Heckmondwike, Yorkshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

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

Longfield Working Mans Club

Hi, does anyone have any pictures of Longfield working mans club, it was on Longfield road, Heckmondwike, at the bottom of the cemetery in Heckmondwike. It was bought by my family in 1960 and changed from a club to a house but I am after any pics or info about it when it was a club

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 impressive, as were the number of churches around the town; and I recall the latter being well attended on ...Read full memory

A memory of Heckmondwike