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New Discover Huddersfield Trails

Posted on 26 January 2016 by David Wyles

Two further trail leaflets have been produced by the Discover Huddersfield Partnership, adding to theeight 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.

The Transport Trail, written by local enthusiasts Phil Jenkinson and Robert Barrett, illustrates how the rapid growth of the town, especially through the 19th century, was stimulated by major developments involving canal, rail and road transport. The trail starts from the UK’s finest railway station frontage, identifies sites associated with Huddersfield Corporation’s pioneering role in developing a public transport network and includes engineering achievements associated with the canal age.

The Cosmopolitan Trail exemplifies the town’s cultural diversity, enhanced by the people from the various corners of the globe who have settled here. These groups have established places of worship, community centres, restaurants and colourful celebrations. The Cosmopolitan Trail provides an introduction to this stimulating mix and complements the already published European Exile Communities Trail.

Other trails produced by the partnership include themes as varied as Public Art, the Ramsden Family, Historic Buildings, World War 1, Radical History and Real Ale.

A programme of town centre walks based on these themes has proved popular over the past couple of years and the 2016 programme, with monthly walks on Sunday afternoon and additional summer evening walks on Thursdays will be available from information points from March or by visiting www.discoverhuddersfield.com.