About Our Society
About our Society
The closure of the Yorkshire Waterways Museum in Goole on 15 May 2019 was an event we former volunteers can look back on today without feeling the same anger and bitterness which prevailed at that time. Looking at the circumstances objectively and with the benefit of information not shared publicly before the collapse it is easy to see that closure was inevitable and arguably should have happened years before it did.
Rather than dwell on what was lost when the gates shut for the last time, we prefer to look at what we have salvaged from that wreck.
- A core group of former museum volunteers today forms the nucleus of the Yorkshire Waterways Heritage Society.
- Collectively we have many years of experience of managing a document and photographic collection.
- Our enthusiasm for researching and publishing waterways history remains intact.