Hepworth Mechanics' Institute

Hepworth Mechanics' Institute was in existence by 12 March 1855, when Mr. S. Wimpenny of Holmfirth gave a lecture on adult education to a "very full audience" in the Hepworth Town School.[1]

The institute was admitted into the Yorkshire Union of Mechanics' Institutes in May 1856.[2]

The first annual meeting of the institute took place on 4 September 1856, when more than 200 people — "including a good sprinkling of the fair sex" — sat down to tea in the church school rooms.[3]

Notes and References

  1. "Holmfirth: Hepworth Mechanics' Institute" in Halifax Courier (17/Mar/1855).
  2. "Annual Meeting of the Yorkshire Union of Mechanics' Institutes" in Huddersfield & Holmfirth Examiner (17/May/1856).
  3. "Hepworth Mechanics' Institution" in Huddersfield Chronicle (06/Sep/1865).