The Town That Bought Itself Exhibition

Coat of arms of Huddersfield

Exactly 100 years ago Huddersfield famously became known as The Town That Bought Itself when the local council purchased much of the land in the town centre and surrounding area. To celebrate the centenary of this remarkable event West Yorkshire Archive Service Kirklees has teamed up with history students at the University of Huddersfield to curate an exhibition of archives that tells the extraordinary story of what happened 100 years ago and what this meant for the people of Huddersfield.

The physical exhibition will be officially launched in Spring 2021, when it will tour venues across Huddersfield town centre, but was previewed at the Piazza Centre at the end of September 2020 to mark the exact date of the centenary.

If you don’t live locally, you can view the exhibition banners or read the online version by tapping the button below:

Please contact West Yorkshire Archive Service Kirklees if you have any enquiries regarding the exhibition.