To mark HM The Queen's Diamond Jubilee year, the Society has dug into its archives for photographs that show how the city centre has changed over the last 60 years or so. The exhibition "The Changing Face of Wakefield" will be on display from 2 pm to 5 pm our offices at the Wakefield Media Centre, 19 King Street, Wakefield on Thursday 6th September and Friday 7th September. There is no charge for entry and the exhibition is open to all.
Also, on the morning of Friday, 7th September, commencing at 10.00 am, the Society will be leading a guided tour of the principal rooms of Wakefield Town Hall and Wakefield County Hall. The tour will last approximately two hours and must be booked in advance via Wakefield Tourist Information Office, either in person or by phone on 0845 601 8353.
If you cannot make the tour on Friday morning, there will be a shorter, one-hour tour of the Town Hall only on Saturday morning, 8th September. Again, the tour must be booked via the Tourist Information Office on the above number.
Both of these tours will start from the Town Hall steps in Wood Street at 10.00 am and participants are asked to assemble there at 9.50 am.
Wakefield Civic Society Guided Walk: Saturday, 8th September, & Sunday, 9th September, 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Learn about Wakefield’s history as told through its buildings by joining Wakefield Civic Society’s guided walk around the city centre.
Meet from 12.30 pm to 1.00 pm at the Society’s office at the Wakefield Media Centre, Ground Floor, 19 King Street, Wakefield, WF1 2SQ, where there will be an opportunity to view the Society’s photographic exhibition on the Changing Face of Wakefield before starting the walk at 1.00 pm.
Places must be booked in advance via Wakefield Tourist Information Office on 0845 601 8353.
(Please note that the walks on Saturday and Sunday will follow similar routes - you need only book one!)