Huddersfield

Huddersfield

Huddersfield, Castle Hill, Rome

What to see
You’ll find accounts of Huddersfield’s tourist attractions, shopping, eating out etc at Kirklees Council or for themed trails Discover Huddersfield.
For events coming up go to Creative Kirklees.

More Huddersfield links:
Greenhead Park
Huddersfield Library & Art Gallery
Tolson Museum

Exhibitions
to 31 Dec 2022 Society A Woman’s Work…

Towns of Two Halves extracts:
“Lowry liked Huddersfield. ‘I used to visit all the industrial towns and stop a couple of nights in each,’ he said. ‘Huddersfield in particular I’d go back to.’ Friedrich Engels was another admirer: ‘Huddersfield is the handsomest by far of all the factory towns of Yorkshire and Lancashire.’”
“In the distant corner of one room was a Cabinet of Curiosities, which contained among other things the collections of flints and shoe buckles of a Mr Frances Buckley. His drawings of where the flints were found were so meticulous that the War Office employed him to depict battlefield positions in World War I. No explanation for the buckles was offered, beyond the coincidence of his surname.”

‘The Edestus newtoni: did it prey on telegraph poles?’

“Round the corner was Huddersfield’s star fossil, an ancient shark-like fish with implausible dentition. The Edestus newtoni’s lower jaw accommodated something like a circular saw, if the scientists are to be believed.”
These are taken from the Huddersfield chapter of Towns of Two Halves, published in 2018. To buy a copy, email info@townsof2halves.co.uk.