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 lecture is on 11th March: AGM and Members' Evening
An opportunity to have a say in the running of the Society, followed by three of our members speaking about their research on Westgate. Old Restaurant in the Town Hall, 7.30pm. More information: Lecture Programme 2019-2020
A brief account of the meeting on 'William the Conqueror and the Harrying of the North' on Wednesday 12 February has been added to Recent Events.
A report of our lecture on 11th December The Borough Waits and Their Music, by Leeds Waits has been added to Lecture Notes 2019-2020
Information recently added to the News page:
Events at West Yorkshire Archives
Premiere of 'Clara', TV drama about Clara Clarkson
Reading the Past: free online 16th and 17th century handwriting guide
The Buildings of Tudor and Stuart Wakefield: new book by Peter Brears with details of how to obtain a copy
Talks and exhibition at Leeds Central Library
Spring 2020 public lectures at the University of York
The 2020 programme of meetings at South Leeds Archaeology