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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

Family History Section Lecture Programme 2018-19

Saturday Morning Lectures at the Swarthmore Education Centre Please note that all these lectures will take place on Saturday mornings on the dates listed and start at 11:00 a.m. unless otherwise indicated. Lectures will take place at the...

Wednesday 08 August 2018


RAS Swaledale visit - directions

RAS visit to The Hagg, High Fremington - Saturday, July 14th, 2018 Directions and Parking   From Grinton follow the B6270 across the bridge. At the Bike Centre the road bends round to the left, immediately after which there is a right...

Saturday 23 June 2018


Free archaeology short courses for adults: Session 3 Building Recording

These free workshops are a great opportunity to learn from Wessex archaeologists about professional methodologies and research practices used within archaeology.  In this course we will be undertaking an introduction to the archaeology of...

Friday 22 June 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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