The Spen Valley Historical Society was founded in 1972 and 2022 is our 50th year of continuous existence.

We meet, when Covid permits, on the second Wednesday of each month, with the exception of August when we do not have a meeting. The meetings start promptly at 7:30 pm at Our Lady & St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church Hall Dewsbury Road Cleckheaton.

Our programme is currently cancelled due to the ongoing situation with Covid19, we currently do not know how long this cancellation will last but when it is safe to resume we will do so. We are keeping this decision under review but currently our restart date will be later this year, hopefully sooner rather than later.

For more information our contact details are


tel 0786 631 0162

or spenvalleyhistoricalsociety@gmail.com

--------------+++++--------------------What's New--------------------+++++-------------

15th November 2021 - Luke Zillman is seeking information about his grandmother Kathleen Knapton who lived in Littletown.

15th November 2021 - Philip Johnson is seeking help in finding information about Eleanor Reynolds nee Shaw who was a local playwright who died in October 1966. We are pleased to announce that the grandson of Eleanor, who has kept copies of all her plays, has contacted the society and is now in contact with Philip.

12th December 2020 - Abby Weeks is seeking help in understanding the forced movement of Thomas Holdsworth and family from Hunsworth in 1789.

5th October 2020 - Barry Holdroyd is seeking information about Brickfield, Liversedge

8th April 2020 - Diane Cothey is seeking information about Wormald Street, Heckmondwike.