Second Vol of 32 of Report of the Commissioners to inquire concerning Charities in England for the Education of the Poor Act 58 Geo III c 91. 1819.
Endowed Charities W.R. Yorkshire and Sheffield Vol 3 1899 953 pp Volume 3 - (North Western Division)
p. 008 Holmfirth District Technical Institute
Bi Indenture of 27th September 1895 a piece of ground at Holmfirth, containing 414 sq. yards was conveyed to be used as and for the Holmfirth District Technical Institute, including science school, school of art, lecture rooms, libraries, museums, savings banks, and other collateral or auxiliary departments or branches in connexion therewith for the diffusion and advancement of education, thrift, industry, science, literature, and art. The Trustees were to be not less than 5 and not more than 21 persons, to be chosen from the subscribers to or members of the said Institute. All the trustees appointed by the deed were alive at the date of this Inquiry, except Mr. John Francis Tinker; Mr. Henry Thorp, however, did not execute the deed.
Their names are as follows :-
|Henry Roberts||Spring Bank, Holmfirth||Wollen Manufacturer J.P.|
|John Thorp Taylor||Oaklands, Holmfirth||Esquire. J.P.|
|Henry Butterworth||Hinchliffe Mill, Holmfirth||Esquire.|
|Charles Lockwood, ygr||The Royds, New Mill||Woollen Manufacturer|
|James Marsden||The Limes, Wigan||Wholesale Clothier|
|Walter Preston||St. John's Place, Holmfirth||Woollen Manufacturer|
|Edward Henry Burtt||Winney Bank, Hepworth||Yarn Spinner|
|Alfred Sykes||Woodville, Thongsbridge||Woollen Manufacturer|
|William Brooke||Northgate Mount, Honley||Woollen Manufacturer, J.P.|
|Benjamin Butterworth||Beech House, Holmfirth||Gentleman|
|Jos. Ramsden Mellor||Royd House, Holmfirth||Cloth Finisher|
|William Butterworth||Sunny Bank, Holmfirth||Woollen Manufacturer, J.P.|
|John Roberts||Birks House, Burnlee, Holmfirth||Woollen Manufacturer, J.P.|
|James Brooke Watkinson||Washpit, Holmfirth||Woollen Manufacturer, J.P.|
|Edwin Overend||Marble Hall nr Holmfirth||Mill Manager|
|Kenyon Lockwood||The Royds, New Mill||Woollen Manufacturer|
|Henry Thorp||Mearhouse, New Mill||Woollen Manufacturer|
|Cato Hardcastle||Underbank, Holmfirth||Pattern Weaver|
|Frederick Turner||New Mill||Schoolmaster|
|Jos. Albert Greenwood||Green Owlers, Holmebridge||Woollen Manufacturer|
|Jos. Edw. Woodhead||Newlands, Thongsbridge||Yarn Spinner|
|David Haigh||South View, Wooldale||Clerk to Wooldale & Cartworth School Board|
The Institute was opened in 1894 with 234 individual students, and 344 class entries; in the session of 1895-6 there were 288 students and 397 class entries; in the session of 1896-7 there were 339 students and 471 class entries.
Transcribed by Alan Longbottom
Second Vol of 32 of Report of the Commissioners to
inquire concerning Charities in England for the Education
of the Poor Act 58 Geo III c 91. 1819.