Social Life in Heeley and Thereabouts

Heeley History Workshop is one of the first groups in the UK to receive a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) All Our Stories grant, it was announced today. This exciting project, Social Life in Heeley and Thereabouts, led by Heeley History Workshop has been given £3200 to find out more about the way people used to spend their recreational time in Heeley.

Find out more from their website

Sheffield Cathedral’s Gateway Project in 2013

Find out about Sheffield Cathedral’s Gateway Project in 2013

On Monday 26th, there will be a short learning session held at the Cathedral. This is a great oppourtunity for those interested in the heritage of the building to find out about its developments in the past and the plans for the future.

To book onto the course which will run from 10am-12pm, please contact Grace Tebbutt on

Entrance fee is £4

Friends of Roman Aldborough

A reminder that the Friends of Roman Aldborough are holding the first in a series of public talks this Friday, in the Aldborough Village Hall.  The speaker is Pete Wilson, chair of the Roman Antiquities Section of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society and former Head of Research Policy(Roman Archaeology)  for English Heritage.

See for further details and location map.

You Are What You Ate Events for November and December

You Are What You Ate:   —   Food lessons from the past!

This November & December, join us for…

Medieval menus      —-     Wakefield Museum    Saturday 17 November 2012, 11am to 3pm

Wakefield Council and You are what you ate have organised an activity drop-in for children and families this November. Come along to have

Medieval winter   —  Castleford Market, Henry Moore Square Saturday 15 December 2012, 10.00 am to 4.00pm

Join the ‘You are what you ate’ team at Castleford Market for fascinating cookery demonstrations.  See some medieval dishes ― some not too different to dishes we enjoy today ― being cooked throughout the day on a raised fire. Watch as recipes that are over 500 years old are prepared and have the opportunity to taste some of the delicious creations.  Visit our food display and find out about seasonal foods, medieval customs at Christmas and the importance of healthy eating, past and present.  And we’ll be offering children the opportunity to make a medieval spice bag (using mortar and pestle).


You Are What You Ate is a three year project funded by the Wellcome Trust, in partnership with the University of Leeds, Wakefield Council and the University of Bradford.  For more information about all our events, visit our website
or email us at

Iona McCleery and Fiona Blair

Ackworth Hoard

In 2011 The Ackworth Hoard was found buried in a garden in Ackworth inside a pot  made locally in Wrenthorpe.
It dates from the Civil War and was probably buried between 1645 and 1646, around the same time as the second siege of Pontefract Castle.

Help keep this important local find in the district by supporting a campaign to raise funds to buy The Ackworth Hoard for public display in Pontefract Museum.

Every donation however big or small will help save The Ackworth Hoard for Yorkshire.

Visit in order to find out more about the hoard and discover how you can help with a donation.

SCHF Announces their new website!

Congratulations to the Sheffield Community Heritage Forum who have announced their new website.

So to keep up to date on South Yorkshire events remember to regularly visit:

We at West Yorkshire Heritage Forum will still continue to post events which we hear about from SCHF and hopefully they will post our events as well.

We wish SCHF good luck with this new venture