12 Sept. 2pm. Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax HX1 1QG The story of Elizabeth Firth and her Calderdale Links. Talk by David Glover. Born to a Halifax mother, Elizabeth became godmother to Elizabeth and Anne Bronte. David details her interesting Halifax ancestors. Tickets £5. 01422 349422
Women in WW1
26 Sept. 2.30pm. Abbey House Museum, Kirkstall, Leeds. Talk by Lucy Moore exploring the lives of working women in Leeds 1914-18. £5. Book on 0113 3784079.
Anne Walkers in-law; The Sutherland Family of Scotland and Lightcliffe. 26 Sept. 2pm. Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax HX1 1QG Talk by local historia David Glover.The talk begins with a bang-a murder in the 1750s West Highlands, and tells the fascinating story of a family from its Scots roots to a Halifax marriage-and beyond. A curious tale including greed, child abuse and bancruptcy! Tickets 01422 349422.
Votes for women and the electoral registers
24 Sept. 1.30-3pm. Wakefield One Library. Local & Family History Network for be.ginners. Free
First World War Memorial Programme Event
20 Sept. 10.15am-4pm. Wakefield Town Hall. A free workshop to hear from some of the inspiring volunteers about the ways they are commemoratiing WW1. To reserve a place: https://www.evenbrite.co.uk/civic-voice-war-memorial-wakefield-town-hall-tickets-41208680272