Written by Civic Society member Angela Marshall and inspired by the TV programme A House Through Time, this is the story of a Honley house, a family business and a lost community. Banks is that area to the south of the village centre and was the home to Holdroyd’s Joiners and Funeral Directors for almost 200 years. The book has 104 pages and is fully illustrated with over 70 pictures plans and maps black and white and colour.
It is available from Holme Valley News and Zebra Jewelery in Honley and READ bookshop in Holmfirth, priced £10.00. Copies may also be obtained though the post by contacting Honley Civic Society at firstname.lastname@example.org Postage is an additional £2.50
High Days and Holidays in Honley
The group’s recent 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 and Zebra in Honley and READ in Holmfirth.