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Huddersfield - The place to make it Huddersfield - The place to make it
Huddersfield - The place to make it
Huddersfield - The place to make it Huddersfield - The place to make it
Huddersfield - The place to make it Huddersfield - The place to make it
Huddersfield - The place to make it
Huddersfield - The place to make it
Huddersfield - The place to make it
Huddersfield - The place to make it
Huddersfield - The place to make it
Huddersfield - The place to make it
Huddersfield - The place to make it
Huddersfield - The place to make it
Huddersfield - The place to make it
Huddersfield - The place to make it Huddersfield - The place to make it
Huddersfield - The place to make it
Huddersfield - The place to make it
Huddersfield - The place to make it
Huddersfield - The place to make it
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Huddersfield astronomer Sir Frank Dyson invented 'the six pips' in 1924 (six short tones to mark the precise start of each hour still used at BBC Radio station) meaning that Greenwich Mean Time was more accurate. Chris Balderstone was born in Huddersfield, he was one of the last sportsmen to combine cricket and football careers, playing for Huddersfield Town, Doncaster Rovers, Queen of the South and Carlisle United as well as playing first class cricket for Leistershire and England. The Galpharm Stadium in Huddersfield, was honored with the Royal Institute of British Architects 'Building of the Year' award. Anita Lonsborough, Olympic gold medallist in the 200m breast stroke in 1960 and first female BBC sports personality of the year award in 1962 was born in Huddersfield Until the Normans invasion in 1066 Huddersfield was known by its Anglo Saxon name 'Odersfelt'. Rugby League was founded in Huddersfield in 1835 when several Northern clubs broke away from the Rugby Union. The Huddersfield Choral Society is internationally renowned and its past conductors have included Sir Malcolm Sargent and Brian Kay (Kings Singers). Patrick Stewart, most notable from his television role in Star Trek was born in Mirfield and is the chancellor of the University of Huddersfield Ed Clancy, MBE (Cyclist) - 4 times World Champion & Olympic Gold Medallist started his cycling career with Holme Valley Wheelers. He is making another bid for gold at London 2012. Roy Groggs of Huddersfield started his career as an errand boy for a shop 70 years ago (he now owns the shop by the way!), and now holds the world record for the longest ever career in the same store Huddersfield Town Football Club was the first club to win three successive league titles in 1926. Only Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United have matched this feat - no one has bettered it. Huddersfield firm, Buyitdirect, are one of only a few UK companies to be included in the 'Sunday Times Fast Track 100' 3 years in a row. The first edition of the Huddersfield and Holmfirth Examiner (now the Huddersfield Daily Examiner) was published on Saturday, September 6, 1851 with Joseph Woodhead, who was a Holmfirth woolen manufacturer, as its editor. British equestrians, The Whitaker Brothers are from Huddersfield The Rose & Crown (the Nook) in Holmfirth has appeared in all of the last 30 editions of the 'Good Beer Guide' The Northern Rugby Football Union (now called rugby league) was formed in the George Hotel, Huddersfield in 1895. Huddersfield was one of the twenty clubs to break away from the English Rugby Union organization. Huddersfield's Contemporary is the UK's largest international festival for new and experimental music Huddersfield firm, KD Decoratives Ltd., constructed Britain's largest nodding dog for the Dogs Trust, standing at an impressive 11 feet tall. Its is rumoured and shown on Ordnance Survey maps Robin Hood was buried in Huddersfield in the grounds of Kirklees Priory in 1247. The Laurence Batley Theatre which opened in 1994 housed in what was once the largest Wesleyan Chapel in the world! Iron Maiden wrote a song about their manager leaving his hometown of Huddersfield and struggling to settle into Los Angeles, the song was called 'The Sherriff of Huddersfield' The M62 is the highest motorway in Britain at 1,221 feet above sea level as it passes Huddersfield. Huddersfield firm, W.T. Johnson & Sons, created the world's most expensive suit at a staggering £70,000. In June 1783 there were