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July 2018

The Building Stones of Huddersfield

Thursday 19 July 2018 at 7:00 pm
£3

A guided walk as part of the Discover Huddersfield programme for 2018. Join Ailsa Burrows of Huddersfield Geology Group for a short walk to discover the variety of rocks which helped Huddersfield become known as ‘The Town of Stone’. We view and explain the geological history of the many beautiful examples of the local sandstone and the several exotic, polished, stones which adorn buildings in the town. A magnifying glass would be useful but some will be provided. Meet by…

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August 2018

Exploring Greenhead Park

Thursday 9 August 2018 at 7:00 pm
£3

A guided walk as part of the Discover Huddersfield programme for 2018. Greenhead Park is a classic Victorian town park, now handsomely restored by Kirklees Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund. Join David Griffiths, author of its history, for an evening stroll round its obvious and some hidden features, explaining how the Park came to be established and how it has evolved. Meet by 7pm at the main park gates of Greenhead Park, Trinity Street.

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September 2018

Exploding Huddersfield

Sunday 9 September 2018 at 2:30 pm
Free

A guided walk as part of the Discover Huddersfield programme for 2018 and the annual Heritage Open Days. Take a look at Huddersfield’s history from another angle – a walking tour of sites of explosions from 1840 to 1992. Boilers, chemicals, fireworks, gas and gunpowder have all caused death and destruction in the area. Chris Marsden will share stories of some of the town’s most violent days. Meet by 2:30pm at St. George’s Square by the statue of Harold Wilson.…

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Honley Civic Society: Mining Disasters

Thursday 13 September 2018 at 7:30 pm
St Mary’s Church Parish Rooms, Church Street
Honley, United Kingdom
Free

An evening talk by Anne Bradley for Honley Civic Society.

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Walking with Women’s Suffrage in the Colne Valley

Saturday 15 September 2018 at 11:30 am
Free

A guided walk as part of the Discover Huddersfield programme for 2018 and the annual Heritage Open Days. Join suffrage historian Jill Liddington for a five mile walk in the footsteps of local suffragists and suffragettes. The linear route passes the homes and villages of several local campaigners including Helen Studdard, secretary of the Huddersfield NUWSS branch; Elizabeth Pinnance, imprisoned in 1907 for 14 days; and Florence Lockwood a Linthwaite mill owner’s wife and a member of the suffragist NUWSS…

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Discover Historic Almondbury

Sunday 16 September 2018 at 2:30 pm
Free

A guided walk as part of the Discover Huddersfield programme for 2018 and the annual Heritage Open Days. Join Vivien Uff (@bvuff) for a village centre stroll looking at significant buildings described in her recent publication ‘Picture Walking Historic Almondbury’. Dating from a prehistoric hut settlement on top of its well-known Castle Hill and benefitting from lying on an ancient woollen trading route, Almondbury developed earlier than Huddersfield round a crossroads where an Elizabethan market flourished. It has many stories…

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History of the African-Caribbean Community in Huddersfield

Wednesday 19 September 2018 at 1:00 pm
Huddersfield Library & Art Gallery, Princess Alexandra Walk
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 2SU United Kingdom
Free

Lunchtime talk given by local historian Natalie Pinnock-Hamilton. Please book a free ticket using the website link below.

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The Standedge Tunnels

Monday 24 September 2018 at 7:30 pm
University of Huddersfield, Brontë Lecture Theatre (BLG/05), University of Huddersfield
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 3DH United Kingdom

Presentation by Trevor Ellis. All are welcome to attend. Members of the society attend for free, £2 for non-members. The Brontë Lecture Theatre (room BLG/05) is located on the ground floor of the building marked "03" on the university campus map (PDF).

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October 2018

Exploring Huddersfield’s Caribbean Heritage

Sunday 7 October 2018 at 2:30 pm
£3

A guided walk as part of the Discover Huddersfield programme for 2018. Join in with Heather Norris Nicholson, Denzil Nurse and Natalie Pinnock-Hamilton for a walk that explores key places associated with the rise and cultural contribution of Huddersfield’s Caribbean community. Come and share migration histories, memories and achievements that stretch over almost seventy years from 1948 when the ‘Windrush Generation’ arrived in the UK aboard the Empire Windrush. Meet by 2:30pm at St. George’s Square by the statue of…

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Shuddersfield Halloween Walk

Sunday 28 October 2018 at 2:30 pm
£3

A guided walk as part of the Discover Huddersfield programme for 2018. Join Rebecca Winwood as she takes you for a terrifying walk through town, uncovering ghost stories and dark history from beyond the grave. An excellent activity to get you in the mood for Halloween. Open to all brave boils and ghouls aged 9+ Meet by 2:30pm at St. George’s Square by the statue of Harold Wilson.

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