Historic Pubs of Halifax Fundraising Walking Tour August 21st

Join Anne Kirker for a walk around the historic hotels and inns of Halifax and learn of the many reasons for their renown – the good and the bad!

Meeting at 2.00pm at the Old Cock Yard, Halifax HX1 1DS, by the Old Post Office, the route will take us to the Royal Oak, and on the way, we will be looking at the Sportsman, the Union Cross and several others in between!

The tour is accessible to scooters (motorised wheelchairs)

There is no fee to join the tour but as this is a fundraising walk to support our work,
we kindly ask for a donation at the end.

Booking via Eventbrite : Historic Pubs of Halifax Fundraising Walk

Download flyer here

If you would like to join us as a member, please click on this link :
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Heritage Walks by Halifax Civic Trust with David Glover

Please find information on two Calderdale based heritage walks run by Halifax Civic Trust.

Local historian David Glover will be your guide as you walk through areas of Calderdale, learning the history and some not so widely known facts about the past of Halifax.

Both events are free of charge but booking is essential.

The full length of Wakefield Gate or Magna Via
Click above for full walk information and to book onto this walk
When : Sat, 23 July 2022 from 14:00 – 17:00 BST
Meet at : Norcliffe Lane, HX3 8PL

An exhilarating, challenging linear walk from Badger Lane along the eastern medieval route into Halifax, including fine views of the Shibden Valley, panoramic town views from Beacon Hill, and locations of Anne Lister interest. This is part of our Summer Season of Tours.

Rough paths and steep slopes in places – tough footwear recommended.

Click above for full walk information and to book onto this walk

When : Fri, 9 September 2022 from 18:00 – 20:00 BST

This is a Two Hour circular Town Centre walk looking at military connections , royal visits, facts & anecdotes about old buildings and projects which have won accolades. The walk is hosted by David Glover Halifax Civic Trust’s Vice Chair. The Tour is part of our Summer Season of Walks.


Heritage Events with David Glover in June

Local Historian David C. Glover will be delivering Heritage Walks with topics around various aspects of life in Halifax this month. There are two local flavour walks as part of Halifax Flavourfest and a fundraiser for St. Augustine’s Church.

David Glover from the Discover Brackenbed Walk : https://wp.me/p1719b-gKC

A Taste of West HalifaxHalifax Flavourfest Local History Walks

Walk 1 – 16th June at 19:00hrs: https://fb.me/e/1MRFsmqLw

Meet at Halifax Gibbet. Walk past t the site of two local murders and the site of the Hanson Lane Bomb,  the little-known Model Village at West Hill Park, Alms-houses, the birthplace of Speaker Whitley, People’s Park, Francis Street and finishing at the gates of Lister Lane Cemetery.

Free event, please book through Eventbrite

Walk 2 – 19th June : https://fb.me/e/1zlqFvHar

Meet opposite 3 Victoria Road, Halifax, HX1 5PT.
Rediscover vanished facilities and buildings including the Halifax Cattle Market & Fairground, ‘St Helena’ Debtors’ Gaol, St Augustine’s Church, The Workhouse, and the site of the first Halifax Slasher attack of 1938. Concludes with a tour of Lister Lane Cemetery – now a European Cemetery of Significance.

Free event, please book through Eventbrite

These are gentle walks and last about 2 hours. You are invited for a complimentary drink at Cha Cha Chai afterwards. Please wear suitable footwear.

Pellon Lane to Lister Lane via St Augustine’s Church
Fundraiser for St Augustine’s Church

Sunday 26th June at 2:30pm

Start at St Augustine’s School, Hanson Lane, Halifax, HX1 5PG

Tickets £8.00 on the door or from Shelagh Hirst on 07941 460905

A nostalgic slideshow of past photographs presented with a fascinating commentary by David Glover. Refreshments will be provided.

Civic Day – Woolshops Saturday June 18th!

Halifax Civic Trust are inviting you to celebrate Civic Day in Halifax.

Saturday 18th June from 9.30 am – 430pm

Our stall will be located at the walkway outside the Woolshops shopping centre (outside Marks and Spencer in town)


It will be an exciting day with a 2 hour heritage walk around the town and a special showing of films about Halifax and our own film about a part of Halifax you may not

All our events are free; we just ask for a donation to support our work.

Think you know Halifax? We are holding a photo competition with prizes.

Why not come along to our stall and say hello? We look forward to celebrating all that is Halifax!

Civic day is promoted by Civic Voice who want to see a society where every individual can say ‘I am proud of where I live’.

Halifax Civic Trust is keen to promote pride in our Town, its amazing architecture, heritage, the beautiful scenery surrounding it, the diversity of its people, and its history.

We are definitely proud of our Town!

View Civic Day Flyer – 18th June 2022

Calderdale Heritage Walks Winter Programme 2018-2019



The winter programme has fortnightly walks plus an extra one at Christmas. The majority are on Sundays, with 2 Saturdays and 2 on Bank Holidays. All start at 1:30pm.
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.

Saturday 3 November 2018 Murder Site to Gibbet

A look at the rich and varied heritage of west central Halifax, including People’s Park, the Workhouse, the Hanson Lane Bomb site, West Hill Park Model Village, and many Crossley connections. Hear about the tragic deaths of Mary Hackett and Emily Pye, view the location of a fatal boiler explosion, and see one of Mackintosh’s early warehouses. Finally – the story of The Gibbet. Duration: just over two hours.
Meet David Glover at Lister Lane Cemetery Gates, Lister Lane HX1 5JL at 1:30pm

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

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Calderdale Heritage Walks: Suffragettes and Slaves

A linear walk with Jill Liddington on Sunday 1 July to visit the homes of Halifax’s own nest of suffragettes.

A 4 hour walk across Savile Park, along Queens Road to the Mechanics Institute where, in 1911, Emmeline Pankhurst urged women to boycott the census.

The details of times and where to meet will be supplied when you book a place.

Bring a snack lunch and drink. Returning to the start by service bus late afternoon.


It will not be possible to just turn up on the day.

You can book in person, by phone on 01422 368725 or by post to Visitor Centre, Halifax Central Library, HX1 1QG with full payment and a reply paid envelope.

The charge for this walk is £4.50. Cheques payable to ‘Calderdale MBC’.


Calderdale Heritage Walks: Walking with Women’s Suffrage

An afternoon walk with Jill Liddington on Sunday 10 June, 2:15pm-4:15pm in the Hebden Bridge area following the footsteps of Lavena Saltonstall to visit the homes of local suffragettes, the clothing factories where they worked and George Square where Emmeline Pankhurst addressed the crowds.


It will not be possible to just turn up on the day.

You can book in person, by phone on 01422 368725 or by post to Visitor Centre, Halifax Central Library, HX1 1QG with full payment and a reply paid envelope.

The charge for this walk is £4.50. Cheques payable to ‘Calderdale MBC’.

Lavena Saltonstall is Hebden Bridge’s most celebrated suffragette. With Laura Wilson of Halifax, she become a key figure in early community suffragette campaigns. But while Laura emerges as a strong platform speaker, Lavena does not. Instead, she chose another powerful weapon: her pen – and her letters to the Hebden Bridge Times attacking an anti-suffragist carry a wickedly witty punch.

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