riots in Huddersfield caused by the high price of wheat. (Nothing changes!!) Actress Lena Headey was born in Huddersfield and went to Shelley College New Zealand wine "Castle Hill" features a picture of the Victorian Tower - Castle Hill - which was constructed to mark Queen Victoria's 60th Jubilee Year. Huddersfield has the busiest bus station in West Yorkshire with a daily footfall of almost 35,000 people. Holmfirth is the home of BBC's 'Last Of The Summer Wine' which ran from 1973 to 2010 making it the worlds longest running TV comedy series ever. The government campaign that eventually crushed the industrial revolution movement was provoked by the murder of a Huddersfield Mill owner William Horsfall in 1812 King James's Grammar School was granted a Royal Charter in 1605 by King James I, the school is still open today. Over a quarter of Huddersfield's population is made up by students, with over 30,000 of them The Textile Innovation Programme is set to make Yorkshire's textile manufacturers world leaders thanks to a £6 million investment from Yorkshire Forward and the European Regional Development Fund. Huddersfield firm, Worthington Brown, are the only British graphic design company in Hangzhou, China. 11 million tons of Trinitrotoluol (TNT) was made in Huddersfield by Reid Hollidays at their Leeds Road site (later ICI & Zeneca - without any loss of life!). TNT was first manufactured in the UK by Leitch & Co in Milnsbridge in 1902. The three wheel 'LSD' car was built in Huddersfield just after the Great War, commonly known as the rarest car in Britain it now lives in the Tolson Historical Museum Famous Ghost Sir Richard Beaumont (Black Dick) of Kirkheaton was the cousin of Queen Elizabeth I. He was a gambler, highwayman and murderer and was beheaded. To this day people report seeing the headless horseman around 5th July, the day he died. Huddersfield was a Crown Estate when Elizabeth I sold it to William Ramsden in 1599. Huddersfield Corporation purchased the Huddersfield Estate from Sir John Ramsden for the sum of £1,300,000 in 1920. Thus the Corporation became its own Lord of the Manor and the Ramsden connection with Huddersfield, was finally severed. Wilfred Rhodes who is one of England's greatest ever cricketers holds the record for the most appearances made in first class cricket as well as being the oldest player to feature in a first class match at 52 years and 165 days was born in Kirkheaton, just outside Huddersfield and attended Spring Grove School in Huddersfield. During July 1999 Tony Blair (then Prime Minister) unveiled the Harold Wilson statue on St. Georges Square. At one time, Huddersfield claimed to have more Rolls Royces per head of population than anywhere in the world. HTAFC's unbeaten streak of 43 League games between January 1st and 19 November 2011 is a current English football League record Wallace Hartley was the Band Leader on the Titanic when it sank 100 years ago. Up until 1901 he was a member of the Huddersfield Philharmonic Orchestra and lived in the town. The fastest hat-trick of tries scored from the start of a match is 6 min 54 sec by Chris Thorman (UK) playing for Huddersfield Giants against Doncaster Dragons in the semi-final of the Buddies National League Cup at Doncaster, South Yorkshire, UK on 19 May 2002 Anita Lonsborough, MBE (Swimmer - Born 1941) - 1960 Olympic Champion (Rome) & 1962 European Champion, 200m Breaststroke. 1962 BBC Sports Personality of the Year. First British Female Flag bearer at Olympics (1964). Was Treasurers Office Clerk at Huddersfield Town Hall. Rippon Brothers of Huddersfield built coaches for Elizabeth I & Mary Queen of Scots and later built the bodies of nearly all Rolls Royce's until 1958. They were thought to be ideally placed to supply the wealthy mill owners of Northern England!! On the 11th July 1912 - King George V and Queen Mary visited Huddersfield along with some of it's Mills such as Wellington Mills 'The Galpharm Stadium' won the prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) building of the year in 1995. It is widely believed that Huddersfield's Choral Society is the UK leading Choral Society Victoria Castle situated on Castle Hill was opened on 24th June 1899 to celebrate Queen Victorians diamond Jubilee Derek Ibbotson who was born in Huddersfield and attended King James' Grammar School in Almondbury broke the world record for the mile run