About the Marsden History Group

The group consists of any interested people, and has informal links with Leeds University. Most members are local, but anyone from anywhere in the world is welcome to join us. There is no fee or forms - just contact us by letter - Marsden History Group, Marsden Mechanics Institute, Peel St, Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6BW

or email admin@marsdenhistory.co.uk

Marsden History Group programme of events 2019

Meetings are held on 2nd Monday in the month at 7:30, ground floor Mechanics Hall, except the ones marked with stars (***) which will be held upstairs in the Hall. A lift is available. See posters for details of talks.

Meetings are free, but there will be a charge for presentations and member's social evenings.

Date Event Speaker/leader
11th February Business meeting  
11th March ***

Crossing the Pennines: the Turnpike Road

Mike Pinder and Roger Logue

8th April  Business Meeting and Social  
13th May ***

Men, Women and Inheritance in Marsden

Hazel Seidel

10th June 

Business meeting

8th July ***

The Standedge Tunnels

Trevor Ellis

August and September

No meetings in August and September, but it is envisaged that there will be a Summer visit to a place of historical interest. Details to be announced later.


14th October

AGM and Business Meeting

11th November *** A History of Farming in the Industrial Pennines Dr. Stephen Caunce
9th December Members' Christmas Social