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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

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English Heritage have at last withdrawn their visitor centre scheme - bowing to huge pressure from almost everyone....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