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As we start to think about summer events we decided to start with our own webinar, and Geoff Brandwood has offered us a sequel to his popular lecture on Victorian Pubs, this time with a focus on the North.

‘North and South, Victorian heritage in our pubs’ will air on 1 July, with booking through the Society’s website. Details in the online newsletters.

We have two walks planned this summer:

Saturday 14 August: Janet Douglas will lead a walk around the Victorian core of Pontefract, including the Carnegie Library with its Art Nouveau details, the Market Hall (1859-60, James Wilson) and the “church within a church”, All Saints, (1838 Chantrell). Starts 11.0 am. £5

Saturday 16 October: A walk in North Huddersfield. David Griffiths will lead a walking tour, starting at St John’s, Birkby (Butterfield 1855) and including Edgerton Cemetery, with its listed monuments, and the early Victorian suburb of Highfields, the subject of his latest book. Starts 2:00pm, £5

When we can plan late autumn and winter events with more certainty, including an AGM, we will let you know. Let us have your views on indoor and outdoor events.