Affiliated Societies



Other archaeological and historical societies and groups with similar aims to the YAHS can apply to become Affiliated Societies.  Details of the events organised by Affiliated Societies are published annually in the YAHS Programme of Events and members of Affiliated Societies are eligible to apply to use the Society's library (and the wider holdings of the Leeds University Library) for reference purposes. In addition, the YAHS encourages joint events to our mutual benefit.


Bordley Township Project - Bordley Township Project is a community archaeology project that is investigating the historic landscape of Bordley, a hamlet between Malham and Grassington in the Yorkshire Dales.
CBA Yorkshire – Council for British Archaeology Yorkshire is a charitable organisation run by volunteers for the benefit of those interested in the welfare and better understanding of Yorkshire's historic environment. It aims to encourage and promote greater public knowledge and involvement, and where possible to advance and assist relevant research.
Claro Community Archaeology Group - A group of archaeological volunteers based at Knaresborough Courthouse. This group undertakes a range of surveying and excavation work in the Harrogate area.
Craven Museum & Gallery - This unique visitor attraction, based in Skipton Town Hall, tells the story of Craven through the ages. The museum offers impressive displays of social history, archaeology, costume and art.
East Riding Archaeological Research Trust – The aim of ERART is to advance the education of the public in archaeology by excavation and research in the historic east riding of yorkshire, adjacent areas and elsewhere with particular reference to study of human settlement from c.10,000 b.c. to present century.

East Riding Archaeological Society - ERAS is an active society of about 250 members. It aims to promote interest in archaeology, both in the local area and further afield, through lectures, excursions, publications and fieldwork.
The Fairfax Society - The Society is interested in all branches of the Fairfax family throughout the world, and collects Fairfax family trees and pedigrees.
Forest of Galtres Society - This society is concerned with the history of the market town of Easingwold and its community life with especial reference to the practice and preservation of local traditional craftsmanship. It holds lectures and excursions and undertake small projects, such as field walking, publishing and community projects.
Harrogate Archaeological Society - Founded originally as the YAHS's Harrogate Group, this society has a programme of lectures and visits to places of interest.
Helmsley Archaeological & Historical Society This Society holds lectures at the North York Moors National Park Authority Committee Room, Helmsley, on a wide range of topics, mostly concerning the archaeology and history of the local area. During the summer months there a series of visits are arranged.
Huddersfield & District Archaeological Society - The Society actively studies, explores and records the archaeology of the Huddersfield area. It holds lectures and undertakes excavation work. It also has a library and publishes occassional books and reports.
Hunter Archaeological Society - Based at Sheffield University, the Hunter Archaeological Society was founded in 1912 to study and report on the archaeology, history and architecture of South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire in recognition of the work of Joseph Hunter in researching and recording the history of the region. The Society holds talks and visits to excavations and sites of interest, as well as publishing papers in its Transactions.
Ingleborough Archaeology Group - IAG was formed to investigate and record all aspects of past human activity in the Ingleborough District and to make available the results of such work. It has a programme of lectures, excursions and practical work.
John Wheelwright Archaeological Society - The society, covering the Kirklees area, seeks to promote and foster interest in archaeology and pre-history. It holds lectures in Mirfield.
Middleham and Dales Local History Group - This group is interested in the local history of Wensleydale and Swaledale and their adjoining dales. The annual programme includes lectures, courses, and occasional local visits. All meetings take place at Middleham Key Centre.
Northallerton & District Local History Society - The Society seeks to promote interest in local history in the old wapentake of Allertonshire. It holds lectures, collects and disseminates information about the history of the district and produces publications.
Olicana Historical Society - Based in Ilkley, Olicana holds lectures and excursions. It also has a library of books and periodicals for use by its members.
Pontefract & District Archaeological Society - The Society undertakes excavations, fieldwalking, and geophysical surveys. It also organises lectures and excursions.
Ripon Historical Society - The Society is actively concerned with all aspects of the City of Ripon and the surrounding area from Masham to South Stainley and from Skelton-on-Ure to Nidderdale (roughly the area covered by the ancient Ripon Liberty). The Society holds lectures and excursions and publishes local history books.
Saddleworth Historical Society - The Saddleworth Historical Society aims to document the history of Saddleworth, to promote an interest in the area's past, and to facilitate research relating to its history. The Society organises lectures and events and publishes books, pamphlets, maps and local interest trails.
Scarborough Archaeological & Historical Society - Scarborough Archaeological and Historical Society is among the most active and expert archaeological societies in the UK. Each autumn and winter it holds a series of lectures on archaeological, historical or architectural subjects.
Sessay Archive This is a Heritage Lottery Fund project run by the Sessay Local History Society to discover more about the history of the North Yorkshire Village of Sessay.
Skipton & Craven History Society - This small society has a programme of lectures and excursions to local places of historic interest.
Upper Wharfedale Field Society - This society has an interest in many aspects of the landscape of Upper Wharfedale including: archaeology, botany, geology, local history, ornithology and vernacular buildings. It organises walks and lectures.
Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group The group was formed with the purpose of adding to the knowledge of the archaeologically rich area of Upper Wharfedale and its immediate surroundings. Its members can get involved in a number of practical projects including surveying, excavation and building recording as well as walks and lectures.
Wakefield Historical Society - WHS members enjoy an annual programme of lectures, seminars and visits.
Yorkshire Vernacular Buildings Study Group - The YVBSG holds training seminars on building recording, tours and field recording, and an annual day-school and conference. Over the years the group has produced reports on vernacular buildings throughout Yorkshire.
Yorkshire Architectural & York Archaeological Society - The aim of YAYAS is to advance the education of the public in the architectural, historical and archaeological heritage within the Historic County of Yorkshire and the city of York through lectures, visits, collecting historical resources, making grants and producing publications.