Wakefield & District Family History Society are very sad to hear of the sudden death of John Goodchild on Friday 6th January. Although not a member of the Society he was always ready to help and advice our members, and others, on any matter concerning the history of Wakefield and surrounding areas. We will miss his extremely wide knowledge and expertise.
Riding High: Doncaster Airfield and the Zeppelin Raids. Doncaster 1914-18
20 Sep 2016 - 31 Dec 2018. South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum, Dakota Way, Airbourne Road, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England, DN4 7FB. A new exhibition revealing how Doncaster and South Yorkshire fought for Britain in the skies during the First World War, and reliving the terror of the Zeppelin air-raid on Sheffield in 1916. Details from: http://www.doncaster1914-18.org.uk/
From 26 Nov. Wakefield Museum. Discover how Horbury was the centre of high quality, high tech sports design for over 100 years.
Estate of War: Doncasterís Country Houses 1914-1918
From 16 Jul 2016. 10:00am Cusworth Hall Museum & Park, Back Lane, Cusworth, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 7TU. A special new exhibition going behind-the-scenes of the areaís country houses, to discover how life changed for families and those below-stairs during the First World War. Find out how life changed for families, and those below stairs. Details from http://www.doncaster1914-18.org.uk/
Women, Work & War
Until 24 Sep 2017. Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills, Canal Road, Leeds, LS12 2QF. An exhibition focussing on women and industry during WWI. Telephone 0113 3783173 for opening times and charges.