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!
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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.
- Jefferys' Map of Yorkshire (1771) is available to view online, including the sheet covering the Huddersfield area
- A copy of the extremely rare Some Account of the Founders of the Huddersfield Subscription Library (1875) by G. W. Tomlinson is available to read online or download.
- The Holmfirth Flood Project has begun!
- A copy of The Ramsdens and Their Estate in Huddersfield: The Town that Bought Itself (1972) is available to read online as part of Huddersfield 2020.
- A copy of Taylor Dyson's Place Names and Surnames: Their Origin and Meaning (1944) is available to read.
- Arthur Sykes' Ramsden Street Independent Chapel Huddersfield (1925) has been added to the site.
- The Story of the Gledholt Circuit, Huddersfield: 1888-1948 and Milton Congregational Church: Jubilee Souvenir (1931) are now available to read online.
- A Short History of the Baptist Church, Scapegoat Hill (1921) by Nathan Haigh has been added to the site!
- Ernest Lockwood's Colne Valley Folk (1936) is available to read online or purchase.
- Story of the Golcar Town School (1926) by John Griffiths is now available to read online.
- You can now find a selection of works by noted Saddleworth poet Ammon Wrigley on the site, along with his 1938 book Songs of the Pennine Hills.
- A scan of The History of Honley and its Hamlets from the Earliest Time to the Present (1914) by Mary A. Jagger is available to view online.
... or see the news pages for more recent additions to the site.
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- Find out more about buildings, places and people
- Look at historic newspaper articles, journal articles and maps
- Browse some local books, genealogical resources, Local Acts or just view a random page!
- Explore the growing map of buildings and locations, or search for a specific location
- If you can't find what you're looking for here, there are lots of other web sites with useful information
Aims of the Site
- The Huddersfield area is rich with history and the intention is for this site to explore some of the more obscure or unusual stories.
- To make available original content under a licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
- 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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