Heckmondwike, Yorkshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Heckmondwike and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Heckmondwike Itself

In winter time the fog and smog could last several days, and never clear. Coming from a seaside town, I found the first winter very depressing, but after 3 years I did not want to leave. The mills were very ...Read full memory

A memory of Heckmondwike

Cinemas In The 1950s

In the 1950s there were two cinemas, 'The Pavilion' and 'The Palace' and every Christmas there was the famous Heckmondwike Illuminations which ran for the full length of the town and attracted thousands of visitors ...Read full memory

Harold Wood Sons Ltd Bulk Liquid Transporters

I am looking for info on what has happened to a very large firm I worked for decades ago now, namely Harold Wood & Sons Ltd, Wormald Street, Heckmondwyke. It was a very, very busy firm of bulk ...Read full memory