Issue 31 of the Society’s Journal

journal cover Issue 31 of Huddersfield Local History Society’s Journal is now available.

Current members of the Society receive a free complimentary copy of the journal. However, if we can’t tempt you to join today, you can order a copy of the journal for £4.00 (excluding postage). There is also a downloadable PDF version which has the exact same formatting as the print edition but incurs no extra postage costs.

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  • Chair’s Letter: Notes from Isolation (Cyril Pearce)


  • Your Journey, Your History (Robert Piggott)


  • News
  • Partnership Pages
  • Discover Huddersfield
  • Kirklees Heritage Forum
  • Edward Law History Prize


  • Huddersfield and the Peterloo Massacre (Janette Martin)
  • ‘Defeat at His Own Hand’: Joseph Woodhead and the 1893 Huddersfield Bye-Election (David Green)
  • From the Army Drill onto the Factory Shift: History of the Sufi-Muslims in Dewsbury (Waseem Riaz)
  • Linthwaite’s Suffragist (Liz Quinn)
  • Learning from Oral History: Growing up in a Working-Class Community (Michael George)
  • Joshua Hobson and the Leeds Mercury (John Halstead)
  • Nathan Haigh (Heather Wheeler)
  • Changing Farm Communities in the Huddersfield Environs 1900-2018 (Don Jones and Jo Stanley)


  • Peter Hurst, Mark McCabe, Alan Brooke & Christine Verguson


  • Malcolm Chase (1957-2020)

Journal cover photos:

  • © Andy Hemingway (Castle Hill at Sunset, Buckstones and Pule Hill)
  • © Dave Pattern (Cloth Hall Tower and Ravensknowle Park with Tolson Museum)
  • © Kirklees Image Archive (Lockwood Viaduct and Huddersfield c. 1960)

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