WYHF meeting

West Yorkshire Heritage Forum

The West Yorkshire Heritage Forum was set up in October 2011 with the aim of bringing together all those with an interest in the heritage of the area, both amateur and professional. It also provides a fantastic opportunity to showcase all of the community groups and projects throughout the county. Although West Yorkshire is the geographical area of the forum, all are welcome to contribute.

The online forum is a ‘virtual meeting place’ – a place for you to advertise your group’s activities, projects, updates and news, and to post comments. The forum also holds meetings which are a great opportunity for you to find out about other projects running across the county, and to find out about other aspects of West Yorkshire’s heritage.

The Watershed Landscape Project and Pennine Heritage jointly hosted the West Yorkshire Heritage Forum meeting on 30th June at the Birchcliffe Centre, Hebden Bridge. Delegates came from all across the region and beyond, with a mixture of heritage professionals, practitioners and interested members of the public in attendance. A series of papers were presented in the morning on a variety of topics including the recent excavations at Hardcastle Crags. In the afternoon, the delegates enjoyed a guided walk discovering the heritage of Hebden Bridge.

Groups and institutions represented: Bankfield Museum, Bingley & District Local History Society, Bradford Museums & Galleries, Friends of Judy Woods, Hebden Bridge Local History Society, Huddersfield and District Archaeological Society, The National Trust, Nidderdale AONB, Northern Earth, Pennine Heritage, Pennine Prospects, South Leeds Archaeology, South Pennines Archaeological Network, University of Bradford, West Yorkshire Archaeology Services