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

Discover Huddersfield Walks 2022

Discover Huddersfield have released details of their 2022 programme…


A programme of 20 walks through 2022 has been produced by the Discover Huddersfield partnership. The popular, themed walks, each led by experts in their field, have been growing in popularity since the partnership was formed in 2012.

There will be a choice of previous favourites including the Lion Hunt, Halloween themed ‘Shuddersfield’ and strolls around Edgerton, Birkby and Lindley, as well as new themes including Surprising Springwood, a family discovery walk and a couple of walks around Marsden, organised in conjunction with Marsden History Group. In addition, there will be free four walks organised as part of the Heritage Open Days festival in September.

The first of this season’s walks ‘The Irish in Huddersfield’ on Saturday 19 March, which will be followed by a free showing of the first ever St. Patrick’s Day event in the town.

This will be followed by The Villas of Edgerton on the 27 March led by well-known local historian, David Griffiths.

The walks’ programme 2022 leaflet is now being distributed to information points and libraries around the area as well as the Hello Huddersfield shop in Market Avenue and selected shops and cafes around the town centre, or can be viewed by going to:

Walks costing £4 per person (apart from those during Heritage Open Days), usually last between 1.5 – 2 hours, and can be booked through Eventbrite no more than 14 days before each walk. To view all the year’s walks, go to:

In addition, two new trails, the Textile and Greasepaint and Limelight (cinema and theatre) trails are now available, adding to the 16 free leaflets already available.

For further details, including a PDF of the full programme, please go to the Discover Huddersfield website:

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.


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: