The Huddersfield Town Heritage Project was born out of the crisis of 2003, when fans dug into their own pockets to save the club from liquidation. The remaining funds were set aside by members of the newly formed Huddersfield Town Supporters’ Association (HTSA) to consolidate the club’s history in one easily accessible place.
Some of those funds were used to build this website, which is supported by the Huddersfield Town Foundation. In the future, we plan to add more content, host regular events, develop educational resources for children and young people, and produce video documentaries.
If you have an item in your possession that you believe might be of interest to fellow fans, please email heritage[at]htsa-web.com.
Thanks go first and foremost to all those who donated their time and money to save the club from oblivion in 1919 and 2003. Without them, we would have nothing but history.
The materials on this website, meanwhile, would have been lost to the ether were it not for the efforts and generosity of Graham Clark and John Ward, both of whom freely contributed their extensive private collections for posterity.
The Huddersfield Town Foundation also deserve recognition for their decision to host the project funds in a trust. Siobhan Atkinson, Katie Suttron, and Dean Grice, in particular, played an important role in the ones and zeros before you.
Credit, as always, to Supporter Services for going the extra lightyear to make the project a success when others might have politely declined the opportunity: Three cheers for Robyn Kennerdale, Rachel Taylor, and Andy Booth!
And three more for their current and former colleagues on Leeds Road: Sean Jarvis, David Threlfall-Sykes, Jonathan Wilkinson, and Julian Winter.
Then there’s the Huddersfield Daily Examiner. We tip our hats to Wayne Ankers, Mel Booth, Steven Chicken, and fellow traveller David Hartrick for their invaluable words of advice and encouragement.
There are too many HTSA members to acknowledge, but the following deserve special recognition: Stephen Booth, Bob Pepper, Ian Lawrence, Trevor Whitehead, Steven King, Marcus Garside, Alice Broome, Emily Broome, Alasdair Bell, Steven Downes, Bryony Rowan, Bini Barr, and Paul Cuffe.
As do those who have spent the better part of their lives curating the club’s past and present: Ian and Gwen Thomas, Alan Hodgson, Mick Hesp, Roger Pashby, Lee Morris, Doug Thomson, Sean O'Toole, Matt Shaw, and Rob Stewart.
Fans of other clubs who lent their ears and expertise get a special sticker in a colour of their choice: Will Barrett from Exeter City, Roger Titford from STAR (Reading’s supporters’ trust), Derby County fan Tom Voyce, and Manchester United enthusiast Alex Langton, as well as Michael Brunskill and Deborah Dilworth from the Football Supporters’ Association (FSA).
Finally, we would like to express our utmost gratitude to Neil Bowker and Microform for setting us on the right path.