HISTORIAN and genealogist Susan Butler will give a talk to the Pocklington and District Local History Group about East Riding emigration.

She will use examples, of Snowden Dunhill of Spaldington who was transported for robbery and his accuser Barnard Clarkson who emigrated, to show how leaving the country changed lives.

The talk will be at Melbourne Methodist Chapel on October 24 at 7.30pm. Admission is £2. All are welcome.

The local history group are on the lookout for similar stories of local people who emigrated. If anyone has stories they are willing to share with the history group they can make contact via the group's website www.pocklingtonhistory.com