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 last Summer Excursion is to Calverley Hall, Leeds on 22nd September
Our next meeting is on Wednesday 9th October, 7.30pm in the Old Restaurant at Wakefield Town Hall: Barrows, Beakers and Blue Streak Missiles:Archaeology on the MOD Estate, by Phil Abramson, archaeological advisor for the MOD covering the North of England, Scotland and Cyprus.
Lecture Programme for winter 2019-2020.
A brief report of our first lecture of the winter series has been added to Recent Events
Information recently added to the News page:
South Yorkshire Archaeology Day
Discovery of a Wakefield 18th century seal in New York State
Research into early miniature railway locomotive built at Heath
New prison history website
Heritage Open Days: Friday 13 to Sunday 22 September
Wakefield and Britain's War Resisters 1916 – 1919, 14 September
Heritage Open Day at the Hepworth
Walks in September by Wakefield Civic Society
Autumn programme for South Leeds Archaeology
Calderdale Heritage Walks in September
Public courses at the University of York, 2019-2020