Mirfield

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Coordinates: 53°40′51″N 1°41′20″W / 53.6807°N 1.6888°W / 53.6807; -1.6888

Mirfield is a small town and civil parish within the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, in West Yorkshire, England. It is on the main road between Huddersfield, Dewsbury and Wakefield, and has a total resident population of 18,621.[1]

The town is served by Mirfield railway station.

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Governance

From 1894 to 1974, Mirfield formed an urban district of the West Riding of Yorkshire, when it was merged into the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees. It gained a parish council in 1988.

Town Council

Website: http://www.mirfieldtowncouncil.gov.uk/home

Mayors

  • David Pinder: 2009-2010
  • Janet Hirst: 2010-Present

Culture

Mirfield Show is an annual agricultural event held on the third Sunday in August at Mirfield showground. It is organised and run by the Mirfield Agricultural Society (MAS) as a non-profit making event for the families of Mirfield and district.[2]

Education

There are two secondary schools in Mirfield: Mirfield Free Grammar (formerly Mirfield Modern and Mirfield High) and Sixth Form and Castle Hall School. Amongst the primary schools there are Battyeford, Crossley Fields (formerly Wellhouse First School), Old Bank and Hopton J, I and N school and Crowlees Junior and Infant School that was assessed by Ofsted as 'Grade 1 - Outstanding' in the March 2007 inspection.[3]

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