This page lists the recent additions to the Huddersfield Exposed...
- Began building pages for the various turnpike roads in the area, e.g. Huddersfield and Penistone Turnpike, Lockwood and Meltham Turnpike & Meltham and Wessenden Head Turnpike
- added the route of the Huddersfield and New Hey Turnpike Road
- added the route of the Huddersfield and Woodhead Turnpike Road
- added the route of the Wakefield and Austerlands Turnpike Road, including the three routes taken by the turnpike between Huddersfield and Austerlands (1759, 1777 & 1820)
- added Birstall and Huddersfield Turnpike Road
- Set up an Omeka installation to archive images and multimedia: https://huddersfield.exposed/archive/
- added text of The Parish Church of St. Bartholomew, Meltham: Ter-Centenary 1651-1951 (1951)
- transcribed West Yorkshire Alehouse Licences (P33/5/2) which contains details of inns, licensed public houses, and beerhouses circa 1880
- started project to summarise the annual Brewster Sessions
- transcriptions of the Pigot and Co.'s National Commercial Directory of 1828-9 & Pigot and Co.'s National Commercial Directory of 1834 added
- transcription of Slaithwaite Notes: Past and Present (1905) by John Sugden added
- transcription of The History of Honley and its Hamlets from the Earliest Time to the Present (1914) by Mary A. Jagger added
- transcription of the Huddersfield section of Pigot's Commercial Directory for 1818-20 added
- 1st — added a new digitisation of the Rev. Hughes' The History of the Township of Meltham (1866) done for this site to celebrate the 150th year of its original publication!
- 1st — added a 1900 article about James Bamforth of Holmfirth and his famous studio
- 2nd — added details for photographer Bland Wolfenden (1859-1922)
- 13th — added 1892 boundaries for Holme and the wards of Huddersfield Central, Huddersfield North, Huddersfield South, Huddersfield East, Huddersfield West and Longwood
- 15th — added summaries of the Meltham Feast
- 17th — added a scan of History of Ravensknowle & Scheme for the Development of a Local Museum (1921) by Legh Tolson and T.W. Woodhead
- 22nd — added a scan of Huddersfield: The Official Handbook (1930)
- 13th — scans and a PDF of Huddersfield Holidays at Home: Souvenir Handbook (1943) added
- 14th — 1892 Urban District boundaries added for Lingards, Slaithwaite and Farnley Tyas
- 14th — added locations and details for pubs etc in Berry Brow and South Crosland areas
- 22nd — added biographical details for several local photographers
- 24nd — created a new section for stereoscopic images of Huddersfield
- 30th — created a page for one of Huddersfield's forgotten parks, the tiny Peel Park
- 7th — added details for the Lockwood and Meltham Turnpike, the Lockwood and Meltham Turnpike Trust and the ill-fated Dungeon Wood Toll House, Lockwood
- 12th — 1892 Urban District boundaries added for Austonley, Honley, Linthwiate, Meltham, Netherthong, and South Crosland
- 16th — transcribed the Social Services in Huddersfield (1951) booklet and scanned the adverts
- 17th — added details for booksellers Coates and Bairstow of Station Street, Huddersfield, and for founding partner Edwin Walter Coates (1863-1940)
- 19th — finished adding local mill-owner's responses to the Royal Commission on Employment of Children in Factories of 1833
- 20th — added biographical notes for German-born photographer Henry Krüger (c.1851-1942) who moved with his children to America in 1914 (presumably to avoid being interned as an undesirable alien when war broke out)
- 21st — added "The History of the Borough of Huddersfield" from Yorkshire, Past and Present: A History and a Description of the Three Ridings of the Great County of York - volume 2, part 2 (1875) by Thomas Baines
- 23rd — added more books added to the Yorkshire Public Domain Books Collection: Spen Valley, Past and Present (1893) by Frank Peel, Annual Report of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society (1823-1834), Annual Report of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society (1835-1849), Annual Report of the Yorkshire Philosophical Society (1850-1859), The Civil, Ecclesiastical, Literary, Commercial and Miscellaneous History of the Manufacturing District of Yorkshire: Volume 1 (1834) by Edward Parsons, The Civil, Ecclesiastical, Literary, Commercial and Miscellaneous History of the Manufacturing District of Yorkshire: Volume 2 (1834) by Edward Parsons, Ralph Thoresby, the Topographer; His Town and Times: Volume 1 (1885) by D.H. Atkinson, Ralph Thoresby, the Topographer; His Town and Times: Volume 2 (1887) by D.H. Atkinson, The Geology of the Country around Holmfirth and Glossop (1933), The Geology of the Country around Huddersfield and Halifax (1930), and many more!
