This site is an online shop for the Huddersfield Exposed web site.

Here you can find

  • PDF versions of historic and rare local history books
  • quality high-resolution downloadable versions of items such as historic maps, old photographs and book illustration engravings — once downloaded, these could be professionally printed and framed

Purchasing items from this site will allow us to secure more historic materials for Huddersfield Exposed. Whenever possible, these will then be donated to one of the local public archives so that they are preserved for future generations.


The licensing information will be given on each product page. In general, most items are made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC-BY-NC-SA) licence.

By ordering an item, you are agreeing to fully abide by the relevant licensing conditions. If you have any questions relating to allowable use, please email shop@huddersfield.exposed before placing an order.

How to Shop

All the items in the shop have detailed descriptions and preview images/sample files, so please ensure you study these before placing an order.

All payments are made using PayPal. Credit card details are handled entirely by PayPal and are not made available to this web site.

Once you have completed your order, you will receive a confirmation email which will include download links for the items you have purchased. Keep this email safe in case you wish to re-download items. Please note that the download links may stop working after 6 months (see Data Processing below) — if this happens to you, please forward a copy of your original order email to shop@huddersfield.exposed and we’ll gladly provide you with new links to use.

You may wish to whitelist shop@huddersfield.exposed in your email client to ensure it does not treat the order confirmation email as spam. If your order confirmation email does not arrive, please double-check your spam/junk mail folder.

Please note that some of the files will be large and may take several minutes to fully download.

PDF Books

The PDF books are typically priced as follows:

  • 50p per 50 pages for local history books
  • 50p per 100 pages for trade and street directories

We would encourage you to download the sample pages first.

Problems Downloading

If you experience any problems downloading your purchases, please email shop@huddersfield.exposed and we’ll do our best to help you.

As we do not retain your order details indefinitely (see Data Processing below), your download links may expire after 6 months. If you need to re-download the files and the links no longer work, please forward a copy of your original order email to shop@huddersfield.exposed and we’ll gladly provide you with new links to use.


In the unlikely event that you are unhappy with any item, please email shop@huddersfield.exposed in the first instance.

Data Processing

Once an order has been completed, the details will be temporarily retained for 6 months. Please ensure that you have downloaded all the files you wish to keep within that time period, as the links may no longer work once the order details have been permanently deleted. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose. If you would prefer your order details to be removed before 6 months, please get in touch (email: shop@huddersfield.exposed).