Birkby

George Avenue, Birkby

Man mugged in Birkby street

Attackers flee in silver car

Birkby film composer Benson Taylor honoured with fellowship into Royal Academy of Arts for selfless volunteer work

He joins fellows such as Stephen Hawking to promote positive social change

Police appeal for information over suspicious Birkby Health Centre fire

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
Substantial damage caused to office at rear of building

Josh Edwards from Charlestown in Australia signs for Cartworth Moor in the Drakes Huddersfield Cricket League

Faisal Javed signs from Birkby Rose Hill to captain at Holme Valley club

News

George Avenue, Birkby

Man mugged in Birkby street

Attackers flee in silver car

Birkby film composer Benson Taylor honoured with fellowship into Royal Academy of Arts for selfless volunteer work

He joins fellows such as Stephen Hawking to promote positive social change

Police appeal for information over suspicious Birkby Health Centre fire

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
Substantial damage caused to office at rear of building

Sport

Josh Edwards from Charlestown in Australia signs for Cartworth Moor in the Drakes Huddersfield Cricket League

Faisal Javed signs from Birkby Rose Hill to captain at Holme Valley club

Robert Read made the top break in the Huddersfield Open Snooker League

Robert Read in action for Lindley WMC
Lindley's main man notches half century

Duo lead the way with top scores in Huddersfield Open Snooker League

David Crosbie and Conrad Norcliffe match each other with 61 breaks

About Birkby

Birkby is a large suburb lying close to the town centre of Huddersfield. Having a population of roughly 6,700, the name Birkby is believed to mean "a village inhabited by people of both Viking and ancient Briton origins". Birkby contains Norman Park, a small park with a war memorial commemorating those who died in the First World War. Birkby remained largely rural well into the 20th century, with the original settlement lying close to the town centre.

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Elland mink farm in 1954, left, and now

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Spend some time learning about Huddersfield's architecture and history on World Heritage Day

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