Marsden is a large village at the head of the Colne Valley, in West Yorkshire, England. It is about eight miles west of Huddersfield, and lies in the hilly moorland and pastures of the south Pennines.
The Marsden History Group is a group of people with a strong interest in preserving and recording the village's past. Many of us are engaged in researching the economic and social history that has shaped the village we see today.
The interest and affection for Marsden is a strong element in all its inhabitants. It is evident in the way many people have saved photographs and other printed ephemera over the years. The grants that we received from the Lottery and The Cuckoo's Nest, the village charity shop, have made it possible to gather much of this material so that it is easily available to everyone.
We hope that you will enjoy looking at these images of Marsden's past and that, whether for pleasure or research, you will find it useful.
A great debt of gratitude is owed to the Lottery and The Cuckoo's Nest for their financial backing. We also want to thank the good people of Marsden and beyond who contributed their photographs and other documents for everyone to share.