WYHF — First Conference of 2013

A great day the other Saturday!   A full report will follow shortly

Parkinson BuildingClick here for pdf version

Venue: Brotherton Room, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds.

Date:     Saturday 13th April

10.00 library opens its doors (No coffee/tea at this time)

10.15  Intro to WYHF, by Paul Boothroyd — please be seated for a prompt start!

10.20 intro to the Brotherton Library and Special Collections, by Richard Davies (librarian)

10.35 The Brotherton Library’s historic Cookery Book Collection, by Eileen White (food historian)

11.05 Legacies of War: commemorating WWI in Leeds, by Alison Fell (Dept of French)

11.35 coffee break in foyer/look at display items

11.50 Leeds University Museum of Science, Technology and Medicine, by Claire Jones (Museum Director)

12.20 The Marks & Spencers Archive, by Katharine Carter (M & S archivist)

13.00 Close (we need to leave by 1pm as Special Collections will close)

lunch : either packed lunch in the Parkinson Court or sandwiches in a cafe across the road

14.00 tour of the historical scientific collection led by Claire Jones. This will take in some prominent campus buildings and will end at the Marks & Spencers museum at around 3 pm where we will be able to see the Marks in the Past exhibition. The museum closes at 5 pm.


Fulford Battle Events

Fulford Battlefield Walk

Sun 24 Feb 11:00 • Meet on the playing fields opposite Fulford Cemetery • FREE

In 1066 the first of three battles that would decide the fate of Anglo-Saxon England was fought at Fulford, just 2km south of York City centre. Join Chas Jones, author of Finding Fulford, for a guided walk of this richly historic site. Please wear outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear, and be prepared to walk long distances. Walk should last approx 2 hours and the site is accessible to pushchairs.


Battle of Fulford Tapestry

Friday 22 Feb 9 – 5; Saturday 23 Feb  9 – 4 • Barclay’s Bank, Parliament Street • FREE

After many years of dedicated crafting, the individual pieces of this work of art have been joined together to form a magnificent depiction of the Battle of Fulford. This is a rare chance to view the piece in a central location and during Europe’s largest Viking Festival. A Fulford Battlefield Event with support from Barclay’s Bank.

Sheffield Events in March

Hello all Portland works supporters – we are now taking bookings for the next open day on 3 March.

Full details are on the website, and we will be making (as we generally do) some changes this time but most of the favourites will be there to see, as well as a cleaned up site thanks to our volunteers at the recent working days.
Hope to see you on the day – be sure to book a tour but, if you want to drop in for a chat without the tour, you’ll be very welcome.

The Story of Gillfield Wood  21st March
Professor Mel Jones and Christine Handley