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The Huddersfield & District Family History Society.
Family & Local History Fair.

Saturday 9th November 2013.
10.00am - 4.00pm.
Batley Town Hall, Market Place, Batley, WF17 5DE.

Admission £2.00. Accompanied children under 16 free.

There are plenty of free, long and short stay car parks in and around Batley.

The event will be at Batley Town Hall and will be held in the Main Hall and Council Chambers.

Whether you are a beginner or a more experienced
family history researcher, or maybe interested
in local history, there will be something for everyone.

All the different societies and organisations that attend
these events, are always very keen and willing to help
with advice and guidance on what to look for and where
to look, offering helpful hints and tips, based on
their own personal experiences.

Batley Town Hall

The Huddersfield and District Family History Society will have our own researchers,
society members and committee members on hand, to help and advise.

We will have our computers with our own database installed,
on hand for anyone who would like to have a search done on the day.
We will also have our full range of transcription booklets and CD's on sale,
for purchase on the day.

Visiting Societies and Organisations

      Huddersfield and District Family History Society.
      Idle Booksellers
      The Family History Partnership
      CAB Search
      My History
      Chris Makepeace Maps
      Batley Cemetery Support Group
      Kirklees Library - Local History Dept
      Holme Valley Civic Society, Local History Group
      Photo Happenings
      Morley Family History Society

Medieval Trees
Barnsley Family History Society
Bradford Family History Society
Calderdale Family History Society
Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society
Wakefield Family History Society
Wharfedale Family History Society
West Yorkshire Archive Service
City of York Family History Society
Hanson Exclusives

Talks and start times.

Talks are held in the Mayors Chambers in the the Town Hall.

10.30 am Alan Stewart-Kaye
The Parish Chest

11.30 am Jackie DePelle
Non Conformist Ancestors.

1.30 pm Lynne Schofield
Newspapers (Fleshing out the Bones of Family History)

Places for the talks will be limited and allocated on a first come first served basis,
so you are advised to book your places on arrival at the event, from the
Huddersfield & District Family History Society stand,
near the stage at the front of the main hall..

Light refreshments and sandwiches

will be available throughout the day, in the Town Hall.


Raffle prizes have been generously offered by the following exhibitors ** :-

Huddersfield & District Family History Society are offering:
1 years free membership to the Society.

Ticket No 45
This prize was won by Elizabeth Clift of Mirfield.

Bound Family History Record Book
Ticket No 13
This prize was won by Ann Emsley of Birstall.

Chris Makepeace, of "Chris Makepeace Maps", has offered maps.
Ticket No 35
This prize was won by Katrina Riley of Holmfirth.

Subscription to six editions of Discover Your History Magazine,
Ticket No 16
This prize was won by Les Bramham of Bradford.

British Newspaper Archive, has offered a 30 day subscription to their web site.
This prize has not been claimed.

The Fair Poster

The fair Poster can be seen by clicking here


For any requests for information, or if you like more information about booking
a place at the event, please contact the Society Secretary, email: Secretary
Click here for the booking form

This page will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.
Please do return from time to time to keep up with developments


** Please note that the prizes for the raffle are offered by individual businesses.
Huddersfield and District Family History Society have accepted the offers of the prizes in good faith, on the assumption that the prizes will be donated for the sole purpose of the raffle for this fair only. Should that prize not be donated for whatever reason by the individual business,
then H&DFHS will not be held liable to offer an alternative. **

** The raffle prize winners, will be contacted on the day of the fair where-ever possible.
The winners names and home towns only, will be posted on this page of the website, the day after the fair. Anyone entering the raffle is deemed to agree to this condition. **


All proceeds from the event will be used to help further the aims of the society.
Copyright Huddersfield and District Family History Society, Registered Charity Number 702199
Root Cellar, 35 Greens End Road, Meltham, Holmfirth, HD9 5NW
Telephone: +44 (0) 1484 859 229

Page last updated 12th July 2013