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September 2019

Sunday 1 September Discover Wood Street walk, 2pm, start from the Town Hall, Wakefield Civic Society

Tuesday 3 Sept Visit to Gorton Monastery and Bramall Hall, Summer Excursions

Wednes 4 Sept Visit to Leeds Discovery Centre, 10.30am, cost £7.00, Yorkshire in History Group More information News

Wednes 4 Sept Church and Chapel in 19th century Ossett, by David Scriven, 7.30pm, Horbury and District Historical Society

Saturday 7 Sept A Day in the Trenches, by historian Tim Lynch, 10.30am, Wakefield and District Family History Society

Wednes 11 Sept The Ann Lister Diaries, by Archivist Dan Sudron and Conservator Shirley Jones. Learn about the real diaries of Ann Lister as portrayed in the TV series 'Gentleman Jack' at 6.30pm. Cost £5.00, booking opens 30 July, West Yorkshire History Centre

Wednes 11 Sept Struggle and Suffrage in Wakefield: Women's Lives and the Fight for Equality, by Gaynor Haliday, 7.30pm, Wakefield Town Hall, Lecture Programme

Friday 13 Sept Tours of the Town and County Halls, at 12noon and 3.30pm, More information: News

Saturday 14 Sept Heritage Open Day, free, 10am-3pm,West Yorkshire History Centre, no need to book.

Saturday 14 Sept Wakefield and Britain's War Resisters 1916 – 1919, at 1-4pm, The Red Shed More information: News

Tuesday 17 Sept All in a Day's Work: the everyday life of a policeman, by Chris Helme, 7.30pm, Castleford and District Historical Society

Friday 20 Sept The History of Wentworth Castle, by Trevor Moody, NT speaker, 7.15pm, Pontefract and District Archaeological Society

Saturday 21 Sept People Power, talks by Wakefield Historical Society and Forgotten Women of Wakefield, at The Hepworth, 12noon – 1pm Hepworth event

Sunday 22 Sept
Make-your-own-way visit to Calverley Hall, meet at 11am, Summer Excursions

Wednes 25 Sept Street House: 40 years digging the same site!, by Steve Sherlock, 7.30pm, South Leeds Archaeology

Monday 30 Sept Charles Waterton - who do you think you are? The life of a pioneering naturalist and creator of the first nature reserve at Walton Hall, by Barbara Phipps, 7.30pm, Ossett Historical Society

ADvance notice

Saturday 5 October My Extraordinary Family, by Carol Runciman, 10.30am, Wakefield and District Family History Society