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A Chapter in the History of Dugdale Bros: Opening Dugdale’s doors

You may have noticed that our heritage is something about which we’re particularly proud – and with good reason. As the last remaining independent cloth house in the renowned textiles town of Huddersfield, we’re still going strong after more than 120 years, and love looking back on our history.

Built in 1875, the Northumberland Street building we’ve called home since 1906 is one of Huddersfield’s iconic architectural landmarks. Designed by celebrated architect W. H. Crossland, The Towers holds plenty of history within its walls, and we’re still making more to this day.

And now, we’re delighted to announce that you’ll soon have the chance to step through our doors and discover our illustrious heritage for yourself.

As part of the nationwide Heritage Open Days initiative that runs annually, we’ll be opening The Towers up to the public on Thursday 7th September. Visitors will be invited to learn more about the history of Dugdale Bros and the rich textiles heritage of the town, with three guided tours of the building running at 14:00, 15:00 and 16:00. Lasting around 45 minutes, these will grant 12 guests at a time exclusive access to our cutting rooms and cloth stores, which are brimming with history but still fully operational.

For anyone interested in Huddersfield’s past or seeing the inner workings of the town’s last standing independent cloth merchant, this is an unmissable opportunity.

Booking is essential and opens on 14th August, with the limited spaces sure to fill up fast. So, to find out more about the open day and how to secure your place on a tour, visit the Heritage Open Days website.

We look forward to seeing you soon…


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