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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

Free archaeology short courses for adults: Session 3 Building Recording

These free workshops are a great opportunity to learn from Wessex archaeologists about professional methodologies and research practices used within archaeology.  In this course we will be undertaking an introduction to the archaeology of...

Friday 22 June 2018


Roman skull stolen

North Yorkshire Police are investigating the theft of a skull dating back to Roman times from an archaeological dig in Malton. More here.

Wednesday 20 June 2018


Historical Metallurgy Society Research in Progress Meeting - York

Historical Metallurgy Society Research in Progress Meeting Tuesday 6th November 2018 Huntington Room, Kings Manor, York The Historical Metallurgy Society is holding its Research in Progress meeting in York this time, courtesy of...

Sunday 17 June 2018


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President's Blog

YAHS at BALH Local History Day in York

 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


Clifford's Tower - good news

English Heritage have at last withdrawn their visitor centre scheme - bowing to huge pressure from almost everyone....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.

Saturday 09 June 2018


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


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