Calderdale Heritage Walks

Calderdale Heritage Walks: Anne Lister’s Halifax – Her Public Face

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The summer programme has fortnightly walks plus extra ones including Bank Holiday Mondays.

Unusually, for this walk pre-booking is essential at £4 with tickets available from Halifax Visitor Centre, The Piece Hall, Halifax HX1 1RE.

The Centre is open 7 days a week 10:30am to 5:30pm. Bookings can be made in person, by phone on 01422 368725.

The walk is on Sunday 21 July, 2:30pm and is a two hour walk to Shibden, to recreate Anne Lister’s estate in 1832.

On 7th May, she returned home from her travels despondent, betrayed by yet one more woman’s marriage plans. Then reacquaintance with neighbouring heiress Ann Walker of Lightcliffe changed her life forever.

Anne Lister deployed all her considerable skills to enthral and seduce this wealthy young woman – all out of sight of Halifax’s prying eyes.

Meet Jill Liddington – details of the meeting place will be given when tickets are booked.

Walking boots/shoes are advised, and bring a packed lunch/snacks.

The walk includes short readings from Nature’s Domain, and ends at 4:30pm with Q&A plus tea and cake.

Bus back to Halifax as this is a linear walk.

The complete Summer Walks Programme as shown below can be downloaded here.

When Panic Seized the Town: Calderdale Heritage Walks

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The summer programme has fortnightly walks plus extra ones including Bank Holiday Mondays.
No pre-booking required, just turn up and pay the Guide – its £3 (all ages).

Almost all starting points are served by public transport. Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed on walks unless indicated by the No Dogs symbol.

The next Heritage Walk is on;

Sunday 2 June, 2:15pm – When Panic Seized the Town.

A major outbreak of smallpox hit Brighouse area in 1892. You will visit the key sights in Clifton to retell the story.

Meet John Brooke at 2:15pm. by the War Memorial in the centre of Clifton HD6 4HP.

Keep an eye on the Facebook page to see any late alterations.

The complete Summer Walks Programme as shown below can be downloaded here.

Transport Links in Sowerby Bridge: Calderdale Heritage Walks

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The summer programme has fortnightly walks plus extra ones including Bank Holiday Mondays.
No pre-booking required, just turn up and pay the Guide – its £3 (all ages).

Almost all starting points are served by public transport. Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed on walks unless indicated by the No Dogs symbol.

The next Heritage Walk is on;

Sunday 7 April, 2:15pm – Transport Links in Sowerby Bridge.

David Cant discusses the impact of the first trans-Pennine turnpike, canal and railway on Sowerby Bridge. Meet David at 2:15pm outside the railway station Jubilee Refreshment Rooms.

Keep an eye on the Facebook page to see any late alterations.

The complete Summer Walks Programme as shown below can be downloaded here.

Calderdale Heritage Walk – ‘Flats for Women’ and More

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The summer programme has fortnightly walks plus extra ones including Bank Holiday Mondays.
No pre-booking required, just turn up and pay the Guide – its £3 (all ages).

Almost all starting points are served by public transport. Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed on walks unless indicated by the No Dogs symbol.

There is still a walk from the Winter Programme with the next on;

Saturday 30 March – Fine Halls for Men, Small Flats for Women.

Stories of gracious houses to the south of the town centre, some now vanished.

Includes a look at the Flats for Women sponsored by local Soroptimists in 1938, the site of Halifax’s first Railway Station, the home of Charles Dickens’ father-in-law, and the tale of Mrs Haigh of Lower Shaw Hill who was buried alive!

A circular walk, lasting just over two hours.

Meet David Glover at 1:30pm outside the former Magistrates’ Court, HX1 2AF facing Harrison Road.

Keep an eye on the Facebook page to see any late alterations.

The complete Summer Walks Programme as shown below can be downloaded here.

Calderdale Heritage Walks Summer Programme 2019

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The summer programme has fortnightly walks plus extra ones including Bank Holiday Mondays.
No pre-booking required, just turn up and pay the Guide – its £3 (all ages).

Almost all starting points are served by public transport. Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed on walks unless indicated by the No Dogs symbol.

