Day School

...there's a wealth of historical information

Saturday 16th April 2016 - 10:00am - 4:30pm
Central Methodist Church, Parsonage Lane, Brighouse HD6 1AQ

Being held In conjunction with Halifax Probate Group. This day school will look at recent work on transcribing and interpreting wills and related documents in the old West Riding.

Though part of death, wills & inventories bring the past to life. The day school will explore what we can learn from probate documents across Yorkshire and from different periods of history. Room by room, we see the contents ready to reveal the detail of how life was lived in seventeenth century Yorkshire. Speakers include Alison Armstrong, David Cant, Mike Crawford, Sheila Graham, Hazel Seidel and Mary Twentyman.

The day will also see the launch of the new book Life and Death in the Calder Valley: Probate records from Brighouse and District, 1688 – 1700 Available on the day at a discounted price

Where there’s a Will...there’s an opportunity to look at how men and women lived, and died, in times gone by. We hear the voices of the past making provision for their families as they face the end. In the parlours, chambers, kitchens and workshops we discover beds, footchests and hangings, ranges churns and cauldrons, looms, ploughs and oxen – and we can start to piece together a picture of their lives and the world they lived in.