Issue 30 of the Society’s Journal

Issue 30 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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Contents (96 pages)


  • Editorial (Robert Piggott)


  • The Society’s Programme of Events 2019-2020
  • The Anniversaries Keep Coming!
  • The Society’s Publications
  • Edward Law History Prize
  • Discover Huddersfield, Explore Kirklees
  • Kirklees Heritage Forum


  • Changing Farming Communities around Huddersfield 1841-1910 (Don Jones & Jo Stanley)
  • Five Generations of Mitchells Millwrights of the Holme Valley and Beyond (Sheila Grove)
  • Station 312 Reporting… (Cheryl & Matthew Toomey)
  • The Huddersfield Cockney (Chris Dixon)
  • W. H. Sikes: Photographer of Historic Huddersfield (Peter Burton)
  • Dedicated to Service: Emily Frances Siddon (1844-1923) (Peter Marshall)
  • Notable Co-operator: Thomas Hirst (1792-1833) (John Halstead)
  • Piecing Together the Story of Two Brothers (Christine Piper)
  • Pity the Victorian Teacher (Ros Whittaker)
  • Samuel Sharpe and Peter MacOwan of Huddersfield College (Myra D. Kavanagh)
  • Cyprus: A Forgotten War (Les Smith)


  • Christine Verguson


  • Dr. George Redmonds (1935-2018)
  • Hilary Haigh (1945-2018)

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)