Calderdale Industrial Museum

Talks on Harella and Percy Shaw at Calderdale Industrial Museum

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Jean Illingworth will be giving an illustrated talk on Wednesday 6 March, 7:30pm at Calderdale Industrial Museum, Square Road, HX1 1QG about the Harella clothing manufacturer.

In her new book, she has penned her memories of life in the Harella clothing factory and many from Huddersfield form part of it.

Based in Croft Myl in Halifax, Harella was one of the biggest fashion names in the UK during the Swinging Sixties.

Workers from Huddersfield were bussed to the factory each morning by coach to work as machinists, tailors and pressers in the factory.

But for Sowerby author Jean, the factory meant much more, as her new book It’s A Dream It’s Harella provides insight and nostalgia into what she describes her best working days.

 

On Friday 22 March, 3:00pm  Glenda Shaw will be giving a talk on her Great Uncle Percy Shaw who invented Cat’s Eyes.

Shaw was inventive, even at an early age, but his most famous invention was the cat’s eye for lighting the way along roads in the dark. There are several stories about how he came up with the idea. The most famous involves him driving down the difficult road (Queensbury Road, part of the A647 with a very steep drop to one side) from the Old Dolphin public house in Clayton Heights to his home in Halifax, when a cat on a fence along the edge of the road looked at the car, reflected his headlights back to him, allowing him to take corrective action and remain on the road.

For both talks, CIMA members can attend for free, it will be £3 for non-members.

For more information email info@calderdaleindustrial.co.uk.

Calderdale Industrial Museum – Ghost Hunt

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Calderdale Industrial Museum, is holding a ‘Ghost Hunt’ on Saturday 19 January 2019, 8:00pm by Sixth Sense Ghost Hunters at the Museum on Square Road, Halifax HX1 1QG.

For further information please contact Ian on 07491 111281.

How to get there

Situated near to Halifax railway station and the famous Eureka children’s museum, and next door to the newly renovated Piece Hall, the new central Library and Archive, and Square Chapel, Calderdale Industrial Museum is well placed in the centre of Halifax’s growing ‘cultural quarter’.

Access is to the side of the Museum via our newly installed ramp and stairs, internally there are stairs and a lift to all floors.

Disabled Parking is available by prior request

Open every Saturday, 10:00am-4:00pm. Last entry 3:30pm.

Entrance fee: £5 per adult. Concessions £4. Accompanied children enter free.

RAIL – Halifax station is 200 yards walk.

BUS – Halifax bus station has links to all nearby towns and cities. A short walk through the shopping centre and the Piece Hall will take you to Calderdale Industrial Museum, just outside the new East Gate of the Piece Hall.

CAR – The museum address is Square Road, Halifax, HX1 1QG. There is no dedicated parking for the museum but on-street, pay-and-display parking is available close by and there are several pay-and-display car parks near the Minster to the north east.

PHONE – 01422 384721
EMAIL – info@calderdaleindustrial.co.uk

Calderdale Industrial Museum – ‘The Making of Calderdale’

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Calderdale Industrial Museum, is presenting the next in our series of talks on ‘The Making of Calderdale’ on Wednesday 16 January 2019, 7:30pm by Peter Robinson.

Peter will be discussing recent discoveries about Calderdale Industrial Museum’s History and Exhibits at the Museum on Square Road, Halifax HX1 1QG.

How to get there

Situated near to Halifax railway station and the famous Eureka children’s museum, and next door to the newly renovated Piece Hall, the new central Library and Archive, and Square Chapel, Calderdale Industrial Museum is well placed in the centre of Halifax’s growing ‘cultural quarter’.

Access is to the side of the Museum via our newly installed ramp and stairs, internally there are stairs and a lift to all floors.

Disabled Parking is available by prior request

Open every Saturday, 10:00am-4:00pm. Last entry 3:30pm.

Entrance fee: £5 per adult. Concessions £4. Accompanied children enter free.

RAIL – Halifax station is 200 yards walk.

BUS – Halifax bus station has links to all nearby towns and cities. A short walk through the shopping centre and the Piece Hall will take you to Calderdale Industrial Museum, just outside the new East Gate of the Piece Hall.

CAR – The museum address is Square Road, Halifax, HX1 1QG. There is no dedicated parking for the museum but on-street, pay-and-display parking is available close by and there are several pay-and-display carparks near the Minster to the north east.

PHONE – 01422 384721
EMAIL – info@calderdaleindustrial.co.uk

Halifax Steampunk Market Comes to Calderdale Industrial Museum

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Halifax Steampunk Market will be held Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September 2018, 11:00am-5:00pm at Calderdale Industrial Museum, Square Rd, Halifax HX1 1QG.

Outdoor entertainment is to be confirmed but there will be a flying display from one of Amy Jo Lawrance​’s owls from her Flying Squadron on both days at 1:00pm. This will most likely be in grounds of the Piece Hall which is immediately behind the museum.

Recruiting for the Coffee Jousting (that’s right!) commences from 3:00pm for the tournament to take place at 4:00pm on the Saturday only.

Captain Cumberpatch’s Curious Creations will be donating medals for the prizewinners (silver, gold and two bronze) and one also for the Coffee Jousting Beanmaster (the host).

There will be a tombola run to raise money for a named charity which all the traders will be donating to.

A vintage tearoom will be there for the weekend selling lovely homemade cake and cuppas. There will be no hot food vendors outside this time as there’s very little outdoor space plus the museum backs onto the Piece Hall where there are other cafes for normal food plus there is a Burger King just the other side of the museum.

Don’t forget you need to pay admission to the museum itself as you will be able to see all the exhibitions there as well.

Customers will be paying normal admission to the Industrial Museum itself to be able to access the traders as you will be mixed in with the whole building, the displays and the layout.

Admission prices are: £5 per adult. Concessions £4. Accompanied children enter free.

If you are interested in trading please email leedssteampunkmarket@gmail.com.

Calderdale Industrial Museum Celebrates Tour de Yorkshire

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Calderdale Industrial Museum will be open on both Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 May to coincide with the start of the Tour de Yorkshire from the Piece Hall on Sunday 6 May, 12:10pm.

As part of the celebration, the museum will be exhibiting some antique bicycles.

Open 10:00am to 4:00pm (Last entry 3:30pm).

Admission costs £5 Adults/£4 Concessions – Accompanied Children (up to aged 16) and CIMA members go FREE.

For more information visit calderdaleindustrial.co.uk, call 01422 384721 or email info@calderdaleindustrial.co.uk