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  1. Dies used By the Cragg Vale Coiners

    Mytholmroyd

    The Cragg Vale Coiners

    The apparent tranquillity of Mytholmroyd belies a murky past involving an 18th century counterfeiting gang, the ‘Cragg Vale Coiners’. This gang's a...
    The apparent tranquillity of Mytholmroyd belies a murky past involving an 18th century counterfeiting gang, the ‘Cragg Vale Coiners’. This gang's activities were said to be so damaging that they threatened to wreck Britain's currency. David Hartley learnt his trade as an ironworker in Birmingham, before getting into trouble and moving back to Mytholmroyd to escape the authorities. Once returned to his home at Bell House farmhouse (which is now a bed & breakfast accommodation with educational facilities) David used ironworking as a cover to clip or file the edges from gold coins, milling the edges back so the change was all but unnoticeable, and making counterfeit coins from the shavings whilst returning the clipped coins into circulation. David’s activities soon spread to other farms, with families at nearby Hill Top Farm and Keelham Farm soon becoming involved; forming the beginnings of the gang of Cragg Vale Coiners. Local publicans also helped by placing the counterfeit coins into circulation. David Hartley seems to have been an enigmatic leader, becoming known as 'King David' Hartley and the gang’s numbers grew considerably until well over 30 individuals were involved. Rumours of the gang's activities reached the authorities, who sent an excise man named William Deighton to investigate. One of the coiners turned King’s Evidence and betrayed the gang, leading to Hartley's arrest at an Inn in Halifax on 14th October 1769. Hartley's brother Isaac offered £100 to anybody who would kill Deighton. It is alleged that the plotters planned Deighton's murder at an Inn in Mytholmroyd called Barbary's, which is now gone, but was located on the opposite side of the road to the present day Dusty Miller. On November 10th 1769 at Bull Close Lane near Halifax, Deighton was approached by two men, Matthew Normanton and Robert Thomas. Deighton was shot dead, his body also showing signs of having been stamped on. Just days later, the Government offered a reward of £100 for information leading to the arrest of the murderers and a pardon for anybody, bar the killers, who would turn King's Evidence. Over 30 people were subsequently arrested, including 'King David' Hartley, who was sentenced to death on April 6th 1770 and hanged at Tynburn, near York, on April 28th. His body is buried in the graveyard of the village of Heptonstall, above Hebden Bridge. Robert Thomas was acquitted of Deighton's murder, but was later hanged in 1774 for being a highwayman. Matthew Normanton initially fled the authorities, but was later caught and hanged in 1775. Isaac Hartley was never brought to trial due to a lack of evidence and died in 1815, aged 78. Heptonstall Museum has on display some of the original dies used by the Coiners to stamp their gold discs into coins, as well as panels telling more of their story.
  2. Water Street Gallery, Todmorden

    Todmorden

    Water Street Gallery

    Water Street Gallery is a vibrant and inspiring gallery for contemporary art, showcasing and selling original art from leading artists and committe...
    Water Street Gallery is a vibrant and inspiring gallery for contemporary art, showcasing and selling original art from leading artists and committed to promoting the work of up-and-coming talents.
  3. Duke of Wellington's Regiment Museum

    Halifax

    Duke of Wellington's Regiment Museum

    Please note that the Museum will be closing to the public from 20th March until further notice....

    Please note that the Museum will be closing to the public from 20th March until further notice.

    Representing over 300 years of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, since its raising in 1702, this museum tells the stories of the soldiers who served using their own words.

    The ‘Iron Duke’, Arthur Wellesley, was the Colonel of the 33rd which became, after his death, the only Regiment to be named after a person not of the Royal Blood.

    Displays include items relating to the Duke himself and to the rich and varied history of the regiment, including the campaigns of 33rd and 76th foot.

    The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment has a long association with the town of Halifax and its location within Bankfield Museum complements the wider history on display here.

