2005: members aboard for sailing up the Fowey river to see the site of Leo's old home at Pont Pill. The toddler with his back to the camera is Leo's great-grandson.
May 2006: unveiling the surprise discovery at Sheffield University of photos showing Leo and Sam Wilson at the Bay Marine Laboratory in 1912.
May 2000: members take in the stunning view of 'High Batts' from the Rose Garden at Fyling Hall School.
May 2007: refreshments are served at a moderate price
– and well-appreciated.


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The 2009 photos

Artist Charles Evans

Television artist Charles Evans
October 2000

October 2000: Selina, daughter of Leo and Stephanie, recounts some memories of her father to an appreciative audience.
May 2007: local historian and author Pat Labistour signs copies of her books following her talk on Bay's changing economy through the ages.

May 2007: local historian and author Pat Labistour signs copies of her books following her talk on Bay's changing economy through the ages.
Sean Walmsley and Nona Stead

May 2006: Sean Walmsley talks to Nona, the editor of Shells and Bright Stones.
Leo's marine biology notebook

Members examining Leo's notebook, compiled while he was employed at the Marine Biology Laboratory in Robin Hood's Bay in the early years of the last century. This notebook has only recently been discovered and presented to the Society by the University of Sheffield.


Autumn 1997:Autumn 1997: the Lord Mayor of Bradford unveils the blue plaque commemorating Leo's birthplace in Shipley, 1892.


May 2000: Keith Handley, a member of the Society's Reading Team, reads extracts from the Walmsley biography, with the wide vista of the bay and the Ravenscar headland in the background.


May 2006: Sean Walmsley at lunch with Society members in the Victoria Hotel.






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