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The Heart of Wakefield Project - Free guided walks around Wood Street

Posted on 17 May 2017 02:53 PM by Kevin Trickett

The Society has formed a partnership with Wakefield Council, Wakefield Historical Society and Leeds Beckett University to research the history of Wood Street in the centre of Wakefield. We are now ready to offer guided walks of the Wood Street area to share some of the interesting information that has been discovered.

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The Regeneration of Wakefield: an update

Posted on 16 January 2017 03:29 PM by Kevin Trickett

Join us on Thursday evening, 16th March 2017, at 7.30 pm for a presentation and discussion about the latest plans for regenerating central Wakefield.

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The Big Conservation Conversation

Posted on 16 January 2017 02:46 AM by Kevin Trickett

The country's first Conservation Area was established in 1967 and, in this 50th anniversary year, we will set out to explain the importance of the concept and to look at some of the Conservation Areas in Wakefield.

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Guided tours of Wakefield Town and County Halls

Posted on 16 January 2017 02:41 AM by Kevin Trickett

Ever wanted to see inside Wakefield's Town and County Halls? Well, here's an ideal opportunity to see the principal public rooms and to learn something of the buildings' history.

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Transports of Delight: Travels on the Orient Express and other stories about trains

Posted on 14 January 2017 05:29 PM by Kevin Trickett

Join us at Wakefield Town Hall for our annual joint meeting of Wakefield Civic Society and Wakefield Historical Society for a talk by Kevin Trickett.

This event is open to all and free to enter. If possible, we prefer people to book in advance, using our Eventbrite webpage:

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The Importance of Trees in the Urban Landscape - a talk by Professor Alan Simson

Posted on 7 November 2016 06:34 PM by Kevin Trickett

Join us at 7.30 pm on Thursday, 17th November for the latest talk in our autumn programme.

Our speaker will be Alan Simson, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Forestry at Leeds Beckett University and his theme will be the importance of trees in the urban landscape.

This is a free event and is open to all.

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