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A RICH HISTORICAL PAST

THE OLD NORTHOWRAM TOWNSHIP BROUGHT TO LIFE

THE NEXT PRESENTATION

CHRISTMAS SOCIAL EVENT 13th December

The next event scheduled for the members and friends of the Northowram Historical Society is the Christmas Social. This will take place on Thursday 13th December, 7.30pm start at Northowram Methodist Church, Northowram Green, Northowram. Everyone is welcome to come…
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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 12th December 2018

NEW SESSIONS START JANUARY 2019. Sessions start at 7.30pm, Wednesday 9th January 2019.

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 2019

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.

17th January 2019
“Still chipping away”, the Jacksons of Coley. An illustrared talk by David Cant

21st February 2019
Buildings of Hipperholme & Lightcliffe, & those who designed them. An illustrated talk by John Brooke

21st March 2019
AGM followed by The History of Calderdale Markets. An illustrated talk by John Walker

18th April 2019
Policing – A Personal History. An illustrated talk by Martin Bainess

16th May 2019
A Short History of the Local Pub. An illustrated talk by Susan Deal

20th June 2019
An Introduction to Our New Book. An illustrated talk by Mike Beecham

18th July 2019
A Visit to Halifax Town Hall — START 7.00 PM. A guided tour by Susan Hanson
Details to be added at a later date.

15th August 2019
A Village Walk. A walk led by one of our members.
Details to be added at a later date.

19th September 2019
Hardcastle Crags as Seeen Through the Digital Archives. An illustrated talk by Frank Woolrych

17th October 2019
“Fares please”, the History of the Bus Ticket. An illustrated talk by Geoff Budd

21st November 2019
A brief History of the Halifax Parish Church, now Minster. An illustrated talk by David Glover

12th December 2019
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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