New Titles

There are two new titles for 2021

COLLIERS AND CLOTHIERS

The Honley Families of Hall Ing, Woodroyd, Gynn and Grove

Woodroyd, Honley’s Hidden Hamlet is now out of print and in need of an update. Our new book with a revised title will be a worthy replacement, while standing on its own as a piece of local history. New research has revealed much about the major families who made this area a significant industrial location in the 19th and 20th centuries. Several new images will also be employed in this substantial rewrite.

Available from Holme Valley News and Zebra Jewellery in Honley and READ bookshop in Holmfirth, priced £10.00. Copies may also be obtained though the post by contacting Honley Civic Society at honleycivicsociety@outlook.com  Postage is an additional £2.50.

Restored to Glory – The Conacher Organ of St Mary the Virgin Honley

Taking advantage of the temporary closure of St Mary’s Church in Honley, the 110 year-old Conacher organ, built in Huddersfield, is being completely overhauled and restored. We celebrate organs and organists of the past, the builders and the work undertaken to bring this stalward of church services back to full glory.

This publication reveals some of the history of earlier organs and organists as well as the background to Peter Conacher and his company in Huddersfield. The restoration work is also covered in the 20 page booklet. Available from Honley Civic Society, £2.00