News update…

UPDATE 11 MAY 2021

Hello Fellow Historians,

What a year we have all had.  Together we have experienced our own period in history.   One that will be written into the History books and later analysed by the Historians of the future.

You will be glad to hear that the committee for the Historical Society has recently met up to discuss the restarting of our monthly meetings.

There are a few matters that still need to be finalised but we hope to be able to provide you with the date of our first meeting, and details of the speaker,  very shortly.


History Room – Elland Library

We have been informed by Calderdale Council that the refurbishment of the Elland library is near completion and that all our documents have been returned to the building.  However, due to current government restrictions, we are still unable to access the building to unpack and make the room ready for visitors. The website will be updated when we have an opening date.


Please keep visiting the website for further updates.

2020 Programme / Syllabus

The Committee will give a warm welcome to all members and visitors
at our informative and entertaining meetings.
Everybody welcome.

** Programme may be amended in the event of inclement weather.

SYLLABUS  2019-2020


Wednesday 11th September  2019   

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Old Earth History Trail

To download a copy of the trail click here

We start our walk on Elland Lane opposite the Spring Gardens public house.

Elland Lane is part of a very old road which in 1740/1741 became a turnpike road from Elland to Leeds.  Even further back in 1553 John Hanson of Woodhouse did “give and bequeste to the mendinge of one way liege betwixt the Nether Edge to one close called Oldearthe, which way is called the Long Doglayne, 6s/8d”.

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