Huddersfield Ymca

Huddersfield Ymca: On this page you can see a map of Huddersfield YMCA revealing locations in the town of Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, UK. Huddersfield is positioned between Leeds and Manchester on the A62. Huddersfield can be conveniently accessed by way of the M62 motorway, it is about 3 miles from the M62 (junction 24) to the heart of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Employ the zoom in (+) and zoom out (-) buttons bottom right of the map, if you can not see what you need.

Huddersfield Ymca Map: Here you are able to check out a map of Huddersfield YMCA displaying locations in the West Yorkshire town of Huddersfield. Huddersfield is situated on the A62 between Manchester and Leeds. Huddersfield can be reached by way of the M62 motorway, it is roughly three miles from the M62 (junction 24) to the centre of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

About Huddersfield: A large and historic market town located in the English county of West Yorkshire, In the United Kingdom, Huddersfield at the current time is the 11th largest town in the United Kingdom, being home to a population of close to 168,000 (2017). The town is positioned roughly halfway between Manchester and Leeds being about 28 miles to the north-east of Manchester and 20 miles south-west of Leeds and it is 191 miles distance from London.

Huddersfield is part of the Kirklees metropolitan borough and is the largest urban settlement in this borough. It stands in the valleys of the River Holme and the River Colne and the confluence of these 2 rivers is to the south of the town beside the University of Huddersfield.

Huddersfield is a largely industrial area, famous over the centuries for the manufacturing of chemicals, wool, textiles, electric motors and sheet metal. The town was the scene of much violence and unrest at the time of the Industrial Revolution when the Luddites, in fear of losing their jobs because of the march of mechanisation, destroyed mills and their machines and even killed mill owners, notably one William Horsfall. Despite the predominance or industry the largest employer in Huddersfield nowadays is the University.

Huddersfield has been the site of settlements for more than four thousand years, beginning with Neolithic man and progressing through Brigantes, Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Normans to modern times. Huddersfield has been the site of two ancient forts, an Iron Age hillfort at Castle Hill and a Roman fort at Slack (Outlane). Huddersfied was noted in the 1086 Domesday Book where it was identified as Odresfeld and Oderesfelt.

Huddersfield has a proud sporting tradition and is where Rugby League was born, which came into being at the George Hotel in Huddersfield on August 29th 1895, when 22 clubs broke away from the RFU (Rugby Football Union). In that year the Huddersfield Giants Rugby League team was established. Their football team Huddersfield Town AFC was founded some years later in 1908 and is presently in the Premier League (2017), Huddersfield won the FA Cup in 1922 (beating Preston North End) and also won 3 successive league titles in the 1920's.

The Huddersfield area has been the birthplace of quite a few notable Huddersfield including the likes of Derek Ibbotson, film actor James Mason, Chris Balderstone and Harold Wilson (PM).

The dialling code for Huddersfield is 01484 and the postcode for Huddersfield is HD1-6 HD7-9 and the Ordnance Survey map reference is: SE145165.

Some of the villages and towns surrounding Huddersfield are: Berry Brow, Marsh, Southgate, Lindley, Kirkheaton, Crossland Moor, Brackenhall, Holywell Green, Mirfield, Lockwood, Deighton, Fenay Bridge, Farnley Tyas, Blackmoorfoot, Elland, Waterloo, Outlane, Moldgreen, Linthwaite, Barkisland, Primrose Hill, Honley, Fartown, Almondbury, Highburton, Newsome, Birkby, Longwood, Ainley Top, Slaithwaite, Milnsbridge, Dewsbury, Oakes Marsh, Golcar, South Crosland, Hillhouse, Paddock, Brighouse, Kirkburton, Armitage Bridge, Tandem.

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