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Welcome To The Mytholmroyd Historical Society

This website displays information about Mytholmroyd Historical Society which is intended to be of interest and we welcome anyone interested in becoming a new member.

Next Event

*Mytholmroyd Historical Society is holding on Friday 7th April at the Church of the Good Shepherd, New Road, Mytholmroyd its usual monthly lecture at 7.30pm. However, please note that this month, the meeting is a week earlier than usual due to Easter Good Friday being the second Friday of the month.

The meeting will consist of film rather than the usual lecture. The film is titled “The Battle of the Somme”. It is historic of course, and is a very interesting film that should not be missed. It lasts about one hour.
This is the last meeting of the Winter programme. The evening May visit is for members only but on Friday 9th June there is an evening tour around Hebden Bridge, Meet Hebden Bridge Methodist Church 7.15pm and this tour is open to both Members and Non- members.

Similarly, all members and non members are invited to join the annual day excursion on Saturday 12th August. This year the annual trip is to North Wales. It consists of the Pontesyltee Viaduct, the famous world heritage site; Chirk Castle and gardens which is a very interesting National Trust site and Llangollen for tea. National Trust members with their card will be offered a refund of the cost of entering Chirk Castle. The cost is £21 .50 for members and £24 for non – members. Phone either 884683 or 883284 to book your place. A £10 non- returnable deposit is required.

Last month the title of the talk was “Whats’ in a name”. The speakers were Barbara Atack and Keith Stansfield. This unusual topic was interesting and included the origins of peoples’ names. Everybody’s name can be traced back to its origins. All surnames in the Anglo – Saxon world originate either from jobs like Taylor or Mason; landscape like hill or field; features and parts of the body like Armstrong or Leggett or social status such as Knight or Baron etc. All names are some corruption of these four groupings. Around Mytholmroyd the name Greenwood is familiar – in other words a green wood.

All Meetings are held in The Church of The Good Shepherd

Doors open at 7pm, talk starts at 7.30pm.