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News and Upcoming Events

Visit to Leeds Minster

A tour of Leeds Minster is being arranged for Wednesday 6th June, commencing at 1.00 p.m.. The tour will be followed  by light refreshments. Charge:  £7.50 to cover tour and refreshments.  Booking essential - by...

Sunday 29 April 2018


Our new office

We're moving out of Joseph's Well this week. From 1 May our address is Stringer House, 34 Lupton Street Hunslet Leeds LS10 2QW Information on how to find Stringer House is available here.

Sunday 29 April 2018


Booking now open for David Hey memorial conference

The David Hey Memorial Meeting is on Saturday 23 June 2018 at Channing Hall, Sheffield. Bookings are now being taken. All the details are here. Please note that the programme timings may change. The event is organised by Prof....

Friday 27 April 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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