Yorkshire Archaeological & Historical Society News     


We are pleased to announce that Mrs Freda Matthews, a long standing member of the YAS and several other organisations in the Leeds area is to be given an award from Leeds City Council. The Leeds Award Scheme was introduced in 2007 in order to recognise the outstanding achievements of the citizens of Leeds.

Freda has been a member of the YAS Council and is currently a serving member of the Management Board, as well as working on the House Committee, and is well known to members of the YAS as a hard-working and dedicated member of the Society, but this award is for her work in the local community. She was a founder member of the Little Woodhouse Community Association and the Rosebank Millennium Green was one of her projects. She has also been involved with Swarthmore Education Centre and the Little Woodhouse Picnic on the Green. Many groups around the city have benefitted from her expertise and we are more than happy to add our congratulations to those of the City of Leeds. It is so pleasing to see someone honoured for their hard work and involvement, and Freda is a worthy recipient of this award.

May 2011