A public event to celebrate the first year of Stories in Stone was held on 1 April at the Victoria Hall in Settle. The event aimed to promote the scheme, let people see what’s been done so far and what’s planned for this year, and find out about the opportunities to get involved.
Sixteen project partners had information stalls, kids activities were provided, and short talks about several of the projects were given. The drop-in event ran from 10am to 3.30pm and almost 200 people popped in over the course of the day.
At midday the birthday cake was cut by Dave Tayler, YDMT’s deputy director, and a slice was given to anyone who wanted one.
We were very pleased with how the day went and we got a lot of positive feedback from partners and attendees, including “I had an excellent day. Thank you to you and your colleagues for organising such a successful day” and “We have just returned from a really super day in Settle where we attended the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust's Stories in Stone open day. It really was a fascinating and well-run event.”
We’ll be running a similar event next year to celebrate our second birthday!