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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

Diggers wanted - east Yorkshire, August-September

YAHS is pleased to be a co-sponsor of Dr Peter Halkon's excavation of a Later Bronze Age ring fort at Kipling House Farm, near Middleton-on-the Wolds. Dr Halkon is now looking for volunteers to join the dig. Details below. A large...

Thursday 14 June 2018


Conserving Queen Victoria's railway carriage

The York Consortium for Conservation and Craftsmanship is hosting a series of evening lectures on Conservation in collaboration with the National Railway Museum. The next of these railway themed events will be held on the 19th July from 6pm - 8pm...

Thursday 14 June 2018


Roman Burials in Yorkshire – A talk by Katie Keefe

St Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NN July 10, 2018, 6:00 pm In this informative talk Katie Keefe from the University of York will compare the findings from the Newington Hotel with Roman burials from across Yorkshire and what lessons we...

Wednesday 13 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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