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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

Recent discoveries in Roman Norton - Roman Antiquities Section

John Buglass, of JB Archaeology Ltd, will speak on his recent discoveries at Norton.

Wednesday 08 August 2018


New discoveries at Roman Aldborough - Roman Antiquities Section

Professor Martin Millett, of Cambridge University, will reveal the findings of the recent excavations.

Wednesday 08 August 2018


The hoard of coins from Wold Newton

Andrew Woods, of the Yorkshire Museum, York, will talk to us about this intriguing, precisely-dateable, early fourth century hoard.

Wednesday 08 August 2018


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President's Blog

Website developments

A very useful day at Aske stables, near Richmond, with YAHS officers and members from all sections. We were there for training on how to update and edit this website. YAHS sections and officers are now equipped to run their own parts of the...

Friday 23 March 2018


Finding YAHS book collection in the Brotherton Library

I hope this helps anyone confused, as I was, about the whereabouts of the YAHS book collection. There's been a big reorganisation within the West Wing of the Brotherton, and the signage hasn't yet caught up. First, it's important...

Monday 12 March 2018


A great day at Armley Mills

Fantastic day at Armley Mills on Saturday - an audience of 70 heard talks on Leeds industrial history: the Middleton Railway, the steam engine builders J & H McLaren, early engineering in Leeds, and the little-known but very important...

Monday 12 March 2018


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