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14.2.20. Author John Cross presents the rogue curate – Edmund Robinson – to Holmfirth U3A

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Holmfirth methodist church was full last Friday morning for a talk on the rogue Thongsbridge clergyman, Edmund Robinson. John Cross, author and historian, illustrated his presentation with images where significant events took place, such as Smithy Place, Thick Hollins and New Mill Club. There were also slides from further afield: House of Commons, Cambridge, Lancaster and Whitehall. The curate’s antics were noted in some very high places. He was executed for counterfeiting coins at Knavesmire, York.

John mentioned his book and his sources, and how he became involved through his passion for archaeology. He thought there might have been something to dig up.

The Holmfirth U3A have nearly 500 members who have lots of interests and activities. They are always open to new members.

The book is available from the author (01484666528), the publisher (01484683196) and Amazon. £9.99.

A plea for help – does anyone know the whereabouts of a New Mill family called Haigh who might have the rogue curate’s tools of counterfeiting in their possession?

12.2.20 The Curate and the King’s Coin – author presentation dates for your diary

John Cross has several dates for presentations:

1. Holme Valley U3A, Holmfirth Methodist Church Friday 14th February 2020, The meeting commence at 10,00 am with members taking refreshments first before the formal proceedings commence at 10.15 am. the presentation commences at about 10.30 am for a period of up to an hour. and the meeting concludes at 12.00.

2. Holmfirth History Group, Holmfirth Civic Hall, Lesser Hall, Thursday 19th March 2020. The proceedings should start at 7.30 pm, with the hall available by 6.45 pm.

3. Yorkshire Studies Group, Shepley Methodist Church Hall Thursday 15 October 2020.The meeting commences at 2.00 pmwith a break for refreshments at 2.45 pm, before recommencing at 3.05 pm.The meeting ends at 3.45 pm.

4. Honley Probus Club: Honley Community Centre, Stoney Lane, Honley, Holmfirth, HD9 6DY Talk Tuesday 16th March 2021. Start of talk 11.00am, finish 12.00 noon, coffee 10.30 ahead of meeting and talk.

5. Meltham Probus Club: The Liberal Club, Wessenden Head Road, Meltham. Talk Wednesday 24th  March 2021. Starting at 10.30 am. Tea coffee and biscuits available prior to meeting at £1.00. More information nearer to meeting.

 

 

The book is available from the author (01484666528) or the publisher (01484683196)

A rogue clergyman who gets his comeuppance.

A plea for more information

Stuartwhitwam@yahoo.com
148.252.128.29
In connection with counterfeiting and your book on coining, I am trying to find info regarding Felks Style

Rd at Crossland Moor.

Google has been useless in this endeavour.

 

 

Can you help please? Kind Regards

5.12.19 – Successful launch for ‘The Curate and the King’s Coin’

These strange souls inhabit my back garden, a tribute to older people everywhere.

Visit http://www.shallilo-foreveryoung.org if you wish to learn more.

 

 

28th November, more than 30 hardy souls pitched up to New Mill Club for a drink, a presentation and food.

John talked for 30 minutes, focusing on locations up and down the Holme Valley associated with Edmund Robinson, our rogue curate.

Well received and a fun night.

We have a query from Stuartwhitwam@yahoo.com – I am trying to find info regarding Felks Style Rd at Crossland Moor. Can you help please? Kind Regards.

One of our customers, from Meltham, has an ancestor (not 18th century) who was appointed warden at Holmfirth Parish Church ‘to keep an eye on the vicar’.

 


Our book is still for sale. £9.99

From the author 014846666528

the publisher      01481683196

Amazon please clic here

 

 

16.9.19 – John Cross – Shalliley’s new author

 

John Cross was born in 1947 at Clatterbridge, Poulton-cum-Spital, on the Wirral. He was educated at The Wirral Grammar School, and at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford. Having graduated in Geography, he then took a Certificate in Education at the University’s Department of Education. His first teaching post was in 1970 at Huddersfield New College, after which he transferred to the 11-18 Comprehensive sector. Having taught briefly at Honley High School he then became Head Of Geography at The Brooksbank School, a post he held for over twenty seven years.

Following his retirement in 2007, he retrained in Archaeology, with a qualification from the Open University, and from the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education. Practical experience was gained through the York Trust Hungate Dig, after which he was a volunteer working with The Durham and Northumberland Architectural and Archaeological Society, The North Pennine Partnership and the Dig Greater Manchester project. He has lived in the Holme Valley for over thirty years and is now the President of the Huddersfield and District Archaeological Society.

 

17.9.19 – New book from local author and historian – John Cross

The  flyer  is  self-explanatory  –  please  note  the  dates-  release  and launch

Honley Pavilion opens July 2017

Great turnout for the ribbon-cutting. After 5 years of fund raising, planning and building, the Pavilion committee proudly opened the renovated Honley CC pavilion. We contributed in a small way and sponsored a brick.

 

Honey Pavilion opens July 2017

 

Great turnout for the ribbon-cutting. After 5 years of fund raising, planning and building, the Pavilion committee proudly opened the renovated Honley CC pavilion. We contributed in a small way and sponsored a brick.

Honley CC pavilion progress 29th July 2016

The group overseeing fundraising for the pavilion restoration have finally got the go ahead. Building starts in September.

They are also exploring smaller projects by way of thanking contributors, growing good will within the community and advertising what is happening. Hence a ‘sponsor a brick’ campaign – tel David Hutchinson 07801522321.

For more info on the whole story, contact – chrishumphries@sky.com

hon pavilion

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