Wakefield Civic Society

an organisation dedicated to making Wakefield a better place in which to live, work or relax.

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Wood Street book front coverThe Society formed a partnership with Wakefield Council, Wakefield Historical Society and Leeds Beckett University to undertake research into the history of the Wood Street area as part of the Heart of Wakefield Project. Wakefield Civic Society has now published a book - Wood Street: The Heart of Wakefield which tells the history of the street and its buildings. Written by Wakefield Civic Society president Kevin Trickett, the book costs £3.50 and can be purchased from the Society at our events. It is also available from the Visitor Information Point at Wakefield Cathedral Book Shop in the Treacy Hall.

Copies can also be ordered by post for £5 (including £1.50 towards the cost of postage/delivery).

Please send a cheque for £5 per copy made payable to Wakefield Civic Society to the address below.

In addtition, we have produced three booklets about Wakefield: Wakefield, a City of Spires, Towers and Turrets; Wakefield: City of Sculpture and Public Art; and our Blue Plaque Trail Guide.

These booklets are set out as guides to the city centre and each includes a map to help you find the key items of interest. Each book costs just £1 and can be purchased from the Visitor Information Point in the Treacy Hall at Wakefield Cathedral. Alternatively, they can be ordered by post from the Society at a cost of £1.50 each.

Cheques should be made payable to Wakefield Civic Society and sent to us with your order to:

Wakefield Civic Society,

PO Box 380,


WF1 3WT.