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West Yorkshire Archives Service

West Yorkshire History Centre 127 Kirkgate Wakefield England WF1 1JG
01924 782030
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Open: Monday-Friday 9.30-5; 2nd Saturday of the month 9.30-5

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  • 2010s: Theatres December 10, 2018
    We have now reached our current decade, the 2010s! It’s not over yet but there is still so much to look back on. In 2012 we moved from Sheepscar Branch Library to our current location in Morley, in the West Yorkshire Joint Services Building. This is also the decade we received the most substantial part […]
  • 2000s: Leeds General Infirmary December 3, 2018
    I remember it well, the record collection from Leeds General Infirmary. It was 2008, the 6th of November to be precise, and six of us from the archive service were tiptoeing down the upper halls of the hospital, passed doctors and nurses sleeping after a nightshift.  I don’t know if you’ve ever tried tiptoeing whilst carrying […]
  • 1990s: The Tetley Archive November 26, 2018
    This week, our #LeedsArchives80 campaign focusses on the 1990s and we’re taking a closer look at one of our largest business collections, Joshua Tetley & Son Ltd.  Throughout the 1990s five huge deposits of Tetley’s archives were brought to the archives and were added to the already vast collection which had been deposited in 1975 […]