Welcome to the Society’s website.
Our aim is to provide information about the history of this unique Yorkshire parish lying to the west of the Pennines.
For those wishing to research further there is information in the Archives sections including information in the members’ area.
Our activities include
A programme of talks.
The Society publishes a quarterly Bulletin with articles on Saddleworth history.
We have an extensive Archive housed at Saddleworth Museum.
Our website continues to be developed. We will be adding more information, documents and photographs.
The Saddleworth Historical Society aims to document the history of Saddleworth, to promote an interest in the area’s past, and to facilitate research relating to Saddleworth history. The Society’s activities range from prehistory and archaeology to landscape studies and architecture. Members’ interests include the textile industry, the Industrial Revolution, transportation by way of packhorse trails, turnpike roads, the Huddersfield Narrow Canal, railways, and family histories.
The Saddleworth Historical Society arranges lectures throughout the year and publishes a quarterly Bulletin. The Society has published books about Saddleworth, and Local Interest Trails. It expects to publish more books in the future. The Society has a large archive of historical material. The Society has an international membership, many of whom are descendants of emigrants from Saddleworth to America, Australia and elsewhere in the world.
These two publications of the Society provide a comprehensive collection of the maps of Saddleworth from 1625 to 1892. They are full-colour reproductions giving a...