Welcome to Huddersfield Exposed!
Welcome to Huddersfield Exposed, a collection of articles and pages about the history of Huddersfield and its surrounding districts.
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!
- Mary A. Jagger's The History of Honley (1914) is now available to read online.
- Slaithwaite Notes: Past and Present (1905) by John Sugden has been transcribed for the site.
- The text of The Parish Church of St. Bartholomew, Meltham: Ter-Centenary 1651-1951 has been added to the site.
- The Huddersfield: The Official Handbook (1930) has been digitised for this site!
- The first Tolson Museum Handbook has been scanned for the site: History of Ravensknowle & Scheme for the Development of a Local Museum (1921) by Legh Tolson and T.W. Woodhead
- More Meltham treats — we've hunted through the newspaper archives for details of the annual Meltham Feast.
- To celebrate the 365th anniversary of St. Bartholomew, Meltham and 125th of the Carlile Institute, and the 150th anniversary of its publication, a new digitisation of the Rev. Hughes' The History of the Township of Meltham (1866) is available to download for free.
- Read a 1900 article about James Bamforth of Holmfirth and his famous studio.
- Scans of Huddersfield Holidays at Home: Souvenir Handbook (1943) have been added to the site.
- The text of History of the Library Movement in Huddersfield (1945) has been added to the site.
- "The History of the Borough of Huddersfield" from Yorkshire, Past and Present (1875).
- J. Margaret Stansfield's meticulously researched Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 is available download for free.
- Read what local mill-owners had to say to the Royal Commission on Employment of Children in Factories in 1833.
- Just added the 1951 booklet Social Services in Huddersfield.
... or see the What's New? page 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
- 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 — from ...
- 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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