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  1. Anne Lister's Halifax: Mock Marriages & Effigy Burning

    Halifax

    Anne Lister's Halifax: Mock Marriages & Effigy Burning

    Starting 1st Apr 2020
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    2pm Anne Lister determined this would be a serious union, with Ann Walker moving into Shibden. Coal-mining and ‘Blue’ political door-stepping co...
    2pm Anne Lister determined this would be a serious union, with Ann Walker moving into Shibden. Coal-mining and ‘Blue’ political door-stepping continued. The 1835 Halifax contest became known as ‘the window-breaking election’. Immediately, ‘mock marriage’ announcements appeared in Yorkshire newspapers. Then in 1836, lurid tales reached Shibden of Anne and Ann being burnt in effigy down in Halifax. Who was behind these public jibes - and why? Walk leader: Jill Liddington. 2-hour circular afternoon walk with short readings from Female Fortune, and ends with tea, cake and Q&A in Halifax. There are some steep steps, walking boots or shoes are advised. Meet at 2pm in the Piece Hall by the Book Corner. HX1 1RE All walks must be pre-booked through Ticket Source [www.ticketsource.co.uk] and cost £5. Bookings open on Thursday 7th November; 8am for walks to 5th April and 2pm for the remainder of the programme. There will be a maximum of 35 per walk.
  2. Young Anne Lister in Halifax

    Halifax

    Young Anne Lister in Halifax SOLD OUT

    Starting 2nd Apr 2020
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    View the house where Anne lived as a girl, with buildings and locations in Halifax associated with her earlier years. Learn about her early schooli...
    View the house where Anne lived as a girl, with buildings and locations in Halifax associated with her earlier years. Learn about her early schooling in the town, her private tutor, and her point of departure on stagecoach journeys. Where did her earliest girlfriend live; and where did she buy her blank diaries? Also, see the home and bank of Christopher Rawson, and a filming location from Gentleman Jack. [Building exteriors only] Walk Leader: David Glover. This is a circular walk of 2½ hours. Some sections are fairly steep. Meet at 2pm at Range Bank, junction with Portland Road, HX3 6LB. Dogs on leads welcome.
  3. Anne Lister's Shibden: Her Private Face

    Halifax

    Anne Lister's Shibden: Her Private Face SOLD OUT

    Starting 2nd Apr 2020
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    11.30am A 4-hour walk from Halifax climbing slowly up Old Bank to Shibden, to recreate Anne Lister's estate in 1832 - when she returned home fro...
    11.30am A 4-hour walk from Halifax climbing slowly up Old Bank to Shibden, to recreate Anne Lister's estate in 1832 - when she returned home from her travels, betrayed by yet one more woman's marriage plans. Then re-acquaintance with neighbouring heiress Ann Walker changed her life - forever. Anne Lister deployed all her considerable skills to enthral and seduce this wealthy young woman - all out of sight of Halifax's prying eyes. Walk leaders: Jill Liddington & Steve Crabtree. Walking boots/shoes advised, and bring packed lunch/snacks. The walk includes short readings from Nature's Domain, and ends with tea, cake and Q&A. Bus back to Halifax. Meet at 11.30 in the Piece Hall by the Book Corner. HX1 1RE
  4. Anne Lister's Shibden: Marriage, Mining & Money

    Halifax

    Anne Lister's Shibden: Marriage, Mining & Money

    Starting 2nd Apr 2020
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    With Ann Walker now living at Shibden, Anne Lister began to realize her coal-mining ambitions. This walk passes by the moss house where her determi...
    With Ann Walker now living at Shibden, Anne Lister began to realize her coal-mining ambitions. This walk passes by the moss house where her determined courtship began. It climbs steadily up Pump Lane, then curves round by Walker Pit - sunk in 1835 and named in honour of Ann. By 1836 Anne Lister's aggrandisement of Shibden's magnificent grounds could begin to take shape. Walk leader: Jill Liddington. A 2½ hour circular afternoon walk, with one steep ascent, ending with tea, cake & Q&A. Meet at 2pm outside Meerside Café, HX3 6XG. Dogs on leads welcome.
  5. Anne Lister Halifax Minster Tour

    Halifax

    Anne Lister-Themed Tours of Halifax Minster

    Starting 3rd Apr 2020
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    LED BY DAVID GLOVER, President of Halifax Antiquarian Society

    10.30 am and 2 pm, Friday 3rd April

    10.30 am a...

    LED BY DAVID GLOVER, President of Halifax Antiquarian Society

    10.30 am and 2 pm, Friday 3rd April

    10.30 am and 2 pm, Saturday 4th April

    Duration 75-85 minutes.   £5.00 per head, no concessions. ENTRY BY ADVANCE TICKET ONLY. Maximum number per tour = 35.

