Farnley First School History Trip

Historical day for Farnley Tyas First School

Pupils from Farnley Tyas First School have been out and about to learn more about Farnley Tyas’ history, with help from keen historian and Farnley Estate’s director, John Sykes.

The children, aged from five to nine years of age, enjoyed a tour of the village and Manor Road. They were given copies of maps from the Farnley Estates’  1805 Terrier, showing Farnley Tyas and some of the houses that still exist today, and how  in earlier times Almondbury was a bigger village than Huddersfield.

“Farnley Tyas is mentioned in the Domesday Book so I think it’s really important that the children understand the roots of the village, and how and why it came into being,” said John.

“Farnley Tyas played an important role in Huddersfield’s historic textile industry and you can see the evidence today in some of the older cottages down Manor Road,” he added.

The children were also shown the old post office, the former vicarage and were particularly interested to hear how, a couple of hundred years ago, their older brothers and sisters might already be out at work in Farnley Mill, one of the first in Huddersfield.

Claire Minogue, Farnley Tyas First School Head Teacher said: “Part of the school curriculum involves the children learning about the community in which they live and how the village evolved.”

“The children loved the visit and John’s tour really brought history to life for them,” Claire added.

Schools or colleges interested in visiting Farnley Estates for educational purposes can enquire by calling 01484 665544 or emailing info@farnleyestates.co.uk