Marsden is a large village at the head of the Colne valley, in West Yorkshire, England. It is about 8 miles west of Huddersfield, and lies in the hilly moorland and pastures of the south Pennines.

Marsden History Group publications

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Laithes and Looms,
Cows and Combstocks

 Marsden Then and Now - a photographic journey

Marsden - A Journey Through Time 


Marsden History Group

The group consists of any interested people, and has informal links with Leeds University. Most members are local, but anyone from anywhere in the world is welcome to join us. There is no fee or forms - just contact us by letter or email.

Group meetings are at 7.30 in the Marsden Mechanics Institute meeting room on the second Monday of each month. All are welcome.

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The Marsden Photographic Archive - over 600 photographs and documents relating to Marsden's history

Program of events

Ayahs who travelled


Indian nannies' voyages to Britain 1850s - 1920s

Dr Jo Stanley

See all events for 2015