The Historical Society

If you are interested in local or family history and want to meet others with similar interests, The Historical Society and Heritage Centre is the organisation to join. By becoming a member you will also be able to attend our lectures as well as participate in the many social events, excursions and other activities we sponsor throughout the year. In addition you will receive our annual journal and newsletters.

Please visit the Society page to find out more.

Lectures at Wotton Heritage Centre

Upcoming Lectures

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So What's Special About Wortley?

Dr. David Wilson of Keele University, Director of Excavations at Wortley from 1983 to 1996, gives an overview of the finding at this Roman site.


Tyndale and Venn

Hugh Phillips takes a fairly light-hearted look at their place in History.



  • Town Hall Teas

    1/05/2014 - 6/10/2014

    Join us for Town Hall Teas on the first Sunday of the month.


  • Current Exhibition

    1/07/2014 - 24/12/2014

    The Great War 1900 to 1914 - Life in the Trenches


  • Coasting Along with Mark Horton


    Prof. Mark Horton will be giving an illustrated talk on his 10 years of making Coast with the BBC. This will include anecdotes of programmes and news of the new series coming in 2015.