2 Sept. 10.30am Doors open 9.30am. Outwood Memorial Hall. Talk by Tim Lynch, with particular reference to Wakefield.
Early ballooning and balloon flights
Leeds & further afield.1 Sept. 1-2pm Room 700, Leeds Central Library. Talk by Alan Longbottom. Free admission. No booking.
24 Aug. 10am, 11am, 1pm. West Yorkshire History Centre, Wakefield.New to archives or stuck on a piece of research?Book a 45 minute slot with one of the archive team to help guide you. Booking required. Free
Free online courses – lots of them
Free online courses – lots of them. Anyone can sign up for the just using their email address. The courses are presented by Universities or institutions and they take the form of online videos and reading material and you get a reminder each week. A couple of examples are WWI: A history in 100 stories starts April 25th; Researching your family tree starts March 6th. There is loads to pick from and they are all free! The web address is www.futurelearn.com/courses
18th Birthday Celebration Photographs
At the Society's meeting on the 4th we celebrated our 18th Birthday. Ann Batchelor, the 'mother' of our Society, did the honours cutting the cake. Photographs of Ann and the cake have been loaded in the Gallery/Miscellaneous area of the website http://www.wdfhs.co.uk/mg2/index.php?list=113