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The Yorkshire Archaeological & Historical Society

Since 1863

For everyone interested in Yorkshire's past


DIARY OF EVENTS 2024 - 2025

(Updated 7th July 2024)

Saturday Lectures

Please note that these lectures will take place on Saturday mornings on the dates listed and start at 11:00 a.m. unless otherwise indicated. Some meeting dates may have to be moved owing to unforeseen circumstances.

Lectures will take place either live and/or online using the Zoom meeting facility.  The location of live meetings will be at the Swarthmore Education Centre, 2-7 Woodhouse Square, Leeds LS3 1AD.

Register your intention to attend the lecture by the Zoom facility at  FHS Lectures together with details of your name and YAHS Section (if applicable) at the latest two days before the lecture date.

Visitors and Guests are welcome to participate subject to places being available.


January 13th          The History of Armley Mills - Aleks Fagelman - Assistant Curator Armley Mills

February 10th         Preserve Your Memories: Charting the 1960s with Top Ten Hits -

                              Malcolm Johnson  - Retired Teacher

March 9th               The Leeds Ancestry and Heritage of Kate Princess of Wales -

                               Ann Lightman - Friends of Lawnswood Cemetery

April 13th               The Beecroft and Butler Families of Kirkstall Forge -

                             Diana Webber - Leeds Museums and Galleries Volunteer

May 11th                Family History from 17th century Woodhouse and the Manor of Leeds -

                             Janice Heppenstall - Genealogist


June 8th                  From Cradle to Grave. A Lifetime of Sources. How many have you used? -

                              Jackie Depelle - Genealogy Tutor


July and August    Summer Break - No Lectures


September 14th     A Virtual Tour of Pudsey 

                            Christine Throp  - Pudsey Civic Society

October 12th        A Working Life in Leeds

                            Lynne Harding  - Amateur Historian

November 9th       The Gunpowder Plot and Yorkshire Connections

                           Tony Morgan  - Associate Professor University of Leeds

December 14th     Museum Advent Calendar

                           Kitty Ross -  Curator of Leeds History/ Social History Leeds Museums & Art Galleries



January 11th     How to Produce a Family History and Keep One's Sanity

                       Richard Smith - Family Historian & Author

February 8th    Using DNA for Family History - An Overview

                      Folkfinders - Bev & Phil Taylor - Professional Family Historians

March 8th      Topic To Be Advised





Family History Fairs

For a full list of Fairs and Events go to