Kirklees Collections

Kirklees Collections

The Kirklees Collections include:

  • Records for numerous local industries and businesses including woollen, worsted and fancy cloth manufacturers and shoddy, mungo and rag merchants in the textile industry, as well as accountants, shovel makers, valve makers, shoe makers, land surveyors, auctioneers, maltsters, iron and lead works, wire rope manufacturers, theatres, tanners and solicitors
  • Collections documenting trade unions and mutual societies
  • The records of over thirty local branches of co-operative societies in the district, reflecting the rich history of this movement
  • Records which represent the political, social charitable, sporting and educational diversity of the area
  • Records reflecting the strong musical heritage of the area
  • Family and estate records, including those of the Ramsden of Byram and Longley, Beaumont of Whitley and the Thornhill of Fixby Families
  • Local Authority records

to contact Kirklees to find about any of these records or if you have any questions relating to archives that might be held at Kirklees please click here

To search our collections further use our online catalogue here

A link to our Kirklees Treasures: Kirklees Treasures