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January 2019

Wednesday 9 January, The Two Esthers, Lesley Taylor and Shirley Levon, Manygates History Group, 10am.

Wednesday 9 January, Crossing the Pennines Through the Ages,
Philip Thompson, Horbury and District Historical Society, Horbury Methodist Church, High Street, Horbury,7.30pm, visitors £2.50.

Friday 11 January, Church and Chapel, Ossett and Horbury Group, Local and Family History Network, 11am-12.30pm. More information: News

Thursday 17 January, WHS joint meeting with Wakefield Civic Society, Merran Rae, Chief Executive, Wakefield Council.
This meeting is only for members of Wakefield Historical Society and Wakefield Civic Society and their personal guests. More information: Lecture Programme

Friday 18 January: The Distinguished Past Members Memorial Lecture, New Hall to the Counting House and Beyond, adventures recording demolished Pontefract.  Eric Houlder, LRPS, Cert Ed, MIfL, Society Chairman, Trustee, CBA(Y) Pontefract and District Archaeological Society

Wednesday 23rd January: From Antiquarians to Archaeology Mike Turpin. South Leeds Archaeology

Monday 28 January:Local artist Louisa Fennell, Wakefield Group, Local and Family History Network, 1.30-3.00 pm. More information: News

Monday 28 January, Ossett Pubs, Ruth Nettleton, Ossett Historical Society

ADvance Notice

Saturday 2 February, Victorian & Edwardian Church and Chapel Life, Ian Dewhirst. Wakefield and District Family History Society

Saturday 2 February: Political Change in the Yorkshire and Derbyshire Coalfields 1947-1972, 1-4pm. Wakefield Socialist History Group,