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Wakefield Artwalk - September 2014

Posted on 24 September 2014 12:16 AM by

For the September Artwalk, we'll be showing a selection of photos showing Wakefield as it used to be.

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This Sporting Life - memories

Posted on 23 September 2014 11:50 PM by

Thank you to everyone who got in touch with us to tell us about their memories of the making of the film This Sporting Life.

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Autumn Programme now available

Posted on 8 September 2014 06:30 PM by

The Society has published details of its Autumn programme of talks and events. Many of these are open to the general public as well as members and some of them are free to attend. A programme can be downloaded from the news page of the website.

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Special Screening of This Sporting Life - do you remember the making of this classic 1960s film? Were you involved?

Posted on 8 September 2014 06:09 PM by

As part of the Society's 50th anniversary programme, we have arranged a special screening of the classic 1960s film, This Sporting Life. The film will be shown at the Theatre Royal Wakefield on Monday evening, 22nd September, at 7.30. Tickets are available from the Theatre box office or from the Society.

Were you involved in the making of this film? Do you have any memories of the film being made? If so, we'd love to hear from you! Use the contact form below to tell us about your memories.

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Special screening of the 1960s classic film This Sporting Life

Posted on 3 September 2014 02:21 PM by

Join us for a special screening of the 1960s classic film This Sporting Life starring Richard Harris and Rachel Roberts at the Theatre Royal Wakefield. Partly filmed in and around Wakefield, This Sporting Life features fascinating glimpses of Wakefield as it looked in the 1960s!

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Heritage Open Days Photo Exhibition

Posted on 3 September 2014 02:15 PM by

As part of the Society's contribution to the national Heritage Open Days event, we will be exhibiting a selection of old photographs showing Wakefield as it used to be. Why not drop in and see us? We'll be open between 1 and 4 pm - no need to book.

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