A new Monday morning Heritage course for the WEA
Pudsey Railway Heritage
Venue: Pudsey Wellbeing Centre, Robin Lane Pudsey, LS28 7BR
Dates: 15/01/18 – 26/03/2018
Time: 10.00 – 12.00
This course explores the development of Pudsey and the surrounding area. Most of the sessions will be indoors but two guided walks/site visits are also envisaged (if weather permits).
Topics will include:
The region in Prehistoric and Roman times: prehistoric trackways, Roman roads, prehistoric monuments Roman settlement in the locality
Anglo-Saxon and Domesday Pudsey – place name evidence, the British Kingdome of Elmet, effects of the Norman Conquest
Medieval Pudsey– place name evidence, documentary sources, field systems, modern map evidence
Tudors and Stuarts – effects of the dissolution of the Monasteries, development of gentry classes, Tudor/Jacobean housing boom
Church and chapel; rise of non-conformity, Waterloo Churches, role of churches in social life
Transport networks- pack horse routes, turnpikes, railways
Victorian and early 20th century Pudsey – agriculture and industry, development of commuting
For further details or to enrol online follow this link to the WEA website.