Remembrance Sunday events are commencing again this year. There will be full parade through Halifax, followed by a memorial service at the Cenotaph near Halifax Minster.
The parade starts at Halifax Town Hall from 10am on Sunday 14 November. The parade will march via Princess Street, Southgate, Horton Street, Square Road and King Street, before assembling at the Cenotaph near Halifax Minster at around 10.40am.
The Cenotaph service will start at 10.45am, including a two-minute silence at 11am. A further service of Remembrance will then take place inside the Minster.
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.
On Saturday 7 March 2015 at 1pm and 1.30pm, the sacrifices made by Indian soldiers during the First World War will be remembered in a special dance at Bankfield Museum.
Shantha Rao, artistic director /storyteller and dancer from Annapurna Indian Dance will use traditional Indian dance to pay homage to Indian soldiers.
Don’t miss this FREE event which is part of the Calderdale Museums First World War centenary at Bankfield Museum.
Visit the Orangebox on Sunday 8 March 2015 from 2pm to 4pm and celebrate International Women’s Day with the Annapurna Indian Dance company as they launch their forthcoming project ‘The Unknown Becomes Known’ which commemorates the centenary of India’s service in the First World War.
This vibrant community afternoon is open to all to enjoy and participate in activities they plan to offer.
For more information please contact Shantha Rao on 07737 759783.
On Saturday 23 August at Bankfield Museum, Halifax, 1.30pm to 4pm
Presentations looking at Women in the Great War through their fashion and clothing and a closer look at some of Bankfield Museum’s costume collection.
£16 per person, includes refreshments.
Book online at http://museums.calderdale.gov.uk/king-and-country or by phone 01422 352334
New exhibition commemorating the region’s wartime contribution and experiences, opens on Saturday 2 August at Bankfield Museum.
Over 200 objects, 200 images and archives and 65 local stories form this new exhibition exploring experiences during the First World War. From soldiers, sailors and nurses to those at home working in munitions, hospitals and fundraising.
The exhibition is in the newly redeveloped Top Floor gallery. Please get in touch to discuss any access requirements.
10 am – 4 pm
Bankfield Museum, Boothtown Road, Halifax, HX3 6HG , Tel: 01422 352334
On Saturday 12 July, Brighouse Library is hosting a poetry and creative writing workshop with one of the North’s foremost poets and writers, James Nash.
This workshop is part of ‘Brighouse and the First World War’ – a creative remembrance project which is being hosted at Brighouse Library, focusing on the lives of those who lived, fought and died in the War.
This workshop will focus on First World War poetry, and along with events later in the year, will contribute to an exhibition showing how people today remembered the war.
This is a FREE event but places are limited. To book a place or for more information, call 01422 288060 or call in to Brighouse Library.