Meet Sir John William Ramsden!

As part of this year’s Heritage Open Days, there’s an opportunity to:

Delve into the past and meet Sir John William Ramsden as he plans the layout of this historic town. Watch out for the Temperance marches and discover how it all began. This and much more in an animated walk into Huddersfield’s history.

Huddersfield’s Proper Job Theatre Co. will be preforming “The Town That Bought Itself” on Saturday 18 September in St. George’s Square. Free performances run from 1pm to 2pm and 3pm to 4pm, and must be booked online in advance:

August 2021 Newsletter

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

The contents include:

  • details of upcoming events
  • Heritage Open Days 2021
  • The “Memories of Our Square” project
  • The Yorkshire Historical Dictionary
  • Lost Images of a 19th Century Marsden Diarist (Stephen Challenger)

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.

Ramsden Heritage Walk

Join local historian David Griffiths on Thursday 15th July 2021, 1 pm for a free online tour exploring the story of the Ramsden family’s impact on Huddersfield from when they purchased the Manor from Queen Elizabeth I in 1599 until they sold out to Huddersfield Corporation in 1920.

Watch live or catch up later on Kirklees Libraries YouTube, Facebook & Twitter.

Issue 32 of the Society’s Journal

journal cover Issue 32 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.
Continue reading “Issue 32 of the Society’s Journal”

Lockwood Virtual Walk

Press Release

Join Ian Stevenson (Huddersfield & District Family History Society) and Dave Pattern (Huddersfield Local History Society & Huddersfield Exposed) on Thursday 28th January 2021, 1pm on a virtual walk of Lockwood.

See some of the early 19th century buildings which were to be found in this spa village, attracting visitors from all over the country, and later ones which during the Industrial Revolution helped to establish Lockwood as a lively hub of textile and engineering excellence. Produced by Kirklees Libraries in partnership with Discover Huddersfield.

Watch the event LIVE on Kirklees Libraries YouTube channel, Facebook or Twitter.

Follow this link for direct access: https://youtu.be/NvJz0eN0wms

Don’t forget to subscribe to Kirklees Libraries YouTube channel and check out the Local History Virtual Walks playlist where you can catch up all our broadcasts.

Alternatively, log in with a Google ID and follow the trail at your own pace on Google Earth. This will become available via a link in the description of the YouTube video soon after the live broadcast.