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  1. Calderdale Heritage Walk: Burdock Way

    Halifax

    Calderdale Heritage Walk: Burdock Way

    25th Aug 2019

    You will be surprised at how much Halifax history lies along this route. We'll see buildings of varying ages telling us a surprising amount about t...
    You will be surprised at how much Halifax history lies along this route. We'll see buildings of varying ages telling us a surprising amount about the town, its people, it's industries, and more from the last 2½ centuries. Meet David Nortcliffe at 2.15 p.m. in the car park behind Halifax Playhouse (off Hopwood Lane). HX1 2SH is the closest postcode.
  2. Ascents of Wainhouse Tower

    Halifax

    Ascents of Wainhouse Tower

    26th Aug 2019

    Climb the 403 steps of the internal spiral staircase to take in the fantastic views from this fabulously ornate 77 metre (253 foot) high Victorian ...
    Climb the 403 steps of the internal spiral staircase to take in the fantastic views from this fabulously ornate 77 metre (253 foot) high Victorian chimney! Opening Times: Wainhouse Tower is open from 11am to 4pm (last ascent 3.30pm) on the following dates in 2019: Easter Monday April 22nd May Day Monday May 6th Spring Bank Monday May 27th August Bank Monday August 26th Adult £3 Children & Adult Passport to Leisure Holders (PPL) £2.50 Child PPL £2 Family ticket ( 2 Adult & 2 Children ) £10
  3. Calderdale Heritage Walk

    Halifax

    Calderdale Heritage Walk: Lost Railway, Missing Chapels & Toffee factories

    1st Sep 2019

    A look at old and new St Paul's Churches, two former men's Social Clubs, the site of St Paul's Railway Station, sites of several lost chapels, MacK...
    A look at old and new St Paul's Churches, two former men's Social Clubs, the site of St Paul's Railway Station, sites of several lost chapels, MacKintosh's 1890's factory, a former biscuit making site of 1889 is included. The walk ends near Gibbet street crossroads, Meet David Glover at 2.15pm at King Cross OLD SPIRE HX1 3JL, (not St Paul's Church Queen's Road). The walk ends at HX1 4NT. Please note: this is a linear walk ind is level with one major slope, suitable wheelchairs and prams.
  4. South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival

    Across Calderdale

    South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival

    Starting 7th Sep 2019
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    This annual festival showcases ways to explore our stunning landscape on foot, on cycle or on horseback. Whether you wish to wander through woodlan...
    This annual festival showcases ways to explore our stunning landscape on foot, on cycle or on horseback. Whether you wish to wander through woodland, clamber over crags, bike to a brewery or trot to a tearoom, it's all on offer in this festival fortnight. The South Pennines is a wild, wonderful and occasionally wuthering landscape at the place where Yorkshire and Lancashire collide. A land of steep-sided valleys, heather-covered moorland, canals, reservoirs and packhorse trails. The people who live here describe it as 'spectacular', 'inspiring', 'breathtaking' and 'dramatic.' It's a place where you'll find intense local pride - people who are passionate about the area and want to share what they know. Did you know we have the kilometre square with the densest network of public paths in England? We also have the most access land of anywhere in England outside a National Park AND the longest continuous uphill road climb (and descent too of course) out of Cragg Vale towards Littleborough. Amazing eh?
  5. Halifax Heritage Festival: Halifax Town Hall Open Days

    Halifax

    Halifax Heritage Festival: Guided Tours of Halifax Town Hall

    Starting 12th Sep 2019
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    Tours of the building will take place at 11.30am & 2pm This Grade II* listed building was designed by Sir Charles Barry, architect of the House...
    Tours of the building will take place at 11.30am & 2pm This Grade II* listed building was designed by Sir Charles Barry, architect of the Houses of Parliament and opened by HRH The Prince of Wales on August 4th 1863. It is a building of immense architectural significance, was voted one of the Top 10 town halls in the country in 2008 by Architect Today magazine and impresses visitors from across the world. For more details p[lease ring 01422 393022
  6. Halifax Hidden Gems Tours

    Halifax

    Halifax Hidden Gems Tours

    Starting 12th Sep 2019
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    Thursday 712h to Sunday 15th September 2019

    Halifax's hidden gems are set to be revealed in all their historic glory thanks to a special...

    Thursday 712h to Sunday 15th September 2019

    Halifax's hidden gems are set to be revealed in all their historic glory thanks to a special tour.; either on foot or by bus.

    The tour has been organised by Halifax Minster with the support of businesses and heritage sites across Halifax.

    Take part to delve into the fascinating history of the town and perhaps uncover some surprises along the way.

    £5 per person (plus 28p booking fee) Booking ESSENTIAL by either the Halifax Minster website .

    Walking Tours (approx 2  hours Starting at the Town Hall & finishing at Halifax Minster)

    Thursday 12th: 11am, 1.30pm & 3pm

    Friday 13th: 11am, 1.30pm & 3pm                               

    Saturday 14th: 10am, 11am, 1.30pm & 3pm              

    Sunday 15th: 11.30am, 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3pm                     

    24 places per tour.

