Local Mechanics' Institutes



Contents:

General Points

From 1823, and under the influence of Dr George Birkbeck, the London Mechanics' Institute was founded to instruct the members in the arts, the sciences and other useful knowledge.

From that beginning, many industrial towns had their own schools to educate the working classes and train skilled workers.

By 1841, over 200 institutes had been established around the country.

These also had a social aspect, emphasising sobriety and other virtues. They were essentially middle-class and did not always attract the working class at whom they were directed

Local Mechanics' Institutes

Brighouse Mechanics' Institute

Clifton Mechanics' Institute
Colden Mechanics' Institute

Elland Mechanics' Hall
Elland Mechanics' Institute

Greetland & West Vale Mechanics' Hall
Greetland Mechanics' Institute

Halifax Mechanics' Hall
Halifax Mechanics' Institute
Halifax Mechanics' Institution Penny Savings Bank
Hebden Bridge Mechanics' Institute
Heptonstall Mechanics' Institute
Heptonstall Slack Mechanics' Institute
Holywell Green Mechanics' Institute
Luddenden Mechanics' Institute
Luddendenfoot Mechanics' Institute

Northowram Mechanics' Institution

Ovenden Mechanics' Institute & Reading Room

Rastrick Mechanics' Institute

Southowram Mechanics' Institute
Sowerby Bridge Mechanics' Institute
Sowood Mechanics' Institute, Stainland
Stainland Mechanics' Institute
Stainland Mechanics' Institute

Todmorden Mechanics' Institute

Walshaw Mechanics' Institute
West Vale Mechanics' Institute



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