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  1. Taster Tours of Todmorden Town Hall

    Todmorden

    Taster Tours of Todmorden Town Hall

    Starting 1st Mar 2020
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    Free ‘Taster Tours’ are available for individuals and couples on the first Sunday of the month (except January). Meet at 2pm opposite the Town Hal...
    Free ‘Taster Tours’ are available for individuals and couples on the first Sunday of the month (except January). Meet at 2pm opposite the Town Hall pediment on Halifax Road, OL14 5AQ Todmorden Town Hall straddles the Walsden Water and was situated in both Lancashire and Yorkshire until the county boundary was moved on January 1st 1888. Designed by John Gibson of Westminster, this Grade 1 listed building holds a strong place in the hearts of local people. Most iconic, from the outside, is the pediment. The carved stonework has two central female figures on a pedestal. The one on the left represents Lancashire (cotton spinning industry) and the one on the right Yorkshire (engineering and agriculture). Below the two figures are different friezes of the industries coming together to prosper on the border. Inside the building there is an old Magistrate’s Court which now serves as the Todmorden Town Council Chamber. The ballroom upstairs spans the length of the building and holds many memories for those who have attended the variety of events held in the Town Hall for over 140 years.
  2. Dreaming Valleys

    Hebden Bridge

    Dreaming Valleys

    14th Mar 2020

    A day of engagement with topography, history and folklore. Kelly Starling - 'Dancing with Ghosts: Journeys to Robinwood Mill' Alison Cooper - '...
    A day of engagement with topography, history and folklore. Kelly Starling - 'Dancing with Ghosts: Journeys to Robinwood Mill' Alison Cooper - 'Geography of Grief: Pilgrimage through the Pennines' Dr Jennie Bailey - 'An Artery to a Heart: mapping the Rochdale Canal' Mark Valentine - 'Northern Soul: Lost weird writers of the North' Andy Roberts - 'The Demon in the Valley/ Alan Garner, Thursbitch & the fiction of fact' John Billingsley - 'Stoodley Pike: The underlying narrative' Mark Williamson (Spaceship): 'Outcrops' (musical performance with film) Steve Goldman - Society for the Preservation of Boring Grid Squares 9.15am - 5.30pm Tickets £20 (advance - before 12th March), £22 on the door (cash only) Vegan and vegetarian refreshments available. Email editor@northerneaerth.co.uk
  3. Ogden Water Practical Day

    Halifax

    Ogden Water Practical Day

    Starting 17th Mar 2020
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    Help with the ongoing management and new projects designed to look after the wildlife and infrastructure of this Local Nature Reserve. Meet Chr...
    Help with the ongoing management and new projects designed to look after the wildlife and infrastructure of this Local Nature Reserve. Meet Chris Sutcliffe at Ogden Water. Session runs 9.45am - 3pm. Please contact 07769 954956 for more details. Bring a packed lunch. No dogs allowed (with the exception of guide and hearing dogs). Please wear old clothing that you don't mind getting dirty. Suitable for ages 16+. FREE
  4. Writing Anne Lister: An LGBTQ+ History with Jill Liddinigton

    Hebden Bridge

    Writing Anne Lister: An LGBTQ+ History with Jill Liddinigton

    18th Mar 2020

    7pm The Waterfront Hall, The Town Hall, St George's St, Hebden Bridge HX7 7BY Happy Valley Pride is proud to welcome Jill Liddington whose re...
    7pm The Waterfront Hall, The Town Hall, St George's St, Hebden Bridge HX7 7BY Happy Valley Pride is proud to welcome Jill Liddington whose research into the diaries of Anne Lister inspired the BBC1/HBO series Gentleman Jack. How do you write about a woman who has already written a diary of over four million words? About a woman whose every letter artfully re-presents the truth? Reading Anne’s heavily abbreviated handwriting and deciphering her private coded sections daunts even the most determined of historians. In 1990 Jill Liddington, living in Halifax just a mile from Shibden Hall, began work on the 1830s diaries. Her edition, Female Fortune: land, gender & authority: the Anne Lister Diaries 1833-36 (1998, 2019), inspired scriptwriter Sally Wainwright to write Gentleman Jack (BBC1/HBO, 2019). In this lecture, Dr Liddington explores precisely how Anne Lister has been presented by different generations of editors and historians. She traces this story through the lens of LGBT history, from 1840 when Anne Lister died, right up to Gentleman Jack in 2019. Anne Lister is a brilliant example of an outspoken, courageous, Northern woman who found her own voice at a time when so many women were silenced. Tickets £3 in advance from www.happyvalleypride.com Also available on the door
  5. Total Tours of Todmorden Town Hall

    Todmorden

    Total Tours of Todmorden Town Hall

    Starting 22nd Mar 2020
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    Total Tours of Todmorden Town Hall’ include access to the secret spaces of Todmorden Town Hall, including the former Caretaker’s Fla...

    Total Tours of Todmorden Town Hall’ include access to the secret spaces of Todmorden Town Hall, including the former Caretaker’s Flat and holding cell.

    Total Tours start at 2pm and last approx 2.5 hours.

    Tours are £6.50 per person and include tea, coffee and biscuits. Tickets can be booked by emailing info@visittodmorden.co.uk 

    Please note; due to a spiral staircase and steep down staircase to the cellar, we cannot accept anyone into the Caretaker's Flat and cellar who has a mobility problem, walking aid, unsuitable footwear, serious health concern or any children aged under 11.

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