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The Yorkshire Archaeological & Historical Society

Since 1863

For everyone interested in Yorkshire's past

Programme

Unless otherwise stated, all lectures take place on Saturday mornings, starting at 11.00. All meetings and lectures will be held by Zoom. This will be reviewed at some later date..

 

31 October 2020

 

WATER FOR LEEDS: THE RESERVOIRS OF THE WASHBURN VALLEY,1866-1966: Dr Andrew McTominey

This talk examines the positive and negative impact of reservoir construction in the Washburn Valley by the Leeds Corporation. Please book via: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/water-for-leeds-the-reservoirs-of-the-washburn-valley-tickets-118735662563

 

28 November 2020

 

MINING SCIENCE - AND ART? David Randon

An illustrated talk about the underground mining of coal, potash and metalliferous ores. Historical, technical and human aspects are featured. Please book via: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mining-science-and-art-tickets-118736244303

 

19 December 2020

 

Things That Go BANG in the Night (Industrial Explosives): Ian McKay

Explosives have been used for a millennium, firstly as fireworks, then as instruments of war and later as tools in peace. They put man on the moon and could wipe man off the earth. Whatever the future holds, there will surely be dramatic developments and fireworks all round! Please book via:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/things-that-go-bang-in-the-night-tickets-118736495053

30 January 2021

 

 

SAMUEL FOX AND HIS STOCKSBRIDGE STEELWORKS: Andrew Hurrell

A brief history of the steelworks, developed by Samuel Fox in Victorian times, which is still working today. Illustrated with modern and historic images.

 

27 February 2021

 

 

GREAT UNCLE PERCY: Glenda Shaw

Illustrated talk about Percy Shaw, inventor of the ubiquitous "Cats-Eye", the man, the business, the legend!

 

27 March 2021

 

 

THE EXCAVATION OF THE ROUND FOUNDRY, HOLBECK, LEEDS: Richard Jackson, Project Supervisor ArcHeritage

An overview of the archaeological excavations undertaken by ArcHeritage in July 2019 at this historically important site. The talk will attempt to place the most recent excavations within the framework of the wider body of knowledge and understand the significance of the site.

 

24 April 2021

Please note time

 

SECTION AGM AND MEMBERS' SESSION

This meeting will start at 10.45.