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A Brief History of the Society
class for Heraldry was offered at Swathmore Adult Education Centre in
was such a success that the classes were extended. When the last session closed
in 1971, an evening visit to Temple Newsam House was planned. Before dispersing
for home, a vote was taken and the Leeds Heraldry Society was unanimously
initiated. The purpose of aiding and encouraging the study of Heraldry was our
We soon found
we had experts in many branches – local families, railways, brass-rubbing,
church monuments and genealogy.
shared their knowledge and provided talks which were carefully researched and illustrated. So the magazine Aspects
came into being – to put such information into print. Evening visits were added
to the agenda thanks to car sharing. An outings secretary organised more distant
visits and weekend excursions. An extended catchment area meant that in 1987 our
name changed to The Yorkshire Heraldry Society.
for Aspects relaunced the magazine, providing wider scope of contribution. Other
societies exchanged speakers. Links with societies abroad were forged. The
friendly atmosphere and mutual regard for knowledge makes every member and
visitor most welcome.