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.

PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL

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.

PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL

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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Calderdale Heritage Walks: Cricket, Chapels, Clubhouses & More

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.
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.

Sunday 14 January 2018 – Cricket, Chapels, Clubhouses & More

Old Town is an ancient settlement with written records going back to Domesday. It has retained an interesting range of buildings from 1600’s through to the 20th century.

Meet Jo Bird at 2pm by the entrance to the Cricket Club on Mill Lane, Old Town, HX7 8ST.

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

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Calderdale Heritage Walks: Dark Halifax

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.
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.

Tuesday 26 December – Dark Halifax 

 

Certain areas in central Halifax have experienced objects such as severed heads, ghosts, creaking gibbets, strange burials and other peculiarities – like the guilty pig . Find out more!

Meet John Billingsley at 2.15pm by the West Gate (i.e. top gate) of Halifax Piece Hall.

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

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Calderdale Heritage Walks: Halifax Markets

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.
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 walk is on Saturday 16 December – Halifax Markets.

Note this walk is on a Saturday.

There have been more markets in Halifax than you might suspect and we include several of them (or their sites) past and present. A major feature is the fine Borough Market – we’ll look inside, outside, and around it (plus a little ‘behind the scenes’). No dogs.

2-3 hour guided walk exploring the heritage of this rather special area with our experienced guides.

Meet David Nortcliffe at 2pm by the Piece Hall’s North Gate (Woolshops side).

The normal charge is £3 for all ages unless shown otherwise. For virtually all our walks there’s no need to book, just turn up and pay on the day.

For enquiries, please email CdaleHeritageWks@aol.com

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

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Calderdale Heritage Walks: Almhouses to Mansions

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.
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.

Sunday 3 December – Almhouses to Mansions 

Looking at some 18th/19th century private estates. Many now have new and quite different roles.

2-3 hour guided walk exploring the heritage of this rather special area with our experienced guides.

Meet Iain Cameron at 2pm by the central gate to Crossley Almshouses, Arden Road, Halifax (just off A58).


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

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