Welcome to Huddersfield Exposed!

Welcome to Huddersfield Exposed, a collection of articles and pages about the history of Huddersfield and the surrounding area.

The pages reflect the research interests of those who contribute to the site and are not meant to be an exhaustive history of the Huddersfield area... at least, not yet!

If you'd like to edit and contribute new content to the site, simply request an account.

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Roy Brook & Brian Kilner Collection

A sizeable collection of local postcards that belonged to the late Roy Brook and Brian Kilner have been digitised and are now available to view online and download, courtesy of Mike Swift.

The scans are made available under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 licence.

We hope you enjoy looking at them!

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We've launched an online shop where you can download high-resolution scans of historic items, such as maps, photographs and books, at reasonable prices. All income will be used to secure more content that can be added to the site.

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Huddersfield: The town that bought itself

29 September 2020 marks the centenary of Huddersfield famously becoming "the town that bought itself" after Huddersfield Corporation finalised their purchase of the Ramsden Estate for £1,300,000.

To help mark the event, a copy of the long out-of-print The Ramsdens and Their Estate in Huddersfield: The Town that Bought Itself (1972) is available to read online and Huddersfield Local History Society has partnered with the University of Huddersfield Press to publish a new full-length book, Power in the Land: The Ramsdens and their Huddersfield Estate, 1542-1920.

Further details, including information about the exhibition that will tour town to tell the remarkable story of what happened 100 years ago, can be found at thetownthat.uk.

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Huddersfield & District Roll of Honour

Based on pioneering research by J. Margaret Stansfield into the lives of those who died in the First World War, the Huddersfield & District Roll of Honour is now available.

The entries are cross-referenced with local war memorials and by individual regiments.

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If you have conducted your own research and would like to help expand the entries, please get in touch.

Aims of the Site

  1. The Huddersfield area is rich with history and the intention is for this site to explore some of the more obscure or unusual stories.
  2. To make available original content under a licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
  3. To make available out-of-copyright research materials, such as newspaper articles, books and Local Acts, and place those versions in the Public Domain.

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The site is maintained by Dave Pattern. He also helped develop the Buildings of Huddersfield site and is a committee member of Huddersfield Local History Society.