Details of abbreviations, secretaries / contacts and, where appropriate, meeting places are given below. Please enclose s.a.e. if writing to a Section or Society officer for further information. YAS Sections can be contacted via Claremont unless otherwise stated.
Abbreviation Hon. Secretary
ELHAS East Leeds Historical Society and Archaeological Society, Meet in the Methodist Church Hall, Austhorpe Rd, Crossgates, Leeds 15 Ms.J.Lawrence
ERAS East Riding Archaeological Society. Meet at Lecture Room S1, Wilberforce Building, University of Hull. Non members £1 Hon. Secretary: Rose Nicholson,
FHS Family History Section (YAS) Mrs. M. Tones, Hon Secretary, Claremont
FoG Forest of Galtres Society. meet in the Parish Church Room, Easingwold. Charge for non-members - £2.00 Mrs. H. Kirk
GACAP Great Ayton Community Archaeology Project Ian Pearce
HAS Harrogate Archaeological Society, meetings held in the Friends Meeting House, Queen Parade, Harrogate, free to members, £2.50 for non-members
Mr. P. Eaton, Secretary
HDAS Huddersfield & District Archaeological Society. Meet at Town Hall, Ramsden St., Huddersfield, unless otherwise specified.  Members - £1, Non-members - £2.50
Sandra Harling, Secretary
HuAS & HuAS FRS Hunter Society, & Field Research Section. Tuesday meetings in Humanities Research Institute, 34 Gell Street, Sheffield. Friday meeting in Endcliffe Methodist Church, Ecclesall Road, Sheffield. Small fee charged for non-members. Information from Ruth Morgan, Royd Farm, Carr Road, Deepcar, Sheffield, S36 2NR or on
IAG Ingleborough Archaeology Group, meetings held in Ingleton Community Centre Chris Bonsall - Events Officer.
IHS Industrial History Section (YAS) Ms. J. Ellis, Lectures Secretary, Claremont
IMS Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds. Open lectures in the Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre  
MDLHG Middleham and Dales Local History Group. Meet at Middleham Key Centre, usually on Tuesdays, from 2pm to 4pm. Contact Tony Keates 01969 640436, email
MS Medieval Section (YAS) Bryan Sitch, Claremont
£5 for non-section members
NDLHS Northallerton & District Local History Society, 2nd Tuesday of month, Sacred Heart Catholic Church Hall, Thirsk Rd, Northallerton. Mr. M. Sanders, 01609 774662
NYDNP North Yorkshire Dales National Park Mr. R. White, N.Y.D.N.P., Yorebridge House, Bainbridge, Leyburn, DL8 3EE
NYHES North Yorkshire Heritage & Environmental Section Mr. N. Boldrini, Historic Environment Record Officer, Heritage and Environment Section, North Yorkshire County Council, County Hall, Northallerton, DL7 8AH
NYCRO North Yorkshire County Record Office NYCRO, Malpas Road, Northallerton. For details, contact 01609 771878 or Email
OHS Olicana Historical Society. Meet at All Saints’ Church House, Church St., Ilkley. Guests £2.00 Mr. R. Samuel, 12 Queens Drive Lane, Ilkley, LS29 9HQ
PDAS Pontefract & District Archaeological Society. meet at the Sports Hall, Central Methodist Church, Newgate, Pontefract WF8 1NB. Non-members - £2.00 Ms J. Niepokojczycka, Lectures Secretary 01977 618327
PLACE People, Landscape & Cultural
Environment of Yorkshire
PLACE office, York, St. John University, Lord
Mayor’s Walk, York, YO31 7EX
Tel: 01904 766 291 Email
PreH Prehistory Research Section (YAS) Mr. J Cruse, c/o Claremont
PRS Parish Register Section (YAS) Mrs. P. Litton, c/o Claremont
RAS Roman Antiquities Section (YAS) Peter Halkon, c/o Claremont 
RHS Ripon Historical Society, meet in
the Guardian’s Room, Ripon
Workhouse, Allhallowgate, Ripon.
Non-members £2.00
Derek Edmondson
SAHS Scarborough Archaeological & Historical Society, Meet in the Concert Room, Central Library, Vernon Road, Scarborough. Small charge for non-members Please contact for further details
SCHS Skipton & Craven Historical Society. Meet at the Swadford Centre, Swadford St., Skipton Non-members £2.00 Mr. D. Grant, c/o Claremont
SDHS Sedbergh & District History Society, Meet in either Settlebeck High School (SHS) or Dentdale Memorial Hall (DMH), Charge of £1.00 for members, £2.00 for non-members Dilys Evans, 5, Palmer Hill, Sedbergh, LA10 5DD;

In case of very bad weather, ring 015396 22505 to confirm event
SHS Saddleworth Historical Society,
meet in Saddleworth Museum,
High St., Uppermil
Dorothy Latimer, 1 Thornley Lane, Grotton, Saddleworth, OL4 5RH.
SPLHG South Pennine Local History Group Rachel Smith, Bramble Dene, Moss Lane, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7DS Email
TM Thackray Medical Museum, Beckett Street, Leeds, LS9 7LN
TS Thoresby Society, Claremont. Meeting held in the Friend’s Meeting House at 7.15 pm, (except Jan. at Claremont) Mrs. D. Taylor , c/o Thoresby Society, Claremont
UWFS Upper Wharfedale Field Society, meet in the Octagon Theatre of Town Hall, Grassington. Non-members £2.00 (£3.00 for Raistrick Lecture Sonia Wilkinson, Speaker Secretary, Kilnsey Old
Hall, Kilnsey, Skipton, BD23 5PS
Tel: 01756 753887
UWHG Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group Evening meetings are held at the Soroptomist Rooms, 28 Otley Street, Skipton but check the website. Non UWHG members £3.
Contact details: Vera Brearey on
WHS Wakefield Historical Society, meet in the Ad Lib Library, Drury Lane, Wakefield Lesley Taylor, 150 Balne Lane, WF2 0DN,
Tel: 01924 373658

Whitby Literary & Philosophical Society, meet in the Normanby Room, Pannett Park Museum, Whibty. Non-members welcome £1, entry


Christiane Kroebel, Whitby Museum, Pannett Park, Whitby, YO21 1RE
Tel: 01947 602908
YARFF Yorkshire Archaeological Resource Framework Forum Via Claremont
YAS Yorkshire Archaeological Society Ms. J. Heron (Hon. Gen. Secretary)
YAYAS Yorkshire Architectural & York Archaeological Society, meetings in the Friends Meeting House, Friargate, York Membership Secretary
YGS York Georgian Society.
2.30pm at Dianne Willcocks Lecture Theatre (DG/017), De Grey Court, York St John University, Lord Mayor’s Walk, York YO31 7EX.
Guests £5
The Hon. Secretary
York Georgian Society
c/o The Merchant Adventurers’ Hall
York YO1 9XD

YPS York Philosophical Society meetings held in the Tempest Anderson Hall, Yorkshire Museum Frances Chambers, Clerk
YVBSG Yorkshire Vernacular Buildings Study Group Mr. D. Cant
3 Middle Hathershelf, Luddendenfoot, Halifax, HX2 6JQ