REPORTS OF HCS EVENTS

Huddersfield Civic Society members explore Halifax

A fully booked walking tour of Halifax town centre provided an opportunity to learn about its history, developments and recent changes.
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HCS/University of Huddersfield Annual Joint Lecture: March 1, 2022 

Professor Liz Towns-Andrews, OBE, from the University of Huddersfield described the university’s research and innovation activities targeted towards helping improve people’s health and wellbeing.
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Facing the Future: Thoughts on Climate Change and Management of Places

The presentation given by Professor Peter Roberts, Chair of Kirklees Climate Commission, provided a very rational and balanced approach to the way we need to approach issues surrounding climate change.
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Evening Stroll Around Marsden

Twenty HCS members enjoyed our summer evening walk led by Tom Lonsdale, Chair of Marsden Community Trust.
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Video: Watch the virtual tour of Manchester here

Huddersfield Civic Society’s virtual tour of Manchester (watch it on this link) by Jonathan Schofield Manchester Tours was one of those rare zoom meetings where there were very few questions because everyone was spellbound and really focused on the imagery.
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Presentation: Three Valleys Nature Park, Kirklees

At our online December meeting, Jeff Keenleyside of Greenstreams presented the ambitious proposals to create a nature park covering the enormous assets of the rivers Colne, Holme and Calder areas in Kirklees.  
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Illustrated talk: Queensgate Market 50 years on

Huddersfield’s Queensgate Market is 50 years old. Chris Marsden, who has investigated its history, revealed the passion, inventiveness and influences behind the creation of this architecturally important building.
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Annual lecture​: Reinvention across the Pennines

Alex Whitbread, a partner at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, gave the Society’s annual joint lecture with the University of Huddersfield School of Art, Design and Architecture. 
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Visit​: Barbara Hepworth building

Barbara Hepworth would have been amazed to see the huge glass enclosed space and dramatic stairway on the new building which carries her name at the University of Huddersfield. 
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Talk​: Focus on photographer Harry Bray

​Helen Bray of Helen J Bray Photographic Studio, Holmfirth, gave a very personal presentation in November 2019 of her grandfather, Harry Bray’s photographs taken from 1917.
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Visit: Johnsons Wellfield at Crosland Moor

A morning visit in August 2019 gave 26 HCS members, friends and relatives an insight into the processes which have made Johnsons Wellfield at Crosland Hill the country’s most distinguished producer of natural York sandstone. 
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Meeting:  The future of travel in Kirklees

Rather than focussing on autonomous vehicles or flying cars, he drew attention to the important changes on-going in society which have reduced the amount that people are travelling. 
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