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Holmfirth, Yorkshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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


I think it was 1976 when our dad took us to Holmfirth. He loved watching 'Last of the Summer Wine' which was filmed there. As we were children we sat in the back and watched the hills coming closer and closer. Dad drove careful up the steep hill and down into the small town. After parking we went to see Nora Batty's and Compo's ...Read full memory

A memory of Holmfirth by Jean Smith

Peace And Open Spaces

I remember opening my front door and looking around at the beautiful views I could see. I could walk 100 yards in any direction and be in fields. The peace and quiet, and the views were outstanding. It took my breath away. I would go for walks in wind, snow, rain and sunshine. It's the most beautiful place to be, just ...Read full memory

Tramping Over Holmfirth Moss To The Youth Hostel

I remember a winter walk in early winter 1966 with a group of friends from Manchester YMCA. We took the bus out to the Pennines and went for a wet, misty and boggy walk over the top towards the Holmfirth Youth Hostel. Our feet kept sinking into calf deep squelchy mud and it was tough slow ...Read full memory