The next SCHF meeting is scheduled for Saturday 27th April and will be held at the WEA Learning Centre in Sheffield
3 Vicarage Road
S9 3RH .
The day will run from 10am until around 3pm with a talk and tour in the morning which will take in Hilltop Chapel (about 5 minutes walk). There will be a lunch break during which you can purchase food from local shops or takeaways (or eat your own packed lunch) and the afternoon session will include talks from a range of speakers focusing on heritage and projects throughout the city.
I am afraid I received this recently:
Regrettably Wakefield MDC closed Clarke Hall Educational Museum last summer for financial reasons. Today, 17 March 2013, The Friends of Clarke Hall, a registered charity with the role of supporting the educational activities of Clarke Hall, no longer able to fulfil that function, held their final meeting and disbanded after over thirty years in existence. The records of the Friends will in due course be deposited with the Wakefield office of the West Yorkshire Archive Service.
Here are the details for a re-enactment weekend in Sheffield. A chance to visit Bishops House and experience medieval life with the Knights Hospitallers Association. Click here for more details
News of a new group in Sheffield:
The Friends Of Sheffield Castle have their own Facebook And Website but are not yet ready to recieve members. What they do want to do is seek the views not only of the Sheffield Community Heritage ‘Community’ but also of the great Sheffield Public as regards the future of the above site.
Please visit the Website and let’s have your contribution as to what you think should be the future of the ‘Peoples Castle.
Community Dig in Leeds, 13-15 April 2013
As part of our 150th celebrations the YAS is working with the WEA to hold a weekend of community archaeology in the Little Woodhouse area of Leeds near the YAS’s headquarters at Claremont, Clarendon Road.
Join us for a weekend of community archaeology in association with the WEA Inclusive Archaeology Project. We will be opening a number of small trenches in the Little Woodhouse area of Leeds – come along and find out about surveying, excavation and artefacts.
Sat 13 April – surveying/preparing: 1-3pm Sun 14 April – the dig, 11am-3pm Mon 15 Apr – completing the dig and interpreting finds, 11am-3pm
A community lunch will be organised for participants by the Little Woodhouse Community Association on the Sunday Open to all, but places are limited. Please contact Biddy Coghill email@example.com or 0113 200 1168 for further information.
Basic Archaeology Course
An 8 week course to be held at The Community Hall, Station Road , Market Weighton
(Wednesdays) From 10th April 2013 2.30-4.30pm
Learn to identify features and artefacts A look at archaeology in Market Weighton Archaeological drawing techniques
For more details and to book your place
Karen Adams 07811 877 469 firstname.lastname@example.org www.pastsearch-archaeo-history.co.uk
Since 2007, a team of volunteers from the Bingley and District Local History Society and the immediate area, with the help of the Division of Archaeological, Geographical and Environmental Sciences at the University of Bradford, has been investigating a Late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age landscape on Bingley Moor in West Yorkshire, characterised by a concentration of rock art (cup-and-ring-marked rocks), cairns, possible walling/boundaries, and the find spots for flint tools. The results of all this work have now finally been published as Stanbury Hill Project: Investigation of a Rock Art Site
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The North Duffield Conservation and Local History Society near Selby have issued their latest newsletter.
There is a lot going on here just outside West Yorkshire and its worth a look at their website.
Have just received details of a heritage crafts open day at the above Museum near Driffield, East Yorkshire.
I’m told the museum is well worth a visit.
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The next meeting of the Friends of Castleshaw Roman forts will be a talk on Wednesday 6th March.
The talk is free to members and £3.00 to others.
Click here for the full details