The Society publishes an annual Journal, which welcomes contributions on all aspects of Huddersfield history.  The 100-page 2017/18 issue is now on sale to the public.

Contributions to the Journal are welcome, and guidance for contributors is given in our notes for authors. To offer or suggest a contribution, please contact us in the first instance.

We have published the journal since 1990, and a newsletter from 1983 to 1990. There is a searchable index here and the back run of issues are currently being digitised.

2017/18: Issue 28

To order the print copy at £5.50 including UK postage, please write to HLHS, 24 Sunnybank Rd, Huddersfield, HD3 3DE, enclosing a cheque payable to Huddersfield Local History Society. Overseas purchasers should use the contact form before ordering so that we can advise you on postage cost.

If you would prefer to order online using PayPal, the journal is available in both print and electronic formats. Please note that UK postage will be calculated at the checkout for the paperback edition. If ordering from overseas, the PDF version incurs no additional costs and can be downloaded immediately, otherwise if ordering the print copy please contact us first so that we can provide a quote for the postage costs.

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Contents of Issue 28


  • From Cambodunum to Jeremy Lane Mosque (Frank Grombir)


  • The Society’s Programme of Events, 2017-2018
  • The Society’s Publications
  • Discover Huddersfield Update (David Griffiths)
  • Kirklees Heritage Forum (Bill Roberts)


  • Huddersfield and the Quest for Camelot (Alan Brooke)
  • Who Were the Colne Valley Scapegoats? (Mike Shaw)
  • Farnley Tyas and the Dartmouth Estate in the 1800s and Early 1900s (Caroline Page)
  • Saint Valentine’s Day Catastrophe: The Colne Bridge Cotton Mill Fire and the Story of a Brave Little Girl Who Survived (Richard Heath)
  • The War from the Home Front: One Man and His Experiences in the Great War (Brian Haigh)
  • The Great War and the Vicar of Huddersfield: Huddersfield’s Parish Church and the War Effort (Robert Piggot)
  • ‘Oh, Just Think of Huddersfield, That’s Christmas Enough!’: The Sex Pistols at Ivanhoe’s, 25 December 1977 (Martyn Richardson)
  • Part Two: Here To Stay – At the Crossroads (Waseem Riaz)
  • South Asian Food and Song: Yesterday’s Practices Repeated in Lockwood Today (Razia Parveen)
  • Kirklees Curiosities – ‘I’ve Never Seen ‘Owt Like It!’ (Carol Hardy)
  • ‘Did They Tell You About the Dancing?’ (Cyril Pearce)


  • Keith Brockhill and Brian Haigh


  • John F. Goodchild (1935–2017)
  • Lynn Frances Free (1934–2017)
  • Peter Butters (1958–2016)

Recent Back Issues

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2016/17 (contents page)

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Journal Archive

The Society will soon be making its back run of older newsletters and journals available to download for free.