Pudsey Family History Fair

If you were in Pudsey over the weekend then perhaps you would have seen us at the Pudsey Family History Fair. It was the place to be for up and coming historians as well as expertise knowledge from a variety of Archives and Local History Societies.

Members of the public speaking to archive staff

Members of the public speaking to archive staff

If you feel you missed out or would like to learn more about archives then we do have an ‘Introduction to Archives’ talk on 22nd May.  It includes a behind scene tour of our excellent new archive storage facility. To book a place for this event then just contact the email address below.

It was excellent to see a variety of people and the support for the Wakefield bid was immense. Thank you for all those people who filled in our visitor surveys. A ‘development grant’ was awarded from the Heritage Lottery Fund to advance our ideas. Therefore it was very helpful for us to understand what you would like in an archive building and how we can make it happen. This will lead into a new building for Wakefield and West Riding Archives.  

Members of staff showing off our display. From right to left, Teresa Nixon (Head of Archives), Nicola Kenmir (Project Outreach Worker) and Alison Depledge (Archive Assistant)

Members of staff showing off our display.
From right to left, Teresa Nixon (Head of Archives), Nicola Kenmir (Project Outreach Worker) and Alison Depledge (Archive Assistant)

At the fair you had the opportunity to learn how to make a family history scrapbook. There were many guides and resources to buy to help you with your family history. As well as a sensational Victorian clothing display! We would like to see a huge thank you Jackie Depelle for organising such a fabulous event.

Victorian clothing display

Victorian clothing display

If you could not make it then don’t worry because we will be at York Family History Fair on 29th June where we can tell you all about our collections, update you on the Wakefield plans, give you free advice as well gain your valuable opinions on our archive service.

In the meantime you can always contact us, if you have any queries. Please contact us at archives@wyjs.org.uk  

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