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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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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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Holocaust, Refugees and Humanitarianism

Friday 15 June 2018 to Saturday 16 June 2018
University of Huddersfield, University of Huddersfield
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 3DH United Kingdom
Free

Tickets for this free event can be booked online at www.hud.ac.uk/sound-vision-place/

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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

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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