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04 Apr 2023 - 04 Apr 2023

Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture – Researching and Writing a Yorkshire Family Saga

Price: £Free – 3

Event description


Novelist Jean Renwick will talk of the years of painstaking research behind her recently published family saga, The Mourning Brooch, Book One – An ending. A beginning, which is based upon the lives of real Yorkshire people who lived in the second half of the 19th century. After inheriting a mourning brooch, Jean was intrigued to know who was Elizabeth Addy, commemorated in the brooch, and what happened to the two little girls she left behind. Acclaimed by local historians for its authenticity, the novel reveals how the girls’ lives take them in very different directions between 1849 and 1876

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 04 Apr 2023 - 04 Apr 2023.
  • www.halifaxhistory.org.uk/