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Returning visitors will notice that we have a new slideshow featuring the Doncaster home of the famous St Leger Stakes, the final classic of the flat racing season run annually in September.   Established in 1776 it is also the longest and oldest, though it acquired its current name a year or so later at the suggestion of the Marquess of Rockingham, in honour of its founder Anthony St Leger.  More information

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News and Upcoming Events

Textile revolution

YAHS Industrial History lecture. Gill Cookson, President of the YAHS, will talk about the changing face of the West Riding textile industry during the period 1750-1840, exploring the machines, factories, and organisation of businesses. The...

Sunday 26 August 2018


Steamships, trolleybuses and historic bridges

YAHS Industrial History Section lecture. John Meredith will take us on a tour, illustrated by photographs from his extensive collection, of the UK taking in steamships from the Forth to the Clyde (via the south coast) trolleybuses in...

Sunday 26 August 2018


Inventing the future : intellectual property

YAHS Industrial History Section lecture. Ged Doonan, formerly of Leeds City Library's Business and Intellectual Property Centre, will examine how patents developed from their beginnings in the 15th century and earlier, with the fascinating...

Sunday 26 August 2018


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The number of followers on our Facebook page has hit 1,400. It's worth keeping an eye on it for news and events if you're interested in history and archaeology in Yorkshire and the wider world. Find it here.

Sunday 16 September 2018


Dr George Redmonds and his legacy

As George Redmonds is remembered this week, we've been looking back at the circumstances that led into the Yorkshire Historic Dictionary project, now so well advanced. Brian Barber reminded me about the initial spark: in...

Sunday 26 August 2018


YIHO hits 4,000 Yorkshire entries - and becomes IHO

If you've not yet visited the YIHO (Yorkshire Industrial Heritage Online) site, you must. It's just hit 4,000 entries. It is like a Wiki, but with quality control. Dozens of industrial history enthusiasts, from YAHS and affiliated groups...

Thursday 23 August 2018


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