There's a chance to discover more about Huddersfield’s past as the popular town trails return.

Hot on the heels of the BBC Town programme, two local societies set up walking trails featuring the town’s hidden gems.

The first Discover Huddersfield trail in June proved so popular another is planned for next Saturday.

David Griffiths, of Huddersfield Local History Society, and Chris Marsden, chairman of Huddersfield Civic Society, will lead the trails.

David said: “So many local people reacted to the recent Town TV programme on Huddersfield by saying ‘I never knew that’.

“The walk will visit some of the town centre’s best buildings and tell the stories behind them.”

At 11am the first trail, led by Mr Griffiths, takes in Huddersfield’s historic buildings. It gives participants a taste of the town’s extraordinary architecture, from grand Victorian buildings built of local sandstone to gems of modern design.

 

At 2pm, Chris Marsden will host a public art trail.

Mr Marsden has developed the trail to encourage participants to look around and above shop fronts and appreciate some of the artwork that is displayed on our town’s buildings.

Chris said: “Our town centre is rich in sculpture, monuments and life-enhancing art. This stroll will introduce some of the wonders of the town of the last 350 years.”

The event is part of the Huddersfield Open Studios Trail (HOST) and Heritage Open Days events.

Bookings can be made for either trail in the Packhorse Centre – outside the Packhorse Gallery door (next to Fillings Sandwich shop) – from 10am on Saturday .

Both trails cost £3 for adults and £2 for children or concessions and start from the venue. They will last for an hour to an hour and a half. Advanced bookings can be made by emailing info@discoverhuddersfield.com