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Dr George Redmonds is a local historian with a life-long interest in name studies. In 1973 he wrote Yorkshire: West Riding, the first volume in the English Surnames Series, and in 2001 he presented the BBC Radio 4 series 'Surnames, Genes and Geneaology'.

Recent publications include Surnames and Geneaology (1997), Christian Names in Local and Family History (2003), Names and History: People, Places & Things (2003) and The Place-Names of Huddersfield (2008); and The Making of Huddersfield (2003) has recently been reprinted by Wharncliffe Books. George is a well-known lecturer at international conferences.