Area: Yorkshire (West)

'Aireborough Camera Club has an interesting and varied programme throughout the year, including visiting lecturers, members evening, competitions and practical sessions. Members whether beginners or more experienced share an enthusiastic exchange of ideas and expertise and encourage one another to develop their photographic skills.'

'The Society was founded in 1957 to record and preserve the history of Aireborough, which consists of:- Yeadon; Guiseley; Rawdon; Carlton; Hawksworth; Esholt; High Royds - Hospital ... The Society holds monthly (usually 2nd Thursday) speaker events on a variety of topics.'

'Founded in 1980 the group is open to anyone interested in tracing their ancestry. In 2019 Wharfedale FHG merged with the Keighley and District FHS.'

Category Keighley

Member of the Yorkshire Beekeepers Association Grouping

'Founded in 1988 by a group of local enthusiasts whose interest in Bingley’s history had been stimulated on a local history course run by Dr Gary Firth. The Society’s main aims are to disseminate Bingley’s history and provide information in the form of talks, books and DVDs which will widen the local population’s knowledge of the history of the Bingley area which was once known as "The Throstle’s Nest of England" ... Talks and presentations are given regularly.'

'Our membership ranges from the very experienced to the beginner; whatever your level of expertise, you'll hopefully find something of interest. You'll certainly find a very warm welcome ... We have a varied programme of events throughout each year to try to provide as much interest as possible.'

'Formed around 1974/1975 ... We welcome everyone who has an interest in astronomy whether they are absolute beginners or are extremely knowledgeable ... We pride ourselves in the quality of our speakers who are always either a professional or some well-known amateur.'

'The Society was founded in 1982 by a small group of individuals attending a course in family history run by Philip Rushworth, the first Chairman of the Society. The aims of the Society are to promote Family History by education, mutual assistance, demonstrations, lectures, excursions and any other means conductive to its advancement. It is run solely by volunteers with a passion for family and local history, working in their spare time.'

'The oldest local history group in the district, having held its formal inauguration meeting on the 12th July 1878 ... We have always been a very friendly society and aim to continue this. We maintain a programme of lectures, publish The Bradford Antiquary and have an extensive library.'

'Our friendly and informative meetings run from September to May ... Prospective members are welcome to attend a meeting free of charge before (hopefully) deciding to join us. Our members have a wide range of photographic interests, experience, and equipment.'

Category Rail Transport

'We were founded in 1945 after a Bradford gentleman put an advert in the Telegraph and Argus and as of 2020 we had approximately 50 members.'

Category Arts and Crafts

'Established in 1893, the Bradford Textile Society is the oldest textile society in Britain, if not in the world. Despite all the changes which have taken place in the textile industry since its formation, the Society continues to thrive. Its monthly programme of meetings from October to April provides an opportunity for everyone with an interest in textiles to meet and discuss a range of textile-related topics with an invited speaker.'

'The purpose of the Society is to encourage and support research into the history of families with roots in the area. Calderdale is located in the foothills of the Pennines in West Yorkshire, England and covers 140 square miles with a current population of around 200,100 ... We meet on the 4th Thursday of each month when guest speakers present topics that are relevant to Family History research in the area.'

Category Africa

'Our Centre began in 1964 as the African Studies Unit, and has grown from a small cataloguing enterprise to a research centre with an annual African Studies Lecture, a regular seminar programme and an annual African Studies Bulletin.'

Category Leeds

Member of the Council of Christians and Jews Grouping

'We have one of the broadest portfolios in the arts and humanities, as well as the creative arts and technologies, among the Russell Group of research-intensive universities.'

Category Halifax

Member of the Yorkshire Beekeepers Association Grouping

'The aim of the Halifax Naturalists Society founded in 1874 is to stimulate an interest in, conserve, record & educate others of the Natural History of Calderdale. There are members at all levels of knowledge and experience, from enthusiastic beginners to those with specialist knowledge in their chosen fields. Our interests are wide-ranging, covering the spectrum of natural history. We provide a forum for naturalists of all ages and abilities to meet and explore the wildlife of the local area. The HSS holds monthly talks on natural history and science for pleasure on the second Tuesday of the month starting at 7.15pm.  Talks cover a wide variety of topics and are given by a range of fascinating experts in a way which can be understood to both those with experience and those who just want to come along and see what it’s all about! Non-members welcome.'

