HUDDERSFIELD CIVIC SOCIETY NEWS

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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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New A&E Hospital Department Wins Society’s Annual Design Awards

Huddersfield’s new A&E department at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary has been announced as the winner of Huddersfield Civic Society’s annual Design Awards. Presented by the Mayor of Kirklees, Clr Cahal Burke at a ceremony at the Brian Jackson Centre, the A&E was one of five winners who each received a trophy….
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Station To Stadium Enterprise Corridor: Consultation Response By Huddersfield Civic Society

General Huddersfield Civic Society generally supports proposals to enhance historic architecture and listed buildings, improve streetscape, urban greening and focus on the canal corridor, pedestrianisation and development of quality walking and cycling corridors to and from adjoining areas. It welcomes current investment, particularly the National Health Innovation Campus and the…
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Huddersfield Civic Society Design Awards are back for 2023

Huddersfield Civic Society’s Design Awards are back for the first time in three years. Last held in 2020, the Covid pandemic and resulting slowdown of local development projects resulted in the awards being put on hold. Now we need HCS Members and the public to nominate projects in these categories:…
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Huddersfield Civic Society’s role in blue plaque to mark Huddersfield Town’s birthplace

Sir Patrick Stewart with the blue plaque at the Albert pub with Huddersfield Town chief executive Jake Edwards (right) and Town legend Andy Booth (left). Huddersfield Town teamed up Huddersfield Civic Society, fans and Mirfield-born film star Sir Patrick Stewart to mark an important milestone in the club’s history. They…
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HCS concerns over combined museum and art gallery plan for Huddersfield’s Cultural Heart

Huddersfield Civic Society is worried the ambitious Cultural Heart plans for the town centre are being watered down. The society voiced concerns after Kirklees Council’s Cabinet decided to change the plan so the museum and art gallery will now be under same roof – the former Grade II Listed main Huddersfield library – rather than in separate buildings to save money
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Community centre design wins Huddersfield Civic Society award

An architect student’s vision for a community centre in a northern city has won a prize from Huddersfield Civic Society.
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Archaeologists unearth Victorian railway history in Huddersfield

A long-forgotten railway siding dating back to the 19th Century has been discovered in Huddersfield close to where Huddersfield Civic Society called for Victorian coal chutes to be preserved.
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