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 commemorates the Wakefield-born novelist best known for New Grub Street. Really pleased to have found an appropriate home for this charming historical source.
With great timing, managed to catch a new exhibition in Cambridge, featuring spectacular finds from the several phases of Star Carr excavations. The most striking are the skull and horn headdresses. Other artifacts amaze just in their...
Tuesday 10 July 2018
We've just heard news of the death of Peter Sawyer, Emeritus Professor of Medieval History, at the age of 90. Peter joined Leeds University School of History in 1964, and was promoted to a chair six years...
Monday 09 July 2018
Can anyone help with this? Prof. Jim Fitzmaurice of the School of English, University of Sheffield, is looking for any surviving correspondence involving servants of Margaret and William Cavendish of Welbeck Abbey...
Sunday 01 July 2018
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