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


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 10:30 to 5:30. Bookings can be made in person, by phone.

The walk is on Sunday 19 May, 11:30am and is around two hours, recreating the town that Anne Lister knew so well in 1832.

She used Halifax for certain key functions: business transactions with her lawyer, shopping and catching up on political news, plus visits to the homes of the few families she saw as social equals.

The walk includes short readings from Nature’s Domain and ends at 4:30 with questions and answers plus tea and biscuits.

Timing and meeting point details are issued with the tickets.

The Guide is Jill Liddington.

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

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