The Huddersfield Centenary Pageant Parade was held on Saturday 22 June 1968.

The following photographs are of the 1868 to 1888 section of the parade…

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…continue to Section 3 (1888 to 1908) of the parade.

If you appear in one of the photographs, or you know someone who does, please get in touch!

The photographs are reproduced with the express permission of the respective copyright holders and may not be reproduced further:

  • Clifford Stephenson, courtesy Christopher Marsden (held by WYAS Kirklees)
  • Huddersfield Examiner from images held by Kirklees Museums at Heritage Quay
  • Huddersfield Local Studies Library, courtesy Kirklees Libraries
  • Sandra Harling
  • Sotnik & Dixon collection, courtesy Christopher Marsden

Included in this section of the parade were:

  1. Lindley Brass Band
  2. British show jumping champion Harvey Smith on O’Malley (representing Sir John Ramsden)
  3. St. George’s Society
  4. landau carrying the Mayor and Mayoress of Huddersfield
  5. gig carrying “Miss Huddersfield Textiles”
  6. horse drawn gigs and wagonettes from the Ravensknowle Tolson Memorial Museum
  7. jaunting car (Mr. A. Clayton)
  8. Irish Pipe Band
  9. Irish Community
  10. “Charter Presentation” performed by the Huddersfield Thespians
  11. Almondbury Handbell Ringers
  12. “Parks History” by the Flower Club
  13. “Sunday Schools” by Oakes Baptist Church
  14. “Weaver’s Cottage” by the YMCA Drama Group
  15. “Textile Machinery” by the Textile Society
  16. Longwood Sing
  17. “Man in Stocks” by Birkby, Bradley & Deighton Civic Youth Club
  18. Colne Valley Beagles
  19. “Old Cycles” from Ravensknowle Museum by the Star Wheelers
  20. Sea Cadet Corps
  21. West Riding Territoral Band and Marching Unit