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Our next meeting is at Batley Town Hall, Monday 24th June


Doors open at 7pm with a 7.30pm start. Free refreshments upon entry. £4 for non-members and £2 for members.

ERIC JACKSON - CRIME & PUNISHMENT :          FROM THE ANGLO SAXONS TO THE PRESENT DAY

CHRISTMAS FUN & FROLICS

Members enjoyed a fun filled evening at the RAFA Club for their Christmas party...

THE LONG ARM OF THE LAW

2023 was brought to a close with a brilliant talk and exhibit from Dave Hardcastle...

THE STUFF OF LEGENDS

The one time Legends Bar in Batley is set to reopen as a cafe. Members of BHG were invited along recently...

DIGNITY OF LABOUR

A statue created in 1911 has been remade and housed in Bagshaw Museum...

LATEST BLUE PLAQUE

The latest blue plaque commissioned by BHG has now been unveiled at the Black Bull in Birstall...

A VISIT TO HEATON HALL

BHG spent a day at the magnificent Heaton Hall in Manchester with a link to Batley itself...

PIECE HALL VISIT

BHG paid a visit to the revamped Piece Hall in Halifax and were given a tour round...

THE NATIONAL ARBORETUM

In conjunction with the British Legion, BHG members spent a day visiting the National Arboretum...

FORTHCOMING MEETINGS FOR 2024


We always aim to provide members and non-members with a wide range of speakers for our monthly meetings. We already have the syllabus wrapped up until our AGM in July 2024. Here are the speakers we have lined up and the dates they are set to go ahead:


JANUARY 22nd - DAVID SCRIMGEOUR: Yorkshire Watermen


FEBRUARY 26th - CHRISTINE LEVERIDGE: A story of the Denby Dale pies


MARCH 25th - ALUN PUGH: The Illustrated History of Leeds


APRIL 29th - ALAN FARRAR: Early Freemasonry in Batley


MAY 20th - JACKIE DEPELLE: Crowning Glory


JUNE 24th - ERIC JACKSON: Crime and Punishment (Saxons to the present day)


JULY 22nd - ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & MEMBER'S EVENING