A SERIES of fundraising lectures is due to start on Tuesday, June 24 at Richmondshire Museum.

The first talk of the series is from Archaeology Oxford North, with a talk on the A66 excavations. This will be followed by a talk about the famous Brontë family; the third talk explores Cullercoats Art Colony Views before the fourth and final talk relating to the Scapegoat story behind local man, Rear Admiral Christopher Cradock, delivered by author Steve Dunn.

The lectures will take place on Tuesdays: June 24, July 8, 15 and 29. Lectures start at 7pm with free admission, a glass of wine and an opportunity to look around the museum, in Ryders Wynd, Richmond, in exchange for a donation to support museum operating costs.

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Museum Chairman John Culpan said: “We look forward to much interest and take up on this year’s lectures that we hope will benefit everyone involved.

“We have been encouraged by the amount of interest so far so we hope it will be successful season.”

For further details visit www.richmondshiremuseum.org.uk.