Discover Huddersfield 2018

The Discover Huddersfield guided walks programme for 2018 has just been announced and is summarised below:

  • 8 April — Chapels, Grand Houses and Mill Workers: A Walk through Lindley’s Story (David Verguson)
  • 22 April — Huddersfield’s Historic Canals (Trevor Ellis)
  • 6 May — The University Campus Trail (Lindsay Ince)
  • 24 May — Milnsbridge Transport Walk (Trevor, Eric and Robert)
  • 10 June — Punks, Parratt and St Peter’s: Musical Sites of Huddersfield (Rachel Cowgill)
  • 21 June — Getting to Know our Historic Buildings (David Wyles)
  • 8 July — Huddersfield 150: Celebrating Civic Initiative (David Griffiths)
  • 8 July — Walking with Women’s Suffrage: 100 Years of Votes for Women (Jill Liddington)
  • 19 July — The Building Stones of Huddersfield (Ailsa Burrows)
  • 9 August — Exploring Greenhead Park (David Griffiths)
  • 9 September — Exploding Huddersfield (Chris Marsden)
  • 15 September — Walking with Women’s Suffrage in the Colne Valley (Jill Liddington)
  • 16 September — Discover Historic Almondbury (Vivien Uff)
  • 7 October — Exploring Huddersfield’s Caribbean Heritage (Heather Norris Nicholson, Denzil Nurse and Natalie Pinnock-Hamilton)
  • 28 October — Shuddersfield Halloween Walk (Rebecca Winwood)
  • 11 November — Commemorating World War 1 (Dave Verguson)

With the exception of the three walks in September (which are free but require pre-booking), there is a charge of £3 per person.

Full details can be found in this PDF brochure but we would encourage you to keep an eye on the Discover Huddersfield web site or on their Twitter feed (@discover_hudds) in case there are any amendments to the above details.

Meltham’s Old Ale Trail Walk

The Meltham Walkers are Welcome group have organised a historic ale trail guided walk around Meltham, which will take place on Sunday 20th May 2018.

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 the Carlile Street Car Park, Meltham HD9 4AE.

Refreshments available after at the Waggon and Horses.

Further details can be found on the group’s web site: walkingmeltham.com/events/

The walk is based on recent research by the society’s web site administrator Dave Pattern, which is available as a free 150 page PDF — “Stiff Shackles and Loose Pulleys: The Beerhouses and Inns of Meltham“.

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.