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  1. 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?
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    Halifax

    Halifax Heritage Festival - The Piece Hall

    Starting 12th Sep 2019
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    Thurs 12th Sep - Sun 13th Oct  10am - 6pm Halifax Stories: Join us for a special exhibition celebrating Halifax's tex...

    Thurs 12th Sep - Sun 13th Oct  10am - 6pm Halifax Stories: Join us for a special exhibition celebrating Halifax's textile heritage.

    Fri 13th - Sun 15th and Fri 20th - Sun 22nd Sep 11am and 2pm -  Heritage Tours: Experience a FREE guided tour with one of The Piece Hall's knowledgeable guides who will lead you around the colonnades as they delve into The Piece Hall's captivating past. FREE entry

    Open Daily

    The Piece Hall Story - explore exhibitions and even try on Georgian costumes in our interactive heritage space. 

    The Map Room - Interactive maps showing hopw woollen cloth sold in halifax was traded across the world.

    The Traders Room - Here you wil find one of the units in its original condition - expereince the sights and sounds of what it would have been like to be standing inside The Piece Hall on a busy trading day back in 1779e

  3. Halifax Heritage Festival: Halifax Minster

    Halifax

    Halifax Heritage Festival: Halifax Minster

    Starting 14th Sep 2019
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    Saturday 14th September 10.30am - 12.30pm and 2pm-4pm, for children and young people.

    King of Instruments

    This ...

    Saturday 14th September 10.30am - 12.30pm and 2pm-4pm, for children and young people.

    King of Instruments

    This year is the 90th Anniversary of the installation of the ‘King of Instruments’, the magnificent Harrison and Harrison Organ. The heritage theme for the Minster will focus on the organ and its role in the life of the Minster and will also feature the 18th Century Snetzler Chamber Organ. Prof. David Baker, Head of the Halifax Organ Academy
    and expert on the Minster’s first organist, William Herschel will lead workshop for adults and children.

    Sunday 15th September 4pm

    Visits to Halifax Minster Bell Tower

    As usual visits to the Minster bell tower will be available and Choral Evensong will be sung by the Mister Choir in the magnificent all Soul's Church at nearby Haley Hill.

  4. 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
  5. 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.

  6. Heritage Open Days: Shibden Hall

    Halifax

    Halifax Heritage Festival: Shibden Hall SOLD OUT

    Starting 21st Sep 2019
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    Free tickets for the Heritage Open Days on 21st, 22nd September at Shibden Hall have now sold out.

    Admittance ...

    Free tickets for the Heritage Open Days on 21st, 22nd September at Shibden Hall have now sold out.

    Admittance to the hall is strictly by tickets only.

    This is to protect the hall, it's interiors and visitors.

  7. 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.
  8.  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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