NEW PROGRAMME SEPTEMBER 2019 – APRIL 2020
The new season’s programme is now complete and can be found on the What’s On page. It starts in September with a talk about the eminent Wakefield naturalist Charles Waterton by Barbara Phipps. Staying in Wakefield, Phil Judkins will update the Society on the latest research into the history of Wood Street, while Lorraine Simpson’s talk about the Forgotten Women of Wakefield project, and features the Gissing sisters and the women of the Staynes family. Back in Ossett, Ruth Nettleton will investigate the Grand Bazaar in 1908 which was Ossett Town Hall’s first public event, and Alan Howe and Steve Wilson will highlight the lives of some Ossett people in the era of the 20th century World Wars. Research into Ossett’s first council houses will be shared by David Scriven. Finally, Rod Dimbleby will focus on Yorkshire dialect and in particular John Hartley’s Clock Almanacks.
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 in the Town Hall , meetings will be held in Horbury Library from 11.00am to 12.30pm. Our next session will be on Friday 9th August when we will be looking at birth, marriage and death certificates - their advantages and disadvantages when used to research family history