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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. Until the end of 2020 all meetings and lectures will be held by Zoom and we plan to review the position after that.

 

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