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West Yorkshire History Centre 127 Kirkgate Wakefield England WF1 1JG
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  • Window on the West Riding – What a month it’s been! January 8, 2020
    We’re just over a month into the John Goodchild Project and lots of exciting things have been popping up already! I hope you’ve been following our little gems on social media, we’ll keep them coming throughout the project. Here is a little glimpse into some of the items that we’ve found so far, there really […]
  • Window on the West Riding – The Legacy of John Goodchild November 29, 2019
    We are excited to announce that the Window to the West Riding project is underway! This project focuses on the box listing of the John Goodchild Collection held at West Yorkshire Archive Service, Wakefield on behalf of Wakefield Council. The collection was amassed by the local historian and antiquarian, John Goodchild during the course of […]
  • Thornton Friendly Society November 25, 2019
    The papers of Thornton Friendly Society held at our Bradford office (ref. DB71/C3/64) are a wonderful example of documents from a very early Friendly Society set up in Thornton, Bradford in 1778. The archive includes Rules and Articles for the Society and membership certificates for one Jeremiah Dewhurst, 1789 and Joshua Jennings, 1793. Friendly Societies […]