Join the Batley 150 celebrations
2018 marks the 150th anniversary since the foundation of Batley Borough Council in 1868. The Batley 150 project aims to make a positive impact on the lives of Batley residents. This will be achieved by developing a collaborative range of initiatives (2018-2019) inspired by local groups and citizens.
The Batley 150 group are planning more events and activities and would love you to join in. Please share your ideas and get involved.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel. 01924 324765.
How Batley became a borough
Find out more about how and why the Batley borough was created:
Work is under way to restore Batley’s historic Charter of Incorporation.
Batley 150 events
A special touring exhibition curated by West Yorkshire Archive Service opened on 29th September 2018.
Batley 150 logo
The Batley 150 logo is designed to support organisers of activities and events that celebrate and commemorate the 150th anniversary since the formation of Batley Borough Council in 1868. You are welcome to use the logo to help promote relevant activities or events. You can download a variety of colour logos to suit your artwork theme. Please keep the logo dimensions in proportion.
If you need further help, please email: email@example.com or call Mark on 07736 416668.
With thanks to Mike Bettney of BatleySmile CIC for his donation of the Batley 150 logo design.
Bards of Batley Poetry Collection
As part of the Batley 150 celebrations, Batley Poets have put together a special collection of poetry around the theme of ‘Batley’. The book is available to buy at Batley Library and Bagshaw Museum, or online:
For more opportunities to get involved
Batley 150 is one of a series of important anniversaries for our local and national democracy in 2018. This year we are also celebrating Huddersfield 150, Vote 100 in Kirklees and Kirklees Youth Council’s 10th anniversary. We hope you’ll get involved by taking part in the events, or by organising your own.
Find out more about our civic heritage
- Vote 100 in Kirklees
Be part of Vote 100, a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, which first gave some women (and all men over 21) the right to vote. Learn about the fight for the vote, find local events and do your own little deed for democracy.
Other useful links for exploring our local heritage:
With thanks to Mike Bettney of BatleySmile CIC
for his donation of the Batley 150 logo design.