The Road to Fotheringhay 2010
Richard Knowles and members of the Society at Sandal Castle in 2010 with the recreated banner of Richard, Duke of York, and helm.
Members of the Society organised a major project for the 550th Anniversary of the Battle of Wakefield at which Richard, Duke of York, was killed. In 2010 members of the Society arranged a 9-day tour following Richard’s funeral route from Pontefract to Fotheringhay, staying in the places where the funeral rested each night, and visiting sites of relevance to the period.
more information: www.richarddukeofyorkfuneral.org.uk
Wakefield Waterfront Project 2013
The Society conducted a project during 2013-2014 to research the history of Wakefield Waterfront with the help of the local community. You can now watch a film put together during the project. It follows the changes over time on the Waterfront and includes recordings of people’s memories of living and working on the Waterfront in the past.
More information on our dedicated page: Wakefield Waterfront
Wood Street: The heart of Wakefield 2016
The Society collaborated with the Civic Society and Wakefield Council on a research project which explored the rich heritage of Wood Street and the institutions and businesses which have existed over the years. The Society trained participants to do historical research on Wood Street, and to record people’s memories.
more information: Wood Street