Yorkshire Waterways Heritage Workshop (1 of 20)

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Yorkshire Waterways Heritage Workshop (1 of 20)

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

If you are interested in history, here’s your opportunity to stimulate those “grey cells” over the summer months and perhaps even meet some like minded folk over a cuppa and a biscuit. Thanks to the award of a Hull Maritime Community Grant, Yorkshire Waterways Heritage Society is running a series of twenty heritage workshops at Goole Museum during the spring and summer of 2024.

Every Tuesday, a busy three hour session will run from 10am to 1pm, combining an opportunity for visitors to raise questions about their own ancestors, perhaps donate photographs or stories for inclusion on our website and have a look at some of the new stuff we will be publishing during 2024. You’ll maybe learn some new tricks and perhaps how you too can help us to illuminate the lives of the hard working watermen who plied their trade on the waterways of 19th and 20th century Yorkshire. 

No appointment is needed although each workshop will have a 30 minute presentation starting at 11am which you won’t want to miss. Each presentation will feature a topic of interest and explore how our volunteers have researched, captured and published what has been discovered.

This week’s presentation

Today we will be looking at our planned Waterways Scrapbook. The newspapers are a great source of contemporaneous reports on so many aspects of the lives of the watermen. Some sad stories, some happy stories but all shining a light on what was going on in their lives over the past 250 years. We are creating an online place where everyone can contribute to a searchable record which will be there for current and future generations to come. We’ll show you how. 

Our computers will have access to the main family history websites. Light refreshments will be available.


April 23
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Yorkshire Waterways Heritage Society
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Goole Museum and Gallery
Carlisle Street
Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire DN14 5DS United Kingdom
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01405 768963