Issue 33 of the Society’s Journal

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  • In the Picture (Robert Piggott)


  • Discover Huddersfield
  • Huddersfield High Streets Heritage Action Zone
  • Kirklees Heritage Forum
  • Edward Law History Prize


  • The Toffee Triangle (Vicky Dunning)
  • Enoch’s American Cousins (Steve Challenger)
  • Birkby Grange (David Griffiths & Lorna Brooks)
  • John Vincent Hatch (Brian Haigh)
  • A Photograph Fit for a Prince (Richard Hobson)
  • ‘In Pretty Good Circumstances’ (John H. Rumsby)
  • ‘Dear Mr Mosley’ (Nathan Smith)
  • The Early Ramsdens of Longley (Edward Royle)


  • Christine Verguson, Dr Janette Martin, Cyril Pearce


  • Brian Haigh (1948-2021)
  • Robert Alistair Carter (1948-2021)
  • John Lambert Halstead (1936-2021)

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)
  • © Sandra Walsh (Lion Building)

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