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 10:30am to 5:30pm. Bookings can be made in person, by phone on 01422 368725.

The walk is on Sunday 17 July, 2:30pm 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.

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