Over 50 years of active archaeology in West Yorkshire
The Society actively studies, explores and records the archaeology of the Huddersfield area. It has been doing so since 1956, covering prehistory, the Roman and mediaeval periods and the archaeology of the recent past.
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A Winter Lecture Series is held, usually, on the first Friday of each month from October to March, attracting speakers from the top-rank of professional archaeologists and researchers. The illustrated talks are usually held at the Town Hall, Huddersfield; non-members are welcome.
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The Society publishes occasional books and reports on work done and a regular Newsletter is issued free to members.
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As well as research and excavation work, the Society organises excursions and social activities. It has a library of specialist books and an extensive archive of the Society’s archaeological activities over the past 50 years. New members are encouraged to be involved in all the Society’s activities; including exploration and excavations.
The venue for the HDAS winter lectures has moved from the usual venue of the Town Hall, Huddersfield to a brand new facility at the University of Huddersfield.
Future talks and presentations will be at the 'Heritage Quay' on the main campus of the University. It is not far from the Town Hall and is easily reached on foot. Parking facilities will be available on the University campus. Further details have been circulated to members by email.
FOR FULL DETAILS OF THE WINTER TALKS AND A MAP WITH DIRECTIONS PLEASE CLICK ON THE 'EVENTS' PAGE
- FEATURE -
BY DAVID COCKMAN
HDAS MEMBER DAVID COCKMAN IS A PROLIFIC WRITER AND AN AVID COMPILER OF POWER POINT PRESENTATIONS ON MANY ASPECTS OF ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORY.
HE PRESENTS HIS VERY INTERESTING AND SOMETIMES QUIRKY LECTURES TO CLUBS AND SOCIETIES OVER LARGE AREAS OF WEST YORKSHIRE AND LANCASHIRE.
THESE 'OCCASIONAL' JOTTINGS ALSO INCLUDE PERSONAL REMINISCENCE AND COMMENT ON CURRENT EVENTS.
ARE YOU WATCHING THE NEW SERIES OF 'DOWNTON ABBEY'. THEN PERHAPS YOU WILL BE INTERESTED IN THIS PITHY REALITY CHECK -
AND THIS FOLLOW UP -
DOWNTON - THE SEQUEL
. . . AND
HERE IS A MORE SOBER PIECE BY DAVID TO MARK THE CENTENARY OF THE START OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
IT TELLS THE STORY OF HOW THE WAR AFFECTED JUST ONE FAMILY IN THE DARK DAYS OF 1916 - HIS OWN.
AUGUST 4TH 1914