Issue 28 of the Society’s Journal

Issue 28 of Huddersfield Local History Society Journal is now available!

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  • 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)

Journal cover photos:

  • © Andy Hemingway (Castle Hill at Sunset, Buckstones and Pule Hill)
  • © Dave Pattern (Cloth Hall Tower and Ravensknowle Park with Tolson Museum)
  • © Kirklees Image Archive (Lockwood Viaduct and Huddersfield c. 1960)