Website home to over 30,000 pages of Town material
- Huddersfield Town Supporters Association launch Heritage website
- Website boasts over 110 years’ worth of Town material
- Visit the site at htafc-heritage.com
The Huddersfield Town Supporters Association (HTSA) is pleased to announce the launch of its Heritage Project website in association with local company Microform.
The website is an open access archive that boasts over 110 years’ worth of material from Town’s long and storied past.
The Huddersfield Town Heritage Project was born out of the crisis of 2003, when fans came together to help save the club from liquidation. The remaining funds were set aside by members of the newly formed HTSA to consolidate the Club’s history in one easily accessible place.
Some of those funds were used to build the Heritage website, which is supported by the Huddersfield Town Foundation.
The website currently hosts over 30,000 images, which are divided into 10 thematic collections:
More than 1,100 home and away matchday programmes published during the period 1911-2017, including league, cup, and friendly fixtures. The programmes were kindly donated by Graham Clark.
John M. Ward’s Private Archive
Over 13,000 pages of typescript notes, newspaper clippings, photographs, and ephemera from the private archive of Town historian John M. Ward. The website currently hosts material from the period 1900-1970. More material from recent decades is due to be added soon.
Women’s Football Archive
A collection of photographs, matchday programmes, and media clippings which shed new light on the history of women's football in Huddersfield.
11 print issues of the popular Smile Awhile fanzine, which was founded in 2015 and published during the period 2017-2019.
Fans & Fans’ Groups
An assortment of records and publications from fans’ groups, including the Patrons Association and HTSA.
Digital reproductions of VHS tapes issued and sold by Town during the late-1980s and early-1990s, including goals of the season compilations.
A selection of official documents, including the club’s original Memorandum and Articles of Association from 1908 and club accounts from the period 1989-2001.
Huddersfield Town Timeline
An interactive timeline highlighting the most important events in the club's history, from its founding in 1908 and the 'Glorious Twenties' to the 101 Club season and the 2017 Playoff Final.
Women’s Football Timeline
An interactive timeline highlighting the rich history of women's football in Huddersfield, from Atalanta Ladies' only game at Leeds Road in 1921 to Huddersfield Town Women's first game at the John Smith's Stadium nearly 100 years later.
A database of people who played for Town between 1908 and 2017. Information includes players' previous club and debut fixture. An up-to-date list will be uploaded for the beginning of the season.
Most of these collections incorporate the Universal Image Viewer, which is used by several renowned institutions such as the British Library. The viewer includes double-page spreads, an enhanced deep zoom function, fast loading speeds, single and multi-word OCR searching, OCR hit highlighting, and full-screen focus mode.
The website also contains a wealth of additional contextual material including articles and interviews and club honours and records.
The website is aimed first and foremost at Town fans, but HTSA hope that it will be a useful resource for journalists, historians, schoolteachers, university lecturers, students of all ages, and the Foundation’s Sporting Memories sessions, too.
In the future, they plan to add more content (including more programmes from the 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s), host regular events, develop educational assets, and produce video documentaries. In other words, the website is very much the beginning of the Heritage Project, not the end.
For more details, and to start making your way through the archive, please CLICK HERE.