Looking good whilst supporting Illingworth Gaol!

Illingworth GaolLook fabulous whilst shopping AND support a great local cause!

The Illingworth Gaol and Stocks Preservation Group are a local community group with a vision to restore the Gaol and Stocks to its former glory and eventually use the building for educational and community purposes.

They want to ensure that our local history is preserved for future generations to enjoy.

Bags are £6.50

If you would like to purchase one please email illingworthjail@outlook.com

Illingworth Ward Forum feedback – December 2014

Click here for an update from the December Ward Forum and joint Neighbourhood Watch meeting in Illingworth.  Including;

  • Staying Well: a new project in North Halifax to tackle loneliness
  • Latest news from Illingworth Gaol
  • £5k Ward Forum Budget – apply now!
  • Police update from PC Dave Illingworth
  • and more…

Get involved and Have Your Say! Come along to the next meeting at Illingworth Cricket Club, The Ainley’s, Alloe Field View, HX2 9ER on Thursday 19 March, 6pm for refreshments, 6.30pm meeting start.

Email us at team@halifaxnorthandeast.com if you would like to discuss an issue at the meeting in March.

Have Your Say! Illingworth Ward Forum – 4 December 2014

December Poster-Illingworth VMThe Illingworth Ward Forum is a chance to talk to Councillors and local services about issues that matter in your area.

The meetings includes the Neighbourhood Watch group and a police update.

Come along on Thursday 4 December to Illingworth Fire Station Community Room, HX2 9LL

5.30pm refreshments and signing in. Meeting starts at 6pm.

Up for discussion:


Illingworth Gaol and Stocks – Public Meeting

GaolThe Trustees of the Illingworth Gaol and Stocks invite you to attend their next Public Meeting on Monday 24 November in the School Hall of Whitehill Community Academy starting at 7pm.

Attendees can gain entry to the School through the bottom entrance on Occupation Lane and if you are driving you can park in the Mozley Drive car park just below the school entrance.

The Architect employed by the Trust has prepared plans which will be on view at the meeting and there will be chance for you to purchase some unique Gaol memorabilia including Christmas Cards painted by local artist, Steve Ellis, as well as coasters, fridge magnets and key rings.

The Trustees feel that the project to save the Illingworth Gaol is now at a very critical and important stage and urgently need the support of everyone so please show your support and make every effort to attend the meeting.

If you require further information, please email illingworthjail@outlook.com or find the Illingworth Gaol & Stocks Preservation Group on Facebook.

You can find out more about the preservation of Illingworth Gaol by visiting the Gaol website here.

Illingworth Gaol & Stocks Open Days

The Illingworth Gaol building will be open to the public on Saturday 13 September and Sunday 14 September, from 12pm to 4pm.

logo of gaolVisitors can see the double (two seater) stocks dated 1697 and the interior of the 1823 Illingworth Gaol. Hear some true stories of crimes committed and the prisoners held in the Gaol and feel what it would have been like to have been imprisoned here.

There’ll also be information on how the Trust plans to restore the Gaol together with the adjacent early Co-operative store (1863)

A variety of items will be on sale, including pictures, key rings, fridge magnets, coasters and Christmas Cards, designed by a local artist.

See more at: www.heritageopendays.org.uk

The Trustees of Illingworth Gaol and Stocks Preservation group would like to thank everyone who helped last Saturday at their stall at the Challenger’s Fun Day. Overall they raised a total profit of £262.63.