Events

  • Tue
    07
    Feb
    2017
    7:30 pmHuddersfield Town Hall

    logo_600Early Asylum Life-Wakefield Asylum

    An H&D FHS talk by

    David Scrimgeour

    Genealogist, Palaeographer , Social Historian  and Author

    All welcome

    £1.00 cover charge for non-members

    Click here to see David's blog (& book) on the subject

  • Sat
    11
    Feb
    2017
    10.30 am to 4.00 pm127 Kirkgate, Wakefield, WF1 1JG

    Click here for full details: History Centre Opening

  • 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
    15
    Mar
    2017
    7:30 pmBrockholes Village Hall

    An Evening of Historic Films Featuring the Holme Valley.

    Presented by Yorkshire Film Archive

    Wednesday 15 March at 7.30pm.

    Yorkshire Film Archive presents a delightful selection of nostalgic films from the Holme Valley area. Footage will include the changing face of the Holme Valley from the 1930s to the 70s, Holmfirth in Wartime, Market Day in Holmfirth in the 50s and scenes of local mills as they were demolished. In addition there will be historic Bamforth sketches made at the turn of the 19th century and the remarkable film of Holmfirth’s pet tiger, Fenella.

    The footage will be specially curated by the YFA’s Steve Morley, who will take the audience on a journey as seen through the lenses of both amateur and professional filmmakers.

    Entrance Charge £5.00.

  • Thu
    23
    Mar
    2017
    7:30 pmHuddersfield Town Hall

    Somme100 FILM and the Imperial War Museums are showing the 1916 film The Battle of the Somme at Huddersfield Town Hall with a live orchestral soundtrack performed by the Musica Youth Orchestra (MYO).  The performance/screening will be at 7.30pm on Thursday, March 23, 2017. The film received several showings back in 1916 at The Empire, The Picture House, Birkby Palladium – I’m not sure if any of these are still standing!

    An integral part of the Huddersfield screening on March 23 will be the live music courtesy of the MYO, an orchestra comprised of some of the most talented young musicians from our area.  Laura Rossi, lecturer in Music in Film at the London Film Academy and the composer commissioned to write the orchestral score, will talk the audience through her inspiration and writing process as a prelude to the screening.  We’re also hoping to be joined by Dr Toby Haggith - Senior Curator, Imperial War Museums - who will give an introductory talk to provide insight into the cultural and historical significance of the battle and the film.

    Tickets are £8 / FREE for under 18s, available from the Kirklees Town Halls Box Office (online at https://tickets.kirklees.gov.uk/ or by calling 01484 225755).  All proceeds from ticket and programme sales will go the Mayor’s Charity, the Royal British Legion (registered charity no. 219279).

    We are also researching local people who are direct descendants of soldiers who fought in the Battle of the Somme – prior to the film showing, we are hoping to have a continuous power point with photos and details of the soldiers to help bring a local link to the event.

    Best wishes,

     Nick

     Nick Dolling,  Assistant Principal, Musica Kirklees

    My email address is nick.dolling@nullmusicakirklees.org

    www.musicakirklees.org | 01484 426426 | 9 Beast Market, Huddersfield, HD1 1QF

    @musica_kirklees

     Event Poster is here

  • 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.