Well, technically speaking, the LGI celebrated its 250th birthday in 2017 after it was founded, in 1767, at the house of Mr Andrew Wilson in Kirkgate. However, May 2018 sees the 150th anniversary of the new infirmary, designed by Gilbert Scott, opening on Great George Street and we are joining in the celebrations by highlighting … Continue reading The Leeds General Infirmary is 150!
West Yorkshire Archive Service (WYAS) have been working with our colleagues in the West Yorkshire Historic Environment Record [WYHER] to host a large proportion of their catalogues on our online catalogue so that researchers can find out even more information about local places and buildings of historical interest. Post-Medieval Bell Pitts at Bentley Grange [WYHER/58] … Continue reading Working with the West Yorkshire Historic Environment Record
The Nostell Priory & Winn Family Cataloguing Project is finally underway! This project has been funded by The National Archives’ Cataloguing Grants Programme and aims to fully catalogue one of West Yorkshire Archive Service’s most treasured and well used collections. The project will run until the end of April 2014 when a much improved catalogue … Continue reading Project Launched!
To mark the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, West Yorkshire Archive Service has created a display to celebrate jubilees and royal events in our districts. Local schools, societies and clubs organised events in their areas with the help of the local authorities and fund raising became one of the focuses of … Continue reading Diamond Jubilee display sparkles at WYAS