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We hope that you find something to interest you.

The image above is the road from Honley to Oldfield

A Second Year of the Pandemic


there is still lots going on and we invite you to take a tour and look forward to welcoming you in the not too distant future. The website is frequently updated and you may find new items from time to time. Try one of the Virtual History Tours of our area.

Our latest book – COLLIERS AND CLOTHIERS is now available. Details here.

You can find the links on our Things to do in Lockdown pages.

Our latest offering, “Servants of Edgerton: Discovering the Women who Served the Huddersfield Elite” by Beverley Norris comes from Huddersfield Local History Society. You can see it here

Please see walks page for details of walks planned for the autumn.
See our Latest News for updates on what’s happening in the Civic Society.

Honley Civic Society was formed in 1984 with the aim of influencing the development of the village in a coherent fashion in line with its heritage. It is a non-political body with around 60 members.

By monitoring local planning and development matters, Honley Civic Society hopes to ensure that the built environment is appropriate to its surroundings. The Society also highlights green issues.

In normal times, the committee meets regularly, examines planning applications and represents the Society at Parish Council planning meetings. See our Minutes page.

During the winter months, public talks are held on a variety of subjects of local interest. The future programme will become available on our Events page when the situation improves.

We seek to promote interest in Honley and its surroundings through researching and publishing a range of books covering the history of Honley. These now number around  20, with titles such as Hope Bank and A Portrait of Honley. We have recently featured a history of Farnley Tyas, a neighbouring village and another on the settlement of Magdale. Details of all publications can be seen on our Local History Books page. They are modestly priced and are normally available in Holme Valley News Honley, Zebra in Honley and READ bookshop in Holmfirth but may be purchased by post.

A series of monthly walks round the area is also organised, details of which are on local notices and on our Walks page. They start from Trinity Church Moorbottom at 2.15 on the third Sunday of each month.

Membership is just £10.00 per year, but if you wish to try us out, then one meeting will cost £2.00 for visitors.

We meet on the second Thursday of each month from September to May (except December) at the Parish Rooms, Church Street Honley. The meetings normally start at 7.30pm and finish around 9.00pm with refreshments available afterwards.

We look forward to welcoming you to Honley Civic Society, when the situation improves. Please keep checking back for further information.


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