Thursday, 9 July 2015
Holmfirth is situated just 6 miles from Huddersfield in the Holme Valley. Surrounded by stunning countryside this small town developed around an old corn mill and bridge which dates back to the 13th century. The old English meaning for Holmfirth or Holm Frith is Holly Wood or Holme Woods.
Like most Yorkshire towns and villages the inhabitants prospered through textules. Holfirth in more recent times benefits from having the Peak District National Park on its doorstep and from its new found fame as the home of the BBC comedy "Last of the Summer Wine". Visitors can actually use Sid's Cafe and even take a special tour of the town in a vintage vehicle which starts off from the famous cafe.
Holmfirth has another claim to fame through its sacuy seaside postcards by the firm Bamforth & Co. The town is a picturesque mix of stone cottages and houses. Tourism is the main revenue for the town which is susceptible to flooding. Local Agriculture is still thriving and one of the towns main employers at Longly farm has one of the leading Jersey herds in Europe. The town has some good restaurants cafes and independent shops.