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A RICH HISTORICAL PAST

THE OLD NORTHOWRAM TOWNSHIP BROUGHT TO LIFE

THE NEXT PRESENTATION

Mrs Harry Humphries; The Lady Globe Trotter

The first Northowram Historical event for the year features Robert Hamilton talking about Mrs Harry Humphries a lady globe trotter who made the world press headlines. Lizzie Yates (Mrs Harry Humphries) started a 40,000 mile walk around the World for a…
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ABOUT US

The society always supports a full calendar of events. Our regular speaker led presentations usually held at Northowram Methodist Church on Northowran Green are a favourite for members and guests to find out about all aspects of local history. In summer months we offer a walk and talk history ramble around interesting parts of the village.

For those who like to be involved in a more hands on approach to history, you can join our Wednesday evening research meetings at Heywood United Reform Church lower meeting room.

CURRENT NEWS

PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION – MARCH 17th 2018

Northowram Historical Society held an open day at Northowram Methodist Church, Northowram Green on Saturday 17th March. The Event was an exhibition of the Society’s images archive, featuring images from lots of different areas of the collection. These were split in to different areas of interest which included:

Transport, Older Houses, Activities, People and Places.

The event attracted 120 people who braved the snowy conditions to enjoy looking and in some cases adding names and information to help fill some of the Society’s knowledge of the past histories of Northowram.

JOIN OUR WEDNESDAY EVENING RESEARCH GROUP

Next sessions now running until 25th March 2020

NEW SESSIONS START JANUARY 2020. Sessions start at 7.30pm, Wednesday 8th January 2020.

Each year the society runs a Wedneday evening research group usually split in to ten week blocks. Everyone is welcome to join this active group who are focusing their time in researching. a wide range of local history topics. Most of this output will eventually become material for another publication.

If you have a particular interest in the village historical past, whether it be medieval or closer to present times, you are welcome to join. There is a small fee of £3 for the evening to cover the cost of the room hire and the use of a router to access the internet. Encouragement and help is on hand from members with a lot of knowledge in helping to pinpoint the correct information efficiently. Free refreshments are available and a chance to exchange history gossip or just socialise. Just drop in first to experience an evening for a free session. If you like working alongside our friendly bunch then we would be pleased for you to continue.

Every Wednesday evening from 7.30pm until 9pm at the Heywood Reform Church lower meeting room.

Contact us: history@northowram.org

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

EVENTS TIMETABLE FOR 2020

Members Free – Guests £3. Under 16s free.

Held at Northowram Methodist Church, Northowram Green, Northowram. (Unless stated otherwise)

Doors open at 7.00pm for 7.30pm start time.

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16th January 2020
Mrs Harry Humphries; The Lady Globetrotter. An illustrated talk by Robert Hamilton

20th February 2020
Halifax Piece Hall.An illustrated talk by Jo Fullman

19th March 2020
AGM followed by Man’s Second Best Friend. A talk by Bill Tetlow

April 2020
NO PRESENTATION

21st May 2020
Henry Charles McCrea: Builder of Lumbrook Mill. An illustrated talk by George Bowers

18th June 2020
Saltaire. A talk by Maria Glot

23rd July 2020
A Visit to Bradford Police Museum — START TIME TBC. A guided tour.
Details to be added at a later date.

20th August 2020
A Village Walk. A walk led by one of our members.
Details to be added at a later date.

17th September 2020
Scout Hall. An illustrated talk by David Cant

15th October 2020
Halifax Railways & Branch Lines Part 1. An illustrated talk by Peter Connolly

19th November 2020
More Wainstalls Waifs. An illustrated talk by Kim Pearson

17th December 2020
Free Christmas Party. Northowram Historical Society. 7.30pm start. – Everyone welcome, enjoy a great night out. Plenty of activities as usual!

OUR PUBLICATIONS

Northowram
Old Northowram Village

A collection of past images with brief histories.
Edited by: M. Beecham
ISBN 978-0-9574790-0-5
40 pages. Priced at £6.95
Approximately 50 copies still available.
Email history@northowram.org to purchase.

A History of Northowram Township from 1800
Edited by M. Beecham & G. Bowers
ISBN 978-0-9574790-1-2
492 pages. 750 copies printed.
Sold out

Brynescoles Valley (Chelsea Valley)
Earlier histories of the valley and Northowram village
Author: Michael Beecham
ISBN978-0-9574790-2-9
219 pages. Hard Back. Priced at £20.00
Approximately 50 copies still available.
Email history@northowram.org to purchase.

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