- 30th — added the text of History of the Library Movement in Huddersfield (1945)
- 25th — Added details for local photography company John Edward Shaw and Son, established by John Edward Shaw (c.1849-1916) and his son Charles Raven Shaw (1873-1917).
- 30th — Added details for local photographers William Colton Pearson (1842-1927) and Samuel Stansfield Priestley (1826-1894).
- 15th — Added biographical notes for photographer John Thomas Pentney (1855-1937) and for Jessie Louise Pyrah (c.1884-1957). Jessie appears to have been photographed many times by Pentney.
- 17th — Added biographical notes for local suffragette Dora Thewlis (1890-1976), along with several newspaper transcriptions.
- 2nd — added an entry for Congregationalism in Yorkshire (1868) by James G. Miall to the Yorkshire Public Domain Books Collection
- 3rd — added an entry for Annals of the Church in Slaithwaite (Near Huddersfield) from 1593 to 1864 (1864) by Charles Augustus Hulbert
- 4th — completed indexing the 1904 Huddersfield East map
- 5th — added Baines' Directory: History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York, Volume 1 (1822) compiled by Edward Baines and transcribed the entries in the directory for Huddersfield
- 7th — added more local entries from Baines' Directory: History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York, Volume 1 (1822) compiled by Edward Baines
- 9th — added some publicity material relating to the Theatre Royal, Huddersfield
- 10th — work has started on transcribing the 800 page Jubb's Directory: The Huddersfield County Borough Directory (1937)... it may take a while, folks!
- 20th — the street index of Jubb's Directory: The Huddersfield County Borough Directory (1937) is now complete up to Dowker Street, Milnsbridge and a number of the initial sections have been transcribed, including a Who's Who of Huddersfield
- 25th — completed indexing a section of the 1892 OS Map centred on grid reference SE 4115 4075, which includes Holmbridge
- 27th — completed indexing a section of the 1892 OS Map centred on grid reference SE 4145 4075, which includes Holmfirth, Cartworth, Scholes, etc
- 30th — completed indexing a section of the 1892 OS Map centred on grid reference SE 4205 4165, which includes Lepton, Whitley Beaumont Estate, etc
To view all the changes to the site, see the Recent Changes index.
Older Featured Items from the Home Page
- Did you know Lockwood was once a fashionable spa resort?
- Picturesque Views of Huddersfield (c.1900), a collection of 20 photographs likely taken in the 1890s, has been made freely available.
- The 1928 centenary booklet St. Paul's, Huddersfield: The Days That Are Past, 1828-1928 is available to read and download.
- An exclusive for this site — the full text of Holy Trinity, Huddersfield: Three Lectures on the History of the Church and Parish, 1819-1904 (1913) by Rev. A.S. Weatherhead, which details the early history of Holy Trinity Church, Greenhead.
- Browse the Huddersfield College Calendar for winter 1939/40.
- The 1852 publication The Flood Came and Took Them All Away: A Sermon on the Holmfirth Flood by the Rev. Joshua Fawcett has been transcribed for the site, which includes contemporary details of the Holmfirth Flood of 1852 along with the subsequent inquest.
- A second publication on the Holmfirth Flood has been transcribed — Sorrow on the Land: An Account of the Inundation Occasioned by the Bursting of the Bilberry Reservoir (1852)