Newly published in November 2012 by the University of Huddersfield is Slavery in Yorkshire: Richard Oastler and the campaign against child labour in the industrial revolution, edited by HLHS founder members Hilary Haigh and John Hargreaves, both visiting research fellows at the University. It has a rave review on the Historical Association website.
Published in September 2012 was Rippon Bros, a coachbuilder of renown, by award-winning motoring historian Jonathan Wood, which recounts the history of the famous Huddersfield business established in 1870.
Also recently available from Holmfirth local history publisher Shalliley Books are Let All Men Sing!, about New Mill Choir, and It’s Not Lord’s: a West Yorkshire cricket anthology; please add £2.50 p &p to the prices quoted if you order either of these.
Published last year by the Friends of Greenhead Park was Secured for the Town: The story of Huddersfield’s Greenhead Park, by David Griffiths; click here for details of the book and how to buy it.
Two searchable CD ROMs of Huddersfield history classics are available as follows:
* D F E Sykes’ Huddersfield and its Vicinity, plus historic maps of Yorkshire, for £12.
* Taylor Dyson’s History of Huddersfield & District, J Hughes’ History of Meltham and J H Turner’s The Elland Tragedies, for £15.
These should be ordered direct from the publisher (who also offers many other historic Yorkshire books).
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