New Titles

HONLEY’S PIONEERING CYCLISTS

Three Honley men were pioneers in the new sport of Road Racing at the end of the 19th Century.

Richard Hobson’s book tells their tale and that of other local men and women who took to the road as Riders on the Silent Steed.

40 pages in A5 format. £5.00

A DARKER SIDE OF HONLEY LIFE

A Darker Side of Honley Life is revealing picture of the deeds and misdemeanours some of the villagers over the past 200 years. Using old newspaper articles, court and police records, a fascinating picture of aspects of village life can be found within. Genealogists may discover ancestors with a ‘past’!

Now available from Holme Valley News and Zebra Jewellery in Honley and READ bookshop in Holmfirth, priced £10.00.

Copies may also be obtained through the post by contacting Honley Civic Society at honleycivicsociety@outlook.com  Postage is an additional £2.50 for one volume.

THE SURPRISING MISS SIDDON of HONLEY HOUSE

The Surprising Miss Siddon is a detailed look at the life of one of Honley’s Heroines. Now much forgotten in the village, Emily Frances Siddon was a force to be reckoned with at the end of the 19th and early 20th century. An advocate of women’s rights, better conditions for pauper children and support for the injured servicemen and women during wartime, she lead the way in a number of fields. Her caring approach coupled with a strong ethos of ‘getting things done’ made her a remarkable woman for her time.

With a total of 66 pages and well illustrated, our new title will reveal more of the history of this fascinating lady. Published on the centenary of her death in May 2023, the book is on sale at all the usual outlets priced £10.00.