DetailsThese events commemorate the 200th anniversary of a Yorkshireman’s death, Dr. Rev John Fawcett.
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Short Description These events commemorate the 200th anniversary of a Yorkshireman’s death, Dr. Rev John Fawcett. From a disadvantaged childhood in Bradford, he became a Georgian “celebrity” whose fame and influence spread out from his Baptist ministry in Wainsgate in the Upper Calder Valley to Yorkshire and Lancashire, eventually reaching as far as London and Bristol. As a preacher, educator, writer, theologian, hymn writer, “poet and divine” John Fawcett became well-known at a national and then international level. He gave local people, both rich and poor, hope and aspiration to improve not only their lives but also others. Many became philanthropists giving away wealth they created to their communities. Some of his descendants and pupils went on to achieve remarkable things. His descendants influenced places such as Glusburn near Keighley, Crosby Garrett in Westmorland, Birmingham, Liverpool, and Manitoba in Canada. 4th September – 2nd October 'Fawcett, his life and legacy, locally and world-wide'. Hebden Bridge Local History Society’s exhibition can be viewed between 9am - 5pm at Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St George's St, Hebden Bridge HX7 7BY Saturday 9th September 'The Revd Dr John Fawcett and England's 18th-Century Evangelical Corridor'. 11.00am Hope Chapel, New Road, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EW. A talk by Dr. John A. Hargreaves, Halifax Antiquarian Society, Local Historian, General Secretary of the Wesley Historical Society and author of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography article on John Fawcett and other evangelicals who contributed to the remarkable evangelical vitality of the Calder Valley in the 18th Century. Saturday 9th September Heritage Open Day. 12 - 5pm Hope Chapel, New Road, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EW. Find out more about chapel life in the past with historical displays, children’s activities, afternoon teas. Sunday 10th September Heritage Open Day. 2 - 5pm at Hope Chapel, New Road, Hebden Bridge, HX7 8EW. Find out more about chapel life in the past with historical displays, children’s activities, afternoon teas. Sunday 10th September Service of Thanksgiving. Hope Baptist Church, New Road, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EW. A special service to celebrate the re-opening of Hope Chapel, led by Rev. Gaynor Hammond. Sunday 10th September Heritage Open Day. 2 - 4pm Friends of Wainsgate Chapel, Wainsgate Lane, Hebden Bridge HX7 8SU will open the chapel. See the artists’studios, hear the organ, look at Fawcett’s listed grave and enjoy Wadsworth Environment Group’s fund-raising cake stall. www.wainsgate.co.uk 9th - 24th September South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival will include five Fawcett-themed walks around Hebden Bridge, Wainsgate, Brearley, Peel House. Sunday 10th September Two Men who left their mark on Hebden Bridge. Starting at 1pm and lasting about 4.5 hours – circular 7 mile walk from Hebden Bridge Station (HX7 6JE) led by Mick Chatham. Exploring the legacy of John Fawcett and Dan Taylor, two Baptist ministers and visiting the places associated with them. Walking shoes recommended. Saturday 16th September Fawcetts at Luddenden. Starting at 1.30pm, a 2 mile walk from Peel House led by Clive Lloyd. Tour of Peel House (Stocks Lane, Luddenden, Halifax, HX2 6SP) and the site and remains of 2 nearby mills, including Peel House Mills with explanation of the Fawcett family’s involvement of the development of the mill. The afternoon will be dog/family friendly. If a volunteer with a car is available to take people who may have problems with steep terrain to meet in the bottom of the valley, then the tour of the former mill sites would become a gentle walk. Some parking is available at Peel House. Nearest bus services are 574 Halifax – Midgley circular (0.5 mile uphill walk) or frequent services on A646 at Luddenden Foot (1.5 mile uphill walk) or stop on Mount Tabor Road by Stocks Lane and walk down. Tuesday 19th September Fawcetts at Wainsgate and Brearley. Starting 10:15 am (to fit in with bus time), a 4 mile walk lasting about 2.5 hours led by Ian Vickridge. After looking at the Wainsgate Chapel and Fawcett graves in Wainsgate Lane, the walk follows some of Calderdale Way before dropping down to Brearley via Midgley using footpaths and farm tracks. After looking at the Fawcett connections in Brearley, walkers could either take one of the frequent buses back to Hebden Bridge and catch the 595 bus in Commercial street (2 minutes past the hour and half hour) or there is an option of a circular walk of a further 6 miles. If wished, bring lunch to eat at Brearley. Walking shoes recommended. In wet weather there may be some muddy sections. Saturday 23rd September Hebden Bridge in Fawcett’s Day. Meet inside Hope Chapel (HX7 8EW) by pulpit at 1.45 pm, leaving at 2pm, a 1.1 mile accessible (including wheelchairs), circular, mostly flat walk on tarmac lasting about 2 hours led by Diana Monahan. As this walk forms part of a Fawcett weekend, it may be oversubscribed, in which case, Diana will repeat the walk later in the day. Places may be booked through firstname.lastname@example.org Sunday 24th September Hope Chapel to Wainsgate Chapel. Meet at Hope Chapel (HX7 8EW) 9:50am, leaving at 10, a 2 mile uphill walk lasting about 2.5 hours led by Ian Vickridge. Visit to Wainsgate Chapel, then join in with lunch and other events at the nearby Community Centre and Hare and Hounds Pub. Walking shoes recommended. Return to Hebden Bridge on the 595 bus from Wainsgate Community Centre on the hour every hour. 23rd & 24th September Fawcett 200 Weekend - Talks, walks, displays and opportunities for networking for anyone interested in the story of Rev Fawcett and the surname Fawcett. Sat 23rd September Hope Chapel, New Road, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EW. 9:30am Refreshments. 10am talks by Anne Mealia, Tracing Fawcett descendants; Diana Monahan, My journeys with Fawcetts; and Amy Binns , Sunday Schools and Working Class Education in the Calder Valley. Fawcett networking. 2.00pm 'Hebden Bridge in Fawcett’s Day and his legacy in the town' (details above). Sunday 24th September 10am Walk from Hope Chapel to Wainsgate led by Ian Vickridge (details above) or take the bus and meet at Wainsgate from 11.00am. View the Art Mile, an exhibition and children’s competition spread over three locations, Chapel, Community Centre ('What Wainsgate means to me') and Hare & Hounds Pub. Final opportunity for more Fawcett networking. Saturday 23rd September Hope Chapel Open Day. 12.pm – 4pm Children’s activities, historical displays and afternoon teas. Sunday 24th September Hope Chapel, New Road, Hebden Bridge HX7 8EW 10.30 am – 11:30 am Fawcett 200 service , led by Rev Dr K Jones, President of the Baptist History Society. 2018 as part of Hebden Bridge Arts Festival A celebration event including songs composed to celebrate Fawcett sung by Old Town Primary School students past and present. Type Events & Festivals Location Hebden Bridge Event Date 4 Sep 2017 Event End Date 2 Oct 2017 Event Dates 4th September 2017, to, 2nd October 2017 Address Hebden Bridge Town Hall, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7BY Web Address http://fawcett200.org.uk/ Recharge Point No
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