People can discover different aspects of Hudderfield on two evening walks.
Local historian David Griffiths will reveal ‘Hidden Highfields’ on Thursday, July 21 July at 7pm and starting from the Cambridge Road car park.
David said: “200 years ago Highfield Chapel stood in open countryside with nearby Newhouse, one of Huddersfield’s oldest houses which is still standing. By the 1840s the land was developed as Huddersfield’s first middle class suburb which, with a number of notable public buildings, still retains its unique early 19th century atmosphere.”
The second walk, led by David Wyles, will take place on Thursday, July 28 at 7pm starting from the central library. It will provide an opportunity to understand how the town’s architecture emerged from the various revival movements of the 19th century to create significant structures that heralded the development of the ‘International Style’.
David said: “Huddersfield, like many other towns at the end of the 19th and start of the 20th centuries, was affected by technological changes, influenced by architects from both Europe and the USA. New materials, fashion and working practices provided the stimulus for what we generally now call modernism. We will explore these developments up to the present day.”
Both walks will last approximately 90 minutes to two hours. There is a charge of £3.00 per person but no booking is required.
Details about the other walks in the Discover Huddersfield programme, as well as free trail leaflets, can be found at local libraries and information points or by going to the Discover Huddersfield website: www.discoverhuddersfield.com . The partnership will also have its walks programme and trails on display at Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival.