Events

  • Sat
    04
    Mar
    2017
    Sun
    23
    Apr
    2017
    Saturday & Sundays Colne Valley Museum, Cliffe Ash, Golcar, HD7 4PY

    Who Do You Think You Were?

    How your ancestors lived’

    An exhibition staged by

    Huddersfield & District Family History Society

    Something for all the family

    Help to research your roots

    Saturdays and Sundays

    4 March to 23 April 2017

    March 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm & April 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm

  • Wed
    05
    Apr
    2017
    7:30 pmDiamond Jubilee Lecture Theatre, University of Huddersfield

    The Annual Luddite Memorial Lecture 2017

    Dr Katrina Navickas

    Places and spaces of protest in the early 19th century West Riding

    Wednesday 5 April, 7:30pm, Diamond Jubilee Lecture Theatre, University of Huddersfield

    Huddersfield Local History Society and the University of Huddersfield History present the fourth in a series of annual lectures focusing on aspects of the history of radicalism in the Huddersfield district.

    The 2017 Luddite Memorial Lecture will be given by Dr Katrina Navickas, Reader in History at the University of Hertfordshire. Not only has Dr Navickas written about many different aspects of popular protest and social movements – she provided the keynote lecture for Huddersfield’s bi-centenary Luddite Commemoration in 2012 - but she has also been investigating how digital mapping can reflect and further her research. Dr Navickas grew up in Rochdale and her most recent book, Protest and the Politics of Space and Place, 1789-1948, just out in paperback, focuses on events in West Yorkshire and Lancashire.

    In her Huddersfield lecture Dr Navickas will be exploring the protest spaces of the West Riding and will show how the county’s distinct topography and spaces within its towns shaped the democratic movements of the early nineteenth century.

  • Tue
    09
    May
    2017
    Wakefield

    Visit to the History Centre - the new base for West Yorkshire Archives Service.

    An alternative to the usual Society Speaker Meeting.
    The date shown will be confirmed later when full details of the visit are available.

  • Sat
    03
    Jun
    2017
    10 am to 4 pmThe Shirehall, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND

    Shropshire Family History Society

    FAMILY & LOCAL HISTORY FAIR

    The Shirehall, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND

    Saturday 3rd June 2017

    10am - 4pm

    Admission £3.00

    FREE PARKING / DISABLED ACCESS

    REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE

    Everyone welcome!

    Shropshire FHS, visiting Family History Societies,
    Local History Societies and Shropshire Archives

    will be on hand to offer advice and assistance with your research.

    Commercial Stalls offering a wide variety of goods and services for Local and Family Historians

    Two nationally known speakers in the Council Chamber
    at 11am and 2.30pm

    Visit the  web site for further details

  • Sat
    24
    Jun
    2017
    10am to 4.30 pmYork Racecourse

    For details please see the Yorkshire Fair website.

  • Tue
    12
    Sep
    2017
    7:30 pmThe Reception Room, Dewsbury Town Hall

    Turnpike Roads for Family & Local Historians
    by Edgar Holroyd-Doveton

    An H&D FHS Speaker Meeting

    Edgar has been a professional historian for 30 years and an active family and local historian for 20. He  provided this fascinating talk to the Society at our Fair in November. He spoke about the development of the Turnpike Road system in Britain from the earliest days — 1663 was the first, up to their decline at the end of the nineteenth century, mainly due to the growth of the railways.

    His extensive knowledge and interesting presentation also linked very well with the  turnpike connections to local history and family history and his new book (titled as above) is a very well researched and detailed account of all aspects of the turnpikes.

    Turnpike Roads for Family and Local Historians'
    is published by Digger Press, Holmfirth,
    2016.

     

     

  • Sat
    04
    Nov
    2017
    10am to 4 pmCathedral House, Huddersfield

    Details of the Fair can be found on the Fair Web Page which will updated nearer the fair date..

  • Tue
    21
    Nov
    2017
    12 noonThe Old Court Room, Huddersfield Town Hall

    The AGM will be at 12 noon followed by a celebration buffet at approx 12.45.

    Please note, this is a members only event.