The Society organises a winter programme from September to March

Membership of the Hebden Bridge Local History Society provides:

  • Free entry to the fortnightly lecture series which runs during the autumn and winter each year
  • Free or reduced fees for the annual programme of events in the summer
  • Reduced fees for courses run by the Society
  • Reduced fees for research enquiries
  • Access and borrowing rights for the Local History Archive

The membership year runs from 1st September.
The annual subscription is £15.

Membership application form

New members who join the Society for the first time after the end of the lecture series will be covered for the next subscription year.

Autumn 2021 newsletter

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Family History

The group runs a popular programme of workshops and drop-in sessions at the Birchcliffe Centre

Churn Milk Joan

Upper Calderdale's suitability for the preservation of local cultural tradition is nowhere shown as strongly as in its wealth of folk tales about places, many of which are still being passed on by word of mouth.

Midgley Moor

For some years now a small group of friends has been exploring the evidence for prehistoric activity in the South Pennines.