THE LIFE of one of Saddleworth’s most important but neglected figures of the twentieth century will be explored in a lecture on Wednesday, November 11.
Hosted by the Saddleworth Historical Society ‘J.P.W. Mallalieu: Saddleworth’s Most Distinguished, but Neglected Celebrity’ will be presented by Professor Brendan Evans.
Professor Evans, of the University of Huddersfield, will discuss the life and times of Joseph Mallalieu, who was born in Delph, and became Member of Parliament for Huddersfield in 1945.
He held office for over 30 years and ranged from being a ‘Bevanite’ left-wing rebel in the Labour Party before 1957, to enjoying a responsible ministerial career in the 1960s.
In both respects he played a significant role, which Professor Davies’s lecture will highlight.
Mallalieu was from an old Saddleworth mill-owning family and retained an enthusiastic attachment to the district of his birth.
He had a huge range of interests, from sports to amateur farming, many of which are discussed in his entertaining journalism.
The lecture will take place at 7:30pm, Wednesday, November 11 at Uppermill Civic Hall, Lee Street, Uppermill, Saddleworth, OL3 6AE.
New members welcome with small charge for non-members of £3 on the night. Refreshments available.