Honley is a large village in West Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is situated near to Holmfirth and Huddersfield, and on the banks of the River Holme in the Holme Valley. According to the 2001 Census it had a population of 5,897.
Honley village centre
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The annual Honley Agricultural Show takes place on the second Saturday of June. The show has used farmland between Honley and Meltham, and more recently farmland in Farnley Tyas. Honley has both female and male voice choirs.
There are three schools in the village. Honley Infant and Nursery School for ages 3–7, Honley Junior School for ages 7–11 and Honley High School which after abolishing its sixth form college is now for ages 11–16.
There are regular bus services to Huddersfield, Holmfirth and Meltham. Most bus services are operated by the First West Yorkshire and Tiger Blue who are based in the railway station's former goods yard.
The parish church is St Mary's, a Grade II listed mostly Victorian church, constructed in 1843 by Robert Dennis Chantrell, with later additions in 1888 and 1909. The church was built on the remains of an earlier church, known as 'Old Peg' built in 1759. It is surrounded by a burial ground containing inscribed tombstones with remnants of a set of village stocks. Though an earlier building was possibly constructed in 1503.
Honley F.C. fields junior teams at under-6 level to under-17 levels. The teams play in the Huddersfield Junior Football League, and play competitive seven-a-side matches from under-7s to under-10s and eleven-a-side matches from under-11s to under-17s. An adult side with three teams plays in the Huddersfield and District Association Football League. The 'A' team is in the second division, the 'B' team in reserve division one, and the 'C' team in reserve division three.
Almondbury is a village 2 miles (3.2 km) south-east of Huddersfield town centre in West Yorkshire, England. The population of Almondbury in 2001 was 7,368 increasing to 18,346 at the 2011 Census.Almondbury appears in the Domesday Book as "Almondeberie". After the Norman Conquest, the land around the village was held by the powerful De Lacy family, who gave their name to De Lacy Avenue.
For 300 years until the 17th century, the village's Monday Market was the most important in the area. Almondbury was the hub of parish activity and in its early history was a more important centre than the town of Huddersfield. The villages of Linthwaite, Lockwood, Honley, Holmfirth and Meltham were all part of the Almondbury parish area.
The village is close to Castle Hill, Huddersfield's most prominent landmark. Almondbury has several notable buildings including the 16th-century Wormald's Hall, now the village Conservative club, and the Grade I listed All Hallows Church.Biff Byford
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General Sir (Charles) Clement Armitage, (12 December 1881 – 15 December 1973) was a British Army officer who commanded 1st Infantry Division shortly before World War II.Dora Thewlis
Dora Thewlis (1890–1976) was a British suffragette.Edward Robinson (cricketer)
Edward Robinson (27 December 1862 – 3 September 1942) was an English amateur first-class cricketer, who played one match for Yorkshire County Cricket Club in 1887, against Middlesex at Lord's.Born in Honley, near Holmfirth, Yorkshire, England, Robinson was a right-handed batsman who scored 0 and 23 not out, as Middlesex won the match by six wickets.Robinson died in September 1942, in Clifton, Bristol, England.Farnley Tyas
Farnley Tyas is a small village in West Yorkshire, England 3 miles (4.8 km) south east of Huddersfield. It is located on a hilltop between Almondbury, Castle Hill, Thurstonland and Honley. It is mostly rural and farmland with private housing and some local authority social housing.
It has a public house, the Golden Cock Inn, a First School catering for around 50 children, aged from four to ten years old, a bowling club, a small sports field and the Church of St Lucius. It is part of the Parish of Almondbury with Farnley TyasFrance Littlewood
France Littlewood (5 August 1863–22 January 1941) was a British socialist activist.
Born in Honley, then in the West Riding of Yorkshire, Littlewood studied at Almondbury Grammar School before working in his father's dye works. He joined the Liberal Party, which he represented on Honley Local Union, but left in 1891 to join the new Colne Valley Labour Union. In 1893, he was a founder member of the Independent Labour Party (ILP), and he rapidly rose to prominence, becoming national treasurer in 1896, serving until 1902. He held a seat for the party on Honley Urban District Council from 1895 to 1896. His family's firm was declared bankrupt in 1899, although he and his brothers managed to retain ownership of the mill.At the 1907 Colne Valley by-election, Littlewood was a leading supporter of Victor Grayson, an ILP member who was refused national support because he did not support the Labour Party. Grayson was successful, and Littlewood regained his seat on the Urban District Council, in addition to one on the Board of Guardians. However, the newly renamed Colne Valley Socialist League followed Grayson in moving away from the ILP and towards syndicalism, a position which Littlewood opposed. In 1910, Grayson lost his seat, and the local group split from the ILP, joining the British Socialist Party on its formation, the following year. Littlewood sided with a minority loyal to the ILP.During the First World War, Littlewood served as a sergeant with the Volunteer Battalion of the Duke of Wellington's Regiment. He remained an ILP supporter until 1928, when he resigned in support of Philip Snowden's economic policies.Holme Valley
Holme Valley is a large civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees in West Yorkshire, England. It has a population of 25,049 (2001 census), increasing to 34,680 for the two wards in the 2011 Census. Its administrative centre is in Holmfirth. Other sizeable settlements in the parish include, Brockholes, Honley and New Mill. It is named from the River Holme that runs through the parish.
