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Holme Valley Civic Society Talk April 2022

Holme Valley Civic Society
WELLS, WATER AND WOOL In the Holme Valley
An illustrated talk by three local historians
The Civic, Holmfirth
THURSDAY APRIL 21st 2022
7.30pm
£3 entrance – cash please- Pay on the door.


HUDDERSFIELD LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY  

WYAS OPEN DAYS 12 & 13 MAY

HLHS has recently received three large donations of second-hand local history books and booklets – a very wide range of titles, from antiquarian classics to recent publications, and from every corner of Kirklees.
They will be offering many of these for sale during the WYAS Open Days on 12/13 May, alongside a new WYAS exhibition, Your Home’s History, and with the Family History Society also on hand to offer free advice and searches.
Full details of the Open Days are here,

Fuller details can be found here.
WYAS Event – 12 and 13 May 2022

 


TAKE A HISTORICAL TOUR FROM YOUR OWN HOME


Kirklees Local History offers a series of Virtual Trails round parts of Huddersfield.

This one is a tour of Lockwood and lasts for around 45 minutes.

This one is a tour of Birkby and lasts just under one hour.


Here’s another, this time of Highfields from Huddersfield Local History Society 

From Honley’s Alan Brooke, PETERLOO,THE AFTERMATH IN WEST YORKSHIRE


ANOTHER FROM HLHS

David Hinchliffe — Descent into Silence: 1821 Norcroft Pit Disaster

click here

Descent into Silence” is the untold story of an 1821 pit tragedy at Norcroft, near the West Riding village of Cawthorne, in the middle of the industrial revolution. Six boys and four men were killed in a shaft accident when the ascending corve carrying them to the surface plunged almost 120 feet after a chain broke. HLHS member and one-time speaker at Honley Civic Society, David Hinchliffe, a relative of one of the two 8-year-olds killed, has undertaken detailed research into the circumstances of the tragedy, the backgrounds of those involved and what subsequently happened to the victims’ families.