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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

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


More on North Yorkshire county archives

I've been to Northallerton to find out more about the consultation currently in progress about the future shape of North Yorkshire's archives service. I am reassured that there's no suggestion of services in...

Thursday 10 May 2018


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