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South Pennines History Group

The South Pennine History Group was formed  in 2010 out of the common interests of three local history groups in the South Pennines: Hebden Bridge Local History Society, Marsden History Group, and Saddleworth Historical Society. The Group  works in partnership to research, record and promote all aspects of the history and heritage of the South […]

Pontefract and District Archaeological Society

Founded over fifty years ago, PontArch aims to ‘foster and promote the study of archaeology and its contribution to history, especially in and around Pontefract.’  Lucky enough to have several prominent archaeologists at the fore, the society runs frequent excavations, fieldwalking, Geophysical surveys and holds a winter lecture programme. They also have a Young Archaeologist’s […]

Sheffield Archaeological Forum

The Sheffield Archaeological Forum is an educational society organised by the alumni of the University of Sheffield. Their aims are twofold: firstly, to encourage a greater awareness and understanding of archaeology amongst the general public; and secondly, to encourage a reflexive approach to interpretation in archaeological circles through the media of publication and open conferences.


Ryedale Vernacular Building Materials Research Group

The Ryedale Vernacular Building Materials Research Group was formed in 2002 as a multi-disciplinary research forum to bring together groups, societies, institutions and individuals who have an interest in the vernacular and other buildings of North and East Yorkshire, and in particular the building stones and source quarries. The group aims to: Survey, identify and […]


Scarborough Archaeological & Historical Society

Scarborough Archaeological and Historical Society is among the most active and expert archaeological societies in the UK. The Society, originally called The Scarborough and District Archaeological Society, was founded in 1947 by a group of enthusiasts keen to preserve and research the rich archaeological inheritance of the area. Originally an excavating’ society, over the years […]


Ingleborough Archaeology Group

Ingleborough Archaeology Group (IAG) is based in Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales and has as its core area of operations the Ingleborough massif and the surrounding valleys of Kingsdale, Chapel le Dale and Ribblesdale. The Group was founded in 1996 under the direction of Alan King, one of the most active archaeologists in the Yorkshire […]

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Boston Spa & District Community Archaeology Group

Boston Spa and District Archaeology Group is a group of enthusiasts passionate about taking on local archaeology projects. They have been formed for over 10 years and  aim to encourage other community groups to take on projects. Contact Details Web:  www.bsparch.org.uk Tweet: @bsparch


East Riding Archaeological Society (ERAS)

The East Riding Archaeological Society is an active society of about 250 members. It aims to promote interest in archaeology, both in the local area and further a field, through a programme of lectures, excursions, publications and fieldwork. The East Riding Archaeological Society holds monthly lectures from September to April in the Wilberforce Building at […]

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South Yorkshire Industrial History Society

The South Yorkshire Industrial History Society, formerly the Sheffield Trades Historical Society, was formed in 1933 by people from local industries and the University of Sheffield who saw that much of the area’s industrial heritage was disappearing. The society is thought to be the worlds oldest local industrial history and preservation society and has had […]


North Craven Historical Research Group

The  North Craven Historical Research Group aims: To encourage, promote and facilitate research into the history, archaeology and vernacular architecture of the area of North Craven which is centred on Settle To provide research facilities for individuals, organisations and schools To provide training in the techniques necessary to carry out research To provide material for […]

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