The Master's house

Hexham Workhouse and Victorian Workhouses

by Dominic Morley This piece of work will seek to analyse Victorian workhouses and will focus in particular on the Hexham Workhouse, a Victorian building that is still standing strong today. This composition will first analyse the rich history of the Victorian workhouses in general then proceed to analyse the history of the Hexham workhouse…

My attempt at cartoon artwork carried out at the Wakefield Museum cartoon workshop. It depicts the squeeze on the cotton industry.

Oldham’s Cotton Famine

by Charlotte Derbyshire Oldham had grown from a small market town into an industrial metropolis during the Victorian period to become ‘The cotton Spinning Capital’ of the World. Advancements in transport and machinery allowed Oldham to be perfectly placed to take advantage of the economic boom that was created by an abundant supply of cotton.…

Hine’s eight-pointed stars. Adam’s initials are also engraved.

Victorian Nottingham

by Elise Wilson Nottingham has changed a lot since the Victorian period, but the architecture and historical significance of the Lace Market have largely been preserved. Despite not being one of the biggest cities in the UK, it was one of great importance during the 19th century. Like much of the rest of the country,…

Victorian Meltham

by Lauren Quarmby Meltham, a small town six miles from Huddersfield, has dramatically changed since the Victorian era, however there are still prominent features that remain today such as the moors, Meltham Pleasure Ground and the churches. This biography will discuss what Meltham was like during the Victorian period and the remains of the Victorian…

Saltaire: the Workers’ Community

by Santa Nekrasova There are numerous historical objects and landscapes which surround us in our everyday lives. Even the place in which we live, whether it is urban or rural, has some stories to tell from the past. Saltaire is located next to Shipley, within the city of Bradford and it has preserved a remarkably…

St George’s Square, Huddersfield

by Robert Hewitson St George’s Square is one of the more elegant areas of Huddersfield. However, it was not always appeared like this – an 1826 map shows that the site was occupied by a bowling green prior to the construction of the square.[1] It was constructed during the expansion of the town centre in…