The Society publishes an annual Journal and periodic books and booklets. Our books in print appear on this page, most recent first. Payment can be securely on-line by PayPal, using the appropriate button below, or by cheque payable to Huddersfield Local History Society and sent to to HLHS, 24 Sunnybank Rd, Huddersfield HD3 3DE.; terms and conditions are here. (Quoted p & p rates are for UK only; overseas purchasers, please send a message via the contact form before ordering, and we will advise the appropriate postage cost).
Newly published in October 2013 is Joseph Brook of Greenhead: ‘Father of the Town’, by David Griffiths. Joseph Brook JP (1787-1858) was one of the men who shaped Huddersfield in the first half of the 19th century. A wool merchant by trade, he was a leading figure in new institutions of the time, such as the Huddersfield Banking Co, the Waterworks and the Improvement Commissioners. Centrally involved in bringing the railway to Huddersfield, he took a big part in creating Edgerton Cemetery, where his memorial stands proud today. The 96-page biography retails at £6.00.
Pictured below, at his monument in Edgerton Cemetery, are five direct descendants of Joseph Brook,who came to Huddersfield for the launch of the book.
To buy Joseph Brook at £7.25, including UK p & p, click the button below (overseas purchasers – please send a message via the contact form before ordering, and we will advise the appropriate postage cost).
Published in 2012 to mark the Luddite bi-centenary was a fully revised edition of Liberty or Death: Radicals, Republicans and Luddites, 1793-1823, by Alan Brooke and Lesley Kipling, a 160-page book retailing at £8.00, plus £1.95 UK p & p (more details here). It has been praised by The Local Historian as “well produced and well written, and a worthy successor to E P Thompson’s The Making of the English Working Class”. The Society also published a Luddite trail leaflet, William Horsfall’s Last Journey.
To buy Liberty or Death at £9.95, including UK p & p, click the button below (overseas purchasers – please send a message via the contact form before ordering, and we will advise the appropriate postage cost).
|Huddersfield in the 1820s, by Edward J Law (ISBN 978 0 950913 4 5 2) – £6.00 (+ £1.25 p&p).
|Pioneers or Partisans? – Governing Huddersfield, 1820-48, by David Griffiths (ISBN 978 0 9509134 4 5) – £5.00 (+ £1.25 p&p).
|Joseph Kaye, Builder of Huddersfield, c.1779-1858, by Edward J Law (ISBN 0 9509134 1 3) – £2.50 (+ 75p p&p).
| John Benson Pritchett: First Medical Officer of Health for Huddersfield, by J B Eagles (ISBN 0 95091350 5) – £1.50 (+ 75p p&p).
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