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January 2020

Wednesday 8 January: The Timber-framed Buildings of Wakefield, by Peter BrearsHistoric Houses Consultant and local historian, and author of a new book on the subject. Wakefield Historical Society, Old Restaurant in the Town Hall, 7.30pm. Lecture Programme 

Wednesday 8 January: The Vikings - British Ancestors? by Noel Moroney, Horbury and District Historical Society

Wednesday 8 January: Methodism Locally, by Ruth Nettleton. Yorkshire in History Group. St Swithun's Community Centre in Eastmoor, on Arncliffe Road, WF1 4RR. More information News

Friday 17 January: The St Aiden's Dig: a retrospective look at a past PontArc national award winner. The Distinguished Past Members Memorial Lecture.  Eric Houlder, Society Chairman. Pontefract and District Archaeological Society

Wednesday 22 January: The Bare Bones of Burials in Archaeology by Dave Williams. South Leeds Archaeology

Monday 27 January: Birth, Marriage & Death certificates – led by Denise Sanford, Local and Family History Network. More information: News

Monday 27 January: Ossett's 1908 Grand Bazaar, the story of the Town Hall's first public event, by Ruth Nettleton. Ossett Historical Society

ADvance notice

Saturday 1 February: Yours for Eternity, by John Rumsby, Wakefield and District Family History Society

Saturday 1 February: LGBTIQ+ History, Present and Future. Wakefield Socialist History group, 1-4pm, Wakefield Labour Club (The Red Shed) WF1 1QX