    View the font where Anne was baptised, the Lister Arms on the ceiling, the Rawson family memorial, and learn the various connections of Ann Walker's kin.  Also – hear about Anne Lister’s burial, and how her tombstone went missing for 120 years!

  6. Sophie Rundle as Ann Walker, Image by BBC Lookout Point

    Halifax

    Calderdale Heritage Walk: Ann Walker's Lightcliffe SOLD OUT

    Starting 4th Apr 2020
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    When John Walker died in Naples in 1830 on his honeymoon, his sisters Elizabeth & Ann inherited a large estate in Lightcliffe and became very wealt...
    When John Walker died in Naples in 1830 on his honeymoon, his sisters Elizabeth & Ann inherited a large estate in Lightcliffe and became very wealthy. Within two years Ann had become the companion of Anne Lister. We walk round part of the estate, viewing Cliffe Hill House and the site of Crow Nest Mansion where Ann lived. We finish in the churchyard where she is buried together with other members of her family, employees and tenants (including the one not eaten by a pig). This is a 2 hour circular walk, mainly on pavements with just a short walk across a footpath. Dogs on leads welcome. Walk leader: Ian Philp Meet by the tower in the churchyard at 2pm. HX3 8TH
  7. Anne Lister's Halifax: Her Public Face

    Halifax

    Anne Lister's Halifax: Her Public Face

    Starting 10th Apr 2020
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    A two hour walk, recreating the town in 1832 that Anne Lister knew so well. She used Halifax for business transactions with her lawyer, shopping, c...
    A two hour walk, recreating the town in 1832 that Anne Lister knew so well. She used Halifax for business transactions with her lawyer, shopping, catching up on political news, plus visits to the homes of the few families she saw as social equals. With short readings from Nature’s Domain. Ends at 4.00. Walk leader: Steve Crabtree. Meet at 2pm in the Piece Hall by the Book Corner. HX1 1RE
  8. Calderdale Heritage Walk: Aspects of the Lister Estate

    Halifax

    Calderdale Heritage Walk: Aspects of the Lister Estate

    Starting 10th Apr 2020
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    A walk from Anne Lister's new lodge along the serpentine driveway of 1837, to view the Hall she embellished and the parkland she created, leads on ...
    A walk from Anne Lister's new lodge along the serpentine driveway of 1837, to view the Hall she embellished and the parkland she created, leads on to locations of Lister tenancies in the Shibden Valley. Hear anecdotes of a quirky people who lived there in Anne's time, and see the former Stag's Head Inn where she collected rents. What happened in the great flood of 1837? With mentions of mining and stone quarrying. Walk Leader: David Glover Meet at 2pm at Shibden Hall overflow car park immediately after the Godley Lane entrance. HX3 6XG. This is a circular walk of 2½ hours. Dogs on leads welcome. Some sections could be muddy and fairly steep. Walking shoes/boots are advisable.
  9. Ascents of Wainhouse Tower

    Halifax

    Ascents of Wainhouse Tower

    Starting 13th Apr 2020
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    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 10am, with the last ascent at 3.30pm and closing at 4pm, on the following dates in 2020: Easter Monday April 13th May Day Friday May 8th Spring Bank Monday May 25th August Bank Monday August 31st Adult £3.50 Children £2.50 Family ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children) £10 Adult Passport to Leisure Holders (PPL) £3 Child Passport to Leisure (PPL) £2
  10. Calderdale Heritage Walk: A Parkland Circuit

    Halifax

    Calderdale Heritage Walk: A Parkland Circuit

    17th Apr 2020

    A focus on the changing landscape of the Shibden Hall Estate at the time of Anne Lister. A short circular walk. Starts part way up Cunnery Lane to ...
    A focus on the changing landscape of the Shibden Hall Estate at the time of Anne Lister. A short circular walk. Starts part way up Cunnery Lane to find out about the cottages, farms and tenants at the north side of the hall. It then turns through the woodland and emerges from the hidden tunnel to the front of the hall. Here we find out about the constant problems of security and changes Anne made to add to the privacy of her expanding estate. Looking down, the Lister mining activities at Mytholm can be seen and explained with a conclusion at Shibden Lake, where we find out about the changes and properties in this part of the parkland. Walk Leader: Mike Beecham. Meet at 2pm at Shibden Hall overflow car park immediately after the Godley Lane entrance, HX3 6XG. Some tracks and damp areas of ground, walking footwear preferable. A disabled person could be helped in navigating this route, however there are some steep parts.

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