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.
The institute was admitted into the Yorkshire Union of Mechanics' Institutes in May 1856.
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.
Notes and References
- "Holmfirth: Hepworth Mechanics' Institute" in Halifax Courier (17/Mar/1855).
- "Annual Meeting of the Yorkshire Union of Mechanics' Institutes" in Huddersfield & Holmfirth Examiner (17/May/1856).
- "Hepworth Mechanics' Institution" in Huddersfield Chronicle (06/Sep/1865).