Re-launch of Sheffield Fire and Police Museum

The Sheffield Fire and Police Museum is having a re-launch family funday on Sunday 9th September.

There will be vintage vehicles, kids games and of course, the museum will be open to the public.

The event will run from 11-5.


Hebden Bridge Conference — Another successful event!

The WYHF conference in Hebden Bridge on Saturday 30th June turned out to be both a highly enjoyable and informative event for the delegates at the Birchcliffe Centre.

A morning of entertaining speakers was followed by a walk around Hebden Bridge discovering all sorts of fascinating information about the history and culture of the town.

For a full report click here

New Website for Romanists in Yorkshire!

Mosaic from Aldborough Roman Town

The Roman Antiquities Section of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society has set up a website dealing with all things Roman in Yorkshire.

The intention is to provide a central point, a hub if you like, for all things Roman in Yorkshire.

The site will be informative and educational, by providing updates on recent developments, a comprehensive gazetteer of Roman Yorkshire, articles on research, and much much more (eventually!), and hopefully will generate greater interest in our Roman heritage.

For the project to be a success, we need to know about any and all recent discoveries, research, excavations of relevance to our understanding of Roman Yorkshire. To help us do this, we’re asking all historical and archaeological societies and groups in Yorkshire to let us know if they are doing any relevant work (or know of any taking place on their patch), as well as lectures, courses, field trips, etc that you are organising that would be of interest to both our members and the general public so we can publicise them on the new website

You can find the website here

News from Louise Brown at the Watershed Landscape Project

Photographing the Past – we need your help!

The Watershed Landscape Project (a HLF-funded landscape partnership programme managed by Pennine Prospects) has launched a photographic recording project. The aim is to take photographs of all  sorts of historic features throughout the South Pennines and upload them to the ‘Watershed Landscape Project – heritage of the South Pennines’ gallery on the Geograph website.

For more information, visit the website:

New Ilkley Moor GPS trail available online

The Friends of Ilkley Moor have now launched our Cup & Ring Stones GPS Trail. We appreciate that this needs a certain knowledge of using GPS, but we hope the Trail will appeal to our younger members.  The trail takes about 2 hours, starting and ending at White Wells car park.

Friends of Ilkley Moor (click on Walks)