Huddersfield Local Studies Library

Huddersfield Local Studies Library
Princess Alexandra Walk
Huddersfield
West Yorkshire
HD1 2SU
England

Website

Telephone

01484 221965

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Local history is the story of your community. Whether you are wanting to trace the history of a local firm, undertaking a project for homework or wanting to begin researching your family tree, the Local Studies Library may be able to help.

For details of our services please see the related link.

Venue Type:

Library, Archive

Opening hours

Monday: 9.30am - 8pm.
Tuesday: 9.30am - 8pm.
Wednesday: 9.30am - 5pm.
Thursday: 9am - 8pm.
Friday: 9am - 8pm.
Saturday: 9am - 4pm.
Sunday: Closed.

Admission charges

Free.

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

From Wool to Cloth

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=480

Life and work in textile factories during the Industrial Revolution

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Apprentices

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=532

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Children at Work

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=533

What it was like for children as young as five or six years old to work in factories, mills and mines in Victorian Britain.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Craft Made From Graft

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=565

Life and working conditions during the Industrial Revolution, featuring the industrialisation of the woollen industry, factory conditions, and the use of child labour.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Everyday Life in the Industrial Revolution

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=527

Looking at the lives of families during the Industrial Revolution and the transition from an agricultural to an industrial economy. Was life better for them once they left the countryside and settled in the towns? Were they richer or poorer?

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

From Suffering to Suffrage

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=272

The struggle of women suffragettes to obtain the vote. Why did women and some men have to struggle for the vote in Britain? What is the point of voting today?

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Richard Oastler

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=524

Richard Oastler was born in Leeds and a supporter of William Wilberforce in his anti-slavery campaign. Oastler was convinced that the objections to transatlantic slavery could equally be applied to the working conditions in the mills.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

The Holmfirth Tiger

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=570

This resource is the story of a circus family who brought back a young tiger cub called Fenella from South Africa in 1939, to live with them in a Yorkshire village.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.

Through a Victorian Child´s Eye

http://www.mylearning.org/overview.asp?journeyid=73

This learning journey describes what life was like for a child in Victorian Huddersfield. Interesting audio clips - Workshouse Memories, extracts from David Copperfield, poems and songs from the period.

Publisher

  • This resource was produced as part of the MLA-funded My Learning project.
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