The Higgler Hike 

   

OS Grid Reference: SE192097
 

Time: About 2 hours

 

Grade: A few steeper slopes

 

Public Transport:By Bus: Services 83, 83A, 84 fromHuddersfield.

By Train: Shepley Station hourly fromHuddersfield.

Bus and Train Services are correct as of December 2011.

Please check atwww.wymetro.comfor timetables.

 

Parking:Lea Head Car park HD8 8EN off A629

 

Refreshments: Black Bull, Farmers Boy, Sovereign Inn, Cask and Spindle, Crossroads.

 

Links: www.shepleyspringfestival.com

 

Accommodation:Self catering/B & B: www.croftnook-cottages.co.uk/

 

 

 

Shepley Higglers were tailors, with shops at the back of their houses, a team of 8-12 girls would

cut the cloth to match the orders collected during the day and stitch the suits. The newly opened

railway of 1850 meant that Shepley 'Higglers' could travel further in a day selling completed suits

to customers through extended finance schemes. This meant that a finished suit costing a few shillings would actually cost a few pounds at the end of the finance period

 

Follow the Higgler on his Hike:

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