Join historian David Scriven and the Wakefield Historical Society for a fascinating talk about Wakefield’s streets – which have never been dull!

It’s where people worked and played. A political arena for meetings, marches and even riots. For some criminals, the streets provided rich pickings, but also where wrong doers were brutally punished. Sometimes, they were even the scene of celebrations and civic pomp as public buildings were opened or royalty visited the town.

Discover more in this free talk and learn more about your local history.



Venue opening hours

Monday : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday : Closed

Thursday : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday : 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday : Closed

Sunday : Closed

    Access facilities

  • Accessible Car Parking
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • Baby Changing Facilities

Venue Details

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127 Kirkgate, Wakefield, WF1 1JG