Walsden: Calderdale Heritage Walks

 

 

The summer programme has fortnightly walks plus extra ones including Bank Holiday Mondays.
No pre-booking required, just turn up and pay the Guide – its £3 (all ages).

Almost all starting points are served by public transport. Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed on walks unless indicated by the No Dogs symbol.

The next Heritage Walk is on;

Monday 27 May, 2:15pm – Walsden.

A walk at one of our westernmost extremities. Looking at the area and local transport systems back to pack horse tracks and toll roads.

Plus the stories of local chapels, mills and a Nobel Prize winner.

Meet Anne Mealia at 2:15pm outside the Walsden train station, OL14 7QQ.

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

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.

Hove Edge: Calderdale Heritage Walks

 

 

The summer programme has fortnightly walks plus extra ones including Bank Holiday Mondays.
No pre-booking required, just turn up and pay the Guide – its £3 (all ages).

Almost all starting points are served by public transport. Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed on walks unless indicated by the No Dogs symbol.

The next Heritage Walk is on;

Sunday 28 April, 2:15pm – Hove Edge.

Now (almost) a Brighouse suburb, but was an isolated hamlet in earlier times.

The special features of the walk include:

  • a former private railway system;
  • stone mines & quarries;
  • WWII sites;
  • a house from the 1500s;
  • and a General buried in Westminster Abbey.

Meet Ian Philp at 2:15pm by the Dusty Miller HD6 2PB, on the A644 in Hove Edge.

Keep an eye on the Facebook page to see any late alterations.

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

Transport Links in Sowerby Bridge: Calderdale Heritage Walks

 

 

The summer programme has fortnightly walks plus extra ones including Bank Holiday Mondays.
No pre-booking required, just turn up and pay the Guide – its £3 (all ages).

Almost all starting points are served by public transport. Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed on walks unless indicated by the No Dogs symbol.

The next Heritage Walk is on;

Sunday 7 April, 2:15pm – Transport Links in Sowerby Bridge.

David Cant discusses the impact of the first trans-Pennine turnpike, canal and railway on Sowerby Bridge. Meet David at 2:15pm outside the railway station Jubilee Refreshment Rooms.

Keep an eye on the Facebook page to see any late alterations.

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

Calderdale Heritage Walk – ‘Flats for Women’ and More

 

The summer programme has fortnightly walks plus extra ones including Bank Holiday Mondays.
No pre-booking required, just turn up and pay the Guide – its £3 (all ages).

Almost all starting points are served by public transport. Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed on walks unless indicated by the No Dogs symbol.

There is still a walk from the Winter Programme with the next on;

Saturday 30 March – Fine Halls for Men, Small Flats for Women.

Stories of gracious houses to the south of the town centre, some now vanished.

Includes a look at the Flats for Women sponsored by local Soroptimists in 1938, the site of Halifax’s first Railway Station, the home of Charles Dickens’ father-in-law, and the tale of Mrs Haigh of Lower Shaw Hill who was buried alive!

A circular walk, lasting just over two hours.

Meet David Glover at 1:30pm outside the former Magistrates’ Court, HX1 2AF facing Harrison Road.

Keep an eye on the Facebook page to see any late alterations.

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

Calderdale Heritage Walks Summer Programme 2019

 

 

The summer programme has fortnightly walks plus extra ones including Bank Holiday Mondays.
No pre-booking required, just turn up and pay the Guide – its £3 (all ages).

Almost all starting points are served by public transport. Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed on walks unless indicated by the No Dogs symbol.

There are still a few walks from the Winter Programme with the next on;

Sunday 3 March – The North Side of Elland.

Elland goes back to at least 1086 yet in 1760 much of the land was open land. In the century that followed, the arrival of canal, railway, new roads, industry and more housing changed things radically.
Meet Ian Philp at 1:30pm by St. Mary’s Parish Church, HX5 0BW for the latest Calderdale Heritage Walk.

Keep an eye on the Facebook page to see any late alterations.

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

Halifax Hostelries: Calderdale Heritage Walks

On Sunday 20 January 2019 meet Anne Kirker outside Bull Green House at the top of Bull Green, Halifax HX1 2EB at 1:30pm for the latest Calderdale Heritage Walk.

Halifax hotels and inns have been renowned for centuries for a variety of reasons – good and bad!

Find out more as you look at some of them, and may even call in one or two!

£3 for all ages. For more information, visit: Calderdale Heritage Walks Current Season or email CdaleHeritageWks@aol.com.

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