This is where it all started (even before PastSearch really existed), and this continues – looking for “hidden treasures” in the form of mapsphotographsarticlesantiquarian discoveries and reports, which will help to reveal how people lived, and how the landscape has changed over the centuries.

Today with the existence of the internet, this information is becoming more easily accessible.

On This Day – highlights some the links to other websites which offer further information on a variety anniversary subjects, such as battlesearthquakesvolcanic eruptions, as well as the “Firsts” (flight, English Channel swim, etc) – and many more.

PDF databases and books are also available to download resulting from some of the research carried out so far.


There  are a number of ways that PastSearch can offer an educational package – resourced from research and archaeological material.

Illustrated TalksWorkshopsWalking ToursCourses.  These can be adapted to suit all age groups.

Archaeological Services

This is the newest phase for PastSearch, having started in 2013.  Mainly working in the York, and East Riding of Yorkshire areas .  See how PastSearch can help you if your planning application has received an archaeological condition.