© 2016 Ryburn Valley History Society

Ryburn Valley History Society represents a group of mainly local people interested in the history of the area.

The Ryburn Valley has a rich history from prehistoric man, Viking activity, evidence of the Romans passing by, trade routes linking cottage industries then the impact of industrialization. 

Meetings are held on The Second Tuesday of the Month, 7.30 pm at

Ripponden Conservative Club, 212 Halifax Road, Sowerby Bridge, Ripponden, HX6 4BG.

We have a talk at every meeting. See the Syllabus page for details.

Our latest publication is the 'Mills of the Ryburn Valley' by Julian Carr. 

The book paid for by the society is now printed and ready and is 152 pages with full colour £9 each.

Available from Parish Council Office, Stanley's Kitchen in Ripponden and at Ripponden and Sowerby Bridge libraries and now also at the Book Corner book shop in the Piece Hall.

The first meeting of the year was excellent, Granville Dobson giving a very entertaining talk about working on the footplate of a steam engine.

Next week on Tuesday Feb 11th, Gemma Bingham will be talking about 'Our Founder: Sue Ryder'. 7.30 start as usual.


The syllabus for 2020 has been updated.



New members and visitors (charged £3 per visit) are always welcome.

Annual membership is £12

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