Huddersfield Heritage Open Days’ range of 29 sites and events is the most extensive and varied Heritage Open Days programme the town has offered, with old favourites alongside 16 exciting new entries.Read More
At last Huddersfield's Kirkgate and Somerset Buildings join Waverley Chambers as listed buildings by W H Crossland (1835-1908). Previously only No 4 Byram Street, the old Neaverson's shop was listed.Read More
The 2016 Discover Huddersfield Walks' Programme, with 16 guided walks to enjoy from early April to late October is now available from libraries and information points, Huddersfield Railway Station and other outlets in and around the town. The walks, covering a number of themes, complement a series of free trails produced by experts in their particular field. The walks, held on Sunday afternoons and Thursday evenings, usually take 1.5 to 2.00 hours and cost £3.00 per person. No booking is required. For further information see the Discover Huddersfield website: www.discoverhuddersfield.com.Read More
The winners of the HCS Design Awards 2015 were announced at a special presentation ceremony held at Huddersfield Town Hall following the society's AGM on the evening of the 1 March.
Category winners included awards for the Best New Development, Best Refurbishment, Best Shop Front, Best residential, the Examiner Readers' Award and a special Community Enhancement Award.Read More
The Society welcomes the aspects of the plan that help preserve the setting of Castle Hill, but criticise the loss of Green Belt and green field sites and the lack of a coherent policy of urban regeneration. We are unhappy at the removal of UDP Policy BE11 from the Draft Plan and question the need for the inclusion of Castle Hill in the Strategic Green Infrastructure.
See "Read More" for full response.Read More
The HCS 2016 Speaker and Events Programme is currently being finalised. From Tuesday 1 March, when the AGM will be followed by the presentation of the annual Design Awards, the programme will include talks on Edgerton, Dewsbury and the trials and tribulations of self-build, a day visit to see the remarkable Tiffany collection at Haworth Art Gallery in Accrington, Gawthorpe Hall and Burnley Weavers' Triangle at Burnley on Saturday 25 June and an evening visit to Halifax on Tuesday 2 August. Put these dates in your diary now.Read More
Two further trail leaflets have been produced by the Discover Huddersfield Partnership, adding to the eight trails already available.
The trails, one based on the Huddersfield’s transport history, the other featuring locations associated with the town’s vibrant cosmopolitan community, are available free of charge from local information points, including libraries and the railway station.Read More
Local historian and civic society member David Griffiths is researching and writing a booklet on Edgerton, Huddersfield's Victorian suburb, The booklet will be published by Huddersfield Civic Society this autumn.
The booklet will concentrate on the period to 1914 and cover the area on both sides of Edgerton/Halifax Road from Blacker Road up to Thornhill Road – including the Queen’s Road, Murray Road, Bryan Road and the Binham Road areas as well as properties along the main road and just off it.Read More
An important and prominent site in Huddersfield is going to be redeveloped. It is the old hospital / Kirklees College on Trinity Street & New North Road, dubbed Trinity Central.Read More
We are sorry to report that Fritz Steller died today, 18 November 2015.Read More