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May 2017

The Pevsner Project and the Buildings of Huddersfield

Monday 22 May 2017 at 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
University of Huddersfield, Brontë Lecture Theatre (BLG/05), University of Huddersfield
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 3DH United Kingdom

Presentation by architectural historian Joseph Sharples. All are welcome to attend. Members of the society attend for free, £2 for non-members.

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May 2018

The University Campus Trail

Sunday 6 May 2018 at 2:30 pm
£3

A guided walk as part of the Discover Huddersfield programme for 2018. Since 1883 the University has grown to dominate the Aspley area south of the town. Join University Archivist Lindsay Ince on a walk examining the developments of the built environment on campus over the past 150 years, from Victorian interiors to glass and render. Includes an opportunity to explore the recently completed Oastler Building. Meet by 2:30pm at the Ramsden Building (Google Map), Queensgate (opposite Alfred Street Car…

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June 2018

Getting to Know our Historic Buildings

Thursday 21 June 2018 at 7:00 pm
£3

A guided walk as part of the Discover Huddersfield programme for 2018. Having covered Huddersfield’s ‘new town’ last year, David Wyles will reveal the background to the architecture of that half of the town from Queensgate Market to Kingsgate, looking at who designed the many outstanding buildings, and what were the influences that shaped them. A chance to understand our built heritage and appreciate the quality. Meet by 7pm outside Huddersfield Library main entrance.

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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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September 2018

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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