Anyone with an interest in local history or those wanting to trace their family tree are invited to Huddersfield & District Family History Society’s Family and Local History Fair.

The annual event, which includes fascinating speakers and stands showcasing a wide range of exhibitors, takes place at Cathedral House in St Thomas’ Road, Huddersfield, on Saturday October 14 (10am-4pm).

Speakers include David Hinchliffe speaking about ‘A Most Gross and Groundless Prosecution: the Denby Witchcraft Case of 1674’; Trevor Spencer showing a range of Huddersfield Archival Films and ‘Georgian Silver’ presented by Dr David Allen.

This year the society is showcasing the working documents of the late local historian Dr George Redmonds.

There will be a display of the large folders of the surname research he had undertaken as well as documents which he accumulated over the years to inform the books he produced on the subject.

Depending on the surname, visitors may well be able to view a whole section of his research on their own name, particularly if it is a Yorkshire surname.

Many of the books he wrote are now out of print but the society now holds the remainder of the stock he held at his home which will be available for sale at the fair.

Entry to the fair is £3 and children under 16 are free. There is ample free parking at Cathedral House.

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