Huddersfield is a large town in the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, West Yorkshire. According to the census of 2001 had a total of 146 234 inhabitants Huddersfield.
- 4.1 Sons and daughters of the town
- 4.2 Persons who are in connection with Huddersfield
Huddersfield is located at the foot of the Pennines between Oldham ( Lancashire ) and Bradford. The Huddersfield Narrow Canal connects the city with Ashton -under- Lyne.
Economy and infrastructure
The history of Huddersfield has led to a strong identification of Huddersfield with the textile industry. Like other places in West Yorkshire Huddersfield has a low purchasing power.
Currently, the pharmaceutical industry is an important industry in and around Huddersfield dar.
In the city, the University of Huddersfield is today with about 24,000 students.
Founded on January 1, 1908 local football club " Huddersfield Town Association Football Club " is set in the 2013/14 season in the Football League Championship ( second highest class). The club has the nickname "The Terriers ", which is due to the terrier in the arms of the club. The venue of the association is the Galpharm Stadium (formerly " Alfred McAlpine Stadium" ) with 24,500 seats. The colors of the Terriers are blue and white.
The greatest successes of Huddersfield Town AFC were:
- English Champion 1924, 1925, 1926
- English Cup Winners 1922
Moreover, Huddersfield is considered the birthplace of the sport of rugby league. In contrast to the former system of amateur Rugby Union Rugby League was a professional sport. It was created in 1895 from the spin-off 21 North English clubs from the Rugby Football Union Association and reestablishment of the Northern Rugby Union, today's Rugby Football League. The meeting of these clubs was held at the George Hotel in Huddersfield.
Sons and daughters of the town
- Walter Parratt (1841-1924), organist, music educator, church musician and composer
- Edward Bairstow (1874-1946), organist, music teacher, composer, choir leader and conductor
- Harold Percival Himsworth (1905-1993), an internist and diabetologist
- James Mason (1909-1984), actor
- James Chappell (1915-1976), ice hockey player
- Harold Wilson (1916-1995), politician
- James Hanson (1922-2004), entrepreneur
- Michael Kenyon (1931-2005), writer
- Karen Spärck Jones (1935-2007), computer scientist
- David Heywood Anderson ( born 1937 ), lawyer and diplomat
- Anita Lonsbrough (* 1941), swimmer
- George M. Sheldrick (* 1942), Chemist
- Howard Riley ( born 1943 ), pianist and composer
- Richard Harland (* 1947), fantasy and science fiction author
- Trevor Cherry ( born 1948 ), football player
- David Borrow (* 1952), politician
- John Whitaker ( b. 1955 ), show jumping
- Ruth Lawrence (born 1971 ), university professor
- Lee Beachill ( b. 1977 ), squash player
- Jodie Whittaker ( b. 1982 ), actress
- Jonathan Stead ( b. 1983 ), football player
- Tom Sykes ( born 1985 ), motorcycle racer
- Cameron Jerome ( born 1986 ), football player
- William Whitaker (* 1989), show jumping
- Reuben Noble- Lazarus ( * 1993), football player
Persons who are related to Huddersfield
- Lena Headey (born 1973 on the Bermuda Islands), actress, grew up in Huddersfield
- Paul Hunter (born 1978 in Leeds ), snooker player, died in 2006 in Huddersfield