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
We now have a new website dedicated to the Wakefield Waterfront Project.
Are you interested in the project? Can you contribute with memories of working on the Waterfront? Would you like to be involved with research? Please contact the Society: firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Excursions 2013
Our next excursion is to Leeds City Varieties on Saturday 1st June, (please make your own way). A coach excursion to Goole and Howden takes place on 12th June. For further information and a booking form please see: Summer Excursions
Find out about other spring and summer events on the News page, including those at Yorkshire Archaeological Society, CBA events, and English Companions events.
Notes on the lecture on 10th April, (Recent Excavations at Pontefract's Blackfriars by Simon Tomson), have been added: lecture notes