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

Besom making - Dales Life & Tradition: a celebration 2018

A demonstration by craft specialist Lorna Singleman of besom-broom making using birch tops. £ included in Museum admission.   Booking not necessary.  Dales Countryside Museum

Thursday December 2017

Dairying - Dales Life & Tradition: a celebration 2018

An explanation of the dairying process by Mrs H in the traditional farmhouse kitchen at the Dales Countryside Museum. £ included in Museum admission.  Booking not necessary.

Thursday December 2017

Farmhouse food - Dales Life & Tradition: a celebration 2018

Drop in to taste old-fashioned farmhouse food and learn how cheese, butter and oatcakes were made in a traditional Yorkshire Dales farmhouse. £ included in Museum admission.  Booking not necessary.   Dales Countryside Museum.

Thursday December 2017



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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