Marsden is a large village at the head of the Colne valley, in West Yorkshire, England. It is about eight miles west of Huddersfield, and lies in the hilly moorland and pastures of the south Pennines.

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 Major Ivan Hirst    Manorial Court 
probate documents
   Fred Firth's
WW1 letters

Marsden History Group publications

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Laithes and Looms,
Cows and Combstocks

 Marsden Then and Now - a photographic journey

Marsden - A Journey Through Time 


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 or email.

Group meetings are at 7.30 in the Marsden Mechanics Institute meeting room on the second Monday of each month. All are welcome.

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The Marsden Photographic Archive - over 600 photographs and documents relating to Marsden's history


Program of events

Remembered Still  
The life of Samuel Laycock,
Marsden-born dialect poet

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Rita Vaughan

Monday November 12th, 2018: 7.30pm

Marsden Mechanics Hall

See all events for 2018