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21 Feb 2023 - 21 Feb 2023

Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture – John Smeaton & the Calder Navigation

Price: £Free – 3

Event description


John Smeaton and the Calder Navigation – Lecture by Lesley Taylor & Shirley Levon, researchers and authors

John Smeaton was employed by the Calder Navigation Commissioners based in Halifax to superintend and construct a navigation beyond Wakefield up the Calder valley. This talk will reveal the many difficulties encountered in launching the project and starting the work as recorded in a range of source materials, including Smeaton’s detailed journal for the years 1760 to 1763

Meetings are held in the Halifax Room, Calderdale Industrial Museum, Square Road, Halifax HX1 1Q



Non-member attendees are welcome, they are asked to contribute a donation of £3.00 per lecture.

Please enquire about becoming a member!


Accessibility Information;

  • Access is to the side of the Museum via our newly-installed ramp and stairs.
  • Internally there are stairs and a lift to all floors.
  • Disabled Parking is available by prior request.


Event details

  • This event is at Calderdale Industrial Museum
  • Tickets are £Free – 3
  • This event runs from 21 Feb 2023 - 21 Feb 2023.
  • www.halifaxhistory.org.uk/