27th NOVEMBER: KEVIN TRICKET - A BRIEF HISTORY OF WAKEFIELD
An illustrated talk by the chair of Wakefield Civic Society about the architectural history and development of Wakefield from medieval town to modern city.
One of the Society’s most popular talks in recent years was given by Ossett resident Douglas Brammer, who accompanied a slide show of many of his local sketches with memories and reminiscences of the town in the 1940s and 1950s. Although sadly, Douglas has since died, his sketches and local knowledge live on in a new book edited by Alan Howe. The book was launched at Holy Trinity Church and Ossett Town Hall on Saturday 9th September, part of the Heritage Open Days celebrations. It is now on sale in Ossett Library.
OSSETT LOCAL AND FAMILY HISTORY NETWORK
The network meets monthly with the aim of bringing together both beginners and more experienced local and family historians in order to exchange advice and information. Meetings are held on the second Friday of each month, usually in Ossett Library. However, as the Library is currently in temporary premises, meetings will be held in Horbury Library from 11.00am to 12.30pm. Our next meeting will be on Friday 8th December when we will look at the History of Superstitions.