About us

This site is operated by the West Yorkshire archive service (WYAS).

The WYAS exists to preserve the county's heritage of historical documents and to help members of the public make use of them. The service is funded by the five metropolitan district councils in West Yorkshire, and forms part of West Yorkshire Joint Services.

Your use of this site

All text and graphics held in the ‘Now then' archive are subject to UK copyright legislation. Copyright for all text and graphics remains with the original copyright holder or author and no material may be reproduced without the permission of the original owner.  Materials displayed here are made available for educational purposes only and cannot be reproduced for commercial purposes.

Members of the public who contribute their own text or graphics to this site must understand that the WYAS has no power to prevent third parties from downloading resources displayed on the site, and then using these in other formats.  If, however, you become aware of abuse of copyright legislation in relation to this site, we should be very grateful to hear from you, please contact us.


We take reasonable care to ensure that the information appearing on this site is accurate and up-to-date. However, errors and omissions do occur, and you should not take the accuracy of the information for granted.

The contents of this web site are for general information only and do not constitute professional advice. Whilst WYAS makes every effort to maintain the accuracy of the information on this web site, it cannot accept responsibility for any claim, loss or damage which may occur from the use of the information. The reader assumes full responsibility for using the information at this web site.

Links to third party sites

Links to other sites from these pages are for information only and WYAS accepts no responsibility or liability for information contained on any site which is linked from or to this site.

Links to our site

In creating a link to this site please indicate that we are the source of the information by including an acknowledgement near to/in the link. We would be grateful if you could notify us about the link. Please also ensure that we are not brought into disrepute by the creation of the link; in such cases, we will request the link's removal (and, if necessary, may bring legal proceedings to seek its removal). Please note that we may move pages on this site or change their address without prior notice.