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The History of Castle Carr & Luddenden Valley – 18th October 2018. – 7.30pm start.

The History of Castle Carr and Luddenden Valley – An illustrated talk by Clive Lloyd and David Cant. 18th October 2018. Our next speakers are notable historians in our area and leading members of the Halifax Antiquarian Society. This presentation starts…
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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.



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.


Next sessions now running until 4th July 2018

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:



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.

18th January 2018
The History of Hospital Radio in Halifax- A talk by Trevor Simpson

15th February 2018
Heritage Slideshow: Old Halifax Views – An illustrated talk by David Glover

15th March 2018
AGM followed by Fact or Fiction: Interesting stories of Northowram – A talk by George Bowers.

Positions are available on the committee for new members, please contact previous to the AGM to confirm your interest.

17th March 2018
Photographic Exhibition at Northowram Methodist Church.
Saturday  11-00am until 4-00pm.

19th April 2018
The Rise and Fall of Variety and Music Halls – An illustrated talk by John Wallis

17th May 2018
Heywood Church and Graveyard – A conducted tour by Alan Rushworth

21st June 2018
Holiday Memories from the Past – An illustrated talk by Chris Helme

19th July 2018
Waterwheel to eMail – An illustrated talk by Alan Stuttard

16th August 2018
Discover your village. To be confirmed

A walk and talk coving  part of Northowram village. A good opportunity for younger residents to find out about the history of the village.

20th September 2018
Halifax History Makers – An illustrated talk by Dr. John Hargreaves

18th October 2018
The History of Castle Carr and Luddenden Valley – An illustrated talk by Clive Lloyd and David Cant

15th November 2018
“Around Calderdale” – A Pathways Film following the Calderdale Way footpath introduced by Peter Thornton

13th December 2018
CHRISTMAS SOCIAL – 7.30pm start. – Everyone welcome, enjoy a great night out. Plenty of activities as usual!


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 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
219 pages. Hard Back. Priced at £20.00
Approximately 50 copies still available.
Email to purchase.

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