About the Marsden History Group

The group consists of any interested people, and has informal links with Leeds University. Most members are local, but anyone from anywhere in the world is welcome to join us. There is no fee or forms - just contact us by letter - Marsden History Group, Marsden Mechanics Institute, Peel St, Marsden, Huddersfield HD7 6BW

or email admin@marsdenhistory.co.uk

Marsden History Group programme of events 2020

Meetings held on 2nd Monday of the month at 7:30pm - ground floor, Mechanics Institute. See posters for details of presentations. (*11th May presentation starts at 7.00pm)

Meetings are free, but there will be a charge for presentations and member's social evenings.

Date Event Speaker/leader
10th February Business meeting  
9th March Peterloo retold. 1819 – 2019 Janette Martin
6th April  Business Meeting and Social  
25th April
Joint MHG and Marsden WI coach trip to Port Sunlight, including guided bus tour
11th May * Who was the real Anne Lister? Jill Liddington
8th June 

Business meeting

13th July *** Marsden Mechanics’ Men: The Movers & Shakers of 19th Century Marsden Stephen Challenger
August and September

No meetings in August and September


12th October

AGM and Business Meeting

9th November A Brave and Beautiful Spirit: Dora Marsden 1882 -1960 Les Garner
7th December Members' Christmas Social