After nearly two years in development, our new website is now live.  We hope that you enjoy discovering the society's many publications, activities, projects and wealth of resources.

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News and Upcoming Events

Stick-making - Dales Life & Tradition: a celebration 2018

Wild Stick Man Stuart Lawrence will give a demonstration of stick-making, including making a shepherd's crook complete with sheep-horn.   Dales Countryside Museum. £ included in Museum admission.  Booking not essential.

Thursday December 2017

In the kitchen - Dales Life & Tradition: a celebration 2018

Join us in the traditional farmhouse kitchen at Dales Countryside Museum where Mrs H. will explain the hard work that went on there.    £ included in Museum admission.  Booking not necessary.   Dales Countryside Museum

Thursday December 2017

Drystone walling - Dales Life & Tradition: a celebration 2018

Drystone walls are iconic features of the National Park landscape.  In four short 'drop-in' sessions Dales Volunteers will demonstrate the traditional craft of wall-building, from the foundatons to the top stones, as they talk...

Wednesday December 2017



President's Blog

Finding YAHS book collection in the Brotherton Library

I hope this helps anyone confused, as I was, about the whereabouts of the YAHS book collection. There's been a big reorganisation within the West Wing of the Brotherton, and the signage hasn't yet caught up. First, it's important...

Monday March 2018

A great day at Armley Mills

Fantastic day at Armley Mills on Saturday - an audience of 70 heard talks on Leeds industrial history: the Middleton Railway, the steam engine builders J & H McLaren, early engineering in Leeds, and the little-known but very important...

Monday March 2018

Books for sale - and a classic image...

If you're coming along to the industrial history day at Armley on Saturday - or to the YVBSG vernacular buildings event on 17 March at Headingley - please note: We'll be bringing along copies of YAHS's new edition of Life and...

Wednesday March 2018


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