Events

  • Thu
    14
    Jan
    2016
    Thu
    18
    Feb
    2016
    9.45 to 11.45 amThe Root Cellar, Meltham
  • Sun
    24
    Jan
    2016
    2.00pm to 4.00 pmThe Root Cellar, Greensend Road, Meltham

    The next  Open Afternoon for any member interested in learning more about being a volunteer at the Root Cellar is on

    Sunday 24 January 2016 (weather permitting) from 2.00 pm until 4.00 pm.

    You are most welcome to call in and have a chat (no booking necessary) without being pressurised into taking on a permanent role.

    More details are available on the Root Cellar pages

  • Tue
    09
    Feb
    2016
    7:30 pmTown Hall, Huddersfield, HD1 2TA

    Dr George Redmonds

    will talk about

    Christian Names

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    George Redmonds is the author of numerous books on name topics including Surnames and Genealogy, Christian Names in Local and Family History and Names and History. In 2001 he presented the BBC Radio 4 series Surnames, Genes and Genealogy.

    George is considered by many family historians to be one of the foremost experts on Yorkshire surnames and has often spoken at family history conferences, particularly on one-name studies.

  • Thu
    10
    Mar
    2016
    Sat
    12
    Mar
    2016
    10.00 am to 4.00pmPack Horse Centre, Huddersfield

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  • Sat
    12
    Mar
    2016
    10am to 4pmGreat Yorkshire Show Ground, Harrogate
  • Fri
    18
    Mar
    2016
    10am to 4pmHeritage Quay, University of Huddersfield HD1 3DH

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  • Sun
    20
    Mar
    2016
    11am to 3pmExperience Barnsley Museum, Town Hall, Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2TA

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    H&D FHS will be there with family history advice and information.

    Click here for more information.......

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  • Sun
    10
    Apr
    2016
    2:30 pmSt Georges Square, Huddersfield (Harold Wilson Statue)

    Organised by 'Discover Huddersfield'

    We start the 2016 season on Sun 10 April with a guided walk 'Huddersfield during WW1' led by historian Cyril Pearce.   This starts at 2.30 from St George's Sq (Harold Wilson's statue).   'We discover the places and events associated with this momentous period.   The arrival of the first Belgian refugees in September 1914, the buildings used to recruit and train soldiers, the efforts taken to care for the many hundreds of wounded men and places associated with fund-raising and anti-conscription rallies are all included.'

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     'Discover Huddersfield ' have circulated the message below which describes their activities and includes a link to their web site.

    DISCOVER HUDDERSFIELD

    Hello,
    This email is to introduce Discover Huddersfield's programme of walks for the 2016 season. 

    Discover Huddersfield's aim is to highlight the magnificent gems of history, beauty and heritage this town has to offer.

    We often think we know our town and the history, but - do you know where the last remaining wooden setts are or where there is an interesting (and rather rude) stone carving which reputedly got the stone mason sacked?   Come along and you might find out.

    Firstly, a little about us - Discover Huddersfield is a community-led project involving Huddersfield Local History Society, Huddersfield Civic Society, Friends of Huddersfield Station, Huddersfield Tourist Information, Town Centre businesses represented through the Huddersfield Partnership, the University of Huddersfield, Chol Theatre, TransPennine Express and Huddersfield creative Arts Network.

    Discover Huddersfield lead a series of guided walks in the town and have printed walking trails that can be taken at your own pace.

    For 2016 we have 15 guided walks from April to October.   Each lasts about 1 1/2 - 2 hours (we don't walk continuously for all this time, there are many pauses).   There is a charge of £3 per person with the exception of September's 2 walks for Heritage Open Days - which are free.

     Subjects of this year's walks include Huddersfield's Transport Heritage, Women's Suffrage, Revolting Huddersfield (the Age of Discontent), Ramsden Heritage, European Exile Communities and Hidden Highfield.   We have 2 walks on the buildings of Huddersfield - looking at 'What Did the Romans Do For Us' (Architecturally) and 'Revivalism to Modernism@, Caribbean Heritage, a Town Centre Lion Hunt (no bravery required!) and we end the season with a 'scary' Shuddersfield trail for Halloween.

