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News and Upcoming Events

Quilting - Dales Life & Tradition: a celebration 2018

A demonstration of quilt making by Kate Trusson, with a chance to look at some of the quilts in the collection and see how quilts were made. £ included in Museum admission.  Booking not necessary.  Dales Countryside...

Thursday 28 December 2017

Blacksmithing - Dales Life & Tradition: a celebration 2018

A demonstration by Stuart Lawrence (the 'Wild Stick Man') who today turns his hands to blacksmithing. £ included in Museum admission.  Booking not necessary.   Dales Countryside Museum

Thursday 28 December 2017

Food preserving - Dales Life & Tradition: a celebration 2018

Join us in the traditional farmhouse kitchen where Mrs H. will explain how foods were preserved. £ included in Museum admission.  Booking not necessary.   Dales Countryside Museum.

Thursday 28 December 2017



President's Blog

David Hey memorial: Sheffield, 23 June

Did you sign up for the David Hey Memorial Meeting? Fittingly for the man we'll be remembering, the talks range widely: landscapes, names, agriculture, transport, metal trades, but all about the regions of northern England that David knew so...

Wednesday 23 May 2018

Marriage by clog and shoe

Prompted by weddings being in the news, Alex Medcalf of the Yorkshire Historic Dictionary project has been looking at models of marriage in centuries past. Some  were rather informal, and presumably didn't have any official status. But...

Monday 21 May 2018

View of Wakefield chantry bridge

YAHS has donated a small oil painting of Wakefield chantry bridge c. 1790 - the view including the soke mill and Aire and Calder offices - to the Gissing Trust. It will join other early views of the town on display at The Gissing Centre, which...

Monday 14 May 2018


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