Not surprisingly, things went quiet over Christmas but all of a sudden we are getting information from a number of sources and that’s great!
If your group, project, society or whoever have finalised their 2014 programme of events PLEASE let us know and I will make sure the information is published on the WYHF site. You can contact either Paul or myself via the ‘Contact Us’ Tab or leave a comment on this post.
We could also do with feedback from those of you attending some of these talks and recommendations for future talks/visits that could be passed on to relevant groups.
The West Yorkshire Heritage Forum exists to keep all of you, who are interested in preserving aspects of our heritage, informed as to what is going on.
As the anniversary of World War I grows nearer, we know that there are many projects out there which are being set up to celebrate the local heritage. If you belong to or know of such a group, we would be interested to hear about your project and share it with members of the forum.
We have already heard from the Nidderdale Project and the BBC are about to launch their own project, we look forward to hearing about others. When we have enough, I can set up a section dedicated to this important heritage topic within our site.
Leeds Central Library hosts a series of Friday lunchtime talks on a variety of mainly local history topics.
Click here for the 2014 programme
Jon Kenny has just posted details about two courses. The links below will bring up further details:
Women in Archaeology — A Day Conference 15th March 2014
The History of Your Home 4 Sessions starting Thursday 3rd July 2014
If you are wondering what to do with the kids or grandkids over half term, why not leave them down a coal mine!!
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Sam Kershaw has contacted us from the BBC English Regions Press Office to let us know about an ambitious project called World War One At Home which involves local stories from communities in our area.
Further details about the project and the programmes based on it can be found here.
This event was postponed last year and we have now received the following:
I am writing to let you know that the next conference will be on October 11 2014.
We are anticipating that the programme will be broadly the same as last year .
I do not require a booking fee as yet but if you would like to express an interest I will add you to the list prior to the launch later in the year.
Verlie Riley | Commons Registration Officer and Senior Support Officer
t: 01904 551671 | e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last year’s programme and booking form can be found here
You may have heard that Hannah Baxter spent most of last year working on a project called Plotting the Past. This project looked at the allotments of York, their history, how archaeology might be undertaken on them and what they mean to people today. They had some wonderful times collecting memories, digging test pits, creating poems and making a film.
To celebrate the achievements of the project we have an exhibition at the Environment Centre in York. Central to the exhibition is the half hour film that we made. If you have the time please visit.
What: Plotting the Past Exhibition.
Where: Environment Centre, St Nicholas Fields
When: Open until Friday 7th February. Not Sunday or Saturday morning. 9:00am until 4:00pm.
Where is the environment Centre? Visit their website for directions
Just a quick reminder that this event with some fine speakers will be held in Sheffield on Saturday 8th February 2014.
Full details and a booking form