Thursday, September 18, 2014

New community history website for South Yorkshire

A new website called ‘South Yorkshire Through Time’ is about to be launched which will act as a hub for community history groups and projects in South Yorkshire. 

The project is the brainchild of Dr Alison Twells at Sheffield Hallam University who has collaborated with a small group of historians working in archives, museums, oral history and universities to bring together community history organisations and projects in our region.  The website contains a wealth of information including:
·         An A-Z list of all the community history groups in South Yorkshire – from Anston Conservation Society through to Yorkshire Vernacular Buildings Study Group (and everything in-between!)

·         An list of community history projects in South Yorkshire.  Over 50 projects are listed showcasing the range of activities currently being undertaken by community historians in our region.

·         Resources on archaeology, family history, local history and oral history from across Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield.  

·         A developing collection of articles written by history enthusiasts and students at Sheffield Hallam University covering a range of topics. 

The website is interactive so you can add organisations, events and topics.
An all-day event is taking place on Saturday 20th September (10am – 4pm) at the Experience Barnsley Museum to launch the South Yorkshire Through Time website, featuring talks from local community-based history groups and heritage specialists in South Yorkshire.  The invite is open to all:
(Pictured: Buffer girls during WW2 in Sheffield, Picture Sheffield: s01109; Undergroung at Kiveton Park Colliery, c.1977 copyright Kiveton Park and Wales History Society)