Local interest

Local organisations

Cuckoo’s Nest

Cuckoo’s Nest is a charity shop which raises money chiefly for local groups, or other groups which serve residents of Marsden. They accept applications for grants twice a year in March and September.

The shop hours are Monday, Wednesday to Saturday: 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. Closed on Tuesday and Sunday

Please ring to check if you are coming from a distance, as we are closed on some Bank Holidays, or for changeover of stock.

The Cuckoo’s Nest, 40a Peel Street, Marsden, Huddersfield, HD7 6BW

Tel 01484 846365

Marsden Community Assocation

Marsden Community Assocation began in 1980 with the aim of preventing the demolition of the Marsden Mechanics building and for it to be brought into community use. All inhabitants of Marsden are automatically members of the MCA.

The MCA’s current focus is the annual christmas lights.


 Friends of Marsden Park

Friends of Marsden Park is a volunteer group working to rejuvenate the Park for the benefit of the whole community. They meet at 7pm on the last Tuesday of every month in the Marsden Mechanics Institute where all  are welcome.

See Marsden Mechanics website to confirm next meeting details.


Marsden Mechanics

The Marsden Mechanics Hall is the hub of the village of Marsden and  provides a venue for a party, event, weekly meeting or wedding.

The hall is fully licensed and offers a range of services

  • Licensed bar with staff
  • Catering facilities
  • Different size rooms to suit your event


Marsden Silver Prize Band

The band was formed in 1889. Earliest records talk of a ‘Holme Mills Brass Band’, which was later to become the Marsden Musical Institute Brass Band. The band had several locations around the village of Marsden before moving to their current headquarters on Marsden Lane in 1931. In 1961 the band won first prize in the Senior Trophy at the Belle Vue contest which gave the band the right to use the title ‘Silver Prize’ in their name.


Mikron Theatre Company

Mikron was founded in 1963 when Mike Lucas, already a successful actor, realised that his mission was to take theatre to unusual venues and new audiences outside of London.

Mikron is now famous for its national waterways tour, aboard the 1936 Grand Union Carrying Company narrowboat, Tyseley. First used by Mikron in 1975, she has been their floating home ever since.


Marsden Walkers are Welcome

Walkers are Welcome is a nationwide initiative launched in 2007 to encourage towns and villages to be ‘welcoming to walkers’. The network has expanded rapidly and there are now over 100 locations across the UK that have joined this innovative community-led scheme.

Marsden Walkers are Welcome  provides details of routes and guided walks around Marsden.