YorkDFAS Visit the Foundling Hospital and St Pancras Station

Another successful Study Day was organised by YorkDFAS.

A group of twenty YorkDFAS  members journeyed to London by train to enjoy very interesting  guided  tours of  the Foundling Hospital and St Pancras Station.


The Foundling Hospital was Britain’s first home for abandoned children and now houses the nationally important Foundling Hospital Art Collection, as well as Gerald Coke Handel Collection, the world’s greatest  privately amassed collection of  Handel  memorabilia.

6 June 2017 N.E. Area Silver Study Day in Hull was a great success

Photo of Ian Pickard the Silver expert with Helga Toon, Study Day organiser, looking at silver provided by members of the audience.


The study day held at the History Centre in Hull on 6 June was very well supported.  Approximately 80 people attended from 12 societies helping to make this one of the most successful study days in our Area.

New Church Trail for St Mary’s,Thirsk

New Church Trail for St Mary’s,Thirsk 2017

At the end of their Palm Sunday Service, a small group of volunteers from Hambleton Decorative and Fine Arts Society presented St Mary’s Church, Thirsk, with a newly completed Church Trail that they had been instrumental in creating. A number of the children who had been at the Service, including Kayla and Sophie (seen in the photograph), wanted to have a go at answering the questions there and then!

North East Area AGM well attended.

The North East Area AGM, held at New Earswick was again very well attended with representatives from most societies.

Chairman Elizabeth Evans ran the meeting and Hilary Alcock, NADFAS Trustee and  National Vice Chair elect attended with Noreen Meehan, NADFAS Grants and Volunteering Executive.

 Marylin Elm, Tim Stimson and Chris. Foote Wood, three local NADFAS lecturers, joined us for the day and performed in the style of a mini directory day.



Grant Applications

The Patricia Fay Memorial Fund is now open for grant applications.

Please read the guidance sheet that is appropriate for you as this contains all the questions you need to answer and a worked example to help you in your application.

Please note that you must be logged into the members’ area if you are applying on behalf of a NADFAS Society or Area.