    FREE Admission

  4. Halifax Minster

    Halifax

    Halifax Minster

    Located in the heart of Halifax, Halifax Minster is a handsome 15th Century Grade 1 listed Parish Church; a site of major historical importance, a ...
    Located in the heart of Halifax, Halifax Minster is a handsome 15th Century Grade 1 listed Parish Church; a site of major historical importance, a place of worship, prayer, of civic engagement, education and culture; with a year-round programme of events for you to enjoy. The church of St John the Baptist Halifax was given its Minster status in 2009 in recognition of its important role in the civic life of the town and borough. Visit Halifax Minster to enjoy a tour of the beautiful and historic interior of the building, the beautiful stained glass and painted wooden ceiling panels. Look out for the mice carved into the Thompson chairs in the Wellington Chapel! Children can enjoy Halifax Minster too. When you arrive with the kids you have free use of a backpack containing a short guide around the Minster, an eye-spy guide to the 16 stained-glass windows, paper, pencils and crayons to make drawings of all the interesting things you'll find and a torch to help you find them! Enjoy organ recitals on Thursdays at 1pm from March to end of October. Lunch (£4) is available from 12.15pm. There are also regular performances by the Minster Choir, our Summer festival in June & July and other events throughout the year. Entrance to Halifax Minster is FREE, with donations welcome to help us maintain and preserve this beautiful building for future generations to enjoy.
  5. Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge

    Sowerby Bridge

    Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge

    Christ Church is the Parish Church of Sowerby Bridge in the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales. It is a warm and welcoming place to visit and ...
    Christ Church is the Parish Church of Sowerby Bridge in the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales. It is a warm and welcoming place to visit and and worship, There are regular services during the week, and plenty of other other activities too. The church is open on a Tuesday and Saturday from 10am till 11:30am for visitors to have a look around and at other times by appointment.
  6. Harrison Lord Gallery, Brighouse

    Brighouse

    The Harrison Lord Gallery

    The Harrison Lord Gallery is fast earning a reputation as one of the best places to see and buy contemporary art in West Yorkshire, specialising in...
    The Harrison Lord Gallery is fast earning a reputation as one of the best places to see and buy contemporary art in West Yorkshire, specialising in contemporary art with a local bias. Famous Brighouse artist Peter Brook was one of the first artists to be represented and to this day his work still sells in large numbers through the gallery. The Gallery features a wide range of styles, so there is something for everyone. Regularly-held exhibitions showcase the talents of individual artists.
  7. Clay House

    Greetland

    Clay House

    Clay House is a Jacobean building, a fine example of seventeenth century vernacular architecture, located within a beautiful rural park in the vil...
    Clay House is a Jacobean building, a fine example of seventeenth century vernacular architecture, located within a beautiful rural park in the village of West Vale, less than a mile form Elland and less than three miles from Halifax. Clay House is the official start (and end) point for The Calderdale Way, a 50-mile walking route that circles the borough of Calderdale. The start of The Calderdale Way is signposted at the rear of the House, with signage, flower beds and a picnic area. The Main hall (7.3m x 10.5m) is a beautiful room with wood panelling, a minstrel gallery, polished wood floor, large stone fireplace and stone mullioned windows. It is licensed for civil ceremonies and can set up to 70 people for a formal meal, or 100 people theatre style for meetings, training sessions or presentations. Terraces and gardens in front and to the side of the House make great backgrounds for photographs and places to enjoy the views across the Park. Access Information: A portable ramp is provided to the front entrance or there is level access to the side; Two small internal ramps enable access to all public areas; A disabled toilet is available The Main Hall is fitted with an Induction Loop.
  8. Father Christmas at the Piece Hall

    Halifax

    Father Christmas at the Piece Hall

    Starting 5th Dec 2020
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    The Piece Hall is delighted to announce the inaugural Father Christmas Comes to The Piece Hall, a specially cre...

    The Piece Hall is delighted to announce the inaugural Father Christmas Comes to The Piece Hall, a specially created Christmas experience in partnership with Sneaky Experience.

    Join us for this never seen before show as you are welcomed on a magical journey of storytelling and festive imagination. Follow The Tellers who will lead you on an enchanting interactive tour around the spectacular site to meet Father Christmas himself.

    The Tellers are a funny sort of folk. They’ve lived under the arches of The Piece Hall for generations – collecting and telling stories of the townsfolk that come and go. They fumble and bumble and ring tiny little bells to let you know that a tale is being told. This Christmas, the Tellers are on a mission to bring the magic of storytelling back to Christmas with the help of their very jolly friend - and huge fan of stories – Father Christmas himself, and of course some extra special guests – that’s you!

    Bring yourselves, your imaginations and your Teller’s Bells and join us on an amazing adventure. There’ll be jokes and rhymes, laughs and games as you follow these funny folks around The Piece Hall, Piece-ing together a brand-new Christmas story.

    Your ticket allows you to enjoy a site wide 35 minute interactive experience where you’ll meet Father Christmas and your children will receive a Santa Activity Bag, after which the family can discover the festive pack in the courtyard spaces or take away to do in your own time.

    Audiences are limited in numbers to 24 per group to ensure the event will be run with strict social distancing to keep you, your family, and of course Father Christmas and The Tellers, as safe as possible.

