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Memory of World Celebration

Representatives from the Yorkshire Archaeological Society were amongst guests at the House of Lords on Mon 5 September to celebrate this year's UNESCO Memory of the World UK Register inscriptions.

UNESCO's (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) UK Memory of the World Register aims to highlight documentary heritage which holds cultural significance specific to the UK. The UK Register helps raise awareness of some of the UK’s exceptional, but lesser-known documentary riches by awarding them with the globally-recognised Memory of the World status.

2011's twenty inscriptions include two collections from Yorkshire: the Wakefield Court Rolls (Yorkshire Archaeological & Historical Society) and Anne Lister's diaries (West Yorkshire Archive Service)

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Teresa Nixon of West Yorkshire Archive Service with Dr Paul Harvey, Chairman of Wakefield Court Rolls Publishing Section and Dr Brian Barber, YAS Management Board. Photograph reproduced with the permission of Parliament