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.
Dropped in at the Dales Countryside Museum to see their exhibition relating to the Hartley and Ingilby celebration. It's well worth a visit - YAHS archival images and research notes meet text, and meet the objects which founded the...
Sunday 10 June 2018
Just to show that lack of recent blogging doesn't mean I wasn't doing anything - Jane Ellis and I ran the YAHS stall at the British Association for Local History annual conference, which this year was in York. Jane took this photo,...
Saturday 09 June 2018
English Heritage have at last withdrawn their visitor centre scheme - bowing to huge pressure from almost everyone.... You have to ask why it took them so long.
More information in yesterday's Guardian here.
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