The Mysterious Diary of Private Newton

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

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The Diaries of Lady Amabel Yorke, part 1: Who was Lady Amabel?

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?

Hurry! Voting closes at 5pm today!

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!