City of York Archaeological Day School Saturday 16th November 2013

11th November –We have just been informed that this conference has had to be postponed until the New Year.  Hopefu7lly we will be able to post the new date when available

York Council and York Archaeological Forum are holding their third Archaeology in York Day School.

Last year was a very successful event and this year’s promises to be every bit as interesting.

Click here for the programme and booking form


Wakefield Waterfront Project

Wakefield Waterfront

A project by Wakefield Historical Society to research the history and share the stories of life on Wakefield’s waterfront from 1700 to the present day.
Wakefield Historical Society invite you to join us at Wakefield Chantry Chapel to celebrate life on the Waterfront Saturday 19th October 2013 

10am – 5pm  Exhibition of project results
11.30 am      Guided walk around the Waterfront
1.00 pm        Folk singers ‘Clarty Sough’
2.30 pm        Guided walk of bridges around the area
3.00 pm        Folk Singers ‘Clarty Sough’

 The Calder Navigation Society will offer boat trips on their boat ‘Savile’, subject to water conditions (small donations)
These events are free and open to all. Refreshments available.

The exhibition will also be in the Ridings Upper Mall on Thursday 17th and Friday 18th October from 10 am- 4 pm, and Saturday 19th October 10 am – 2 pm. 

Enquiries: email
0797 144 9451

Website: Wakefield Waterfront Project

Heritage Group Information

This website is here to provide information about heritage groups in West Yorkshire.  We need folks out there to let us know about these groups as well as one-off events, courses and other interesting activities.

This week I have heard about the Friends of Oakwell Hall and Country Park and also about the Friends of Red House.  Both these organisations have been added to the list of West Yorkshire Heritage Groups.  I would also recommend you to have a look at their websites from the links on this post.