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The Forgotten Women of Wakefield Project

Posted on 12 September 2018 10:45 PM by

You may have heard about the Forgotten Women of Wakefield Project as it has received a lot of press coverage in recent weeks. Come to our talk on 20th September at 7.30pm at Wakefield Town Hall to learn all about the background to the project as Sarah Leah Cobham, CEO of Dream Time Creative, explains what the project was set up to achieve and reveals some of the discoveries being made about the women who helped to fashion Wakefield's social and political life.

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The Angel of Passchendaele film premiere

Posted on 27 June 2018 11:55 AM by

Join us at Theatre Royal Wakefield on 3rd July 2018 for the special premiere screening of a new film by Just Druid about Nellie Spindler, 'The Angel of Passchendaele' as part of an evening remembering World War I and the Battle of Passchendaele.

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Guided Walks for Civic Day

Posted on 5 June 2018 11:12 PM by

On Saturday, 16th June, the Society will be offering two free guided walks.

In the morning, starting at 10.30 am, there will be a guided walk of Wood Street. Meet outside the Town Hall.

In the afternoon, there will be a guided walk of the St John's area. Meet by the bus stop outside St John's Church at 2 pm.

Each walk will last approximately 90 minutes.

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Wakefield Civic Society to unveil new plaque commemorating the city's connection with the Dunkirk evacuation of 1940

Posted on 30 May 2018 04:50 PM by

On Saturday morning, 9th June, the Society will unveil the latest of its commemorative plaques.

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Wakefield Walking Week - Guided walk of Wood Street.

Posted on 15 May 2018 06:32 PM by

On Wednesday, 23rd May, we shall be offering a free guided walk of the Wood Street area as part of Wakefield Walking Week. This is a free event.

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Special screening of new film about The Wakefield Shirt Company and Double Two shirts

Posted on 15 May 2018 06:07 PM by

On Sunday, 20th May, we will be showing our new film about the history of The Wakefield Shirt Company and Double Two shirts. This is a free event organised to coincide with the Banners Held High and Collective Spirit Festival.

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