West Yorkshire Archive Service (WYAS)

The West Yorkshire Archive Service exists to preserve the county's heritage of historical documents and to help members of the public make use of them. Anyone interested in the history of Yorkshire, who would like to discover what written records have survived, is welcome to visit any of the offices of the West Yorkshire Archive Service. The Service has offices in Bradford, Calderdale (Halifax), Kirklees (Huddersfield), Leeds and Wakefield.

The Service holds archives of all kinds dating from the twelfth century to the present day. Each office has a searchroom, which contains lists and indexes which visiting members of the public can consult, and where staff will be happy to give help and advice on available documents.

Included in the Moving Here catalogue are items on Feudalism in Ireland and photographs of Jewish lives in Britain.

Currently working with Moving Here to create National Curriculum material for launch in early 2007.


More details about the kind of records held by the Service can be found on our website at www.archives.wyjs.org.uk external link - opens in a new window.

Reproduction of images

You may use the content provided by this Moving Here partner solely for your own private study, research, and instructional or educational purposes, either as printed copies or by downloading on to your personal computer. See Terms and Conditions.

However, if content is to be published in any medium for uses other than above, you must go directly to the partner to obtain a reproduction copy and will be subject to any reproduction fee they might charge.

0113 214 5814
archives@wyjs.org.uk mailto link - creates a new email to this address
WYAS Leeds
2, Chapeltown Road
Sheepscar, Leeds

Full contact details for our district offices are available from our website at www.archives.wyjs.org.uk/ external link - creates a new email to this address. A postal research service is also available for detailed searches.