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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: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/transports-of-delig...

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'All around is Fairy ground - Pleasure and the Regency Garden’ - a talk by Professor Timothy Mowl, architectural and landscape historian

Posted on 1 October 2016 06:01 PM by Kevin Trickett

We know how much our members, like many others, enjoy visiting the nation’s stately homes, not just for their architecture, but also for their often delightful gardens and it is with this in mind that we offer our October talk which comes highly recommended! Join us on 20th October for this fascinating talk by Professor Timothy Mowl.

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How to Build the Homes People Want: The Work of Create Streets Nicholas Boys Smith, Director

Posted on 4 March 2016 01:09 PM by Kevin Trickett

Join us on 17th March for a talk by Nicholas Boys Smith, founding director of Create Streets, to discover how this London-based organisation is campaigning for a different approach to the planning and design of new homes in and around our city centres. The talk will start at 7.30 pm and will be held at Wakefield Town Hall on Wood Street, Wakefield.

Tickets can be purchased on line or by post. Depending on availability, it may also be possible to buy tickets on the door on the night.

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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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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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The Regeneration of Wakefield - Talk

Posted on 16 March 2015 09:58 AM by

The regeneration of Wakefield city centre and surrounding areas continues apace. Following on from proposals to redevelop the Kirkgate area, Wakefield Council has recently announced plans for the Civic Quarter around Wood Street. The Society has been very supportive of the regeneration work carried out so far and we have invited the Council's James Stephenson, Senior Development Manager for Wakefield, to update members on all the latest plans.

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