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November 2017

Family and Local History Fair

Saturday 4 November 2017 at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Cathedral House, St Thomas' Road
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 3LG United Kingdom

Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced family history researcher, or maybe interested in local history, there will be something for everyone. All the different societies and organisations that attend these events, are always very keen and willing to help with advice and guidance on what to look for and where to look, offering helpful hints and tips, based on their own personal experiences. A large number of stands and exhibitors including a variety of family and local…

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January 2018

The Holocaust: An International Story With Local Significance

Wednesday 17 January 2018 at 1:00 pm
Huddersfield Library & Art Gallery, Princess Alexandra Walk
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 2SU United Kingdom
Free

Lunchtime talk given by Jayne Leach of Huddersfield University. Please book a free ticket using the website link below.

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March 2018

Pubs of Holmfirth, Past and Present

Wednesday 21 March 2018 at 1:00 pm
Huddersfield Library & Art Gallery, Princess Alexandra Walk
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 2SU United Kingdom
Free

Lunchtime talk given by Pam Cooksey and Alan Tinsdeall. Please book a free ticket using the website link below.

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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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Huddersfield Humanitarians: Local Responses to 20th Century Conflicts

Wednesday 23 May 2018 at 1:00 pm
Huddersfield Library & Art Gallery, Princess Alexandra Walk
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 2SU United Kingdom
Free

Lunchtime talk given by Dr Rebecca Gill of Huddersfield University, Local Studies Staff Member Frank Grombir & Adam Millar of University of Leicester. Please book a free ticket using the website link below.

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Milnsbridge Transport Walk

Thursday 24 May 2018 at 7:00 pm
£3

A guided walk as part of the Discover Huddersfield programme for 2018. Join Trevor, Eric and Robert for an evening walk around Milnsbridge. We will look at the history of the village’s transport links and how these helped it to develop into a major industrial centre. Whilst concentrating on the canal and railway we will also have an opportunity to see Milnsbridge’s own stately home, former residence of the (in)famous Sir Joseph Radcliffe. Meet by 7pm at Milnsbridge Wharf (Whiteley…

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June 2018

Punks, Parratt and St Peter’s: Musical Sites of Huddersfield

Sunday 10 June 2018 at 2:30 pm
£3

A guided walk as part of the Discover Huddersfield programme for 2018. Exploring the rich musical heritage of multicultural Huddersfield, in this walk Rachel Cowgill weaves together Victorian organ music with reggae and punk in the late 20th century to reveal the layering of Huddersfield's musical traditions on the town’s urban fabric. Meet by 2:30pm at University of Huddersfield Oastler Building, Queensgate, inside main entrance.

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July 2018

Huddersfield 150: Celebrating Civic Initiative

Sunday 8 July 2018 at 10:30 am
£3

A guided walk as part of the Discover Huddersfield programme for 2018. Huddersfield was granted its Charter as a Municipal Borough on 7 July 1868. To mark this anniversary, and as part of a wider programme of commemorative events, local historian David Griffiths will lead a tour of key landmarks of early (and later) civic initiative, recalling the wide range of public services pioneered by the Corporation. NB this walk will be a little longer than usual, though still less…

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Walking with Women’s Suffrage: 100 Years of Votes for Women

Sunday 8 July 2018 at 2:30 pm
£3

A guided walk as part of the Discover Huddersfield programme for 2018. In 1906, the nation’s eyes were trained on Huddersfield. Suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst swept into town and addressed packed meetings. Join historian Jill Liddington to walk in the footsteps of local suffragettes in the year that marks the centenary of the 1918 Act that gave the first voting rights to women. Jill’s latest book, ‘Vanishing for the Vote’, tells the story of the suffragette boycott of the 1911…

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All Huddersfield: Our Town on the Wireless in the 1920s

Wednesday 11 July 2018 at 1:00 pm
Huddersfield Library & Art Gallery, Princess Alexandra Walk
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 2SU United Kingdom
Free

Lunchtime talk given by Christine Verguson of Huddersfield Local History Society. Please book a free ticket using the website link below.

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