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Yorkshire Archaeological Society

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The Society exists to promote the study of Yorkshire's historical past - AGRICULTURE - ARCHAEOLOGY - ARCHITECTURE - HISTORY - INDUSTRY - RELIGION and THE PEOPLE of the historic county. The Yorkshire Archaeological Society was founded in 1863 by a group of eminent citizens to study and preserve antiquities in the Huddersfield area. Within a very few years, it had expanded to include the whole of the historic county of Yorkshire and drew its membership from many other towns and cities. Today, the Society headquarters are housed in Claremont, an eighteenth century merchant's house which has been enlarged over the years. Close to the city centre of Leeds, Claremont houses an extensive library and archive, and its own lecture room.

 

Visit their website at http://www.yas.org.uk

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