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16 Jun 2022 - 19 Jun 2022

A Taste of Old West Central Halifax – Heritage Walks with David Glover

Price: Free

Event description

Join local historian David Glover for 2 fascinating strolls around historic Park ward this June as part of FlavourFest 2022.

 Walk 1 – Thursday 16 June, 7pm

A gentle walk starting at the Halifax Gibbet you will visit the site of two murders – Mary Hackett (1953) and Emily Pye (1957), Mackintosh’s early warehouse and the site of the Hanson Lane Bomb, the location of a fatal boiler explosion, the little-known Model Village at West Hill Park, Alms-houses, the birthplace of Speaker Whitley, People’s Park, Francis Street and finishing at the gates of Lister Lane Cemetery.  Book your FREE place here.


Walk 2 – Sunday 19 June, 2pm

A gentle walk rediscovering vanished facilities and buildings including the Halifax Cattle Market & Fairground, ‘St Helena’ Debtors’ Gaol, St Augustine’s Church, The Workhouse, and the site of the first Halifax Slasher attack of 1938.

Concludes with a tour of Lister Lane Cemetery – now a European Cemetery of Significance – where thousands of noted local residents lie buried. Book your FREE place here.

Each walk will last about 120 minutes and attendees are invited to enjoy a free drink at Cha Cha Chai afterwards, which is a short walk round the corner on Queens Road.

Event details

  • This event is at Halifax
  • Tickets are free
  • This event runs from 16 Jun 2022 - 19 Jun 2022.