The Story of Huddersfield (1968) by Roy Brook

The Story of Huddersfield was written by Roy Brook and first published in 1968 by MacGibbon and Kee Ltd. of London.

The book was commissioned to mark the centenary of the founding of the Borough of Huddersfield in 1868.


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The book is made available with the kind permission of the Estate of Roy Brook and may not be reproduced further. It was digitised as part of Huddersfield 150.


  1. Unwritten History
  2. From Domesday Book to the Coming of the Ramsden Family
  3. From the Break-up of Feudalism in Almondbury to the Huddersfield Market of 1671
  4. The Origins of the Cloth Industry
  5. Huddersfield in the Days of John Wesley and Henry Venn
  6. Rapid Changes in Industry and Transport
  7. The Age of Defiance
  8. Town Life in the Early Nineteenth Century
  9. The End of Cottage Industry
  10. The Huddersfield Improvement Commissioners and the Coming of the Railways
  11. The Charter of Incorporation
  12. The Early Achievements of the Borough Council
  13. Education from its Beginnings to the School Board
  14. . To the Early Twentieth Century
  15. The Second World War and Afterwards
  16. Local Government and the Public Services
  17. Sport
  18. Music and Entertainment
  19. The Future

Copyright Status

Under the terms of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, the copyright of literary, dramatic, musical or artistic works in the United Kingdom expires at the end of the period of 70 years from the end of the calendar year in which the author dies.

The author, Roy Brook, died in 2015 and copyright on his works expires at the end of 2085.