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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 and organise talks and short courses. Members receive a monthly e-newsletter, a quarterly newsletter and a Society Journal containing original research. 

Activities for members include historical and archaeological investigations and the transcribing and indexing of original documents.

Wakefield Waterfront Project

Wakefield Waterfront has a long and fascinating history. The Aire and Calder Navigation, and the Calder and Hebble Navigation once provided a transport link that was vital to Wakefield's prosperity. The Waterfront was a hub of industry, lined with mills and warehouses, maltings and other businesses. The aim of our project is to research this history with the help of the local community.

NEW: You can now watch a film put together during the project. It follows the changes over time on the Waterfront and includes recording of people's memories of living and working on the Waterfront in the past:
Please see our dedicated website: Wakefield Waterfront

coming events

Our first lecture in the 2014-2015 programme will be on the 10th September; Zeppelin: The air defence of Yorkshire in the First World War by Dr Phil Judkins. 7.30pm, Chantry Chapel, Wakefield

The next summer coach excursion is on Wednesday 17th September to Kiplin Hall and Northallerton. Details are on Summer Excursions. (Excursions are only available for members of the Society and their guests)

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The Lecture Programme for September 2014 to April 2015 has now been added.

New for 2015, an additional Spring Lecture Series on Railways in the Wakefield Area by John Goodchild will take place on 15, 22, and 29 April at 2pm at Westgate Chapel, Wakefield

See Recent Events to learn about the visit to Welbeck Abbey and Tickhill Parish Church on 15th August.

Please check the News page for information on:

Temple Newsam event: Pride and Prejudice, Weds 27th – Fri 29th

18th September: The Marriage Bed of King Henry Vll, Wakefield Civic Society

20th September 2014-15th January 2015 Leeds Museum: Roman Empire: Power & People

Autumn Lectures, Archaeological Sciences at the University of Bradford

18th October: Day Conference, Malton Museum, The Romans in Ryedale and Beyond

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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