King Street, Huddersfield

Huddersfield 2020 is a partnership of Kirklees Council, West Yorkshire Archive Service, Huddersfield University and local societies to mark the historic centenary of Huddersfield becoming “the town that bought itself”.

The main focus will be in September and October 2020, when plans include:

  • Publication by the University Press and Local History Society of a full-length book on the Ramsdens in Huddersfield, edited by locally-born historian Edward Royle, now emeritus professor of history at York. This will cast new light on the story told by Stephenson.
  • A mobile exhibition, curated by University history students, which will tour the town, featuring the archives of the Ramsden family and Huddersfield Corporation.
  • A Ramsden Town gallery trail and family activities at Tolson Museum.
  • Other walks, talks and events as part of next year’s Discover Huddersfield walks, Heritage Open Days events and Local Democracy Week.