The Spen Valley Historical Society was founded in 1972 and 2018 will be our 46th year of continuous existence.

We meet on the second Wednesday of each month, with the exception of August when we do not have a meeting. The meetings start promptly at 7:30 pm at Our Lady & St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church Hall Dewsbury Road Cleckheaton. (For SatNav users the postcode is BD19 5DL)

Membership costs are £10 per annum and  £2 per meeting, guests are most welcome with the admission charge being £4 per person which includes light refreshments.

The remainder of the programme for the 2017 -18 season is:-

 February 14th
 Packhorse days and ways
 Janet Niepokojczycka
 March 14th
 The story of Mohair
 John Clay

Talks for our 2018/19 season are

After the Slums: was the alternative a success?
Barnbow in WW2, its people and its history
Bletchley Park
Crowning Glory - Chimney pots and stacks
Early Asylum Life – In the words of those who were there
Henry Francis Lyte - Abide with me
Little known London
Luttrell Psalter
Noel Nostalgia - Golden age of music hall and comedy
Royal Mail – 500 Years and still delivering
The Life of Edward Baines – Mr Mercury 1774–1849

For more information our contact details are


tel 0786 631 0162

or spenvalleyhistoricalsociety@gmail.com

tel 0797 193 8010

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21st November 2017 - Richard Grylls is seeking help in researching the family of Samuel Law
2nd September 2017 - Ronnie Walsh of the LGI is seeking help with Bed Plaques.