Halifax’s very own local historian David Glover will be hosting a series of Illustrated Historical and Heritage Talks and what a more appropriate venue than the Square Chapel of the Arts to host these.
These talks will be running throughout the year and they are a fantastic opportunity to learn a variety of little known facts that have shaped the borough. See Halifax as it was and get a flavour of what life was like.
Tickets are £6.00 per person.
You can purchase via Quaytickets or book Online via the Square chapel website or by calling 0343 208 6016
List of talks:
Next up: Wednesday 27 April at 2.15pm
The Halifax slasher – panic and vigilantism on the street in 1938.
For aficionados of true crime, find out how in the brink of the 2nd World War, Halifax entered an unprecedented and scary lockdown during the last week of November 1938. As war clouds gathered over Europe, a mysterious attacker had been cutting the clothes of local people (mainly women) in the dark, sometimes causing wounds. Dubbed ‘The Halifax Slasher’, his description varied, and the story was publicised by Press across the UK. Paranoia and resulting vigilantism in the district were astonishing, and it took a team from Scotland Yard to identify what was happening and prosecutions followed.
May 25th : Old Halifax Photos – 10 – New Selection!
August 31st : Halifax in the 1970s
September 28th : Father to Gentleman Jack : The life of Captain Jeremy Lister
October 26th : The life story of Halifax Parish Church – Now Minster
November 30th : Fine Halifax Houses for Men, Small Flats for Women – and Almshouses
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