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 1883...
- 11th — The first tramcar service leaves Fartown for the terminus at Lockwood Bar.
- The Northern Pioneer newspaper ceases publication, leaving local solicitor Daniel F.E. Sykes heavily in debt.
- 3rd — The 2:30pm tramcar from Lindley to Huddersfield runs out of control as it descends into the town centre. After failing to take the corner of Westgate and Railway Street, it topples over and seven people are killed.
- 4th — 26 children die in the Huskar Pit Disaster.
- 4th — The inquest into the Lindley Tramcar accident opens.
- 7th — The Duke of Somerset formally opens the Fine Art and Industrial Exhibition and the Huddersfield Technical School and Mechanics' Institute's newly constructed Ramsden Building.
- 21st — The inquest into the Lindley Tramcar accident is concluded. The jury finds that all of the seven people who died were killed as a direct result of the accident and they censure the driver, Thomas Roscoe, but fail to find him guilty of manslaughter.
- 13th — The Duke and Duchess of Albany visit the Fine Art and Industrial Exhibition and then formally open Beaumont Park.