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Bonanza of 2016 Huddersfield Heritage Open Days events

Posted on 19 August 2016 04:25 PM by Chris Marsden

Huddersfield Heritage Open  Days 2016 brochure cover

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.

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Kirkgate & Somerset Buildings are listed - at last

Posted on 29 March 2016 07:41 PM by Chris Marsden

Kirkgate Buildings from an 1880s Builder magazine

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.

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Discover Huddersfield Walks' Programme 2016

Posted on 24 March 2016 12:03 PM by David Wyles

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:

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Design Awards Winners 2015 Announced

Posted on 2 March 2016 12:16 PM by David Wyles

David Cambridge and Abid Bashir of Castle Hill Capital Holdings

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.

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Huddersfield Civic Society Response to Kirklees Draft Local Plan

Posted on 27 January 2016 03:22 PM by Frank O'Brien

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.

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2016 Speaker and Events Programme

Posted on 26 January 2016 10:42 AM by David Wyles

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.

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New Discover Huddersfield Trails

Posted on 26 January 2016 10:26 AM by David Wyles

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. 

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David Griffiths needs your old photos and memories of Edgerton

Posted on 10 January 2016 08:53 PM by Chris Marsden

Bremen House, Halifax Road

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.

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Potential new Lidl store - Trinity Street / Ring Road‏

Posted on 20 November 2015 01:19 PM by Chris Marsden

Proposed Lidl site (Google StreetView)

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.

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Fritz Steller 1941-2015

Posted on 18 November 2015 11:22 PM by Chris Marsden

Fritz Steller below 'Articulation in Movement' September 2004

We are sorry to report that Fritz Steller died today, 18 November 2015.

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