    Dates & Times: 5, 6, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 December 2020

    Sessions start every 15 minutes at 10am / 10.15am / 10.30am / 10.45am / 11am / 11.15am / 11.30am / 11.45am / 12pm / 12.15pm / 12.30pm / 12.45pm / 1pm / 1.15pm / 1.30pm / 1.45pm / 2pm / 2.15pm / 2.30pm / 2.45pm / 3pm / 3.15pm / 3.30pm / 3.45pm / 4pm / 4.15pm / 4.30pm

    Tickets: £13.95 per person

  9. The Johnny Cash Roadshow

    Halifax

    The Johnny Cash Roadshow The Man in Black tour

    21st Jan 2021

    7.30pm The Man in Black Tour Only show to be endorsed by the Cash Family! The Johnny Cash Roadshow is back on top form with a brand new show ...
    7.30pm The Man in Black Tour Only show to be endorsed by the Cash Family! The Johnny Cash Roadshow is back on top form with a brand new show at the Victoria Theatre Halifax. Award winning Clive John pays homage to Cash’s Career as the Man In Black, alongside his iconic Wife June Carter played by Emily Heighway and the Roadshow Horns. With all the hits such as Man in Black, Walk the Line, Ring of Fire, Boy Named Sue along-side some of the darker more atmospheric songs from the later American Recordings such as The Man Comes Around and Hurt making this year’s show an emotional roller-coaster of songs through Cash’s career, packed together in one fantastic evening’s entertainment. With standing ovations every night The Johnny Cash Roadshow is the biggest and best celebration of Johnny Cash in the world today guaranteed to leave you wanting more. Tickets from: £24.75
  10. The Bowie Collective

    Halifax

    The Bowie Collective

    23rd Jan 2021

    7.30pm A Journey Into The Mind Of The Rock ’n Roll Alien Take an incredible two hour trip through the finest work of David Bowie. This group ...
    7.30pm A Journey Into The Mind Of The Rock ’n Roll Alien Take an incredible two hour trip through the finest work of David Bowie. This group of rock musicians, artists and performers recreate Bowie’s most iconic recordings in exquisite detail against a spellbinding backdrop of lights and visual magic. With glowing endorsements from the likes of Rick Wakeman and Mike Garson this exciting show is a must for Bowie fans and the Bowie-Curious! From the dark depths of isolation and fractured reality of Berlin to the sheer celebration of Let’s Dance, the amazingly accurate Bowie Collective make it their mission to give you the Bowie show you always wanted - and will never forget. Tickets from: £26.75
  11. One Night in Dublin

    Halifax

    One Night in Dublin

    3rd Feb 2021

    7.30pm ONE NIGHT IN DUBLIN will come to Halifax when The Wild Murphys will set up Murphy’s Pub at the Victoria Theatre, guaranteeing one gloriou...
    7.30pm ONE NIGHT IN DUBLIN will come to Halifax when The Wild Murphys will set up Murphy’s Pub at the Victoria Theatre, guaranteeing one glorious night of high-energy Irish Music and more than a little bit of Irish Craic. The multi-award-winning Irish band The Wild Murphys features the very best traditional Irish musicians playing a thrilling mix of traditional and contemporary tunes guaranteed to have the audience’s hands clapping and toes tapping all night long. Tickets from £23.75
  12. The Noise Next Door: In Charge

    Halifax

    The Noise Next Door: In Charge

    5th Feb 2021

    8pm A Victoria Theatre Green Room Bar Event - The quickest wits in comedy as seen on Britain's Got Talent are charging into their sixth nation...
    8pm A Victoria Theatre Green Room Bar Event - The quickest wits in comedy as seen on Britain's Got Talent are charging into their sixth national tour with a spectacular new show that will trample your expectations. The charismatic quartet have always astonished with their ability to spin audience suggestions into comedy gold, but for this show they’re putting you, the audience, in charge in brilliant and bombastic new ways. Join comedy’s unstoppable force for an evening like no other... Hilarious scenes! Mind-blowing songs! Finely tuned anarchy! The Noise Next Door are twelve time sell-out veterans of The Edinburgh Fringe and have appeared on BBC One, ITV1, BBC Three and BBC Radio 4. They have also appeared alongside the likes of Michael McIntyre, Katherine Ryan, Romesh Ranganathan and Harry Hill.
  13. Daniel Sloss: HUBRIS

