Heckmondwike, Yorkshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Gomersal Working Mens Club

Does anyone have any pictures of Gomersal Working Mens Club. I was born there in 1957 and my parents were the Landlord and Landlady - Mr & Mrs Potter. I would love to see some pictures of the house and hear of any memories people may have of the place. My brother was 16 in 1957 and I believe the Club ran rock 'n' roll nights?

Heckmondwike In The Early 1960s

I remember the market so well, it was the heart of Heckmondwike. You could buy anything from it, including clothes, meat and veg. The pork pies sold there were beautiful, and the beef dripping. I remember buying a dress from Rothery's stall, she let me take it home to try on. It was the height of fashion ...Read full memory

A memory of Heckmondwike by Jan Mason

My Grandad Hwood

I am the grandson of Harold Wood, the son of Enid his daughter, who is now the last desendent of H. Wood who is now 82. My grandfather started the buseness in 1922 with one vehicle. In 1965 after building the business to over 500+ vehicles he retired. In his retirement he enjoyed family holidays, his garden, jigsaws, ...Read full memory