Honley Feast (1858)

The 1858 Honley Feast took place between Sunday 26 September and Wednesday 29 September.

The Huddersfield Chronicle reported that there had been "bazaars, stalls, shooting galleries, swinging boats, portrait galleries, acrobats, and magicians booths" as well as a museum containing "a selection of stuff birds" and paintings of Damascus and Jerusalem.[1]

Local magistrates heard that Harriet Hellawell and Sarah Moorhouse had been intending to visit the feast, but instead came to blows before setting off. The bench recommended that, in future, the two should try to be better friends.[2]

Notes and References

  1. "Honley Feast" in Huddersfield Chronicle (02/Oct/1858).
  2. "Neighbours Quarrel" in Huddersfield Chronicle (09/Oct/1858).