     We start the 2016 season on Sun 10 April with a guided walk 'Huddersfield during WW1' led by historian Cyril Pearce.   This starts at 2.30 from St George's Sq (Harold Wilson's statue).   'We discover the places and events associated with this momentous period.   The arrival of the first Belgian refugees in September 1914, the buildings used to recruit and train soldiers, the efforts taken to care for the many hundreds of wounded men and places associated with fund-raising and anti-conscription rallies are all included.'

     Our second walk in April is on Thu 21st starting at 6.30pm, again meeting at Harold Wilson's statue.   The subject is 'The Irish in Huddersfield'.   'John Lambe explores the places associated with the many Irish immigrants who in the early 19th century, escaping from poverty, found work as canal navvies and in the town's fast growing textile mills and, more recently, came to study.   The walk marks the start of a series of centenary events at the Irish Centre commemorating the 1916 Irish uprising'   The walk will be followed by a short film show at the Irish Centre, if you would care to join us.

     If you would like to find out more about Discover Huddersfield, please download our 2016 brochure or any of our printed trails.   Our website is http://www.discoverhuddersfield.com   If you are unhappy clicking the link, just google 'Discover Huddersfield' and read all about us, including how Discover Huddersfield came into being.

     If you would like me to send you our current brochure by email, just let me know (I didn't attach a copy here in case you were quite rightly worried about opening unexpected attachments).

    We should love to see you on any (or all) of our guided walks.   Come along and find out even more about our historic town.   If you would like any further information or have any queries about us or the walks and trails, please do contact me.

     Kindest Regards

     Maureen Mitchell
    Support Co-ordinator

    Website:                  http://www.discoverhuddersfield.com
    Email:                      discoverhuddersfield@nullgmail.com

  • Sat
    16
    Apr
    2016
    10am to 4.30pmCentral Methodist Church, Parsonage Lane, Brighouse HD6 1AQ

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  • Thu
    21
    Apr
    2016
    7:30 pmThe University of Huddersfield - Diamond Jubilee Lecture Theatre, University of Huddersfield Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH,

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

    The 2016 Luddite Memorial Lecture will be given by Dr Robert Poole, Guild Research Fellow and Reader in History at the University of Central Lancashire. Dr Poole has published on a wide variety of historical subjects although, perhaps, his best known book is Earthrise: How Man First Saw the Earth published in 2008.

    In his Huddersfield lecture Dr Poole will be focusing on unrest here in West Yorkshire. Commenting on why the West Riding rebellions of June 1817 continue to arouse interest and debate today, he asks: ‘Were they the earliest attempt at working-class revolution, hopeless gestures by desperate people, or just a trap set by Oliver the (government) Spy?’

    Further details are here

  • Sun
    08
    May
    2016
    2:30 pmSt Georges Square, Huddersfield (Harold Wilson Statue)

    What did the Romans do for us?

    Join David Wyles, author of The Buildings of Huddersfield - Five Architectural Walks, to explore the influence of Rome and Classical Greece on the town's Architecture and the buildings that mimicked the grandeur of Renaissance Italy.

    No need to book - just turn up.   The cost is £3 per head.

    Organised by Discover Huddersfield.

    Discover Huddersfield web site

  • Tue
    10
    May
    2016
    7:30 pmDewsbury Town Hall

    The Guild Of One Name Studies
    otherwise known as the GOONS!

    An illustrated talk by David Burgess, the Guild of One Name Studies Regional Representative

    The Guild of One-Name Studies is the worldwide centre of excellence in one-name studies and promotes the interests of both the individuals and groups who are engaged in them. Established in 1979 and registered as a charity in 1989, the Guild provides its members with the means to share, exchange and publish information about one-name studies as well as encouraging and assisting all those interested in one-name studies by means of conference, seminars, projects and other activities.

    The GOONS website is here.

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    Try our fun quiz

    Question #1: GOONS are?

    Question #2: What Year were the GOONs established?

    Question #3: Where will be a good opportunity to find out more about the Goons?

