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Saturday 1 December: A Christmas Carol by Brian Oxberry: Wakefield and District Family History Society

Saturday 1 December South Yorkshire Archaeology Day. More information: News

Tuesday 4 December: A Patient's Journey talk by David Morris, Archivist at the West Yorkshire History Centre. 11am, FREE More information: News

Wednesday 5 December, Club night: Mince Pies and memories of Horbury and Christmas, 7.30pm, Horbury and District Historical Society, Horbury Methodist Church, High Street, Horbury,7.30pm, visitors £2.50.

Friday 7 December Noel Nostalgia by Jennifer Stacey, followed by the annual Christmas Buffet, 7.15pm, Pontefract and District Archaeological Society

Friday 7 December Party Like It's 1459(+1), based around the 1460 Battle of Wakefield so essentially about the Wars of the Roses! 7-9.30pm. Free, tickets at

Wednesday 12 December Drink and the Georgians: new consumer tastes in the 18th century, by John Chartres, Emeritus Professor of Social and Economic History, University of Leeds, 7.30pm, Wakefield Historical Society, More information: Lecture Programme

Thursday 13 December, Wakefield in 50 Buildings, by Peter Thornborrow, 7.30pm, Town Hall, Wakefield Civic Society, book through Eventbrite, free to non-members

Friday 14 December
Family and Local History Quiz, Ossett and Horbury Group, Wakefield Local and Family History Network, 11am-12.30pm, currently meeting in Horbury Library

Saturday 15 December The First Women's General Election in 1918, 1-4pm, at the Labour Club in Vicarage Street, free, no booking required, Wakefield Socialist History Group

Wednesday 19 December, Wakefield Historical Society Christmas Dinner, in the Chimes Bar at Wakefield Town Hall, members and their guests only, phone Pam Judkins on 01924 361150 or email, 7pm for 7.30pm.

Sunday 30 December Requiem Mass for Richard Duke of York, at the Chantry Chapel, 7.30pm, free, tickets from the Theatre Royal box office in person, or by phone to 01924 211311 or at , Friends of the Chantry Chapel

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