    Bus Tours (Start & finish at Halifax Minster)

    Saturday 14th: 2pm          

    Sunday 15th:  2pm

    45 places on the bus

                       

  7. Heritage Tours of  Victoria Theatre

    Halifax

    Heritage Tours of Victoria Theatre

    13th Sep 2019

    11am

    The Friends of Victoria Theatre invite you to join us for a tour of the theatre. Learn about the history of the theatre, how it 's ...

    11am

    The Friends of Victoria Theatre invite you to join us for a tour of the theatre. Learn about the history of the theatre, how it 's changed over the years, how it's run and some of the famous and unusual artistes who have appeared there.

    Get up on the stage, and see a dressing room where some very famous people have prepared for their show!

    £3 per person

    he tour lasts for approx 1 hour. Please book tickets in advance, in person at the Box Office or by phone on 01422 351158, or from our website.

  8. My Name is Why – In Conversation with Lemn Sissay

    Halifax

    My Name is Why – In Conversation with Lemn Sissay

    14th Sep 2019

    Sat 14 Sep, 8:00pm at Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: £14 (£12 concessions) , approx running time: 60 minutes This is Lemn’s life story: a story ...
    Sat 14 Sep, 8:00pm at Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: £14 (£12 concessions) , approx running time: 60 minutes This is Lemn’s life story: a story of neglect and determination, misfortune and hope, cruelty and triumph. Lemn Sissay will be reading from his new Memoir, reflecting on a childhood in care, self-expression and Britishness, and in doing so exploring the institutional care system, race, family and the meaning of home. Infused with all the lyricism and power you would expect from one of the nation’s best-loved poets, this moving, frank and timely event is the result of a life spent asking questions, and a celebration of the redemptive power of creativity. To celebrate the publication of My Name is Why: A Memoir by Lemn Sissay. Published by Canongate Books. Lemn Sissay MBE is a poet, playwright and broadcaster. He has read poetry all over the world and was awarded an MBE for services to literature. He is the Chancellor of The University of Manchester and was the first poet commissioned to write for the London Olympics. He is a regular contributor to radio and TV and a prolific speaker, inspiring audiences on a daily basis across the globe. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session 40 minutes reading & 20 minutes Q&A
  9. David Harper – Unexpected Tales

    Halifax

    David Harper – Unexpected Tales

    15th Sep 2019

    Sun 15 Sep, 3:00pm at Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: £14 (£12 concessions) The show will feature funny behind the scenes anecdotes from TV, li...
    Sun 15 Sep, 3:00pm at Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: £14 (£12 concessions) The show will feature funny behind the scenes anecdotes from TV, live auctions, exciting antique finds, huge profits, even bigger losses, as well as stories from celebrity TV appearances and historical journeys through time. It’s all part of what makes this show like no other. David Harper is a BBC TV presenter well known for his appearances on Bargain Hunt, The Antiques Road Trip, Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, Flog It and For What It’s Worth. These hugely popular BBC programmes are shown in over 50 countries worldwide. David has appeared on many other BBC TV programmes too from The One Show to Celebrity Masterchef, Through The Keyhole to Countryfile, Celebrity Eggheads to The Heaven & Earth Show! The show is very much audience led with involvement in the form of questions from the audience or questions and challenges from David throughout, as the talk develops.
  10. Halifax Heritage Music Trail Guided Tours

    Halifax

    Halifax Music Heritage Trail Guided Tours

    15th Sep 2019

    Sunday 15th September, 2pm Meet at the Grayston Unity, 1-3 Wesley Court Halifax (By the Town Hall steps) Halifax has a surprising and quite ...
    Sunday 15th September, 2pm Meet at the Grayston Unity, 1-3 Wesley Court Halifax (By the Town Hall steps) Halifax has a surprising and quite amazing music history. From Dusty Springfield, Shirley Bassey, Rod Stewart, Iggy Pop to Joy Division, Pulp, The Cure, The Jacksons, The Stone Roses, James, The Waterboys, Florence + the Machine; the list of artists who have played the town is long and diverse. The trail is being relaunched in June with new plaques and updated map, leaflet and website. This is the only guided tour of the Halifax Music Heritage Trail taking place this year. this year . £5 per person. Get your tickets from The Grayston Unity or pay on the day.
  11. Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture

    Halifax

    Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture: Wainstall Waifs

    17th Sep 2019

    More on the Wainstall Waifs Kim Pearson, member The fascinating story of the girls from Liverpool who came to work for I&I Calvert in their W...
    More on the Wainstall Waifs Kim Pearson, member The fascinating story of the girls from Liverpool who came to work for I&I Calvert in their Wainstalls mills during the latter half of the 19th century and how over time their lives became woven into the fabric of the village Unless otherwise stated meetings are held in The Caygill Rooms at The Piece Hall, Halifax (at South East of The Piece Hall, accessed via steps or lift to Second Floor) beginning at 7.30pm. Visitors are welcome; a contribution to Society funds would be much appreciated.
  12. Illustrated Historical Talks at Square Chapel by David Glover

    Halifax

    Illustrated Historical Talks at Square Chapel by David Glover:

    Starting 18th Sep 2019
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    A series of entertaining Historical Talks by local historian David Glover.