There are still a few walks from the Winter Programme with the next on;

Sunday 3 March – The North Side of Elland.

Elland goes back to at least 1086 yet in 1760 much of the land was open land. In the century that followed, the arrival of canal, railway, new roads, industry and more housing changed things radically.
Meet Ian Philp at 1:30pm by St. Mary’s Parish Church, HX5 0BW for the latest Calderdale Heritage Walk.

Keep an eye on the Facebook page to see any late alterations.

The complete Summer Walks Programme as shown below can be downloaded here.

Halifax Hostelries: Calderdale Heritage Walks

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On Sunday 20 January 2019 meet Anne Kirker outside Bull Green House at the top of Bull Green, Halifax HX1 2EB at 1:30pm for the latest Calderdale Heritage Walk.

Halifax hotels and inns have been renowned for centuries for a variety of reasons – good and bad!

Find out more as you look at some of them, and may even call in one or two!

£3 for all ages. For more information, visit: Calderdale Heritage Walks Current Season or email CdaleHeritageWks@aol.com.

Keep an eye on the Facebook page to see any late alterations.

Calderdale Heritage Walks Winter Programme 2018-2019

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The winter programme has fortnightly walks plus an extra one at Christmas. The majority are on Sundays, with 2 Saturdays and 2 on Bank Holidays. All start at 1:30pm.
No pre-booking required, just turn up and pay the Guide – its £3 (all ages)

Almost all starting points are served by public transport. Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed on walks unless indicated by the No Dogs symbol.

Sunday 6 January 2019 Hebden Bridge 1760-1910 

At the start of that period there were around half a dozen buildings but the Industrial Revolution changed all
that. We’ll look at various aspects of the area’s expansion.

Meet David Nortcliffe at 1:30pm by the Tourist Information Centre HX7 8AF (by the marina on the A646) for the latest Calderdale Heritage Walk.

Keep an eye on the Facebook page to see any late alterations.

The complete Winter Walks Programme as shown below can be downloaded here.

 

Calderdale Heritage Walks Winter Programme 2018-2019

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The winter programme has fortnightly walks plus an extra one at Christmas. The majority are on Sundays, with 2 Saturdays and 2 on Bank Holidays. All start at 1:30pm.
No pre-booking required, just turn up and pay the Guide – its £3 (all ages)

Almost all starting points are served by public transport. Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed on walks unless indicated by the No Dogs symbol.

Saturday 3 November 2018 Murder Site to Gibbet

A look at the rich and varied heritage of west central Halifax, including People’s Park, the Workhouse, the Hanson Lane Bomb site, West Hill Park Model Village, and many Crossley connections. Hear about the tragic deaths of Mary Hackett and Emily Pye, view the location of a fatal boiler explosion, and see one of Mackintosh’s early warehouses. Finally – the story of The Gibbet. Duration: just over two hours.
Meet David Glover at Lister Lane Cemetery Gates, Lister Lane HX1 5JL at 1:30pm


The complete Winter Walks Programme as shown below can be downloaded here.

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Lower Raistrick: Calderdale Heritage Walks

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On Sunday 28 October meet Ian Philp at 2:15pm in the car park adjoining the Assembly Rooms, Briggate, Brighouse HD6 1EL for the latest Calderdale Heritage Walk.

The area where Rastrick meets Brighouse. It grew from around 1840 onwards into a complete new community with, not just houses, but its own small mills, places of worship, shops, pubs and the like.

£3 for all ages. For more information, visit: Calderdale Heritage Walks Current Season or email CdaleHeritageWks@aol.com.

Keep an eye on the Facebook page to see any late alterations.

Calderdale Heritage Walk: Elland Centre

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In 1086 Elland featured in Domesday book. It has a fine, old parish church and one of the oldest town centres in Calderdale. See how areas of it have evolved and developed down the centuries.

Meet Ian Philp on Sunday 8 July, 2:15pm by Elland Parish Church noticeboard, HX5 0RU.

To check if a walk has been cancelled please check Facebook

For more information on this and future walks visit www.calderdaleheritagewalks.org.uk/current.html