in 1957 and he did it in 3 minutes and 57.2 seconds, making him the first person to run a mile 4 minutes or less Huddersfield born James Mason aka 'The Rudest Man in Hollywood' was nominated for 3 academy awards whilst he starred in over 100 films leading to him being referred to as one of the finest actors of the 20th century Famous Huddersfield born people include the following - Lord Wilson (Harold Wilson ex-Prime Minister), Lord James Hanson, Roy Castle, Gorden Kaye (Allo Allo), Patrick Stewart (Capt Picard, Star Trek), Billy Currie (Ultravox) and Ray Wilson, one of the England World Cup winning Squad in 1966 Huddersfield firm, Britannia Rescue, won an award from Auto Express for their breakdown service in 2011. Huddersfield firm, Safer Spaces, won the award for 'Best Facilities Management Newcomer' by supermarket giant Sainsbury's. Huddesfield firm, Hillrich, held a conference with a panel of 5 Yorkshire men - the richest panel of businessmen ever put together in the UK! (net worth of over £4.5 billion) Oxfam recently announced that per head of population Huddersfield makes the largest donation in England. The smallest public bar was in Huddersfield - an old converted red phone box! Charles Dawson, four times world billiards champion was born in Huddersfield The Huddersfield motto is JUVAT IMPRIGROS DEUS which translates to God Helps the Diligent Voted highest standard of living achievable at the most affordable price by royal Bank of Scotland. Huddersfield was the first Municipality to construct, operate and develop its own tramway system. Work on the tramway system commenced in 1881 and the first trial run of an engine and car was on November 13th, 1882. The last tram ran from Brighouse to Huddersfield on June 29th 1940 The British Silicon Valley - Huddersfield lies in the heartland of Yorkshire's outstanding digital offering. With expertise in digital marketing, web design, website development and search engine optimisation offered throughout the region Huddersfield is well known for digital excellent in design, development and implementation of online marketing strategy Harold Wilson was a former Prime minister of Great Britain between 1964-1970 and 1974-1976 and he was born in Huddersfield The Media Centre's environmentally friendly double-skinned building was officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen on 24th May 2007. Huddersfield textile company, Bower Roebuck, wove the cloth for David Beckham's Royal Wedding suit. Students from The University of Huddersfield worked behind the scenes for the Oscar award-winning film 'The King's Speech' The local authority, Kirklees is the third biggest in England with coverage over 254 square miles, of 72% is classed as green belt Wellhouse Leisure's Hyundai i800 camper has now won 3 major industry awards. Kirklees College, Huddersfield, counts Justin Hawkins, lead singer of The Darkness as an Alumni. Comedy actor Gorden Kaye was born in Huddersfield. He is mostly renowned for his character René Artois in the British TV comedy 'Allo 'Allo Huddersfield had the first UK Inner Ring Road Denis Law started his football career at Huddersfield Town until sold to Manchester City in 1960 for a record British transfer fee of £55,000. HTAFC - first English team to win 3 successive league titles Yorkshire Cricket Club played their first match at Fartown in 1874. HCMF is the UK's largest international festival of new & experimental music. Huddersfield has the third highest number of listed buildings in the country, more than Westminster and Bath The current Emley moor tower is the tallest free-standing building in the United Kingdom, 4th in the Europe Union, and 24th in the world The Huddersfield narrow canal is 19.75 miles long and runs from Huddersfield to Ashton Under-Lyne in Greater Manchester The Huddersfield Narrow Canal is the highest canal in Britain, and the Standedge tunnel is the longest canal tunnel in Britain. The famous Bill Shankley of Liverpool FC fame was the manager of Huddersfield Town before moving to Anfield. Renowned poet and creative writer Simon Armitage was born in Marsden, a village just off Huddersfield and part of the Kirklees council and also studied at Colne Valley High School, Linthwaite, Huddersfield. During 1913 - 15 Huddersfield firm Balmforth & Co surpassed that of Hollywood in terms of productivity & originality with over 115 silent movies. They