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The Yorkshire Archaeological & Historical Society

Since 1863

For everyone interested in Yorkshire's past


DIARY OF EVENTS 2023 - 2024

(Updated 12th December 2023)

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 Zoom lecture at  FHS Lectures together with details of your name and YAHS Section (if applicable) at the latest two days before the lecture date.  If you have attended a previous Family History Section's Zoom lecture you will be sent an invitation automatically. 

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


July and August           Summer Break - No Lectures

September 9th     A Scoop of History (Leeds's ice cream families) - Janet Douglas  - Local Historian and former Univerity Lecturer

October 14th       All to Play For - Kitty Ross - Curator of Leeds History/Social History, Leeds Museums & Galleries

November 11th    Leeds After WW2; The last Tom Harper novel -- Chris Nickson - Historical Mystery Writer

December 9th     The Walmsleys of Robin Hoods Bay (Father & Son) - Jane Ellis - Artist & Writer



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





Family History Fairs

For a full list of Fairs and Events go to


Dales Archaeology Day

  • Event Start Date: 04/12/2021

Held by Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. 

This is an online all day event. 

Booking details will be updated soon.

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