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Following the advice of HM Government on the Coronavirus Pandemic,



Dorothy Bray

I am once again very sad to have to tell you of the death of one of our members, Dorothy, the wife of our President Peter Bray.
Many of you will not have seen Dorothy or Peter at speaker meetings, as they have rarely been able to attend in recent years due to ill-health, but Dorothy and Peter were long-standing members of the Society and a well-established “double act” showing slides of local interest and of their travels. Peter has a large collection of photographs of both local scenes (many of which are published in Then and Now Honley, 2006) and their many holidays abroad. The speaker meetings and slide presentations would not have been the same without Dorothy’s keen memory and great sense of humour.
We send our sincere condolences to Peter and their family.
Ken Jenkin


This year’s award has been given to Carol Roberts for her energy and drive in the celebration of Peace Day 1919. Honley Remembers was a super weekend in July 2019  in which the whole village took part. There is now a lasting legacy of village life in WW1.

A letter from our Chairman Ken Jenkin,

Dear member
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all well in these strange times and hope that are coping with the issues of isolation and social distancing.
There is a group of volunteers in the Holme Valley, contactable either by telephoning 01484 212056 or by sending an email to; they are willing and able to help with shopping, collection of prescriptions, dog walking and so on, should you need this kind of support.
Our speaker meetings and joint walks with Trinity Church are cancelled. As soon as this changes, we will notify you and any information will be posted on the website.
If you are tired of watching the news and are running out of reading matter, some of our books have now been digitised and can be read online. Look for the “Out of print books” link.
If you have any questions or comments, you can contact me via email to
Stay safe, stay well.
Kind regards,