Taster Tours of Todmorden Town Hall

Events & Festivals, Historic Sites & Trails, Walking : Todmorden

Taster Tours of Todmorden Town Hall

Starting 2nd Aug 2020 See all Dates for this event

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.
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FREE admission. Meet at 2pm opposite the Town Hall pediment on Halifax Road, OL14 5AQ
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Short Description 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.
Type Events & Festivals, Historic Sites & Trails, Walking
Location Todmorden
Event Date 2 Aug 2020
Event End Date 6 Dec 2020
Event Dates 2nd August 2020, 6th September 2020, 4th October 2020, 1st November 2020, 6th December 2020.
Address Todmorden Town Hall Bridge Street Todmorden West Yorkshire OL15 5AQ
Phone Number 01706 818181
Web Address www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/residents/leisure-and-culture/venues/todmorden-town-hall
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Taster Tours of Todmorden Town Hall

Todmorden Town Hall Bridge Street Todmorden West Yorkshire OL15 5AQ

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