Upcoming West Yorkshire events

Events: 2020

Dear Members and Supporters,

With regret, we are cancelling our programme until September. In the unlikely event it is possible to run an event before then, we will probably need to put guidelines in place.

In any case we will notify you before the next event, and publish details in the Society’s website.

Many of you may have taken the opportunity to explore your neighbourhoods on your daily outings, and have come across Victorian gems you would be happy to share with others. We would very much like to put a newsletter together, so please feel free to send in any photos or information on unusual or little known finds that could be enjoyed by everyone.

Please send any contributions to [email protected]

October 3rd

A Walk around magnificent Central Huddersfield.

This walk begins at 10.0 outside the Grade 1 listed Railway Station, described by Pevsner as ‘one of the best early railway stations in England’. After a circuit of the Victorian centre, 11.0 sees us at the Town Hall where we have access to several rooms including the original Magistrates Court and the grand Concert Hall, plus several areas not normally open to the public. A rare treat, not to be missed. Finish around noon.


Tuesday 17 November at 6.30 in the Leeds Library, 18 Commercial Street, LS1 6 AL

Temple Moore; greatest Victorian architect?

You may agree with Gavin Stamp’s assessment, or not, but Geoff Brandwood’s expertise cannot be questioned. We have excellent examples of TM’s work in Leeds with the Left Bank Centre and the former Hostel of the Resurrection in Springfield Mount for you to make your own assessments.

Geoff has brought out a revised edition of his work on Temple Moore, the Gothic Revival architect, and we are honoured to host this Yorkshire launch.

Join Geoff for a glass of wine before an inspiring lecture.

Please note that times and venues for talks differ.