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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NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2013
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.
Important announcement - Winter Lecture Series 2014
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HDAS is a strong supporter of the Kirklees Young Archaeologists' Club. Our members have helped to run the club since it first started. After several years of sterling service, the club Branch leader is retiring at the end of the year. This leaves a vacancy that will need to be filled if this very successful club is to continue to grow.
Below are more details of the position. If you are interested in applying or need further information, please follow the links below.
KIRKLEES YOUNG ARCHAEOLOGISTS’ CLUB
We need a new leader by December 2014 for a great group of young people.
Kirklees YAC is the local branch of YACUK.
We have 20 members, aged 8-15 years .
There are 4 assistant leaders and 7 helpers, approved by YACUK.
We meet monthly, usually on the first Saturday, in a variety of venues.
Preferably the new leader will have some experience of working with children or young people and an interest in archaeology.
A formal qualification in the subject is not necessarily needed.
To find out more about the role please go to www.yac-uk.org.
For more information about Kirklees branch contact email@example.com
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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 HAVE RECENTLY TURNED INTO AN UNSTOPPABLE BUT WELCOME FLOOD
SO IN AN ATTEMPT TO CATCH UP, HERE IS A SELECTION TO ADD TO YOUR SUMMER READING -
A KICK LIKE AN ONAGAR
RECIPE OF THE DAY
AND IF YOU FANCY A WEEKEND AWAY -
A VISIT TO RUTUPIAE
. . . AND
HERE IS A MORE SOBER AND EMOTIONAL 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