West Yorkshire Archive Service, Kirklees

Location
    • Special Features
    • Web
    • Email
    • Telephone
        01484 221966
    • Address
        Princes Alexandra Walk, HuddersfieldHD1 2SU, United Kingdom
    • Opening Hours
      • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 09.30-17.00; Third Saturday of the month 09.30-13.00
    • Archival and Other Holdings

      The Kirklees collections include:Records for numerous local industries andbusinesses, including woollen, worstedand fancy cloth manufacturers and shoddy,mungo and rag merchants in the textileindustry, as well as accountants, shovelmakers, valvemakers, shoemakers, landsurveyors, auctioneers, maltsters, ironand lead works, wire rope manufacturers,theatres, tanners and solicitors• Trade union and mutual societies’ collections• The records of over thirty local branches of co-operative societies in the district,refl ecting the rich history of this movement• Records which represent the political, social, charitable, sporting and educationaldiversity of the area• Records refl ecting the strong musical heritage of the area• Family and estate records, including those of the Ramsdens of Byram and Longley,Beaumonts of Whitley and the Thornhills of Fixby