Wakefield Historical Society welcomes all those with an interest in history both on a local level and more widely. We aim to promote knowledge of the area's past and raise awareness of local heritage.
We offer a programme of winter lectures and summer excursions, provide talks and organise conferences. Members receive a monthly e-newsletter, a quarterly newsletter and a Society Journal containing original research. Activities for members include participating in themed projects and historical research.
Our Summer Excursions in July are a visit to Cawthorne Jubilee Museum and village on 11th July, and a coach excursion to the Lion Salt Works, the Anderton Boat Lift and Knutsford on 18th July.
A brief description of our Summer Excursion to Shandy Hall in Coxwold and Sion Hill Hall in Kirby Wiske on 20 June has been added to Recent Events.
Information recently added to the News page:
Play at Theatre Royal, 10 July: Peterloo, Past Lives in the Present
Pontefract Museum: Georgian Food and Satire with Dr Annie Gray, 11 July
Kinsley Evictions Commemorative Guided Walk Saturday 20 July
Royal Armouries anniversary of Cloth of Gold in 2020, re-creating a Tudor helmet
Play: Difficult Women 28 & 29 June, Mechanics' Theatre, Wood Street, Wakefield
Festival of Archaeology 13 - 28 July 2019, website open for registration and information about events