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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

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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

Consultation about North Yorkshire Archives

Kirsty sent me news of the consultation about North Yorkshire Record Office. I urge members, especially those of us who use and love archives, to respond to this. The online survey is here. Being a Grade A cynic, however, this made me jittery....

Sunday 22 April 2018


In memory of Gordon Forster

The University of Leeds along with the editors of Northern History, the journal so closely associated with Gordon, have announced their plans to commemorate his life's work. An obituary by Simon Green appears in the recent issue,...

Sunday 22 April 2018


Reviving the winter hedge - and latest on the Yorkshire Historic Dictionary

Now it emerges that 'winter hedge' (the 'h' of course silent) is no longer generally understood in Yorkshire. This is quite a shock. My sons' blank incomprehension when I talk to them was, I always thought, just a wind-up. So,...

Monday 26 March 2018


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