About the 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 - Marsden History Group, Marsden Mechanics Institute, Peel St, Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6BW

or email admin@marsdenhistory.co.uk

Marsden History Group programme of events 2018

Meetings are held on 2nd Monday in the month at 7:30, ground floor Mechanics Hall, except the ones marked with stars (***) which will be held upstairs in the Hall. A lift is available. See posters for details of talks.

Meetings are free, but there will be a charge for presentations and member's social evenings.

Date Event Speaker/leader
12th February Business meeting  
12th March *** A history of Marsden Mechanics' Institution and its Hall Stephen Challenger
9th April  Business Meeting and Social  
14th May ***

Milestones and Waymarkers in the South Pennines

David Garside
11th June 

Business meeting

9th July ***

The Inn Crowd; Historic Inns of Marsden

Judi Thorpe
August and September

No meetings in August and September, but it is envisaged that there will be a Summer Excursion to a place of historical interest. Details to be announced later.


8th October

AGM and Business Meeting

12th November ***

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

Rita Vaughan

10th December Members' Christmas Social