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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

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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