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Yorkshire Industrial Heritage Online

YIHO now live

  • Posted On: 23 February 2018

YIHO is great resource, a vast database of industrial sites across Yorkshire. Now live and accessible via links on this new website. We are very proud of YIHO, which is being built by volunteers from YAHS and affiliated groups around the county. There are currently more than 3,500 entries and rising, plus more than 1,600 images. Spread the word! Here is the link.

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David Hey memorial: Sheffield, 23 June

Did you sign up for the David Hey Memorial Meeting? Fittingly for the man we'll be remembering, the talks range widely: landscapes, names, agriculture, transport, metal trades, but all about the regions of northern England that David knew so...

Wednesday 23 May 2018


Marriage by clog and shoe

Prompted by weddings being in the news, Alex Medcalf of the Yorkshire Historic Dictionary project has been looking at models of marriage in centuries past. Some  were rather informal, and presumably didn't have any official status. But...

Monday 21 May 2018


View of Wakefield chantry bridge

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...

Monday 14 May 2018


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