Huddersfield Lunchtime Club 2018

The programme for the Huddersfield Local Studies Library’s Lunchtime Club 2018 has been announced:

  • January 17 — The Holocaust: An International Story With Local Significance by Jayne Leach of Huddersfield University
  • March 21 — Pubs of Holmfirth, Past and Present by local authors Pam Cooksey and Alan Tinsdeall
  • May 23 — Huddersfield Humanitarians: Local Responses to 20th Century Conflicts by Dr Rebecca Gill of Huddersfield University, Local Studies Staff Member Frank Grombir & Adam Millar of University of Leicester
  • July 11 — All Huddersfield: Our Town on the Wireless in the 1920s by Christine Verguson of Huddersfield Local History Society
  • September 19 — History of the African-Caribbean Community in Huddersfield by local historian Natalie Pinnock-Hamilton
  • November 14 — World War One Memorials, Seen and Unseen by acclaimed historian Dr Anne Brook

The Lunchtime Club is an informal meeting of people with an interest in Local History. Meetings are held every two months in the Light Reading Room of the library. Meetings begin at 1pm. Light refreshments are provided.

Please book your free place for our Lunchtime Club talks at https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/kirkleeslibraries

Local Studies Library
Huddersfield Library & Art Gallery
Princess Alexandra Walk
Huddersfield HD1 2SU
Tel (01484) 414868
Email: huddersfield.localhistory@kirklees.gov.uk

Wilshaw Welly Walk

Wilshaw Village Hall Committee are currently raising funds in order to acquire the village hall (formerly St. Mary’s Schools) as a community asset.

St. Mary the Virgin, Wilshaw

As part of the fundraising activities, a 5.2 mile circular “Welly Walk” is taking place on the afternoon of Sunday 29 October 2017 and will offer walkers a chance to view the scenic countryside surrounding the small village. The route for the afternoon is detailed in this PDF document.

If you would like to take part and make a donation towards this worthy cause, the walk starts at 1pm from Church of St Mary the Virgin (postcode HD9 4DZ), Wilshaw.

Donations can also be made online via PayPal to wilshaw.village.hall@outlook.com.

The industrial heritage of Wilshaw is discussed in David Griffiths’ article Industrial Villages South of Huddersfield.

Family & Local History Fair (2017)

This year’s annual Family and Local History Fair is taking place on Saturday 4 November between 10am and 4pm at Cathedral House, St Thomas’ Road, Huddersfield, HD1 3LG.

There is ample free parking and admission is £3. Accompanied children, aged under 16, can enter for free.

Whether a beginner or experienced family historian, or interested in local history, there will be something for everyone.

A large number of stands and exhibitors including a variety of family and local history societies, books, maps and genealogy supplies and software. The Huddersfield Local History Society will be exhibiting at the event.

As well as lectures on Family History related topics, refreshments available throughout the day.

For further details, see the Huddersfield & District Family History Society’s web site.

Honley Civic Society Evening Talks

Honley Civic Society’s 2017/18 programme of Thursday evening talks are as follows:

  • 14/Sep/2017 — Honley – Nature and Naturalists c.1860-1939 by Alan Brooke
  • 12/Oct/2017 — Eighty Years of Dyeing in Huddersfield – 1850 to 1930 by Mike Page
  • 09/Nov/2017 — Hope Bank by David Cockman
  • 11/Jan/2018 — Mapping Honley by Peter Marshall
  • 08/Feb/2018 — Holmfirth Floods by Mike Wade
  • 08/Mar/2018 — The Hinchliffes by David Hinchliffe
  • 12/Apr/2018 — Colne Valley Museum by Sue Starr

All talks commence at 7:30pm and take place in St. Mary’s Church Parish Rooms, Church Street, Honley.

Further details can be found on the Honley Civic Society web site.

2017/18 Season of Evening Talks

Details of the Society’s 2017/18 season of Monday evening talks is given below:

All of the talks will be talking place in the University of Huddersfield’s Brontë Lecture Theatre (room BLG/05), which is the same venue as used in the 2016/17 season. The Lecture Theatre is located on the ground floor of the building marked “03” on the university campus map (PDF).

The talks are free for members of the society to attend. Admission for non-members is £2.

For those with mobility problems, there are usually a limited number of parking spaces available on-campus. Otherwise, the Indoor Market multi storey car park (off Queensgate) is only a short walk away from the Lecture Theatre.