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

Read the MHG Constitution

Marsden History Group programme of events 2017

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
9th January Business meeting  
13th March Business meeting followed by members' pie and pea supper  
10th April ***  The Mary Rose  David Cockman
8th May

Business meeting

12th June ***

A History of The Bar Convent, York
Mary Ward, Radical Yorkshire Nun

  Jerry Ibbotson
Friday 23rd June

Educational Visit and guided tour of
The Bar Convent, York. 
(arrangements to be confirmed)

10th July

Business meeting followed by members' cheese and wine

August and September

SUMMER BREAK : No meetings or lectures


9th October

Annual General Meeting, followed by business meeting

16th October

SeeKing Richard : Richard the Third, before and after the car park

Roger Logue 
13th November ***

Life & Death in Marsden :1665 to 1885

Hazel Seidel

11th December Members' Christmas Social