Summer is upon us and the pollen count is rising!
However, I’m sure there will be many out and about engaged in a range of heritage activities. The West Yorkshire Forum is here to let others know about what is going on. Not only are there special one -off events but venues which we can publicise as the school holidays approach.
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We have only just received notice of a fantastic series of mostly free talks in York starting TODAY! 13th June until 29th June
You can find out about the whole programme by clicking here
Co-operatives Fortnight is 22nd June to 6th July.
On the 22nd June there will be the opening of the Co-operative History Exhibition at Leeds Museum.
The exhibition will run until December.
Click here to see the poster
A fascinating new blog is recently being updated. The blog, written by Alison Twells from Sheffield Hallam University, explores the diaries written by her great aunt throughout her life, and particularly during the second world war. The blog presents an interesting insight into how projects can be formed around such resources and how personal documents can be documented for public consumption. For anybody interested in social history or for people who just love an intriguing story, please check out the blog at
YAS talk: Pitt-Rivers & Yorkshire
Saturday 22 June 2013, 2pm
Yorkshire Archaeological Society
Claremont, 23 Clarendon Road, Leeds, LS2 9NZ Continue reading
Professor Joyce Hill, a leading authority on Anglo Saxon History will be giving a talk on Tuesday 23rd July 7.30 p.m. in the Marton Cum Grafton Village Hall.
This is the first of a series of talks to be arranged by the Marton Cum Grafton Village History Society.
Full details about this lecture can be found by clicking here.
Harewood has been exploring its medieval history over the recent years and this gave rise to our first Medieval Festival last year, The Medieval Faire. It was so well received that we are now keen to make this an annual event so the second Medieval Faire will be running over the next bank holiday weekend, Sun 26th and Mon 27th May. This will be launched by the Medieval Banquet on the evening of the Sat 25th May.
For more details click here
As usual Wakefield Museum has organised a number of fun events over the Spring Bank Holiday at the end of May.
Click here for further details