About Us


Currently the Society has nearly a hundred members. Some members have been studying local history for many years, others come to learn a little about their locality’s past. The Society is keen to involve members in activities and projects. Visitors are very welcome at our meetings for a small fee. 

The Council

The Council is elected at the March Annual General Meeting each year. It meets four or five times a year to organise activities, to discuss and respond to relevant local issues, and to share research interests.

President: Pam Judkins
Treasurer: Lorraine Simpson
Secretary: Phil Judkins
Membership and Assistant Secretary: Jo Heron
Lecture Secretary: Jody Ineson
Web Manager: Shirley Levon
Vice-Presidents: Brian Thomas, Lesley Taylor and Richard Knowles
Council members:  David Scriven, Linda Smith, Ken Rowley, Claire Pickering

Our President

Our President is Pam Judkins, who has been an active and involved member of the Society for many years. She is an experienced archaeologist; having worked previously as Keeper of Archaeology for Wakefield MDC. She led the Pontefract to Fotheringhay Project in 2010, the Wakefield Waterfront Project in 2013 and the Society’s involvement with the Wood Street: Heart of Wakefield Project in 2017.

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