The slideshow

The St. Leger being over for another year, we now have a selection of slides provided by the Industrial History Section  More information

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


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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

A Survival Story: Prehistoric Life at Star Carr

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


Prof. Peter Sawyer

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


Appeal for help - Cavendish letters

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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