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Wakefield Civic Society

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Wakefield Civic Society seeks nominations for 2016 Design Awards

Posted on 21 January 2016 04:46 PM by Kevin Trickett

The Society is again seeking nominations for its annual Design Awards. Nominations can be for building and environmental projects that were completed in 2015.

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Walking Tour of Wakefield

Posted on 12 January 2016 06:24 PM by Kevin Trickett

As part of our contribution to the annual Festival of Food Drink and Rhubarb in February, the Society is offering the opportunity to learn something of Wakefield's history and architecture through a talk and guided walk on Friday afternoon, 19th February, starting at 1.00 pm.

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Tours of Wakefield Town Hall and County Hall

Posted on 12 January 2016 06:07 PM by Kevin Trickett

Wakefield will be hosting the annual Food Drink and Rhubarb Festival over three days from 19th to 21st February and the Society will be making its own contribution to the programme. Join us for this special guided tour of two of Wakefield's key civic buildings on Friday morning, from 10.30 until 12 noon.

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DIY Development: Could Wakefield Civic Society lead the way? - Talk by Chris Hill, Social Enterprise Consultant

Posted on 12 January 2016 05:16 PM by Kevin Trickett

For our February talk, we are delighted to welcome back Chris Hill. Chris will be familiar to many of you for his work in bringing Unity Hall back into use.
For this talk, Chris will tell us something about the other refurbishment projects he has helped to mastermind in Leeds and Sheffield, explaining something about the process – and the problems encountered along the way. The talk will start at 7.30 pm.

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The Gissing Trust Needs Your Help!

Posted on 12 January 2016 03:26 PM by Kevin Trickett

The Gissing Trust, set up to preserve the boyhood home of  Wakefield-born Victorian novelist George Gissingm is looking for new volunteers. Can you help to run the Gissing Centre, one of the country's smallest museums by becoming a trustee or volunteering as a steward?

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Kirkgate Calling: Aspects of Safety, The Great War, The local shool and railway excursions at Kirkgate Station from research by volunteers

Posted on 5 January 2016 11:43 AM by Kevin Trickett

Join us on Wednesday, 13th January, at Unity Works for our annual joint meeting with Wakefield Historical Society when the topic will be the work that has been undertaken not only to refurbish Kirkgate Station but also to research the history of the station and the surrounding area.

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