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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

Suggestions for other themes are welcome, especially if accompanied by a few suitable images.  Contact the editor.


News and Upcoming Events

Section AGM and members' presentations

YAHS Industrial History Section event   Following the business meeting of the AGM there will be the Members’ Session. This is an excellent opportunity for members  to give a short presentation on sites they have visited...

Tuesday 28 August 2018


The excavation of Bean Ing Mills, Leeds.

YAHS Industrial History Section lecture. Phil Moore, Project Manager, West Yorkshire Archaeological Services, directed the excavation of the Bean Ing Mills / Yorkshire Post site, prior to redevelopment, in 2017 and since then has been...

Sunday 26 August 2018


Men of lead

YAHS Industrial History Section lecture.                        David Joy will talk about the lead miners themselves rather than the mining processes, with a special emphasis on the...

Sunday 26 August 2018


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President's Blog

Dr George Redmonds

With great sadness I report the death of Dr George Redmonds, famed for his work on Yorkshire dialect, surnames and placenames. He died on Friday, aged 82. The funeral is at St. John's Church, Lepton, on Wednesday 29th August at...

Wednesday 15 August 2018


A message from the treasurer...

Frank has asked me to pass on this message to all members, YAHS and/ or sections: "Bit of housekeeping. Can we please ask subscribers that if you have yet to sign up to Gift Aid, should your tax position support it, then you do so. It...

Wednesday 08 August 2018


Have you paid your 2018 subs?

We'll be chasing unpaid subs shortly by writing to YAHS members who appear to be behind. Settling up now will save the society postage and other costs (plus officer time). If you still owe for 2018, we'd be very happy to receive...

Thursday 26 July 2018


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