The 1856 Honley Feast took place between Sunday 21 September and Wednesday 24 September.
The Huddersfield and Holmfirth Examiner (27/Sep/1856) reported that weather was poor for most of the feast until Wednesday, when "genial solar influences" prevailed. The Chronicle reported that that children too had their "feast", with "whirly-gigs, flying-boats, pop-shooting, nuts and gingerbread."
As was often the case, a number of Honley publicans were charged with selling beer during prohibited hours by Superintendent Heaton. Amongst those who were fined were William Boocock, Benjamin Moore, Charles Walker, Richard Cardwell, George Sanderson, and Samuel Northcliffe.