Yorkshire Waterways Heritage Workshop 4: Historic Photographs

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Yorkshire Waterways Heritage Workshop 4: Historic Photographs

May 14 @ 10:15 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 10.15am 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 what YWHS volunteers have been doing with the historic photograph collection rescued from the defunct Yorkshire Waterways Museum. We’ll share the story of how that rescue happened and show you what we’ve been doing to make those photographs suitable for publication. 

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


May 14
10:15 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