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Honley Civic Society Publications
All books can be purchased from Holmfirth Tourist Information Office or by emailing honleycivicsociety@outlook.com



ANDREW JENKIN’S PORTRAIT OF HONLEY

Specially commissioned from local artist Andrew Jenkin, this booklet has 45 paintings and sketches of the village of Honley. In addition, each picture has a brief historical note. Ideal as a gift or simply as a keep-sake.
40pp + card covers, illustrations in colour. £5.00

THE BROOKES OF HONLEY

Even in the 21st century, the villagers of Honley have good reason to thank the Brookes. From work place to recreation field, from school to church, the Brooke family had a hand in its provision. In this brief account of the family, we record its leading members and the contribution they made to Honley life.
28pp + card covers, 42 illustrations in colour and b&w. £4.00

 

HONLEY BRIDGE AND NEWTOWN

This 40-page history of one of the best known parts of the village with the least well known history includes the council offices, the gas works (and a fatal explosion), the roads and businesses as well as the bridge itself.
40pp + card covers, Illustrations in colour and b&w. £5.00


HOPE BANK HONLEY’S PLEASURE GROUNDS

Almost everyone in Honley has heard of Hope Bank - the playground of several generations of villagers. Sadly, the Pleasure Grounds are no more, but their story lives on.
40pp + card covers, updated with colour and b&w illustrations. £5.00

19TH CENTURY LIFE AT LORD’S MILL

This booklet reveals something of lives of the workers and the mill owners, in Lord’s Mill in the 19th Century. Chapters dealing with accidents, fires and social outings paint a fascinating picture of the life of the mill.
28pp + card covers, illustrations in colour and b&w. £4.00

NON CONFORMIST CHAPELS OF HONLEY two volumes

These two books cover the chapel histories Wesleyan, Primitive and Independent from their beginnings to the present day. MOORBOTTOM, 40pp + card covers, fully illustrated £4.00,
THE METHODISTS 44pp + card covers, 70 illustrations, many in colour, £4.00

SOME ACCOUNT OF ST MARY'S CHURCH HONLEY 1888

The refurbishment of the parish church in 1888 gave Mary Jagger the spur to write an account of the church up to that date. Reprinted from the original notes with some additional historical detail.
40pp + card cover many illustrations £5.00

HONLEY THROUGH OLD ADVERTISING.

The many businesses which supplied and employed the villagers of Honley mostly forgotten today are recalled through the ephemera and advertising which survives.
40pp + car cover. Many illustrations £5.00

PAGODAS AND POTATO SALAD

This fully illustrated book chronicles the lives and personalities whIch went to make Honley Cricket Club the champions which they are today. Written by well-know cricket historian, Peter Davies, there is plenty to interest the cricket fanatic and layman alike.
32pp + card covers, 47 illustrations, some in colour. £4.00
HONLEY IN THE GREAT WAR
This book is published to commemorate Honley’s contribution to the Great War through the lives of its villagers. All the names of those killed in action and mentioned on the village war memorial are identified and remembered. Honley’s efforts on the home front are also covered.
40pp + card covers, A4 format £7.50

A HISTORY OF HONLEY BAND

Covering the highs and lows in the fortunes of Honley’s own band, this book reveals it went from being national Brass Band champions in the 1880s to the present day Silver Band and its quest for the top.
40pp + card covers, 50 illustrations, many in colour. £4.00

MARY JAGGER HONLEY'S HISTORIAN,

In her lifetime, Mary was a historian, novelist, dog breeder and post mistress. Her story is told in fascinating detail.
36pp + card cover, illustrated £4.00

A WALK AROUND HONLEY

This new walk takes visitors on a fascinating route round the village, highlighting historical aspects as they stroll. Lasting up to two hours depending on the reader’s preference, the walk can also be undertaken from the comfort of your armchair simply by looking at the pictures.
28pp + card covers, fully illustrated in colour. £4.00

WOODROYD HONLEY’S HIDDEN HAMLET

Tucked away on the eastern slopes of the Holme Valley, lies Woodroyd - a hamlet with a depth of history unknown even to locals. This book puts the life of the mines, the mill and the chapel into a sharper focus.
48pp + card covers, 60 illustrations, many in colour. £4.00

FARNLEY TYAS - A HISTORY

Tucked away behind Castle Hill is a small village with a rich history. Over 92 pages, this book recounts almost one thousand years through church, school and many other aspects of the life of this community.
Price £12.50.