'The Huddersfield and District Family History Society was formed in 1987 and it’s aims are to promote and encourage mutual help between people interested in Family History and Genealogy ... The Society caters particularly for those with interests in the Metropolitan District of Kirklees ... Meetings are held quarterly, usually in Huddersfield Town Hall.'

Category Yorkshire (West)

Member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology Grouping

'The Society was formed in 2004 following the Centenary of Keighley Carnegie Library. It was felt that a dedicated local history society would benefit Keighley and help to preserve and strengthen our vast and varied Heritage in Keighley and the Local Area ... We aim to collect, preserve, understand and ultimately share the unique and intersesting history of our local area. In the process we hope that people can learn how the areas relate to eah other and how the ethos of the area has developed. We hold monthly Speakers meetings on a variety of subjects relating to local history. These are open to everyone.'

Category Keighley

Member of The Inter Faith Network for the UK Grouping

Category Leeds

Member of the Yorkshire Beekeepers Association Grouping

'The Leeds Geological Association was formed in 1874 following a series of extra-mural lectures on Natural Sciences given by Cambridge University. The aim of the Association was to further the knowledge and experiences of geological matters by, wherever possible, study of the rocks and landscape of the local area. This very much remains the same today, although as knowledge of the subject has expanded, topics now range from the earth’s core to planetary bodies to climate change.'

'If you are interested in stamps, postal history or postcards, this is the place for you. No previous knowledge or expertise required, our members range from new collectors to those with a lifetime's interest and experience. A warm welcome awaits you all at the Leeds Philatelic Society. We hold regular fortnightly meetings between September and May in the centre of Leeds. There are displays from guest speakers, visits to and from other societies, members' evenings and competitions.'

'The Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society, founded in 1819, is today a registered charity dedicated to promoting the advancement of science, literature and the arts in the City of Leeds. To this end it makes grants and provides a range of lectures and other cultural activities.The Society is keenly interested in cultural developments in Leeds and the region, and is constantly looking for new ways to further its aims.'

Category Leeds

Member of the Skeptics in the Pub Grouping

'An active group of family historians who hold regular meetings on the third Thursday of each month ... At many of our meetings a speaker is invited to give a talk to members on a topic related to family or local history.'

'The Priestley International Centre for Climate is unique in bringing together world leading expertise in all the key strands of climate change research. Climate change and its impact on society and ecosystems is a global challenge and the centre aims to provide international solutions to the problems.'

Category Leeds

Member of the RSPB - 9 Yorkshire and the Humber Grouping

Category Halifax

Member of The Arts Society - 9 Yorkshire and the Humber Grouping

Category Leeds

Member of The Arts Society - 9 Yorkshire and the Humber Grouping

Category Leeds

Member of The Arts Society - 9 Yorkshire and the Humber Grouping

Category Leeds

Member of the Theosophical Society in England (and Wales) Grouping

'The Thoresby Society is the historical society for Leeds and its surrounding area and is open to everyone interested in the city’s rich past and its development over the centuries. It has a long-established library and archive collection, including historical records, maps, newspapers, and images, provides a varied programme of monthly talks and summer excursions, and publishes original research on aspects of Leeds history in its highly regarded annual publication (free to members).'

'The University holds a number of public lectures and concerts each year for the general public.'

'The University of Sheffield hosts a large number of events throughout the year, such as high profile lectures, concerts, open days, art exhibitions and more.'

'Since its inception in 1863 much has changed but the Society's purpose remains the same: “The examination, preservation and illustration of the History, Architecture, Antiquities, Manners, Customs, Arts and Traditions of the county of York…” To this end we collect books and archive materials; we publish in print and digitally; we arrange lectures and other events, and we offer small grants to assist others who contribute to these objects.  Our members, both individuals and affiliated bodies, share a passion for Yorkshire’s past and, as volunteers, their commitment drives the Society forward.'

Category Art Galleries

'YSP is an exceptional place, with world-class sculpture, historic landscape and exciting wildlife. Most exceptional, however, are our supporters and visitors. Because of you, we are able to bring art from across the world and eminent home-grown talent to our beautiful corner of Yorkshire.'

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