Fixby is a suburb in north-west Kirklees bordering neighbouring Calderdale and is traditionally part of Huddersfield in the English county of West Yorkshire. Fixby is mentioned in the Domesday Book. The name "Fixby" derives from the Gaelic Irish personal name Fiach.
In the nineteenth century Fixby was a large estate to which social reformer Richard Oastler was appointed as steward from 1830 until 1838 when he was relieved of his duties for his political activities: pamphleteering, lobbying and in the establishment of Short Time Committees in industrial towns throughout Yorkshire. The Short Time committees organised public meetings in order to raise petitions to improve conditions for children in the workplaces of the day and resulted in the Factory Act of 1847, with which Oastler was never fully satisfied.
The Huddersfield Crematorium is also situated in the area.
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- Historic England. "Fixby Hall (Grade II) (1134236)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
- "The white stuff: How a bog-standard 1980s Yorkshire property was transformed into a dream home". The Yorkshire Post. 25 March 2017. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
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