HCS Speaker & Events Programme 2014
A NEW YEAR
A NEW VENUE
A NEW EVENTS & SPEAKER PROGRAMME
Happy New Year to all our Members.
Here’s a taste of some of the events and speakers we have lined up to ensure 2014 offers a varied and interesting programme over the next twelve months.
First though we have a new venue for our speaker meetings. From Tuesday 4th February our talks and presentations will be held in the Reception Room at Huddersfield Town Hall*. Generally meetings will now be held at 7.30pm on the first Tuesday of a month but the programme offers a range of other dates for excursions and visits, so those who are not always able to attend Tuesday meetings will have a number of opportunities to participate.
Our first meeting on the 4 February will be an exploration of the photographic archive of the late Alderman Clifford Stephenson, a fascinating insight to how the town once looked, presented by our Chairman, Chris Marsden.
The society’s AGM will be held on 4 March, followed by the 2013 Design Awards’ presentations and speaker.
On the afternoon of Sunday 30 March join David Griffiths of Huddersfield Local History Society for a walk round key landmarks within the important Edgerton Conservation Area, ending with hot drinks at the Ukrainian Club.
On 6 May there’s a chance for Members to participate in an interactive talk by Jan Scrine of the Milestone Society on how to preserve manuscripts and other domestic artefacts you may have lying in your attic.
The major programme of repair and conservation work to Huddersfield Parish Church, sensitively carried out by Huddersfield architects, One 17 Design, will be the subject of our 1 April meeting, presented by Stuart Beaumont.
All those who attended last year’s day trip to Pontefract and Castleford were delighted with what they saw. So for 2014 we have an equally fascinating trip to the Rochdale area to see the ‘Middleton Cluster’, which includes the Edgar Wood (designer of Huddersfield’s Grade 1 Banney Royd) Centre, then on to Rochdale for a town centre walk and visit to Rochdale Pioneer Museum. The day starts at 9.00am on Saturday 14 June and will cost £26 including lunch and refreshments.
Our evening visit, on Monday 18 August, will be to Saddleworth where the local civic society will lead a walk around the attractive and historic centre of Uppermill, followed by supper at the Navigation Inn at Dobcross.
On to autumn when we have three special events planned. On the evening of Monday 15 September will be visiting the new archives centre at the University of Huddersfield. On the Tuesday 7 October Brian Heywood of the Rugby League Heritage Project will present the Huddersfield World War 1 Trail, marking the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War. Then, very much in the planning stages, we hope on Tuesday 4 November to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of Huddersfield Civic Society. It is intended this will be a very special event, attended by some well known speakers and guests.
This is just a taste of our 2014 programme. Other dates and other speakers will be announced in the next few months and specific details and invitations for all the above events will be sent to members well before they occur.
So all that remains is for you to open your new calendars and ensure these events are highlighted. We look forward to seeing you in 2014.
* Should any member be unfamiliar with the location of the Town Hall please contact a member of the committee for help.
Please note subscriptions for 2014-15 are now due.