Welcome to Marsden History Group


Marsden is a large village at the head of the Colne valley, in West Yorkshire, England. It is about eight miles west of Huddersfield, and lies in the hilly moorland and pastures of the south Pennines.

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Marsden History Trails

Marsden History Group TrailsThree leaflets with detailed maps showing trails through Marsden which throw light on how Marsden grew in response to historical developments from the 17th century onwards.

The leaflets are free and can be found in Marsden Mechanics and the Cuckoo's Nest. You can also download PDF versions from the Publications page.

Public Houses


Th'owd Clerk

Thomas Hirst

Major Ivan Hirst


Marsden History Group publications

Marsden History Group

The group consists of any interested people, and has informal links with Leeds University. Most members are local, but anyone from anywhere in the world is welcome to join us. There is no fee or forms - just contact us by letter or email.

Group meetings are at 7.30 in the Marsden Mechanics Institute meeting room on the second Monday of each month. All are welcome.

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Arthur Lomax Collection

Arthur Lomax

The Arthur Lomax Collection - over 600 photographs and documents relating to Marsden's history

Programme of events

As a result of the uncertainty caused by the Coronavirus pandemic and the recommendations of the medical professions, we have taken the decision to suspend our meetings and public lectures for the foreseeable future.