Old Lane Road (Lee Mount) Road ruptured and flooded

We’ve had reports of extensive rupture of Old Lane near Boothtown.

The road has extensively ruptured and flooded, making it unsuitable for driving.

Avoid driving through there if you can.

Footage from 50 Shades of Halifax

Staying Well in Boothtown – Community Open Day

Meet groups, try some taster sessions, and tell us what you want to see more of such as exercise, crafts, coffee mornings, gardening and much more at the Staying Well Boothtown Community Open Day.

Thursday 30 March 2017 – 10am to 2pm
At Boothtown Methodist Church, Boothtown Road, HX3 6EU

Call Andrew Mitchell on 01422 356365 for further details or just turn up on the day


Wild West Exhibition and talks at Bankfield Museum

Venue: Bankfield Museum, Akroyd Park, Boothtown Rd, Halifax, HX3 6HG

Native American and Western artefacts will be on display from Calderdale Museums, Leeds City Museums and various private collections, alongside souvenirs from the world famous ‘Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show’, which visited Halifax on the 8th October 1903.

January 2017 sees the 100th anniversary of Buffalo Bill’s death. Born William F. Cody, the legendary ‘Buffalo Bill’ almost single-handedly created the image of the ‘Wild West’, which endures to this day- with cowboys and Indians, covered wagons and stagecoaches.

Wild West Talks – FREE Admission

Moccasin Making – £40 per person including materials, tools and refreshments.
Learn how to make a pair of leather moccasins.  To register interest or for more information please email john.spencer@calderdale.gov.uk

First World War Memorabilia Day – FREE Admission

Halifax Great War Heritage Society will be hosting a First World War Memorabilia Day at Bankfield Museum for 2016.

Saturday 12 November – 10am to 3pm
At Bankfield Museum, Akroyd Park, Boothtown Rd, HX3 6HG

Meet members of the Society who can help assess any photographs, diaries, postcards, trench art, uniform items, medals, souvenirs or other artifacts relating to your ancestor’s military or civilian service during the First World War.

They will be able to research further details for you or show you where you can find out more, and will record them as part of Calderdale’s First World War Effort.

History Wardrobe at Bankfield Museum – Gothic for Girls

HisGothic for Girls by History Wardrobetory Wardrobe presents – Gothic for Girls. All the dark drama of black in fashion, and the best of British supernatural stories.

Saturday 29 October 2016 – 1.30pm
At Bankfield Museum, Boothtown Rd, HX3 6HG

With shiveringly beautiful costumes and readings from Jane Austen, the Brontës, Mary Shelley, Mrs Radcliffe… coming right up to date with The Woman in Black.

Costs just £10 per person which includes refreshments… Book online now

FREE Event – Great War Family History Day at Bankfield Museum

The Halifax Great War Heritage Society will be hosting a Family History Day and will be in the For King and Country gallery at Bankfield Museum to meet visitors who would like to find out about their ancestors’ involvement in the Great War.

Saturday 10 September 2016 – From 10.15am to 3pm
At Bankfield Museum, Akroyd Park, Boothtown Rd, Halifax, HX3 6HG

Admission to this event is FREE – For more events at Calderdale Museums visit museums.calderdale.gov.uk

Exhibit your work at the Calderdale Open Art Exhibition

calderdale_open_logoProfessional and amateur artists are invited to exhibit 2D work in any medium for the 2015 Calderdale Open Art Exhibition.

Saturday 10 October to Wednesday 21 November
At Bankfield Museum, Boothtown Road, Halifax, HX3 6HG

There is an entry fee of £20 or £15 concessions for up to three artworks and work should be delivered to Bankfield Museum by Saturday 3 October 2015 between 10am and 3.30pm – closed Sunday and Monday

Download an entry form to get involved and view the entry conditions here.