Thursday 22nd September 2022 marks 182 years since the death of Anne Lister of Shibden Hall, Halifax, Yorkshire.
Anne, who lived from 1791 to 1840, was a remarkable woman: landowner, entrepreneur, mountaineer, scholar, traveller, and lesbian. Her fascinating diaries of over five million words detailed her life, loves, health, business interests and politics. Her journals are so historically significant they have been inscribed on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register. Anne Lister’s story now inspires people across the globe, following the international success of Sally Wainwright’s BBC/HBO TV show ‘Gentleman Jack’, which is based on Anne’s life and diaries, and was filmed here in Calderdale.
A variety of events are taking place across Calderdale from Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th September, including exhibitions, displays, talks, guided walks & tours and memorial services.
For a full list of what’s on, where and when, please visit our dedicated Anne Lister 182 Celebrations page.