They are part of Huddersfield’s history … and all are now long gone.

Huddersfield has had some great department stores over the years stretching back to the Victorian and Edwardian eras.

People think of Rushworth’s, Kayes and Heywood’s but there were others too and all will be revealed in an illustrated talk called The Great Department Stores of Huddersfield.

It will feature rarely seen photographs and the event will be held on Wednesday, May 3, at 7.30pm at Mount Methodist Church, Moorlands Road, Mount, HD3 3QU.

It costs just £2 to attend.

The organisers state: “Most of the early stores were the brainchild of individuals and their families who risked all to make their fortunes. Their much neglected story will be told – so will the ups and downs of Rushworth’s, Kayes, Heywood’s and other stores that dominated the Huddersfield’s high street.”

  • Written by ANDY HIRST who runs his own Yorkshire freelance journalism agency AH! PR ( specialising in press releases, blogging, website content and copywriting.