Have you always thought archives were old, dusty and of little interest to you? It's time to think again!
Our staff from the five offices of the West Yorkshire Archive Service based at Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield put forward the top five treasures within their collections, and the results from the public vote have been released.
These treasures have been chosen because they display the broad range of rich history rooted in West Yorkshire, from the textile industry to social welfare, prominent citizens to long standing societies, and some others are just great to look at!
Bradford: The Alhambra Theatre
Calderdale: John Crossley and Sons Ltd
Kirklees: Fisher Family Letters
Leeds: Tetley’s Brewery
Wakefield: Nostell Priory, Winn Family Archive
Even though voting has closed you can still find out about the nominations. Each office has a page which highlights their top five, and if you'd like to know more information follow the links or the drop down bars to read more on each nomination's very own page.
The West Yorkshire Archive Service exists to preserve the local heritage of historical documents and to help members of the public make use of them. Anyone interested in the history of West Yorkshire, who would like to discover what records have survived, is welcome to visit or contact any of our offices.
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