    2 p.m.  ...

    A series of entertaining Historical Talks by local historian David Glover.

    2 p.m.  Wednesday 18th September

    SIR HENRY EDWARDS OF PYE NEST, THE MAN WHO FEUDED WITH WAINHOUSE

    David explains how the Edwards family were influencial in the development of Ripponden and Sowerby Bridge. Born in 1812, as a young man Henry Edwards became the senior Conservative politician in Halifax, and a Borough MP. A complex and controversial character, his quarrel with J E Wainhouse marred the latter part of his life.

    2 p.m.  Wednesday 2nd October

    THE YOUNG QUEEN VICTORIA – 1819-1840 – A SLIDESHOW

    Born 200 years ago this year, Victoria’s youth was remarkably solitary, and not very happy. In this presentation David focuses on these early years, beginning with the curious marriage of her parents. He explains her mother’s feud with her governesses, Victoria’s succession to the throne, and her marriage to Albert…

    2 p.m.  Wednesday 9th October

    THE LIFE OF QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER 1900-2002

    Born into the aristocracy, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon did not expect to live a public life, but her pretty face caught the eye of Prince Albert, Duke of York, and romance followed. In 1936 he became King George VI, and she the Queen Consort. During World War II she was dubbed by Hitler ‘The most dangerous women in Europe.’  Latterly, a national mother-figure.

    2 p.m.  Wednesday 16th October

    OLD PHOTOS OF HALIFAX - PART 9

    David’s ‘Old Photos of Halifax’ presentations have become hugely popular.  Here is a brand new selection. Come and see pictures of the band of ‘The Dukes’ parading the streets of Halifax; and view elephants on South Parade!Find out what Pye Nest and Shroggs Road looked like years ago, and rediscover lost roads like Stannary and Colbeck Street. 

    All taking place at Square Chapel on Wednesdays at 2pm. Tickets: £6 (£5 concessions) Book your tickets via the Square Chapel Box Office or Website

  13. Halifax Heritage Festival: Tours of Bankfield Museum

    Halifax

    Halifax Heritage Festival: Tours of Bankfield Museum

    20th Sep 2019

    As part of Heritage Open Days 2019, Bankfield Museum are offering free guided tours of the house on Friday 20 September at 11am and 2pm. This t...
    As part of Heritage Open Days 2019, Bankfield Museum are offering free guided tours of the house on Friday 20 September at 11am and 2pm. This tour will start on the ground floor, but will involve going upstairs to the first and second floors. Recommended age 12+. Admission free. No need to book. Please meet in Reception at Bankfield for either 11am or 2pm
  14. Anne Lister Halifax Minster Tour

    Halifax

    Anne Lister Halifax Minster Tour

    21st Sep 2019

    2.30pm

    Enjoy a walking tour of Halifax Minster to discover more about it's connections to Anne Lister, 'Gentlerman Jack' of Shibden Hall...

    2.30pm

    Enjoy a walking tour of Halifax Minster to discover more about it's connections to Anne Lister, 'Gentlerman Jack' of Shibden Hall. 

    • The font where Anne was baptised
    • The place where she was buried
    • Learn about her damaged tombstone
    • Hear about her ancestors and friends 

    Tickets available via The MInster website.

  15. Hidden Tales of Halifax Minster Churchyard

    Halifax

    Halifax Minster Graveyard Tour

    21st Sep 2019

    11am Strong footwear is advised Come and discover - Where was the secret tunnel, and what blocks it? Who was the murdered vicar? Where is ...
    11am Strong footwear is advised Come and discover - Where was the secret tunnel, and what blocks it? Who was the murdered vicar? Where is the ancient Masonic tombstone? Which mother and daughter both ran away to marry? Who sang in the choir at Versailles? Which woman had 24 children? What was the scandal attached to the last of the Waterhouses? Discover other fascinating local history, too! Walk led by David Glover. FREE entry.
  16.  Tours of Lister Lane Cemetary

    Halifax

    Halifax Heritage Festival: Tours of Lister Lane Cemetary

    22nd Sep 2019

    12.30pm - 4pm Duration: about 90 minutes Halifax’s General Cemetery is the last resting place of nearly 20,000 past local residents and othe...
    12.30pm - 4pm Duration: about 90 minutes Halifax’s General Cemetery is the last resting place of nearly 20,000 past local residents and others from the 1840s to 1963. These include Mill owners, Chartists, Waterloo Soldiers, Great War fatalities, Nurses, nonconformist clergy, organ builders, and even murder victims. The cemetery - of European significance, has been rescued from jungle conditions over the past eighteen years and is cared for by its Friends, a public charity. FREE entry

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