Honley Feast (1889)

The 1889 Honley Feast began on Sunday 22 September.[1]

The March 1889 meeting of the Huddersfield School Board discussed arrangements for the Honley Feast and resolved that the local schools — Berry Brow, Brierley Wood, Crosland Moor, Mount Pleasant, and Stiles Common — would close on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 September to allow children to attend the feast. In lieu, the schools would be open on Friday 7 June and Friday 20 December 1889. Mr T. Shaw voiced his opinion that it would be better to close the schools for the whole week, but his amendment to that effect lost by four votes to five.[2]

Notes and References

  1. Unfortunately the online newspaper archives are missing all issues of the Huddersfield Chronicle from July 1889 December 1889.
  2. "Huddersfield School Board" in Huddersfield Daily Chronicle (05/Mar/1889).