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lecture programme 2016-2017

Meetings are held at 7.30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month. Non-members are very welcome, a nominal fee of £2 is charged. Our usual venue is the Chantry Chapel on Wakefield Bridge, apart from the December and January meetings

For a resumé of lectures 2016-2017 see: lecture notes 2016-2017
For a resumé of lectures 2015-2016 see: lecture notes 2015-2016
For a resumé of lectures 2014-2015 see: lecture notes 2014-2015
For a resumé of lectures 2013-2014 see: lecture notes 2013-2014
For a resumé of lectures 2012-2013 see: lecture notes 2012-2013

14 September 2016 Wednesday
Chantry Chapel

Gil Moody’s Journal: the story, work and adventures of an 18th century middle-class London gentleman.
John Goodchild M Univ

12 October 2016
Chantry Chapel

The National Coal Mining Museum for England: the first thirty years.
Dr Margaret Faull, OBE, Director and Company Secretary of the Mining Museum 1986-2015

9 November 2016
Chantry Chapel

Slavery in Yorkshire: The historical significance and reputation of Richard Oastler who launched the ten- hour factory movement to protect child labout in Yorkshire factories.
Dr John A Hargreaves, FRHistS, FHA, FSA.

14 December 2016
Please note change of venue: Elizabethan Gallery Brook Street

Wood Street: the Heart of Wakefield. Learn about the HLF funded project the Society is undertaking with Wakefield Council who want to     rescue the derelict Court House and explore the history of Wood Street. Contribute your memories over mince pies and wine.
Led by Phil and Pam Judkins

19th January2017
Please not change of day and venue
Kingswood Suite, Wakefield Town Hall

Transports of Delight: travels on the Orient Express and other stories about trains.
Kevin Trickett, President of Wakefield Civic Society

8 February 2017
Chantry Chapel

A Stamford Ware pottery kiln in Pontefract: a geographical enigma and a dating dilemma.
Ian Roberts FSA MCIfA

8 March 2017
Chantry Chapel

AGM and Members’ Evening
An opportunity to have a say in the running of the Society, and then to hear what some of our members have been researching.

12 April 2017
Chantry Chapel

Flames and Feathers: Tulips in Wakefield since the 18th Century
James Akers, MBE, Patron of the Wakefield and North of England Tulip Society