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

Suggestions for other themes are welcome, especially if accompanied by a few suitable images.  Contact the editor.

News and Upcoming Events

LNWR steam locomotive no. 1054 - the "Coal Tank"

YAHS Industrial History Section Lecture. Pete Skellon, the Collections Manager of the Bahamas Locomotive Society, joins us from Barrow-in-Furness for a not too technical look at the 130 years of social and engineering history which emerged...

Sunday 26 August 2018

Bancroft Mill, the first 100 years

YAHS Industrial History Section Lecture. Ian McKay, a volunteer at the mill, will tell the story of Bancroft Mill in Barnoldswick, working from 1920 until 1978, which still houses and operates Lancashire's (formerly Yorkshire) biggest...

Sunday 26 August 2018

Recent discoveries in Roman Norton - Roman Antiquities Section

John Buglass, of JB Archaeology Ltd, will speak on his recent discoveries at Norton.

Wednesday 08 August 2018



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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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