The Historical Society

Barwick-in-Elmet Historical Society

The Barwick-in-Elmet Historical Society website contains a wealth of information relating to the history of the village and its surrounding area (including several articles on the maypole). Society members have researched and authored a diverse range of subjects, from iron age forts to cold war bunkers (and everything in-between). The Maypole Trust is grateful to the Society and its members for their continued support and highly recommends a visit to their website.

The Society usually meets in the John Rylie Centre, Barwick-in-Elmet every month from September until April on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday (unless this falls close to a public holiday). The meetings start at 7.30 p.m. On the first Wednesday normally consists of a presentation on a specific topic of local content by a guest speaker or a society member. The meetings on the third Wednesday are of a less formal nature covering a wide range of topics.

The Society publishes a quarterly magazine called ‘The Barwicker’ containing articles about local topics (available from stores in Barwick-in-Elmet and Scholes). Selected articles are also published on the website, and we have been given permission to reproduce these.

Diary Dates

Barwick Maypole Lowering
Monday 21st April 2014

Barwick Maypole Raising
Monday 26th May 2014

Barwick Beer Festival
Sat 18th October 2014

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