We regret to have to report the sudden death of another of our Society members, Alan Davis. Alan was involved in many aspects of Honley life and always been a part of the village. He will be sadly missed by many.
We offer our sincere condolences to Alan’s wife Christine and all the family.
It is with great sadness that I report the death of Professor Mike Page following a long illness. Mike has been a valued member of the Honley Civic Society committee since 2012 and in recent years has been our Programme leader. In this role he has brought many interesting individuals to our meetings and we were fortunate to have a notable talk which he gave himself on the development of Indigo dye.
We were privileged to spend time in the company of someone who has been described as “one of the most renowned chemists in the country” and yet whose modest manner belied the fact.
Mike’s kind and gentle nature made him very approachable and he was an extremely thoughtful and supportive individual. His academic background was distinguished, culminating in Professor of Chemistry and deputy Vice-Chancellor at Huddersfield University until 2018 and visiting Professor at University of Edinburgh since 2019, giving him a broad range of interests and an open mind. His opinion was sought in many situations both during committee discussions and personally, and I know he will be greatly missed by many of us. Our thoughts are with Caroline and all the family.
Ken Jenkin, Chairman
image courtesy Huddersfield University
OUR LATEST BOOK IS STILL AVAILABLE
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