Charity of the Year for 2024 chosen by bakers

After choosing from a shortlist of three very worthy causes, our bakers settled on Horticap as their Charity of the Year for 2024.  Our bakers are reimbursed the cost of their ingredients periodically throughout the year and some choose to donate their reimbursement to the chosen charity … it certainly is “cake with a conscience” […]

Fair fa’ your honest, soncie face …

Great chieftain o the puddin’-race! Members and friends gathered together to celebrate Burns night in January but this year with a slight twist … a nod to our “More than a woman” programme meant that we learned more about Rabbie’s long suffering wife Jean, played by Jenny (pictured in the mop cap).  Scott Wilson addressed […]

Didn’t we have a lovely time … the day we went to Saltaire!

“Where women toiled …” We are almost at the end of our current programme More than a woman and last week members and friends enjoyed a wonderful day out in Saltaire, with a guided walk around Saltaire, a world heritage site. They imagined the women heading to work during the time of the huge mill […]

First walk of the New Year!

Our walkers gathered together on the first Thursday in January for a super walk taking in long distance views of Menwith Hill and a visit to Thornthwaite Church.  The role of the Women’s Peace Camp at Menwith was considered as part of our current exhibition More than a woman.  The group then took in quiet […]

Wreath workshops with Daphne

Once again our Members and friends enjoyed wreath making with our lovely florist Daphne Wilson.  Warmth, festive joy and mince pies completed the workshop sessions and everyone was delighted with their creations.  Daphne returns at Easter to show guests how to make an Easter table decoration.  Watch out for details in the next programme “Journey […]

Val and friends at the Abbey House Museum

Members and friends of the Heritage Centre enjoyed a private tour of the Abbey House Museum in Kirkstall by curator Nicola Pullan.  Here is a super photo of one of our volunteers, Val, sitting in the Hark to Rover “pub” inside the Museum with friends of the Centre.  The visit was one of the many […]

Clare Granger meets Leonora Cohen at the Preview!

Our new programme “More than a woman” launched last week to a packed audience of members, friends and distinguished guests at the Heritage Centre.  Val Hurst, programme leader, talked about the exciting events in the programme which include a range of walks, talks, suppers, visits, workshops and more.  She went on to welcome Mrs Clare […]

A delighted audience for George Webster

The Washburn Heritage Centre was buzzing last Saturday when Members and friends welcomed George Webster to speak about his life story and incredible rise to fame. Actor, writer, presenter, CBeebies star and Strictly contestant, George, who has Down’s Syndrome, recounted some of his experiences and adventures along his journey.  He even read his autobiography ‘This […]

New programme to launch on Tuesday 3 October

We have enjoyed an exciting summer at the Heritage Centre and our website has “changed hands” … a lot of work has gone into bringing the website up to date and our news posts have been a little slow to appear.  However, we are posting news once again and very pleased to bring you our […]