Journal

The Society publishes an annual Journal, which welcomes contributions on all aspects of Huddersfield history. The 2019/20 issue is now on sale to the public.

Contributions to the Journal are welcome, and guidance for contributors is given in our notes for authors. To offer or suggest a contribution, please contact us in the first instance.

We have published the journal since 1990, and a newsletter from 1983 to 1990. The back run of issues have been digitised and are now available to download for free. There is also a searchable index.


2021/22: Issue 32

To order the print copy at £6 including UK postage, please write to HLHS, 24 Sunnybank Rd, Huddersfield, HD3 3DE, enclosing a cheque payable to Huddersfield Local History Society. Overseas purchasers should use the contact form before ordering so that we can advise you on postage cost.

If you would prefer to order online using PayPal, the journal is available in both print and electronic formats. Please note that UK postage will be calculated at the checkout for the paperback edition. If ordering from overseas, the PDF version incurs no additional costs and can be downloaded immediately, otherwise if ordering the print copy please contact us first so that we can provide a quote for the postage costs.

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Contents of Issue 32

EDITORIAL

  • Class Matters (Robert Piggott)

NEWS AND EVENTS

  • Partnership Pages
  • Discover Huddersfield
  • Kirklees Heritage Forum
  • Edward Law History Prize

ARTICLES

  • The Peaker Sisters (Beverley Norris)
  • Lindley’s ‘Coal Master’ – Edward John Wood Waterhouse (Christine Verguson)
  • Marsden 1851 – A Year in the Life of the Corn Miller’s Daughter (Steve Challenger)
  • “Riders on the Silent Steed”: Cycling’s popularity in early 1890s Huddersfield (Richard Hobson)
  • Setting up home in 1933 (Mavis Curtis)
  • Two Letters from the West Norfolk Militia in Huddersfield, 1812 (John H. Rumsby)
  • The End of the Empire – Stile Common to Karachi, and back again (Don Gardiner)
  • Tom Johnson of the Huddersfield Fire Brigade (Chris Smith)
  • The Booth Factory Fire 1941 (Richard Heath)

BOOK NOTICES & REVIEWS

  • Anne C. Brook, Brian Haigh & Cyril Pearce

OBITUARIES AND DEATH NOTICES

  • Professor Mike Page (1944-2021)

2020 Christmas Special

Due to the events of 2020 and the need to end our planned 2019/20 season of talks in March, we decided to reward our members with a Christmas present to celebrate 30 years of the Society’s Journal.

Containing over 90 pages of festive cheer, the Christmas Special brings together a selection of archive articles and a tinseled treasure trove of Christmas Past from the local area. A limited number of print copies are now available for purchase. Details of the contents can be found here.

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Recent Back Issues

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Issue 28 (2017/18)contents page

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Journal Archive

The Society has made its back run of older newsletters and journals available to download for free.