Lesley Taylor has been Lecture Secretary of our Society for several years. Following an MA by Dissertation on the subject of eighteenth century Wakefield completed in 2006 she has continued her research into the town in this period, writing journal articles and giving talks. She has also produced two books in collaboration with our Web Manager, Shirley Levon.
Richard Knowles FSA, first became aware of the Society whilst at school and worked on the Sandal Castle site. He became Hon. Secretary of the Society from 1973 and continued in that role for many years. He is a bookseller by profession, but edited the international Journal of the Church Monuments Society for many years.His work on church monuments, their study and conservation, led to his being elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 1995. He has had published, books on medieval church monuments and aspects of T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia). He has also, over the years, contributed articles to a number of academic journals.