Anne Lister's Halifax: Mock Marriages & Effigy Burning

Anne Gentleman Jack Lister, Events & Festivals, Walking : Halifax

Anne Lister's Halifax: Mock Marriages & Effigy Burning

Starting 1st Apr 2020 See all Dates for this event

2pm

Anne Lister determined this would be a serious union, with Ann Walker moving into Shibden. Coal-mining and ‘Blue’ political door-stepping continued. The 1835 Halifax contest became known as ‘the window-breaking election’. Immediately, ‘mock marriage’ announcements appeared in Yorkshire newspapers. Then in 1836, lurid tales reached Shibden of Anne and Ann being burnt in effigy down in Halifax. Who was behind these public jibes - and why?

Walk leader: Jill Liddington. 2-hour circular afternoon walk with short readings from Female Fortune, and ends with tea, cake and Q&A in Halifax. There are some steep steps, walking boots or shoes are advised.

Meet at 2pm in the Piece Hall by the Book Corner. HX1 1RE

All walks must be pre-booked through Ticket Source [www.ticketsource.co.uk] and cost £5. Bookings open on Thursday 7th November; 8am for walks to 5th April and 2pm for the remainder of the programme. There will be a maximum of 35 per walk.
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CHW offers a series of walks to celebrate Anne Lister's birthday on 3 April. Anne Lister Festival 2020 runs for the first 7 days in April. Here is the CHW programme for April – May 2020.

All walks must be pre-booked through Ticket Source [www.ticketsource.co.uk] and cost £5. Bookings open on Thursday 7th November; 8am for walks to 5th April and 2pm for the remainder of the programme. There will be a maximum of 35 per walk.

Most of these walks (except 'Young Anne Lister') focus on the 1830s, the period in her life depicted in Sally Wainwright's Gentleman Jack (BBC1/HBO).
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Short Description 2pm Anne Lister determined this would be a serious union, with Ann Walker moving into Shibden. Coal-mining and ‘Blue’ political door-stepping continued. The 1835 Halifax contest became known as ‘the window-breaking election’. Immediately, ‘mock marriage’ announcements appeared in Yorkshire newspapers. Then in 1836, lurid tales reached Shibden of Anne and Ann being burnt in effigy down in Halifax. Who was behind these public jibes - and why? Walk leader: Jill Liddington. 2-hour circular afternoon walk with short readings from Female Fortune, and ends with tea, cake and Q&A in Halifax. There are some steep steps, walking boots or shoes are advised. Meet at 2pm in the Piece Hall by the Book Corner. HX1 1RE All walks must be pre-booked through Ticket Source [www.ticketsource.co.uk] and cost £5. Bookings open on Thursday 7th November; 8am for walks to 5th April and 2pm for the remainder of the programme. There will be a maximum of 35 per walk.
Type Anne Gentleman Jack Lister, Events & Festivals, Walking
Location Halifax
Event Date 1 Apr 2020
Event End Date 9 May 2020
Event Dates 1st April 2020 (SOLD OUT) and 6th April 2020, 9th May 2020
Address The Piece Hall Halifax West Yorkshire HX1 1RE
Web Address www.calderdaleheritagewalks.org.uk/lister.html
Recharge Point No
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Anne Lister's Halifax: Mock Marriages & Effigy Burning

The Piece Hall Halifax West Yorkshire HX1 1RE

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