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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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  • Batley’s Historic Charter of Incorporation to be Restored in 150th Year! March 13, 2019
    Kirklees Council and West Yorkshire Archive Service are delighted to announce that as part of the Batley 150 celebrations they will be working together to restore the remarkable document that created the Borough of Batley exactly 150 years ago.  The unique Charter of Incorporation, which was issued by Queen Victoria in December 1868, gave the […]
  • 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 […]