The West Yorkshire Archive Service accommodates the John Goodchild Collection. This is a private collection amassed by Mr Goodchild from the 1950s to the present day.
The collection relates primarily, but not exclusively, to the area of the former West Riding of Yorkshire. It includes material from the 12th century onwards, and it is especially rich in material from the 18th and 19th centuries.
The collection represents an unrivalled and rich source of information for local history research and contains manuscripts, books, maps, illustrations, indexes and research files covering vast range of subjects and stories associated with local individuals and organisations.
the collection can be consulted on site at the Wakefield office and enquiries are welcomed.
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Mr John Goodchild (b.1935, d.2017)
Image taken at West Yorkshire History Centre, 2016