    Halifax

    Daniel Sloss: HUBRIS

    6th Feb 2021

    7.30pm Recommended age: 16+ The all-new, 11th solo show by Scotland’s international comedy star, hot on the heels of his ground-breaking, globa...
    7.30pm Recommended age: 16+ The all-new, 11th solo show by Scotland’s international comedy star, hot on the heels of his ground-breaking, global smash-hit ‘Daniel Sloss: X’, comes to the Victoria Theatre Halifax this October. The incredible ‘X’ tour sold out across 40 countries, with 300 shows including over 30 European countries, UK, U.S., Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and even packing a Moscow arena (becoming Russia’s biggest-ever English language comedy show). The film of ‘X’ is showing on HBO in U.S. and Canada and became the first UK comedy special to make its UK premiere in cinemas, with its nationwide release at Vue. Daniel’s previous two Netflix specials ‘DARK’ & ‘Jigsaw’ are streaming in 190 countries, 26 languages with the infamous ‘Jigsaw’ now credited with breaking up over 75,000 couples and cited in over 130 divorces world-wide (with fans even bringing their divorce papers for him to autograph at shows). He has sold out six New York solo off-Broadway seasons, appeared on U.S TV’s ‘Conan’ ten times, broken box office records in Edinburgh and toured in over 50 countries - this is his new show and it’s a strictly limited tour – BOOK EARLY! With special guest KAI HUMPHRIES
  14. Boyzlife

    Halifax

    Boyzlife

    2nd Apr 2021

    7.30pm Two of the world’s biggest bands BOYZONE and WESTLIFE come together, for the very first-time featuring BRIAN MCFADDEN and KEITH DUFFY. ...
    7.30pm Two of the world’s biggest bands BOYZONE and WESTLIFE come together, for the very first-time featuring BRIAN MCFADDEN and KEITH DUFFY. This specially adapted theatre production will include many of their greatest hits, the catalogue includes a record breaking 18 Number 1 singles and 9 number 1 albums, and combined record sales of over 60 Million Units. Earlier this year through Feb-March Boyzlife took to the road to embark on what was to be the highly successful part one of the 2020 tour in which they performed a nationwide sell out tour selling over 35,000 tickets Expect to hear, ‘World Of Our Own’, ‘Mandy’, ‘Queen of My Heart’, ‘Picture Of You’, ‘Words’, ‘No Matter What’, ‘Uptown Girl’, ‘Flying Without Wings’, ‘You Raise Me Up’, ‘Going Gets Tough’, ‘Swear It Again’, ‘Father and Son’, ‘Love Me For A Reason’, ‘My Love’ and many, many more Tickets from £34.25
  15. 10cc in Concert

    Halifax

    10cc in Concert

    15th Apr 2021

    7.30pm The legendary 10cc will be at the Victoria Theatre Halifax performing the hits which have singled them out as one of the most inventive a...
    7.30pm The legendary 10cc will be at the Victoria Theatre Halifax performing the hits which have singled them out as one of the most inventive and influential bands in the history of popular music. Marking the 45th anniversary of the release of their mega-hit I’m Not In Love, which landed the band a top 5 single in 10 countries and spawned a No 1 album in the US. Led by co-founder Graham Gouldman, the art-pop band are heralded in equal measure for their ability to craft ingenious songs that also resonated commercially, with eleven top 10 hits, and over 15 million albums sold in the UK alone. The group also have three No 1 singles to their name – Rubber Bullets, Dreadlock Holiday and I’m Not In Love. The line-up features Gouldman (bass, guitar, vocals), Rick Fenn (lead guitar, bass, vocals), Paul Burgess (drums, percussion) – both of whom have been with the band since the mid-’70s - Keith Hayman (keyboards, guitars, bass, vocals) and Paul Canning (vocals, percussion, guitar, keyboards). Tickets from £36.75
  16. The Bootleg Beatles in Concert

    Halifax

    The Bootleg Beatles

    29th Apr 2021

    7.30pm Celebrating 40 years since their debut on the West End stage in ‘Beatlemania’, the world’s Premier Beatles band continues to draw critica...
    7.30pm Celebrating 40 years since their debut on the West End stage in ‘Beatlemania’, the world’s Premier Beatles band continues to draw critical acclaim with their flawless recreation of the greatest songbook of all time. Tracing the Fab Four’s journey through the swinging 60s, every tiny detail is forensically observed from their authentic period costumes and instruments, to their witty stage banter and “inflection perfect” vocals. With a little help from their own orchestral ensemble, and featuring a special set to mark the 50th anniversary of Abbey Road, this show is an absolute must for Beatlemaniacs of all ages. Tickets from £34.25

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