Illustrated talks at Calderdale Industrial Museum

The wire industry in Calderdale (from cradle to the grave) and Great uncle Percy – Inventor of the cat’s eye are just two of the illustrated talks taking place at Calderdale Industrial Museum over the coming weeks.

Paul Thompson will be giving a talk on the wire industry in Calderdale (from cradle to the grave) –  Wednesday 15th May 2019 at 7.30pm

Glenda Shaw is back by popular demand to give a talk on The man, the business, the legend! Great uncle Percy – Inventor of  Cats eyes – Wednesday 3rd July 2019 at 7.30pm.

CIMA members can go along for FREE and the cost for non members is just £3.

For further information visit www.calderdaleindustrial.co.uk or email info@calderdaleindustrial.co.uk 

Illustrated talks at Calderdale Industrial Museum

The wire industry in Calderdale (from cradle to the grave) and Great uncle Percy – Inventor of the cat’s eye are just two of the illustrated talks taking place at Calderdale Industrial Museum over the coming weeks.

Paul Thompson will be giving a talk on the wire industry in Calderdale (from cradle to the grave) –  Wednesday 15th May 2019 at 7.30pm

Glenda Shaw is back by popular demand to give a talk on The man, the business, the legend! Great uncle Percy – Inventor of  Cats eyes – Wednesday 3rd July 2019 at 7.30pm.

CIMA members can go along for FREE and the cost for non members is just £3.

For further information visit www.calderdaleindustrial.co.uk or email info@calderdaleindustrial.co.uk 

Special Opening of Calderdale Industrial Museum for Tour de Yorkshire

The Calderdale Industrial Museum, Square Road, HX1 1QG will be opening specially on Sunday 5 May, 10:00am-4:00pm.

Stage 4 of the Tour de Yorkshire will depart from the Piece Hall, and as well as the cycling there is plenty to enjoy on the day.

Take your chance on the day to visit the incredible Calderdale Industrial Museum.

Weave a Scarf in a Day Workshop

On Thursday 4 April, 10:00am-4:30pm at Calderdale Industrial Museum, Square Road, Halifax HX1 1QG you can create an original scarf at this beginners workshop.

Weaving on Ashford looms and tutored by Central Saint Martins trained weaver Anne Crowther, the day long workshop costs just £55 including the yarn.

For further information and to book call 07964 416699.

Talk on Percy Shaw at Calderdale Industrial Museum

On Friday 22 March, 3:00pm  Glenda Shaw will be giving a talk on her Great Uncle Percy Shaw who invented Cat’s Eyes.

Shaw was inventive, even at an early age, but his most famous invention was the cat’s eye for lighting the way along roads in the dark. There are several stories about how he came up with the idea. The most famous involves him driving down the difficult road (Queensbury Road, part of the A647 with a very steep drop to one side) from the Old Dolphin public house in Clayton Heights to his home in Halifax, when a cat on a fence along the edge of the road looked at the car, reflected his headlights back to him, allowing him to take corrective action and remain on the road.

CIMA members can attend for free, it will be £3 for non-members.

For more information email info@calderdaleindustrial.co.uk.

The Writing Room for Over 50s

The Writing Room is a friendly and diverse over 50s group running since 2012, held every Thursday night 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Calderdale Industrial MuseumSquare Road, HX1 1QG (next to the new library).

Every session is self-contained and supported by email for home study. Fees are £42 per 6 week block.

For further information email winstonplowes@googlemail.com.

Change of Speaker at Calderdale Industrial Museum Event

Unfortunately Jean Illingworth will be unable to give the illustrated talk on Wednesday 6 March, 7:30pm at Calderdale Industrial Museum, Square Road, HX1 1QG about the Harella clothing manufacturer. It is planned that this will be re-scheduled for later in the year.

However, CIMA are pleased to  say that Ruth Beazley has stepped in at short notice and will be giving her popular illustrated talk on ‘Triangle Mill Sisters’ about how the history of Wm. Morris’ mill at Triangle. This influenced the growth and decline of the village through 150 years, and the mill girls who lived there.  The talk starts at 7:30pm, with tea & coffee available from 7:00pm.

On Friday 22 March, 3:00pm  Glenda Shaw will be giving a talk on her Great Uncle Percy Shaw who invented Cat’s Eyes.

Shaw was inventive, even at an early age, but his most famous invention was the cat’s eye for lighting the way along roads in the dark. There are several stories about how he came up with the idea. The most famous involves him driving down the difficult road (Queensbury Road, part of the A647 with a very steep drop to one side) from the Old Dolphin public house in Clayton Heights to his home in Halifax, when a cat on a fence along the edge of the road looked at the car, reflected his headlights back to him, allowing him to take corrective action and remain on the road.

For both talks, CIMA members can attend for free, it will be £3 for non-members.

For more information email info@calderdaleindustrial.co.uk.