Industrial Villages South of Huddersfield

The following article by David Griffiths (prepared for a Victorian Society outing to the industrial villages of Armitage Bridge, Meltham Mills and Wilshaw in May 2014) can also be downloaded as a PDF. Introduction Today’s visit is to three villages, Armitage Bridge, Wilshaw and Meltham Mills, which developed from late Georgian…

Some Notes on the Huddersfield Shipping Company and its Associates

The following article by E.A. Hilary Haigh appeared in the Huddersfield Local History Society Newsletter No. 1 (1983). For a shipping company to be found in Huddersfield today seems unlikely. In 1824, when the “Rules and Regulations of the Huddersfield Shipping Company” (1) were published, Huddersfield stood beside a transpennine…