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The Society

Welcome to The Yorkshire Heraldry Society Web site.

Originating from an evening class on heraldry in 1970 the Leeds Heraldry Society changed its name to The Yorkshire Heraldry Society in 1987 to attract a wider membership.

We are still a small society with around 50 members and would very much welcome new blood. Membership costs 8 per annum and our meetings cover a range of topics often of general interest with an heraldic theme (such as the history of pub signs) to the history of specific Coats of Arms.

Please scroll through the list of lectures over the years. I would be surprised if there is not something of interest to you.

We have perhaps a dozen members who have a wide ranging knowledge of heraldry (we would welcome more!) but the majority of us are just content to listen and learn as we go. Most of us have joined the Society through an interest in an associated subject. Perhaps the most relevant is genealogy. - If you would like to find an armigerous ancestor perhaps the Society can help.

We now produce a newsletter called the Owlet for members so please do not feel you cannot join if you live away from Yorkshire or the UK. We also publish a journal called Aspects of Heraldry once a year which has a rich variety of subjects. Back issues are available if you are bitten by the bug.

We would be pleased to hear from you or better still receive an application from you to join our friendly band (see links for appropriate pages)

Malcolm W Lobley

Hon. Treasurer              The Yorkshire Heraldry Society

Sept 02