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03 Oct 2023 - 03 Oct 2023

Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture – The Wittiest Vicar of Halifax

Price: £Free – 3

Event description


The Wittiest Vicar of Halifax who saved the Parish church: Life and Humour of Rev. Francis Pigou 1832- 1916

By David Glover, President.

The story of a high-flying vicar with a wonderful sense of humour. Born in Germany, raised in the UK, he also served for a while in Paris, where he met British Royalty. His great legacy to Halifax was to organise the superb restoration of its Parish Church in 1878/9, which saved a mediaeval structure from destruction. But he did not succeed in making it a Cathedral – that’s another tale.

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 03 Oct 2023 - 03 Oct 2023.
  • www.halifaxhistory.org.uk/