Publications

Published in June 2019 to coincide with the launch of Yorkshire Sculpture International, our new guide to Wakefield, written by our President, Kevin Trickett MBE, sets out a walking tour of the city centre looking at commissioned sculpture, statues, monuments and decorative architectural embellishments that can be seen from the street.

This new book replaces an earlier publication that we produced in 2011 and contains additional entries, expanded text and new photos, all presented in a larger format book.

It costs just £3.50 and is available to purchase in The Art House Shop and at the YSP Shop. It is also be available from the Society by post for £5 (including £1.50 towards the cost of postage/delivery to UK addresses) via our on-line store.

Copies can also be ordered by post for £5 by sending a cheque, payable to Wakefield Civic Society, to the address at the bottom of this page.

The Society formed a partnership with Wakefield Council, Wakefield Historical Society and Leeds Beckett University to undertake research into the history of the Wood Street area as part of the Heart of Wakefield Project. Wakefield Civic Society has now published a book – Wood Street: The Heart of Wakefield which tells the history of the street and its buildings.

Written by Wakefield Civic Society president Kevin Trickett MBE, the book costs £3.50 and can be purchased from the Society at our events. It is also available for £5 (including a contribution of £1.50 towards postage/delivery) from our on-line store.

Copies can also be ordered by post for £5 by sending a cheque made payable to Wakefield Civic Society at the address at the bottom of this page.

In addition, we have produced two other booklets which are still available: Wakefield: a City of Spires, Towers and Turrets and our Blue Plaque Trail Guide (which lists the first 32 of our blue plaques).

These booklets are set out as guides to the city centre and each includes a map to help you find the key items of interest. Each book costs just £1 and can be purchased from the Society at one of our events, or they can be ordered by post from the Society at a cost of £1.50 each to include a contribution to the cost of postage and delivery from our on-line store.

They can also be ordered by post for £1.50 per copy by sending a cheque made payable to Wakefield Civic Society at the address below,

For any of our publications, cheques should be made payable to Wakefield Civic Society and sent to us with your order to:

Wakefield Civic Society,

PO Box 380,

Wakefield,

WF1 3WT.

Please contact us for bulk order enquiries.