Heritage Open Days: Ann Walker Memorial

Anne Gentleman Jack Lister, Culture & Heritage, Historic Sites & Trails : Halifax

Heritage Open Days: Ann Walker Memorial
Free

14th Sep 2019

On Saturday September 14th between Noon and 4pm you have a rare opportunity to see a memorial to Ann Walker, lover of Anne ‘Gentleman Jack’ Lister, which has been locked within Lightcliffe Tower at Lightcliffe Cemetery near Halifax since 1974.

There will be guides on hand to direct visitors to the most interesting and important graves connected with the Walker family.

Ann Walker died at Cliffe Hill in 1854 and was buried under the pulpit at Old St Matthew’s church, Lightcliffe, Halifax.

When the church was demolished in 1974, the charity Friends of Friendless Churches rescued the monuments and memorials and kept them safe within the residual tower, which is now in the charity’s care.

Amongst the monuments is the Gothic style plaque remembering Ann Walker.

As a part of the Heritage Open Days festival this September, the Friends of Friendless Churches are re-opening the base of the tower to allow visitors to view and pay their respects at Ann’s memorial.

This is a free event, but donations towards the upkeep of the tower are gratefully received. There is no need to book.
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On Saturday September 14th between Noon and 4pm you have a rare opportunity to see a memorial to Ann Walker, lover of Anne ‘Gentleman Jack’ Lister, which has been locked within Lightcliffe Tower at Lightcliffe Cemetery near Halifax since 1974.
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Short Description On Saturday September 14th between Noon and 4pm you have a rare opportunity to see a memorial to Ann Walker, lover of Anne ‘Gentleman Jack’ Lister, which has been locked within Lightcliffe Tower at Lightcliffe Cemetery near Halifax since 1974. There will be guides on hand to direct visitors to the most interesting and important graves connected with the Walker family. Ann Walker died at Cliffe Hill in 1854 and was buried under the pulpit at Old St Matthew’s church, Lightcliffe, Halifax. When the church was demolished in 1974, the charity Friends of Friendless Churches rescued the monuments and memorials and kept them safe within the residual tower, which is now in the charity’s care. Amongst the monuments is the Gothic style plaque remembering Ann Walker. As a part of the Heritage Open Days festival this September, the Friends of Friendless Churches are re-opening the base of the tower to allow visitors to view and pay their respects at Ann’s memorial. This is a free event, but donations towards the upkeep of the tower are gratefully received. There is no need to book.
Type Anne Gentleman Jack Lister, Culture & Heritage, Historic Sites & Trails
Location Halifax
Event Date 14 Sep 2019
Event End Date 14 Sep 2019
Address Lightcliffe Old St Matthew Church Lightcliffe Halifax West Yorkshire HX3 8TH
Web Address friendsoffriendlesschurches.org.uk/lightcliffe
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Heritage Open Days: Ann Walker Memorial

Lightcliffe Old St Matthew Church Lightcliffe Halifax West Yorkshire HX3 8TH

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