By Dominique Triggs, Archives Assistant What was life like for a soldier in World War One? As we approach the centenary of the Armistice (11th November 1918), this was something I wanted to investigate. Reading the diary of Private Raymond Crossland Newton, held at WYAS Wakefield, has allowed me to follow his personal journey from … Continue reading The Mysterious Diary of Private Newton
Hello! My name is Christiane, and I am student at University of Leeds where I am doing a Masters in War and Strategy. As part of my course I am doing an internship at the Leeds office of West Yorkshire Archive Services. I have been working with the diaries of Lady Amabel Yorke. The following … Continue reading The Diaries of Lady Amabel Yorke, part 1: Who was Lady Amabel?
Well, 2012 is nearly over! As many of you will know, it's been a really busy year for Leeds Archives with final preparations for the move and then the actual moving of 15,000 boxes in the Autumn to our new home at Gildersome Spur. It's a year that we will mark down in our history books, so … Continue reading Happy Christmas from the West Yorkshire Archive Service!
Voting for the Treasures of West Yorkshire Archive Service closes at 5 pm TODAY with winners announced on Monday 20th February. Here's a reminder of the treasures that you can vote for; Bradford: Brown & Muffs; The Alhambra Theatre; William Scruton Scrapbooks; Jowett Car Club and the Oriental Arts records. Calderdale: John Crossley and Sons, Carpet Manufacturers; Fielden … Continue reading Hurry! Voting closes at 5pm today!