Great demand for local Huddersfield history book … and people are urged to help with the next one

Great demand for local Huddersfield history book … and people are urged to help with the next one

A local history book has proved to be so popular it’s been reprinted for a third time and its author is now on with another book but needs people’s help with it. The Villas of Edgerton, written bylocal historian David Griffiths, was first published in 2017 and subtitled Home To Huddersfield’s Victorian Elite. It details…

HCS hopes vandalised Greenhead Park bandstand can be repaired in time for summer concerts

HCS hopes vandalised Greenhead Park bandstand can be repaired in time for summer concerts

The Grade II listed bandstand in Greenhead Park has been attacked by vandals and Huddersfield Civic Society has asked Kirklees Council if it can be repaired before the summer concert season begins. The bandstand has been attacked twice and both community group the Friends of Greenhead Park and Huddersfield Civic Society have asked Kirklees Council…

West Yorkshire Archive Service open day in Huddersfield

West Yorkshire Archive Service open day in Huddersfield

West Yorkshire Archive Service Kirklees and Kirklees Local Studies Library will be hosting an open day in Huddersfield. The event on Saturday, May 25, from 10am to 3pm will be at the service’s premises on Victoria Lane to mark Local History Month. Original documents relating to Kirklees’ rich and diverse heritage will be on display…

New HCS Executive Committee members as two long-serving members step down

New HCS Executive Committee members as two long-serving members step down

Huddersfield Civic Society treasurer Michael Barron and secretary Martin Kilburn have retired from their roles. HCS President Bernard Ainsworth presented Michael and Martin with tokens of appreciation for their input into the work and initiatives undertaken on behalf of HCS members. The presentation was at this year’s AGM and Design Awards on March 26, 2024….