Historical and Archaeological Societies Fair

Historical & Archaeological Societies Fair

The Historical and Archaeological Societies Fair will take place in the Leeds University Union, University Square, and in the Marquee on Thursday 06 July, 10.30-18.00. Scheduled to coincide with ‘Making Leeds Medieval’, the Historical and Archaeological Societies Fair adds a further dimension to the very popular end of congress celebration event, while offering delegates the unique opportunity to discover more about some of the many independent groups within the UK actively involved in preserving local and national history.

The following organisations are amongst those currently confirmed as exhibiting at the Historical and Archaeological Societies Fair:

Currently Confirmed Exhibitors

British Brick Society: The study of bricks, brick building and brickmaking in Britain and the world in their social, economic, and political contexts.

The Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture: The Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture is a complete online record of all the surviving Romanesque sculpture in the British Isles and the Irish Republic. Available free to all, it acts as both a record of a precious heritage and as an exciting new tool for researchers. Through its interactive capabilities, we are able to resolve old problems and ask new questions.

Friends of Stank Hall: The Friends of Stank Hall (FOSH) are a volunteer community group dedicated to saving and restoring the historic Stank Hall and Barn in South Leeds from dereliction. The site, consisting of Stank Old Hall (formerly a Royal Hunting Lodge with garderobe dating back to circa 1280), Stank New Hall (built in 1590), and Stank Hall Barn (dating back to circa 1480), is owned by Leeds City Council.

Thoresby Society, The Historical Society for Leeds and District: The Thoresby Society publishes original research on aspects of Leeds history and will be displaying copies of its publications, particularly those relating to Kirkstall Abbey and the Manor of Leeds.

Yorkshire Archaeological and Historical Society: The Yorkshire Archaeological Society exists to promote the study of Yorkshire’s past. The society publishes the Yorkshire Archaeological Journal annually, as well as a Record Series and volumes such as the Wakefield Court Rolls. The Society encourages interest in Yorkshire’s past and promotes the study of its history through events, lectures and outings.

The Yorkshire Vernacular Buildings Study Group (YVBSG): The study, recording, and documentation of Yorkshire vernacular buildings from all periods. There will be a display of some recent work and publications.