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HCS Programme 2018

Posted on 18 March 2018 09:00 AM by David Wyles

Huddersfield Civic Society's 2018 Programme includes a varied and interesting range of speakers and events plus the dates of committee meetings . We welcome members to committee meetings. If you would like to raise an issue or become more involved in the work of HCS, see the attached programme.

Please note these dates on your calendar. Further details will be sent before each event takes place.

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2018 Design Award Winners Announced

Posted on 17 March 2018 02:54 PM by David Wyles

The Graham Cooksey Building, Greenhead College

Winners of Huddersfield Civic Society's Design Awards 2017 were announced at a presentation at Huddersfield Town Hall on Tuesday 6 March 2018 following the society's AGM. The outright winner, The Graham Cooksey Building, Greenhead College was considered by judges to effortlessly link to the adjoining structure. Within its contemporary façade, carefully articulated with the use of ashlar stonework and large expanses of glass, lies the core of classrooms, combining architectural elegance and refinement with excellent functionality. It was considered an outstanding addition to a school with an outstanding reputation.

See the 'Design Awards' pages for details of other category winners.

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Posted on 23 September 2017 09:20 AM by David Wyles

Now in their fifth year these prestigious awards have been presented to the very best developments within Huddersfield that have been completed over the past couple of years. Go to the Design Awards page on the web site, complete the nomination form to let us know which buildings you think have contributed to Huddersfield’s built environment and deserve to be celebrated .

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Heritage Open Days in Kirklees 2017

Posted on 16 August 2017 05:27 PM by Chris Marsden

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Kirklees Heritage Open Days brochure with 57 events PDF downloadable

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Heritage Open Day events with Huddersfield Civic Society

Posted on 29 July 2017 09:02 PM by Chris Marsden

Three walks for Heritage Open Days in Huddersfield

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Talk Exposes Huddersfield's Beerhouses, Brothels and Bobbies

Posted on 3 April 2017 08:58 PM by David Wyles

One of Huddersfield’s foremost historians who will outline the story behind the development of policing in Huddersfield and the Huddersfield district in the mid nineteenth century at an illustrated talk at Huddersfield Town Hall Reception Room at 19.30 on Tuesday 4 April.

Professor David Taylor will reveal Huddersfield’s criminal underworld with villains such as ‘Slasher’ Wilson and John Sutcliffe, the ‘King of Castlegate’; the ferocious anti-police riot in Honley in 1862 and the equally controversial peccadilloes of local policemen. He will also describe the most notorious street of old Huddersfield with its beerhouse-brothels, known for prostitution and the associated practice of trafficking young women, resulting in the town gaining a reputation as ‘the brothel of the West Riding’.

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2016 Design Award Winners Announced

Posted on 13 March 2017 08:35 PM by David Wyles

Winners of Huddersfield Civic Society's Design Awards 2016 were announced at a presentation at Huddersfield Town Hall on Tuesday 7 March 2017 following the society's AGM

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2017 Discover Huddersfield Walks’ Programme

Posted on 20 February 2017 03:05 PM by David Wyles

The 2017 programme of walks, organised by the Discover Huddersfield Partnership is now available from local information points including libraries, the railway station and various town centre outlets. The programme includes a wide variety of themes designed to attract those who have an interest in the history and heritage of the town.

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Huddersfield Design Awards 2016

Posted on 11 October 2016 03:00 PM by David Wyles

Civic Society Members and the general public are invited to nominate their favourite buildings in our annual Design Awards.

You can nominate buildings within four categories – Best New Development, Best Shop Front, Best Refurbishment and Best Residential Development and nominate as many buildings as you like from each category. In addition the Society again will be teaming up with the Examiner so its readers have a chance to vote for the development which they feel has contributed most towards helping improve the quality and image of the town.

See the 'Design Awards' page on the web site for further information.

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New Discover Huddersfield Trails Available

Posted on 5 October 2016 07:42 PM by David Wyles

A Music Trail and a Caribbean Heritage Trail have been produced by the Discover Huddersfield Partnership, adding to thenine trails already available. The trails are available free of charge from local information points, including libraries and the railway station.

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