THE 150TH anniversary of Edgar Wood, the architect behind some of Huddersfield’s most distinctive buildings, is to be celebrated in an illustrated talk.
Clyde Binfield, professor of History at Sheffield University, will lead ‘Edgar Wood – a Yorkshire and Lancashire architect’ at Salvation Army Hall, New Hey Road, Oakes, on July 14.
Manchester-born Wood designed Lindley Clock Tower, Banney Royd, Edgerton, Briar Court, Lindley, and other Huddersfield landmarks.
The talk is organised by the Edgar Wood Heritage Group and funded by Huddersfield Civic Society.
Prof Binfield, former head of history at Sheffield University, has written extensively about architecture.
The talk isŠone of a series of events taking place both in Huddersfield and Middleton, near Manchester, where Wood was born in 1860.
A 12-page booklet, ‘Edgar Wood in Huddersfield’ will be available on the evening.
To find out more about the Edgar Wood Heritage Group (Yorkshire) email: firstname.lastname@example.org or write to EWHG, 24 Sunnybank Rd, Huddersfield HD3 3DE.