The Spen Valley Historical Society was founded in 1972 and 2019 will be our 47th 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.

The programme for the 2019- 20 season is:-

 8th May
 The Mabel Ferrett Memorial Lecture
 The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway
 Dave Carter
 12th June
 Hats & Huts, Ladies of the YMCA
 Sue McGeever
 10th July
 Following the Drum
 John Spencer
  There Is No Meeting in August

 11th September
 Infra-red Colour Aeriel Photography in Archaeology & War
 Eric Houlder
 9th October
 Little Known London - East End continued
 Patricia A Bell
 13th November
 The Bernard Howgate Memorial Lecture
 A Potter's Tale
 John Hudson
 11th December
 Discovering John Hartley's Clock Almanacs 1867-1916
 Rod Dimbleby
 8th January
 A Memorable Visitation: The 1891 Spen Valley Influenza Epidemic 
 John Brooke
 12th February
 The Life Story of Edward Wadsworth: Razzle Dazzle Artist
 David Bland
 11th March
 Local Disasters and Tragedies
 Christine Leveridge

For more information our contact details are


tel 0786 631 0162

or spenvalleyhistoricalsociety@gmail.com

tel 0797 193 8010

James Finnigan's name is to be added to the Liverpool Hall of Remembrance in September 2019 and Liverpool Council are keen to find any living relatives who might wish to attend the event in Liverpool to mark the occasion.  If you can help, can you please get in touch with us.  Our contact details are spenvalleyhistoricalsociety@gmail.com

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7th November 2018 - Dave Dickinson is seeking information about a Stationery Shop in Liversedge circa 1903.

15th July 2018 - A local history group has been set up at Cleckheaton Library and will meet on Tuesday 24 July and then the second and fourth week in the month.