A new book by Frances Stott, published November 2012. The 360 page volume includes 400  illustrations from her previous books ‘Looking Back at Mirfield’ and ‘Changing Face of Mirfield’ along with updated captions, in addition to that more than 700 new photographs, maps, plans and drawings.

The book, with an introduction by Mirfield born Sir Patrick Stewart, provides a photographic record along with a description of the history of Mirfield, arranged along geographic lines, encouraging the reader to mentally walk old streets and visit old neighbourhoods.
From shops to pubs, streetscapes to parks, railways to rivers & canals, maltsters to mills, the book depicts scenes of everyday life from the end of the nineteenth century to the first half of the twentieth. Chapters include The Community of the Resurrection, Kirklees Priory, Kirklees Hall and Mill.

The publication is A4 size, hardback in format and contains 360 pages. The photographs are arranged in chapters, and a bibliography is included.

See below for sample pages.

The book, price £25, (plus p&p if applicable)is available from the following Mirfield outlets:-
'Mirfield Library'
'Mirfield News' and
'Oops a Daisy' on Huddersfield Road, Mirfield.

or direct from:- Greenfield House Publications.
place your order by email via


Cheques should be made payable to Greenfield House Publications or paypal.

Postage and packing rates
UK First Class £8.70
UK Second Class £7.45
Europe Air Mail £19.75
North & South America, Africa, Middle East & Asia Airsure £29.55
Australia, New Zealand £30.80

All the profits from the sale of the book will go to Yorkshire Cancer Research, British Heart Foundation, Kirkwood Hospice and Diabetes UK.



Since the publication of the first two books the advent of such websites as ‘Access to Archives’, ‘Ancestry’  and the British Library newspapers of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries have given me the opportunity to update the information and captions from these books as well as write captions for the new photographs.

Extensive research has been undertaken by visiting the Archives held at Kirklees, Calderdale, Leeds and Wakefield.

Many people raise money for their favourite charities by running marathons, abseiling down buildings, undertaking bike rides, holding coffee mornings or making and selling jams and cakes.

After visiting the Millennium exhibition on Mirfield’s history at the Fire Station, I realised I could raise funds by writing a book on Mirfield’s history (now 3 books) based on old photographs of the town. Calling myself Greenfield House Publications, named after the house I grew up in, I commissioned my own book designer and printer. By not using a commercial publisher and forgoing any royalties, I was able to ensure the maximum amount of money could be raised.

My books ‘Looking Back at Mirfield’ (2000) and ‘Changing Face of Mirfield’ (2003) raised almost £23,000 for British Heart Foundation, Kirkwood Hospice, MacMillan Nurses and Yorkshire Cancer Research. I hope to raise more money through the sale of my new book on Mirfield (2012) which will be shared equally between British Heart Foundation, Diabetes UK, Kirkwood Hospice and Yorkshire Cancer Research.

As of December 2014, £11,000 has been donated to the 4 charities.

Also my book ‘A History of Royton Hall’ published in 2001 raised over £3,750 for Dr Kershaw’s Hospice in Royton.

Frances Stott.

All the above mentioned charities have a special meaning to Frances and her family