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.