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High Days and Holidays in Honley

The group’s latest publication High Days and Holidays in Honley makes the most of our archive with over three dozen pictures of the way villagers have celebrated across the past century and more.
The most typical events include Walks and Sings, usually as an excuse to dress in their finest clothes and walk round the village accompanied by the local band to then join in singing hymns for religious festivals – Easter and Whitsun – or for Honley Feast in the autumn.
Each page has an illustration and a short caption explaining the event depicted, from royal coronations to public house outings, coming right up to date with the Honley Remembers celebrations in July 2019.

The book is in A5 format and costs only £5.00. It is available from Holme Valley News in Honley and other valley outlets.


Published by GR Books this is the well-known local historian who died in 2018. Honley a Civic Society has acquired a number of copies.  88 pages including photographs and maps, £4.95