Twixt Aire and Calder
Navigate the Wakefield District in Words and Pictures!
Using photographs, maps, memorabilia, prints, and eventually sound and video from the collections of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council (WMDC) Libraries and Information Services, local groups and individuals, this online archive of images of Wakefield and District and related areas shows the diversity of life in the region both past and present. The Archive is a freely available valuable learning resource for use by all ages and abilities.
The Archive was funded by a Big Lottery Fund (previously New Opportunities Fund (NOF)) grant of around £100,000 with the support of Wakefield Libraries and Information Services (WLIS). It is part of the “Sense of Place” Yorkshire and Humberside consortium of NOF funded projects which also includes Leeds Libraries and Information Services (Leodis and Athena), North Yorkshire Libraries (Unnetie) and York Libraries (Imagine York).
The online database currently contains around 11,000 Wakefield District images and continues to grow. Visitors to the website can also follow a number of heritage trails. Images for each trail on themes as diverse as Ossett Churches and Chapels and the Second World War were selected by local people.