New website

Work on the new YAHS website is reaching final stages. It looks good, and it’s going to be a brilliant shop window for society and section activities. It also shows YAHS strength in depth, with high quality (and impressively illustrated) content about prehistoric, Roman, medieval and industrial Yorkshire, assistance and data for family and local historians, and substantial guides to our collections.

With many links to the society’s growing portfolio of online publications and other research resources, it’s hoped this will prove first destination for anyone investigating Yorkshire’s past.

I know I am hyping this up, but it won’t disappoint! Hoping it’s unveiled in about a month’s time. Of course it will forever be a work in progress, and not quite the fully polished item on Day One.

I mustn’t forget to pay homage to YIHO (Yorkshire Industrial Heritage Online) which goes live with the new YAHS website. YIHO has turned into a vast collaborative project, masterminded by John Suter and Robert Vickers, and including industrial historians and archaeologists, and groups, from all corners of our vast county. Geographically based, easily searchable by any criteria you can think of, with 3,385 records and 1,377 images and growing.