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

Wash days - Dales Life & Tradition: a celebration 2018

Head for the traditional farmhouse kitchen at Dales Countryside Museum where Mrs. H will explain all about wash days in times gone by. £ included in Museum admission.   Booking not necessary.

Thursday December 2017

Demonstrating rug making - Dales Life & Tradition: a celebration 2018

Two local rug-makers Jane Cook and Elaine Foster will demonstrate traditional methods of making 'proddy' and 'hooked' rugs at the Dales Countryside Museum.  Take the chance to have a go yourself, buy a kit or a rug to take...

Thursday December 2017

Rug making - Dales Life & Tradition: a celebration 2018

A full-day workshop with internationally renowned rug maker Heather Ritchie.  Learn the basics of rag-rug making so you can create a unique piece for your own home. £ 50 including materials and lunch.  Max. 10 participants....

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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