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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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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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