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posted 25 Apr 2010, 08:48 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 25 Apr 2010, 08:59 by Forum CBAYorkshire ]

The Young Archaeologists' Club began its long and happy life way back in 1972. In those days it was called Young Rescue and was set up by Kate Pretty and Mike Corbishley. Kate produced and edited the Young Rescue newsletter from her home and both Kate and Mike set up their own local branches of the Club so members got a chance to get their hands dirty with practical activities.

Club membership grew and grew until it got so big that Kate and Mike decided that it would be a good idea to hand Club over to a larger organisation. The York Archaeological Trust looked after if for a little while but it was eventually decided to pass it on to a charity called the Council for British Archaeology (CBA).

By the time the CBA took it over, the Club had changed its name to the Young Archaeologists' Club and had seven branches across the UK. The Club now has over 70 local branches across the United Kingdom, including seven in Yorkshire, and over 3,000 members.

You can find the addresses of the Yorkshire YAC branches on our YAC page 

The pictures show some of the activities of the Kirklees YAC branch.