For over a thousand years, the hills around Huddersfield have been the home to cottage spinners and weavers. The oldest known settlement in Huddersfield was in Almondbury, one of our larger villages some 2 miles from the modern main town, (Originally however it was known by its pagan name of Aimbry).
The original settlers in Aimbry can be traced back to AD75 with the Romans. The most probable reason being the Roman troops were slowly making their way through the country solidifying their new Imperial rule.
Throughout all ages, clothing and textiles have been pivotally important in evolutionary history of Huddersfield and is directly reflected by the local materials available i.e. Wool & Natural Soft Water.
Textiles, defined as felt or spun fibres made into yarn and subsequently netted, looped, knit or woven to make fabrics, appeared as a main source of trade in Huddersfield in the Middle ages. From ancient times to the present day, methods of textile production have continually evolved, and today we still hold the enviable title of the world best suiting cloth.