THESE photographs date back to a time in history our record books sadly don’t.

(L to R: JB Precious, Mr Joseph Stringer, E.Fisher, W Baxter, JB Fox and unknown)

The Examiner has been at the heart of the community since the 1851 and we still have newspapers dating back to the early days which reveal what life was like in Huddersfield back then.

And as the Examiner looks to move from our Queen Street South base to a town centre shop and at Bradley Business Park, we’ve been having a clean out.

And we’ve unearthed framed photographs of people once connected to the Examiner during its early days.

But we know very little about the six men who posed for professional photographs which may have once adorned the walls of the newspaper office at Ramsden Street.

And we need your help to tell us who they are and what role they played in the Examiner’s history.

Do you know what positions they held? Where they lived and what their interests were?

The photographs were taken in an era when people turned out for work in their finest. All of the men appear to be wearing expensive-looking suits, looking like they mean business.

They could have held management positions, or they could be journalists.

So who are these people?

Some of the photographs are named and dated, but do not give us any clues to their positions.

One is named E Fisher and dated 1881 to 1946, an elderly gentleman, he’s decked out in his finest with handkerchief in his pocket.

The most detailed photograph shows a Mr Joseph Stringer, dated 1866 to 1943. It reveals he completed his fifty year’s service in December 28, 1937, but went on to retire on November 25, 1939.

Then we have a photograph of a W Baxter, dated 1891 to 1946, he’s wearing a pin-stripe suit and round glasses.

JB Fox was connected to the Examiner between 1888 to 1897 and again from 1906 to 1946, but why did he leave, only to return again?

Another image shows a smiling JB Precious and is dated 1893 to 1945.

Lastly, we have a photograph which is unnamed and not dated.

There is a feint pencil mark which looks to read J Millguison, he’s a middle-aged man who looks thoughtful in the only side shot of the six framed photographs.

We’re looking at the history of the Examiner as we move, but remain at the heart of the community.

If you can tell us any more about the men in the photographs get in touch with the news room on 01484 43 77 61 or email