REPORTS OF HCS EVENTS

All you ever wanted to know about the history of St George’s Square in a single day​

A history day focusing on St George’s Square is to be held in Huddersfield. It’s hosted by Huddersfield Local History Society and will be held at Brian Jackson House on New North Parade on Saturday, November 4 from 9.30am to 4.15pm. The packed programme features talks and a book launch full of stories from the…
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Modernism: From Art Deco to Brutalism

The University of Huddersfield is an example of modernist architecture Thursday, October 19, 2023 More than 50 members of Huddersfield Civic Society, Huddersfield Modernists and guests came to New North Road Baptist Church to enjoy an evening celebrating Modernist architecture in and around Huddersfield. From the bold colours and geometries of art deco and style…
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Celebrating 21 years of Kingsgate – a new chapter unfolds

Huddersfield Civic Society members were given a revealing insight into the new Kingsgate development scheme.  The talk was by Kingsgate centre director Jonathan Hardy who shared the thinking behind a number of previously considered expansion schemes and the reasons they never quite materialised. 
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Talk on Kingsgate redevelopment Thursday, September 7, 2023 at 7pm

Talk on Kingsgate redevelopment Thursday, September 7, 2023 at 7pm Kingsgate shopping centre manager Jonathan Hardy is to give a talk about its ongoing redevelopment. The former House of Fraser store has been stripped out and is going to be turned into a leisure complex including a six-screen cinema operated by The Light. There will…
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Evening Walk Around Golcar

Twenty-one Huddersfield Civic Society members and friends enjoyed a sunny evening walking tour around this historic village.   Guided by Betty Taylor and enthusiastic volunteers from various local organisations, the evening began at the Providence Methodist Church on Knowl Road.
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Peter Womersley, Architect, 1923 -1993. Talk: ‘The Best House in Britain’

Ninety people attended this evening talk organised by Huddersfield Civic Society on Cleckheaton-born architect Peter Womersley. Attendees had travelled distances up to 100 miles and included members of the Modernists and The Twentieth Century Society.
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The Women and Men who made Woodsome

Following his fascinating tour of Woodsome Hall in October 2022 Philip Sands presented a more detailed look at the key personalities who created and developed Woodsome Hall, its estate and its influence beyond.
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Joint Huddersfield Civic Society and University of Huddersfield talk on retrofitting

More than 60 HCS members, university staff, students and guests met at Huddersfield University’s Oastler building on the evening of Tuesday, March 7, 2023, to attend this year’s HCS/University lecture titled ‘Retrofitting existing housing – Demystifying Net Zero’.
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Guided Tour of Woodsome Hall, Almondbury

Almost 30 people attended a guided tour of this remarkable Grade 1 listed hall.
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The Work of Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust

Trustee Dr Jane Crease and Chair of Grant Committee and Trustee Sylvia Johnson revealed the work of the Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust ((YHCT) which was formed in 1988 to provide grants to Christian churches of any denomination or age, listed or unlisted, and used for public worship within Yorkshire.
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The George Hotel: Understand … Interpret … Enhance!

This was organised by Huddersfield Civic Society and Huddersfield Local History Society as part of the annual Heritage Open Days festival.
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Fantastic insight into historic Huddersfield village

Our early August evening walk around Kirkburton, hosted by its very active History Group, revealed the history, legends and quirky stories attached to this historic village.​
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