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  1. Dean Clough Family Trail

    Halifax

    Dean Clough Family Trail

    24th May 2021

    Why not try the new Dean Clough family trail? This free trail takes approximately 1 hour to complete and the cl...

    Why not try the new Dean Clough family trail? This free trail takes approximately 1 hour to complete and the clues lead you across the Dean Clough site (both inside and out). On your travels you will get to see the huge Dean Clough Lego model and you'll be tested to see if you can walk along the old railway tracks, amongst many things.  

    There are also cafes, bars and restaurants at Dean Clough so you can combine doing the trail with having a bite to eat or something to drink.

    Check out our website www.deanclough.com for opening times and what else there is to see and do at Dean Clough. The trail leaflets are available from Main Reception in D Mill. 

     

  2. Calderdale Heritage Walk: Northowram Village

    Halifax

    Calderdale Heritage Walk: Northowram Central Village

    27th Jun 2021

    Discover the older parts of Northowram village and its pattern of development. Roadside paths only. Dog friendly, one steep downhill narrow footpat...
    Discover the older parts of Northowram village and its pattern of development. Roadside paths only. Dog friendly, one steep downhill narrow footpath on an incline that would be challenging for disabled. Guide: Mike Beecham The normal charge is £4 for all ages unless shown otherwise. We need to restrict numbers in the groups both for your safety and that of our guides. For that reason all walks have to be pre-booked. We will use TicketSource https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/calderdale-heritage-walks which appears to be an easy site to use and, if we have to cancel a walk, will provide an automatic refund. The cost of most walks will be £4 inclusive of booking fee but a few are £5 because of extra expenses. The site will open for bookings on Friday 21st May. Groups will be between 16 and 22. Many of our walks start at 2pm and the details of where to meet, including a post code, will be on your ticket.
  3. Anne Lister's Halifax: Mock Marriages & Effigy Burning

    Halifax

    Calderdale Heritage Walk: Anne Lister's Halifax; Mock Marriages & Effigy Burning

    Starting 7th Jul 2021
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    6pm The 1835 violent political contest in Halifax became known as the ‘window-breaking election’. Immediately after, ‘mock marriage’ announcemen...
    6pm The 1835 violent political contest in Halifax became known as the ‘window-breaking election’. Immediately after, ‘mock marriage’ announcements appeared in Yorkshire newspapers. Then in 1836, lurid tales reached Shibden of Anne Lister and Ann Walker being burnt in effigy down in Halifax. Who was behind these pointed public attacks ~ and why? A 2-hour circular early evening walk with short readings from Female Fortune. There are some steep steps. Sorry, no dogs. Guide: Jill Liddington We will use TicketSource https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/calderdale-heritage-walks which appears to be an easy site to use and, if we have to cancel a walk, will provide an automatic refund. The cost of most walks will be £4 inclusive of booking fee but a few are £5 because of extra expenses. The site will open for bookings on Friday 21st May. Groups will be between 16 and 22. Many of our walks start at 2pm and the details of where to meet, including a post code, will be on your ticket. These walks are not really suited to under 13s.
  4. Sophie Rundle as Ann Walker, Image by BBC Lookout Point

    Halifax

    Calderdale Heritage Walk: Ann Walker's Lightcliffe

    11th Jul 2021

    In 1830 Elizabeth & Ann Walker inherited much of Lightcliffe and became very wealthy. Within two years Ann had become the companion of Anne Lister....
    In 1830 Elizabeth & Ann Walker inherited much of Lightcliffe and became very wealthy. Within two years Ann had become the companion of Anne Lister. We walk round part of the estate passing where Ann lived. We finish in the churchyard where she is buried together with other members of her family, employees and tenants. The tower will be open with viewing restricted to the first 2 steps. This is a 2 hour circular walk, mainly on pavements with just a short walk across a footpath. Dogs on leads welcome. Guide: Ian Philp We will use TicketSource https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/calderdale-heritage-walks which appears to be an easy site to use and, if we have to cancel a walk, will provide an automatic refund. The cost of most walks will be £4 inclusive of booking fee but a few are £5 because of extra expenses. The site will open for bookings on Friday 21st May. Groups will be between 16 and 22. Many of our walks start at 2pm and the details of where to meet, including a post code, will be on your ticket. These walks are not really suited to under 13s.
  5. Calderdale Heritage Walk: Suffragettes, Old Mills & a Mystery

