The following is just a flavour of the events which took place and we hope to add more soon!
The following events took place in 1851...
- 21st — William Leigh Brook lays the foundation stone of the Oddfellows' Hall in Meltham.
- 24th — A serious fire breaks out in the early hours of the morning at New Bridge Mill, Meltham. Due to local fire engines being out of action, it is four hours before a fire engine arrives from Honley to tackle the blaze.