Much as I enjoying picking a topic, doing a bit of research, and then add it to Huddersfield Exposed, this is a town with a lot of history!
To help give the site a boost, I’ve spent a few days geo-indexing my copy of the 1890 Ordnance Survey town plan, which is a highly detailed map (scale 1:1,056) giving a lot of information. For example, here’s the junction of Manchester Road and Longroyd Lane:
For each named feature — mills, inns, terraced rows, churches, schools, etc — there’s now a basic page on Huddersfield Exposed, e.g.:
- Union Dyeware Mills, Paddock Foot
- Albion Inn, Manchester Road, Paddock Foot
- Electricians’ Hotel, Manchester Road, Paddock Foot
This has been a great way for me to add all the named yards and private houses in bulk. In total, nearly 1,000 new entries have been added!