THE first meeting of the 2017-18 Winter Programme arranged by Helmsley Archaeological and Historical Society will take place on Friday, September 15, at 7.30pm at the North York Moors National Park Authority Committee Room, Bondgate, Helmsley.

Journalist and writer Martin Vander Weyer will give a talk entitled "The 2nd Earl of Feversham remembered on the 101st anniversary of his death at the Somme".

The talk will include recollections of ‘Charlie Helmsley’, 2nd Earl of Feversham, as a young man at Oxford, on the hunting field, as an up-and-coming Unionist MP, and as commanding officer of the ill-fated Yeoman Rifles battalion raised at Duncombe Park.