The parish is the successor to the Holmfirth urban district. An urban district covering Holmfirth was created in 1894 by the Local Government Act 1894 and then in 1938, under a County Review Order, absorbed parts of the Holme, Honley, New Mill, South Crosland and Thurstonland and Farnley Tyas urban districts, keeping the name. Under the Local Government Act 1972, the Holmfirth urban district was abolished on 1 April 1974, but its area was retained as a single civil parish with a parish council. The council changed its name from Holmfirth Parish Council to its present Holme Valley Parish Council in 1975.
.Honley High School
Honley High School is a secondary school situated on the edge of the village of Honley in the Holme Valley, West Yorkshire, England. The catchment area includes the neighbouring villages of Brockholes, Honley and Meltham. Honley High has around 1,250 pupils aged 11–16. The school houses the specialist autism provision for young people with ASD from the South Kirklees area.Honley railway station
Honley railway station serves the village of Honley in the Holme Valley of West Yorkshire, England. Honley station lies approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) from Huddersfield on the Penistone Line operated by Northern.
The station was opened by the Huddersfield & Sheffield Junction Railway (a constituent company of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway) in 1850.
The railway line through Honley has been single since 1989, with only one platform (the former northbound one) in use for both directions (the derelict southbound one is however still visible, as can be seen in the accompanying photograph).Joseph Kaye
Joseph Lowther Kaye (21 June 1846 – 12 October 1882) was an English cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman and a right-arm fast bowler who played for Lancashire. He was born in Honley, Holmfirth, Yorkshire and died in Kirkham, Lancashire.
Kaye played club cricket for East Lancashire from their first year of 1864, and at Fairfield in Liverpool from 1866. He was selected to play his first and only first-class game in September 1867, when Lancashire were struggling to put together a team to play against Yorkshire, fielding five new players.
This was Kaye's sole first-class appearance for the side.List of busiest railway stations in West Yorkshire
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This is a list of the wool, cotton and other textile mills in Holmfirth, Kirklees, West Yorkshire.List of schools in Kirklees
This is a list of schools in Kirklees in the English county of West Yorkshire.Netherthong
Netherthong is a small village in the civil parish of Holme Valley, and the metropolitan borough of Kirklees in West Yorkshire, England. The village is near the town of Holmfirth, and on the B6107 road to Meltham from the main A6024 Woodhead Road through the Holme Valley from Honley to Holmfirth. It has a population of 1,730.Penistone Line
The Penistone Line is operated by Northern in the West Yorkshire Metro/ Travel South Yorkshire area of northern England. It connects Huddersfield and Sheffield via Penistone and Barnsley, serving many rural communities. Metrocards (Zone 5) can be used for travel between Huddersfield and Denby Dale and intermediate stations.River Holme
The River Holme is a river in the Holme Valley, West Yorkshire, England and is a tributary of the River Colne. It starts from Digley reservoir and is then fed firstly by the run-off stream from Brownhill Reservoir, then by Dobbs Dike. Most of the banks of the upper part of the river are urbanised and are part of the Holme Valley civil parish.Sydney Liversedge
Captain Sydney Tyndall Liversedge (15 August 1897 – 1979) was an English World War I flying ace credited with 13 aerial victories.Taylor Hill, Huddersfield
Taylor Hill is a semi rural/industrial urban village of the town of Huddersfield in the English county of West Yorkshire. It lies on a hill above the A616 road to Honley and Penistone and the eastern bank of the River Holme, in the Holme Valley, approximately 1.5 miles (2 km) to the south of Lockwood, west of Newsome and to the north of Berry Brow.
Administratively, Taylor Hill is in the Newsome Ward of the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, the latter of which includes all of Huddersfield and surrounding areas.