Wakefield Historical Society welcomes all those with an interest in history both on a local level and more widely. We aim to promote knowledge of the area's past and raise awareness of local heritage.
We offer a programme of winter lectures and summer excursions, provide talks and organise conferences. Members receive a monthly e-newsletter, a quarterly newsletter and a Society Journal containing original research. Activities for members include participating in themed projects and historical research.
Our next Summer Excursions is on Tuesday 17th July, a coach excursion to Filey and Cayton. For information about these and other excursions and a booking form please see: Summer Excursions. Please note these are only open to members of the Society and their guests.
The third meeting of the study group at West Yorkshire History Centre met on 16th July, please see the Recent Events page. The visit to Rotherham on 9th July is described on the same page.
A new publication: 'Guide to Historic Buildings in Wakefield' is now available to purchase.
More information: Publications
A list of research topics has been added to: Wood Street: Heart of Wakefield
Information recently added to the News page:
Visit of researcher into Wakefield Mystery Plays
Re-opening of Calderdale Archives
Excavation of bath house at St Swithin's Well, Stanley
Yorkshire History Prize - call for entries
Heritage of Walton project seeking information about Walton Colliery banner
Update on the re-opening of Calderdale Archives (Halifax)
Workshops for 'Forgotten Women of Wakefield'