also invented film editing in 1899 Holmfirth Harriers - Voted 'Athletics Club of the Year 2011' by UK Athletics. Over 500 members. In December 1977 the Sex Pistols played their last ever live performance in Huddersfield. The Queen and Prince Phillip visited Huddersfield on the 24th of May 2007 for a 'walkabout' in St. Georges Square, just in front of the train station David Brown (later Sir) showed his first tractor in 1939 and built a large assembly factory in Meltham, and later bought Aston Martin & Lagonda. The Aston Martin DB range of cars are named after his initials. Huddersfield firm, The Pink Link, name all their lorries after Huddersfield Town and Giants players and characters from Last of the Summer Wine. The worlds largest nodding dog was constructed in Huddersfield by KD Decoratives for Dogs Trust The oldest pub in Huddersfield is 'The Parish' formerly known as 'The Fleece Inn' and has been trading since 1720 Huddersfield born Brian Robinson was the first British person to complete the Tour De France and the first to ever win a stage Brian Robinson (Cyclist - Born 1930) - First British Cyclist to complete the Tour de France & win a stage (1959 & 60). Still resident in Mirfield. Huddersfield is the 10th largest town in UK and has had a regular market since 1686. HTCPL promoted 'Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival' attracts over 100,000 visitors every year. James Whitham, former 'British Superbike Champion' is from Huddersfield Is the birthplace of Rugby League - founded in 1895 in The George Hotel HTAFC was the first club to introduce an electronic scoreboard to their ground in the 1950s. The outfits for Kevin Costner's ' Robin Hood Prince of Thieves' was dyed in Huddersfield at Holmfirth Dyers Ltd In 1933, Huddersfield Rugby League Club (properly known as Fartown) beat Warrington at Wembley in the final of the Rugby League Challenge Huddersfield has the 3rd highest number of listed buildings of any town or city in UK. Huddersfield was once known as 'the home of fine worsteds' Huddersfield company, Novaglaze Ltd, manufactures the replacement glass for the London Eye's capsules. Actor James Mason was born in Huddersfield The Huddersfield Northern Rugby League club of 1913-1914 is widely regarded as one of the greatest teams to ever play the game… They won the treble that year whilst Australian winger Albert Aaron Rosenfield (known as Rozzy) scored 80 tries in a season, a record which still stands today - and looks as though it will never be beaten The fastest marathon by a marching band was 7 hr 55 min 00 sec by the Huddersfield University Marching Band (UK) at the 2011 Virgin London Marathon in London, UK, on 17 April 2011. The band consisted of 20 members all marching and playing to a pre-arranged playlist. Huddersfield train station was described by English poet, writer and broadcaster John Betjeman as a 'country house with trains in it' as well as 'the most splendid station façade in England', whilst the station itself was designed by York architect J.P. Pritchett and built by Joseph Kaye A Tiger called Fenella, lived in the back garden of a Holmfirth house for almost 10 years and was owned by a family of circus entertainers Famous Huddersfield born people include the following - James Mason (actor), Simon Armitage (poet), Derek Ibbotson (first man to run a 4 minute mile, and a world record sub 4 minute mile holder with 3min 57.2 secs in 1957), Wilf Lunn (inventor). David Elliott Multi Marathon athlete ! Derek Ibbotson, MBE (Athlete - Born 1932) - Mile World Record Holder 1957 & Olympic Bronze Medallist 5Km (1956, Melbourne). Born Huddersfield, attended King James Grammar School, Almondbury. Home to Last of the Summer Wine for over 25 years. There are over 200 listed buildings in and around Huddersfield's town centre Huddersfield born David Brown, bought then later sold Aston Martin, creating the first of the legendary DB series of cars including the DB5, famously driven by James Bond. Jordan Rhodes scored the fastest headed hatrick in the history of English football in just 8 minutes Huddersfield Town FC was the first English team to win three successive league titles. Huddersfield 'bought itself' in 1920 when it purchased the Ramsden Estate for £1,333,000 - uniquely making itself its own landlord the secret home of some secret sculptures by Anthony Gormley - famous for his Angel of the North