    Question #4: Which of these names is the subject of a One Name Study

    The answer can be found in the web site of the Guild Of One Name Studies at: http://one-name.org/

  • Fri
    20
    May
    2016
    10.00am - 2.00 pmHeritage Quay, University of Huddersfield HD1 3DH

    The course is about the history of adult education in the First World War, with a particular focus on the local WEA and Huddersfield Technical College (aka the University of Huddersfield) as well as an appearance from a certain conscientious objector! Although I’m not the main deliverer of the day it should be a really great course and of interest to family historians as we are delving into the non-combatant roles and philosophies of people during and after the First World War in a way which might be helpful for local people and it is a bit different from the norm.

    People can still book places by emailing Dave Smith, Heritage Quay Participation and Engagement Officer at: d.smith@nullhud.ac.uk rather than the address in the poster below.

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  • Sat
    11
    Jun
    2016
  • Sat
    25
    Jun
    2016
    9.00am - 4.30pmThe Park Inn, Northampton NN1 2TA

    Speakers:
    Daniel Williams –Northamptonshire Archives and Heritage Services
    with "Not seen and not heard?" Children in a Victorian County Lunatic Asylum.

    Chris Braund - A Consultation with Master Christopher –Barber Surgeon to the Desperate.

    Dr Janet Few - with "Ducking Stools, Dissenters, Debtors and Drunks"
    – Crime and Punishment in the 17th century

    Celia Heritage - "Tracing your Ancestors through Death Records"

    Click <here> for full details and downloadable Booking Form.

  • Sat
    02
    Jul
    2016
    10am - 4.30pmKnavesmire Exhibition Centre, The Racecourse, York

    H&D FHS will have a stall at:-
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    Full details of the fair, including the list of exhibitors and the ticket offer can be seen here.

  • Sat
    10
    Sep
    2016
    10.00 am to 4.00 pmHoly Trinity Church, Trinity Street, Huddersfield HD1 4DT

    H&D FHS are providing Family History Research facilities at this event. There will also be publications about church history, families associated with the church and Memorial Inscriptions from the graveyard available for sale. Much of this information has been available at the church but not previously published.

    Further details of the Holy Trinity event are here (download .pdf file)

  • Tue
    13
    Sep
    2016
    7:30 pmHuddersfield Town Hall

    September Speaker Meeting

  • Sat
    17
    Sep
    2016
    The Palace Hotel, Buxton

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    More details can be down loaded in this .pdf paper: conference information 2016 v3

  • Sat
    17
    Sep
    2016
    Sun
    18
    Sep
    2016
    9.30-4.00pm (Sat)Christ Church, Liversedge

    Christ Church, Liversedge, Bicenteary

  • Sun
    18
    Sep
    2016
    10:00 amCarlile Street Car Park HD9 4AE

    MELTHAM WALKERS ARE WELCOME

    LAUNCH A BLUE PLAQUE TRAIL

    Meltham Walkers are Welcome are launching an exciting new venture for Meltham.
    A Blue Plaque Trail is being created to highlight the many wonderful buildings and
    Churches that were erected in Meltham mainly by two philanthropic families the Brooks and the Hirsts.
    The launch of Meltham’s Blue Plaque trail will be held on Sunday 18 th September with two free guided walks taking place starting at 10am and 10.30am from the Carlile Street Car Park HD9 4AE with refreshments available afterwards in the Carlile building. The walks are free for anyone to attend and will be about 3 miles in total.
    The Blue Plaque trail was the brainchild of Ann Jurzyczyn and Christine Senior from
    Meltham Walkers are Welcome. Ann said ‘We came up with the idea of creating a blue
    plaque trail following a very interesting and well attended history walk led by Edgar Holroyd- Doveton around Meltham last year. We realised that Meltham has so many historic buildings and places of interest and that blue plaques placed on these buildings would provide people with a taste of how Meltham developed over the years’.
    Christine then took Ann’s idea and with help from many local contacts, including David
    Griffiths of Huddersfield Local History Society who provided the historical information for many of the plaques and Cllrs Paul White and Richard Noon of Meltham Town Council who backed the plan and provided a grant for the project, it began to take shape. David Pattern also helped by being a valuable source of information and he has compiled a leaflet providing a walk route around the blue plaque sites.
    With help from other local residents including Christine Westcott and Cyril Pearce along with fellow members of Meltham Walkers are Welcome, the blue plaque trail has become a reality. The blue plaques have been manufactured by a Meltham business, Zest for Print with owner Chris Woodhead providing valuable advice and patience to assist the project.
    Meltham has always had a great community spirit which was started by the Brook family who were a family that cared for its workers. They provided work, housing, hospitals, churches as well as landscaped areas for relaxation and exercise. Their philosophy even predated Titus Salt in their endowments to the working people of Meltham. Other local families in Meltham also followed suit including the Hirsts and Carlile families and more recently Sir David Brown who lived at Durker Roods.
    Meltham Walkers are Welcome hold monthly free guided walks around the Meltham and local areas– see Walking Meltham web site.
    Wendy Sykes
    Secretary of Meltham Walkers are Welcome
    Tel: 01484 349649 or 07779833

