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Reduced service at Wakefield Deeds Registry

  • Posted On: 4 October 2018

I'm back into the archives, scouting out more 18th-c engineers. Always lifts the spirits, except that year on year the public spending cuts are having a terrible impact on access to record offices. I've just discovered that the deeds registry at Wakefield has cut its hours yet again, now open only on Monday and Tuesday. What's more they will retrieve only 5 deeds per session booked. These new constrictions will be set in place until at least the new year. They apologise - and the staff shortage isn't their fault - but for people travelling any distance to carry out research, it is a massive inconvenience.

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Launch of the Yorkshire historical dictionary online - and you're invited!

Proud and thrilled to announce that the Yorkshire Dictionary, co-sponsored by YAHS, will be launched in January at the University of York by the Bard of Barnsley, Ian McMillan. Ian will talk about language, history, tradition...

Sunday 18 November 2018


Great demand for YAHS publications online

The YAHS collection online has racked up 26,000 views this year. This is great news. Good to know that a wonderful free service is being appreciated by so many people. I hope the dedicated YAHS members who put in so much work on this feel a warm...

Saturday 03 November 2018


A headstone for Tony Brewster

An appeal is underway to pay for a headstone for T.C.M. Brewster, described as Yorkshire's most productive archaeological excavator of the second half of the 20th century. This year marks the centenary of his birth. Fund-raising is...

Thursday 25 October 2018


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