The threshold of a new millennium is an ideal point to review the recent past of Huddersfield and to examine what effect the last hundred years have had on its citizens. Who could have imagined, as the people of Huddersfield prepared to celebrate the dawn of the 20th Century, the momentous changes about to take place in industry and commerce, living and working conditions, sport and entertainment. We reflect on these events with the help of people who experienced them and who can share with us a century of triumphs and tragedy, war and peace, hardship and good times.
Written and researched by local historian Isobel Schofield, the historical background of these major Twentieth Century changes is clearly explained.
Beautifully illustrated with archive film, photographs and modern day footage.
* The Woollen Industry
* Chemical Industry
* Victorian Huddersfield
* Markets and Fairs
* Culture and Entertainment
* Sport and Leisure
* The War Years
A delightful record of Huddersfields’s past.