Building Restoration and Conservation by the Marsden Family

Boy and Barrel

The God of wine

Fully restored at Bradford Industrial Museum

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Phone Box Bar

The GPO telephone box was granted a full license by the Huddersfield Licensing Magistrates on 15th May 1985 to John and Joe Marsden, despite the request by the Fire Brigade for an alternative means of escape and the Environmental Health’s request for a hand wash sink. The successful application was made by Mr Drable of Eaton Smith and Downey Solicitors.

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Stone Arches

Stone Arches saved from town centre fire.

Restored and rebuilt 200 metres from original site.

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G.P.O Sentry Box

New gate house built for GPO Huddersfield.

Old original box saved from distruction and preserved.

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Award Winning Car Park
First hotel in England to be awarded The Police Chief Constables Award for safe parking in the centre of Huddersfield

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Stone Coat of Arms

Saved from a mill fire in Milnsbridge and given a permanent home in the centre of Huddersfield.

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The Huddersfield Licensed Victuallers

Chain of office in the safe keeping with Johnny and Joe.See pub landlords in all their glory from a hundred years ago and view the pubs good old days.

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Cambridge Road Baths

You ran up and down them at Cambridge Road baths, the Ashler stone steps now part of the Huddersfield Central Lodge Hotel

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Stone Tower parts from the Castle Hill Hotel

Saved from going to Kensington London.
The stone ramparts for the Castle Hill pub
will now not leave Huddersfield

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Founding Members of the Huddersfield Builders Exchange

You remember the Sing Jenny Folk Club in Huddersfield?
View the original founding members

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Below are more conservation items by the family
A familiar landmark on John William street Huddersfield sadly no more. Now being restored by John and Joe.Planning permission granted to resite the clock on Southgate
1504120044 - Darwents French Polishers Kirkgate, Huddersfield, Day Books going back 100 years.

Man and Boy tram Fare to Kirkheaton two shillings.
Pine coffin varnished £1.50 pence.
No VAT columns

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1504120045 - Saved the Barrel Organ in the photo featured with the cast on the one and only production of the First of the Summer Wine.

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A Historic plaque has been given a new home in Huddersfield town centre. It was unveiled to mark the opening of Huddersfield’s Abattoir in July 1900. But it was taken down when the abattoir was shut for good. Now it is displayed at the Central Lodge, Beast Market. The plaque is the latest addition in a growing list of local history items on display. Joe Marsden, pictured, who runs the hotel with his brother John said “They provide a talking point among customers.”
The plaque was a gift to the brothers from Mr John Celland of Ray Street.