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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. 

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. 

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! 

30 January 2021

 

 

MALCOLM'S MILITARY MEANDERINGS: Malcolm Brooke

Bits of military history that I've bumped into over the years. I was fortunate to spend virtually all my working life in Cyprus & Germany and, with the support of an understanding wife and family, we spent many happy hours hunting bunkers, borders and places of military significance. This is a gentle & often humorous look at military history. 

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.

A recording may be viewed at the following link:- https://youtu.be/KGtl5kwtrkU

24 April 2021

 

 

Isambard Kingdom Brunel - Genius or Failure:  Marian Brockway

The story of Brunel's life and the important aspects of it which defined his thinking, with an assessment of his successes and failures.

A recording may be viewed at the following link:- https://youtu.be/OUM-L6zzS_4

 

 

Roman Antiquities Section lecture - CANCELLED

  • Event Start Date: 21/03/2020 14:00 - 15:00

This event is cancelled.

Sophie Jackson (MOLA): Moving the Mithraeum, and other recent work on Roman London.

 

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