Civilisations Festival – The Mystery of Victor Grayson at Kirklees Libraries

Kirklees Libraries are taking part in the Civilisations Festival, a ground-breaking collaboration between the BBC, museums, galleries, libraries and archives across the UK.

Organisations that are involved

More than 250 organisations in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have signed up as partners

Who is Victor Grayson?

Kirklees libraries main event is an author talk about Victor Grayson at Huddersfield Library on 12 March, from 1pm to 2.30pm.

Victor was born in the slums of Liverpool, and spent time as a preacher. He was wounded at Passchendaele, and shook the British establishment when he won the Colne Valley by-election as a socialist in 1907, age 25.

However, Victor became most well-known when, one afternoon in September 1920, he walked out of his apartment and disappeared, never to be seen again.

Sharing the mystery of Victor Grayson

Author David (now Lord) Clark will share the mystery of Victor Grayson. Copies of his book, Victor Grayson: The Man and the Mystery, will also be available for sale and signing.

How to get FREE tickets

Tickets are totally free, and the event is hosted at Huddersfield Library on 12 March from 1pm to 2.30pm and are available online at

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