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October

Tuesday 3 October Caring for Photographs, workshop at West Yorkshire History Centre, 6.30-8.30pm, cost £12, booking required via Eventbrite on www.wyjs.org.uk/archives/events

Wednesday 4 October Hinchliffe, some thoughts on the origins and movement of a West Riding surname, by David Hinchliffe, 7.30pm, at the Horbury Methodist Church, High Street, Horbury

Saturday 7 October John Croft, a Mormon Pioneer, b. 1836 Bingley – d. 1909 Enterprise, Utah, by Gaynor Haliday, 10.30am, Wakefield and District Family History Society

Tuesday 10 October Unlocking our Institutions, about institution records for family historians, workshop at West Yorkshire History Centre, 6.30-8.30pm, cost £12, booking required via Eventbrite on www.wyjs.org.uk/archives/events

Wednesday 11 October Captain Bligh, by Alwyn Peel, Yorkshire in History Group, 10am, Manygates Centre.
More information: News

Wednesday 11 October Nurses of Passchendale:Caring for the Wounded of the Ypres Campaigns, 1914-1918, by Christine Hallett, Professor of Nursing History, University of Manchester, 7.30pm, More information: Lecture Programme

Saturday 14 October The Yorkshire Miners, at the Red Shed (Labour Club), Vicarage Street, Wakefield, WF1 starting at 1pm. First speaker will be Ken Capstick on The Curious Case of David Swallow, who was the founder of the first national miners' union, free, all welcome, Wakefield Socialist History Group.

Friday 20 October The Booths Dig: Thirty Years On, by Tony Wilmott BA MA FSA MIFA, Senior Archaeologist, Archaeological Projects, Historic England, 7.15pm, Pontefract and District Archaeological Society

Monday 23 October Adoption Records, 1.30pm – 3.00pm, Wakefield Group, Wakefield Local and Family History Network, at Wakefield Library in Wakefield One. More information: News

Monday 23 October A World We Have Lost: Ossett and Horbury in the 17th Century : Life and death in neighbouring villages in an age of war and revolution, by David Scriven, 7.30pm Ossett Historical Society

Wednesday 25 October Visit to the British Library, Boston Spa, Ossett and Horbury Group, Wakefield Local and Family History Network. More information: News

advance notice

Saturday 4 November. Life in a Victorian Workshouse, by Ian Dewhirst. Wakefield and District Family History Society