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  1. 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.
  2. Halifax Heritage Festival:

    Halifax

    Halifax Heritage Festival: at Halifax Central Library & Archives

    Starting 17th Sep 2019
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    Tuesday 17th Sep 2.15pm-3.30pm Living Heritage - Shared Stories

    Jennie Forrester will give an illustrated tal...

    Tuesday 17th Sep 2.15pm-3.30pm Living Heritage - Shared Stories

    Jennie Forrester will give an illustrated talk about her involvement in the ‘My Generation’: Brighouse Baby Boomers project, an Arts for Brighouse and Brighouse ArtsFestival heritage project which drew on anecdotes, photos and objects from people growing up in the 1950s-70s. Find out about the project and consider how the ideascould be applied to other localities or generations. This session will get you talking about all sorts of things you thought you had forgotten too! ‘My Generation’ was supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the National Lottery Awards for All. It was an Arts For Brighouse and Brighouse Arts Festival project.

    Entry by FREE ticket, available online here or in person from Central Library

    Wednesday 18th Sep 1.30pm-3.30pm Using Historical Newspapers

    In this hands-on workshop, Local Studies librarians will introduce you to the range of historical newspapers available in and through the Library Service and show you how you can make use of them. The session will cover both microfilmed and Internet-based resources and there will be plenty of time to ask questions.

    Entry by FREE ticket, available online here or in person from Central Library

    Thursday 19th September Calderdale's Railway Heritage  - A Different View

    Lauren’s illustrated talk will give an overview of the railway history of Calderdale, looking at how railways went hand in hand with the industrial development of the area. It will look at some of the more obvious features of the local rail network as well as some lesser known lines and structures which have all but disappeared. Lauren has recently completed a Masters in Railway Studies at the University of York, with a dissertation focussing on green spaces at stations and how communities are transforming them into places.

    THIS TALK IS NOW SOLD OUT

  3. 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

  4. Who Was the Real Anne Lister? Afternoon tea and talk with author Jill Liddington

    Halifax

    Who Was the Real Anne Lister? Afternoon tea and talk with author Jill Liddington

    25th Sep 2019

    This September sees the third in our Anne Lister trilogy of events. On 25 September join award-winning writer and historian Jill Liddington as she ...
    This September sees the third in our Anne Lister trilogy of events. On 25 September join award-winning writer and historian Jill Liddington as she reveals Who Was the Real Anne Lister? Arrive for 3pm for a glass of Prosecco Hear Jill Liddington talk on the later years of Anne Lister's Life, with question and answer session Enjoy Holdsworth House's Classic Afternoon Tea at 4.30pm (please provide us with any dietary requirements on booking) Event expected to close around 5.30pm £42.50 per person
  5. Arthur Smith – Laughs, Stories, a Song and a Poem

    Halifax

    Arthur Smith – Laughs, Stories, a Song and a Poem

    27th Sep 2019

    Fri 27 Sep, 7:30pm at Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: £16 (£14 concessions) Join comedian, writer, broadcaster and all-round British institutio...
    Fri 27 Sep, 7:30pm at Red Brick Auditorium Tickets: £16 (£14 concessions) Join comedian, writer, broadcaster and all-round British institution ARTHUR SMITH and bask in an evening of laughter and off the wall humour with one of the ‘alternative comedians’ who shook up the world of light entertainment in the nineteen eighties and nineties. Expect an evening of sublime playfulness, crammed with jokes, anecdotes, short stories, poems, songs (at least 1 from Leonard Cohen) and readings from his recently published memoir ‘My Name Is Daphne Fairfax’ which has won praise from literary critics. He will also tell the story, as well as a portrait of his late father PC Sad Smith, survivor of Colditz POW camp and London copper.

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