The meeting for June 5th with guest speaker Deborah Scriven. Her topic, ‘ The Wakefield Industrial and Fine Art Exhibition.’ This took place in 1865. It attracted 189,000 visitors in 40 days. It was held to encourage the industries of Wakefield. A purpose-built hall was erected on Wood St on the site that was later used for a new Town Hall. Wakefield’s industrial and commercial businesses contributed as did many local individuals.
The meeting will start at 10.30am by Zoom.
NB Members of Wakefield Libraries can access for free Ancestry Library Edition which has been extended until June 2021. Log on to Wakefield Library; enter your card number and pin number then click on Digital library to access the relevant websites. Good luck!