March 2022 Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is now available to read online or download in PDF format.

Please note that we will be returning to face-to-face meetings in March, although the venue will be Huddersfield Town Hall for the first event.

The newsletter’s contents include:

  • details of upcoming events
  • changes to Local Studies Library opening times
  • Discover Huddersfield and the Return of the Family History Fair
  • Creating Kirklees: 150 years of local democracy
  • The Quarmby Clough Mill Disaster of 22 March 1922

October 2021 Newsletter

Our newsletter for October is now available to read online or download in PDF format.

The contents include:

  • details of upcoming events
  • our latest book: “Colne Valley: A history of a Pennine landscape”
  • Heritage Open Days Success

For members wishing to receive the discount offer on our latest book, please ensure you enter the coupon code from your newsletter email on the checkout page:

As well as the newsletter, we’d like to draw your attention to the following PDF files:

Any corrections, comments or feedback are welcome and will be added to this page.

Colne Valley: A History of a Pennine Landscape

"Colne Valley: A History of a Pennine Landscape" by Rob Vincent Our latest publication — Colne Valley: A History of a Pennine Landscape by Rob Vincent — is now available to purchase via our website.

This book is a tribute to the visual strengths of the Colne Valley’s landscape and a narrative of its development. It is inspired by the author’s experience of living for over 30 years in a house whose built form reflects the Valley’s centuries-long dual economy of domestic cloth making and small-scale farming, and whose stones were quarried from the hillside where it stands. From affection for his family home at Harts Hole grew a wider understanding, and a deeper appreciation, of the landscape as a whole. The book shares both the enthusiasm and the learning that developed during that journey.

SEWN PAPERBACK • COLOUR THROUGHOUT • 104 PAGES • 90 PHOTOS & MAPS • £11.95