  • Sat
    24
    Sep
    2016
    1000.am to 12.30pmAlmondbury Library, Stocks Walk, HD5 8XB

    ALMONDBURY LIBRARY HISTORY EVENT

    Saturday September 24th, 10-12.30 am in

    ALMONDBURY LIBRARY­

    History is made of MEMORIES! Come and share your tales of ALMONDBURY LIFE and hear about ALMONDBURY HISTORY from the LIBRARY SERVICE

    Are you who you think you are? HUDDERSFIELD AND DISTRICT FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY will show you how to find out!

    Do you use or remember dialect words? Come and add them to the list!

    COFFEE!

    LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT THIS GREAT EVENT!!

    Supported by H&D FHS with Family History Research.

  • Wed
    05
    Oct
    2016
    6pm to 8pmHeritage Quay, University of Huddersfield HD1 3DH

    Historical Research Skills - Document Preservation.
    For details and booking click here for Heritage Quay website

  • Thu
    06
    Oct
    2016
    7:30 pmBrockholes Village Hall

    The Extraordinary Names of the Holme Valley

    A Talk by Dr. George Redmonds

    BROCKHOLES VILLAGE HALL

    Thursday 6 October 2016 at 7.30pm.

    International surnames expert, historian and author George Redmonds uncovers the extraordinary story of surnames associated with the Holme Valley. Exploring the relationship between settlement patterns, linguistics and occupations, Dr. Redmonds speculates why certain names have thrived while others have disappeared. Using historical evidence and touching on the value of DNA sampling in modern research, the background and origins of well-known names such as Haigh, Hoyle and Hinchliffe will be revealed.

    For those interested in genealogy, the history of names, how they were acquired and how they have changed, this will be a fascinating insight presented by one of the UK’s foremost experts in the subject.

    Entry £5 (no booking required).

    Light Refreshments will be served.

  • Sat
    05
    Nov
    2016
    9:30 amThe Railway Museum, York

    Guild of One-Name Studies
    Care and Consideration Seminar
    National Railway Museum,
    Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ
    9:30am for 10:00am, Saturday 5 th November 2016

    The venue for this seminar is the greatest railway museum in the world and home
    to the UK’s national rail collection and we will look at records and their
    preservation

     
    Click here for full details

  • Sat
    12
    Nov
    2016
    10am to 4 pmCathedral House, Huddersfield

    Huddersfield & District Family History Society
    Family and Local History Fair

    Will be held on
    Saturday 12th November 2016
    10.00 am to 4.00 pm
    at

    Cathedral House, St Thomas' Road, Huddersfield, HD1 3LG
    Admission £2.50. Accompanied children under 16 free.
    There is plenty of free car parking space at Cathedral House.
    Cathedral House cafe open all day.

    Family History Fair - full details, including exhibitors list, here

  • Tue
    15
    Nov
    2016
    7:00 pmTown Hall, Huddersfield

    cropped-logo_1.jpgAnnual General Meeting

    Huddersfield Town Hall

    Tuesday 15th November at 7.00pm

    All members of the Society are welcome to attend this meeting, full details of which are circulated to members with the October issue of the Society Journal.

    The meeting will be followed by a talk, open to all, at approx 7.30pm:

    'Shakespeare in Huddersfield
    -
    a true account of art, family drama and eccentricity'

    by Chris Marsden, Chairman, Huddersfield Civic Society.