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March 2018

Marsden Wills

Monday 26 March 2018 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 Hazel Seidel. 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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April 2018

Chapels, Grand Houses and Mill Workers: A Walk through Lindley’s Story

Sunday 8 April 2018 at 2:30 pm
£3

A guided walk as part of the Discover Huddersfield programme for 2018. Join David Verguson for a wander through Lindley, revealing its rich and varied heritage along some lesser-known footpaths, seeing pubs, chapels and grand houses, meeting millowners and mill workers, Methodists and memorials - a tinsmith and a sculptor ... and some pretty fine pebble-dashing. Meet by 2:30pm at Lindley Methodist Church, East Street, HD3 3ND.

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Honley Civic Society: Colne Valley Museum

Thursday 12 April 2018 at 7:30 pm
St Mary’s Church Parish Rooms, Church Street
Honley, United Kingdom
Free

An evening talk by Sue Starr for Honley Civic Society.

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Huddersfield’s Historic Canals

Sunday 22 April 2018 at 2:30 pm
£3

A guided walk as part of the Discover Huddersfield programme for 2018. The fascinating story of the Huddersfield Narrow and Broad Canals will be revealed in this towpath walk. Led by Trevor Ellis of Huddersfield Canal Society, highlights will include the viaduct and aqueduct above Fisher’s Wharf, the story of the canal’s restoration and re-instatement, including the tunneling under Bates Mill, Aspley Basin and its historic canal warehouse, ending at Huddersfield’s unique turnbridge on Quay Street. The walk covers approx.1.5…

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Luddite Memorial Lecture: Religion in the Chartist Movement

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

Revolutionary Sermons, Democratic Chapels and Rebellious Hymnals: religion in the Chartist Movement Presentation by Dr. Mike Sanders of the University of Manchester. All are welcome to attend this free event. This lecture explores the role which religious ideas played in the Chartist struggle for basic democratic rights. It focuses on three particular examples. The lecture begins by considering the 'revolutionary sermons' of the 'Chartist' preacher, the Reverend Joseph Rayner Stephens. It continues by examining the role of Chartist and Democratic…

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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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Meltham’s Old Ale Trail (Guided Walk)

Sunday 20 May 2018 at 10:00 am
Meltham United Kingdom

MELTHAM’S OLDE ALE TRAIL SUNDAY 20TH MAY 2018 at 10am From Loose Pulleys to Stiff Shackles – join us for a 4 mile walk round some of the 30 sites of Meltham's old, curiously named, alehouses and inns from the 17th century to more recent times. The walk also includes a visit to Meltham's newest microbrewery, The Three Fiends and finishes at Waggon and Horses which is one of the original licenced public houses in Meltham. Meet at 10am at…

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West Yorkshire Archive Service

Monday 21 May 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 Teresa Nixon. 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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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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