5 Jan  

“The Turnpike Road System in England for Local & Family Historians” - A general history of the Turnpike Road system in England, with connections to information and sources for the family historian

 Edgar Holroyd-Doveton

2 Feb

“Returned to the Regiment” – The life story of Lt. Col. Sir Gilbert Mackereth M.C. who was one of the commanders of the 17th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers in WW1. In addition, the exhumation of his remains from his threatened grave in Spain and return of his cremated remains and medals to Bury

 Terry Dean

2 Mar

Speed leaning in the Local Studies Library – Come and learn about various sources for family history research.


6 Apr

More Deadly than the Male - Unusual Roles performed by Women in 20th century Conflict - The talk spans both First and Second World Wars with references to post-war conflicts, and covers roles on land, at sea (and undersea), in the air, in clandestine roles and on the home front, with examples of roles which many will find impossible to believe.

Phil Judkins

4 May

Classic Yorkshire Crimes – The talk includes a number of murders from across the county including Eugene Aram, Mary Bateman, the Luddites of 1812-13 and the case of Jonathon Martin.

Martin Baggoley

1 Jun

Visit – Borthwick Institute and York – All day trip setting off at 9am, cost £5 for members and £10 for guests. Drop off at Borthwick Institute and York centre. Please book in advance.


6 Jul

Early Asylum Life - The lives of just some of the patients admitted to the West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum in Wakefield, Yorkshire between 1818 and 1869

David Scringeour

3 Aug

Visit – Fulneck – Meet in the Car Park at 10:30am


7 Sep

Juvenile Crime in Victorian Bradford - young boys and girls in Bradford, in the early 1870's, who had been sent to reformatories all over the north of England.

Janet Senior

5 Oct

The Chartist Land Plan in Calderdale & Queens Head - Chartism was a working-class movement, which was most active between 1838 and 1848. This talk concentrates on the Chartist Land Plan with reference to subscribers inCalderdale, Queens Head, Mountain & Great Horton

Anne Kirker

2 Nov

Copyright – An interesting talk, with examples, of what copyright means for the family historian by the expert at West Yorkshire Archives.

Stephanie Davidson

7 Dec

No place Like Home – the many and varied institutions that housed Britain’s children

Peter Higginbottom

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