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  1. Women Travellers at Bankfield Museum

    Halifax

    Women Travellers

    Starting 24th Nov 2018
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    Focusing on the lives of four extraordinary women; Anne Lister, Edith Durham, Liz Humphries and Gertrude Bell. This exhibition will tell the sto...
    Focusing on the lives of four extraordinary women; Anne Lister, Edith Durham, Liz Humphries and Gertrude Bell. This exhibition will tell the story of the journeys they took, the objects they collected and the many people they met along the way. Objects displayed will include some of the outfits they wore to travel in, notebooks, photographs and the many fascinating items they brought back. Come and discover stories of happiness, loss and amazing achievements! FREE admission.
  2. Once Upon a Time

    Halifax

    Once Upon a Time

    Starting 2nd Feb 2019
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    A new exhibition of children’s books and favourite characters for little children and grown-up children. FREE admission.
    A new exhibition of children’s books and favourite characters for little children and grown-up children. FREE admission.
  3. The Fashion Gallery

    Halifax

    The Fashion Gallery

    Starting 4th May 2019
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    Showcasing Calderdale Museums’ fashion and textile collections from ancient Egypt to modern day. Calderdale Museums has one of the best but litt...
    Showcasing Calderdale Museums’ fashion and textile collections from ancient Egypt to modern day. Calderdale Museums has one of the best but little known textile collections in the country. There are 17,000 objects, collected from all over the world. The collection began when the museum first opened in 1887. It represents the influence of world textiles on local production as well as how local textiles have been exported around and influenced the world. The collection includes significant objects from Ancient Egypt, The Balkans, China, Japan and the Indian Subcontinent. A range of English embroidery, samplers, costume, court dress, military uniforms, pattern books from West Yorkshire manufacturers and the design archive of Crossley’s Carpets. It represents not just textiles but textile production from spindles to spinning wheels, cards, combs and looms. The new fashion gallery will tell both the story of the production and manufacture of textiles in the local area and how those textiles were then used. Opening 4th May 2019 this new gallery will replace the 'For King and Country' exhibition on the top floor at Bankfield. 2019 will also see a range of related talks, tours and events. FREE admission.
  4. Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture

    Halifax

    Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture: The Agricultural Hiring Fairs of Northern England

    7th May 2019

    The Highlight of the Rural Year: The Agricultural Hiring Fairs of Northern England, 1890-1925 Dr Stephen Caunce, member. This talk deals with...
    The Highlight of the Rural Year: The Agricultural Hiring Fairs of Northern England, 1890-1925 Dr Stephen Caunce, member. This talk deals with a largely forgotten traditional event which was eagerly anticipated every year in many towns across most of the north. It is based entirely on original research and is put over largely in the words of participants and observers of the time. Hiring fairs had a highly practical basic purpose in linking employers with workers, male and female, who were seeking jobs, but as the title suggests, much more went on besides 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.
  5. Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture

    Halifax

    Halifax Antiquarian Society Lecture: Small Town Saturday Night

    21st May 2019

    Small Town Saturday Night Trevor Simpson, author and broadcaster The untold story of how Halifax was remarkably at the cutting edge of popula...
    Small Town Saturday Night Trevor Simpson, author and broadcaster The untold story of how Halifax was remarkably at the cutting edge of popular music from the end of World War two until the world changing decade of the sixties. 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.
  6. Norland Scarecrow Festival

    Sowerby Bridge

    Norland Scarecrow Festival 2019

    Starting 30th Aug 2019
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    Friday 30th August - Monday 2nd September 2019 The Norland Scarecrow Festival has been held every year since 2000 and raises money for the vill...
    Friday 30th August - Monday 2nd September 2019 The Norland Scarecrow Festival has been held every year since 2000 and raises money for the village and local charities. Local home and business owners create scarecrows to match a different theme each year, creating a trail of around 80 scarecrows! The festival is the first full weekend in September, just before the kids go back to school. The perfect end to the school holidays. The marquee on the Council field will be open from 9am to 7pm (circumstances permitting).
  7. 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.

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