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.

The site is fresh from the workshop and you may encounter errors or difficulties we don't already know about - and if you do please accept our apologies and e-mail our editor.


News and Upcoming Events

Visit to Leeds Discovery Centre 28 March

The next excursion will be to the Archaeological Store at the Leeds Discovery Centre, which is part of Leeds City Museums and Galleries.  The Discovery Centre is a state-of-the-art museum storage facility, storing and protecting over one...

Friday March 2018

Dales Life & Tradition: a celebration 2018

Our 2018 Yorkshire Dales Celebration To mark the 50th anniversary of Marie Hartley and Joan Ingilby’s classic book, Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales, 2018 will be a year of activities and events celebrating some of the...

Sunday February 2018

Industrial History Day in Leeds 10 March

Leeds industrial history: free event 10 March Tickets are still available, but book soon to avoid disappointment - it's a free event, and being widely publicised. One of the society’s big events of 2018, run jointly with...

Sunday February 2018



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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  • The Bradfer-Lawrence Collection:  images and descriptions of original documents in just one of our collections 
  • Yorkshire Industrial Heritage Online: a database of sites, artefacts and processes
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