Issue 29 of the Society’s Journal

Issue 29 of Huddersfield Local History Society’s Journal is now available.

Current members of the Society receive a free complimentary copy of the journal. However, if we can’t tempt you to join today, you can order a copy of the journal for £4.00 (excluding postage). There is also a downloadable PDF version which has the exact same formatting as the print edition but incurs no extra postage costs.

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  • History Written by the People and for the People (Frank Grombir)


  • The Society’s Programme of Events 2018-2019
  • The Society’s Publications
  • Edward Law History Prize
  • The Society’s Web Site — Huddersfield 150 Page
  • Kirklees Heritage Forum
  • Our Heritage Partnerships
  • Disappearing Curiosities


  • Death on the Home Front (Pam Brooke)
  • Homes Fit for Heroes: Victory Avenue (Christine Verguson)
  • Under Castle Hill: Finding Home from Home in Huddersfield (Phil Wood)
  • Marsden Manor: The Metropolitan Connection (Peter Whitehead)
  • Chief Constable Ward’s “Pleasant Trip” to Spain: A Tale of Embezzlement, Extradition and the Enforcement of the Law in Victorian England (David Taylor)
  • Dispersal Bussing in Huddersfield during the 1960s and 1970s: Solving “the Problem” of Immigrant Children (Joe Hopkinson)
  • George Faulkner Armitage: An[Other] Arts and Crafts Designer in Huddersfield (David Griffiths)
  • Two Huddersfield Politicians and their Connections with the Wessenden Valley, Marsden (Christine Piper)
  • Our Local “Order of Chivalry”: Huddersifeld’s Jubilee Freemen in 1918 (Anne Brook)
  • Huddersfield’s Legal and Political Pioneer: Mary E. Sykes (1896-1981) (Katie Broomfield)


  • Alan Brooke, Keith Brockhill and Mark Butterfield


  • John (J C) Brook
  • Walter Clive Cranston
  • Karl Steel
  • Roger Atkin
  • Mark Hardcastle
  • Betty Eagles

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)