Window on the West Riding

In these challenging times when daily life went from this:


Fitzwilliam School

To this:


Gill Syke Road Improvement Junction, Horbury

We have all had to adapt and West Yorkshire Archive Service has been no different. Whilst we have been unable to safely access the John Goodchild Collection, we have continued to catalogue John’s index cards.

We would like to say;


Each and Every One of you who have contributed!

 Your research has been fantastic and we truly appreciate you sending in your findings. Please keep them coming!

We are continuing to work on plans to re-open our buildings across West Yorkshire to visitors.  This will happen in a phased way.  Our key priority is ensuring that our spaces will be safe for both public and staff, and that we have the appropriate procedures and staffing levels in place for us to follow government guidelines

We aim to begin our re-opening programme from late summer and will update our social media channels and website with more details as this begins.

In the meantime we shall continue our work on the John Goodchild index cards and thoroughly look forward to your input. Look out for further requests for your help #DiscoverJG

Happy researching!




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