    Halifax

    Calderdale Heritage Walk: Suffragettes, Jazz Club, Mills & Murder

    18th Jul 2021

    Our route leads partly through back streets, visiting sites where three women once lived, all imprisoned as Suffragettes in 1907. In 1918 one of t...
    Our route leads partly through back streets, visiting sites where three women once lived, all imprisoned as Suffragettes in 1907. In 1918 one of them was the first woman to vote in the West Riding, and we visit the site of her Polling Station. Destination the YMCA (Marlborough Hall) where Emmeline Pankhurst once addressed a rally. Also hear about the Crabtree murder of 1870, the founding of the Plebeians Jazz Club in 1961, and brief tales of mills along the route. Children and dogs welcome. A 2 hour walk - but allow for walk (or bus) back to start. Guide: David Glover We will use TicketSource https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/calderdale-heritage-walks which appears to be an easy site to use and, if we have to cancel a walk, will provide an automatic refund. The cost of most walks will be £4 inclusive of booking fee but a few are £5 because of extra expenses. The site will open for bookings on Friday 21st May. Groups will be between 16 and 22. Many of our walks start at 2pm and the details of where to meet, including a post code, will be on your ticket. These walks are not really suited to under 13s.
  6. Anne Lister's Shibden: Her Private Face

    Halifax

    Calderdale Heritage Walk Anne Lister's Shibden: Her Private Face

    Starting 24th Jul 2021
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    Anne Lister returned forlorn to Shibden in 1832, betrayed by yet one more woman’s marriage plans. Then re-acquaintance with neighbouring heiress An...
    Anne Lister returned forlorn to Shibden in 1832, betrayed by yet one more woman’s marriage plans. Then re-acquaintance with neighbouring heiress Ann Walker changed her life ~ forever. Anne Lister deployed her considerable persuasive powers to enthral and seduce this wealthy young woman ~ all out of sight of prying eyes down in Halifax. A 4-hour walk, including a very steep climb up Old Bank. Includes short readings from Nature’s Domain. Please bring packed lunch & snacks. Walking shoes or boots are essential. Sorry no dogs. Bus back to Halifax. Please note that this walk will start at 11.30. Guide: Jill Liddington and Steve Crabtree We will use TicketSource https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/calderdale-heritage-walks which appears to be an easy site to use and, if we have to cancel a walk, will provide an automatic refund. The cost of most walks will be £4 inclusive of booking fee but a few are £5 because of extra expenses. The site will open for bookings on Friday 21st May. Groups will be between 16 and 22. Many of our walks start at 2pm and the details of where to meet, including a post code, will be on your ticket. These walks are not really suited to under 13s.
  7. Anne Lister's Shibden: Marriage, Mining & Money

    Halifax

    Calderdale Heritage Walk: Anne Lister's Shibden; Marriage, Mining & Money

    Starting 31st Jul 2021
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    After their ‘marriage’ in 1834, Ann Walker moved into Shibden. Anne Lister could now begin to realize her coal-mining ambitions. Walker Pit was sun...
    After their ‘marriage’ in 1834, Ann Walker moved into Shibden. Anne Lister could now begin to realize her coal-mining ambitions. Walker Pit was sunk in 1835, named in honour of Ann. And by 1836, Anne Lister’s grand plans to make Shibden look magnificent began to take shape. A 2½ hour circular afternoon walk, with one steep ascent. Walking shoes or boots are essential. Sorry no dogs. Guide: Jill Liddington We will use TicketSource https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/calderdale-heritage-walks which appears to be an easy site to use and, if we have to cancel a walk, will provide an automatic refund. The cost of most walks will be £4 inclusive of booking fee but a few are £5 because of extra expenses. The site will open for bookings on Friday 21st May. Groups will be between 16 and 22. Many of our walks start at 2pm and the details of where to meet, including a post code, will be on your ticket. These walks are not really suited to under 13s.
  8. Halifax Festival of Words 2021

    Halifax

    Halifax Festival of Words 2021

    Starting 22nd Oct 2021
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    Halifax’s independent Festival of Words will be returning for the third time from Octobe...

    Halifax’s independent Festival of Words will be returning for the third time from October 22nd to 24th, bringing you its popular mix of readings, live music, spoken word and DJ sets across five Halifax venues.

    For all enquiries please email halifaxwords@gmail.com

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