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Honley

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NOTOC Honley is a large village and former civil parish, now in the parish of Holme Valley, in the Kirklees district, in West Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is situated near to Holmfirth and Huddersfield, and on the banks of the River Holme in the Holme Valley. According to the 2011 Census it had a population of 6,474, a growth of 577 from the 2001 Census The annual Honley Agricultural Show takes place on the second Saturday of June. The show has used farmland between Honley and Meltham, and more recently farmland in Farnley Tyas. Honley has both female and male voice choirs. There are three schools in the village. Honley Infant and Nursery School for ages 3–7, Honley Junior School for ages 7–11 and Honley High School which after abolishing its sixth form college is now for ages 11–16. Honley railway station opened on 1 July 1850, on the Penistone Line. It connects the village to Huddersfield and Sheffield with an hourly service. There are regular bus services to Huddersfield, Holmfirth and Meltham. Most bus services are operated by the First West Yorkshire and Team Pennine The parish church is St Mary's, a Grade II listed mostly Victorian church, constructed in 1843 by Robert Dennis Chantrell, with later additions in 1888 and 1909. The church was built on the remains of an earlier church, known as 'Old Peg' built in 1759. It is surrounded by a burial ground containing inscribed tombstones with remnants of a set of village stocks. Though an earlier building was possibly constructed in 1503. Honley F.C. fields junior teams at under-6 level to under-17 levels. The teams play in the Huddersfield Junior Football League, and play competitive seven-a-side matches from under-7s to under-10s and eleven-a-side matches from under-11s to under-17s. An adult side with three teams plays in the Huddersfield and District Association Football League. The 'A' team is in the second division, the 'B' team in reserve division one, and the 'C' team in reserve division three.
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