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

Afternoon Drive To Visit The Mast And Enjoy The View.

Not too sure of the year; visiting my grandad and granny Haywood who lived up South Lane. As a child it was an adventure to go out in grandad's Morris Minor, it had a nodding dog in the back window. My grandparents had invited some neighbours to come out with us, a Mr and Mrs ...Read full memory

Cartwrights Was That Hinchcliffs In The 70s

My dad worked for Pearl Assurance, and l think at one point in the early 70's the local office was above this shop. I remember it being called Hinchcliffs, they used to sell all sorts; Mr Hinchcliffe was a bit frightening and he had a full beard. His wife was nice though, her name was Jenny and she was a local artist; she produced some plates based on Holmfirth and surrounding areas.