Summer Lectures: The Sledmere Wagoners

Wednesday 21st August 2019 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Sledmere Wagoners

With Dorothy Nott

The wagoner’s memorial in Sledmere was designed by Sir Mark Sykes to commemorate the sacrifice made by the men of the Wagoners Reserve Corps during the First World War. The memorial incorporates a fascinating frieze, vividly illustrating the farm workers backgrounds and wartime experiences. In this lecture, Dorothy Nott will explain the influences which shaped the design of the memorial, and explore how the frieze can be read in a number of ways: as a personal story, a history of wartime or as a more enduring moral tale.


Cost £5 per person

How to find us

We are located on the B1248 Yorkersgate in Malton. Our nearest car parks are Market Place which is free after 6pm, and Water Lane – pay and display. Our postcode for sat nav instructions is YO17 7AB.

Key Information

The lectures at Malton Museum will be held in the Assembly Rooms, which are situated up a flight of stairs. Unfortunately, due to the age of the building, there is currently no lift access available.

Booking Information  

Booking is not essential but it helps us to know how many people will be attending. You can do this by:

Email: [email protected]

Call: 01653 691262 to book your places, you can leave a message. Please let us know which lecture you will be attending, your name, and a contact number.

Pop in and see us:  We are open Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10am – 4pm (20 April – 2 November)