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News and Upcoming Events

Bookcases and office furniture available

We have a couple of freestanding bookcases (ex Claremont) and office furniture available. Modern desks, small tables, and a decent circular table (in two sections, made of wood, quite smart), along with a length of high quality archive shelving...

Friday 18 May 2018


Archaeology in the Dales

YAHS member Dr David Johnson reports that he is currently working on another excavation. The Southerscales Project, which is part of Stories in Stone, a scheme of conservation and community projects concentrated on the Ingleborough...

Wednesday 02 May 2018


Contacting YAHS this week

The move to Stringer House is now in progress, and the phone is currently out of commission. We hope it will be restored some time during week commencing 7 May. If you need to contact YAHS, please email us via the website. Or...

Tuesday 01 May 2018


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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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