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U3A Local History



Started in July 2017 after people who became members had attended Kirklees Local Studies Library during the May Local History Week and put on a small display of historic objects in the Library drawn from the Skelmanthorpe Textile Heritage Centre.

We agreed that the purpose of the group was to explore the history of the locality, characterized by the hand-loom weaving fancy trade, across a series of topics which the group felt important:

The aim has become to produce a series of packs summarising historic research on these themes which could be available in the library for others to consult.

By December 2018, the group has produced the following packs:

John Ryden

Group Leader

Tel. 07754 546107

To visit the Skelmanthorpe and District U3A page click here

To view the Education Research section click here

To view the U3A Mining section click here

To view the Railways section click here

To view the Influence of Religion section click here

To view the U3A Textile Pack click here

To view Living Conditions, 1830 - 1914, click here

Illustration of Local Skelmanthorpe Shops, 1950's & 60's:

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Skelmanthorpe Local Shops, 1950's & 60's