Dewsbury

Principal town of North Kirklees . Home to two new College buildings in the Dewsbury Learning Quarter and new development opportunities as a part of the Northern Powerhouse.

HERITAGE: A historic market town, 19th century manufacturing centre of the Yorkshire Heavy Woollen District distributing woollen textiles to all corners of the British Empire.  First recycling centre in the world where 'mungo' and 'shoddy' cloths were developed, one of 14 founding members of the National Chamber of Trade in 1897, home to Dewsbury Minster, mother church of much of Yorkshire since the 13th century, and the Dewsbury Rams Rugby League team since 1898.

FOR WORK: A central location and high frequency rail services mean you can reach Leeds in 20 minutes and Manchester in 40 minutes - faster than you can drive there.

FOR PLEASURE: with the Yorkshire Dales to the north and Peak District to the south there is endless beautiful countryside within easy reach.

LATEST

‘WORK’ by Sir Antony Gormley
The Antony Gormley figure is on loan to Kirklees College to mark  the end of the restoration of the former[...]

April 19, 2021

The Antony Gormley figure is on loan to

April 17, 2021

Six works by local artist Kathryn Ensall. Enlarged

April 14, 2021

Emmeline North is an emerging multi disciplined artist, making

February 19, 2021

Supriya Nagarajan is Artistic Director of Manasamitra, an

February 17, 2021

The drinking fountain a the junction of Savile

February 17, 2021

Sam Hodgson (aka Samh) is a songwriter, a

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